Crimson Hotel Filinvest City is an almost new hotel in the heart of Alabang. A few weeks ago we were fortunate to spend a night there with some blogger friends to check it out and it was pretty great! It's just walking distance to Festival Supermall and very near South Luzon Expressway so it's fairly easy to locate. (Not that you would need to walk or commute when going to the malls because Crimson offers free shuttle service anytime!)
Upon entering the lobby, I was already impressed. I'm not an expert on hotels or interior design but I really liked their lobby. Even if it's not really high ceiling and has no fancy chandeliers, the ceiling has that wow factor. Kudos on the interior designer! Simple but still very classy!
Here is our suite for the night. Sweet! An Executive Suite with a living room (complete with a flat screen TV with cable and DVD player. Don't forget to bring your favorite DVDs when you spend your staycation here!)
Oh, and a breakfast table for two by the window. Love it!
A Welcome Letter waiting for us attached with a yummy Black Widow Cheesecake...
Which Rain loved! Here she is sporting her Black Widow cheesecake icing lipstick hehehe. I think she was going for a Gothic look.
Did I mention there's a mini kitchen complete with everything you can think of. A build-in stove, coffee maker, toaster, there's even a blender stored in the cupboards!
Bar stools are available so I can sit and chit chat with Richie while he cooks. He doesn't really cook but he cooks more than I do hahaha!
The washing machine hidden by the cabinets upon entering was a pleasant surprise! I could live here already!
Here's our room for the night. Spacious!
Which Rain happily messed up within a few minutes!
I like this hidden socket and light switch by the bedside table drawer.
The bedroom also has a flat screen TV, DVD player, and a desk. At first the aircon felt a bit warm but it was nothing a few temperature adjustments couldn't fix. After we placed it at the temperature we wanted, it was already winter cold! Just the way Richie likes it!
I also really like this simple but classy dresser. I never had a nice dresser my whole life. But if I did I would like it to be this simple.
The bathroom was nice as well. No bathtub but it was fine.
And more toiletries. I love that they have a mouthwash!
Check out their cool weighing scale!
And here's the view from our room. You can see the pool area, as well as the Laguna De Bay.
Here's Crimson's pool area. It's an area of the hotel that always seems to be windy. It's cool and refreshing. But this means it can be a bit hard to put immerse yourself in the water at first without shivering haha!
Rain seemed to be enjoying it. But I'm not surprised. She doesn't easily get cold, taking after her dad. (PS I would have chosen a more close up photo of me and Rain but I don't want to magnify my fats hehehe)
At night, the pool area becomes a cozy place with moodlights where you can dine and have barbecue.
While I happily dine on my no-carb dinner (greens with caesar salad dressing and grilled sausages)...
Rain happily munches on her frilled corn on the cob while entranced with her YouTube videos on the iPad, while her dad on the other hand is entranced with the chef barbecuing. Hehehehe.
They had these nice weaved outdoor beds in the shape of Hershey's Kisses.
A really nice place to hibernate after having one too many barbecues. Hehehe.
Crimson Hotel's main restaurant is the Cafe Eight which serves contemporary international buffet of breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets and more. Enjoy fresh and healthy cuisines of Southern Europe to Middle Eastern regions.
Cafe Eight has a classy long space.
A round table filled with sushi and other appetizer
This is just a section of their lunch buffet.
And a long section of desserts!
We requested this carbonara for Rain from the pasta station
And I got myself another helping of Caesar salad after, this time pairing it with smoked salmon!
And then right moving on to dessert, I had one last serving. I obviously liked their Caesar salad dressing haha!
And then ended my lunch with some mango crepe topped with vanilla ice cream and some rice crispies and chocolate syrup! If you want more photos of the food, check out my hubby's post here!
Crimson Hotel also has their own bakeshop called the Pastry and Sandwich Corner where they sell yummy pastries...
And amazing cakes such as this one that we found in our room! (Thanks Crimson Hotel for our yummy cake!)
Crimson Hotel also has a really nice gym.
After all, life is all about balance. Nice buffet restaurant, nice gym. Hahaha!
We had an excellent time at Crimson Hotel! Thanks so much to Twinkle and Kar for a wonderful experience! We'll be back soon!
Address: Entrata Urban Complex, 2609 Civic Drive, Filinvest City, Alabang, 1781 Muntinlupa City
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