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The Bellevue Manila, a family friendly hotel in Alabang.

The Bellevue Manila: Our Father’s Day Staycation and the Launch of Bellevue Kids Club

Are you in search of 5 star hotels in Manila for your next staycation or business trip? One of the hotels that came up at the top of my head is The Bellevue Manila, one of the prime hotels by The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts. Located right at the heart of Alabang, Bellevue Hotel Alabang offers a comfortable stay for guests who are either there for business or to spend some time with the family.

The Bellevue Manila, a family friendly hotel in Alabang.

THE BELLEVUE HOTEL ALABANG: OUR STAY

To celebrate Father’s Day this year, I booked a room with Bellevue Hotel Alabang as our surprise treat for A. He’s been one hard worker and I knew that more than anything else, he’d want to have a weekend of rest and quality time with us.

I booked the room two weeks in advance via their website. A deluxe room costs PHP 5,500, which includes:

  • A queen-sized bed
  • Television with cable
  • A spacious bathroom with tub and a separate shower area (THE. BEST.)
  • Free breakfast for two adults and two children
  • Use of pool and gym
  • Welcome fruit platter
  • Free WIFI access
  • Popcorn and Iced Tea for two at the Pastry Corner
  • Free pica-pica plate
  • 20% off on Food and Beverage bill (except for Hatsune Restaurant, In-room dining and Pastry Corner)
  • 10% discount on Azurea Spa (special perk for booking directly from their website)
  • 10% discount on Laundry Service (special perk for booking directly from their website)
  • Two free movie tickets at Commercenter Alabang
  • Free Shuttle Service: to nearby Alabang commercial and financial districts
  • Late check-out until 3PM (special perk for booking directly from their website, which is subject to room availability)

Our stay was very pleasant. The queen-sized bed is perfect for our family of four (we have two little kids so space wasn’t a problem). We particularly loved our room’s bathroom since it came with a tub and a separate shower area. This is perfect because the minis couldn’t stand the cold water of the hotel pool, so what we did was we prepared a hot bath for them in our own room. They had as much fun swimming in our private tub as they did in their few minutes in the pool!

The only part of our stay that I didn’t like so much was when the receptionist called us about a noise complaint twice. The first reminder was okay because our minis were running around the room. A couple of minutes later, we were threatened to be checked by security because apparently, the room below us is still complaining about the noise. The thing is, the minis went to bed soon after the first call so there was really no noise from our room save for our television. I guess that’s one thing that should be taken into consideration- are the rooms noise-proof? Why can other guests hear us?

Aside from that one situation, the rest of our stay was pretty good–especially that they extended our check-out time from 12 noon to 3 p.m.! If you’re staying here, try requesting for late check-out as they allow this as long as the room is available.

THE BELLEVUE HOTEL ALABANG: DINING

We originally planned to arrive right on time for check-in (which is 3 p.m.), but due to the unusually heavy traffic in SLEX (according to Waze, there was an overturned truck), we arrived past 5 in the afternoon. We were a bunch of hungry hippos by then so we went directly to Cafe D’Asie after taking our luggage to the room.

We absolutely enjoyed our dining experience here because of all the food choices they had prepared for the guests. The restaurant offers buffet-style dining with different types of cuisines. We especially loved our platter of grilled seafood (you can have them prepare this) and the steak topped with a creamy and delicious sauce. The minis, on the other hand, took pleasure in the Japanese spread–filling their tummies with maki and ebi tempura.

We ended our meal with a cup of ice cream each.

The next morning, we went back to Cafe D’Asie for our complimentary breakfast. They did not disappoint yet again as they served various breakfast dishes.

I’m crazy over Filipino breakfast so it was the obvious choice for me. I enjoyed a plate of fried rice and danggit with spicy vinegar sauce. My husband chose sausages and bread, while the minis loaded up with pancakes, cereal and hot chocolate.

THE BELLEVUE HOTEL ALABANG: BELLEVUE KIDS CLUB

The Bellevue Kids Club

Aside from celebrating Father’s Day, we were also at The Bellevue Manila for the launch of the Bellevue Kids Club. During the launch, families were treated with a spectacular show of Filipino dances, a shadow play, and of course, games.

The Bellevue Kids Club is the hotel’s initiative to uphold the Filipino family and celebrate what it symbolizes. The launch, with the theme ‘Kids Local’ (timely for Independence Day), was hosted by Michelle Ressa-Aventajado. It featured lots of cultural shows like various Filipino iconic dances and a shadow play by Museo Pambata.

In between the performances, kids and adults got to enjoy the food served by the hotel as well as activities and freebies offered by the brands that graced the event, namely Belo Baby, You Pound It, Native, Faber Castell, Skyranch, PepsiCo., Manila Ocean Park, Barbie, Hotwheels and Toys R Us.

Faber Castell giveaway at the Bellevue Kids Club Launch

There were also games and giveaways during the event. The Little Man definitely is a lucky kid since he never fails to be called in raffles. One raffle asked all guests to check their seats for a sticker. He’s one lucky kid since he got 1 of the 3 stickers in a room of a hundred guests! His prize was a Faber Castell set, which he willingly gave to his big sister because he knows she LOVES coloring.

Team games at the Bellevue Kids Club Launch

The Princess also took home some prizes after joining the games, bagging a new doll, coloring materials, and mini trucks, which she gave her brother.

No guest came home empty handed with all the freebies given to us by Belo Baby, Carmen’s Best, Faber Castell,

But what exactly is the Bellevue Kids Club?

The Bellevue Kids Club is an exclusive membership program of The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts with perks focused on the Filipino family. For more information, follow the Facebook page of The Bellevue Manila www.facebook.com/thebellevuemanila or call (632) 771-8181

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21 Comments

  • Reply Louisa Mercado

    Looks like you had a fun stay but you have to wonder about those noise complaints. Maybe they aren’t soundproof?

    July 19, 2016 at 12:44 PM
    • Reply Kimberley Reyes

      No idea at all! We assumed that hotel rooms are sound proof though. But yes, we did enjoy our stay.

      July 19, 2016 at 3:43 PM
  • Reply Ayi Anigan

    I was excited to check where this is, but there is no way my husband will go to Alabang. Hehehe. Great hotel, though and I like the kids club 🙂

    July 18, 2016 at 4:50 AM
  • Reply Denise Rayala

    What? Noise complaint? Eh paano na lang yung medyo may *wild night* ‘di ba? Balak ko pa naman sa anniversary namin at sold na ako sa bath tub! Haha! But thanks for the review! Ikaw na ang staycation resource ko. 🙂

    July 15, 2016 at 6:09 PM
    • Reply Kimberley Reyes

      Eh kaya nga walang wild night na nangyari! HAHAHA! Ultimate family-friendly hotel na ito. =))

      July 15, 2016 at 7:13 PM
  • Reply Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy

    I’ve never tried it in Bellevue as it’s too far from our place. That must have been a fun stay and event. The kids club seems great also! 🙂

    July 11, 2016 at 12:26 AM
  • Reply Maan Laxa

    That kids club sounds so cool! I’m sure you had a great time – save for the noise complaint. Like seriously, I’m trying to recall all of the times I’ve stayed in a hotel and never have I heard any kind of noise from neighbouring rooms! Baka haunted yung room ng nagcomplain hahaha

    July 8, 2016 at 7:01 PM
    • Reply Kimberley Reyes

      We never heard a single sound throughout our stay too! Naku, baka may naglalakad sa ceiling nila noh? Haha!

      July 9, 2016 at 9:13 AM
  • Reply playfullifewithkids

    I Love Bellevue. We’ve been there twice and I’d say our stay is always superb. Sayang lang na meron kayong ganung experience re: noise. bakit nga kaya? Anyway, ang saya ng stay nyo kasi sabay ng launch ng Kids Club.

    July 8, 2016 at 11:46 AM
  • Reply wifeymommyrn

    After this, I’m going to convince hubby to have a staycation here soon hehe. It was strange though, shouldn’t hotels rooms be soundproof?

    July 7, 2016 at 7:55 PM
    • Reply Kimberley Reyes

      That’s what I thought! We’re curious nga if they can actually hear us (as in loud enough to bother them) or the ones below us are just being kill-joys. LOL! We stayed there for two days and didn’t hear a single sound from our “neighbors”.

      July 8, 2016 at 11:12 AM
  • Reply coffee and beyond

    I wanted to join the launch too but I was too late in signing up. It was weird that a complain for noise was reported when the hotel should know that stumping will always happen with kids as they love to run around. The launch looks really fun. I hope to join the same events in the future.

    July 7, 2016 at 4:11 PM
    • Reply Kimberley Reyes

      Yes, it is normal for kids to run around (especially when they’re excited to be in a new place). But not all people are as understanding. I guess the guests below us are too “sensitive” hence the complaint.

      July 7, 2016 at 6:03 PM
  • Reply rollcoastermom

    It was nice to see you at the launch, Kim. 🙂 I’ve never experienced staying at Bellevue before although I’ve heard great things about it. The noise complaint was weird though especially the second time when your kids were actually no longer making noise.

    July 7, 2016 at 1:13 PM
    • Reply Kimberley Reyes

      My husband was kidding nga na may ghost. Haha! Because no one was really making a noise! Oh wellz. =))

      July 7, 2016 at 1:21 PM
  • Reply Joy Mendiola

    I’ve been at Bellevue to meet friends over dinner. I’ve seen their rooms as well when some friends stayed over. I love this hotel but I find it far from my place. What the heck, I’m booking soon anyway. Thanks for sharing.

    July 7, 2016 at 2:59 AM
    • Reply Kimberley Reyes

      Okay lang yan even if it’s far. It’s a staycation anyway, right? 😀 Enjoy your stay!

      July 7, 2016 at 1:21 PM
  • Reply Jackie

    Wow, it looked really fun! It’s also good that no one came home empty handed (otherwise a crying kid would have probably ruined the event lol). Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    July 7, 2016 at 12:57 AM
    • Reply Kimberley Reyes

      My daughter almost cried since she thought she wouldn’t have a chance to join the bigger kids. LOL! But it’s good they gave everyone a chance to join.

      July 7, 2016 at 1:20 PM
  • Reply rolledin2onemom

    Wow! looks like you had a grand and fun time at Bellevue! Super inggit me! Lol! Anyways, I like how affordable their rates are and I will definitely go on staycation with my family here. Thanks for sharing sis!

    July 6, 2016 at 10:37 AM
    • Reply Kimberley Reyes

      We try to give ourselves little breaks every now and then. The Bellevue Manila is one of our favorites now. Aside from the affordable room rates, I can say that they have superior service (and really great food). Go and try staying there too!

      July 6, 2016 at 10:59 AM

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