October 25, 2019

Birthday Staycation at Sheraton Manila

Today is the last day of my son’s periodical exam so I have time to blog again. Hello, sembreak! Last week, I shared about Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Towers in Indonesia and this reminded me that I haven’t blogged about my Birthday Staycation at Sheraton Manila last August. We splurged on our food trip at Yurakuen Japanese Restaurant in Diamond Hotel but we saved a lot on my birthday staycation.

Read: Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Towers in Indonesia 
Birthday Staycation at Sheraton Manila Club

Would you believe that we only spent less than PHP800 for my birthday staycation at Sheraton Manila? As of this writing, this is the cheapest birthday staycation we ever had. I’m so happy that we had a weekend getaway without breaking the bank. And for the record, this is not a travel-sponsored post.

Free room
Free buffet breakfast
Free cake
Free birthday card
Free late check-out at 2PM

Travel Tip: If you love staycation or you want to get discounts for your hotel booking, do not forget to sign up for a hotel membership. The majority of the membership is free but there are times that you need to pay for your annual membership or you need to stay at their hotel before they can invite you to become a member.

Birthday Staycation at Sheraton Manila 

My husband and I have hotel memberships so we get discounts or earn points for business or family trips. And because of that, we earned enough points to get a FREE ROOM STAY. My husband decided to use his points for my birthday celebration. We can stay for 2 nights but I told my husband to save the other night for my son’s birthday.

Fast forward to my celebration, we had lunch first at Dayrit’s Burger and Roast Beef House at Paseo de Magallanes. I even bought some bread and snacks so we have something to eat at the hotel. After lunch, we went straight to the Sheraton Hotel.

Check-in time is 3PM and we arrived before 1PM but they allowed us to check in already. There is a deposit fee of PHP5000 (if I remember it right). On our way to our room, my husband informed me that we have FREE BUFFET BREAKFAST too. Yey! When my husband booked a room at Sheraton, we were aware that we only have a free room and buffet breakfast is not included in the package. So we were really happy when the hotel staff offered us a complimentary breakfast at S Kitchen. I like Sheraton because they know how to value and spoil their loyal guests.

Sheraton Manila is just across NAIA Terminal 3 so if you are looking for a place to stay before your departure or after your arrival, I can recommend this hotel. They offer FREE AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE to NAIA Terminal 1, 2, and 3. The bus leaves every 30, 40, or 50 minutes, depending on the airport terminal.

It reminded me of our stay in Radisson Blu Trondheim and Radisson Blu Oslo because we have an airport view from the hotel. Unfortunately, our room does not have an airport view but this is our view while waiting for the elevator.

Sheraton Manila Deluxe Room 

We stayed at the Queen Deluxe Guest Room. The room is spacious about 44sqm, it has two queen beds, a working desk, a lounge chair, flat-screen TV, mini bar, safe, and refrigerator. As expected, we enjoyed the Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience, we love the bed, duvet, and pillows. My husband also requested feather pillows.

The bathroom has no bathtub but plus points because they have a bidet. They have the usual toiletries like shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soap, lotion, toothpaste and toothbrush, and more. One thing I dislike is the sliding door in the bathroom, it is hard to open sa loob so kelangan pa namin ipabukas sa labas.

After several minutes, I was surprised when the hotel staff delivered my FREE BIRTHDAY CAKE, BIRTHDAY CARD, and Handwritten notecard from the Director of Operations. The notecard is for my husband, Sheraton hotels always give a welcome card to all their loyal guests. The cake is not just a slice but a whole cake and we love the chocolate cake. Napatimpla agad ng coffee si hubby, just in time for our merienda.

Around 3PM, we went to the heated saltwater swimming pool. The pool is big but it is crowded too so my two boys did not stay long, wala pa yata 1 hour umayaw na.

They have Kid’s Club where you can bring your kids but my son did not go there, feeling binata na. For adults, they have a spa and fitness center.

If you are feeling hungry, they have S Kitchen, Lounge, 24 hours Dining Service and soon Oori. We’re too lazy to go out so for our dinner we availed the room service. We ordered Four Cheese Pizza PHP640 and Chicken Nuggets for PPHP360 (less PWD discount).

The food doesn’t look presentable or appetizing but we loved the pizza. Usually, hindi namin type yung Four-Cheese pizza but this time, we love the combination of mozzarella, brie, parmesan, and kesong puti. Sarap na sarap kami sa pizza. They have Kids Menu so I ordered Chicken Nuggets with tomato relish, mayonnaise, and french fries. I was surprised kasi kakaiba yung nuggets nila parang homemade. My son prefers the taste of the fastfood nuggets so si hubby ang umubos ng food niya.

Buffet Breakfast at S Kitchen 

We had a buffet breakfast at S Kitchen, it is an all-day dining restaurant so you can eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It offers international cuisines like Japanese, American, and Chinese but most of the foods are Filipino which is an advantage if you like Filipino foods like me. They have a bread station, salad station, egg station, fruit and drink station, and many more.

Upon arrival, the staff ushered us to our table and she left without asking for our drinks. Nasanay ko sa ibang hotel sa Pinas na automatic itatanong kung coffee or tea, I’m not sure kung self-service since they have a coffee machine. Anyway, kami na lang kumuha ng coffee and choco.

My favorite buffet station is the Paluto, imagine you can have grilled food for your breakfast. Among the choices are grilled tilapia fillet, bangus fillet, Vigan Longganisa, and Lucban Longganisa. Natuwa din ako kasi may taho at fresh buko juice din. Sad lang, naubusan ako ng champorado and ang tagal ng refill. hehehe!

Lastly, aside from early check-in, we were advised that we can check out at 2PM without additional charge. So to save money, brunch na yung kinain namin sa S Kitchen para sa labas na kami kakain ulit. Hehehe!

Overall, I enjoyed my PHP800 birthday celebration at Sheraton Manila. Sheraton's service is always very satisfactory. We're supposed to go back for my son's 11th birthday but my son doesn't like to have a staycation. Maybe next year, we will try Sheraton Manila Bay or Sheraton Mactan.

This was our first time in Sheraton Manila and you can check other branches that we have tried.

Read: Sheraton Towers Singapore 
Sheraton Manila Bay

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  1. Wow nice place, thanks for the tip. We'll consider this next time πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

  2. Wow, so cozy & elegant! Never had we celebrated a birthday at a hotel. Maybe I should put it sa bucket list namin :) The food looks inviting!

    1. Try niyo, enjoy din mga pasurprise ng hotel or resort. :)

  3. Ang saya! FREE buffet, FREE room!!! OMG, haven! Malabo siguro kami makacollect ng points, hindi kami frequent maghotel. Happy Birthday to you, Mich! More hotels all over the world to enjoy!!!

    1. The best pag free. Hehehe! Thanks! Cheers to more hotel staycation. πŸ™‚

  4. Sa kahit anong Hotel, I love it talaga kapag buffet breakfast and the food na available if you are hungry and would want some food delivered sa room mo. Happiest birthday sa yo and more as in more more hotels and countries and places to explore.

    1. And hindi tayo magluluto, kakain na lang. Hehehe! Thanks, I pray din na marami pa maexplore na places. :)