Yes, you read that right. It was just me and my mom. You see, ever since my father passed away 6 years ago, my mom became both a mother and a father to me, so it’s only right to celebrate her on this day as well, right? 🙂
We arrived a bit past the check-in time.
As expected, there were a number of families checking in, too, but with 4 Front Desk Associates on duty, everyone was attended to within a reasonable waiting time.
After filling out the form, I was handed the keycard, WiFi password, and 2 welcome drink vouchers.
I was giddy we got assigned a Tower Deluxe room at the newly-opened Tower Wing. 🙂
Guests need to use their designated keycard to use the elevator. Believe me, I tried pressing our floor number, and the system said something to the effect of ‘restricted access’.
We were given a corner room which looked out to the Main Wing and Laguna de Bay.
I must admit, the corporate buildings in the vicinity were a bit of an eyesore. Some people might be wondering why build a 5-star hotel in an IT park? Thing is, The Bellevue Manila was built more than a decade ago way before the BPO boom. It is one of the pioneers in the hospitality industry in the south. And while the term ‘pioneer’ may be associated with being old, that is definitely not the case with The Bellevue. They just keep on improving the property.
Buffet breakfast is served at Cafe d’ Asie located at the second floor of the Main Wing.
We arrived at 8:00 am, and the place was packed! We had to wait for a table, but at least they had an orderly queue, and we got a table in less than 10 minutes.
Aside from our very comfortable and well-appointed room, the good food, and classy facilities, it’s also worth nothing that everyone was very courteous and helpful. From the maintenance, security officers, front desk staff to the senior officers – they would greet each and every guest they see, and assist them in any way they can. We truly felt welcome and at home at The Bellevue Manila. Thank you for having us! My mom and I had a wonderful staycation.