MANILA – Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center: Staycation with me

Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center was my first staycation hotel this 2016 or in my 24 years of existence for that matter. It is a serviced apartment located in Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines, with 229 units ranging from 41sqm to 185sqm.

According to my buddy Merriam-Webster, staycation is defined as “a vacation spent at home or nearby”. The reason why I took a staycation here is because they were having a Studio Executive for 2 with Buffet Breakfast promo in Deal Grocer for only PHP 5,800. I know it is still not a budget price but it was such a steal that I had to take advantage of it.

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Hallway with abstract murals before entering the room

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The first thing you will see when you open the door to your room is the fully-equipped kitchen with microwave and convention oven, vitroceramic cook top, refrigerator, toaster, rice cooker, crockery

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coffee maker, thermos, cooking utensils

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Next to the kitchen is the couch area.

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The restaurant menu and spa offers are found on the table of the couch area.

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Next to the couch area is the bed.

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The bed is in between two bedside tables where the telephone, notepad, and speaker dock are placed. I had a good night’s rest because of the comfortable bed and pillows!

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Across the bed are the home entertainment system with multi-channel cable TV and the work area.

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I was amazed at the room’s interior because every single space is cleverly occupied. Here is a proof where the work area and the washer/ dryer are squeezed in a little corner of the room.

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An overview of the 41sqm Studio Executive Room

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A city view awaits when you open the curtains.

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View from the room’s window

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The electronic safe and two bathrobes are provided inside the walk-in closet.

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The bathroom has a TV which may help ease boredom while doing number 2 haha.

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Toilet

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Rain shower and in-shower steam

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Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, body lotion, hand soap

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The Fitness Center by Oakwood

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My favorite workout is cardio so I spent half an hour on this treadmill.

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Exercise balls

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You can view the swimming pool area from the glass walls of the gym.

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Night swimming

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The swimming pool features underwater music and is connected to a jacuzzi at one end. I loved the glistening lights on the ceiling!

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Pool lounge benches

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Poolside

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The posh interior of The Nostalgia Dining Lounge

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Buffet breakfast

 

The Verdict

The idea of a staycation hotel did not really fascinate me at first because I treat hotels merely as a place to sleep in, and I also prefer being on the go. But after experiencing a luxurious relaxation at Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center, I have been considering going back or taking a staycation again! 🙂

Rating

  • Cleanliness: 5/5
  • Location: 5/5
  • Service: 5/5
  • Food: 4/5
  • Facilities: 4/5
  • Room: 5/5
  • Price: 3/5

 

Location: Joy-Nostalg Center, 17 ADB Ave, San Antonio, Pasig, Metro Manila

(c) Oakwood Premier Manila’s official website

Contact:

Tel: (63-2) 637 7888 / (63-2) 910 8888
Fax: (63-2) 706 7777
Email: premiermanila@oakwoodasia.com

Available Rooms: Studio Executive, One-bedroom Deluxe, Two-Bedroom Executive, Three-Bedroom Executive

Facilities: Oakroom Restaurant and Bar, Banquets and Conferences, The Fitness Center by Oakwood, Genesis Business Services, Room Sales

Visit their website here for more details.

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