Happy birthday, Daddy!!!
It will be Daddy’s day on the 19th, but, because it was Eid-ul-Fitr last Friday, we had extra holiday, we have celebrated it in advance. There was no more element of surprise. Gift, birthday card, planned staycation. They were all revealed by my ever excited daughter, Maggie. That time, I was just checking for any hotel promos but, there she was, already telling to Daddy that we were going to stay in a hotel. What else can I do, but, just to make sure not to disappoint the kids, and of course, the birthday boy.
After days of checking the web, it will be Discovery Primea. Why? Why not? It has good reviews and it has swimming pool. Yes, that was a consideration. For the kids, of course.
And, yeah, I made the right choice. It was really a great experience. What else can I say? Google has the best word for it:
prime: of the best possible quality; excellent.
synonyms: top-quality, top, best, first-class, first-rate, grade A, superior, supreme, choice, select, finest, top-end, top-tier;
Getting to the hotel was never a problem. It was just located across Rustan’s and Glorietta malls in Makati. Whether you’re coming from the North or the South, EDSA, maybe your best route. Luckily, for us, traffic condition that time was light. Go through Ayala Ave, then turn right to Apartment Ridge Road. Go straight until you find the towering heights of the Discovery Primea.
Upon arrival, the kids and I usually proceed to the reception to check in. While, Hubby will proceed to the parking area. But, not this time, the valet took cared of it for him. I think, there was no exception for this. Valet service was offered to all of their guests. A luxury you want to experience, once in a while.
Upon check-in, we need to pay the incidental deposit of Php4,000, either pay with cash or charge it to your card. This will be refunded upon your check out. After the registration, the receptionist happily ushered us to our room. While, the bellboy brought our bags (they have their own service elevator for this :))
When we got to our room, we were all at awed. Aside from the spacious and elegantly designed room, a personal welcome note matched with sweet treats greeted us on the table. That point, there was nothing I felt but be excited on how grand our stay could be. Shall I need to mention that apples were overflowing in the hallway? If you were on a fruit diet, this one will suffice you already. Hehe.
The minibar area stood between the bed room and the bath room. The minibar had a nespresso machine which, by the way, was so inviting that I had to try it. And.. I loved it. I got to enjoy a cup for free. Such one of simple things that made me happy. Prices of the items in the minibar were listed in the menu so there’s no reason for you to overlook and got surprised with your additional bills.
The bathroom were just awesome. There were a lot of complimentary items, all to make your stay feel more personal and comfortable. Even mouthwash was provided. And a TV in the bathroom? My daughter was just amazed.
Here’s snapshots of what this beautiful stay was.
The Business Suite
Included in the package is a free breakfast for 2 at Restaurant Tapenande.
You can start with the continental buffet selections, then followed it with a choice from the morning entrees.
Our morning entree choices:
And, of course, the guests, my lovely daughters:
The crying part 🙂
Thanks to Agoda and Citibank, because of their partnership, we were able to book for a discounted rate at Discovery Primea. All in all, I would love to go back and spend more weekends and holidays to this prime hotel. Definitely, worth the price and a service satisfaction and quality guaranteed
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