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Hotel Benilde Maison De Lasalle

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Amidst our busy schedule, we managed to have a short staycation at Hotel Benilde (www.hotelbenilde.com) through an invitation. It was just the perfect time for us to unwind in after a chaotic week.

Hotel Benilde is a 3-star hotel located in Malate, Manila. The hotel rooms are located on the 11th and 12th floors of the building. Whereas, other floors are occupied by the classrooms and laboratories of De La Salle--College of St. Benilde. 
Checking in the hotel was quick, in spite of some difficulty with finding my reservation. Lol. (Apparently, my man's name was the name that they noted for the reservation so they couldn't find my name in the system. Once resolved, they immediately handed me the keycard. Babe should be writing this blog post jk.)
We had the Deluxe Queen room. It gives a good view of the Makati and Metro Manila skyline. The queen-sized bed was really comfortable to sleep in as well as the pillows. They use duvet bed linen and has built-in bedside reading lights.  
The room is spacious (30 sqm) with a couch and work desk. They have complimentary WiFi access and the connection is good. You can also make free local calls. The television is an LED Smart Cable TV--I also love that the channels are in HD. 
Other room amenities include a mini bar, safety deposit box, and in-room tea and coffee. You also get free welcome drinks at Cafe Romancon. 
The bathroom is also spacious and has a hot and cold shower. Complimentary toiletries and fresh towels are provided. 
Staying at Hotel Benilde also includes free use of their facilities such as their pool (located at the top deck--wonderful view during sunset), gym, and business center.
Other Rooms
Superior Twin Room.  
One-Bedroom Suite. 
Presidential Suite. 
Cafe Romancon
Cafe Romancon is a contemporary hotel restaurant that serves daily breakfast for in-house and walk-in guests. The cafĂ© also serves international a la carte dishes and hosts promotional lunch buffets.  
We dined here twice. For dinner where we tried ordering a la carte, then buffet for breakfast.

Here are the dishes that we tried:
Gloucester Supreme. Grilled minced beef patties with mushroom gravy served with mixed vegetables and steamed rice.  
Norwegian Salmon. Pan-fried salmon with creamy leek sauce, garden vegetables on mashed potato.  
Salted Egg Fried Chicken. Golden fried chicken breast coated with salted egg batter served with crisp garden greens and french fries.  
Seafood Linguine. Shrimp, calamari, mussels and fish sauteed in olive oil, garlic, onions and plum tomatoes on pasta.  
Homemade Gelato. Tried the light chocolate chili flavor. It's still chocolate and not spicy. The kick of the spice comes as a subtle aftertaste.  
Then there's our breakfast. I wish they offered fried eggs on that day, though. 

Outtakes
Dinner with Jeman's mother and niece from Orangemagazine.ph.  
The rays of the sun come in the room beautifully at sunrise.  
Photoshoot because we just love the ambiance and lighting of our room. ;) 


Cafe Romancon Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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