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Staycation at Microtel by Wyndham (Mall of Asia)

We had the opportunity to enjoy a staycation at Microtel at Coral Drive, Mall of Asia over the weekend. Actually, it was more staycation for Jie and Elora, work for me because I had an event that Sunday in the same hotel.

The hotel was a pleasant surprise. The room was spacious enough with 2 queen beds, considering we just got the standard rooms. It had a mini-ref but no coffee making facilities, which I thought was standard. The room had a pitcher and glasses and the hallway near the elevator had a water dispenser. One floor below had an ice dispenser. These 2 alone can make the stay a little more convenient. 

My office mates got the family room, which was complete with 1 queen bed and bunk beds, good enough for 4 people; a microwave unit, mini-ref, a sink and water heater. Their restroom also had a bath tub, while ours do not.

Another good thing going for the hotel, I guess, was their location and the view. Our room was facing Mall of Asia Baywalk so we can clearly see the MOA eye / Ferris wheel. Just across the street was Buffet 101, and Conrad Hotel.

I mean, I would not really stay at this hotel since I live very near the area. But I was thinking that it could be a good location if someone was attending a function or event at MOA that would finish very late. The hotel was in a very convenient place, very near to the mall.

Elora was feeling extra active that day so Jie and I decided to just dine in the hotel. We discovered that they have a rooftop dining. You would need to go up to the 12th floor and climb one flight of stairs. The dining place was beside their pool. Actually, the pool was in the middle of their dining area, which we find quite weird, and think not properly laid out. So imagine if you are dining and there were a lot of swimmers around haha.

But the area was nice and cozy, i think good enough for an intimate dinner. At their rooftop dining, they had an option of salmon, baby back ribs, chicken kebab and pork chops. Each one comes with soup, bread, salad and rice. They also had pasta arrabiata. Since Elora was with us, and their grill menu was not exactly a kid’s fare, they offered that we can order from their restaurant Millie’s downstairs. But our order took a while, even the coffee, since it still came from downstairs. They did not have a kitchen at the rooftop, just a grilling, soup and salad station. Between the baby back ribs and the chicken kebab that we ordered. I liked the baby back ribs more. 

Breakfast was buffet. I was not able to take pictures any more as our event was about to start, but I remembered that that there was fried rice, vegetables, scrambled and boiled eggs, daing na bangus, corned beef and glazed ham. They also had a juice station, cereal, yoghurt, fruits, dessert and assorted breads. Pretty good considering that charge for an additional person was just P500.

More than the location and the amenities, what I noticed about Microtel, especially at Millie’s and their rooftop dining, was its staff were extra friendly., They really took the time to make us comfortable. For that alone, a stay at Microtel was worth it.