SEDA has been known to be a hotel providing fluid accommodation experience with world class service and genuine Filipino Hospitality. As mentioned on the title above , yup t’was my birthday a week ago and guess what? God is so good! March 16 was the day I tried checking my email and voila… I’ve got several invites from sponsors for my Birthday Celebration. Gah! I Can’t believe I had to turn down some and pick out the once which I have been committed with first (I can still remember praying for sponsors and dreaming to be part of the legit blogging industry… time flies. Everything is oh so Surreal!), if only I could choose all and accommodate every single travel and fashion brand that day. But nah. of course that’s not possible. Moving on, I got a sponsored invite from Forever21, one of my favorite international fashion brand, Shopping Gift Cards worth 4,000.00 PHP were given to me which I did used to shop for my clothes (see picture of my Outfit during the said shopping day HERE ) in preparation for my birthday bash. I also did shop for my family and our employees from ACF Travel & Tours.
And so on the same day, came another collaboration with a beautiful Luxurious Hotel in Town… SEDA, Atria!
SEDA Hotel sponsored a staycation for me and my family complete with buffet breakfast and upscale dinner dishes, which I will be showing you guys through this blog post.
Wondering how things went during our stay? Allow me to give you a quick tour of our room, the set up, the roof top bar, the Misto Restaurant and the countless mouthwatering dishes we’ve tried and devoured that very moment. Also, will give you guys a glimpse of how my surprise birthday cake (Prepared by SEDA Hotels) looked like. Ready?
Let’s begin… in 1…2…3!
The Guest Rooms
So we were given 2 Connecting guest rooms, one Premier Room and another Deluxe Room. I’m showing you around the Premier Room first, which was my room during our stay.
Spacious 35 sqm size
With Sofa perfect for more friends and guests, during our stay.
and a walk-in closet, best for fashion enthusiast and bloggers like me.
The Room’s Sofa
What I’m Wearing? (Fashion segment)
- Top : Hunter Green From FOREVER21
- Skirt : Pencil Skirt in Bloody Red from FOREVER21
- Heels: Chi in Black Leather from PRIMADONA
Rough estimate, you can fit 5 sexy people on the sofa <3 if you’re a bit larger in size compared to the usual, you can fit 4 people in the Sofa which is quite great still! 😉 This means if you guys chose to stay in SEDA, Atria during your ILOILO Trip this vacation and would have the chance to take the PREMIUM ROOM , then this would also give you the chance to tag along friends and entertain guests during your stay. (Also best for private business meetings and stuff alike. )
Rate: 5,000 PHP per night
(Not bad for a genuine accommodation paired with remarkable experience, I mean hello! This is the SEDA Experience. )
Equipped with Modern Ameneties in a 25 sqm area
- 40-inch LED HDTV with Cable Channels
- Media Panel with HDMI, USB and audio-visual connectivity
- IDD Phone with Ipod dock, alarm Clock and FM Radio
- Complimentary WIFI and internet access (REALLY STRONG CONNECTION, TRUST ME! I went Live during my stay, and gah! The connection was really commendable!)
- Mini Bar
- Coffee & Tea making Facilities
- Executive desk
- Safety deposit box
- Iron and Ironing board (available upon request)
Here are some photos I took … Allow these shots to tour you around the guest rooms <3
Sockets are very friendly for Social Media netizens and Gadget junkies like me.
Eco Bliss Sanitary Packs ( Shower room)
Water for hydration! 😀 (2 HOPE Water bottles per room)
Dinner at Misto
Misto: All day dining restaurant with a medley of international and local dishes.
We met Chef Albert that night. Chef Albert is an Ilonggo who championed in the recent Elite Chef Challenge 2016 and won several awards for the international level. The Chef himself cooked for us that night. On the Left of Chef Albert is the bubbly and gorgeous Ms. Angela Tan, the Communications officer of Seda Atria Hotel, who was my age and was as passionate as I am with communications and stuff a like. Angela was responsible for my visit and she really did took care of us.
The Dishes served
Spaghetti Ala Vongole
Spaghetti pasta, manila clams, garlic, fresh parsley in white wine sauce.
Tom Yum Goong
Shrimp, ,mushroom, spicy and sour soup.
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken
Stuffed Chicken wrapped in bacon with asparagus risotto, onion marmalade, carrot marmalade, broccoli and balsamic glaze.
Nicoise Salad Tuna
Mixed lettuce, marble tomato, black olives, anchovy, quail eggs and tuna flakes with olive tapenade.
Marinated sliced beef in soy sauce, garlic, calamansi and onion.
My “Surprise” Birthday Cake (wohhooooo! Thank you Seda!)
So, Seda surprised me with their newest pastry dish to die for! Below’s a picture of how the pastry looked like!
SUMAN PANNA COTTA
Coconut sticky rice layered in Panna Cotta with Mango Coulis.
The Breakfast Buffet
Hi Ma and PA! 😉
Oh hi there Ma!
HERE’S A SECRET!
Special offer on a Sunday
SUNDAY BUFFET (PHP 300 nett)
Seda offers a Sunday Buffet offer so you guys could greet the morning sunshine with a big big smile! Celebrate good times at Seda Atris and avail 50% off on your sumptuous spread every Sunday!
Straight up bar
Allow this short video clip I did to give you a glimpse of how Sexy this roof top bar is.
How the Accommodation felt?
Despite the fact that it was an experience given for free (literally did not spend any money.), I must insist that SEDA Hotels have lived up to their vision which was to provide genuine Filipino hospitality while combining it with Modern Living designs and the ultimate lifestyle destination vibe. These Characteristics of their management truly caught the heart of their guests which actually made them the most mentioned Luxury hotel and the most convenient hotel in town. Not to mention, the dream staycation of every local in Iloilo City.
I still have a lot of stories to tell about this surreal staycation, yet I have to keep them tucked for another blog post which I will surely share with you guys on the following month. On that post I’m going to focus more on how I got myself into this kind of sponsored instagrammed life. Hint: I FOLLOWED MY PASSION & LIVED MY DREAM. So yeah, See you real soon my loves!