Saturday, March 13, 2010

Nisi's 10th Birthday at Sofitel

Days before her birthday, I told our eldest daughter, Nisi, that we would check in at Sofitel for her 10th birthday celebration. She screamed in delight, oh well, almost! Just like me, she loves checking in at hotels. Well, I haven't checked in at Sofitel and I was just as as excited as she was.

I'm privileged to be a first-time Advantage Plus card holder, Sofitel's membership. And as a member, we are entitled to a one free night stay at their Standard Room (w/o breakfast), which was what we availed during our stay. Another benefit from being a member is that you get at most 50% off on dining privileges. And when you're dining at Sofitel's Spiral, you better have this membership or else dining here will cost you an arm and a leg. Lunch and dinner buffet at Spiral can cost about P2,000+ per person.

We requested for an early check-in which they gladly accommodated. We were there at around 12 noon. I opted for 2 single beds in our room instead of 1 king size bed as I was expecting their single bed to be as big as a queen size bed. I was wrong. It was really just 2 single beds placed beside each other (which appeared to be 1 king size bed).

We had a room with a balcony overlooking the bay. Nice! The room was spacious with a nice computer desk, sort of an office desk. It had a sitting area with two chairs and a round marble-tiled coffee table. It even had a glass minibar. The bathroom was modern but had no bath tub. I was okay with that since the shower area had a big rain showerhead, which was so cool. I would love to have that in our bathroom.

Just after a few minutes of staying in our room, we decided to check out the pool area. We took lots of pictures there. Upon seeing their swimming pool upclose, Nisi and Noelle got so excited and wanted to take a dip already.

We were suppose to have dinner at The Spiral but since it was fully booked that Saturday night, we just had dinner at Aristocrat with Jun, Lala & Luis who came by. I bought Nisi her birthday cake at Aristocrat.

The next day, we had breakfast at The Spiral. Nisi and Noelle and of course, Nala were free of charge - another benefit you get when you're a member. We also availed the free birthday cake voucher from Spiral.

Buffet breakfast at The Spiral

Happy birthday to our big baby, Nisi!
We love you very much.

Nisi told us that she would like to spend her 11th birthday again at Sofitel. Oh, I would love that, too. If our budget will permit it next year, why not? But in the meantime, I'm just as happy that she enjoyed her birthday.

1 comment:

Cyreen said...

Nice photos! I always love seeing family photos, reminds me so much of how one should value family above all! :) Anyway, Spiral is re-opening this November and Sofitel is currently running a photo contest on Facebook as a primer for the re-opening. You may want to submit your photos in Spiral here: