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We love SOFITEL because it’s the only hotel in Manila with a luxurious resort-like feel and an awesome view of the Manila Sunset. It’s also considered a Foodie Haven where one can experience Spiral, the Best Buffet in Manila, and explore authentic French cuisine and wine. It also has  Le Spa, which is one of the best couples spas in Manila today.

We got invited by Sofitel to check out the Ultimate Foodie Staycation experience in Manila …  

SOFITEL Staycation Series 2014

SATURDAY (Day 1) 

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We checked in at 3pm on a Saturday, which is the earliest check-in time for Sofitel.

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For the ultimate experience, we recommend booking through Club Millésime at the 10th floor. 

 

CLUB MILLÉSIME

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Club Millésime is an exclusive lounge providing VIP services to its guest.  (About Club Millésime)

You get a personalized check-in and check-out at the elegant 10th floor reception lounge. You do not have to wait for the check-in rush at the lobby.

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Kids are not allowed in the main lounge area. 

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Instead, there’s a special room for kids below 9 years old.

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Only kids are allowed in the play area. You can be assured that your kids will be safe and have fun. (Just make sure to abide by the Club Millésime Play Policies

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As a Club Millésime guest, you get complimentary food and beverages for two (2) adults.

Here are the operating hours of the Club Millésime 10th Floor Lounge:

06.00am – 10.00am Daily:    A la Carte Breakfast                 
06.30am – 10.30am Daily:     Buffet Breakfast at Spiral 
02.30am – 4.30pm Daily:       Afternoon Snack
05.00am – 7.00pm Daily:       Cocktails and Scheduled Wine Tasting
10.00am – 10.00pm Daily:     All Day Refreshments

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The lounge has a private library lounge, wine cellar, intimate meeting spaces, and al fresco lounge with an awesome view of Manila Bay.

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You have complimentary use of meeting rooms for eight (8) persons for two (2) hours/stay. 

You can also use the DVDs, CDs, books, newspapers, magazines, and family board games.  

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We tried the cocktail treats with pica-pica food and a good selection of drinks.

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We like the barbecue…

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…Croquettes… 

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…Parmessan cheese, fruits, nuts…

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…and Truffled Honey, which is not even available in the SPIRAL buffet. 

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What better way to start your staycation than an intimate cocktail with the one you love? 🙂

 

SOFITEL CLUB ROOM

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We stayed on the club floor… 

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…in one of the suite rooms with a big living room area.

As part of Club Millésime benefits, you get:

  • Complimentary daily international newspaper,
  • Free pressing of one (1) suite (jacket and trousers/skirt),
  • Free shoe shine service daily, and
  • Complimentary local landline calls — love this! 🙂

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You are greeted with a welcome basket of fruits, pate, and wine. 🙂

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We love the pate with bread and the dried fruits. 🙂

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They use ALTHAUS brand for their tea.

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Check out the room with a king-sized bed, TV, and an office desk. 

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Here’s a look at the restroom… 

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…with complimentary Les Notes de Lanvin goodies… 

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…and Hermes Paris Eau d’ Orange Verte products! 🙂

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As a policy, for their Superior, Luxury, and Suite rooms, they only allow a maximum of two (2) adults and two (2) children. You’ll need an extra adjacent room as an extension.

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Make sure to get the room with the view of the pool and the Manila Sunset. 🙂

 

LE BAR ROMANTIC DINNER

After checking in, and having cocktails at Club Millésime, we decided to have dinner at LE BAR. 

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LE BAR is the lobby bar of Sofitel Hotel which is a bistro, music lounge, and Galette – patisserie and chocolaterie in one. It’s the best place to eat in Sofitel as an alternative to Spiral where you can enjoy food and pair it with the extensive list of French and European wines. 

Read more: LE BAR Romantic French Dinner with Wine Pairing.

 

SUNDAY (Day 2)

LE SPA COUPLES MASSAGE  

Early in the morning, we sneaked out and left the boys in the room to have a massage at LE SPA.

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LE SPA is our favorite spa for the most luxurious couples massage in Manila. We enjoyed our LE SPA “Duo” Couples Romantic Ritual in the Harmonie room last time.

For a limited time, Le Spa at Sofitel introduces a unique “Vinotherapy”, using the latest in wine cosmetics from Les Sources de Caudalie with traditional massage treatments. They also use organic beauty products from Thémaé, harnessing the power of tea for beauty rejuvenation.

Read more: LE SPA: Secret Wine Lover’s Treatment at Jardin d’Eden

 

SPIRAL SUNDAY BRUNCH

You have an option to have breakfast, but decided to skip it so as not to ruin our appetites for the much-anticipated Spiral Sunday Brunch!

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SPIRAL is the gold standard for the most extensive and interactive gourmet dining buffet in Manila. A year after it was launched, it continues to be hailed by foodies as Manila’s BEST buffet. 

Read more: Top 10 Favorites in SPIRAL Sunday Brunch – the BEST Buffet in Town

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Make sure to arrange for a late checkout at 4pm, because the Spiral Brunch finishes around 3pm. There’s no extra charge for Club Millésime guests (depending on room availability). 

I must say, this was one of our most memorable foodie staycations in Manila! 🙂 

 

ABOUT SOFITEL 

Sofitel, World Class Hotels & French Elegance

Sofitel is the only French luxury hotel brand with a presence on five continents with 120 addresses, in almost 40 countries (more than 30,000 rooms). Sofitel offers contemporary hotels and resorts adapted to today’s more demanding and more versatile consumers who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence. Whether situated in the heart of a major city like Paris, London, New York, Shanghai or Beijing, or nestled away in a country landscape in Morocco, Egypt, French Polynesia or Thailand, each Sofitel property offers a genuine experience of the French “art de vivre”.

SOFITEL LUXURY HOTELS Philippine Plaza Manila
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard Pasay City 1300 Metro Manila, Philippines
Official Websitewww.SofitelManila.com
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Telephone: +632 832-6988 or 551-555 Loc. 6988

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P.S. Check out La Villas des Enfants:

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Make your children’s wishes come true with fun-filled activities at the Sofitel Kids’ Tent. Make new memories with old family favorites, with special Christmas screenings outdoor at So Chill and indoor at the air-conditioned haven. 

Make the season even more memorable with our ‘Endless Summer’ daily swimming class at the iconic lagoon-shaped pool facilitated by Bert Lozada from Mondays to Thursdays. Rate is set at Php 5,500.00 and one time registration fee of Php 350.00. 

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Nail art activity, arts and crafts by Kiddy’s Art Town, Simple Bread Making and Kiddie Spa are likewise available at minimal fee charges.

La Villas des Enfants is open for children 12 years old and below from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Children 3 years and below should be accompanied by their guardian.

For bookings and inquiries, email at [email protected]