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Mini-Vacation at Parque España

November 21, 2016

The Food

During our stay, we were given a complimentary lunch and dinner and breakfast on the next day. There were two restaurants where you could eat. One is The Coffee Kitchen which is beside the lobby. The other is Bistro del Cielo at the 19th floor.

The Coffee Kitchen is well lighted because of the number of windows and glass panes.

Parque España Residence Hotel

The Coffee Kitchen beside the lobby at PERH.


When we arrived, it was time for lunch. We ate at Bistro del Cielo and enjoyed the lovely view up there.

My order:

  • Carbonara
  • Iced Tea
  • French Fries

I totally love their food! The serving was almost good for two people already. I love how creamy the carbonara is.

Lunch at Bistro del Cielo at Parque España Residence Hotel

Carbonara and Iced Tea from Bistro del Cielo

Nicole’s order was:

  • Baked Pasta
  • Chocolate Shake
  • Onion Rings

Her baked pasta incurred delay because I think there was a bit of misunderstanding when we ordered. Luckily, it was fixed quickly. I was able to try their baked pasta and it was full of cheese! It was so good!

Appetizers at Bistro del Cielo at Parque España Residence Hotel

French Fries and Onion Rings


Bistro del Cielo at Parque España Residence Hotel

Bistro del Cielo’s Baked Pasta

Other than the fact that they food is so yummy at Bistro del Cielo, I also love the view that you get to see and enjoy while you’re there! Notice how many times I mentioned Bistro del Cielo. 😂

Parque España Residence Hotel

View from Bistro del Cielo

If you are looking for a nice place to go for a date or dinner (for your anniversary or other occasions), I highly suggest you try dining here! This is a lovely place with delicious food, refreshing environment and a majestic view (both daylight and night time).


We were torn where to eat dinner because we swam in their pool first, which is shaped like a bean. It was bigger and deeper than the one in the building that I’m staying in. I literally grabbed the chance to go on night swimming and just be one with the water. So instead of dining in, we chose to experience room service or room delivery.

For dinner, we ordered:

  • Burger (for me)
  • Pizza (for Nicole but we eventually shared)
  • Mozzarella Sticks
Dinner from Bistro del Cielo at Parque España Residence Hotel

Burger and Mozzarella Sticks from Bistro del Cielo

The delivery guy was so kind as he placed our food on the table directly. He carried it from the 19th floor down to our room which was on the 5th floor. Good thing there’s an elevator! We did not have to wait for so long because the food was quickly delivered. It was such a lovely dinner for us!

Dinner from Bistro del Cielo at Parque España Residence Hotel

Mozzarella sticks and Pizza!


The next day, we enjoyed breakfast buffet from The Coffee Kitchen. We decided that we would try to eat downstairs since we ate from Bistro del Cielo the day before. The options were limited as we were told that there are more food choices upstairs (at Bistro del Cielo). We chose to eat downstairs.

The Coffee Kitchen at PERH

Breakfast Table at The Coffee Kitchen

We were greeted by the skull decorations and the bright sunlight through the windows.

The Coffee Kitchen at Parque España Residence Hotel

Skulls at The Coffee Kitchen


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  • Reply The Local Folke Co. November 21, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    The Interior is to die for! this place is definitely within our niche. Hope that we could visit soon. thank you for sharing! Nice photos as well! hope we could collaborate soon with your calligraphy works.


    • Reply Maria November 21, 2016 at 2:54 PM

      Hola! Thank you! Yes, it’s definitely worth the visit. 🙂 Sure, I’m open for collaborations. <3

  • Reply Charlotte Anne November 21, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    Wow! I want to try Parque Espana too. The room is definitely to lust for and the view too. Hope I could visit this place soon.

  • Reply ROBERT LEE November 22, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    Hey, nice of you to have a staycation and blog about it. I rarely go to Filinvest, though. I am pretty sure I have seen the hotel the few times I was in the area. Siguro if I were going to pick one thing nice, it is the concept of having service apartment style rooms. I value separate bedrooms and sala in hotels/service apartments. As a matter of fact, my first choice has always been Ascott. One thing the management could do is to use wallpaper to decorate the walls.

    For homes, I really discourage wallpapers. But in hotel rooms, I personally do not like blank painted walls.

  • Reply Thelittlelai : Beyond limits November 22, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    This Hotel is truly lovely, I love the green surrounding and the view. The deluxe room is really that big and would love to rest my jaded body on the comforting bed. The overall set up is truly organized. Well written review and stunning photos.


  • Reply KT Nielsen November 22, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    I’ve never stayed in Parque España before but oh my that gazebo near the pool looks to be a great place for some fresh air. It’s a nice place to relax and just enjoy the expansive metro view. Their rates are pretty reasonable also especially the weekend rates. I’ll put this in my list for when I am near the area and would need a place to stay.

  • Reply Mommy Queenelizabeth November 22, 2016 at 10:35 PM

    I love staycations! And i had a looongggg list of hotels and serviced apartments that im planning to visit. This one seems to be nice. I love the curtains at the lobby? It gave the hotel a very homey feel… the room looks comfy too!

  • Reply Carola November 23, 2016 at 4:16 AM

    I love the room! I love the colors and there’s a lot of space. I also love it when an hotel has a gym! I started going to the gym recently and it’s nice if you can just proceed during your holiday! I would definitely try out some things there.

  • Reply Maerose JS November 23, 2016 at 4:49 AM

    Is this place in the Philippines? Cool! It’s wonderful to learn about vacation spots like this one, where one can relax or focus and be productive on something. I’d have to comment on the font size though… It’s too small. haha 🙂 Nevertheless, I find the article/s informative. Love the fancy and playful interior of the room. I’m sure families with little children will enjoy a staycation there, perhaps stay longer than a couple of days. Also , Ilike the resto.. especially the choco chip cookies, as seen from the short intro vid! Hope you got the inspiration and rejuvenation you need! Cheers!

  • Reply Arrianne Guzman November 23, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    Nice! I like the apartment/condo vibe of this hotel. How’s the price? Interiors may not be the coziest I have seen but the homey feel is definitely to look after for 🙂

    • Reply Maria November 23, 2016 at 11:48 PM

      Hola! You may turn to page 4 of the post, you’ll see the prices there. 🙂

  • Reply Sheri November 23, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    It is beautiful here, I love staycations because sometimes in life you just need a break and a few days of rest and relaxation without having to get on a plane to a different country. This place looks like it would be ideal to do just that!

  • Reply Chardy November 23, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    The place looks amazing! I love hanging out and resting at places like these. I have a question, how was the people also staying at the place? Were there a lot of people? I appreciate also the style and the colors of the place, very elegant and sophisticated.a

    • Reply Maria November 23, 2016 at 11:49 PM

      Actually, there were only a few that we saw there. It wasn’t crowded or anything. Well, maybe because we visited during the weekdays? 😛

  • Reply Milton Coyne November 25, 2016 at 1:55 AM

    Wow I love the interior.. it looks small yet its very cozy and neat and I guess those are the qualities that matter the most! I love all your shots. The table set up is really creatively captured!

  • Reply Flordeliz Fullo November 25, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    I love the colors of the walls, the blue tones look relaxting to me. Is it located in Manila also? The view from the window is very nice, great for a fresh morning start.

    Floree of

  • Reply Yan November 25, 2016 at 11:01 PM

    I thought this was at Espana haha, Alabang pala! Oooh, no wonder the layout of your room is that way, it was meant to be a condo pala hehe. Nice and cute place! 😀

  • Reply ROBERT LEE November 26, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    I came back to watch the video. 🙂 I think there are improvements that can be made, so I hope you do not mind this at all. I’d like to see people. People walking in and out of the lobby. People getting food from the buffet table. I think people using/enjoying the offerings of the hotel delivers a powerful message of experience in the hotel. 🙂

  • Reply Aika November 28, 2016 at 4:59 AM

    Nice place here in the city. I like the interior inside the room. Very cozy. It’s an instagram friendly place. Hahaha. Bet you really enjoyed. I would want a great staycation too. Hey, it’s december. It’s not too late for me to book for one.

  • Reply Bea December 1, 2016 at 1:17 PM

    I thought it’s somewhere in Espanya. I would love to check it out sana for the Paskuhan overnight! But it’s too far from me. The room seems like a condo than a hotel room for me which is nice. It’s like home. You so lucky to be able to try it for free. And it looks so peaceful and not crowded.

  • Reply Angelie Pangilinan February 22, 2017 at 6:07 AM

    I love that they lets you cook for your own food. Not many hotels do that and some even charge horrendous corkage fees. I guess its perfect for families traveling together because they’ll get to save on food costs. That is if they were on a budget. 🙂

  • Reply Louisa May 4, 2017 at 10:40 PM

    Looks like a cozy place to stay in. Muted tones in design makes it seem like a more relaxing place to stay. I’ll have to keep this in mind. First reading I thought it said Paranaque.

  • Reply Mommy Queenelizabeth October 20, 2017 at 5:55 PM

    Been seeing this whenever im in alabang. Filinvest is my go to place for some change of scenery bcoz im from the South. And so many times i was tempted to purchse vouchers from deal grocer to try this out. Glad i was able to read your review about it. This place looks cool! And the food seems to be very comforting! The kind of meals me and my kids would always enjoy! We’ll definitely book this soonest! 🙂

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