It was a spur of the moment when I booked a room in this boutique-inspired hotel in the south of Manila. I was just scrolling through my newsfeed on Facebook when I saw a picture of a friend relaxing in an infinity pool overlooking some skyscrapers. I was fascinated and lured that I immediately googled Azumi Boutique Hotel that’s appearing on his check-in status. And right off the bat, I booked one of their Queen rooms for a weekend stay.

Azumi Boutique Hotel is known for its saltwater infinity pool with great view of the Alabang city lights. It’s conveniently located in the middle of Alabang Business Park that’s accessible to the corporate district, and various retail and dining options. It has a minimalist ambiance with chic interiors of a playful combination of black, gray and orange. It did not come as a surprise that many were captivated as soon as I posted some of its pictures online as the hotel is lovely and the coziest that I’ve been.

Checking-in is smooth. The receptionist was accommodating and very pleasant to interact with. She asked me for an ID and instructed to take a seat while she checks for my reservation. The decors of their lobby are quite impressive. They beautifully arranged ornaments of Paris and London and installed modern arts giving it a contemporary feel. There’s a nail salon on the right side and the Romulo restaurant on the left ground floor. After few minutes, she handed me an access card to the room and escorted me to the lift.

The room we had, had its kitchenette area upon entry. It has basic amenities like a fridge, minibar, microwave and an electric kettle. Beside the kitchen is a big dresser cabinet that’s facing a sofa bed and a Queen size bed with clean and crisp bed sheets and towels. The room looks bigger because of the big mirror installed on a wall.

One thing I’m concerned though is the design of the door of the comfort room as it is also the door of the shower area. And it has no lock! Every time I take a shower I have to push the door to the right side so the water coming from the shower will glide down into the drain and will be contained in the shower area. It will leave the comfort room open with no door. I was with a girl-friend that time and I have to tell her not to go near the comfort room because even if it’s a frosted glass there’s a possibility that you will be seen.

We had a city view with a small balcony.The room has ample lightning coming from the floor to ceiling glass windows. There’s a black-out curtain if you want your room dark. It has free wifi and the mini bar has affordably priced items as if you bought them in the convenience stores – popcorn, for example, is just Php20 and cup noodles for Php50. We brought food inside the room and the microwave allows us to reheat it. The room has plates and cups inside the cabinet.

The roof deck of Azumi Boutique Hotel has an amazing pool and view of Alabang. It has the best scenic view especially at the break of dawn. I had a great morning lap in their saltwater infinity pool while enjoying the skyline. It feels like you’re in Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

The breakfast buffet in Romulo’s cafe is decent that offers Filipino set of menus.

For me, Azumi Boutique Hotel is a good place to stay at if you need the comforts and necessities of home.It offers all the basic essentials you need for a relaxing staycation. A luxury on a budgeted price.

Azumi Boutique Hotel
Address: 2205 Market Street, Madrigal Business Park, Phase II Alabang Muntinlupa City 1780
Telephone No. +632 869 9888