Nestled in the middle of Madrigal Business Park, the B Hotel along Prime Street, is the "no-fuss" counterpart of The Bellevue Manila. The smart choice for business travelers, as the people from B Hotel puts it. It isn't as grand as the latter since the B Hotel is only rated 3 stars. However, knowing that this is under the capable wing of The Bellevue Hotel & Resorts, one can still expect its signature Filipino hospitality, plus the 5-star treatment.
It was the beau's second time driving to Alabang, and thankfully, traffic was not an issue. (He's such an impatient driver, so thank God for light traffic!) From Pasig, it took us less than an hour of smooth sailing going to our destination, the B Hotel.
We arrived a little past 2PM already. So after grabbing a quick late lunch from the hotel's almost-cleared out Friday Lunch Buffet (Thanks for letting the beau and I make habol!), we then checked in and went ahead to our room at the 12th (penthouse) floor.
And here was our home for 2 nights at B Hotel, the Penthouse Suite, a 51-square meter suite with a living area, dining area and kitchenette, a master’s bedroom, and a bathroom with bathtub. Can you spell sosyal?
|Left: Hallway at the 12th floor;|
Right: Paintings and cafe seating at the ground floor
|Our keycard and Wi-Fi login details... Yay for free in-room Wi-Fi!|
Most hotels give a welcome fruit platter, but B Hotel had something more in mind.
|Bright and spacious living area with LCD TV|
|This feels like condo-living!|
|Kitchenette with microwave, and dining area|
|Bottled water, and coffee and tea maker|
We were already very content with our Penthouse Suite's kitchenette, living and dining area. But of course, no staycation is complete without the area for getting some Zs.
|Used the fruits to make my fruit-oatmeal parfait!|
|Aside from the fruits, we were also welcomed with this beautiful chocolate cake!|
There's also a balcony adjacent to the master's bedroom. However, due to a city ordinance, the door is locked. Still, it gives a nice view of Alabang, especially at night.
|Welcome to the master's bedroom!|
|Super comfy king-sized bed with super fluffy pillows and white 400-thread count sheets|
|The study area with the wall-mounted LCD TV|
|Left: Warm welcome from B Hotel;|
Right: Our room's closet with bathrobes, slippers, steam iron, hair dryer and directory
|Shameless selfie in the bathroom|
|Complete set of toiletries|
|Decent-spaced bathroom with bidet and bathtub|
Nighttime and The Next Day
Since this is a 3-day, 2-night stay, we weren't expected to just stay in. With Mommy Jane being the bongga Queen of the South that she is, she made plans for the whole group at The Bellevue Manila, so we spent the rest of the afternoon and night there.
When we went back to our room at the B Hotel, this plate of cookies surprised us. Love how hotels give sweets for turndown service. It really makes guests feel more at home. It helps with getting a nice and sweet sleep too!
|The B Hotel offers shuttle service, so going to and from nearby areas within Alabang is no problem!|
|Chocolate cookies with turndown service|
So the morning after, we checked out the Breakfast Buffet of Prime Cafe which is the hotel's signature restaurant. The offering may not be as extensive as that of Cafe d'Asie's in The Bellevue Manila, but Prime Cafe sure has all the basics down! Well, except for the bacon which guests can request for.
Since I still wanted to eat clean despite staying at a hotel, I decided to skip the carbs and go straight for veggies and protein. Oh, and we ordered for a few strips of bacon too, although as you may have noticed, I failed to snap a photo. Toinks!
|Sausages, omelette, danggit, and pancit|
|Pancakes, plain and garlic rice, pork and beans, and pineapples and melon slices|
|Arroz caldo and condiments, kimchi, salad bar, cold ham and cheese|
|My healthy breakfast plate|
Aside from the nice rooms, free Wi-Fi, shuttle service and breakfast buffet, one thing that left me impressed with B Hotel is their impeccable service. Every staff of the hotel greets with a smile, and the help they offer does feel genuine! From our arrival to our departure, B Hotel gave us a memorable staycation we'd want to redo again soon! So thank you for having us. It was really a pleasure experiencing the B Hotel! :)
PS: Our 3-day stay in Alabang was very eventful, so please expect more posts this week: Lunch & Dinner at Phoenix Court, Poolside fun and BBQ at The Bellevue Manila, and Spa Date at Azurea Spa by Bellevue.
Standard Room - P4,500 nett
Penthouse Suite - P7,000 nett
B Hotel, Alabang
2107 Prime St., Madrigal Business Park,
Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City 1780
Metro Manila, Philippines
(02) 828-8181; Fax: (02) 828-8585