Schedule at work is hectic, but the good thing is I’m kinda feeling the holiday vibes now. The days are getting shorter, the air is getting chillier especially before sunrise, and a cup of coffee calls every early morning. And finally I now have the time to write a blog. This post is about our staycation at Seda Hotel Nuvali on the first weekend of December 2021. Woohoo!
Seda Hotel in Nuvali is strategically located near Ayala Malls Solenad – Nuvali and the bustling business center as well as natural landscapes evoking a serene, resort-like environment. We booked our rooms days before, and I was so glad that restrictions are easing out and they don’t require having a negative RT-PCR test result. The only requirement is for guests to be fully vaccinated. We were asked for our IDs and our vaccination cards upon checking in. Seda Nuvali welcomes children as guests, and swab or saliva-based RT-PCR test results are also not required. Pwede bata! Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) though, wearing a face mask is still mandatory in all indoor common areas.
It’s been a long time since we last visited Nuvali, or even traveled somewhere faraway from home. We were just stuck at either our home or in the office in the past months this year. Sta. Rosa Laguna is just about 1.5 hours of drive away, so it’s a good place to go to break the ice.
We only had like a day to explore the area, so there was no serious itinerary in this short trip. The hotel offers a tranquil respite in its surroundings, facilities, and amenities. On the first floor, the festive decors in the lounge and reception area imbibed the Christmas spirit. There’s a passage going to the pool area, the deck, garden, and also a straight walk-in to Misto, their in-house restaurant that serves international dishes and local favorites, with healthy recipes that suit the eco-friendly setting.
The pool for now can only accommodate up to 12 guests at a time, since they’re still somewhat practicing the social distancing regulation. If you want to use the pool, better book or schedule it prior your stay. On the second floor, they have a fitness center (gym) which limits up to three concurrent users. There’s also a mini gallery with paintings and other artworks on the same floor.
The elevator needs the hotel room key card scanned as a pass, so guests can only go to or access the floor they’re on. We stayed in a twin deluxe room (PhP 3,500+ per night), with two beds, a stunning view to a lake, a sturdy work table, a roomy closet, refrigerator and a mini bar, LED TV, safe box, air conditioning, free and reliable Wi-Fi connection, and a decent bathroom complete with the usual toiletries expected from a nice hotel. The bathroom has a hot/cold shower facility and a hairdryer along with bathrobes and slippers. Overall, I like that the room was clean and neat.
I was looking forward to having a buffet breakfast (I miss buffet breakfast in hotels!), but instead we were given complimentary a la carte breakfast options at Misto. It was okay. My husband chose pork adobo with rice and I got roasted chicken. Servers were kind and attentive. After breakfast, it was fun just to walk to Solenad shopping mall nearby.
Seda Nuvali – Staycation Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays. Room options are deluxe twin room, club double room (1 king bed or 2 twin beds), and premier double room (1 king bed). Check-in time is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. If you feel like wanting to have an easy escape or a quick getaway from the city without stressing over Tagaytay traffic, Nuvali in Sta. Rosa Laguna is a great choice and Seda Nuvali is a fine, modest and modern hotel I recommend with high marks! 🙂
Here are some more of our raw photos. No time to edit anymore. 😉