A week after spending my birthday on an island we rented off Airbnb, we had the chance to stay at one of the grandest and best hotels in Bonifacio Global City, F1 Hotel Manila.
F1 Hotel Manila is the very first hotel that has situated in BGC which caters both leisure and business travelers. Strategically located in the heart of the city, this hotel is your best option when looking for a great place to stay. f1 hotel review
The Experience at F1 Hotel
The supposedly 2 pm check-in was delayed for like 2 hours due to me coming from the south and was not expecting a heavy traffic but I was totally wrong because it was a Friday. Plus, I got a little lost while looking for the entrance of the hotel. The hotel’s entrance was located on the back side of a store that’s fronting the main road.
The check-in was a breeze. Upon entering the entrance to the hotel, the concierge personnel was talking to each other but when they saw a guest coming in, they immediately put their attention to the guest, and I like that kind of courtesy. I asked if there is a reservation for me, they looked it up, asked for my ID and confirmed that there was a room waiting for me for 2 nights, then told me that the hotel lobby is located on the 5th floor. f1 hotel review
The hotel lobby looks grand with it being on a floor where you can totally see the bird’s eye view of a part of a city by their glass panels. The lights are totally complimenting to the metallic chrome design of the fixtures and decorations.
The first thing you will see is the table of the duty manager that if not busy, will greet you with delight. I then proceeded to the front desk officer and asked for my reservation. After giving them my ID and confirmed my room, they have given me my key card and the WiFi password (a customized one). It only took me less than 10 mins from the concierge to the room, a record holder for all our hotel staycation check-ins.
The Fort Suite
Upon receiving our key card, I proceeded to our room. Jane wasn’t with me when I checked in but it was totally cool. I had the time to savor the room aesthetics and check all the things that were there myself. She will be with me before the day ends. f1 hotel review
The room, upon entrance, had an abstract painting, but it was the only painting in the living area. The area comes with posh sofa set, a smart TV, a desktop for work, refrigerator, and welcome drinks. There are also plenty of spaces to be used for storage and keep. The living area of our room has okay city views, not to good, mainly because it was facing a roof, but that was no biggie.
A Fort Suite bedroom comes with a king-sized bed with a smart TV. The closet has two bathrobes, plenty of hangers, a safety box, an ironing board, and a flat iron — which is more convenient as you don’t have to request for that particular equipment. It also has JBL speakers that could be used at your own convenience to play music to lighten up the silence.
Its comfort room was inviting as well. There comes with towels, the premium toiletries for your hygiene, a hot and cold shower, and a hairdryer. Everything was convenient because you don’t have to call and ask for such items to be delivered to your room.
Amenities and Facilities at F1 Hotel Manila
One thing I totally love about hotels is their swimming pools and I’m always checking out how one is different with one another.
In F1 Hotel, there are three swimming pools and all of which are child-friendly. All pools are illuminated at night that makes it more inviting. However, the water is cold and is more advisable (in my opinion) for a day swim. The lap-pool is only 4.5 feet, perfect if you want to take laps. f1 hotel review
On our visit, there is a glamping movie area on the poolside called Canary Lounge. It looks cute and welcoming. Each corner I bet was instagramable and picture-worthy. During the night at I think 7 pm onwards when the sky is dark, they are playing movies where everyone can watch. The outdoor movie is a must-experience!
For everyone who is checked-in, they have access to the gym area but you must have your keycard to enter. The gym is operational for 24 hours. f1 hotel review
F All Day Dining Restaurant
F All Day Dining is F1 Hotel’s restaurant. This is where we took our buffet breakfast and every meal was sumptuous. It serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a wide variety of dishes to choose from. The restaurant is open from 06:00 am to 10:00 pm. f1 hotel review
F1 Hotel also offers spa services. We didn’t have the chance to try their spa but I think it will be worth it.
Why we love F1 Hotel Manila
F1 Hotel Manila deserves all the stars it can get. From the awesome service of the staffs to the facilities being top notch, everything was a bliss. There was even a plate full of cheese, best partnered with wine, and on the 2nd day, we got some sweets from them. It felt extra special.
Since the location is close to establishments, we didn’t have any issues with food and other kinds of entertainment. We could just go out for a few hours and everything is readily available. We could just even go the Canary Lounge, have some awesome time being in the pool and have some drinks.
We also had a pleasurable experience at the F All Day Dining for their sumptuous breakfast and meals. Every morning at F1 Hotel was extra special. Also, even with us just being inside the room while watching movies at the large TV screen while the lights are off was a great stuff. We love our whole experience at F1 Hotel! f1 hotel review
F1 Hotel Manila