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Ascott Residences at Glorietta 4, Makati City is a family friendly, good value hotel.

It was our first time to billet in Ascott residences and have found it to be  a pleasurable experience. There were 7 people in our party. This includes my husband and I, and our  5 kids, aged 13, 12, 9, 8 and 3 years old. As moms like us know, packing for the family can be a challenge.

When I found out that Ascott had a washer and dryer, as well as a kitchen, I immediately told my husband that I wanted to try it out.  These amenities meant I could pack half as much clothes as I used to and  spend much less money on food . The fact that it was located inside Glorietta also meant that we did not have to walk far to get the things we needed.

We rented the 2-bedroom residence. My husband , myself and my 3 year old daughter fit comfortably on the queen size bed in the master bedroom. Our four other children stayed in the other bedroom. We rented an extra bed, which costs around P1,600 a night, so that they can sleep more comfortably.

I love that they had free wi-fi access. Thus, I was able to check out the local stock market conveniently while vacationing.

The room had breakfast buffet for three. Since there were 7 of us, on both mornings, I happily had coffee and croissants for  breakfast in the suite with my 3 year old daughter, while the rest of the family had buffet downstairs. The kitchen was well equipped with water heater, microwave, refrigerator, pots and pans, cups, plates, utensils….It even had sponge and dishwashing liquid….It felt like I planned the kitchen myself!

Not only did it save us some money, it also helped me keep my diet….

There were also spacious walk -in closets, which made it easy to manage our clothes. There is a  dining table and a  living room , which was  very comfortable.

The pools were kid friendly. It was only up to 5 feet deep and the water was just the right temperature. There was a jacuzzi  as well. There was no lifeguard on duty, though, so if you have kids, you really have to keep an eye on them. All my kids  , except for my 3 year old know how to swim. Thus, my youngest wore a life vest, which made her very confident in the water.

At night time, we would walk to Glorietta or Greenbelt for dinner, and we would still have lots of time to relax afterwards.

There is also a gym which you can use whenever you like.

The fee was very reasonable. Pricing is at the middle of the spectrum for hotels in Metro Manila.  Based on experience, renting two rooms at Ascott residences for our party of 7  costs less  than renting two adjoining rooms at high end 5 star hotels  but costs a little more than renting a two bedroom suite at Linden Suites, Malayan Hotel or Discovery Suites. Unlike high end five star hotels that cater to  the vacationist and premium market,   Ascott residences cater to relocating executives and their families. Thus,  the residences and the amenities make you feel like you’re right at   home.

The service was also remarkable. The staff were friendly and courteous. The rooms were cleaned everyday. The hallways were pleasant and felt secure.

I am quite happy with our stay at Ascott Residences. My family would definitely come back again.

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