A Sneak Peek, My Staycation at the Oakwood Joy-Nostalg Center!

Whenever I take a "vacay" from being online and need some time doing other stuff besides "being on the move", I find three things super comforting - going to the supermarket, experimenting in the kitchen and sleeping! I did these and more at my Oakwood 1-Bedroom Serviced Apartment in Ortigas! Have you seen my apartment yet? Here's a sneak peek and my in-depth review of this Oakwood serviced apartment in Manila.

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Here's my inside story haha. I brought a bag full of spices, bread crumbs, eggs and lasagna sheets from home to my apartment during my staycation, intent to make something for "dinner". I checked in at 3 p.m., left my overnight bag and walked to the new SM Megamall Building A supermarket to buy cheese, tomato sauce and some fresh parsley. I actually forgot about the dishwashing liquid and Alain, the resident attendant, had some in stock. Guests can actually avail of the grocery services offered by Oakwood in the morning (a great add-on for forget-fuls like me or business travelers and long stay-ers who don't have much time or gusto for grocery shopping) and have them delivered in the afternoon.

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It's my nth attempt to make Manicotti from this cookbook.

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It's easy to make and required some light mixing and an oven, which is available in the kitchen of my suite. The only downside from this recipe is that I had to make sure that I don't veer away from the recipe too much, including the measurements (measuring cups were mine), or else it will almost always fails haha so I have to make a lot. I brought out all the mixing bowls and kitchen utensils from this fully-equiped gourmet kitchen feeling totally in charge and all messy haha. I love the kitchen setup because I can watch from the TV in the living room! Hehe.

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After around, um, 2 hours, here is the final finished product! All the Pyrex stuff and bowls are included in the apartment already =)

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I spent the night eating, using the entertainment system and taking full advantage of the in-shower steam bath. I actually fell asleep on the foot of the big bed while watching a travel show on my other flat screen TV hahaha. Ah, this is the life!

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When I woke up, it was already time for the complimentary breakfast at Oakroom included in the room package. I loved the noodle soup, the bacon and the international selection.

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Before I went down, I called Housekeeping if it was possible to do the turndown service, um in the morning haha, and when I returned.. TADA! Even the kitchen was squeaky clean =) Ako na ang spoiled hehe! Ready to sleep again!

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I was planning to use the lap pool but then I remembered that I had a private bath tub! hahaha. I stayed in until check out to enjoy the room a bit more =) Thank you for your hospitality, Oakwood Joy~Nostalg! I shall see you again when I need some alone time.

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I found this staycation with Oakwood Joy~Nostalg Center Manila (click here for the full view and inclusions of my awesome apartment hehe) very relaxing and super worth it. I can do it over and over again.

For reservations and their best available rates, call or email:
Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center Manila
17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center
Pasig City, Philippines
+63-2-6377888 / +63-2-910-8888
premiermanila@oakwoodasia.com

Oakwood Asia Pacific manages serviced apartments from all over Asia - Bangalor, Bangkok, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Manila, Mumbai, New York, Pune, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo and more!

Read about my Oakwood Joy~Nostalg Manila review


How about you? Given their amenities and facilities included in the stay, what activities would you do if you are having a staycation here?

A Sneak Peek, My Staycation at the Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila!

38 comments:

  1. Since they have a lap pool,I might take a dip then. =)

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  2. I'd like to have a staycation with friends. Since the kitchen is fully equipped, I guess we'd be cooking up a storm and have a fiesta! That would be a great bonding time for close friends.

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  3. It good to know that staycation is an alternetive whenever we cant be in a far away location. I wanted to ask if you got a voucher for your stay?

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    1. hi mark! yep exactly. not a voucher. oakwood premier joy~nostalg invited me to their hotel. =)

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  4. Very cool and relaxing place. Parang ayoko ng umalis diyan if ever mag book ako with my family.

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  5. Its like a really cool place to stay. I will not definitely go out that much and enjoy inside my room. Its also like in Holiday Inn. Looks like a really excellent service! :)

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  6. Yes would like for staycation! to recharge my energy, quiet play & relaxing..

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  7. looks fun, I want to do the same!

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  8. I thought the hotel is in other country, surprised that It's here in the Ph! I love the bed!! I wanna sleep all day there! haha but I also want to do cooking there, then view outside the hotel. senti mode. lol :p

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  9. I love to try their lap pool and have a great time swimming

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  10. I would stay inside at namnamin ang pangmayaman moment at Oakwood Joy~Nostalg Center Manila.. hay! sarap siguro ng feeling!

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  11. I would be cooking a lot as they have a fully equipped kitchen and I love to cook and don't have to worry about the clean up as there's room service and I would would like to go swimming too.

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  12. I want to eat, sleep and have fun.. wihhhhhh
    I want to relax and unwind..:)

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  13. I love the ambiance and the interior of the room. I would spend my time relaxing and feel my staycation. I will also try to experiment in the kitchen and cook some of my fave dish. It would be great while you're watching ur fave dvd movies you have delicious food on your side.

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  14. I would love to stay there very relaxing place , the best for our honeymoon hehe

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  15. i want to spend my staycation be relaxed and enjoy the goodness of ambiance and service.. Its really cool place to stay. . Looks like a really excellent service! :)

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  16. definitely enjoy the pool and the BED.. it's looks so comfortable.

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  17. of course i would indulge myself to all the amenities included in the package. it will be a nice experience to have

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  18. I'd definitely cook something Italian and watch TV. It would be awesome not to wash dishes and cookware for once too. =)

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  19. If thats a staycation, i'd never want to go on a vacation! Love it!

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  20. want to experience this kind of vacation :)

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  21. Definitely will be spending more time at the pool and gym.

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  22. Mahal ba? Well for me, Susulitin ko lahat. May Ill just sleep a little hours and just stay up to adore the room. Ill use every amenities that the room has. nuod Tv on the entertainment system, Talon sa kama a bit, Cook, Bath or anything else! haha

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  23. Watch Movies, Cook, be a professional chef, and be a Reyna when I stay there!

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  24. Relax, Relax and Relax, With a lil of cooking and Cooking :D

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  25. Hmmmm, maybe I'll cook! and then relax and enjoy the staycation! :D

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  26. Jerico Cruz
    jerico.cruz1979@yahoo.cm

    I will try their spa so I can have some time to relax and unwind

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  27. I will invite some friends to bake, swim, and play some board games so that we can have pure relaxing and memorable bonding moments.

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  28. movie night, dip in the pool, steam bath!

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  29. i would like to try all the amenities especially dipping in the pool and baking...

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  30. I'll definitely try the spa and doze off :)

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  31. I would love to spend the day experiencing all given amenities! Oh wow! I will definitely try their spa and be relax for hours hahah! More power .

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  32. id like to cook and try the spa.. also watch movie with my hubby

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  33. Cooking & I'll try the spa:)) I wan to pamper my self together w/ my mama:))

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  34. the spa of course.. i would try everything :D

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  35. Id cook, Try their foods and sleep all day.

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Hi. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I'd love to hear from you =)