Have I mentioned how adik Raviv is of hotels? Sobra. Randy said that the “Ang bata masaya na sa mga simpleng bagay basta kasama ang pamilya” eklavu does not apply to Raviv (of course Randy didn’t say, “Eklavu”, hehe) because of his penchant for hotels. (But not when it comes to some things, like food; he isn’t picky. He eats whatever’s on his plate: isda, gulay…kahit pa ampalaya at okra!) He’s very particular about houses and rooms. Like when Motherhood and Fatherhood wanted to bring him with them to my grandparents’s house in the province (kung maka-province naman ako, kala mo siyudad ang Los Banos! LOL!), he really wanted to go because he has lots of playmates there but he has huge concern: “I don’t like the bathroom there”.
I remember one time when we were at the house of a relative. Randy was having a very serious discussion with that relative, and Raviv and his nanny were with us. Raviv was asking us to go home because he needed to poop daw. But since the discussion was really intense, we just told Raviv’s yaya to let him poop in this relative’s toilet.
After a few minutes, Raviv and his yaya came out. Both were very sweaty. I excused myself from Randy and the relative we were talking to to check on Raviv.
I: Gi, ano kumusta?
Yaya Gigi, laughing: Ay naku Ma’am! Nung makita ang inidoro umurong ang pupu!
I: Ha? Baka mapapupu sa daan pauwi!
Yaya Gigi: Pinilit ko ‘yan Ma’am! Pinapupu ko nga na karga namin ni Dodong—si Dodong nakahawak sa kili-kili, ako hawak ko ang legs. Ayaw nya dumikit ‘yung balat n’ya sa inidoro, hahaha! Papa-shoot na lang namin ‘yung pupu n’ya sa bowl.
I: So napapupu n’yo rin?
Yaya Gigi: Hindi talaga Ma’am. Nagyaya na lumabas. Kaya n’ya pa raw pigilan, sa bahay na lang daw.
Yes, he is THAT arte when it comes to toilets. And Raviv’s distaste of old and “dirty” toilets is what I use to get him to regularly poop in the morning. I would tell him “Try hard to poop here! Baka mapapupu ka while we are out and what if the toilet is stinky and dirty?” He would look at me thoughtfully and with all his night, he will try to poop.
Anyway, sorry for getting too sidetracked. Let’s go back to our B Hotel Alabang staycation. 🙂
Two Sundays ago, Drogo was invited to grace a dog show in Taguig.
Raviv at B Hotel
Afterwards, we proceeded to B Hotel to have a staycation. There was no occasion and no “valid reason” for us to stay there, but B Hotel has a special weekend deal: P3,000/night only, plus free buffet breakfast. Good enough, right? Plus of course, Raviv’s sheer joy whenever we go to hotels. Look at him:
- maroon polo: Guess Kids
- linen shorts: H&M Kids
- shoes: Native
B Hotel Review
B Hotel is the more budget-friendly version in Alabang of its parent company, Bellevue Hotel. Here are some photos of the B Hotel:
The waiting area at the Reception/Concierge is tastefully decorated. Cozy, warm and elegant—these are the words that come to my mind. Upon seeing this, Raviv’s excitement was palpable!
The main area is decorated like a traditional hotel, but one can sense it has a more masculine feel, like there were sharper edges and clean lines instead of curves. What Randy didn’t like about it is the floor—it’s not carpeted! It has tiles that are too cold for the feet.
Look at the lamp—instead of the usual triangular lampshade, the lamp is more modern-looking. More manly.
Adding to the testosterone-y vibes of this hotel is this scented oil whose musky scent wafted all over
Simple toilet and bath. No bathtub
Triple B, for “basic breakfast buffet”—that’s how I’d describe our early dining experience at B Hotel’s Prime Cafe. It probably has the simplest and least variety of food in all of the hotels we’ve been to recently. Main courses included daing na bangus, scrambled eggs, pancit bihon. That’s all I remember. The rest were arroz caldo, 2 kinds of fruit, breads, cereals and some cakes. That’s pretty much it, unlike in other hotels where my head would spin just choosing from the “main dish area” (beef tapa, corned beef, sausages, chorizo, bacon, adobo flakes, and so many more!), and then spin some more when I see that there are all kinds of sushi, dimsum, yogurt and delectable cakes.
The B Hotel website claims:
Though most ideal for the business travelers who simply want a pocket-friendly yet quality abode, B Hotel Alabang has its doors opened for guests who want to sit back, relax, and enjoy the cityscape as the hotel’s location provides you with an easy access to various places of interest. Along with the hotel’s beneficial location and budget-friendly yet superb accommodations, B Hotel Alabang can proudly be a second home for you – a home with people who care for your welfare as you spend your time here, in this hotel that puts premium on value.
We agree. Even though the breakfast didn’t exactly whet my appetite, our feet were missing the warmth of a carpet, and Raviv would have loved an early morning dip in the pool (B Hotel doesn’t have its own swimming pool, but guests can go to Bellevue Hotel to swim. We no longer bothered, though), staying at B Hotel was still a great way to cap pff our weekend. And with the price, we’re not complaining. The sheer joy in Raviv’s face as we entered the lobby and our room was more than worth the price. 🙂
I look forward to the time when we could try B Hotel’s more family-oriented sister hotel, Bellevue, though. 😉
My boys at B Hotel