Review: Overnight Summer Treat at Best Western Plus Antel Hotel (Makati Ave., Makati City)

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Review: Overnight Summer Treat at Best Western Plus Antel Hotel

There is no helping the sweltering heat in the Philippines as we have finally entered the summer season. There is even a joke we love telling our foreigner friends, that the Philippines only has two seasons: hot and hotter. I don’t know about you guys, but on days that the summer heat is unbearable, I look forward to having a summer staycation, just lounging and taking a dip in a refreshing pool. So when our friends from Best Western Plus Antel Hotel decided to have us over for a summer treat, there really wasn’t any debate. After all, who would miss out on a summer getaway right in the middle of the city?

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The three towers of Best Western Plus Antel Hotel

I was surprised to find out that the hotel was just beside the A Venue Mall, and across the SM Hypermarket. There was also the afternoon chill care of BAGA Manila just across the hotel, so guests get to enjoy some grilled Filipino delicacies and shop at the bazaar.

I’m pretty sure you’ve already heard of Best Western Plus before. After all, it’s an international brand that is independently and distinctively operated under Best Western, which just happens to be the largest hotel chain in the world. It’s really cool to have one of their hotels at the center of the busiest city in Metro Manila, and very conveniently located at Makati Ave., the melting pot of a variety of cultures in Makati. If you’ve been to Makati Ave., you’ll notice the staggering number of restaurants offering international cuisines, which makes it a great place to stop by for our friends from abroad.

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It was difficult to get photos of the hotel’s exterior because the guards were insistent on not letting me take any photos. But I’m a ninja, so I managed to snap a few photos. I wanted to let you guys see how nice the hotel is not just on the inside, but also on the outside. The hotel boasts of three towers: the A.Venue Suites, the Antel Spa, and the Serenity Suites, which might get confusing at first, but will give you three totally different hotel experience all in one place.

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Antel Spa & Serenity Suites

We started the exploration of the hotel’s interior by meeting at Granvia Cafe, where we enjoyed a sumptuous and healthy dinner, perfect for the lenten season. (Read more about Granvia Cafe’s Lenten Season Menu) The cafe-cum-restaurant is located at the fourth level of the A Venue Suites.

best makati hotelPost-dinner, our next agenda was to enjoy the premium services at Toccare Spa, located at the fourth level of the Antel Spa Suites. I had a wonderful spampering experience like no other, which you can read more about on a separate blog post. (Read: Premium Spa Experience at Toccare Spa, Best Western Plus Antel Hotel)

Afterwards, it was time to retreat for the night, as we went to our suite room at the newest building of the hotel, the Serenity Tower. That’s my favorite bit about the Best Western Plus Antel Hotel: all their rooms are suites! It’s suitable for those planning to stay for an extended period of time, because the feel of the suite rooms is close to home.

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I had this room to myself. The bed was as comfy as it can get.

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The boys stayed in the other room. Each room had its own bathroom~

The next morning, I hopped out of bed early as I looked forward to a buffet breakfast at the Granvia Cafe.

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Buffet Breakfast at the Granvia Cafe

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The Banana Pancakes were yum!

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Cornflakes with Milk

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Here’s a good look at our breakfast table. Everything you see inside the red line? Those are all mine! I am seriously not on a diet.

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Breakfast with Rodel and Ira. Boys, why do you eat so little?

I could not believe the amount if food I had during breakfast: One huge banana pancake, one omelette, one scrambled egg, one cup of cereals with milk, a mixed plate of everything in the buffet table, and a hot cup of coffee.

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The Best Western Plus Antel Hotel’s amenities

After breakfast, we decided to go to the gym (they had two gyms, by the way) and the pool area. They had an infinity pool, and we were told that its the only hotel in Makati that has one. We didn’t anymore get the chance to stroll around the A Venue Mall, which is only a few steps from the hotel. But I heard the A Venue Mall has Hooters at the ground floor level of the mall as one of their popular attractions, so when you’re in the vicinity, don’t forget to drop by!

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Best Western Plus Antel Hotel’s Summer Treat!

Vacations don’t have to be expensive or far from home to be considered as one. It has to be one that is comfortable and relaxing, much like our comfy overnight staycation at Best Western Plus Antel Hotel. The location of the hotel is something that most foreigners and travelers, and even weekend bakasyonistas, will find convenient and advantageous. Since the Holy Week is fast approaching, you might want to have a look at their ongoing promos for a retreat with your family and friends. Have a wonderful summer everyone!-HANA

Best Western Plus Antel Hotel
A. VENUE | 7829 Makati Avenue,
Makati City, 1210 Philippines
For Reservations: Call (632) 403-0888 | email
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7 comments to Review: Overnight Summer Treat at Best Western Plus Antel Hotel (Makati Ave., Makati City)

  • Paula Alagao  says:

    Lovely! :)

  • Rain Gatdula  says:

    Nice staycation.. how the overnight rate? :) Love the amenities!

  • Joimee Castillo  says:

    Love the facilities, the buffet, the food. Must try to have an overnight summer treat here :) Also,malapit lang din naman siya sa amin :)

  • christopher amo  says:

    wow thats an elegnt place ryt there!

  • Eddielli Bungay  says:

    Wow! I would love to swim in their infinity pool! I think the price is reasonably good especially if the amenities are really cool!

  • Aegeane Brioso  says:

    I never had a chance to enter hotel before. But I love to have an overnight with my fam someday. :) I love their facilities, the structure of the building plus the amenities! I am so in love in this place because of this review plus the pictures. :)) Thank you for sharing it with us!

  • kevin michael huffer  says:

    i wanna try the infinity pool , amazing place , very very good

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