Come away with us we show you WHERE TO GO in Manila! A Fat Girls Day Out Guide together with AirAsia
Experience chocolate like never before! Find out WHY you need to experience the Auro Chocolate Bar Crawl (Poblacion series)
A quick coffee history lesson for you: back in the 1960s, coffee consumption began to grow exponentially. For the first time, coffee became widely accessible. This marked The First Wave.
The Second Wave came with an increase in the quality of coffee readily accessible. Big companies – such as Starbucks – started running coffee shops as money-making businesses. Coffee started to turn into a luxury product rather than a necessity.
The Third Wave is about giving special focus to specialty coffees and giving importance to their quality, origin, and unique characteristics. They focus on using a scientific approach in farming, roasting, and brewing to bring out the very best in coffee.
- Embrace Manila’s brewing café scene as you get to know more about the country’s Third Wave Coffee Industry
- Discover Manila’s obscure cafés in unlikely corners, known to serve the best well-crafted coffees in town
- Learn from your guide about the vast coffee culture per café, from beans to roasting techniques
- Klook exclusive: Participate in a coffee crawl tastefully curated by Fat Girls Day Out!
Experience a different kind of Manila tour and dive into the exciting Third Wave Coffee Industry happening in the metropolis. The Manila Coffee Crawl is dedicated to all caffeine junkies and tourists who want to dig deeper into the hip and trendy scene brewing at the moment. Led by the Fat Girls Day Out team, this tour will take you to Manila’s lesser-known destinations, where only the best-handcrafted coffees are made. Get to know five obscure coffee shops all across the metro and embrace each of their cultures as you learn more about them. From beans, roasting techniques, to experience the handcrafted coffee per shop, every visit is worth the money if you’re looking to blend more into Manila’s local scene.
- Philippine exclusive one of a kind Third Wave Coffee Crawl Series
- 2 English speaking tour guides
- Transportation (Pick up, transfers, and final drop off)
- Photo coverage
Visual Snippets from our tour
For inquiries e-mail us at email@example.com or call us +63998 5448140
This experience crawl is a mixture of old and new. Come with us! as we re-introduce Manila to you from a different angle.
[U Hotels, Poblacion Makati] In recent years, there has been a Poblacion revival with many new restaurant and bar concepts opening up in the neighborhood. Due to this vast increase of interest in the area, there has been an uprising of several properties to accommodate the scene whether they are staying here for business or after a night out. Come this new player, U Hotels who made their debut exactly a year ago, and today they are actually toted as the no.1 hotel in Metro Manila on TripAdvisor customer feedbacks
We wanted to explore the Poblacion neighborhood last weekend and staying at this hotel would be perfect as a kick-off point.
In the corner of P.Burgos and San Mateo street lies the countries very first Art hotel, U Hotels. Upon entering the property the modern, young, and hip interior will definitely catch your attention. Dark wooden panels, leather accent chairs. and lush greenery is heavily used to give that needed counterbalance against the busy and humid Burgos neighborhood.
Pleasantly Comfortable and Large Rooms
The moment you enter your room, the first thing you notice is the mural behind your bed. Each of their rooms features a local artist and an artwork that’s designed to showcase their designs.
“What’s on your Wall? “
They also have modern fixtures and an industrial finish that maximizes the space in the room.
They have 62 rooms in total. There are five types of room for you to choose from, but each one includes a 5-star quality mattress with premium linen, LED TV, a mini refrigerator, a work desk and a chair, an electric kettle, towels and toiletries, a spacious bathroom, and ultra-fast internet!
Enough of the usual chatter on WHAT this hotel is all about, let us tell you the WHY factor.
5 Reason Why U Hotel is the place when in Poblacion
1. Prime Location
Just walking distance from interesting restaurants, and cafes. It’s also very near two malls A.Venue and Century City mall. And If you are looking to go out at night, U Hotels is also near to various bars and bistros that have various events all thru out the week.
Check out some of our recommended places to eat when in the Poblacion Neighborhood:
- LONG TIME AGO (POBLACION): YOUR NOT SO ORDINARY SZECHUAN RESTAURANT
2. Curated Little Touches
Unlimited Snacks and Coffee 24/7
When checked in as a guest, you get access to their unlimited coffee and their treats such as their animal crackers and Biscocho from the famous Insular Bakery who has been around since 1926. Just head over to the lobby and help yourself to a cup of their signature Barako blend, pair this with their Biscocho which comes from Insular Bakery.
Stong Complimentary Breakfast
Your overnight stay also comes with complimentary breakfast that has an assortment of Filipino favorites like Tocino, Arroz Caldo, and the crowd favorite, the bacon.
3. Art Everywhere and an advocacy
The only local run hotel championing the Philippine Art Scene. Each floor features the works of Local Filipino painters and can act as a site for sore eyes and an instant conversation starter.
Curated amenities such as fine mattresses complimented by 300 thread count linens, good bathroom fixtures, daily traveler essentials, and so much more. You’d be surprised getting those for the price that you’d be paying. Check out their updated rates here.
Overall FGDO Take
We had a superb weekend in Poblacion and U Hotels was a big part of that. We delve and explore other parts of the neighborhood where there’s one to none parking space and we’re pretty happy that every spot is just walking distance and our Hotel was the starting point.
The beds are comfortable, everything was on point, our room was spacious and had all the basic amenities, the bathroom is also good. The hallways are thoughtfully and artistically designed.
More than just another boutique hotel, U Hotels’ advocacy and mission to engage travelers to immerse themselves to the Poblacion neighborhood. They are collaborating with several establishments that share the same passion an goals, so do watch out for that on their social pages.
U Hotels Makati
- Book here
- Location: 5091 P. Burgos Street Corner
San Mateo Street, Poblacion,
Makati City, Philippines
- Contact Number: (02) 820 1000
- Official Facebook Page
- Official Instagram Page
- Official YouTube Page
- Official Spotify Page- Curated MixTapes/Playlist
- Zomato Reviewer Profile
- TripAdvisor Top 2% Contributor
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FILINVEST CITY, MUNTINLUPA CITY – Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila’s culinary team at Café Eight restaurant comes together to showcase the culinary heritage of Mexico and its popular cultural celebration – Cinco de Mayo. From May 3-11, 2019, diners can feast on a buffet spread inspired by the rich diversity and vibrant flavors of the Mexican cuisine.
From the Spanish words ‘La Rumba’ or the party in English, guests can only expect a festival of gastronomic experience in a jovial atmosphere at Café Eight. Flavorsome appetizers such as Chicken Taco Salad, Stuffed Jalapeño, Pork Empanada, Pinto Bean and Chili with Avocado Salsa, and traditional Mexican soups such as Pozole, Tripe, and Albondigas will keep one’s taste bud alive and kicking.
Get ready with a sombrero on because Café Eight’s live and carving stations of Stuffed Beef, Tacos el Pastor, Chipotle Marinated Dorado, Beef Chimichanga and Fajita Sandwich will transport you to the streets of Mexico. In addition, the main dishes such as Gambas al Ajillo, Enchiladas, Pork Carnitas, Vegetable Chili Lasagna, Lamp Barbacao Adobo and Meatballs Enchilada and more will surely leave you with a full belly and flame-kissed lips. Don’t leave Café Eight without satisfying one’s sweet appetite with Churros, Flan de Manga, Corn Cheesecake with Tamarillo and Apple Burrito.
Whether Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner or just craving for Mexican classics and some modern twists, book for seats for P1,470++ per person. The rate includes the buffet and unlimited Mexican beer. Guests can also avail of the buy one get one free on all Tequila cocktails.