We all deserve a break and we all deserve to celebrate life and all the milestones that we go through. I firmly believe in this which is why I decided to celebrate my husband's birthday at Okada Manila. It was quite fortunate that they were already receiving guests already when I booked with them.
1. Luxury Feels
Soon as we entered the hotel, I knew that I made the right choice. I ended up on the VIP concierge and when I realized my mistake, I asked where the regular guest registration was. I was told that every guest was a VIP and so I was in the right place. The front desk also made sure that I was accompanied by a staff to ensure that I won't get lost inside the hotel because it is pretty massive.
When I entered the room, I was blown away. The Junior Suite was massive. Okada Manila definitely did not scrimp up on floor space and you could feel luxury in every step that you take inside the room.
From the king-sized bed (or bigger) to the spacious workspace, the jacuzzi in the middle of the bathroom, and the entertainment area, everything spoke of affluence.
2. The Jacuzzi in the Junior Suite Room
My husband enjoyed the jacuzzi. In fact, he used it twice because it was really soothing to his back pains and because for the first time, he found a jacuzzi where he could comfortably sit and stretch his legs fully. This was definitely a plus because some jacuzzi can be limiting and not meant for people who are taller or bigger.
I was also amazed at how everything was handled through a tablet. When I say everything, I meant everything from the lights, sounds, drapes, ordering of food, booking a massage, and watching TV. It was so amazing and such an experience.
This little tablet was the brains of the entire suite. There are also two inside so there's no need to share. One of you can use it to channel surf (such a unique way of doing it) while the other one can order food or set the mood with the lights.
3. Attention to Detail
I loved the little surprises that they had for my husband. I didn't ask them to prepare any of these and they did it themselves. Talk about superb customer service. No wonder they are a Forbes Five Star Hotel. The attention to detail is amazing.
We had a quick dinner at Kiapo where we tried out their heavenly sisig. Absolutely no regrets with this one as it was simply good.
4. The Retreat Spa
We then rested for 2 hours and then it was off to The Retreat Spa. We booked a Bespoke Massage because we wanted certain parts of our body to be the main focus of the massage.