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December 28, 2015

ASCOTT BGC Staycation: Living like a Resident in the Heart of BGC! @Ascott_Ltd



December 28, 2015

ASCOTT BGC Staycation: Living like a Resident in the Heart of BGC! @Ascott_Ltd

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ASCOTT BGC is one of the best staycations we experienced with the family in 2015. We love the spacious 3-bedroom executive apartment and the central location of Ascott with the best foodie places in the city.

Check out the Ascott BGC Staycation experience...

ASCOTT The Residence BGC
28th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City 1634 Philippines
Telephone: +632 860-9888
Website: Ascott The Residence BGC
Instagram: ascott_ltd
Twitter: @Ascott_Ltd
Facebook: Ascott The Residence




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The lobby does not feel like a hotel counter but more of a residential reception.

 

3-BEDROOM EXECUTIVE APARTMENT (Room 2507) 

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One kingsize bed in the master bedroom with work table and LCD TV with cable channels.

 

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Welcome fruit basket and Ascott bear.

 

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Luxurious master bathroom with two sinks, separate shower stall  ...

 

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... and stand-alone bathtub.

 

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L'Occitane en Provence bath amenities.

 

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One queen-size bed for the second bedroom with LCD TV with cable channels.

 

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The second bathroom with shower stall.

 

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The third bedroom with 2 single beds which is the boys rooms.

 

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They have the best welcome amenities specially for the kids.

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There's a 3-seater sofa with home theater system in the spacious living room.

 

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The kitchen is fully equipped with electric kettle, microwave oven, rice cooker, washing machine & dryer, cooker hob & hood, refrigerator, toaster, and ...

 

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... our favorite Nespresso coffee maker.

  

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They have the best welcome snacks of Dried Mangoes, Polvoron, Shing-a-ling, Otap, Banana and Camote Chips.

 

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The room comes with a 6-seater dining area where you can celebrate special occasions in your room. 

  

ALTA BREAKFAST

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Breakfast is served at Alta Restaurant by Chef Gaita Fores.

 

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The entire ambiance is maaliwalas with high ceiling and lots of natural light.

 

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The congee station.

  

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Breakfast cereals, preserved fruits and nuts.

  

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Fruits, cheese and cold cuts.

  

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Salad, Hummus, and Tomato Mozzarella station.

 

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Filipino and Western Breakfast selections.

 

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Breakfast is good, nothing that stand out, but everything is pleasant.

 

ASCOTT BGC Activities

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Attend cooking classes and special events by Chef Gaita Fores. Check out www.casartusiphilippines.com for more details.

  

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We attended Casa Artusi's Buon Compleanno Cibo class sharing the secrets to cooking Cibo's well-loved dishes.

 

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Exercise in the gym during sunset with a good vantage point of BGC.

 

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Go for a swim to exercise or to play with the kids.

 

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Check out the flagship store of Abenson if you are looking for the right appliance for your home.

 

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We buy all our appliance in Manila from Abenson because they have the most extensive line-up.

 

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They carry all the latest equipment and innovative appliances.

 

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Also, they carry all the major gadget brands and ... 

 

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After shopping, you can hang out at Wild Flour which is literally just around the corner.  

Related Blog Post: WILDFLOUR by Chef Walter & Margarita Manzke

 

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Then have dessert at Farmacy.

Related Blog Post: FARMACY: Soda Fountain & Ice Cream Shoppe by Wild Flour (A Review)

 

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Every Friday and Saturday, check out the biggest weekend night food market - Mercato Centrale about 10 minutes walking distance.

Related Blog Post: Mercato Has Landed with Baconized Celebration! @MercatoCentrale

 

ALTA DINNER 

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Sometimes you just want to have a quiet dinner in Alta so that you don't have to move out of the building. Check out Alta Menu.

 

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The Tall Club (P500 +10% service charge). Artisanal bacon, organic fried egg, chicken-spring onion salad, grilled romaine, tomato.

The gourmet club sandwich never fails to delight our kids.

 

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★  Paccheri Al Telefono (P490 +10% service charge). Tomatoes, mozzarela, speck, cream & basil.

This is my favorite which is made of big tube pasta with a mix of red tomato and white cream sauce.

 

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★ Pappardelle, Braised Beef Belly-Funghi Ragu (P670 +10% service charge). Parmigiano reggiano, thyme.

We love this flat pasta which absorbs the mushroom sauce and you eat it flavorful strands of the beef belly.

 

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★ Tagliatelle, Asparagus, Truffle Cream (P600 +10% service charge). Mushroom-truffle paste.

Classic cream, truffle and asparagus combination.

 

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Moussaka (P610 +10% service charge). Eggplant, parmigiano, homemade ricotta.

A good vegetarian option. 

 

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Boneless Chicken & Pork Adobo (P340 +10% service charge). Quail eggs, leek hay, garlic-brown butter fried rice.

If you are looking for something good value for money.

 

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Halibut in Parchment (P600 +10% service charge). Fennel, onion, black olive confit.

Signature fish dish of Chef Gaita Fores.

 

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Salted Caramel & Chocoalte Cake Sundae (P220 +10% service charge)Fried cashews.

Simple chocolate cake to end your meal.

 

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Malcolm Lee's Coconut Cream Panna Cotta (P220 +10% service charge). Gula melaka glaze, pandan jelly.  

The desserts are just OK.  

  

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ASCOTT The Residence BGC
28th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City 1634 Philippines
Telephone: +632 860-9888
Website: Ascott The Residence BGC
Instagram: ascott_ltd
Twitter: @Ascott_Ltd
Facebook: Ascott The Residence

 

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Disclosure: Our Staycation is courtesy of Ascott BGC. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.  

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