Monday, December 29, 2014

Seda Nuvali: Where to Stay for A Nuvali Staycation

Sometimes, the busyness of the holidays can get to us. For the days leading up to Christmas,  I was busy meeting with friends for holiday lunches during the day, then off to do the school rounds right after, then prep dinner for the family as soon as I get home.  To make matters worse, I was tensed because I was also in a rush to finish buying, wrapping and tagging all the gifts for the teachers ,classmates, school staff, etc. Whew! All that did not make me a pleasant mama in any way! :(

That is why when I got an invitation to have a staycation with my entire family at Seda Nuvali on the weekend before Christmas, I quickly accepted.  I knew I needed the quick break to shake off the stress and the grumpies.

Just look at our room in Seda Nuvali! Nakaka-tanggal stress, di ba? :) When I got the confirmation of our stay with them, I checked online how the rooms look like, I just knew this would be a perfect staycation!
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We got to Seda Nuvali just in time for our 2 pm check-in. 

We proceeded to the lobby where we were welcomed by the resort like atmosphere, complete with wooden chairs by Kenneth Cobonpue and a metal chair centerpiece by Ann Pamintuan.
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We did not have to wait long to be checked in; but still, the kids found time to enjoy the iMacs on the e-Lounge located in the lobby.  Complimentary WiFi connectivity is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel.

Spotted! The Big Girl checking out her mommy's blog... she loves her own!

My family was given a quick tour of the property so we can thoroughly enjoy all of its facilities. Misto is the food outlet of Seda Nuvali which offers all-day dining.
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The pool is situated right beside Misto, and guests can have the option of eating al fresco and enjoy the view. This option is perfect for parents who can have some light snacks while watching over their kids in the pool area.

Seda Nuvali is situated right beside a scenic man-made lake, which also features a running and biking trail alongside the perimeter of the lake.

Just right outside Misto are four Ann Pamintuan lounge chairs which are perfect for a chill afternoon with the family.

 J quickly settled in one of the chairs...


The Children's Play Room is located right beside Misto, and is perfect for younger kids.


While the older kids can have some fun in the Game Room.  It has 3 iMacs, a Wii console, Playstation, and Xbox. We took the kids here after dinner before we finally went up to our room.

We were next taken up to the 2nd level next, where the Business Center, Treatment Rooms and Fitness Center are.




On Sundays that the function rooms are not booked, the hotel lets GCF use it for their Sunday Service. We took advantage of this and attended the service while we were there.

Our rooms were located on the Executive Floor (9th floor), so both of our rooms had exclusive privileges at the Club Lounge.

The Club Lounge offers complimentary breakfast, afternoon high tea and early evening cocktails, and all day coffee and beverages for all Executive floors and Premier Room guests.


My bookworm quickly settled in and found a book to read.

The wide windows of the Club Lounge offers its guest a wonderful view of the serene Nuvali environment.

Afternoon refreshments are served from 2-4pm

We took the kids back to the Club Lounge for a pre-dinner snack for my always-hungry brood.... This time around, there was Chicken Pandan, Tempura and Spring Rolls

While the husband enjoyed a shot of whisky


After this short tour, my family's now ready to enjoy our room.  The guest floors need to be accessed by a key card.
 

Seda Nuvali offers 150 guest rooms in a soothing color palette that blends harmoniously with the serene, resort-like setting. Guests can choose from Deluxe, Club, and Premier room categories.  You can view room availability and prices here
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The entire family was ecstatic because we were given two adjoining rooms, similar to the one in the photo above.  The husband and I got a Premier Room, while the kids stayed in the adjoining deluxe room.

Our Premier Room also offer exclusive access to the Club Lounge where guests are accorded extra personalized service and attention. Benefits include private check-in and check-out, daily Continental breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktails, all-day coffee, tea and non-alcoholic beverages, iMac stations, work tables, reading materials, a wide-screen LED HDTV with cable channels and secretarial assistance.
Premier Rooms boast of a more spacious floor area of 37 sqm.

Our Premier room has its own mini kitchen with a sink and a microwave oven.

It also has a bar area and a well-stocked ref.

The room also comes with a safe, iron board, iron, and other usual 


The bathroom is spacious and clean, and comes with a generous toiletry kit.




The kids quickly settled in their own Deluxe room.
 Deluxe Rooms are 30 sqm in size, equipped with a king or twin beds, a 40-inch LED HDTV ning cable channels, media panel with HDMI, USB and audio-visual connectivity, complimentary Wi-Fi and broadband internet access, IDD phone with iPod dock, alarm clock voice mail and radio, coffee and tea making facilities, in-room dining, mini-bar and in-room safe.

... But eventually, they still wanted to hang in our room.

Both rooms have a wonderful and unobstructed view of the Nuvali lake, the green fields, as well as the distant Mount Makiling.

After a short break in our room, the kids went down for a swim.




Misto is the hotel's restaurant that offers diners a fine selection of international dishes and local favorites. We had a holiday dinner buffet that had us spoiled for choices.

But what I truly enjoyed was the Japanese lunch we had on our second day. Just look at the photos below and you will understand why.








Nuvali is fast becoming an alternative to Tagaytay for families looking for a quick weekend getaway. Seda Nuvali is strategically located near the all the outdoor activities including biking and running trails, a wake-boarding facility, outlet shopping centers.


Spend New Year at Seda Nuvali!

December 31 New Year Countdown
Ring in the New Year over a special buffet feast and cocktail countdown party at our stunning lakeside scenery and enchanted lights
Dinner and Cocktail Package (Php 2,000++) Includes buffet dinner and access to the cocktail party
Dinner Buffet – 7pm–10pm (Php 1,200++)
Cocktail Party – 10pm–1am(Php 1,000++) which includes a glass of sparkling wine for toasting, two standard drinks and pass around food

Seda NUVALI
Lakeside Evozone, NUVALI
Sta. Rosa City, Laguna
For inquiries please call (6349) 255 8888 or email nuv@sedahotels.com



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