October 26, 2018

Birthday Staycation at Sofitel Club Millesime Manila

We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila last February and we had a pleasant staycation. We like the room, facilities, amenities, food, and of course the service so I know that sometime in the future, we will revisit this hotel. But I did not expect that we will go back within the year.

Read: Anniversary Staycation at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Sofitel Staycation Video

My son wanted to celebrate his 10th birthday in his favorite hotel which is Sofitel. My son enjoyed their wet play area, they have three slides for toddlers, kids, and adults so I guess that is one of the reasons why he likes this hotel. So I immediately inquired about their room packages, the rates, and room packages are still the same. Since we just went here last February I suggested to my husband that we try the Luxury Club Room for a change. I reserved everything via email within 3 days.

The rate is a little bit expensive but if you are Accor Plus Member, they give you an additional 10% discount. If you book Luxury Club Room or Sofitel Suite, you have Club Room Access so you can visit Club Millesime for complimentary food and beverage. It is good for 2 adults and 1 child (below 12yrs old) which is perfect for our family of three.

Club Millésime is open from 0600am – 1000pm. 

Complimentary food and beverage services can only be taken from Club Millésime good for 2 adults and 1 child below (12) years old.

A la Carte Breakfast 06:00AM – 10:00AM 
Afternoon Snack 2:30PM – 4:30PM
Cocktails and Scheduled Wine Tasting 5:00PM – 7:00PM
All Day Refreshments 10:00AM – 10:00PM   

Other privileges/benefits as a Club Millésime guest:   

Complimentary daily international newspaper
Complimentary use of the conference room for 8 persons for 1 hour per stay. The excess will be charged Php 1,200.00 per hour. Bookings a day prior to use are highly recommended.
Complimentary 24-hour internet access in the room and at the Lounge
Complimentary use of DVDs, CDs, books, newspapers, and magazines.
Complimentary pressing of one (1) suit (jacket and trousers/skirt) or dress upon arrival and 20% discount on laundry
Complimentary access to So Fit
Complimentary shoe shine service daily
Complimentary local landline calls
Late check-out until 4:00pm with no additional charge depending on room availability

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Fast forward to our staycation, we had lunch first before going to the hotel because we all know that the standard check-in time is 2PM. At the reception, I gave my ID and the staff told me that we need to go to 10th flr, the staff ushered us to Club Millesime Lounge so we could check in. Yes, there is a separate room for Luxury Club Room and Sofitel Suite guests, so hindi ka na nakatayo habang nag-check-in and you can already enjoy the food and beverage at the lounge while waiting.

It was quarter to 12NN and I was informed that there is already an available room but no bay view but I can wait at the lounge if I want to have a room with bay view. Knowing me, I hate waiting so I settled for a room with no bay view, should I say konting bay view.

One of the benefits of Club Millesime guests is late check-out and the staff informed me that we can check out at 4PM para mas maenjoy daw ng anak ko. I did not ask for it but she took the initiative, Yey! We have more time to enjoy our staycation. I paid my reservation in full + P3000 for the incidental deposit. But if you can wait, mas maganda talaga yung in front of Manila Bay.

Luxury Club Room 

Here is the room. I’m not fond of green colors so I prefer the interiors of the Luxury Room. But Luxury Club Room is more spacious, especially the bathroom, it has a separate shower area and bathtub. It has additional complimentary toiletries, more complimentary coffee, and Althaus teas too.

We did not waste time, my two boys changed their clothes and we dropped by Club Millesime for some refreshments. Then off we went to the swimming pool. As I’ve said before, my son likes the wet play area so we were a little bit disappointed when we learned that the two slides are under maintenance. Waah! Ito nga yung pinuntahan namin e, huhuhu! The only working slide is the toddler which is too small na for my son.

Club Millesime 

And because the slides were under maintenance, we did not stay long in the pool. Good thing that I booked a Luxury Club Room so at least may pwede kami tambayan. We just enjoyed our complimentary food and beverage at Club Millesime. The foods and drinks are limited if you will compare it to the Spiral buffet but it is enough to satisfy your stomach. There are nuts, breads, soup, crackers, fruits, dessert, cheese, sandwiches, burger and different kinds of hot and cold beverages. You can compare it to the airport lounges where you can eat and drink while waiting for your flight.

We enjoy our time here because it is not crowded and the service is very good, they will serve you with a smile. We also had a chance to try foods and drinks that we don’t normally eat or drink at home. I quenched my thirst with Evian Water and Ginger Ale and take pleasure in eating nuts, cheeses, and cold cuts.

At 5PM, there is a Cocktail and Scheduled Wine Tasting but 8 years old and below are not allowed so we’re happy that my son can enter the lounge but we stayed on the balcony. I don’t really drink alcohol but from time to time, I drink wine like nung nakapagBusiness Class kami when we went to Bangkok. Try lang but I don’t really enjoy it, mapait kasi. For cocktails, I never tried any so this was my first time trying a cocktail drink. The barista prepared Mojito and Margarita and he said, konti lang daw nilagay niya na alcohol. We just tried one cocktail and one wine, quota na kami. Lol But if you love cocktails and wine tasting, you will enjoy this benefit kasi drink all you can from 5PM to 7PM.

And because we’ve been eating and drinking from 2:30PM, hindi na kami nagdinner. Initial plan is we will eat pizza and pasta (room service) pero nabusog na kami sa lounge so nakatipid pa kami.

Sofitel Indulgent Bath 

While checking the room, I saw a flyer for “Experience Indulgent Bath” and I was surprised that we can avail of this for FREE. You can choose from Soothing Bath and Bubble Bath. We don’t have a bathtub at home so my son really likes a hotel with a bathtub so we took note of this. After our Cocktail and Wine Tasting, my husband called to avail the Soothing Bath for our birthday boy.

Soothing Bath - a gentle, soothing bath made from therapeutic bath salts and essentials oils, transforming the bathroom into a private sanctuary to unwind and relax”

If you have an extra budget, you can avail of the Romantic Bath for P2000 or order food from their Culinary Offerings for P645, a choice of Detox or Lavish.

They also surprised our son with a complimentary birthday cake. Thank you!

Spiral Buffet Breakfast 

For breakfast, we have two options, Ala Carte Breakfast at Club Millesime or Buffet Breakfast at Spiral, of course, we chose the latter. We love Spiral buffet because they have an extensive buffet so it is the best way to start our day. I have already blogged about our buffet experience before and the experience is pretty much the same so just read my old post or watch the video.

Read: Breakfast Buffet at Spiral
Spiral Breakfast Buffet Video

After stuffing ourselves with good food, we went back to the pool. I’m so happy that they already opened the big slides, at least natry na rin ng mag-ama ko. Last staycation namin, under maintenance na rin yung big pool. We stayed at the pool for so long, that we did not notice the time anymore and hindi rin kami nakaramdam ng gutom. Yung breakfast kasi namin sa Spiral naging brunch na so busog talaga.

So when we went back to our room, we just took a bath and prepared for our Afternoon Snack at the lounge. We savored our last complimentary food and beverage at Club Millesime.

Indeed, it was a memorable birthday staycation at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila because this was our first time staying in a hotel with club lounge access. We really had a grand time parang gusto pa namin mag-extend kung mura lang. Hehehe! With all these Club Millesime benefits you know for sure why the rate is steep but if you have an extra budget, try their club room.

Watch the video here

Daily Shuttle Service Sofitel to SM Mall of Asia
Drop off: 10:30AM, 11:30AM, 2PM and 4:30PM SM Mall of Asia to Sofitel
Pick-up: 12PM, 2:30PM, 5PM

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila 
CCP Complex Roxas Blvd Brgy. 76,
Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila


  1. We were able to experience Club Milliseme 2 years ago too. Naubusan lang sila ng room kaya they upgraded our room for free. I didn't know may free use pala ng function room. Yay!
    And Angganda ng room ano? and I agree, iba talaga ang Spiral ng Sofitel!

    1. Wow, good for you! I hope all hotels like Sofitel noh, pag nag-upgrade sa Club room pati club lounge access kasama. Last week kasi, naupgrade si hubby ng club room pero room only lang daw. No club lounge benefits. Happy na sana! Hehe!

  2. What a happy birthday! Interested to check out Sofitel too.

  3. Such a wonderful birthday treat! I-try ko din ito minsan for my son's birthday. :)

  4. Super nice birthday treat. Will take note of this kasi we haven't tried Spiral pa or Sofitel. :)

  5. Wow you sure had a great time. Love how sophisticated the room is. And I am drooling over the food photos ahhhhhh hehe

  6. Sofitel will always be my most memorable hotel. Ang laki ng bed namin when we stayed there. I woke up in the morning and panicked, kala ko nawala ang baby namin haha. But we loved staying there. The buffet will always be my favorite.

  7. we were there last year but didn't try the club. mukhang masarap ang cocktails and wine :-)

  8. What a wonderful birthday treat for your son. Ang ganda talaga ng pool area ng Sofitel.