Sweet City Escape at aurumOne Hotel – Makati City, PH

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Nowadays, staycation or having a short vacation comes handy with the numerous beautiful hotels all over the metropolis. Well, I am a fan of it. I’ll make sure that once in a while, I had to have a sweet escape even though it is within the Metro – spontaneously! And today’s post is all about my 3-day and 2-night staycation at aurumOne Hotel


The use of this 360° virtual tour of Aurum One Makati is authorized by Traveloka.

If you’re following my Instagram account - @aylinvedad - (wishing you do!) I bet, you already have an idea on how the short vacation went on but to those who are not yet following me, please do so. *smile* Hint: It was lovely and all pleasures. 

Welcome to aurumOne Hotel - Makati!

It was one raining Friday afternoon when we checked-in at aurumOne Hotel located at 1682 Evangelista Street corner Hen. Del Pilar Street, Bangkal, Makati City. It is mainly located at the boundary of Makati City and Pasay City and 10-15 minutes away from the airport. AurumOne has a white and clean architecture, it has a modern facilities and standing tall in the vicinity of the busy area of Evangelista Street which connotes that absolutely, a great time awaits for us.

aurumOne suite

More so, aurumOne Makati is the hotel choice for the young professional, businessmen and even travelers who wants to experience a great service at a budget-friendly price. And did you know that, they’re also partnered with airlines so whenever there is cancelled flight due to some mishaps or prohibited by the weather, aurumOne is one of the hotels to stay. Well, aside from it is near from the airport, it is also near from the Makati Central Business District, Ayala Malls such as Greenbelt and Glorietta, as well as Mall of Asia in Pasay City. So, even if the hotel has no swimming pool there’s always something for you to do and go because AurumOne is very accessible to the places I’ve mentioned above because public transportation is always available. It has no restaurant or café though but there’s a Family Mart, a convenience store within the building for your quick fix snacks or whatnot.


The staffs greeted us with their smile upon entering the hotel and accompanied us to our hotel room. It was already 4pm when we checked-in because traffic sucks plus it was raining, standard time is at 2pm though. We had a spacious and elegant room which is called the aurumOne Suite, equipped with 32-inch LCD TV with cable, comfortable king-sized bed with 4 soft big pillows, hot and cold bath, towels, closet with hangers and safety box, complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea, and a coffee table. And oh, there’s also FREE Wi-Fi. What I like in this hotel is that, your room is already setup – the air-conditioner is already on, giving us a refreshing vibe upon entering the room.


After doing some photoshoot here and there and in every corner of the room which is neat and tidy, we decided to just buy some snacks at the Family Mart downstairs and take a rest. A supposedly nap became sleep, blame it to the lenient bed, feather-like pillows and comfy sheets… and the coldness of the room. Ha-ha. Well, since it was already 9pm then, we just decided to buy foods for dinner at the Family Mart again and looks forward for buffet breakfast the next day. 


See? Can you already feel how relaxed and convenient our staycation in AurumOne was? Meanwhile, we had chicken meals, instant noodles and siopao for me. Ok, we managed to satisfy our hungry tummy and had that burp as a sign of contentment. Afterwards, we went back to our bed and watch a movie until the movie watched us. Gee… we fell asleep while the TV is on.
  

aurumOne Makati, a 8-storey building which provides a 4-star quality service, but for me feels like a 5-star, also features 63 hotel rooms – 42 aurum Deluxe Rooms, 9 qurum Suites (we’re lucky that the one belongs to us for 3 days), 11 aurum Lofts (looking forward for next time to stay here though as per Mr. Rolf Navarro, the Duty Manager, this is for long term use. So, it was like renting your own space in Makati and yet experience a lifestyle that satisfy one’s needs. 
It is perfect for businessmen and to those who just have training and seminars.), and 1 qurum Premier Suite (very much lucky if we stayed here). qurumOne is also a social enterprise that provides investment opportunities to OFWs. Thanks to the joint collaboration between a private equity group and the Kapatiran sa Kasaganaan Cooperative (KsKCoop), an investment-focused cooperative of OFWs, for this kind of venture because now our modern hero has already a passive income while they’re working in abroad. Kudos!


The alarm set at 7 in the morning was too overexcited to wake us up then but thank you to its snooze feature that ended us to missed the buffet breakfast. We woke up at around 10:30 and no more breakfast served at the Breakfast Nook. It’s okay, we still have the next day. With that said, we went to Greenbelt for lunch, watch a movie, did a little shopping and went back to the hotel at around seven or eight in the evening. 

a friendly reminder

Freshened up and had dinner at the nearby Mang Inasal. Yes, fast food chains such as Jollibee, McDonalds, Mang Inasal and Andok’s are more or less 500-meters away from aurumOne Hotel. Mercury Drugstore and 7-11 is also available nearby. As I said, it has a good location. If you feel that you need some car fix or want to buy vehicle spare parts, the long stretch of Evangelista Street was like “Banawe of Quezon City” wherein car tints or any vehicle-related accessories are available. That’s how our second day went on. We managed to sleep early to wake up just in time for the much awaited buffet breakfast.

Makati City skyline
buffet breakfast
the view from the Breakfast Nook

Finally, buffet breakfast for us on our third day at the Breakfast Nook. The catering is outsourced though so expect that the daily breakfast is different from the other day, which I think, it is okay. Breakfast was good though limited choices but having this awesome view of Makati skyline was breathtaking and worth the early wake up call. After breakfast, Mr. Rolf toured me around the hotel and showed me the different hotel’s room which is I am very much thankful and grateful for such warm gesture. Well, other hotel rooms are also spacious like we had and have the same furniture. All rooms have uniform interior design and furniture, they’re using customized uratex foams and their customized cabinets and closets were from their supplier in Valenzuela.

aurum Deluxe
aurum Loft


aurumOne Hotel room rates are as follows, please check out their website for the ongoing promos.
  • aurumOne Deluxe – P2,500
  • aurumOne Suite – P3,500
  • aurumOne Loft – P4,500
  • aurum Premier – P7,500 
* Rates are subject to 10% service charge12% VAT, and 6% local tax. Children below 6 years of age are free but extra guests in excess of (2) are charged P500++ per night with extra bed. Cash and credit cards are accepted for payment.

Hotel guests have a direct access to Family Mart

And here’s the sad part, check-out. But, nevertheless, it was a wonderful short vacation, we had fun and we stayed in our hotel room much longer than we were in the outside. Perhaps, it is one of the pros when having a staycation within the metro, no need to go out and explore the area. Just stay, relax and regain the needed energy to conquer the hustle and bustle of the city life. And before I ended my post, I would like to say “Thank You” to all the staffs that made our staycation more pleasurable and to Mr. Rolf for making sure that we are in all comfort and having a great time during those days. Thank You!

aurumOne Hotel Makati

So, here's my question now. Where's your next staycation? Or perhaps, any travel plans for this month? Me? No, staycation yet coming anytime soon but let's see. By the way, my girlfriends and I are going to Bohol this month. Hope to see you there!

auromOne Hotel Makati
1682 Evangelista cor Hen. Del Pilar Street, Bangkal
Makati City, 1233, Manila, Philippines​
Phone:  +63 2 737 3800
Fax:  +63 2 737 3822

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12 Comments

  1. That looks like such a great stay - thanks for sharing this. I haven't been yet and this will help with my research.

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  2. That looks like an absolutely stunning hotel with some beautiful views on the night!

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  3. wow, the place looks so cozy and immaculate. I love the interior. The food looks delish! Seems like you had an awesome stay!
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  4. I like the minimalist design of the hotel, it makes it look very clean. I hope you guys had fun!

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  5. i love the ambiance of this hotel, and i like the set up of the room, i want to try their food,

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    1. I love the atmosphere, too. The hotel may be small, but I love that it is very clean and calm.

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  6. Nice place. Great that it is near the heart of the city. Spectacular views you had there! The room was nice and cozy.

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  7. It has such a streamlined, clean feel to it. It's a nice change of pace from places I usually visit. I'm glad you had such a great stay there.

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  8. I like how spacious and clean everything looks. I'd stay there, definitely.

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  9. This looks like a GREAT hotel. I would love a staycation there!

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  10. Oooo this looks like a pretty fabulous hotel! I would love to stay there! If I'm ever in Thea tea I now know a great place to stay!

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  11. It looks so clean and open. I like the lines of the design. I would love to stay there just for the view.

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