Gone South: Staycation at Somerset Alabang Manila

Third Friday of the month:  Fun and Recreation / Staycation

Are you in the holiday mood na? Planning a trip or staycation during the Christmas break? Well, if you are, consider staying in a premier serviced residence like Somerset Alabang. We've had our fair share of staycations around the metro and there's something about the charm of the south that makes it my preferred destination when looking for a place to unwind away from home.

Somerset Alabang Manila, managed by The Ascott Limited, is the first international serviced residence in the South and the third in the Philippines. It is located within the integrated business and commercial district development of Filinvest City, Alabang.

While there are several hotels that offer five star services, serviced apartments feel more like home mainly because all their units are designed and equipped like one. Our stay at Ascott Makati last year was our first staycation in a serviced residence and it remains to be one of our most enjoyable stay. I expected the same quality service and relaxed weekend here in Somerset Alabang coz it's the sister property of Ascott Makati. It did not disappoint. 

Several weeks ago, we were accommodated at Somerset Alabang Manila for a weekend stay. Upon arrival, stunning interiors welcomed us at the lobby -- spacious, tasteful and modern furnishings, warm and cozy ambiance, friendly and helpful staff. The design incorporated natural and FilipiƱana elements like those golden bamboo lighting fixtures, all-wood floor to ceiling shelves (above) and amazing works of talented local artists, like this textile art below, by Olivia d'Aboville.

We arrived just in time for lunch and was ushered to their restaurant, Cafe Madrigal and Bar. Our tummies were filled with delicious meals.

I already featured my foodie finds from Cafe Madrigal and Bar here in an earlier post so be sure to check it out and visit the restaurant to sample my recommend dishes.  Happy kami sa food, even the kids were very satisfied with their orders.

After lunch, we immediately settled in and explored our two-bedroom unit. 

Siyempre, the kids were excited kasi they have their own room and ako ang mas happy coz I don't have to share a bed and be sandwiched between them! I can finally rest and sleep soundly in our master's bedroom, heehee! Both bedrooms have spacious closets, a wide screen TV and work desk.

Somerset Alabang Manila boasts of prime apartments and all the conveniences of a home, with business centers and recreational areas as well.

What can you expect from Somerset Alabang?
  • 150 units of apartment choices: Studios, One-, Two- and Three-bedroom apartments
    • Spacious units with contemporary interiors
  • Units feature complete amenities and appliances
    • well-equipped kitchen
    • separate working, dining and living areas
    • home entertainment system
    • broadband internet connection
  • Spectacular views of the Alabang cityscape and Laguna de Bay
  • Cafe Madrigal Restaurant and pool bar - serves delicious meals all day. 

Master's bedroom has a personal ref and coffee counter. Our en suite toilet and bath has a tub (right) while second bathroom has all the basic features and toiletries for two.

View of the sleek dining area and modern kitchen from the living area.
We dined in comfort pa rin when we had room service.

The kitchen has a working microwave oven, toaster, washing machine, ref, induction stove top, cooking utensils, pots and pans, cutlery, glassware and dinnerware.

  • Recreation facilities for the whole family
    • lap pool and wading pool for adults and kids
    • pool bar and lounge area
    • fully-equipped modern fitness center
    • Cubbies Room kids' play area

I love this solid wood long table with beautiful woven chairs. The restaurant can serve your meals here if you are a group.

 Complete workout equipment for the fitness buffs. If you will notice from the bottom photo, there's a glass wall that sees through the playroom! I love this thoughtful feature.
Parents working out can see/monitor the kids from the window while their play. 

Somerset Alabang Manila is not just a place of leisure but for serious business as well. The property offers 11 serviced offices for lease function rooms and meeting rooms for corporate and social events, and even parking spaces available for lease.

Residents and guests will be pleased to know that the property is in a central location. While it is in a quiet area, it's in close proximity to malls, dining places and wellness parks. That's charmed southern living with perfect work-life balance. We truly enjoyed our free and easy stay... thank you, Somerset Alabang, for having us. At least may change of environment naman even for a weekend -- to recharge and just chill, yet still feels like home.

Join me on this short tour of our unit in Somerset Alabang =)

Somerset Alabang Manila
3409 Spectrum Midway Filinvest City Alabang
Muntinlupa City
For inquiries and bookings, send an email to:  enquiry.manila@the-ascott.com
Call (632) 5503200

Somerset Alabang Manila is managed by The Ascott Limited, a member of CapitaLand. The Ascott Limited is the largest international serviced residence owner-operator with more than 290 properties in over 100 cities spanning more than 25 countries across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. The company operates three award-winning brands: Ascott, Citadines and Somerset, each catering to different travelers’ needs. 

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