We had our staycation last Mother’s Day at this hotel where my husband secretly booked one room for us, you know my husband is full of surprises. We arrived at Alabang 30 minutes before 3pm, nalate kami since we’re from Makati Med for the kids’ monthly check up. Our checking-in is a breeze except for one problem; the lobby is crowded because there are lots of people checking in/out, I believe because its Mother’s Day and most of the families chose to spend the special day at the hotels.
Azumi Boutique Hotel is situated in the heart of Alabang which is within a short walk of Alabang Town Center and close to Asian Hospital and Medical Center. The hotel provides elegant sofas, array of books, travel photos, cozy furnishing and other travel reminders that makes the hotel lobby a picturesque welcome for the guests. At the lobby, you can visit and eat at the iconic Romulos Café and have some pampering session at the chic salon which is the Nail Spa.
The downside of this hotel is that they only got two elevators for the whole 17 floors that can only accommodate at least 10 pax so sometimes people need to lineup and wait for so long before it reaches you. I hope the management will expand the space for another elevator, or they can make it much bigger which can accommodate at least 12-15 pax.
Now let’s go to the room. According to their staff, Azumi Hotel has 186 rooms that are characterized by the use of earth tones with a distinct pop of orange, wood laminate floors and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Upon entering the room, the first this I notice is the wall mirrors which I found unique. The room is clean, well-maintained and smells so good. It has a soft Queen-Sized bed with fluffy pillows and comforter. Most of the time, my kids will lie down but sometimes they will just jump and roll over in bed. The room has a sofa where my husband slept; it is also equipped with air-conditioning unit, cable LCD television, telephone unit, huge cabinet with security deposit box, working desk, kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker, sink and complete set of utensils such as plates and glass. They also provide complimentary Wi-Fi access for the guests.
At the roof deck you will see the infinity pool, restaurant, meeting and function room. The view from the rooftop is very relaxing. We were able to enjoy a dip in the infinity pool while looking at the Alabang Skyline. However, I’m not sure why the pool is a bit salty. I don’t know if the water is from the sea or they just put some salt instead of chlorine. Well, I think I need to find it out. The temperature of the pool’s water is well controlled, that’s why my kids love to swim all day. Towels are available upon request; they also serve refreshments and snacks at the small café beside the pool area.
The use of this 360 °virtual tour of Azumi Boutique Hotel, Alabang, Muntinlupa City is authorized by Traveloka.Overall, Azumi hotel was a great experience, facilities are good, the staffs are nice and accommodating, the food at Romulo Café is good (I was expecting they offer wide arrays of food, but unfortunately they only serve at least 4-5 kinds of breakfast) but still we enjoyed our staycation here since we get value with what we paid for. Looking forward for more staycation with the family. :)