The Gonzales Family was very happy to be invited in a hotel staycation on the day of Rylee’s 3rd birthday last October 30! Yipeeee…..insert happy dance!
The Birthday girl!
For me, it is such an honor to be invited in this staycation: to review a hotel, their food and services. Special shout out to our Mommy blogger friend, Mommy Jen (The Reluctant Storyteller), for making it possible. Soshal ang playdate ng MBP South, sa F1 Hotel Manila! #bongga
We arrived at  F1 Hotel around 10:30am. Their Reception area  or Hotel Lobby is at the 5th level.
F1 Hotel Lobby

And because we were booked at Fort Suite, we had our private check-in at the Premiere Lounge which is also located in 5th floor. 

While waiting for other Mommy friends and their families, we had our refreshments and snacks at the Premiere Lounge. 

Refreshments and snacks
With Mommy Jen and Mommy Rackell

Facilities and services exclusive to Premier Lounge guests include access to the private library, complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktails served daily from 3:00pm to 6:00pm everyday.

We were warmly welcomed by F1 Hotel Manila’s Marketing Team, Ms. Twinkle Lacsamana (F1 Hotel Marketing Manager) and Pau Esmedilla (F1 Hotel Marketing Coordinator) together with Mr. Christian, F1 Hotel Manager on Duty.
As mentioned by Ms. Twinkle, F1 Hotel Manila is the first hotel to open at the dynamic Bonifacio Global City in Metro Manila. This distinction is synonymous to upscale accommodation and the highest standards of services, facilities and amenities to its distinguished clientele. 

After meeting in the Premiere Lounge, we had an early lunch in F All Day Dining Restaurant located at the 3rd level.  

Here, we were introduced to Chef Decker Gokioco, the new Head Chef of F All Day Dining. 

Chef Decker shared to us how to cook Almond-crusted Salmon. 

F All Day Dining Restaurant offers a wide array of international cuisines. With dishes meticulously crafted by their world-class culinary masters.

But my favorite dish is this….oh so yummy!
Stuffed Kare-kareng Lechon belly ^_^

Lechon na, Kare kare pa…
It is one of the specialties of Chef Decker, F1 All Day Dining Head Chef
photo credit: Nanay Nadia of Nanaystrip

Having yummy lunch with Mommy Blogger Friends and families!

photo credit: Mommy Rackell
After the yummy lunch and some chikahan, we headed to our designated room, Fort Suite. 
Our room is located at the 14th floor
Staycation starts now…yipee!!!
The Fort Suite is a one-bedroom suite with a living room. 


the King size bed

The sofa can be converted into a bed that ‘s good for 2 people. It was perfect for The Gonzales Family since Papa and Mama are with us too.  

F1 Hotel has 243 stylish guest rooms with 3 room categories – Deluxe Rooms, City Suite and Fort Suite, to give its guests a luxurious experience. All rooms are well appointed and include a choice of king or double bed. Each room is equipped with an individually controlled air conditioning system, a minimum of 2 line NDD/IDD access telephones, work desk with internet ports, electronic safe, coffee & tea – making facility, LCD TV, iPod dock with radio and alarm, and walk-in shower.


Fort Suite Bathroom

Yema tart and fruit platter! Awesome welcome treats from F1 Hotel Management.

yema tart
photo credit: Mommy Que
F1 Hotel really pampered us since they also gave us free massage, 30 minutes each. You can choose if you will have your massage on their Spa or via room service.

We schedule ours at 3pm in our room.  And because I will still swim with Rylee, I told my masseuse to give me a very mild head and back massage. Still, it relaxes me, ang dami ko daw lamig sa likod. hahaha!

After a bit of rest, it’s time to swim. The birthday girl is so excited to dip on the three pools that F1 Hotel have.  But of course, she stayed in the kiddie pool! hihi… 

F1 Hotel Manila has 3 swimming pools in different sizes & depths to fit your needs. 
kiddie pool
family pool
Lap Pool

Having fun at the swimming pool…

Daddy Ryan did not swim with us, he just watch us from the Canary Lounge wherein you can order some snacks and drinks. 
Come dinner time, we again met in Canary Lounge for our Barbeque Dinner.

We had freshly grilled meats like squid, liempo, hotdog, chicken, salmon and lechon kawali. We also had salad, soup, fruits and sweets for dessert. 

The Gonzales Family enjoying the staycation!
After the delicious dinner, we cannot call it a night without making chikka with other Mommy friends. We met at the Premier Lounge and stayed there until 1 am. From online to offline, click na click talaga.  This made our staycation in F1 Hotel more fun. Walang katapusan kwentuhan at tawanan! With that, #BulliesofManila was born, ahaha! 

#BulliesOfManila a.k.a. F1 Mommies
Mommy Rackell, Jen, Que, Me and Nadia
Ang ganda, ganda, ganda natin dito Mommies! 😀
photo credit: Mommy Rackell
And then, we call it a night! But of course, pagbalik ko ng room tulog na silang lahat! hehehe!

Day 2 in our staycation coming soon! ^_^

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