I 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.
I 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.
I 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.
At 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).
After 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.
We 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.
Most 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.
I 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.
Microtel 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
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