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Staycation | Luxent Hotel Review

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When I was still single, I made sure that I do something special for myself on my birthday. These past few years however, I've opted to just spend my special day at home, work in the office (when I was still working), or have an early luncheon celebration with the family on weekends. This year was different.

The loving husband surprised me- a couple of weeks before my birthday- with a message that we'll go on staycation on my birthday. Weeeee!!! I was so thrilled! Thank you, my love! :) Finally, a break from the mundane life! Ha ha! (BTW, this was in February-super late post!)



Luxent Hotel is a relatively new travel and leisure destination in Quezon City. This 14-stories hotel opened just a few years ago and had great reviews that made Hubby decide that we try it on my special day.


Parking


The parking entrance of the hotel is at the left side of the building. The ramp was steep going up to the parking area.

I liked that the elevator lobby at the parking levelc has an ambiance that you're in a hotel. You could see, smell, and feel it.

We headed down to the lobby to check-in.


Checking-in



While waiting, I saw that there's a Medical City Satellite Clinic across the street. Cool. JIC.

There's a bar and a bakery stall at the lobby. And whilst the place was filled with people - who I assumed were guests for a convention that day - I bought some pastries from their Chinese New Year-inspired bakery stall.






Room Types


Luxent Hotel has a total of 109 Deluxe King and Superior Queen rooms. These respectively have 1 king bed and 2 queen beds, with a floor space of 37 sqm.

There are 7 Executive Suites each with separate living room and pantry. It has a floor space of 49 sqm.

The Luxent Suite is their presidential suite with a total floor space of 161 sqm, it has a living room, a mini bar and complete dining space.


Our Room

We booked an Executive Suite since Hubby knows I love bubble baths and that room has a bath tub. Here are the amenities of our room:
  • Signature bath amenities

  • Bathrobe

  • Complimentary mini-bar with daily replenishment

  • Daily fruit platter

  • Coffee machine with 4 coffee capsules, with daily replenishment

  • iPod dock

  • Alarm clock

  • iron + ironing board

  • weighing scale

  • King bed

  • 2 Flat-screen TV with cable channels

  • DVD player

  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access

  • In-room safe

  • Refrigerator

  • Complimentary daily newspaper

  • Individually controlled air-conditioning system

  • Bath tub

  • Hair dryer and vanity mirror

  • Telephone facility

  • In-room dining

Room rate is for 2 adults. Extra person is charged PHP 1,500 net. Children below 12 years old sharing bed with the parents is free of charge.

Each stay comes inclusive of free buffet breakfast for 2 (from 6:00 am to 10:00 am) at the Garden Cafe.

Check-in time is 2 pm, while check-out time is at 12 noon.

Let me show you the room:



Living area with TV/cable



View from main door




Pantry with complimentary mini bar


I really loved the complimentary mini bar. The chips and everything inside the fridge. I lost the photo of what's inside the fridge but let me just tell you that it was filled with more than enough beverages  that  we had to bring home some that we weren't able to finish.

They also have a CBTL espresso.





Spacious bathroom!





We also requested for a baby cot (no fee) for Baby Z and they were able to setup her bed right away.

Baby Cot for Baby Z


I noticed that the complimentary fruit platter was not in our room, as well as the soap for bubble bath. Which was a bummer since there's a tub but no bath gel was available. All that was in the bathroom were face soaps. I had to call housekeeping to bring the platter and soap in.

Another concern that we had was the main door to our suite. Di sya nasasara ng maayos. Di sya nakalapat ng tama. You have to bang the door so you can close it properly-sorry to the guests from the other rooms. Nakakaloka parang di hotel ang pinto di man lang maayos.

Other than the concerns I raised above, we're all good with our room.




Bedroom. Image grabbed from Luxent Hotel website
Note: Our room had a different couch than the beige one above


Garden Cafe


For my birthday dinner, we dined at their Garden Cafe at the ground floor. We made reservations a few days before our stay just to make sure we'd have seats.

I wasn't able to take enough photos because of the baby who preferred to be carried all throughout dinnertime.

Garden Cafe. Image grabbed from Luxent Hotel website



While having desserts, I was surprised that the dining team approached, sang a happy birthday song, and gave me a cake. So sweet. Thank you!! And of course, to the Hubby who told them about my special day :)



We also had our breakfast in this resto and I'd say that the staff were ready to assist with your needs. The breakfast buffet offered enough varieties of food but nothing particularly was special that caught my attention. The dinner had more variety, of course.

It was raining the next morning and the pool water was freezing so the kids just took a dip in the bath tub.


Upper left: door going to the gym; upper right: kiddie pool; below: adult pool


Pool at night. Image grabbed from Luxent Hotel website

Overall Experience

Luxent is a business hotel yet it's perfect for those who want a quick getaway without having to go to Makati or Ortigas. Luxent would be great for groups of friends since they are near the restos and event happenings along Timog and Tomas Morato.

As for value for money for a 1-bedroom suite for a family of 4, I'd prefer Discovery Suite's Serendpity rooms since those are well-lighted and have all the kitchen tools you'd need.

Luxent Hotel
51 Timog Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City, Metro Manila, 1103, Philippines
Phone Number: +63-02-8637777

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22 comments

  1. You really have to reward yourself once in a while...what more if it's your special day? Belated happy birthday! I know this may sound cliche but I wish you good health and more blogs to come!

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  2. Thank you so much, Jane! God bless! :)

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  3. wowwww! Who doesn't want a staycation anyway! lol! The place looks nice. I'm bookmarking this. We're looking for a good place to stay when my husband comes home so we could enjoy our stay as a family. So excited for that, pero that will be next year pa. hehe.

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  4. That was so sweet of your hubby. I am sure you had a splendid birthday celebration.

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  5. sooo super belated Happy Birthday!

    A staycation is really a must for the birthday celebrant :) mas ok yan kung out of town hihi

    ooor next year, out of the country na?!?

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  6. Its good to know that they also offer baby cot. I'd never thought na merong ganyan sa hotel. Anyway Belated Happy Birthday!

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  7. I love that they are able to setup the crib for your LO right away! :) and for free! The place seems nice. I hope someday we can try staycations like what you had with your family. And I hope it will be a surprise, too! Haha! Though I have already accepted that my husband is not good with surprises. :P

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  8. Ilang tumbling na lang yung next year sis. Hehe :)

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  9. Complimentary yung laman ng refrigerator????? WOW! I love your staycation! This is the first time I've heard about Luxent, sana kami rin maka staycation jan, heehee.

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  10. Thanks! :)

    Gusto ko yang OOTC na yan! Ipagpe pray ko na. Haha! :D

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  11. Thank you! :)

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  12. Yang crib talaga una ko tinatanong kung free. Buti naman laging free kundi magsisiksikan kaming apat sa kama :D

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  13. Super panalo Mommy May yung complimentary sa room. Di ako naniwala nung una kaya I called up again yung front desk para ma confirm! Haha! :D

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  14. Ooooh, bathtub! I will include this in my list of hotels for staycation. Been longing for a long soak in a hot tub for a while now.

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  15. Hearing / reading the complimentary laman of the ref, i would like to ask husband that we spend my son's birthday there! Ihihi. We usually treat the boys ng overnight staycation ob their birthdays. Been to Luxent once to attend an event and there were a lot of business meetings going on at the hotel's main lobby. And its near our place so its kinda convenient, kahit taxi papunta pwede.

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  16. Ang nice naman ng place and very well set up. Nice to hear that they gave the cot for free and they have complimentary snacks (which most hotels charge for!). I'm sure you had so much fun. Sayang lang this is so far from us since we're from Cavite pa.

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  17. Wow, that was really so sweet of your hubby to surprise you with a staycation. :) What a nice birthday treat! I've only been to Luxent Hotel once to attend a wedding reception. Hope we can have a staycation there too one day.

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  18. Happy birthday to you! :) What a nice way to celebrate! I didn't know that you can ask for a baby cot in hotels pala. And that was a nice baby cot. :) So nice about the complimentary mini-bar and ref-stuffs. They usually have a price tag pag other hotels.

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  19. What a great present! I'd love my husband to do the same....

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  20. This is just near my place, but I never got the chance to even go inside. Anyway, happy birthday to you! Definitely a great and relaxing way to celebrate your birthday :)

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  21. bath tub is love :)

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  22. Hi Mommy Kat, I love your blog! You share a piece of your world or knowledge in a nice and unique way. Keep it up, I'd love to come back!

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