Thursday, October 29, 2015

QUALITY TIME AT B HOTEL QUEZON CITY


As soon as I entered the hotel, the pipes and ducts exposed complemented by the weathered gray cemented walls easily caught my attention.  The unfinished and raw look of B Hotel’s interior design sets it apart from other hotels within the entertainment area of Timog and Morato Avenue, Quezon City.

The modern and grand façade of the hotel provides no clue of its unique industrial design concept.  The unassuming name of the hotel must have been the clue for such a simple yet elegant interiors.


QUALITY TIME AT B HOTEL QUEZON CITY
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN INTERIORS
The Rooms

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ROOM FOR A NIGHT
Interior design is consistent even on the varied room types that the hotel offers.  Stainless steel surface, metal light fixtures and vintage furniture occupies the Superior Twin Room where we were assigned. (check other room types and rates)

The room is indeed spacious that my assigned room was able to fit all of us (ten) in the group as we had our usual film showing of quality and artistic films at the room without the feeling of a cramped space.  The LCD cable TV with local and international channels and video player served its purpose on the duration of our stay.

The ensuite bathroom and toilet is in a glass enclosure though blinds may be used for privacy.  The wash-basin is positioned outside the bathroom and incorporated in the room next to the closet.  Space was indeed maximized well. 

At the far end near the glass window is a working space with a noticeable red chair adding character to the industrial design concept of the room.  The view of Quezon City’s skyscrapers is an added treat.


QUALITY TIME AT B HOTEL QUEZON CITY
THE WORK STATION
We were given the opportunity to peek into the one-bedroom suite and it was indeed spacious.  With a living room, dining room and a mini-kitchen it could pass as an apartment conducive for living in months.  The ensuite bathroom adjacent to the bedroom has a bath tub positioned in one corner.  If only we had the choice to stay at the said type of room, it could have been a riot for the group – riot of fun!  We have never stayed in one Family Suite in all our planned staycations and maybe it will happen anytime soon.


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EACH FLOOR HAS A UNIQUE INTERIOR DESIGN
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THE LIVING ROOM OF THE ONE-BEDROOM SUITE
Dining

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THE LOBBY CAFE
B Hotel has three in-house restaurants/cafes.  With the high ceiling of the reception area and the basic interiors, it truly is conducive to fine dining and lengthy conversations with friends without compromising privacy from one table to the next.


QUALITY TIME AT B HOTEL QUEZON CITY
THE LOBBY INTERIORS
Lobby Café and Pastry Corner

We had our lunch before checking-in and the complimentary breakfast at the Lobby Café.  The café can likewise be a good venue for business meetings and even for drinking which we did on the last day at the balcony which is also the smoking area of the hotel.

Some in the group came from work on that day and that includes myself.  I do have corporate duties to fulfill even on mornings of Saturday and I was really hungry on my way to the hotel.  Fortunately, some of my friends arrived earlier and so food was already prepared even before I came.


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LUNCH SERVED
It was a feast for a late lunch.  We had Organic Farm Green Salad, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Pampano with Tausi Sauce, Pinakbet with Bagnet, Beef Black Pepper Sauce, U.S. Angus Rib Eye and King Grilled Prawns.


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PAMPANO WITH TAUSI SAUCE (PhP653.57)
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PINAKBET WITH BAGNET (PhP196.07)
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BEEF BLACK PEPPER SAUCE (PhP261.43)
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U.S. ANGUS RIB EYE (PhP1,056.61)
And what’s my favorite? This is the almost repetitive question posed to each as part of our post evaluation.  The King Grilled Prawns is no doubt the best seller for me.


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KING GRILLED PRAWNS (PhP664.46)
Adjacent to the Lobby Lounge is the Pastry Corner for the sweet tooth.  We were full that we weren’t able to try one but the presentation itself is really enticing.


QUALITY TIME AT B HOTEL QUEZON CITY
THE PASTRY CORNER
Desire Cheesecake (PhP150.00); Cherry Cheesecake (PhP150.00) and German Chocolate Cake (PhP150.00)
Complimentary breakfast at the Lobby Café may have limited offerings.  But the number is augmented by the delectable local favorites for breakfast – sweet longganisa, scrambled eggs and the buttered boneless bangus.  I had quite a number of longganisa on my plate and I suddenly missed home.  The sweet longganisa served is the version of longganisa we have in Tacloban City – my hometown.


QUALITY TIME AT B HOTEL QUEZON CITY
THE PLATE FOR BREAKFAST
THE BUTTERED BONELESS BANGUS AND CONDIMENTS
Pool Side Bar


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THE POOL SIDE
Photo by Christian
After we settled our things, we had our snacks (merienda) at the Pool Side Bar.  It was so tempting to swim but we opted to just have our snacks.  Carbonara con crema tarfufo, the restaurant’s version of white pasta (carbonara) turned out to be the best carbonara I tasted to date.  The grated parmesan cheese complemented well with the cream sauce.  And what is a pool bar without the cocktails?  The award-winning bartender was there to assist us and served us the Hotel’s signature cocktail Kalikasan.  The concoction has been selected as one of the top 15 cocktails in the Philippines by Bacardi. 


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THE MAKING OF KALIKASAN COCKTAILS (PhP220.00)
A concoction of Bacardi Superior, Triple Sec, Pandan Syrup, Green Tea, Fresh Lime Juice and Sprite prepared by in-house bartender Mark Jerrold Bernandino.
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B HOTEL'S CARBONARA (PhP273.32)
Mezzanine Bar

Dinner time came and as expected it’s another feast for the group.  In a few elevated steps from the Lobby Café, the Mezzanine Bar presents bottles of alcoholic hard drinks all ready to be ordered and consumed.  But we were not stationed at the bar to drink rather to dine.


QUALITY TIME AT B HOTEL QUEZON CITY
THE MEZZANINE BAR
The all-time favorites Crispy Pata, Beef Salpicao and Breaded Fish Fillet were served on our long table.


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BREADED FISH FILLET
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BEEF SALPICAO
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CRISPY PATA
B Hotel is indeed simple and raw that even names of café and bars is a given.  The Mezzanine as it stands in architecture is the immediate floor between main floors.  It is separated from the Lobby Cafe by a concrete stairway adorned by brick walls and photographs of Metro Manila landmarks printed in black and white.


QUALITY TIME AT B HOTEL QUEZON CITY
THE DINING AREA
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THE BRICKED WALLS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Service and Amenities

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GROUP PHOTO WITH MARKETING EXECUTIVES OF THE HOTEL
In every hotel, it is the service and attentiveness of the staff that makes a good remark and recall.  They have quite a number of visible bus boys, servers at the café and receptionists, which makes posing an inquiry and concerns hassle-free.  All are smiling and attentive.

The hotel also has conference and meeting rooms designed in a classroom type and of an interesting interior design with one covered by brick walls.


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CLASSROOM TYPE FUNCTION ROOM
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MEETING ROOM
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READY FOR THE MEETING
B Hotel makes every guest to feel at home.  And despite the relatively short stay we had, it was a quality time spent with friends which we can say another home found in Quezon City.    

QUALITY TIME AT B HOTEL QUEZON CITY
RECEPTION AREA
B HOTEL QUEZON CITY
14 Scout Rallos Street, Brgy. Laging Handa,
Quezon City, Philippines
Tel No.: +632 990 5000
Email: info@thebhotelqc.com


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