Philippines,Travel,Travel & Kids

Fairmont Makati Staycation (Philippines)

Fairmont 10-min

As you can probably tell by now, we’re pretty obsessed with staycations. If you ask Luke, he’d tell you that he absolutely loves hotels; or as he would say, “HO-TEH!”

We spent a weekend over at Fairmont Makati and took this opportunity to also explore the city.

Fairmont Makati

Fairmont 25-min

Hello, big and fluffy bed; perfect for cuddling! The room we stayed at was called a Fairmont King NS, which was pretty spacious and had a great view.

Fairmont 3-min

Fairmont 4-min

But the main reason why Luke loves hotels is because this is his only chance to have bubble baths! So definitely, the first order of business was to check out the tub. Haha.

Fairmont 2-min

If you saw my Instagram stories during that day, you’ll see Luke running inside shouting “BUBBLE BATH!” upon entering the room!

Fairmont 24-min

As for me, one of my simple joys is seeing beautifully designed hotel amenities. Haha. #designerlife

Fairmont 6-min

Ok, back to the room. I love the simple decor with warm accents. It felt very homey and we loved it! Luke felt right at home, as you can see!

Fairmont 7-min

A few minutes later, we received a sweet surprise! Thank you to the Fairmont staff for these yummy treats! We decided to munch on them before heading to the pool!

Fairmont 8-min

Mommy, please I just want to swim. Stop taking photos already. Hahaha. Ok bunny.


Fairmont 34-min

When you’re traveling with kids, you know the pool is a must-visit so this was definitely top priority!

Fairmont 16-min

I couldn’t decide where to sit at first because there were so many beautiful areas to lounge in. Like this one at the corner!

Fairmont 14-min

Eventually settled for this cabana because, well, look at it!

Fairmont 18-min

Luke loved these leaf-shaped chairs. He called it his “row row boat” and pretended to paddle.

Fairmont 17-min

He was so happy, he kept giving me kisses (very unusual for him) and I was happy to take advantage! Hee.

Fairmont 11-min

Love how the glass windows reflect the sky. So beautiful!

Fairmont 12-min

Our favorite pool game where Mor pretends to be a shark. NOT Luke’s favorite though; he gets super stressed. Look at his worried glance. Hahaha.

Fairmont 13-min

After a good swim, it’s chill time. This little boss sure knows how to relax.

Fairmont 15-min

Ordered garlic parmesan potato wedges (I’m a potato person)

After a while, I brought Luke up to the room to rinse and fix up. Mor wanted to stay by the pool so he did. It was only when Luke and I peeked outside our window that we realized we can see Mor from where he was sitting!

Fairmont 23-min

Hello! (He’s obviously, super concentrating and enjoying his alone time)

Gym before breakfast?

Fairmont 19-min

Start em’ early; literally! On the way to breakfast, we passed by the gym to check out the place and Luke was so hyped up when he heard the lively music playing. Mor taught him some stretches and dance moves. Haha.

Breakfast at Spectrum

Fairmont 21-min

Without biases, Spectrum is one of my favorite buffet restaurants. I’ve been here a couple of times for dinner but it’s my first time to try breakfast.

The staff members were so friendly with Luke! Thank you! :)

Fairmont 29-min

They also gave him coloring materials! Yay! And here he is with some of his favorite food: congee, soup and eggs! Haha.

Fairmont 20-min

As for me, I absolutely loved the almond milk!

Fairmont 26-min

A-ha! Trying to sneak out a few cornflakes! Tsk tsk!

Morning Bubble Bath

Fairmont 9-min

After a very yummy breakfast, it’s back to the room we go! We promised a bubble bath so he’s getting a bubble bath! He’s been looking forward to this since the day before!

Fairmont 5-min

My creative husband used one of those hotel stationery sheets to fold this paper boat. We have a Fairmont paper boat! Hehe.

Fairmont 28-min

Luke kept on tinkering and turning the knobs on the tub! His yaya calls him “explorer boy!” This is what happened that one time he pushed a wrong button. Haha!

One of the best things about Fairmont: LOCATION!

Fairmont Makati was amazing but if there’s one thing I really love about it is its location! It’s located just a walk away from some of the best malls in Makati. I love Makati but we live around an hour away so we don’t get to go often! This was a treat!

Salcedo Saturday Market

Fairmont 30-min

When traffic wasn’t as bad yet in Metro Manila (around 5 years ago? Haha!) Mor and I loved going to different markets like this one. So I was so excited to finally go again! It only took us around 5 minutes to get to the market! Amazing!

After a while, Luke got so tired and sleepy so we hurriedly bought food and went back to the hotel so we can put him to bed for his nap. Then we ate our take-away lunches in the dark. Such is parenthood. Haha.

The Great British Festival at BGC

Fairmont 32-min

After a late check-out (thank you Fairmont!), we dropped by The Great British Festival happening that weekend at BGC.

If you know me or have been following the blog, you’ll know that London is my favorite city in the whole world (I call it my second home even though I’ve only been there twice! Haha!) Another story for another day!

Fairmont 33-min

So because BGC was not far from Fairmont, it was just a short car ride away and we enjoyed all the fun booths and displays. Photo on the left: Luke won a scholarship at a school in London (KIDDING). Photo on the right: Instructing Luke what to do when he sees the Tardis for real (You have to call mommy and take me with you and the Doctor ok?)


Fairmont 27-min

We loved our stay at Fairmont. The pool was nice and our room was simple but also wonderful. But what I loved most about our stay was that it was in Makati because it allowed us to visit places we don’t usually frequent.

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  • Reply
    Margarita Lanot
    March 9, 2017 at 5:39 am

    Wow,srap nmn! Khit nmn po cnung bata mppabilib pong tlga s bubble bath. At mhihiligng mligo. D n mhhrapn png pgsvhn. Hihihi! Sobrang ganda nmn po jn. At kktuwa po anak nyo mam. Enjoy always! And more blessings to ur family…. God bless ???
    Ig name: @bernallein16

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      March 9, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      Thanks Margarita for your sweet message! <3

  • Reply
    Arleen Oboguin
    March 9, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Wow! Ang sarap naman po magstay sa ganyang hotel! I think my family will love all the amenities iniside the hotel specially the pool because they all love to swim ????
    IG: @arleenoboguin

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    Sharm Macalua
    March 9, 2017 at 11:12 am

    My kids also love staying in hotels. They love how the staff treat them. And the buffet breakfast. We haven’t tried Fairmont yet. But will definitely try it out soon. Thanks for sharing your experience there.????

    IG: sharmskee

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      March 9, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      Hi Sharm, you should try Fairmont! They’re very kind and we had a pleasant stay!

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    Monique Galang
    March 9, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Looks like look enjoys every stay at the hotel. He loves exploring!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      March 10, 2017 at 11:07 pm

      Yes he did and yes he does! Haha! :) Thanks Monique!

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    Katie Mendoza
    May 17, 2017 at 7:43 am

    I’ve never considered having a staycation at Fairmont. But thanks for sharing, now I’m really thinking about booking one on the next long weekend!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      May 17, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      Great to hear that! :)

  • Reply
    August 29, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    This hotel just looks amazing. I know they are amazing place to stay and would love to stay there one day!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      August 30, 2017 at 12:26 am

      Thanks Camila, yes it was a great place to stay in!

  • Reply
    September 1, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    I do love staycation since the traffic in Metro Manila is excruciating, And wow! Those are Le Labo, very nice! :)

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      September 2, 2017 at 1:39 pm

      Right?! Hehe. Thanks Alyssa!

  • Reply
    October 23, 2017 at 9:30 am

    This post is informative! Thank you for sharing. Btw what camera do you use for taking photos? I love your shots!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      October 23, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      Thanks Rachel I use a Fuji XA2

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