Simple yet elegant. Definitely a Complete Package! I don't know what else to look for in a staycation but F1 HOTEL in BGC seems to think about this and tries to grant the wishes of their guests.
True Story: I was about to book a room at F1 Hotel for SO's birthday. Staycations are her favorites. We had around 5 so far this year and she loved every single bit of it. I just figured out that I will do the booking later in the afternoon just because I was really sleepy. Lucky me that I
procrastinated waited for a few hours. Boss S suddenly messaged and asked "You free this weekend?" . With him inviting, I will definitely say yes! So, I said hell yeah... then boom. He booked a staycation for us at F1 Hotel ! Lucky!
The hotel sits on a strategic lot in BGC. It is walking distance to Bonifacio High Street, a loooot of bars, club, restaurants and retail stores. I love how it is pretty much accessible to all the it places in town.
Parking was a breeze. The attendant would give you a stub to advise you of the specific parking slot assigned to you.
We then led ourselves to the 5th Floor which was F1 Hotel's Main Lobby.
SO and I arrived a few minutes prior to the call time and were led to F1 Hotel's Premier lounge. Here we were able to catch up with ROCH of THE DICE IN THE BOARD and her adorable family, NINES of NINES vs FOOD and BERYLE of ITS BERYLLICIOUS. Of course, Mama Bear of SUGARGOSPICE was there ever present and on time, along with BOSS S!!
Getting ready for the Halloween! Check out F1's Facebook Page for their Halloween Staycation Promo and Packages!
A lot of blogger friends then started trooping in. Thus, So and I had to cut down on the snacks. If they arrived a little bit later, we would have devoured the spread of welcome goodies!
After getting a run down of the itinerary in the Premier lounge, we had lunch at F CAFE
(more on this on a later post.).
We were actually super lucky as we got a suite on the 27th floor!!!! HUWAW!!!!
A lounge waited for us as we entered. It housed a flat screen tv, a working table, couple of cabinets, water heater, mini-ref, and my favorite: THE COUCH!!!
The couch has a secret! It transforms into a bed! and something happened on it!! I will tell you in a while!
The bedroom is a separate room in itself.
The room had its own Flat Screen Tv, phone and Ipod dock system. Pretty spacious! Its cabinet stores the in room vault, flat iron table and a couple of robes.
The bed was not too hard nor too soft. It was just right for sleeping. The Pillows were fluffy and a doll to sleep on. SO had the bed all to herself! Why? Well she snored! I had to sleep on the couch! WAAAAAAAAAAAA! Okay, fine, I passed out so the couch was the way to go!
The bathroom was functional and complete. Although one would look for a bathtub, the shower area was huge. It could fit 4 me's!
I love F1 Hotel for having a BIDET!!!
HOTELS please take note! Bidets is an essential part of hygiene!
I was pretty happy that instead of the usual fruit platter as a welcome gift, the guys at F1 saw it fit to let us enjoy dessert!
Ding DONG!!!!! SURPRISE!
SO was able to try out the in house massage services of F1!!! Ms. Evelyn here came on over and gave SO a treat! An hour worth of massage! Don't worry, the therapist placed a cover so as not to mess up the bed.
SO was so relaxed and happy that as I said, she snored herself to sleep!
Since I got time to spare, I roamed around the place and checked out other amenities that F1 Hotel offers.
They had a 24/7 gym. Although small, its pretty functional.
Right beside the gym was the spa. The spa area has limited floor area as it only has a room for couples. So for in house guests, they would suggest to have the services done in the comfort of their rooms. But, the spa is luxurious. It has a stand alone tub, jacuzzi, shower and steam room!
After oogling at the spa and wishing I had a massage too, I went on over to the 3rd floor to check out the Swimming pool area.
They had a great bar called Canary Lounge that greets you as you enter the place.
It caters to the late night drinkers!
Drinking and swimming is definitely a good mix! (in moderation)
F1 hotel has 3 swimming pools. This long one is a lap while the other two are for kids.
This is the kiddie pool while the one at the back is a small jacuzzi like pool.
Since it was already dark and the pool hours are limited (They open at 6am to 8pm), I opted to take a swim the following day.
and this happened...
ONE BIG BULGE!!! ARGH!
I couldn't help but smile as this weekend was memorable and fantastic.
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This is definitely the place to stay in BGC. I agree with F1 Hotel's mantra! HOME OF HAPPY EXPERIENCES!
TIPS and TRICKS:
1) They offer free shuttle services in the BGC area.
2) They go above and beyond, ask for things that you might need.. like say cream cheese for breakfast!
3) WIFI is free and fast. They don't limit the number of gadgets.
4) Parking can be limited even if they have a lot in the basement. Suggest you get there a little early for check-in. They have parking stubs that give you designated slots so you don't waste your time.
5) Everything is walking distance. Need a drink? There is a bar literally a few steps away from the front door. Need coffee, Starbucks is there. Movie? BGC's 4DX is a parking lot away. SNR is right infront of it.
6) Check out and like their facbook page! It contains some discounted promos for the weekends!
Dining options? Going for that on my next post.
32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City
Disclaimer: was invited to try out the services of F1 hotel. Thank you very much Boss S! and Pau and to the team of F1 Hotel. Wrote this based on my experience.
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