Overnight Accommodation in a Deluxe Room, Ace Water Spa Tickets for 2, Delectable Buffet Breakfast for 2 Plus! Welcome Treat for P4550 instead of P6500
♫ Overnight Stay for 2 adults
♫ Buffet Breakfast
♫ Ace Water Spa Tickets for 2
♫ Bottle of Wine
♫ Fresh Plate of Fruits
Let’s start right to business, shall we?
Now, if you choose to simply walk-in the premise and get a room (just because you’re that awesome ♥), the rates are below.
Please note that, as of the moment, there are no reservation packages available for walk-in guests as stated on their promotional booklet. So to make everything fair in comparison to the Metrodeal voucher, we’ll add the amount for the same perks bundled with the voucher:
Deluxe Queen = 4200.00 ++ Php (inclusive dates June – October 18, 2013)
Buffet Breakfast = 350.00 Php each = 700.00 Php for 2
Ace Water Spa Tickets (max 4 hrs) = 550.00 Php each = 1100 Php for 2
TOTAL = 6000 Php ++ (*++ taxes and fees)
Clearly, the DEAL is REAL! However, Metrodeal claims to give you a 30% discount over it but in reality you get about a 13% price off when you book online while around 24% when you do a walk-in.
Oh and in case you were not able to notice it, stated in the voucher is that you would have to provide a Security Deposit in the amount of 2000.00 Php refundable upon check-out. We understand the whole point of it that’s why we willingly obliged.
As soon as we got to our room, I was robbed off of oxygen: it was that AWESOME! Exaggeration aside, the room was perfect. We got the corner room at the 12th floor and I honestly don’t know if that was the reason why the room was sooo spacious. The place was comfortable and squeaky-clean. Heck, there wasn’t even a stench of anything! Just pure, neutral cleanliness.
Being the getaway voucher shopper that I am, I immediately checked the bathroom–this is usually every hotels’ Achilles’ heel. Boy, oh boy, was it fantastic! The sink was adorned by toiletries ranging from toothbrushes, shower cap, Q-tips, etc.; the toilet bowl didn’t have any dents on it, and the shower is separated by a glass partition so as not to get water all over the place. No bath tub–which is perfectly understandable since you’ll get enough soaking in the water to last you a lifetime in the water spa.
And yeah, there is a small–no–quaint dining table near the mirror just in case you decided to have room service (foolish if you ask me. The hotel cafe, bar, and dining places are the location to be!).
Very minor things:
↓ The air conditioning system takes time to cool. But once it’s up and running and has settled in your ideal temperature, all is well.
Now off to the WATER SPA…
Here is my main advice: DO NOT EXPECT TOO MUCH.
Nope, I am not saying the water spa is ugly. Definitely not. In fact, it was pleasing! But with all the photos of Ace Water Spa online, you might just be mislead. One thing is, you are not allowed to bring in a camera within the spa premise and that actually justifies why on the world wide web, the location photos are paradise: they’re taken by the promotional management of Ace Water Spa! No advertisement photo is ugly, dear.
★ If you are a pro-sauna goer, try the 40 degree-Celsius Jacuzzi. Aside from it bursts with the lavender scent, it can calm your nerves and ease your joints. It’s piercing hot the first time you submerge so do it slowly. Take your time. And right after 5-10 minutes, get up and have a quick dip in the icy cold pool. HEAVEN. ♥
★ Do not — I repeat — DO NOT SPIT on the sauna vent. PLEASE. We saw a guy did that and I was at the edge of my patience trying so hard not to punch him in the face. Mutual respect is something I can never emphasize enough.
It is a must that you try everything within the water spa. Aside from making every cent worth it, the facilities are really therapeutic. Among my favorites are the Rainfall Acupuncture, Buttocks Massager, Waist Jet Massager, the Bubble Bed, and this HUUUGE falls that doesn’t have a name on it but we have decided to baptize as the “Thousand Fist” just because it feels like that…well…in a good way.
My back was relieved, my hips were finally alleviated from the pressure, my legs were eased from the pain. 4 hours is more than enough inside the Water Spa. It was everything I could ask for…yeah…plus time really crawls inside the spa. Believe me.
★ If you are hypertensive and have any form of claustrophobia, I would suggest you seek professional advice first. It is very easy for people to feel some sort of discomfort since some water pressure can be too much to handle. Temperature might also be an issue.
★ Avoid eating before going to the spa.
★ Please do not urinate on the spa pool. This is very basic.
★ Minimize your noise. Remember this is a spa after all.
Breakfast is glorious. Buffet starts from 6 AM and ends at 10 AM. I suggest you come in early to maximize what this buffet has to offer. The dishes range from your traditional breakfast of eggs, bacon, fried rice, bread, jam, and butter, to the exotic: jellyfish, seaweeds, kimchi, etc. They also have Ramen and Champorado. If you opt to be all natural, go for the fruit section. If you have this egg-obsession, they have an egg station where you can turn absolutely anything to omelette!
* That one missed star is not directed towards Ace Hotel and Suites. It’s for Metrodeal.com for the misleading advertisement of 30% discount on the package.
* Allot a good hour or 2 to go to the Sky High Bar. Their cocktails rock big time!
* Do not bring young children. Sure they have a mini pool for kids but that would not really appease your tots to stay a full 4 hours or long enough for that relaxation hormones kick in your system.
* I can never ever give justice to how excellent their staff is. Ace Hotel and Suites, as well as Ace Water Spa (Pasig) have the friendliest, loving roster you could ever imagine. I felt right at home.
* I guess the one-missed star can refer to the location of the establishment, as well. Spa in a busy area is not really ideal. Imagine Pasig. Imagine pollution. But hey, once you’re in, it’s a whole new world!
* If you are looking for a nearby paradise for some R & R, this is the place to be. You have got to love Ace Hotel and Suites. I am definitely going back!
Hope you enjoy your stay! Happy vacation!