Seda Vertis North Hotel Review
Silk is one of the most exquisite and elegant textiles there are. The smooth and soft texture of silk is incomparable to any other. This is exactly my thoughts on Seda Vertis North Hotel—with “seda” meaning “silk” in Filipino.
A landmark in itself, Seda Vertis North (Hotel Reviews) is a vacation paradise in the middle of the ever-busy Quezon City. It is just a relatively short drive from the airport, so it is the best pick for travelers coming from outside the country, too. It opened the doors of its 438 guestrooms on April 2017.
Be it for a short stopover in Manila, a business trip, or a relaxing staycation, Seda Vertis has something in store for you. Here are nine of the many reasons why you will love the hotel:
1. Lovely rooms
I proceeded to my room to take pictures after checking in. I was stunned. The room I booked at Seda Vertis North Hotel was simply amazing. It was spacious and each corner was elegantly fit for a king. It is suitable for business or leisurely traveling.
Although my room did not have a veranda, which is my favorite part on any room, my window had an awesome view of the city through the large glass window. It gave me a feeling of being in a crowded metro, but I am safe, relaxed, and comfortable in my royal room at a distance.
2. Convenient location
The hotel is just a stone throw away from Trinoma Mall, and located directly in front of Ayala Malls. If you are not a fan of in-hotel restaurants, there are many food places to choose from in the malls. If you feel like sightseeing, the malls are a good place to go to, too, but the hotel grounds, and oh, the lobby (more on this immediately below) are much more worth spending your time in.
3. Stylish lobby
The grandiose lobby of the hotel makes a very good first impression. Art, luxury, and elegance are combined here greatly. It was a marvelous sight just sitting in one of the chairs while I waited for my booking to be processed, even when it did not take long.
4. Filipino Art and hospitality
One of the best things about this hotel is its classic taste for the arts. I have been and stayed in many hotels, but nothing beats the aesthetic of this one. The hotel lobby was already a grandiose display; and the entire hotel is another art form to marvel at. Placed strategically in the hotel were masterpieces by Filipino artists like furniture designers Kenneth Cobunpue and Vito Selma, and sculptress Ann Pamintuan. The furniture were created skillfully and creatively, like the oversized billiard ball tables and the geometric sofas.
All of these are complemented with the warm hospitality that we Filipinos are known for. Every staff I encountered was polite, like a friend you are distantly acquainted with.
5. Misto Restaurant
As a foodie, I always have my eyes on the food (mostly for blogging purposes, of course!). Misto Restaurant, an all-day dining restaurant with a very wide menu, was one of the places I first checked.
My stay was inclusive of a breakfast buffet, with dishes coming from so many different countries. If I had enough time and stomach space to sample all of them, I would have been able to say that I traveled the entire world! My most favorite food station was the desserts, where they allowed guests to make our own halo halo. That means I had the opportunity to go overboard with the ice cream flavors. I especially loved their sugar-free mango ice cream.
6. Outdoor swimming pool
Imagine the paradise of being able to soak in a nice, chill, swimming pool away from all the busyness of the metro. That imagination is brought to life by Seda Vertis North Hotel’s outdoor swimming pool, which is undeniably their main attraction. They seem to know this as well, because they constructed standard 4 feet deep pools (for adults) and 2 feet deep pools (for the kids) to assure the safety of everyone.
7. Fitness is nearby
Staycations can often become bleak if we run out of activities to think of. This is where the hotel’s fitness gym and spa kick in. They were just a few floors away from my room so getting to and from these facilities were never a hassle. The gym was especially helpful for burning off some of that excess sugar-free mango ice cream that I was a glutton for.
8. Nightlife with a touch of class
Straight Up Bar, the hotel’s in-house bar, was perhaps the classiest bar I have ever seen. The dim lights gave the bar a nice feel, and their main bar was absolutely classic. Even non-party people would love to go here to check out the panoramic view of the city outside, which the bar’s glorious window oversees.
9. Chef’s table dinner experience
My most unforgettable night in Seda Vertis North Hotel is not in Straight Up Bar. As a foodie, I have to apologize, because my most memorable one was this surprise dinner we had inside the hotel kitchen!
Our dishes for the night were mostly seafood, which is the hotel chef’s specialization. I have to say he deserves a gold medal, no, maybe three gold medals, for the amazing dishes.
I particularly enjoyed Tuna Tartare, it’s a fancy name but it is comparable to kinilaw, only it’s dropped from heaven. Our second course, we had Salmon Recete Florentine with Pesto Cream Sauce, a light, and tasty dish.
They also demonstrated how their special Seafood Soup was served right in front of us. A scallop, salmon, and giant prawn were carefully placed atop one another before the savory broth was poured. Imagine all the aroma and freshness of that! We had Pasta Tartufo as well, which combined the flavors of baked parmesan crisp, sautéed mushrooms, and a little bit of chili flakes for texture.
We had Guyabano Sorbet to cleanse our palate, which was followed by the main course which composed of Braised Beef with Herbed Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables and Torched Foie Gras. I wasn’t a fan of fatted goose liver until this one.
I have to say that it will take a long time before I could find a restaurant as awesome and heavenly as our chef’s table at Seda Vertis North. Food aside, I don’t think I will find a hotel that is at par with this one. Luxury, convenience, and aesthetic… why would I want to be anywhere else?
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