Acacia Hotel Manila: A Filipino 5-Star Luxury Hotel

Being a northie, I haven't had the chance to visit most parts of the southern Metro. However, thanks to Ms. Mae Ilagan and Ms. Marla Mendoza, I was able to experience the comfort, luxury and Filipino hospitality the south can offer by spending a weekend staycation at Acacia Hotel Manila.

Located at Filinvest Alabang, Acacia Hotel Manila is a 6-month old five star luxury hotel boasting of being 100% Filipino. Owned by the Corporate Holdings Management, Inc. (CHMI) through its subsidiary CHMI Hotels and Residences, Inc., and being managed by Acacia Grove Hotels, Acacia Hotel Manila promises to provide nothing short of the world-renowned Pinoy hospitality.

Acacia Hotel Manila

The beau and I took a long ride from the north going to Alabang. We left our homes a few minutes after 12PM, yet we managed to get to the south by 4PM. We got a little lost along the way.. But, the exhaustion and frustration were instantly replaced with awe as we reached Acacia Hotel Manila's modern and stylish lobby.

Acacia Hotel Manila Lobby Acacia Hotel Manila The Lobby

Deviating from other hotels' lobby, Acacia Hotel Manila's does not only serve as a reception and lounge for guests, but also as a casual dining restaurant with a Pan-Asian a la carte menu. But for weary travelers like ourselves, we saw The Lobby as its first purpose -- a perfect space to chill and relax after a north-to-south journey under the scorching heat of the sun.

Acacia Hotel Manila 2nd Floor Acacia Hotel Manila Stairs
Staircase by the lobby

At the front desk, the friendly Ms. Cristina and Mr. Carlos didn't only warmly welcome us, but even escorted us to our room.

Desk at the Hallway Acacia Hotel Manila Hallway
Hotel rooms' hallway

We were fortunate to be given a Junior Suite, a chic 43-square meter room with a living area, executive desk, marbled bathroom and a super comfy king-sized bed.

Junior Suite Living Area and Desk
40" LCD television with cable and full size executive desk

Junior Suite Living Area Junior Suite Sleeping Area
Living area with big picture windows and ultra soft bed

View from the Junior Suite Junior Suite By the Window
View of the bustling city

Acacia Hotel Manila ToiletriesRosemary Melissa Thyme Toiletries
Equipped with a complete set of toiletries and a hairdryer

Acacia Hotel Manila Toilet Junior Suite Closet
Clear glass shower room and bath tub, and a closet with iron and ironing board

This lovely and very new Junior Suite also has Wi-Fi internet access (which is fast), a fully stocked mini bar, and a tea and coffee making equipment.

Complimentary Fruit Platter

After refreshing ourselves a bit, and enjoying this complimentary fruit platter, the beau and I decided to explore more of Acacia Hotel Manila.

The Deluxe Room

Mr. Carlos was very kind to entertain our questions and show us Acacia Hotel Manila's Deluxe Room, 34-square meter of cozy space like our room, minus the living area. Guests can also choose between a king-sized bed or twin beds.

Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room Executive Desk Deluxe Room By the Window

The Function Rooms

Acacia Hotel Manila also prides itself for having 5 function rooms to provide the perfect venue for business events, gatherings or even parties. We got to see a third of the Grand Acacia Ballroom, a majestic function room which can fit up to 400 people.

Grand Acacia Ballroom Chandelier Grand Acacia Ballroom

We also got to see 2 of the function rooms perfect for small meetings, Kamali and Oliva.

Acacia Hotel Manila Kamali Acacia Hotel Manila Function Room

The Samanea

At the 3rd floor is Acacia Hotel Manila's own garden, the Samanea. This spot is very peaceful and has always been used as a location for photoshoots, romantic dates, and even marriage proposals.

Samanea Acacia Hotel Manila's Samanea

It was quite dark already when we first visited the Samanea, but Ms. Marla was kind enough to have our breakfast arranged here.

The Swimming Pool

Located at the other side of the 3rd floor is Acacia Hotel Manila's swimming pool and jacuzzi.

Acacia Hotel Manila Swimming Pool Acacia Hotel Manila Kid's Swimming Pool

Swimming is not really my forte so I just left the beau playing in the pool while I relax and destress at the jacuzzi. (Sorry no photo of the jacuzzi. I was so excited to take a dip that I forgot to snap even a single shot.) Sir Jobert, the pool attendant, was not only kind and courteous in assisting us with the controls of the jacuzzi, but he was also very amusing and entertaining that we chatted with him for hours!

Fitness and Spa Services

The hotel's fitness center and spa are currently under construction. However, they can hook you up to Gold's Gym for free. There's also a 24-hour in-room massage service available which I gladly took advantage of. And the massage was just incredible! It liven up my tired muscles and limbs.

Nighttime and the Next Day

After the tour, the beau and I headed to Acaci, the hotel's signature coffee shop offering breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet where Mr. Lem and a set of nice staff made sure we're comfortable and well-fed.


After a gastronomical meal, the beau and I headed to our room and these surprised us.

View at Night Night Surprise Cake
A nice view of the Filinvest night lights and a plate of cake for midnight snack

Like any other people having a staycation, we just enjoyed watching the television to our hearts' content while laying on the super soft and comfortable bed.

After getting some zzz's and prepping ourselves, we went to the Samanea for our breakfast. Our server for the day, Jayson, was very courteous even initiating to have our tables moved to the shade when the sun began to rise over our spot. However, I didn't quite mind the sun as it perfectly lit the beautiful Samanea.

Breakfast at Samanea Morning Samanea

For the food, I had the Filipino Breakfast (P430) -- a set of sirloin beef tapa, garlic fried rice, fried eggs, fresh fruits, chilled mango juice and coffee (which I gave to the beau).

Filipino Breakfast Beef Tapa, Garlic Rice and Fried Eggs
Fresh Fruits for Breakfast Fresh Mango Juice

The beau on the other hand, enjoyed Steak and Eggs (P460) -- grilled 6oz. US Angus striploin with scrambled eggs, golden hash brown and tomato.

Steak and Eggs
Hot Coffee

After the hearty breakfast, the beau and I enjoyed the lovely and cozy room, took a dip at the pool and jacuzzi, and headed our way to The Lobby where we had a sumptuous lunch.

The Lobby Al Fresco Area

By 2PM, it was time to bid the hotel and its staff good bye. However, instead of being sad, we were happy because we know that this will not be our last time to see Acacia Hotel Manila. With amazing rooms, amenities and staff as friendly, as polite and as hospitable as the ones we've crossed paths with in this Filipino luxury hotel, we can say with full conviction that we shall return!

Thank You Cupcakes from Acacia Hotel Thank You Cupcakes

Before we separated paths with this lovely and highly recommended hotel, we were given thank you cupcakes which we very much appreciated. To our friends at Acacia Hotel Manila, thank you so much for this sweet gesture! You have truly made us feel special and we will forever remember this wonderful stay.

Check out Acaci's buffet spread
Or head over to The Lobby for a la carte dining

Hotel Rates:
Deluxe Room
Published Rate - P10,980
Jan. to June Promo (Sun-Thurs) - P5,490
Jan. to June Promo (Fri-Sat) - P4,878
Junior Suite
Published Rate - P17,080
Jan. to June Promo (Sun-Thurs) - P6,710
Jan. to June Promo (Fri-Sat) - P6,098


Acacia Hotel Manila
5400 East Asia Drive corner Commerce Avenue,
Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang,
Muntinlupa City 1781
Metro Manila, Philippines
(02)720-2000; 588-5888
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79 comments:

  1. Oh my! That's a lovely hotel! It's so gorgeous from the inside out! Wow! You're so lucky to experience it.

    Love looking at the plates of food. Oh my. Makes me hungry again :)

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  2. beautiful but expensive, buti may promo. hehe! bakit di ko napapansin yan. =)

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  3. ganda ng hotel.. kahit malayo parang it is really worth to visit! :)

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  4. Looks like a new and good hotel. Something worth to try in the South,

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  5. this is a nice hotel you wouldn't think you're still in the city!

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  6. Bravo Steph!!! I knew you'd do great! Just followed ur blog. follow mu din saken ha?

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  7. Ganda. This is so near our place.

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  8. Looks so cozy and relaxing! And I so salute them for naming the hotel thus. Have a lovely weekend.

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  9. I want my bedroom to look like one of the rooms at the acacia hotel. That's a posh hotel

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  10. ive never been to that hotel but the place was really good! nice photos!

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  11. I like the ambiance modern greek yung dating sa akin yung hotel ne to...

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  12. WOW... I wish to stay at that hotel too :)

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  13. Lovely hotel, need to save up so that I can take the Little Ones for an overnight here soon =)

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  14. Pretty nice Junior Suite. And I like the Filipino breakfast served to you. :) Luxurious!

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  15. lovely hotel! when i first read your post, or rather yung title i was like... ACACIA, Malabon? LOL :P

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  16. @Gellie Abogado: hahaha.. Funny that you mentioned that! :D Nice coincidence nga that I'm from Acacia.. ^^

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  17. Wow ganda! I'm sure super relaxing ng hot tub, massage and jacuzzi =)Can't wait for the food post of course =D

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  18. So this is why you said you'd be in Alabang. But really, it took four hours? Wow! I sometimes go to the North and I don't think I've ever experienced such a long ride. And I feel like such a loser! I pass by this place almost everyday, and I've never been inside. I do hear a lot of good things about the hotel though.

    I love hotel buffets, so I hope I get to try their buffet out soon. :)

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  19. Ah I'm going to be attending a wedding at Acacia this June. Now I know what to expect, thanks for posting!

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  20. Looks great! I will definitely be booking hubby and me here as we live and work close to this.:)

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  21. Such a nice place to rest and spend the weekend, looks very comfortable as well :)

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  22. I see this every time I go to Alabang. Good to see it's really nice inside. Looking forward to your food posts.

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  23. Perfect! It's beautiful, elegant and royale. The foods are also perfect. The ambiance and everything is cool. It deserves to be rated as 6-star hotel.

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  24. wow ang ganda and looks so elegant!! Hope to try this place too.. kaso napansin ko ang konti ng serving ng food! and a bit pricey... sulitin nalang ang price sa room and amenities... ;)

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  25. I think I recognize the pool, from one of Kris Aquino's morning segments.. anyhow, the hotel looks lovely! But it's much too expensive for me.. =(

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  26. Oh my, I want to make an excuse and stay there for the weekend. It's so beautiful and the Steak and Eggs looks yummy!

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  27. my fiance and I loves hotel.. will definitely Acacia Hotel is on my list now. :)

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  28. very nice hotel and you have captured the place so well!!hope to get a chance to stay there!

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  29. holy crap that's one beautiful place. too bad it's too far from the airport. would like to try it during my stay over there :-)

    love the interiors too and the pool

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  30. @totomai: Sir totomai, from the hotel's website it says that it's only 20mins away from the airport. They have airport transfer services too.. :)

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  31. i loved the pool and the scene at night. really looks like a great hotel.

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  32. Love the interiors! The pool looks great too! Can't wait for your post about the food.. :)

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  33. Thanks for the info Sumi, This is worth a try :-)

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  34. Ang ganda!!!!! I would love to dip myself into that jacuzzi too! The food looks sooo good I can't wait for your food posts! hahahaha :D

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  35. Hi
    I will be staying here this coming Saturday ; p Nice photos by the way!

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

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  36. Very inviting, this hotel will surely be known to patrons and it's just 6 months in the business...wow!

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  37. wow so beautiful, I am so inlove with the interior worldclass

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  38. You lucky duck! :D This is awesome, and I love learning new words from you, northie (I was one myself when I was still living in Manila 19 years ago!).

    A stayaction is wonderful time for a quick regeneration of the spirit and it seems Acacia Hotel Manila is the best place to do it!

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  39. no wonder it's 5-star hotel..very luxurious, indeed!

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  40. the place looks divine, every bit a 5-star hotel. + don't let me start with the food, I would like to try all of them! ^_^

    I wish I can visit it someday soon :)

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  41. Wonderful hotel!!!! Dream of going one day! :)
    xoxo
    http://www.sweetdream-miki.blogspot.com/

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  42. looks so contemporary and modern but warm and inviting.

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  43. thanks for giving us a tour! it's a beautiful hotel! =)

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  44. Wow! Thanks for sharing info about five-star Acacia hotel Manila. This is quite new to see with high class hotel facilities. I like the design of their hallway.

    - Jem of Experience of a Super Mommy

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  45. Nice photos, you really capture the best angle. It's a beautiful hotel!

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  46. very nice place... the food, rooms, amenities are just engaging. i'm sure the accommodation is inviting as well.

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  47. Wow! Another cool place to visit, is this hotel really a 5star one?

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  48. i usually check the price first, so that was quite expensive! di ako makakatulog at makakakain sa mahal!

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  49. oh, it's perfect for an overnight staycation. love that it's so near but it's still outside of our district. love the modern look...

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  50. thanks for sharing. and what an amazing review!

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  51. so nice, the place is awesome... but that's too far from manila!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  52. I am really familiar with the South as I hailed from there. Good thing, you have multiple visits in the south already. There are numerous sites to enjoy in the south, you just have to explore it. And Alabang is fast becoming a Makati business district especially in the Filinvest area. Soon, more high rise buildings will abound the place. Will visit this hotel definitely.

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  53. I love your photos! I'd love to have some "staycation" there too!!!

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  54. OMG! The hotal looks good and obviously it's classy so definitely expensive rates but i'm amazed with the promo! 50% cool! I like pool! <3

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  55. lovely interiors and great food, love to stay here... slight problem... cash... LOL. Yahweh bless.

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  56. Its staycation time!
    I'm gonna try Astoria this weekend..
    I guess this one is another viable option.

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  57. I so love your photos Sumi especially the ceiling photo of the Grand Acacia Ballroom! I hope I could also stay there someday!

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  58. I love your photography! The photos made the place really inviting. Nice article too. Nice meeting you pala sa MCA! :) Kasu Im shy na makipag-usap. Hahahaha. :)

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  59. beautiful place! Great photos!makes me wanna stay there..it's just a bit pricey for a regular Juan though. And I have to stress this again, love your photos!

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  60. The interiors and the landscaping are all first-class looking. I doubt I'd be able to afford that place.

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  61. Wow, although pricey, the place looks nice, especially the pool area. :)

    North girl here as well but I am sure my South friends will love to hear about this!

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  62. Lovely hotel! With matching thank you cupcakes?! sweet! Thanks for sharing this!

    followed you through GFC

    xoxo,,
    http://carmiscaprice.blogspot.com/

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  63. I've always wanted to find out more about this particular hotel. thanks to you, now i've got all the info i need. thanks so much my dear!

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  64. Truly a beautiful place and worthwhile to visit. I have been there lots of time and enjoyed holidays.

    louise

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  65. We (the whole family) were there on Labor Day. We booked a room for an overnight stay and we totally enjoyed the experience. I loved their breakfast buffet. Everyone on the staff was really friendly and accommodating. We loved our stay so much that we would book a room for Dec. 31. I heard that Acacia throws great New Year's Eve parties!

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  66. Looks like a great place to spend a weekend in!

    Between Bites
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  67. The hotel is like a heaven. I wish to stay this hotel and the rates are reasonable for a five star hotel’s room. It looks so comfy and luxurious.

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  68. It looks and sounds so promising. Cant wait to experience the luxury and comfort that Hotel Acacia entails to its visitors. Thanks Ian Peralta for this lovely review!

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    1. Uhh.. I wrote this review, and my name's not Ian Peralta >.<

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  69. wow!ganda naman..very peaceful and elegant ang dating:)

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  70. Would really love to win your giveaway on this... so relaxing and beautiful.. my sister and her hubby will surely enjoy here...

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  71. Looks like a great place for a family staycation. the junior suite's the perfect size for our little family. :)

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  72. Another option for us.Me and my Hubby are looking for a Hotel to de stress and be relax even for just a day.Love your post Ms Sumi,thanks!

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  73. Wow! I can't wait to take my mom and dad there, I thought it's located in Manila, glad It's near in Cavite! I love the lobby!!! So classy! <3

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  74. I miss this place where I took my internship...

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  75. I miss this place where I took my internship...

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