December 3, 2019

Celebrating Raj's 11th Birthday at Makati Diamond Residences

To celebrate my son's 11th birthday, we booked a Two Bedroom Suite at the Makati Diamond Residences.  

We love that the Makati Diamond Residences is located just across the Greenbelt Malls, which was one of my celebrant's requirement for his to follow birthday gift hunting and shopping.  

The hotels luxurious lobby and top-of-the-line amenities and health and wellness facilities not to mention it's very amiable staff was very impressive.

We arrived two hours earlier than check-in time and was swiftly ushered to the hotel's Club Lounge.  We were offered drinks and snacks, while waiting for our room to be ready.

No wonder, the room took a while to finish - 

My son's birthday surprise :P
The room was nicely decorated ~

 Our accommodation is a two bedroom suite, linked by a seating area. 

One of the two (2) bathrooms (no need to rush while doing your thing)

My comfortable staycation bed ~ 


Guests staying at one bedroom suites or higher has Club Lounge access (open from 6am to 10pm)  Amenities and services include:
    • Complimentary food and beverage privilege (breakfast from 6am-10am; evening cocktails from 5pm-7pm; refreshments, including beer, coffee/tea, chilled juices and soda from 6am-10pm)
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi and Local calls
    • Welcome drinks and snacks
    • Access to the business center and health club amenities, including indoor lap pool and fitness center and TRX sudio
    • Shoe shine service
    • Use of meeting room for two (2) hours, including use of tablets and laptop inside the Club Lounge
    • Private cinema access (for those staying in a two bedroom suite and loft units)
Guest have multiple dining options using the Dining Card, which allows guest dining choices outside the hotel.  Check this link for additional information ~ Makati Diamond Residences Dining Card

  • My family enjoyed our stay at the Makati Residences. We had a comfortable and relaxing, worry free staycation.
  • Location is A+ (30m to Greenbelt, 500m to Landmark and Glorietta area).
  • Very good and amiable staff made our stay extra memorable.
  • Unfortunately we were not able to explore the business center and health club amenities as we only stayed overnight and there was also so much to do outside the hotel.  

For booking and inquiries, please visit Makati Diamond Residences webpage ~ Makati Diamond Residences

Makati Diamond Residences 
118 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village Makati 
Trucklines: +632 3170099 or +632 8789699 

February 25, 2019

Daddy's Birthday Weekend ~ Amazing at 75

If you are born during typhoon season, you are sure to have lots of rainy (hopefully not flooded) birthday celebration.  It was hard to plan a get-away, so a nearby hot spring-pool party is deemed acceptable.  It is party, where it is actually okay, to get wet (not to mention hot spring water's therapeutic benefits). 

If you are looking for hot spring private pools in Los Banos Laguna~ check Agoda or Airbnb. There is a long list of suitable private pools to fit your budget.  

For my Father's 75th Birthday we decided on renting a 4 bedroom private pool and invite cousins to join us- "they say the more the merrier".

Daddy's Birthday Cakes :P

And tin cakes from Consuelo's.
These were delectable and yummy.  High quality and much recommended!

The place we've rented is huge and can fit 20 persons easy. It also has enough parking for 4-5 vehicles.  The venue is well lighted at night, gated and with CCTV, so there is a feeling of added security and safety.  I personally liked that the place is PWD and senior citizen accessible ~ it fits our requirements spot on!

Here are some of the pictures we've taken:

Our Chef Jeff with Bruce Li  

The pool is invitingly lukewarm ~ the children were in the pool the moment we arrived and swam again before leaving. 

Night to Day Swimming... so "sulit"!

Happy Birthday Daddy!