Although I’m always alone, coz my boyfriend is frequently jetting, the point is I still enjoy my alone-time, especially during weekends when I feel too lazy to go out, and to appear during weekends product launch and parties. And who doesn’t like spending in a nice place, with a good environment just like in Dusit Thani Manila.
(I stayed at Dusit Thani last February 2016, and I have others staycation to share very soon!)
Dusit Thani Manila lobby and reception area
Spending my weekend on staycation (either in hotels or resorts) helps me to get inspired on my writings.
But why spend a lot when you can do staycation just at home?
Well, that’s the point! When I stay at home even on weekends, I feel so intoxicating, definitely not inspired and I want to see and experience next things every now and then (maybe it’s because it is my nature as an adventurous person, I think most Sagittarians would understand).
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So last February and feeling inspired and spontaneous, I booked myself a Deluxe Room at Dusit Thani Manila via Expedia mobile. I like securing my room accommodation via Expedia because it is so easy to use and access, plus they offer awesome hotel discounts! So for this staycation, Expedia gave me 30% Off price coz I booked via Expedia mobile. Pretty awesome right?!
After securing my hotel room, (yey!) I packed my things and booked my transport using GRAB which only took my 15minutes of travel time from my residence.
Hello Dusit Thani Manila!
So here’s my room for that weekend! It is a Deluxe Room that is good for 2 adults. It has its own bath tub (ohh my weakness) an working table, complimentary booze and water, snacks (but that doesn’t included to what I’ve paid for, you gotta pay them when you consume it) coffee table, a nice closet with iron rack, nice bed with decent white linens, fully air-conditioned (I have nothing to complain) a flat screen TV with cable so I can enjoy various channels. Plus it has a decent wireless internet connection! Very important for me :D
A nice and cozy bed good for too! Ohh sorry my love this bed should be more fun with you :D
I couldn’t help to take some selfie shots because of good light :D
Staycation OOTD – Thrifted TM Lewin boyfriend shirt, and my white shoes all haunted from thrift store! Whole outfit costs – Php180.00
A bathroom with complete toiletries, new towels, a hair dryer, and a socket if you want to charge your phones while you are in a bathroom.
Okay this I just say I loooovvve that tub?! Hahaha good thing I brought my tripod for this shot
It was a very good and sunny day, and I feel like I want to take a dip and have a splash on their pool, but I didn’t. That time, the pool was accommodated by kids (which I’m not a fun of sharing a pool with them) though I enjoyed sipping my mango juice and enjoying the rays of the sun while I read the newspaper, and listing down some inspirations.
Lobby and their elevator all adored in gold-themed.
Another reason why I chose Dusit Thani Manila for my weekend staycation is that I feel like this is the closest thing I can avail for if I want to feel that Thainess-effect. I mean, I haven’t been to Thailand, and it is also part in my bucket-list to explore the country and (feel / absorbed to the maximum level) its beauty.
And since that trip is not happening yet, I thought why not staying at the hotel that offers the best Thai hospitality or I call it Thainess-effect, the moment you step inside their premises. (Pardon me but that’s the way I think and appreciate things around me, I’m a bit of bipolar I guess, hahaha).
Just look at their high-ceiling lobby adored with gold (oh I wish those are real!) that shows royalty and elegance. Also you’ll gonna love its Thai scents that is so relaxing, and you’ll think “ohh I’m in Thailand”.
I’m also loooovvvee to eat and Dusit Thani Manila’s The Pantry is one of my favorite. So I enjoyed my two days breakfast at The Pantry, and I tell you that you’ll gonna love it too!
They serve continental and international buffet breakfast that I really enjoyed. I mostly don’t eat at lunch because I usually take my brunch where partake most of their foods.
Some of my breakfast.. yum!
I am not a die-hard fan of buffets (only during breakfast) so definitely I recommend The Pantry for you guys who always have a big-appetite. Ohh their buffet are open also for lunch and dinner (but that doesn’t include to every room accommodations). So if you are going to The Pantry, you must have a game-plan!
And if you are looking for vegan and halal foods, The Pantry also serve it too!
I love this tea-section so élan and inviting!
Spending my relaxing staycation in a hotel makes me more productive and inspired. That’s why I can’t leave my laptop and cameras at home, it is my change to capture those inspiring thoughts and also do my photo shoots for my upcoming reviews. Kind of expensive way to get inspiration and feel relax at the same time, but yeah that’s me. I’m so thankful and feel blessed that I can do it.
Is Dusit Thani Manila a pet-friendly hotel?
According to my experience and observation, Dusit Thani Manila is a pet-friendly hotel. I saw number of guests who tagged their furry babies with them, and the hotel staffs are well-trained. Also if you are planning to bring along your fur-babies, please be responsible with them. Hotels staffs are not your hired nannies who will keep an eye for your babies.
Is Dusit Thani Manila a child-friendly hotel?
Definitely Yes! During my stay, I saw lots of kids hanging around with their parents and nannies, and seems they are enjoying their stay. I also noticed that in The Pantry, they also serve some foods that good for kids, so I think there is no issue to bring along your kiddos.
Is Dusit Thani Manila a gay-friendly hotel?
According to my experience, hotels and residences here in the Philippines are gay-friendly. Hotel personnel and staffs treats you with respect as their valuable guest, and as a human being. Also we can’t please everybody (like you might feel someone is staring at you from head-to-toe and judging / assessing you through stare) sometimes people can’t helped it, but at least I haven’t encounter or saw someone discriminates a guest because he/she is gay. And I haven’t encounter or heard an incident wherein someone rush to the hotel and started killing gay people (just like some incidents in US). We Asians are still respectable people.
So I’m ending this post with my before bedtime selfie, done with my bedtime skincare routine and also just finished talking with my boyfriend who’s now in Tokyo.
So if you are looking for a nice staycation in the Metro, I recommend Dusit Thani Manila for you.
You’ll never regret their Thai hospitality, and plus you’ll gonna have a whole lot of fun!