Manila can get really hectic at times – we are pretty sure that both tourists and locals can agree with that. But did you know that there is also a place for you to relax while in the busy city? A hidden jewel in the heart of the metro, The Alpha Suites boasts luxury serviced apartments that might just be your perfect home away from home (for your honeymoon or staycation in the Philippines). The Alpha Suites offers world-class comfort, state-of-the-art facilities, and exemplary Filipino hospitality, so it is not surprising that it is a Tripadvisor 2022 Traveler’s Choice “Best of the Best” awardee. In this article, we will share more reasons why you should not miss out on a contemporary luxe lifestyle at The Alpha Suites Makati.
10 Luxurious Experiences to Discover at The Alpha Suites
1. Have the whole city at your fingertips
Metro Manila is always bustling with people and cars, so you would definitely want to stay in an accommodation that is near to everything you might need for a relaxing staycation. The Alpha Suites is located along the prestigious Ayala Avenue Ext. in Makati, which is just a stone’s throw away from literally everything. It is right in front of a police and fire station, the hospital is just a few steps away, and shopping centres and restaurants are all within walking distance (though some depend on your definition of ‘walking distance’). There is even a contemporary art museum nearby! Honestly, you won’tgo wrong with The Alpha Suites’ location.
On top of all this, you will also have access to a supermarket, a convenience store, banks and restaurants in the same building where The Alpha Suites is situated.
2. Feel right at home with every suite’s modern luxe amenities
For us, the best thing about The Alpha Suites is probably their…well, suites. Each suite is fitted with state-of-the-art amenities, including a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, a modern bathroom with a really strong rainshower and luxurious toiletries, spacious living, dining and study areas, as well as ample storage and closet space.
We are not kidding when we say that the kitchen is fully equipped. There is an oven, microwave, dishwasher, four-burner smooth glass stovetop, choice of pots, and enough utensils and glassware to feed the entire family. You can really cook inside your suite (thank goodness for a supermarket right inside the building)! We also appreciate how there’s a Caffitaly coffee machine – perfect for a quick cup of joe in the early morning.
If you plan to book for a long-term stay, there is also a heavy-duty washing machine and dryer that could help you with your laundry pile. You will not need to pay for serviced laundry anymore. Also, the closet space is huge, so feel free to bring a lot of clothes on your trip. There is even a glass shoe rack where you can put all your footwear – just like what you do at home!
With comfy beds and sofas, our suite definitely felt like home. Our kiddos were comfortable enough to play and hang around the entire suite while we spent some time with our team.
You read that right – yes, we brought our team along to The Alpha Suites! They visited us in our Two-Bedroom Deluxe Suite (while they stayed in their own respective One-Bedroom Suites), which is large enough to accommodate everyone as you can see in the photo below. You will also see how the suite is furnished with beautiful modern decor, making the suite look more cosy and cheerful.
The Alpha Suites offers 7 types of suites to fit your budget and preferences. Click here to learn more.
3. Enjoy picture-perfect views of the surrounding cityscape
In addition to the diverse range of home appliances inside every suite, what really made The Alpha Suites special is the incredible view that comes with your stay. Every suite is outfitted with enormous windows. If possible, we highly recommend that you stay in a suite on a higher floor, so you can enjoy the most perfect view of the cityscape. I really loved looking outside, regardless of whether it was day or night!
In some suites, you may even get to sit beside the windows. Personally, I found this a great spot to work, read, or just contemplate life while drinking coffee.
4. Experience warm Filipino hospitality
When it comes to service, we must say that The Alpha Suites is exemplary. Each and every single one of their staff proves that Filipinos are indeed warm and hospitable. From the receptionists, restaurant attendants, room service staff to even the security guards – everyone has been really kind and accommodating.
5. Feel the joy of Christmas
Christmas time is a big deal in the Philippines. And true enough, The Alpha Suites was brimming with everything jolly and merry when we visited them last November. There was already a big Christmas tree right in the middle of the hotel’s lobby, where, of course, we had our group photo taken.
6. Go on a worldwide gastronomic adventure with 9 world-class restaurants
If you get hungry and want a quick fix, great news: you will no longer need to walk to the nearby shopping centres. The Alpha Suites boasts 9 world-class restaurants – all just an elevator ride away from your room! We love how there is a great variety among these restaurants too; you can visit the Balesin Islander Filipino Restaurant for comfort Filipino food (this restaurant is located right beside the pool and is also where the breakfast buffet is served daily), Mykonos for authentic Greek food, Mark’s Prime Rib for delicious steaks, plus a whole lot more. It is also quite amazing how every restaurant is well-decorated – you’d feel like you are transported to Italy when you eat at Toscana or to Japan when you try dishes from Sakura.
Click here to see the other restaurants.
7. Try Peking Duck at Tang Palace Chinese Restaurant
Among all the restaurants, though, our favourite would be Tang Palace Chinese Restaurant. Our team had a private dinner there to celebrate a birthday, and the food definitely did not disappoint.
Some of Tang Palace’s signature dishes include Steamed Shrimp Dumplings, Sweet and Sour Pork, Pan-fried Beef in Special Sauce, Fried Noodles with Assorted Seafood, and Salted Fish Chicken Fried Rice. But the true star of the night (other than the birthday celebrant, of course) was the Peking Duck. They prepared the Peking Duck Pancakes right in front of us, which was quite a nice touch. It is just a bonus that they tasted really good, too!
8. An ultimate entertainment hub for everyone in the family
Another special thing about The Alpha Suites is how there is a wide array of activities to do inside. Aside from the lagoon-style pool, there is an extensive range of entertainment facilities that cater to all ages. From a small cinema, indoor tennis courts, game and karaoke centres, virtual golf simulator, a martial arts arena and boxing ring, a multi-purpose dance studio – every guest can enjoy a well-deserved vacation right in the metro. For those travelling with kids, there are also indoor and outdoor playgrounds where your little ones can go.
9. Get things done in one of their business facilities
Of course, we also got to sneak in some work stuff during our stay at The Alpha Suites. Fortunately, they have a lot of business amenities as well: a ballroom, conference rooms, a boardroom, a library, an auditorium, and private dining rooms. We had a quick meeting in one of their conference rooms, which was quite a nice experience for all of us.
10. Celebrate your wedding in the heart of the city
The Alpha Suites is not just for fun and business – you can also hold your wedding here. There are different event venues that you can choose from: a banquet hall that can accommodate up to 380 people, the 9 specialty restaurants we have mentioned earlier, a poolside veranda for an open-air reception, and other private dining rooms. If you ask us though, we would highly recommend the Top of the Alpha, a premium penthouse lounge on the rooftop. From there, you have an astounding view of the metropolis – your wedding literally takes place above all the hustle and bustle of the city.
Overall, we had an amazing stay at The Alpha Suites. World-class modern facilities, a wide array of activities and amenities, hospitable staff, and amazing service – we can truly say that The Alpha Suites is in a class of its own. We are especially thankful for their accommodating our entire TWV team for our Manila Retreat – it has been a dream. We’d definitely love to come back soon!
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