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SEDA NUVALI is a lakeside eco-lifestyle hotel by the AyalaLand Hotels and Resorts Group, located in the Nuvali area in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. SEDA is the Spanish word for silk. It also describes the seamless hospitality and service the brand is known for.

Here’s a guide to planning your awesome staycation in SEDA NUVALI…

SEDA NUVALI
Lakeside Evozone, NUVALI Sta. Rosa City, Laguna 4026, Philippines
Telephone: +63 49 255-8888
Email: [email protected]
Websitewww.SedaHotels.com

Check out low rates and availability from Agoda: SEDA NUVALI (aff link)

GROUND FLOOR: Lobby, Pool, & Game Room

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SEDA Nuvali is a 150-room, 9-floor hotel at the heart of the 2,300-hectare Nuvali Eco-city development.

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The artistic lobby greets you with wooden furniture by Kenneth Cobonpue, a metal mesh chair centerpiece by Ann Pamintuan, and Nuvali photographs by Paco Guerrero

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The swimming pool is very enticing, surrounded by the gardens that serve as the natural boundaries of the property (Operating Hours: 6.00am to 8.00pm).

This is for the exclusive use of in-house guests. Check out the Pool Rules.  

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You can hang out and read your favorite book in these Ann Pamintuan chairs if you want some peace & quiet, and a nice view of the lake.

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The breathtaking view of the four-hectare Nuvali lake.

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You can’t help but be excited for a morning run and renew your energy with nature’s beauty.

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There’s a dedicated Children’s Playroom located at the ground floor, beside Misto.
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My boys loved the Game Room, equipped with air hockey, computers…

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…and a lounge with Playstation, X-box, and Nintendo.

(Tip: Game titles are limited, so it’s best to bring your own games.)

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WiFi is free around the hotel, and the lobby has an E-lounge with Apple Computers–perfect for sending a quick email, checking social media, or playing computer games while waiting at the lobby.

 

SECOND FLOOR: Fitness Center, Spa, & Business Rooms

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The second floor features the business rooms and the health & beauty amenities.

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The Fitness Center (Operating Hours: 6.00am to 10.00pm).

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SEDA’s Touch treatment rooms are located inside the Fitness Center. Check out SEDA’s Touch services and price list (Operating Hours: 1.00pm to 12.00mn).

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SEDA Nuvali Function Rooms are fully-equipped and can host executive meetings for 10 up to 100 people. 

 

9TH FLOOR: Club Lounge–To Club or not to Club?

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The Club Lounge provides exclusive privileges to Executive Floor and Premier Room guests.

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It offers private check-in and check-out for Club guests with an awesome aerial view of the lake.

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It serves daily Continental breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktails, all-day coffee, and non-alcoholic beverages. 

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The lounge is equipped with iMac stations, work tables, a library, wide-screen LED HDTV with cable channels, and an office assistant.

 

SEDA PREMIER ROOM with CLUB LOUNGE BENEFITS

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The hallways here are wider than in other SEDA properties, featuring photos inspired by Nuvali’s flora and fauna.

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We recommend the 37sqm Premier Rooms for your family, with minimalistic design and standard 40-inch LED HDTV with cable.

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Make sure to ask for the center rooms with a lakeside view.

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All rooms come with an Executive Desk with a media panel (HDMI, USB, and audio-visual connectivity), IDD phone with iPod dock, alarm clock, and FM radio.

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Be sure to reserve the Premier Rooms with a bathtub. 🙂

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The Eco-Bliss Seda bathroom amenities are very generic, so make sure to bring your own toiletries.

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The Premier Room has a small pantry with sink and microwave oven.

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For bigger families, you can ask to connect an adjoining a 30sqm Deluxe Room with double beds.

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This is the standard comfort room without a bathtub.

 

MISTO: What to order?

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Misto, which means “mixed” in Italian, is the only all-day dining restaurant at the hotel, offering Filipino, Japanese, and Continental cuisine (Operating Hours: 6.00am to 10.00pm).

MISTO MENU: Breakfast | Favorites | Starters | Sandwiches | Soups & Salads | Pastas & Pizzas | Entrees | Filipino Classics | Rice Toppings & Extra Toppings | Desserts | DrinksIn-Room Dining

We tried almost all the items on the menu and here are our recommendations…

Appetizer Recommendation. Our favorite dish in Misto–the Salmon Pesto Wrap. The mushroom soup and prawn salad with pomelo are also good starters.

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✮ Salmon Pesto Wrap (P280 +12% vat +10% service charge). Fresh salmon marinated in lemon and wrapped in rice paper served with raspberry mesclun salad.  

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Mushroom Soup (P200 +12% vat +10% service charge). Shitake and button mushrooms in a hearty broth

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Prawn Salad with Pomelo (P300 +12% vat +10% service charge). Crunchy greens with fresh prawns and pomelo in mango kaffir vinaigrette

 

Main Dish Recommendation. The entrees are decent but they have a tendency to cook the steaks well done, so make sure to remind them of your preference. Here are our recommendations…

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Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon (P580 +12% vat +10% service charge). Served with risotto, sweet shrimp, and asparagus topped with crispy shallots.

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U.S. Tenderloin (P900 +12% vat +10% service charge). Served with steamed vegetables, potato, and pumpkin puree in red wine shallot sauce.

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U.S. Prime Beef Rib Eye Steak (P1,200 +12% vat +10% service charge). Served with steamed vegetables, crispy onion, griddled potatoes, and chimichurri sauce.

 

Filipino Favorites Recommendation. The Filipino selection is the best we’ve tasted. It’s perfect if you’re bringing a balikbayan or a tourist guest. We would also recommend their Street Barbecue promotion. 🙂

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✮ Pancit Canton with Pandesal and Kesong Puti (P380 +12% vat +10% service charge). Stir-fried noodles with vegetables, shrimps, pork, and chicken strips served with bread rolls and native cheese.

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✮ Sinigang na Hipon (P420 +12% vat +10% service charge). Tamarind broth with a choice of pork, milkfish, or shrimps.

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✮ Kare-Kare (P520 +12% vat +10% service charge). Traditional Filipino stew with think savoury peanut sauce, eggplant, string beans, banana heart, pechay in homemade shrimp paste.

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✮ Binukadkad na Plapla (P280 +12% vat +10% service charge). Deep-fried plapla fish marinated in garlic

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For the Boys Recommendation. The food is actually just OK but something the kids would surely love.

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Prawns Tempura (P390 +12% vat +10% service charge). Deep-fried shrimps served with tempura sauce.

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Chicken Teriyaki (P280 +12% vat +10% service charge). Grilled Chicken with teriyaki sauce.

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Seafood Pizza (P300 +12% vat +10% service charge). Thin crust pizza with mozzarella, salmon, shrimp, and crab meat.

 

Breakfast. The breakfast buffet is bland, so it’s best to lower your expectations. I hope they improve on this…there’s a real opportunity here for Misto to serve the best breakfast buffet in Laguna. 

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Desserts Recommendation. Get the ice cream with turon. If you want something unique, try the Thai dessert.

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Ice Cream (P60/scoop +12% vat +10% service charge). Scoop of Vanilla, Chocolate, Ube, or Mango.

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Tub Tim Grob (P150 +12% vat +10% service charge). Water chestnuts in coconut milk.

 

NUVALI SUNSET

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The best time to swim is during sunset, when the pool is romantically lit and you can eat dinner poolside.

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The kid’s pool is quite spacious and safe for our 3-year old.

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You won’t see the actual sunset, but you can see the colorful sky during the magic hour.

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This is by far the best SEDA I’ve stayed at, and the best MISTO restaurant I’ve tried. It’s a great staycation alternative to Tagaytay.

Make sure to book the Premier Rooms with bathtub and a nice view of the Nuvali Lake. The kids would love the swimming pool, the Game Room, and the Club Lounge amenities. 

We love the Salmon Pesto Wrap, the Filipino Favorites, and the Street Food Barbecue. The breakfast buffet needs improvement.

Don’t miss to the opportunity to run around the lake every morning and catch the colorful Nuvali sunset.

SEDA NUVALI
Lakeside Evozone, NUVALI Sta. Rosa City, Laguna 4026, Philippines
Telephone: +63 49 255-8888
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.SedaHotels.com

Check out low rates and availability from Agoda: SEDA NUVALI (aff link)

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Disclosure: Our SEDA Nuvali experience is courtesy of our friends from SEDA. I wrote this article with my own biases, opinions, and insights. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.

This is an Agoda affiliate link: SEDA NUVALI (aff link). I may receive a (very) small commission if you click on the link and book via Agoda. Thank you for considering to book via that link if this post was helpful in planning your travel.

P.S. Here are the Christmas 2014 Promotions for SEDA Nuvali:

Puto Bumbong – Php 120 nett
Bibingka – Php 150 nett

November 18 to December 23
11:00 am – 9:00 pm
*Additional Php 30 for Hot Chocolate or Hot Tea

Seda Christmas Buffet Dinner
December 15-23 
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Php 888++

Seda Special Holiday Buffet Dinner 
December 24 and 31
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Php 1,200++ 

New Year’s Countdown Party
Dinner Buffet @ Php 1,200 ++ from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cocktail Countdown Party @ Php 1,000++ from 10:00 pm- 1:00 am 
(inclusive of 2 standard drinks, pass around food and glass of sparkling wine for toasting)

CHRISTMAS EVE/ NEW YEARS EVE MENU (DECEMBER 25 & 30)

*SALAD BAR

  • SELECTION OF MARINATED SHALLOT, CARROT, BELLPEPPER, OLIVES, ZUCCHINI, ASPARAGUS, GARLIC, ROASTED PUMPKIN
  • ROMAINE, LOLO ROSSO (RED AND GREEN), ICEBERG LETTUCE WITH SELECTION OF GARDEN FRESH VEGETABLES

*CHOICES OF DRESSING

  • VINAGRETTE (MANGO, BALSAMIC, RASPBERRY), RANCH, THOUSAND ISLAND, ROQUEFORT DRESSING

*CAESAR SALAD STATION

  • ROMAINE LETTUCE WITH TRADITIONAL CONDIMENTS

*FESTIVE SALADS

  • APPLE AND CARAMELIZED ORANGE SALAD
  • PENNE PASTA WITH TUNA AND WHITE WINE WASABI DRESSING
  • PANZANELLA SALAD
  • FABADA AND PAMPLONA SAUSAGE SALAD

*CHARCUTERIE AND CHEESE SECTION

  • PEPPER LYONER
  • AMON SERRANO
  • MORTADELLA
  • PASTRAMI
  • EMMENTHAL
  • PARMESAN
  • GORGONZOLA
  • CHEDDAR
  • MOZZARELLA

*PARMA HAM STATION (SLICED A LA MINUTE) 

*JAPANESE SELECTION

  • SUSHI, SASHIMI (TUNA AND SALMON), CALIFORNIA ROLLS AND CONES, MAKI ROLLS SERVED WITH SOY, PICKLED GINGER AND WASABI

*NOODLE STATION

  • SINGAPOREAN LAKSA, CHICKEN AND BEEF BROTH RAMEN WITH SELECTION OF NOODLES, SEAFOOD, MEAT, VEGETABLES AND CONDIMENTS

*PASTA STATION

  • VARIETY OF PASTA (SPAGHETTI, LINGUINI, FETTUCINE, MACARONI, PENNE AND FRESHLY MADE PASTA), DIFFERENT INGREDIENTS AND FRESHLY MADE SAUCES

*CARVING STATION

  • TRADITIONAL LECHON BELLY
  • HERB CRUSTED ROAST PRIME RIB WITH SAGE AND THYME JUS
  • GLAZED GAMMON HAM

*SWEET ENDING

  • HALO-HALO STATION
  • BIBINGKA STATION
  • PUTO BUNGBONG STATION
  • ASSORTED MINI CAKES
  • SUMAN LIHIA
  • BIBINGKA MALAGKIT
  • CASSAVA CAKE
  • PUTO BIÑAN
  • BREAD AND BUTTER PUDDING
  • FRESH FRUIT SLICES
  • CHOCOLATE FONDUE (SKEWERED FRUITS, MARSHMALLOWS AND PRALINE)

*DESSERT

  • CHRISTMAS FRUIT CAKE
  • CROQUEN BOUCHE
  • CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
  • BANANA MOUSSE
  • MANGO MOUSSE
  • APPLE PIE
  • CHOCOLATE BROWNIES
  • LECHE FLAN
  • FRUIT JELLY
  • NEW YORK CHEESECAKE
  • MINI FRUIT TARTLET
  • GINGERBREAD COOKIES