Father’s Day is two weekends away—have you planned something special for Dad? If going out of town is not an option, why not plan a staycation in the city instead? Make it a two-night stay, from Saturday to Monday, so that Dad can easily get to work (which is maybe a short walk or drive away), all fresh and relaxed, straight from the hotel.
Living area of the one-bedroom unit
If you’re looking for a reasonably priced hotel in a quiet area of the city that’s still close to malls and the business district (which, mind you, is actually peaceful on weekends), check out Somerset Millennium Makati. Located in Legaspi Village, Makati, it’s a five-minute walk to Greenbelt Mall and within walking distance to establishments within the Makati Central Business District. But, it’s located on a tranquil street, and the whole family can truly relax and stay away from the hustle and bustle everywhere else, especially on Father’s Day weekend.
Somerset Millennium Makati is the go-to place of long-staying guests, especially those from out of town who engage in business here in Manila. What’s great about this is, each unit feels like home—but with guests services—complete with a spacious bedroom and living area, a well-equipped kitchen, and even a tub in your large bathroom. We stayed in their one-bedroom unit and appreciated the bright suite with views of Makati CBD.
Bathroom with tub that has generous legroom
Daily essentials are available upon request, like bath items and toiletries (comb, cotton buds, dental kit, shaving kit, and shower cap), sewing kit, slippers, desktop calendar, paper clips, pens, kitchen utensils and aids (additional crockery and cutlery), and drinking water. You may also borrow adaptors, baby cot, down pillows, wheelchair, high chair, and tabletop water dispenser, especially if you’re a long-staying guest. The room has everything you’ll need, but if you still need something they can’t provide, there’s always the convenience store right by the entrance to the property.
Kitchen of the one-bedroom unit
Each room has free wireless internet access, 24-hour guest service, 24-hour taxi services, and daily housekeeping. They also offer a monthly city tour to long-staying guests. Need to do laundry? There’s a self-service launderette from 6AM to 10PM on the 9th floor. I told you, this is like your home, but maybe a bit extra.
Want to pamper Dad? Book him a massage, which he can enjoy in the room or at the in-house Paradasia Spa. Get him an hour-long Swedish/Sport Massage(P800). He’ll enjoy this classic Western massage style which uses soothing massage oils to facilitate smooth, long, gliding strokes with a firm but gentle pressure to restore balance to his being and melt all his stress away.
If you’d rather stay away from malls and restaurants on Father’s Day, that’s actually a good idea, especially since there’s so much to do in Somerset Millennium Makati. The whole family can hang out at the Residents’ Lounge, swim in the pool, or enjoy a game of billiards. Make fitness a family activity as you all work out at the well-equipped fitness center. All these amenities are on the 10th floor.
For dining, you can enjoy all your meals at the in-house restaurant Abuela’s on the second floor. This is where you can avail the complimentary plated breakfast that comes with your stay, from 6AM to 10AM on weekdays and 6AM-11AM on weekends and holidays. You can also order a la carte meals for lunch and dinner here, as you kick back with a few drinks from their bar (order a refreshing Mojito for Dad or the fool-proof ice-cold beer).
For breakfast, we’ve tried their Eggs Benedict, an American favorite with an Abuela twist: They used smoked milkfish, instead of ham, to go with the saffron hollandaise and poached eggs served on a bed of homemade bread.
Want a Filipino breakfast? Go for the Beef Tapa, made of thinly sliced beef marinated in Abuela’s special sauce, served with fried rice and eggs cooked your way.
Besides your plated breakfast, there’s also a mini buffet for salad, fruits, breads, cereals, and juices. You can also order coffee.
For lunch, you may want to try their Quattro Formaggi Cheesesteak (P390), made of thinly sliced beef cooked with four cheeses, bell pepper, and spices topped with caramelized onions on ciabatta bread.
Curiously, Abuela’s also offers Japanese lunch sets. Try the Shake-Butter-Shoyu-Yaki Set (P540), which consisted of an appetizer, grilled salmon with shoyu and butter sauce, miso soup, pickles, and dessert (ice cream).
Convinced? Book your stay via Agoda here before they get fully booked for the occasion.
Somerset Millennium Makati is located at 104 Aguirre St., Legaspi Village, Makati City.