Staycation at Nobu Hotel in City of Dreams Manila.

The first time I stayed in Nobu Hotel was when I arrived from Bali (read my blog posts about my birthday trip to Bali) and right before I left for the States so I can spend time with my mom via a staycation.

The lobby of the hotel is on the opposite side of Nobu Restaurant (read my blog post about T's birthday dinner there) of City of Dreams Manila.

Deluxe Room

This is the 36 sqm Deluxe Room.  The decor is Japanese-inspired and almost everything is black and white, even the slippers!

There's a 47 inch LED cable TV with video on demand.

The fridge is stocked with items such as water, soda, and alcohol.  But of course, these aren't free but are part of the mini bar.

The first drawer contains items which are also part of the mini bar.

The second drawer contains the complimentary items such as coffee and tea.  There's an electric kettle to heat water but sadly, there's no coffee machine like in Crown Towers (read my blog post about my staycation in Crown Towers).

The room doesn't have an office desk but it has a breakfast nook with a fruit bowl replenished daily.

The bathroom is Japanese-inspired as well.

Even the bathrobes are black and white to match the bedroom slippers.  So cool!

And the body of the toothbrush is made of wood!

I also love their toiletries which is from the brand Natura Bissé.   They also provide a vanity kit with a nail file, shower cap, and get this.. ponytails!  So useful. 

I really appreciate the little things that the hotel staff leaves on the bed during turn down service, whether it be bookmarks, bottles of water, postcards (like ones I got in Delano Hotel in Las Vegas) or food (which I experienced during my stay in Discovery Shores Boracay).  During my first stay in Nobu Hotel, they left a bookmark on each bed and a water bottle on each bedside table.  

On my third stay, they gave us fruits, pastries, and sake.

But during my 5th stay in Nobu (yes, I've been staying there often :D), they remembered and sent up two bowls of popcorn.

And on our nth stay, they gave us a Nobu leather luggage tag.  I love it! Thank you!

Rooms can have a city view or a pool view.  But one thing I like about Nobu Hotel rooms is the thick blinds that completely block out the sun.  If you want to sleep the whole day, just pull down the shades and I guarantee, you'll be sleeping the whole day through.

This is Nobu's pool area.

There's a cafe at the pool area called Wave.

One sunny Sunday, T and I stayed there to get a tan and as soon as we settled in the lounge chairs, the pool staff gave us a cooler filled with bottles of water, as well as frozen fruits on skewers.

We ordered our usual pool fare of Deep Fried Calamari with Garlic Aioli (PhP390/$8.40++) and Margarita Pizza (PhP530/$11.40++) from Wave and asked that it be served by the pool.

Whenever I'm under the sun on the beach or by the pool, I always want a fruit shake.  During my first visit, I ordered Melon Shake (PhP250/$5.40++) and during another visit to Nobu, I ordered fresh Pineapple Shake (PhP250/$5.40++ ).    Then I realized I'm paying so much for something I could make at home :D

The gym is also near the pool area.  I tried going there once and lasted 15 minutes on the treadmill.  Weakling!  I really need to work out and build up my resistance soon.  Beside the gym is the locker room complete with shower and bathroom amenities such as towels, toiletries, a hair dryer, and a machine that dries out your wet swimwear.

Thumbs Up!
Beautifully decorated rooms.
Thoughtful presents.
Very courteous staff members.
Love the toiletries, bathrobes, and bedroom slippers.
Pool extras (water and fruits).
Free wifi.

Thumbs Down!
Nothing really.

Nobu Hotel is fast becoming one of my favorite hotels.  I hope I can stay there again soon.  Missing it already!

Nobu Hotel
Most Recent Stay: 24-28 August 2015

City of Dreams Manila
Pasay City

Tel No.: (02) 800-8080

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  1. Nice stay cations! Hope to find time doing this with my family. I think it's really relaxing

    1. Thanks cheekeegirl! Staycations are great when you don't have time to plan for a trip but need a quick getaway with family and loved ones :)

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  3. Hi, i think you've mistaken the premier room pics with hyatt... Just a heads up, great blog btw 😀

    1. Hi Carl! Yes, you're right. The Premier Room is in Hyatt! I'll transfer it when I do my Hyatt staycation post. Thanks for the heads up!

  4. Hi Joei! May I ask if their pool are has a kiddie pool for families with young children? Thank you!

    1. Hello! From what I remember there is only one pool in Nobu but the depth varies so there would definitely be a shallow area where kids can swim. Actually, whenever we stay there, the pool would be filled with kids in the afternoon :)


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