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Village Square Alabang Opening: May 18, 2018

On the corner of Alabang Zapote Road and Concha Cruz Dr, Village Square Alabang has now opened its doors to the public.

I watched this structure get built for a while and wondered what this place could be. After months of trying to figure it out, here it is. It's a little place to go to buy necessities or just plainly hangout. The structure looks simple but interesting.

From the left you'd know where you are!
From the right, you'd think it's a fancy SM.
The exterior looks very welcoming. I'm glad they put out their own driveways from the front to the side. At least traffic won't get too congested.
The only open restaurant (for now) is Max's, right at the front of Village Square.
The entrance being all clean and spacey. <3

When you enter, there are little stalls ready to greet you.
They have items on sale or buy 1 take 1 for now at the Village Fair. (May18-31, 2018)
The sale comes in stuffed toys, bags, chocolates, and books ranging from Php34 up.


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Staycation Review: Nobu Hotel in City of Dreams Manila

Sometimes weekends are just meant to be spent in a home away from home. After multiple visits, I’ve decided to share my experience staycationing in Nobu Hotel in City of Dreams Manila.

Website: https://www.nobuhotelmanila.com/

The best way to tell whether or not you would want to stay in places is reading guest/s experience/s. On this case, I will summarize the multiple occasions I’ve stayed in Nobu and will show the pros and cons of checking in as a guest.

Arrival
Pros: Valet parking and baggage assist are always quick.
Cons: They don’t really care about your belongings. Multiple times I’ve encountered an employee carrying my bag without caution. I had advised that it’s fragile to no avail.

I suggest that if you are carrying gadgets and have placed them “safely” in your travel bag, carry your belongings and bring it to the baggage scanners yourself. Keep an eye on your things after that because a random employee will just take it and put it on some trolley without your permission, and go out of sight. I had to look for employees who took my bags just to get a piece of paper that tell me how many bags they took.

Check-in
Pros: Check-in should be quick if you’ve reserved early and have requested for whatever is needed.
Cons: One receptionist, [Lila –something] who is very unwelcoming to everyone. Rude is definitely the word.

from: google images


The Room
Pros: Simple, elegant design. The rooms are always very clean (thank you housekeeping). TVs are huge. Coffee is good. Pool view features sunset, city view features sunrise. Executive rooms are spacey and great for staycations. Suites are awesome for a few more people. I don’t believe I’ve ever liked bath products as much as I did Nobu’s.
Cons: Some rooms have no bidet, not even handheld bidet. WHYYYY?

The funko is Helena from Orphan Black. She's not meant to be a morbid reference, just a size reference.












Food
Pros: Nobu is situated in City of Dreams. Aside from room service and Nobu restaurant, there’re a few more variations of culture among restaurants within City of Dreams.
Cons: Value for money. Breakfast alone could cost you almost Php1,000 just for bacon and eggs, some pastries, and some fruits. I would suggest eating at Red Ginger. The food is worth it, and the service is excellent.











Amenities
Pros: Everything is clean. The view is nice.
Cons: The pool is tiny. I for one am not a big fan of swimming in public pools. However, I’d make an exception for cleanliness and size. The small pool is too compact for guests to enjoy unless there aren't a lot of people.



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