This is long overdue as this was happened last January pa, exactly on my 34th birthday. Ako na ang masipag na blogger. Haha. Anyway, I will make short kwento why my husband decided to purchase tickets at The Dessert Museum located at S.Maison Mall inside the Conrad Hotel Manila. I was sick right after the Christmas day until the week of my birthday. My husband accompanied me at the Emergency Room in Makati Med on the 1st day of the year, Yes! Unang araw palang ng 2019 nasa hospital na ko agad. But still I’m thankful because the doctor advised me to take antibiotics and take some rest. No need for admission! Woohoo…

Since we were not able to enjoy the long vacation and the kids got bored, the husband decided to purchase tickets online at The Dessert Museum, well it was cheaper than the walk-in rate. And because it was my birthday that day, I availed the free entrance they offer, we just have to pay one adult ticket to claim it.  For the price of Php 699/each, the tour-goers get two-hour curated tour of the museum with up to 6 free desserts from Artisan Chocolates to Cake Pops.

We were there earlier than our scheduled so it gives us more time to take photos. As soon as my daughters saw the entrance, they were thrilled because of the colorful walls, which makes their heart happy. Well, majority of the color is pink which is one of their favorite colors. It is a 2-hour tour to check the 8 mouthwatering rooms of sugar-filled happiness, we were given electronic wrist band which they need to scan whenever you go from one room to another. Please be mindful of your wrist band especially with young children as they will charge you when you lose it.

The tour is done by batches to avoid overcrowding. Each themed room featuring a particular dessert and before you claim you free desserts, you need scan your wristband first. The desserts are good and varied however if you got thirsty, they didn’t give free bottle of water, instead you need to buy it for Php 50 each. Booo!!!!

Anyway, let me tour you around the Dessert Museum with 8 themed room namely Donuts, Marshmallows, Candy Canes, Ice Cream, Bubble Gum, Gummy Bears, Cotton Candy and Cakes. They have staff there to take professional pictures of you and will charge you at the end of the tour. This is optional, its up to you if you will claim it or not. They were also happy to take pictures using your own phones/camera.

1.       Donuts Room

This is the first room that welcome you once you enter the place. You can feel the surge of sugar rush as you slide down at the donut room. My kids go crazy in the first few minutes upon entering this room, so what do you expect them to feel when we reach the next room? Double happiness especially they claimed their free dessert. 

 2.       Marshmallow Room

There’s nothing special about this room, we just indulge in pure fluffiness as we walk through a thousand marshmallow hanging from the ceiling. It’s raining with marshmallows here! Every corner is Instagrammable. We received marshmallow with chocolate dip from their own chocolate fondue fountain. You can choose either chocolate or strawberry. Sugar rush isn’t it. 

3.       Candy Canes

Pink for naughty and blue for nice. It’s your choice! 

This is my most favorite room among the 8 themed rooms as it had a handful of interactive where you can enjoy playing the Jump Rope, See Saw and Swing! These are the things that my kids love here. But for me, I’m so in-love with the shelves full of colorful balls and another corner full of hearts. Ang cute!!! Lakas maka Instagram! Time is not enough so you need to take photos fast! Thanks to the staff who willing to take photos of my little family. 

Mr. and Mrs. Villareal

4.       Ice Cream Room

This is the most favorite room of my kids, as they received one cup of ice cream! They also enjoyed the huge ball pit, the bath tub with candies and the ice cream cone that holds the hot air balloon, it feels like you are in the Disney movie “UP”. 

Mr. and Mrs. Villareal

Happy Birthday to me!

5.       Bubble Gum Room

This room is so boring for me. There is no special thing in this room as you only enter a larger-than-life gumball machine and laze amongst the white balloons. Well, at least my kids enjoyed it.  

6.       Gummy Bears Room

Another not so favorite room for me, you will see huge yet definitely cute gummy bears statue. You can also see hanging gifts, scattered and hanging colorful balloons. This room is really Instagram worthy. 

7.       Cotton Candy Room

This room is also my kids favorite spot as they enjoy the beauty of spun sugar clouds or what we called – Cotton Candy! We also enjoy the free dessert before we proceed to the last and final room. Alam nyo na kung anong dessert? Hehe.

It’s a bit dim-witted than usual so you need some extra lights to capture perfect photos. My husband use my mobile phone flash light here.

8.       Cake Pop Room

We love this room as we are so happy swinging around with glee on gigantic cake pops, it’s like “wrecking ball” shot. You can also play mini basketball here like my daughters did.

Overall, The Dessert Museum is really good for selfie addict individuals who would enjoy the Instagram worthy backgrounds. My kids love the place and appreciate it especially the free sweet treats given every room. Age doesn’t stop anyone to enjoy this place, but please do not expect much as there's nothing to do inside but to take pictures. Just simple tips if you’re planning to visit this place, go on weekdays (the earlier, the better) so less people on the tour and more time to take photos without any photobomber (Haha), wear comfortable clothes and most important, make sure that your camera or phone are fully charge. 


The Dessert Museum
Unit 124, 126, 127a, S Maison Mall at Conrad Hotel Manila, 
Coral Way, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Phone: (02) 838-7927, 0917-300-5966, 0999-224-5687

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Our little family love staycation. My kids are so excited whenever we tell them that we are going to have staycation! Madalas maaga silang natutulog para mabilis na daw mag umaga. Haha. This is our simple way to make my kids happy. As parents, we know kung anong magpapasaya sa mga anak namin. 😊

One of my officemates offered me overnight stay voucher to Marco Polo Ortigas, well he knows that we love staycation kaya sa akin nya inoffer yun. Hihi. I got the voucher for only Php 3,500 with free buffet breakfast for two, a steal price for a 5-star hotel! My plan is to use it for Rhian’s birthday since it falls exactly on a weekend so as early as 1st week of December, I called the reservation office to reserve our prefer dates.

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is centrally located in Ortigas Commercial Business District between Quezon City, Mandaluyong and Pasig. For the 2nd time it was awarded by Forbes Travel Guide for 2018 as Five-Star Award. According to their friendly receptionist, this hotel has 316 luxurious guestrooms including upscale suites and Continental club floors offering the best views of the bustling Ortigas skyline and panoramic valley and mountain views. 

We arrived at Marco Polo Hotel past 2 in the afternoon, as we reached the hotel one staff told us that there are no available parking slots and they offer valet parking instead (we need to pay Php 100 for the service). We were directed in the 24th floor where the lobby can be found. There are lot of people checking in when we arrived so I ask my husband to wait for me at the lounge area while waiting for room, I don’t worry about their comfortability as there have plenty of seating available and a bar in the lobby if you prefer to lounge there longer. 

Reception area
Upon check-in, we were given our room key card for access in the elevator going to our room. (As an added security for their guests, you can only access your assigned floor, the common areas and amenities located at 22nd). Our room is located at the 41st floor, upon entering our room the first thing we saw were two sets of closets next to the marble topped luggage rack which was right across the bathroom. My kids are so excited to try the bed so they jumped in as soon as they saw it. 

The room is simple yet elegant designed with monochromatic tones and a splash of green and classy furniture. Very stylishly. It is well lighted and spacious as my kids enjoyed running around our room. I requested to have a King size bed (though you have option for 2 double size beds upon request). The bed is super comfy with right mix of soft and sturdy, the pillows and comforter are fluffy and plush.  

The room has a day bed/couch near the window where Rhian and Rhaine stays most of the time. It is also well-equipped with high-end amenities like a Nespresso coffee machine and tea making facilities, executive desk, LCD TV with cable, mini-bar and fridge, in-room safe, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi service. We were welcomed with complimentary bottled water and three fresh apples by your window. Since di namin sya nakain, inuwi nalang namin. 😊

The bathroom area in Marco Polo is definitely one of the best! The large and impressive bathroom was able to fit in a fully enclosed rain shower, water closet and marble full sized bathtub with view of the room and visible thru a large glass that can be hidden by lowering the window blinds. Look at my kids, enjoying the bubble bath in the bathtub! #FirstTimer

They also provided high-quality bathrobes, toiletries from shampoo, bath gel, bath soap, dental care and vanity kit. But what I like most is that they provided digital toilet with bidet. Ang nice promise! Oh before I forgot, they also provided two black high-class slippers.  


After getting settled in our room, we decided to explore the hotel’s amenities at the 22nd floor. Marco Polo Hotel has a beautiful indoor infinity pool and jacuzzi with overlooking Pasig area though it’s a little bit small. It was perfect as the temperature was not too hot not too cold. We were supposed to swim in the hotel’s indoor pool but my kids are already relaxed after a long warm bubble bath in the marbled bathtub. Guess what, my kids were knocked out as soon as we lied down in our bed. Haha. Nag babad ba naman ng higit 1 oras sa bath tub eh. 


Indoor pool
Waiting area for the Spa
We also visit the gym and spa located also at the 22nd floor. The gym was small but well equipped and provides right amount of privacy. We were not able to see the spa as the kids are so excited to try the Marco Polo Kids Club located at the ground floor. 

Our stay here includes buffet breakfast for 2, kids ages 5 years old and below are free of charge. The complimentary breakfast is served in Cucina, located at the 24th floor hotel lobby from 6am to 10am in the morning. Cucina is open kitchen that features a wide range of food selection of fresh and healthy choices that cover Continental and Asian Cuisines. Our breakfast at Cucina is memorably satisfying. 

Happy 5th Birthday, Rhian! 
After our scrumptious breakfast and before checking out, we let our kids have another bubble bath! They really enjoy it. It was their first time to experience a bubble bath. Did you know that my husband also tried the bubble bath?! Nainggit sya sa mga bata. Haha. 

Overall, it was a luxe staycation in Marco Polo. The rooms and amenities themselves are pretty amazing. The spa and gym are conveniently adjacent to one another. The only downside of Marco Polo is that they have two different lifts sections where in the other elevators will lift from Ground Floor to 22nd Floor then you need to transfer to another elevator which has access to the hotel rooms which requires  you patience and time to avail of its service.. Plus I keep on telling them that we are going to celebrate our daughter’s birthday, I expect them to prepare something to our daughter kasi sinasabi nga nila na they will do something, but too our surprised kahit man lang one slice of cake waley. Well, siguro I expect too much from them or maybe they overlook our request due to high volume of visitors. Nevertheless, it was a very excellent choice from a very smooth arrival and easy check-out and the very state of the art facilities! 

Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila
Meralco Avenue and Sapphire Street
Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Tel No.: (+632) 720 7777

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