August 29, 2017

Birthday Staycation at Discovery Suites Hotel

August is my birth month so these past few weeks, I’ve been contemplating if I will celebrate it or not. If I will celebrate, will I celebrate it in advance or on the day? My two dilemmas are, first, my birthday falls on a weekday so my son has classes and second coding kami sa birthday ko. Waah!

Of all the days pa, coding pa talaga natapat so even I wanted to eat in the nice restaurant, hindi ko makaaabot sa Alabang. Hassle kung magcommute kami at maulan. I also waited for my son’s schedule because last year, we were able to celebrate my birthday in Singapore because they have no lessons for one whole week but unfortunately, they have regular classes after the periodical exam so ayaw ko siya umabsent para lang sa birthday ko.

 August 19

Finally, I decided to celebrate my birthday in advance, we’re so blessed that we have three consecutive long weekends this year, Aug 21, Aug 28, and September 1. I told my husband about the Discovery Suites Hotel Promo and he approved it. He immediately called the hotel to check if there are still available rooms for August 20-21.

Junior Serendipity Suite – PHP 4,500 nett with breakfast for two persons

High-Speed Internet Access for unlimited devices
Access to Balance Lifestyle Fitness Club, swimming pool, and Kiddie Romp Room
Kids’ Musical Theater Workshop from 4PM to 5PM on:
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Saturday, August 26, 2017
10% Discount at Felipe and Sons
10% Discount on Food and Beverage at 12 Monkeys
10% Discount on Room Service Menu Items

The following day, off we went to Discovery Suites Hotel. The parking space is so steep, malaHanselma Highway sa kitid ng daan and paikot din. Hehehe! The hotel looks old na rin. We were there before 2PM and check-in time is 3PM. We stayed in Serendipity Lounge while waiting for our room. They also served our welcome drinks in the lounge.

Several minutes had passed and we haven’t received any message, then one staff came to the lounge and he informed the other guests that their room is ready. Nagkatinginan lang kami ni hubby because we knew na nauna kami magcheck-in sa kanila. Then the staff saw my husband and he asked for his name para mafollow-up daw niya. He is the same person who ushered us to the elevator.

Time check, 3PM na and still no message so my husband called the reception to follow up. After several minutes, the staff gave our key card so off we went to our room. When entered the room, we were all surprised because we saw the “Happy Birthday Ms. Michelle” banner and two balloons. So I told my husband, kaya siguro natagalan kasi nagprint pa sila ng banner. Hehehe!

Watch the video here.

We stayed in Junior Suite room which is about 40 sqm to 45 sqm. The room is big enough for the three of us. We have a couch, two beds, and workspace area.

I love the oven toaster and microwave oven because we can reheat our food if we want. There are complimentary bottled water and fruits. The bed has 4 pillows each, pillows have different softness, firmness and fluffiness. I’m very particular when it comes to pillows and beds so I’m happy that they have comfy pillows and bed.

The bathroom has separate bath tub and shower area. It has no bidet.

I want my son to experience the “Kids’ Musical Theater Workshop” sana but it was only available on August 19 and 26, 2017. Hindi pasok sa staycation namin but I’m glad that they have “Name Tape Painting” activity. At least my son has something to do. It was just a simple activity for the kids. I hope they provide apron for the kids, baka malagyan kasi ng paint ang damit.

After that, we went to the swimming pool. They have indoor pool and jacuzzi, the pool was 4 ft deep and cold. I forgot to bring his floaters, hindi ko expected na walang kiddie pool sa Discovery Suites. Anyway, he stayed in jacuzzi na lang kasi mainit. Hehehe! 12 years old below are not allowed to swim without companion kaya napabihis bigla si hubby.

When we went back to our room, I was surprised when I saw the complimentary cake and card on the table. I thought banner lang ang surprise nila. Thank you Discovery Suites!

We just ordered, “Discovery Special Pizza” for our dinner. While eating, we heard again the noise beside our room. Nagkatinginan na naman kami ni hubby, Oh no! My hubby said, baka magdinner lang sila then okay na mamaya.

We are an early sleepers, at 8PM ready to sleep na kami so we were hoping and praying na tatahimik din sila. But unfortunately, past 10PM na we can still hear the noise. We wanted to sleep but we can’t because of their noise. I know that they are celebrating their birthday pero birthday staycation ko din ito and I want to rest na.

My two boys were able to sleep despite the noise but I can’t. Past 12AM na sila tumahimik so dun pa lang ako nakatulog. I hope guests should consider the welfare of other guests too. Wala naman masama na magcelebrate at mag-enjoy but make sure na iminimize nila ang ingay nila. Pader lang pagitan namin. At that moment, I was asking myself if I made the right decision na magstaycation. I paid for it pero napuyat lang ako. Waah!

Moving on, the following day we went to Restaurant 5 for our breakfast. The room package has only two free breakfasts, the kid’s rate is 50% of P865. The restaurant is small, and the buffet spread was not grand if I will compare it to other 4-5 stars hotels but we’re satisfied. Mabilis na kami mabusog e. hehehe!

Most of the hotels that we’ve visited, they served crispy bacon but I liked soft bacon, and Restaurant 5 offers two kinds of bacon. Yey! I also liked their beef arrozcaldo, my husband liked the Laksa and my son enjoyed their pancake with whipped cream.

I really appreciate the birthday surprises of Discovery Suites Hotel. The service of the staff is also good. Our staycation would be pleasant kung hindi lang maingay ang guest na nakatabi namin. Well, that’s life you can’t choose your hotelmates. Hehehe!

Read: Breakfast at Restaurant Verbena
Christmas Breakfast at Restaurant Verbena

Discovery Suite Ortigas
25 ADB Ave. Ortigas Center
Pasig City


  1. Happy Birthday! btw, wala na coding sa Alabang if sa commerce kayo dadaan. I assumed taga Laguna kayo? Hehe.

    1. Thanks! Wala na ba? May nabasa kasi kami before na starting Jan 2017, may coding na sa Commerce Ave.

    2. Yes sis suspended sya. Last May pa daw.

  2. Awww.Ang saya ng surprise! Haha konti nlng iinit na ulo sa tagal ng prepaeation. Haha still, worth it naman. :) Lovethe kid's activities! I wish all hotels have that. :)

    1. Yes, okay surprises nila. Oo nga, sana all hotels have activities for the kids. :)

  3. Wow sulit yung promo ha. The last time we stayed there was 2016 pa. Seems like they've maintained it quite well. Happy birthday! :) Hope you had a great time with your family!