“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.”
– Mitch Albom
We often neglect our parents when we are traveling, intentional or not. Our parents were the first people on earth to give us love and to bring us joy. They are the witness of your first cry, first laugh, first word, and first of everything. From the moment we were born, they have been on our side, day and night.
When we were younger, our parents would bring us to almost anywhere we would like. While we become older, we often neglect our parents as we always would want to travel alone or with the company of others. We might think that they have already experienced what we are currently experiencing especially in the aspect of travel but little did we know, they still would like to experience new things, just like us. They might have become older but that doesn’t mean they don’t need to be treated at least once in a while.
Staycation at Nobu Hotel Manila
On my mom’s 49th birthday celebration, I brought her to a fancy hotel in Pasay, the Nobu Hotel Manila. I want her to experience a fancy hotel staycation she never had before. My gift to her was this experience.
Nobu Hotel Manila is a luxury hotel in Pasay City, Metro Manila. It’s also within City of Dreams and next to Hyatt Hotel. It’s only a few kilometers away from the airport and the location is near central establishments. If you want to shop non-stop, visit Baclaran and I’m sure you will definitely be having a great time shopping for goods and apparels. If you’d like to go to a mall, SM Mall of Asia is only a hundred meters away.
Check-in and Check-out Experience
Check-in was a breeze even though there was a line for it as there were many other people checking-in. The front desk officers were courteous and attentive to details. They will also ask you if there are any occasions being celebrated during your stay. Note though that they need P5000.00 refundable security deposit. After a short while, our room key cards were given and we were escorted to the proper elevator wing for our room.
Check-out was even faster. We only waited for like five minutes (because there were other people checking out). The front desk officer only asked if we took any food in the fridge or the mini-bar (which we didn’t do). Afterward, my security deposit was given back to me.
We had the deluxe room with two queen-sized beds located on the fourth floor. We are actually supposed to be in the Nobu Executive room but since there were three of us (I have my youngest brother with us), I opted to stay in a room with two beds.
The Nobu Deluxe room has the following:
- Panoramic views of the city and City of Dreams pools
- King or Double Queen beds
- Exclusive Natura Bisse bath amenities
- Selection of Ikaati Premium Tea
- 36 sqm or 387 sqft
- Fully stocked Mini-Bar
- Guestroom safe
- Iron and ironing board
- 47” LED IPTV with Video-On-Demand
- Complimentary Wireless and Lan Internet
- JBL Docking Stations
While checked-in, we also have the access to the pool area, Nobu Fitness Room, and Nobu Spa. Our room also includes buffet breakfast in the next morning at Nobu Restaurant. Dinner and lunch are of our own account.
A few minutes later, the doorbell rang. We are not expecting anyone so it’s quite a surprise. When we opened the door, a staff was holding a little decadent cake. It was their birthday present for my mom and I think they do this if you have any occasions being celebrated while checked-in. It’s a plus!
The pool at the Nobu Hotel is one thing that my mom and my youngest brother are looking forward to. Even though my brother isn’t good at swimming, he loves being in the water. The pool is only 5 feet deep and there are lifeguards around, every time.
Mind you that they are quite strict with their pool rules especially the swimwear. My mom wasn’t able to go all out in the water because she doesn’t have a rash guard and or a proper swimwear. She was allowed only on the pool staircase to look after my little brother. And of course, for my brother to enjoy more, I joined him in the pool and swam with him.
We also had the chance to experience a Full Body Massage at the Nobu Spa. So after we went swimming, we washed and headed straight to Nobu Spa. The spa is located just in front of the pool area.
I was actually worried about my little brother if the massage session starts. Well, apparently, while we were being massaged, he just laid down and eventually slept on the sofa. He might be tired from swimming for hours.
The massage, by the way, was very soothing. We had to remove all our garments and have to change in their prescribed undergarments. But before that, on the Nobu Spa waiting area, we were given fruits and drinks (orange and apples + a shot of pineapple shake). We were also asked to sign a customer/disclaimer form with another paper asking for focus points for the massage.
It was a good one hour of soothing massage for me and my mom, and it was my very first time trying out a full body massage at a spa. I’d do it again for sure. The staffs were all awesome and polite as well. Kudos to you, guys!
Buffet Breakfast at Nobu Restaurant
Included in our room was a buffet breakfast for two at the Nobu Restaurant. Since my brother is only 5 years old, he’s free of charge. Children 6 to 12 years old are charged 50% of the original price.
Nobu Restaurant is world’s most recognized Japanese restaurant as it is known for their innovative cuisines and celebrity following. Nobu Restaurant offers unique modern Japanese dishes fused with Peruvian influences.
With different offerings ranging from a different serving of pastries, main course dishes, appetizers, and desserts. We had a sumptuous breakfast that morning and we were all full. If you happen to visit City of Dreams, you surely have to try their signature dishes. It looked like everything was special.
My mom was truly delighted about this treat she had. I can see the joy in her eyes and face and I know then and there that I did something right to make her happy.
Nobu Hotel is a perfect place to stay if you’d like luxury near the airport and city establishments. you can stay here after having your casino sessions. This is also a great place to bring your girlfriend or wife to celebrate anniversaries or just stay for a night or two.
Level 1 Nobu North Tower, City of Dreams Manila
Aseana Boulevard corner Macapagal Avenue Brgy.Tambo, Paranaque City
NOBU HOTEL MANILA
City of Dreams Manila, ASEAN Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard,
Entertainment City, Parañaque 1701, Manila, Philippines
Telephone: +632 800-8080