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SOFITEL Overnight & SPIRAL's Champagne Breakfast!

Read FirstPlanning Your Awesome Sofitel Escape

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SOFITEL is one of the best “staycation” escapes for Manileños because of its awesome sunset experience; Spiral - the best buffet in Manila, and Le Spa -- a favorite massage experience for couples.

We have blogged about this a number of times through the years, and it continues to be our favorite hotel resort in Manila:

Here's an updated photo essay of a Sofitel "Staycation” experience and SPIRALS' Champagne Breakfast:

2013 Luxurious Sofitel Escape Series:

SOFITEL Overnight Experience

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Galette chocolates, for the wife, and gummy bears, for the kids, welcome you to your Sofitel room.

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We stayed in a Superior room with a king's bed and very soft pillows with their signature super comfortable bed called Sofitel MyBed. (with Free Wifi)

Check out the updated room rates here: Sofitel Philippine Plaza Room Rates

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The restroom is spacious and with French- bath amenities.

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It has a balcony that overlooks the city or the bay.

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For babies, you can have a crib and cute teddy bear as sleeping companion.

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I love their  attention to details specially to make the kids stay longer to have more fun by using  the  “Little Prince “theme.

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Best of all, there's a Gymboree where you can leave your kids to play all they want!

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It's very spacious and there are different classes: Play & Learn, Arts, Music and Preschool classes.

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Make sure to call to know the schedule of the classes and the free play time.

GYMBOREE Sofitel
Operating Hours: 9am to 5pm daily
Play Time Fees: P260 for hotel guests, P320 for walkins, P160 for 10th floor club member. 
Email: sofitel@gymboree-ph.com
Telephone: +632 551-5555 local 7088 

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For golf enthusiasts, you can enjoy the aqua golf facilities where you  can drive the balls to the Manila Bay.

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The best part of the stay is watching the breathtaking Manila sunset.

 

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Hammocks are conveniently located for your sunset viewing pleasure.

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Sometimes you get to witness a romantic sunset wedding.

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Here's a tip for couples: Book the Jardin D' Eden couples room in Le Spa for your couple’s massage from 4-7pm.

Check out: LE SPA "Duo" Couples Romantic Ritual @ Sofitel

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It has it's own private balcony so that you can watch the sunset with your special someone.

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For dinner, don't miss to experience the Spiral's Interactive Buffet :)

Check out: SPIRAL: Guide to Asia's Most Dynamic Interactive Dining Experience @ Sofitel Manila!

 

SPIRAL's Champagne Breakfast

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The Spiral's breakfast gets my vote for the Best Breakfast Buffet in Manila. The buffet offerings are totally different from the SPIRAL's Dinner and Sunday Brunch Buffet.

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Most guests would start with the most-raved-about feature of the buffet - the Cheese Room.

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You have a choice of different freshly baked French bread.

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You can select from  a good variety of fresh whole fruits, 

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and sliced fruits.

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The French station is converted into an egg station,

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... with a nice hard-boiled egg's nest presentation.

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In the teppanyaki section, you can order from a limited selection of meat.

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I love the Japanese rice for breakfast,

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... with the sausages and hams in the churrasco section.

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There are good selection of vegetarian dishes in the Indian section.

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You have to try the Indian Pancakes,

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... with exotic condiments that you can mix and match with your breakfast.

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In the Chinese section, a freshly steamed Hainanese chicken is available,

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... with different noodle soup options, and

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... with wide variety of ingredients.

 

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There's a good selection of dimsum (but no hakaw for breakfast), 

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... and dimsum desserts like our favorite buchi :)

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You can choose from three different versions of congee...

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... with all your favorite toppings and condiments.

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I love the Kim Chi in the Korean section to mix with my rice to add a spicy “sting” to it.

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The best part of the breakfast buffet are the Filipino options.

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I love their sweet angus beef tapa version

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... and their tocino.

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Fresh Fruit Juice is available,

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... and sometimes their own cooler concoctions or vegetable juices.

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You can order pancakes, French toasts, and waffles.

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If you want to be healthy, go for the muesli and the preserved fruits options, or

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...choose from a wide variety of fresh yogurt!

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My kids enjoyed the yogurt buffet, 

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different chocolates, and

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... chocolate fondue.

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To top it all, they serve unlimited champagne during the weekend!

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This is simply the perfect breakfast for our family!

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After breakfast, you can go to the cold swimming pool waters of Sofitel.

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Although, the kids are still not allowed to slide, we enjoyed playing around the rocks and the waterfalls.

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Overall, it's one of our most memorable family escapes right in the heart of Metro Manila.

Highly recommended for balikbayans and tourists, for “staycations” and  celebrating anniversaries.

SOFITEL LUXURY HOTELS Philippine Plaza Manila
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard Pasay City 1300 Metro Manila, Philippines
Official Websitewww.SofitelManila.com
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SPIRAL's FacebookSPIRAL MANILA
Twitter@SofitelManila
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Email: FBReservations@SofitelManila.com
Telephone: +632 832-6988 or 551-555 Loc. 6988

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Not sure if it also applies in this gymboree but they only allow kids up to 5 years old. Sometimes its 60 months and under only

Beautiful location :)

Another awesome post Anton! Good job!

One think I love the most here on our awesome planet blog is the photos ;-D

Jericho Montes
www.juandelacruzblog.com

maybe the welcome chocolates and gummy bears were only bec you were invited by the hotel. i have an accor card and my free room did not include welcome treats nor free breakfast

I agree with Sunshine. We stayed there last December, and service was mediocre. They even forgot to inform us that the cake for my daughter's birthday is not available... We were waiting the whole night.

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