Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, a Staycation in the South

It was one weekend of August when our group went to a different kind of staycation by going to the south of the metro. It is seldom that we go to this part of metropolis and having an opportunity to go to the south and spend a weekend staycation had truly excites us.

Our group was on for an extraordinary hotel experience when we traveled from north to get to the south of Metro Manila. The long drive was indeed worth it because we were spoiled with relaxing accommodation, sumptuous food and friendly services from the hotel when we went there. All of these great treats were because of staying at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City.

marxtermind at Crimson Hotel Manila

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City is located at the heart of Alabang in Muntinlupa. The hotel can easily be located because of its elegant and stunning tower complex. The hotel actually makes it as a landmark hotel in the south because of its iconic structure.

I was with my good friends Elal and Chino when we went to Crimson Hotel. We met the rest of the group, who were already there, at the Lobby Lounge located at the 8th floor. First impression, I was stunned with how the lobby looks. The color, style and ambiance were very classy.

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Lobby Lounge
Crimson Hotel Manila Lobby Lounge

Afternoon Tea at the Lobby Lounge

Before we checked in to our room, our group hang out at the Lobby Lounge first and sampled the hotel’s afternoon tea offering. The set included plates of desserts, sandwiches and pastries. It also comes with a pot of tea but if you’re not a tea person you may also order other beverages as add-on. I had hot chocolate.

The Afternoon Tea Set costs PHP 550. It is available from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Afternoon Tea Snacks at the Lobby Lounge
Snacks at Crimson Hotel Manila


I didn’t know that we would be able to enjoy having an afternoon tea session. I was able to like the selection of small sandwiches and sweet goodies that we actually had one more set before we finally had checked in to our rooms.

Room

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City features excellent guestrooms that are well furnished and tastefully designed. Rooms are categorized into six such Deluxe, Premier, Executive, One-Bedroom Suite, Two-Bedroom Suite and Presidential Suite.

Deluxe Room at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City


Our room was a Deluxe Room. It has twin beds. It was air-conditioned and has a private bathroom. Our room was equipped with a flat screen TV, DVD player, phone and coffee and tea making facilities. Our room was also furnished with a work desk.

I liked how my room was. It was a perfect space to have a peaceful weekend. The interior was classy. The ambiance was soothing. It was beautifully appointed offering a cozy and homey feeling.

Twin Bed Deluxe Room at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City


Room rates are affordably priced. With a room rate for as low as PHP 5,000, you can already have your dream staycation at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City. You can also book a room for a lower rate using Agoda discount codes.

Dining at Café Eight

One of our favorite parts of our staycation was our dining experience at Café Eight. This restaurant is the hotel’s main restaurant offering contemporary international buffet serving fresh and healthy cuisines.

Cafe Eight Crimson Hotel Filinvest City


We were able to experience dining in at this restaurant twice. It was during dinner and brunch – and all of these were buffet style. Dinner is being served from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM and brunch is being served from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

The restaurant buffet table was filled of varieties of dishes when we went there for dinner. It was overwhelming that I couldn’t decide which one should I have to try first. The buffet table consists of international food offerings from Asian, Italian, Western and so on. 

Dinner Buffet Cafe Eight Crimson Hotel Filinvest City
Dinner Buffet Cafe Eight Crimson Hotel Manila
Buffet Table at Cafe Eight Crimson Hotel Manila
Dinner Buffet Table at Cafe Eight Crimson Hotel Manila
Dinner at Cafe Eight Crimson Hotel Manila


I was able to sample the signature and flavorful dishes of the restaurant. One of our favorites was the spicy anchovy.

What I’ve found eye-catching about Café Eight was the centerpiece packed with sweet goodies. There were several desserts, fruits and other sweet treats that after finishing my meals, I started getting one sample from each for me to taste. Remember what they say, always leave room for dessert.

Center Table for Desserts at Crimson Hotel Manila
Desserts at Crimson Hotel Manila
Desserts at Cafe Eight Crimson Hotel Manila
Desserts at Cafe Eight
Dinner - Desserts at Cafe Eight
Sweet Goodies at Cafe Eight


The brunch offering of Café Eight was a crossover of their breakfast and lunch buffet. The table was packed with our favorite breakfast meals as well as our favorite lunch dishes. There were also stations for pastries, pasta and seafood. Desserts weren’t missing. I indulged myself once more to the tempting desserts of the restaurant after finishing my meals.

Brunch Cafe Eight Crimson Hotel Manila
Sausages and Bacon Brunch Cafe Eight
Bread and Pastries Brunch Cafe Eight
Seafood Brunch Cafe Eight
Seafood Brunch Cafe Eight Crimson Hotel
Desserts Brunch Cafe Eight
Desserts Brunch Cafe Eight Crimson Hotel Manila
Sweet Treats Brunch Cafe Eight Crimson Hotel Manila
Sweet Treats Brunch Cafe Eight
Assortment of Fruits Cafe Eight


But what I had discovered that had become my favorite from the food selections of the restaurant was the snacks and the station for the Choco Lava Cake. If I had only discovered it earlier, I could have finished two or more plates of that Choco Lave Cake. It was heavenly.


Brunch for Kids Cafe Eight
Brunch for Kids Cafe Eight Crimson Hotel
Crimson Hotel Cafe Eight Choco Lave Cake


Facilities

The hotel has a great array of friendly facilities and services that guests could use. The hotel has an outdoor pool that is located at the 8th floor. We took pleasure of spending our late afternoon at the area before we had checked out. I guess it was becoming a norm to our group that we would be having our pool time at the last minute before leaving the hotel.

Deck Bar Crimson Hotel Filinvest City
Swimming Pool at Deck Bar Crimson Hotel Filinvest City


The hotel also has fitness center and an executive lounge. They also have meeting rooms for business services and function rooms for events.

Visiting the south of Metro Manila has never been fun and enjoyable as this. Through our cozy room, delectable food and excellent amenities, the hotel perfectly gave us a great weekend staycation in the south. Indeed, a true hotel experience that Crimson Hotel Filinvest City provided us.
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Crimson Hotel Filinvest City
Room Rates
Entrata Urban Complex, 2609 Civic Drive
Filinvest City, Alabang
Muntinlupa City
Philippines
Phone: +63 02 863-2222
Email: info.alabang@crimsonhotel.com
www.crimsonhotel.com/manila

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