With two international trips cancelled earlier this year, endless medical expenses and tons of work, I grab every opportunity I can to get away from the mundane.
Alabang’s newest cool and hip concept hotel
Azumi Boutique Hotel seem to fit the bill. It is strategically located in Madrigal Business Park and just a stone’s throw away from Molito and Alabang Town Center.
Its distinct gunmetal gray with pops of orange exterior will surely catch anyone’s attention.
Someday, when I have a place of my own, I want a wall just like this. I’ll fill it with travel mementos.
Upon check-in, we were requested for a Php1,000.00 incidental deposit and were asked to sign a waiver for the balcony and rooftop pool. We were then handed the electronic keycard to our room together with the breakfast vouchers and WiFi log-in details.
For guests’ security, the electronic keycard is also required to access the lift.
The room was small, but the layout and use of mirrors created the illusion of more space. It was actually perfect for us because we still had enough space to move around.
We love the bed and fluffy pillows!
A huge part of the wall uses ECOCARAT tiles which is said to absorb humidity, odor and harmful substances.
The bathroom is simple, but chic and modern.
They also use natural and organic bath & body products from Leyende which are proudly Philippine-made.
The glass door is actually dual-purpose: as a bathroom door when using the loo and a shower door when using, well, the shower to prevent water from spilling on the bathroom floor. However, when using it as the latter, the cold air from the room tends to get inside the shower because the other half of the glass panel is not from floor to ceiling. (see picture above)
We were also concerned about the use of transparent glass. Unless you’re by yourself or staying with your significant other, I don’t think you’d appreciate being seen in your birthday suit. :p A bidet would also be nice.
I brought this up with HII, the group that manages the property, and I was informed that they are already addressing these by placing frosted glass in the corner rooms and looking into putting roller blinds/shades for the rest of the other room types. They have also started installing bidets starting with the Deluxe Rooms.
Simple Filipino breakfast of tocino, scrambled eggs, dilis and garlic rice
Azumi’s rooftop infinity lap pool
Other hotel facilities include a nail spa, which is just adjacent to the lobby; a function room and infinity lap pool – both located at the roof deck.
*Standard Room with breakfast (limited offer)
**DISCLAIMER: We were provided with a complimentary overnight stay at a Standard Room, but all opinions are my own.**