Why I choose Dusit Thani Manila for My Lazy Weekend

Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila

When is the last time you had your alone time staycation?

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 review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila
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?!


Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila


Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila


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!


Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila


Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at 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


Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila


Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila


A nice and cozy bed good for too! Ohh sorry my love this bed should be more fun with you :D


Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila
I couldn’t help to take some selfie shots because of good light :D




Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila
Staycation OOTD – Thrifted TM Lewin boyfriend shirt, and my white shoes all haunted from thrift store! Whole outfit costs – Php180.00


Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila
Working table where I can do my writings and research online. Plus a flat-screen television which I enjoyed watching international channel like HBO, CNN, Arirang and NHK World.

Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila

Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila


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.


Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila

Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila
Okay this I just say I loooovvve that tub?! Hahaha good thing I brought my tripod for this shot


Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila
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.


Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila
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.


Dusit Thani Manila


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”.


Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila


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!


Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila


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.


Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila
Some of my breakfast.. yum!


Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila


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!




Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila
I love this tea-section so élan and inviting!


Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila


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.



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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.


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Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila

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.

Dusit Thani Manila review, staycation at Dusit Thani Manila


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!




xoxo, Blair






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68 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. Now this is somewhere I would love to stay at. It looks nice and it would be great to spend a weekend there. It is nice to enjoy luxury away from home to clear your mind and be inspired.

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    1. it makes me feel more inspired, plus I can get more opportunities for OOTD shots!

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  2. Fun! That hotel looks divine. I never have relaxing weekends, but I'm not going to lie - your post makes me seriously want to have one ASAP! Must visit :)

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  3. Hi there, Blair! I'm traveling to Manila soon, and this hotel is going to be one of the options I have in mind! Typing this in my own sponsored midweek staycation. #theperks! ;-)

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    1. Yey! I'm glad this post helps you. Let me know when you're here! :)

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  4. Now this is a place I wouldn't mind staying at when in Manila! Thanks for sharing your experience there! The breakfast looks delicious and the bed seems to be super comfy!

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    1. thanks! There are lots of food selection, but I only tried these.. If you are into meat and fishes, they also cover those.

      BTW, yeah their very is super comfy! I even asked their manager about it :D

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  5. Looks lovely! A staycation is a great idea, especially in a place this luxurious.

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    1. exactly! There is more luxurious hotel here in Manila I would like to try-out this coming weekend, and I'll keep you posted girls

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  6. I wish I knew about this hotel when I was making my stopovers in Manila in January and March. This place is so much better than the ones I stayed in. Love your review.

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    1. Oh I see, where did you stayed last time? Dusit Thani is a luxury hotel, but value for money.. not that expensive actually

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  7. I think you've definitely inspired me to try a staycation of my own! I have the same problem as you when I try to concentrate at home - I always get so distracted! A staycation sounds like the perfect way to get through a good chunk of work in a beautiful, relaxing environment!

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    1. Thanks! at first I did this once in a month... but now it seems addicting!

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  8. I have been more and more considering doing a staycation. I couldn't get my head wrapped around paying to stay somewhere close to home because I could be at home but with the desire to 'get away' more influenced my desire to do a staycation more.

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    1. You should do it Jojo! Everyone of us deserves to be pampered sometimes, and a good way to reboot our system - and make a good inspiring start

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  9. Wow, now this is quite a luxurious stay! You got yourself a pretty nice deal also. This is one place worth bookmarking :)

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  10. The hotel looks to be a great place for a staycation.A lovely place to just chill out and generally do nothing :)

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    1. actually if I didn't bring my laptop, I was planning to just shoot my OOTDs and enjoy myself laying in that bed watching HBO movies, lol

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  11. Such a suave place to stay and it looks really comfy too. One piece of luxury I would like to spend on sometime :)

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    1. there is more luxurious hotel that I've stayed recently, and Dusit Thani I may say is just a little luxurious compared to that new hotel. I will share it here soon!

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  12. What a posh hotel! I also love getting pampered and having my own bathtub. I can't always afford it but when I can it's worth it. And the breakfast looks yummy too!

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  13. The one thing I really like about this hotel is it's tea stall. Definitely looks amazing! The hotel looks really good. Thanks for this post.

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I totally agree :D so eye-catchy!

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  14. Wow this hotel looks grand, spacious and elegant. I am travelling to Manila for work in November so will definitely keep this in mind!

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    1. It is in the heart of the business district and every places are just walking distance.

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  15. That does look like a very lovely place to stay and just relax. I too like to be alone and i don't get lonely. It's nice to just switch off.

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  16. Oh I totally get why you chose to go there. If I was in that part of the world, I would have gone there, too.

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    1. And you will also have a relax and awesome weekend :) Thanks for visiting Momma!

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  17. I love the whole idea of a StayCation! Takes out all the stress of a holiday, just chill and relax. Your room looks amazing and 30% off?? GIRL! Fab.
    Katja xxx
    www.katnapped.com

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  18. Wow! That hotel looks amazing! So many great features! It is no wonder that was your go-to spot for a relaxing weekend!

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    1. Thanks Jessica, but next time I will check for other hotels to try :)

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  19. I'd love this hotel too! And that breakfast? Yum! The tea section is neat to look at.

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    1. I agree with their high tea. It is also superb, and my close girls we love to hangout here :)

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  20. What a luxurious hotel. It think it's nice to spend some time away from home. Almost feels like a bit of a holiday.

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    1. breaking the routine adds pump and energy to my lifestyle :)

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  21. Lovely to hear that it is dog and child friendly. I like that the hotel is welcoming towards people from all backgrounds too x

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    1. Yeah and it is still rare to find hotels that accepts furry friends :)

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  22. It looks like you chose a great hotel to stay at! Love the rooms they look so clean and spacious as well as those gold pillars in the main lobby.

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    1. Thank you Sondra! Keep on exploring my blog for more travel and staycation stories :)

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  23. It looks like you had an amazing time out there. And you look absolutely gorgeous. I really need a staycation of sorts myself sometimes soon. I am a bit burnt out from everything and need to get away. Ah well.

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    1. It is nice to getaway sometimes, and recharge your energy. Thus it will help you to motivate MORE!

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  24. Se manifique views and vibes!! you clearly had a great time. awesome photo journal and description

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    1. Thank you Enricoh! Really appreciate it :)

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  25. I actually know the owner of the Dust Thani chain of hotels - he went though school with my father! Small world - I'm sure he'd be very glad to hear that you loved his hotel!

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    1. Wow that's cool!

      Yeah Dusit Thani is one of the best. I always enjoy every moment of my stay with them.

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  26. How can anyone say no to a place like this! It's really beautiful and the room is just so relaxing as well, from the bed to the bathroom!

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    1. Hahaha yeah and am happy them have a bathtub. It makes the whole room heavenly.

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  27. I am due for a staycation and it would be nice to spend it in a place like this! It's gorgeous and luxurious!

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    1. Thank you for visiting Carol. Where would you plan to have your next staycation?

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  28. Beautiful hotel. I can live my vacation life vicariously through your post. Unfortunately, I can't take a vacation for a while.

    www.boundbyhappiness.com

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    1. Hello NIkki,

      You must plan ahead and insert it to your busy schedule. Life is too short just to be always busy and working for others gain.

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  29. This hotel looks really fancy! The lobby is just wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Pat! Keep on visiting my blog :)

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  30. I love seeing all the vibrant pictures around this hotel! I do want to visit this part of the world soon and you are making my decision so much easier!

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    1. Hello Kristi, let me know when you are in Manila! I would be glad to be your guide :)

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  31. Wow, looks like you had a really wonderful time getting treated like a Queen! I love everything about this place!

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    1. Ohh thank you Azlin, but being like-a-Queen is too much! Just a little relaxation :)

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  32. I've never been one to staycation alone but you make it sound like heaven. Definitely going to have to do one this summer.

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    1. Having a staycation is also good. And you will have a chance to try those hotels near you :)

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  33. Staycating in a hotel is a great idea. There is nothing better than being in a nice, clean room that you didn't have to clean yourself! That brunch looks awesome.

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    1. I agree. But gladly my hotel host is so nice. I enjoyed every moment of it.

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  34. You always do a great job with your reviews and the images are always so very good. Love this hotel.

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    1. Thank you so much Helen! Am truly humbled :)

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