I love traveling, and that’s pretty obvious with my blog. Nevertheless, there are times when I just want to unwind, let loose, and go on full vacation mode minus the strenuous travel. Is that even possible, you’re probably thinking. Yes, it is, if you consider going on a staycation instead.
Believe it or not, there are quite a few boutique hotels in the Metro that are rife with promise. One of these is Azumi Boutique Hotel, which is located in the heart of Alabang.
I was privileged enough to enjoy an overnight stay at Azumi Boutique Hotel, and since it was near Alabang’s latest favorite hangout, Molito Commercial Complex, I figured I’d grab the opportunity and hit two birds with one stone.
The moment we stepped into the hotel lobby, I never wanted to be anywhere else. The staff was helpful and courteous, assisting us with our things with friendly smiles plastered on their faces. However, more than their graciousness, I was won over by the lobby’s decoration.
Aside from the cozy furnishings, the lobby was adorned with an array of books and travel mementos that lent a homey vibe to it. I especially loved the frames that were splayed on several nooks and crannies of the hotel. Overall, I LOVED the interiors of Azumi.
While perusing the lobby, we saw an elegant-looking nail spa. Naturally, I scoped out the prices and saw they were within budget. However, instead of getting our nails done for Php175, we decided to go for a swim instead as soon as we were settled in.
Upon checking in, the staff informed us of a Php1,000 incidental deposit, which we readily paid. Before being assisted to our rooms, we were handed the key cards, breakfast vouchers, and a slip of paper with the free Wi-Fi log in details. Incidentally, our complimentary breakfast would be at Café Romulo, also located at the lobby.
Here’s another thing I loved about the hotel – tight security. We had to tap the keycard on the elevator control panel, for security purposes, as that was the only way to access the rooms. We were billeted in the Queen Room, which was on the 16th floor.
I dare say it was a room fit for a queen given its size. There was a queen-sized bed in the middle of the room, as well as a huge sofa that actually looked like a day bed. The room was spotlessly clean. The amenities of the room were above par. There was a microwave, a mini kitchen counter, a coffee maker, cutleries, flatware, and a refrigerator that was well stocked. Nevertheless, what really got me was the amazing view of the city, which the huge windows afforded us.
One of my favorite parts of the hotel was the pool area, which featured a long, lap-style, saltwater infinity pool. Picture Marina Bay sands and you’ll catch my drift. There wasn’t any heater installed, but with the view of the city as the backdrop, all was well. There was even a bar, open from 4PM to 12 midnight, with reasonably priced drinks. My friend and I enjoyed watching the sunset while munching on nachos and some drinks. Since there were plenty of restaurants in the area, we decided to take a stroll to Molito and have dinner there.
Some friends of mine who are from Alabang dropped by for a visit and we hung out by the roof top bar and pool. The area was well lit, the ambiance was astounding, the drinks were good, and the music was swell. It’s the perfect setting if you want a laidback chill night with a view of the city. My friends and I decided right there and then that we will visit Azumi Boutique Hotel again soon.
The queen-sized bed was plush and comfortable, and I definitely had a good night’s sleep. My final say on the place? Go there if you want a chillaxing staycation in the city.
Address: 2205 Market St, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila