Last January 18, 2019, I was invited by Maxx Hotel to have a staycation for two days and one night together with my fellow vlogger, Fristine “Fris” Chua. I stayed in an Urban Corner room while Fris stayed in an Urban Room. There were no much difference with our room. Mine was just located in a corner but our rooms were just beside each other.
Maxx Hotel is a “Lifestyle Business Hotel” owned and managed by a Filipino offering a guest experience that is intimate and discreet while providing maximum level of services. The property is newly built with 48 total of rooms. It is located at the main passageway of Makati Avenue to guarantee easy accessibility to the city’s dining, shopping, entertainment, medical, business and transportation hubs.
Complete Address: 7817 Makati Avenue Corner Singian Street, Makati City, 1210 Manila, Philippines
How to Get There?
Maxx Hotel is 20 minutes away from LRT Line 1 Gil Puyat Station. You may ride a jeepney (Guadalupe Route) from Buendia going to Makati Avenue. Alight at Buendia corner Makati Avenue or in front of Pacific Star Building. Across the building is Makati Avenue. There ride another jeepney (J.P. Rizal Route) taking Singian Street to reach the Hotel. The property is located near Pacific Cross Health Care Inc., Kanto Freestyle Breakfast, Malaya Lumber and Construction Supply and in front of Cebuana Lhuiller Insurance Solutions.
On-Site/Nearby Restaurants: Cafe Luna Kanto Freestyle Breakfast, Big Guy’s Pizza, Mang Dom’s Eatery, Kuwagos Grill and Perlas ng Silanganan.
Features of Maxx Hotel:
- Room Facilities: Toilet and Bath, Hot & Cold Shower, Bidet, Air Conditioner
- Amenities: Complimentary drink, TV, Towels, Wifi, Toiletries, Bathrobe, Slippers, Safety Deposit Box, Hair dryer
- Hotel Facilities: Wifi in Public Areas, Handicapped-friendly facilities, Smoking Area, jacuzzi, Non-smoking Rooms and Restaurant
Types of Room + Rates
Urban Room – accommodates up to 2 adults + 2 kids
Price: PHP 3,248.00/night
Urban Corner Room – accommodates up to 4 adults
Price: PHP 3,848.00/night
Price: PHP 4,248.00 / night
*Extra Person without breakfast: PHP 750/pax
My Personal Review:
Maxx Hotel simply created a memorable weekend for me and Fris. The staff were very nice. They attended all our needs on time. Cozy rooms. Foods served were sumptuous (not an ordinary meal), big serving (per order is good for two people with an affordable price) and my breakfast in bed was delivered by their chef. He wants to check personally how was the food he prepared.
The only problem I encountered was the view from my room which is on the second floor. View was not that good because of the neighborhood but the roof deck was lit because of the jacuzzi.
I highly recommend this hotel for a weekend staycation if you’re heading to Makati for some shopping or to chill. Your friends and family will surely be pampered.
To book, you can contact them at (02)837-9700 or simply log on to http://www.maxxhotelph.com or via Agoda app. They also accept walk-ins.
My Maxx Hotel Experience Through Vlog:
For more information about Maxx Hotel:
Facebook Page: Maxx Hotel Philippines
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Hungry Heroes Cafe is situated in Bacood, Santa Mesa, Manila. It is just a small cafe but it will surely satisfy your cravings either for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even for snacks. Price ranges from PHP70-200 only. Yes, very affordable right? That’s why we didn’t had any second thoughts to try visiting this place.
EXACT LOCATION: 3620 Lubiran Street Bacood, Santa Mesa, Manila
OPERATING HOURS: 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM (the ff day)
TIP: Best to go on weekends para walang estudyanteng kaagaw sa pagpicture sa place.
HOW TO GO THERE?
- Via Jeep: Ride a jeep going to BACOOD such as Bacood-Quiapo or Bacood-Stop & Shop route then go down at Hungry Heroes Cafe.
LANDMARK: Bacood Church/Fatima Church
- Via LRT 2: Go down at Pureza Station and ride a jeep with Bacood routes. Go down at Hungry Heroes Cafe.
LANDMARK: Bacood Church/Fatima Church
- Via Grab/Uber: Just type Hungry Heroes Cafe
Until my next blog!
Umbrellas, wet shoes, and traffic; no doubt that the rainy season has officially arrived. and given on this scenario, normal activities such as eating out, watching movies, or hanging out with friends become more difficult and staying in gets even more tempting. Fortunately, we can now do almost everything online, from movie streaming, shopping, and even ordering food! This is made possible by the increasing number of mobile apps today offering digital services like foodpanda.
Foodpanda entered the Philippine market in 2014 and now one of the world’s leading online food delivery platform that enables users to access a variety of restaurants from their mobile phones or desktop computer. With this app, people don’t need to wait in traffic or restaurant queues anymore, their food cravings are always just a few clicks away..
Visit www.foodpanda.ph or download the app to order! The foodpanda app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
How to use the app?
Users can opt to use their current location or set it to place where they want the food to be delivered if they’re planning to send it to a friend or family member; the app will then give a list of restaurants within 3 kilometer radius (this is to ensure that the food will be in mint condition upon arrival).
Foodpanda has over 1,000 partner restaurants in Metro Manila and Cebu. From Japanese, to Chinese, to American, to Mediterranean, whatever cuisine you’re craving for, foodpanda will be there to satisfy your cravings.
The prices of the menu items as well as the minimum order are shown in the app. Users are also notified regarding promos offered by the restaurants.
You can go back and add 1, or 2, or 5 more items to your basket. Note that, for most restaurants, the delivery charge is just P59.00 no matter how much your total food bill is.
You can also input specific delivery instructions.
Click on Place Order and patiently wait for your order to arrive. The app has a timer that automatically starts once you place an order. The default waiting time is 60 minutes after the restaurant has confirmed receipt of your order and if you have other concerns, you can talk to a customer service representative via the Live Chat function both in the app and desktop site.
Now that everything is accessible online, people can order through the app and just wait for their food to be delivered at home. You can eat your favorite food without the hassle of going out, stream and play your favorite movies and shows while waiting, and relax with loved ones all at the comfort of your home. There’s no need to brave the storm and draining traffic this rainy season. Yes, with foodpanda, it’s easier to just #EatPlayLove.
Bakers Maison, Gardenia’s artisanal specialty bakery café, introduces more exciting and delectable ways to enjoy its wide array of artisan breads.
February 9, Thursday at Glorietta 4 when Bakers Maison organized a special bloggers gathering to witness their various recipes using Bakers Maison’s Wheat Baguette, Ciabatta Classico, Sourdough de Maison, Classic Bagel, Chocolate Chip Bagel and Raisin Cinnamon Bagel. All the recipes were personally demonstrated by the Malaysian Master Baker, Chef Edwin Tan. He’s a baker expertise for almost 3 decades now.
Whole Wheat Baguette (originated in France) is a hearty, whole wheat version of our Baguette Parisienne, a French bread with a crisp crust and a chewy interior that comes in a light flavor that is uniquely Bakers Maison.
Raisin Cinnamon Bagel (originated in Poland) is another freshly baked bagel made with raisins and cinnamon to flavor the dough.
When it comes to quality and freshness, Bakers Maison is committed to quality and consistency and uses only the finest ingredients and original recipes to create the authentic French taste. All breads are partially baked in a clean and controlled environment and delivered frozen to the store, where final oven baking is done. This process, otherwise known as the “par-baked” method, guarantees consistent quality and freshness, made possible through central commissary production.
Bakers Maison rolls out business expansion through rapid store expansion to cater to more artisan bread lovers out there. Currently, Bakers Maison has stores located in LIIP Mamplasan Binan, Laguna, SM North EDSA, Landmark Trinoma, Waltermart Makati, Glorietta 4 and South Park District Alabang.
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Café Naya is located at the Palace Pool Club in Uptown BGC which serves coastal type of cuisine from Spain, France, Greece, Italy with a bit of Asian flavors. I haven’t really been to this kind of restaurant but it’s a good thing I was invited to give a try at Café Naya’s menu. At first, I initially thought it would just be an ordinary restaurant but it was a mistake. As I enter the restaurant, the ambiance is quite elegant and peaceful. Very different from what I expected such as crowded as it is connected to Palace Pool Club but it wasn’t. The staff was accommodating from the very start.
For the starters, I enjoyed Uni and Ricotta and I think this is my current favorite. It is a sliced bun with white cheese, fresh uni (sea urchin) and fried kale with honey soy on top. Aside from that they also served Carabao’s Milk Burrata which has thai basil, ripe mango, cherry tomato and pickled shailot. Another starter is the charred octopus which has chorizo vinaigrette, herbs, chili ciabatta. They also served us Grilled Chicken Flatbread. It is like a nacho/thin crust pizza type which is very crispy. I really love the crust most especially the romesco sauce and topped with tomatoes, herbs, chicken slices and garlic.
For the mains, we had Truffled Clam Pasta, Grilled Skirt Steak and Blue Marlin. For the Truffled Clam Pasta, it is spaghetti with bacon and green onions. Their Grilled Skirt Steak has this chorizo pilaf, roasted vegetable salad and habanero chimichurri. Their Blue Marlin has romesco sauce as well. It is freshly grilled that served along with asparagus, chorizo and cashew. I am not a fish lover but this one taste so good and a must try.
And of course, my favorite part of the meal is the dessert. We had Chocolate Mousse and Almond Tart. Their Chocolate Mousse was served with calamansi curd and cashew streusel. For the Almond Tart, it was served with almond paste, shortcrust pastry and cranberry puree.
Café Naya is a reasonably-priced restaurant and would love to try more of their specialties. I was satisfied with the overall service and definitely will go back and give a try to their other specialties. Thank you to Sir Val and the people behind Café Naya for having me.
If you want to give a try, visit them at Palace Pool Club in Uptown BGC as they are open at 11 A.M to 3 P.M from Wednesday to Saturday and 11 A.M to 11 P.M from Sunday to Tuesday. You can also follow them on facebook and instagram for more details about the restaurant.
A night surrounded with friends is the perfect time to eat a lot. We celebrated our friend’s birthday (the one wearing pink shirt) plus despedida plus get together here at Yakimix, Trinoma Mall. Since we are celebrating a lot, we choose to eat lot too. After so many plans of getting out for a dinner, finally the plan was already come along because of Thea’s birthday and their despedida/farewell party.
By the way, Yakimix is an eat-all-you-can Japanese/Korean/Chinese cuisine. It is a worthy and perfect place to dine-out with friends and family without spending too much. Try to dine here so you can experience the best quality and delicious taste of their dishes for only Php600-800.
Quezon City celebrates its 75th anniversary and first-ever Food Festival last Saturday (October 11, 2014) in Maginhawa Street with a concert from San Miguel Beer (one of the sponsors of the festival) and a fireworks display at midnight. The event runs from 9 in the morning all the way to the night with a free entrance of two-kilometer stretch of Maginhawa Street serving notable restaurants, organic foods, fresh foods supporting a healthy lifestyle, custom-made burgers, iced desserts, and a lot more.
The event was really successful having a jam packed local and foreign tourists just to witness the said food festival. It was a great experience though we didn’t had a chance to eat because all of the restaurants we wanted to dine are all sold out and very long line. We were there around 6 in the evening and we just had a walkathon instead until 11:30 in the evening because we are looking for any restaurant where we could have our dinner but we didn’t have a luck so we just decided to go home hungry but it was fun.