METRO MANILA | Staycation at Microtel Mall of Asia | Lakad Pilipinas

The Greece-Inspired Roof Deck of Microtel MOAI have been traveling almost non-stop the past few months and although I really love what I’m doing, being a travel junkie and all, it does get to you after a while. Constantly being on the road can be tiring.

And so when Microtel extended an invite for a mini vacation within the Metro, I didn’t even blink, I immediately grabbed the opportunity.

Microtel MOA FacadeI would be staycationing with a group of travelers; L of Anny’s Chocolate Skies, D of Tracking Treasures, C of Adventurous Feet, E of The Shade of Grey and J of The Backpack Chronicles. Relaxing with like-minded individuals would surely double the fun.

We entered the posh lobby of Microtel at five in the afternoon. Puffy white clouds sailing across Manila Bay were already being lit by the already setting sun. We immediately headed towards the roof deck of the hotel.

Sunset on the Roof Deck of Microtel MOAI was floored the moment we opened the door to the roof, it was as if I entered a warp zone into Santorini. Everything was painted in white; the floor, the trellises, the columns. The whites were offset by posh dark brown outdoor furniture which contrasts nicely with the theme. Potted palm trees and the panoramic view of the bay completed the illusion of Greece.

Microtel's Infinity Pool Looking Over Manila BayAt the center of the roof deck sits an infinity pool that looks out over the glimmering sea and the glittering lights of the city.

A couple lazily swam across the azure pool as the waning sun painted the heavens in contrasting shades of blues and oranges. I was almost tempted to jump in if not for our rooftop dinner (which I posted here as it deserves its own article).

Mall of Asia's Fireworks Seen from the Roofdeck of MicrotelAfter watching the weekend fireworks lit the night sky, countless stories, non-stop picture taking of the food and being treated to one of the best dinner I’ve ever had. It was time to bed down for the night.

Microtel's Modern and Spacious RoomsWe were given rooms facing the city and the MOA Eye is clearly framed on the window. The room is spacious; two queen-sized beds, a vanity table and a closet leave more than enough space to run around in. And although the bed looks tempting, my favorite spot is the bay window.

Microtel's Clean and Modern Toilet and BathMost guests, especially the ladies, are particular when it comes to the toilet and bath and Microtel’s own wouldn’t disappoint. The fittings are modern, hot water is available and most importantly it is very very clean. The one thing I particularly like about it is their rain-type shower.

Early Evening at Microtel's Roof DeckI was planning on shooting the sunrise the next day but I guess Microtel’s comfort got the best of me. I overslept and got zero sunrise photos from the roof deck. Well, I guess I really got what I came here for, it is a staycation after all.MOA's The Eye from Microtel's Roof Deck

Pasay Location MapMicrotel Mall of Asia
Address: Coral Way Ave. corner Seaside Boulevard
SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Telephone: (02) 403-3333 | (0917) 5905914
Room Rates: Click Here
Email: sales@microtel.ph
Website: http://www.microtel-manila.com/ppc/
GPS Coordinates: 14.530535,120.980275
View Location on Google Maps: Click Here

SPECIAL THANKS TO MICROTEL FOR SPONSORING MY OVERNIGHT STAY AT THEIR MALL OF ASIA BRANCH

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Monday, November 26, 2012

31 comments:

  1. Super gaaaaaaaaanda. Hirap na sundan ng post mo! Haha Naisip ko kung san ka tumungtong sa mga mejo elevated yung shots. :)

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  2. WOW! Ang ganda pala ng Microtel MOA! Sana makapunta din ako dyan :D My favorite so far is Microtel Puerto Princesa :D

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    1. Mas maganda naman pala yung napuntahan mo Mica eh :)

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  3. Ang taray naman ng mga photos! Yung baby back ribs nasa table pa..hahaha

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  4. I missed this one! hehehe! ganda ng shots! panalo ang fireworks!

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  5. ang ganda ng shots!! at ang sarap ng stay dito.. sa pyro plan ko magbook dito hihi.

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  6. paborito ko din yung roofdeck! kala ko asa santorini ako hehehe saka yung bay window seat!

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  7. Panala to! Overview lang nman ang MOA lalo na fireworks display! Tsaka sir ung night photography na hirap akong intindihin as newbie panalo din kuha mo.

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    1. Salamat Arnie! Madali lang yang night photography, konting research lang sa net at makukuha mo rin yan :)

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  8. As someone who blogs from Mindanao, this one is a respite in the hassles of Manila life. Ganda talaga ng view from the pool. The photos too Christian says importantly about this place.

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    1. Thanks Doc, mag stay ka jan pag nag Manila ka? :)

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  10. Microtel is indeed one of the prettiest hotels I've been to but I wasn't able to get to the roof top. Had I known they have an infinity pool I would have gone up there.

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    1. Sayang naman! The roofdeck pa naman in my opinion is the hotel's biggest draw

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  11. Wow! It looks better. We stayed there in 2010 (we were stranded along Macapagal Blvd because of really heavy rains so we decided to stay there) and I guess they were still renovating. We paid 6K a night and got a really basic room and so-so breakfast. For that price, I was expecting more. But from the looks of it now, seems like they've improved already. Pero baka naman 10K na sila. Hehehe! =)

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  12. the roof deck just looks soooo gorgeous

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    1. It's one of the best roof decks I've seen bro :)

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  13. ganda pala sa taas nito kasi may swimming pool. i like to check in and try at least a night.

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    1. Isakto mo Dom pag may promo sila para mas mura :)

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  14. inggit ako sa fireworks shot. bat kasi hindi namin yan inabutan. T_T

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    1. Let's blame it on the broken-down trains of the MRT :P

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