My Advanced Mother’s Day Weekend Staycation @ F1 Hotel Manila

There’s nothing more enticing for a mom like me than to hear that she will be pampered like a queen and leave the  family’s accommodation, entertainment and food on them, their treat!

When F1 Hotel Manila said they are going to take my family into a weekend staycation at their hotel, so as to give us a sample of their Freebies for Mommies promo on Mother’s Day (May 12, 2013) I did not hesitate to said yes immediately.

Basically, they want me and my family to have a feel of how staying in F1 Hotel Manila is with regards to accommodation, facility, food, customer service, entertainment and everything else in this re-branded hotel has to offer. They used to be the Best Western Premiere F1 Hotel & Resort when they opened at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig catering to expats and foreign visitors. But now they want to market this hotel as not just for foreign tourist but also an all-Filipino Family friendly hotel.  By the way, they are the first hotel to stand at the Global City.

Advanced Mother's Day staycation at F1 Hotel Manila
Arriving at F1 Hotel checking in at the Premiere Lounge they gave a Mother’s Day welcoming gift. A super delicious box of cookies that didn’t even reach home! Haha!

F1 Hotel Manila

After settling down our room I went down again to meet the bosses Mr. Tony Co (Director for Operations), Mr. Laurence Pena (General Manager) and Chef Sau del Rosario (Head Chef) and Mikco Maiquez (Marketing Manager).

We talked about the on-going promos including the Freebie for Mommies promo,  Barbeque Buffet, and After Office Booze promos.

Advanced Mother's Day staycation at F1 Hotel Manila

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Now let me take you to the fabulous and luxurious room we stayed in. We were assigned at the 27th Floor! Woot! Yes, 27th floor!

Advanced Mother's Day staycation at F1 Hotel Manila
Our room is one of their Fort Suite which is about 45 sqm 1 bedroom suite complete with all facilities you need for your stay. Rate per night:Php 8,820.00 Max Capacity:2 Adults, 2 Kids . Rate is inclusive of breakfast, applicable taxes and service charge.

The room has a King size bed.

Advanced Mother's Day staycation at F1 Hotel Manila

A Sofa Bed in the living area

Advanced Mother's Day staycation at F1 Hotel Manila
Advanced Mother's Day staycation at F1 Hotel Manila

Mini Bar/ Kitchen

Advanced Mother's Day staycation at F1 Hotel Manila

Spacious bath and comfort room

F1 hote manila bath
My ultra most favorite in the room was, big bed, FREE BROADBAND INTERNET, you have your own ironing board and flat iron, hair dryer and the room with an amazing view!

Advanced Mother's day staycation at F1 Hotel Manila
Lunch Buffet at the restaurant at the 5th floor

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Dinner Barbeque Buffet at the Pool Side Canary Lounge

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Breakfast Buffet

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Advanced Mother's Day staycation at F1 Hotel Manila
Gym for the gym rats

F1 hotel manila gym
I get to try their signature massage and it was heavenly. The massage was a part of the treat for moms!

Advanced Mother's Day staycation at F1 Hotel Manila
They have three different sized pools. A small round one for tiny tots.

Advanced Mother's Day staycation at F1 Hotel Manila

The medium sized pool for bigger kids but adults can swim as well

Advanced Mother's Day staycation at F1 Hotel Manila

The large elevated pool

Advanced Mother's Day staycation at F1 Hotel Manila

Advanced Mother's Day staycation at F1 Hotel Manila
The Lounge area and reception

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What I think of F1 Hotel Manila:

  • The location is perfect because everything you need is close by (hospital, office, mall, park, transportation).
  • I love the big and spacious rooms.
  • I love the Free Broadband Internet! It is perfect for online workers like me!
  • I love that they have everything I need, a flat iron, hair dryer and I don’t need anything else.
  • The staff are super friendly and helpful
  • The elevators are super fast!
  • The price for the room and food  is very reasonable and competitive with other hotels .
  • Interiors are beautiful.
  • I love the relaxing night entertainment by their in-house band. The ambiance at night is great for a night cap with friends after work.
  • Food is delicious, my daughter loved all the food at the breakfast buffet.

What my mother thinks: “Pinakamaganda hotel na natiran natin, mas maganda pa sa hotel natin sa Hong Kong(The most beautiful hotel we have stayed in, it was even better than the hotel we stayed in at Hong Kong”. We’ve taken mom to all sorts of 5 star, 4 star, and 3 star hotels but mom can’t stop raving about F1 Hotel Manila I tell you!

Do I recommend F1 Hotel Manila?
Absolutely. If you want a place for a relaxing and fun staycation with your family in Metro Manila, don’t look further as F1 Hotels Manila has everything you need. I was not able to try their baby sitting service but looking at their website they said they offer such service. Maybe on our next visit I will try it out too.  But overall I love everything about this hotel there’s some things they can improve like the location where they do the barbeque (or maybe put an exhause termina so the smoke doesn’t get in the guests eyes), add some candles and scents in the spa area,  and treat the pool more often.  But these are just suggestions that needs minimal room for improvement.

What’s most important is I made my mom happy by taking her at this advanced Mother’s Day treat by F1 Hotel Manila because she definitely enjoyed our stay. The daughter and my sister enjoyed the swimming pool and yes the food and the rooms. In all we loved our stay here and will recommend other’s to try it out as well.

They also have their promo room rates on-going you may visit to know more or book your stay here on Mother’s Day!

How about you, have you tried checking-in at this hotel yet? What are your plans for Mother’s Day?

Stay gorgeous everyone

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  • levy 05/18/2013 at 11:58 pm Reply

    Hi Earth,

    I saw some of my photos here. If you don’t mind, I would appreciate if you can credit it to my site Thank You 🙂

    • earthlingorgeous 05/19/2013 at 1:47 am Reply


  • Aya 05/11/2013 at 10:11 pm Reply

    What a coincidence! We were looking for hotels to stay at this weekend, and this was one of our choices. We chose a different one, though, but I’ll still keep F1 Hotel in my list! Next time 😀

  • Rebel Sweetheart 05/07/2013 at 10:00 pm Reply

    They have baby sitting services? Owwwkay, I am sold! 🙂

  • LOURDES ESPANOL 05/07/2013 at 5:57 pm Reply

    OMG! Lucky you! I definitely would love to be treated like a queen even for just a day. The hotel looks really inviting.

  • Jennifer Adams Juan 05/07/2013 at 3:04 pm Reply

    What an amazing mother’s day treat! F1 Hotel really looks fabulous! Will tell Peter about it. I hope we can try it out too. ^_^

  • kai grafia 05/07/2013 at 2:26 pm Reply

    OMG! What a nice place 🙂 I would like to visit that hotel very soon =)

  • Kero 05/07/2013 at 2:19 pm Reply

    Happy Mother’s Day to you, Earth! dalaga na talaga si Tasha =)

    That’s really amazing price – 8K and you get a suite with spa massage and brekky. I’ll check this out on next Pinas vacay. We stayed at Dusit and frankly I was disheartened for the price because the hotel totally needs refurbishment. The only thing good about it was because it was near NAIA.

    • earthlingorgeous 05/07/2013 at 2:56 pm Reply

      I know the price is very good. Dusit is very old and needs a major overhaul I think.

  • Mich of Mich Eats and Shops 05/07/2013 at 12:59 pm Reply

    You are very lucky indeed to have been given the chance to stay there! The place looks absolutely divine! I agree with you. I love hotel rooms with big beds! Makes me feel like a queen! hehehehe The buffet too is bound to be delicious if it’s being headed by Chef Sau. I also love the place’s premier location and city view 🙂

  • Gigi Beleno 05/07/2013 at 12:46 pm Reply

    advanced Mother’s day celeb, that’s so cool!
    Happy Mother’s Day to you Mommy Earth 🙂

  • Rowena Wendy Lei 05/07/2013 at 12:03 pm Reply

    Wow, the room looks very spacious! Parang solo ninyo yun pool, ang saya!

  • Azrael 05/07/2013 at 10:13 am Reply

    sabi ko na..kelangan ng bed foam yung sofa bed hahaha.. i slept there without the sofa foam hahahah. parang nasa trampoline ako

    lovely ang mga pics!! super enjoy kayo!

    yeah..panalo ang hotels pag malapit sa mga resto at malls.

    • earthlingorgeous 05/07/2013 at 3:17 pm Reply

      ahaahaha! oo mukha kasi shang trampoline pag walang foam. Hahaha! ginamit ko ung mga foam sa sofa mismo di ko na naligpit di ako marunong hahahahaha!

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