Thursday, January 14, 2016

Nichols Airport Hotel Review: Manila’s Best Kept Secret + overnightstaycation and spa treatments giveaway for a family of four xPurpleplumfairy

A smile from the front desk always makes one feel welcome.

I love traveling. I mean, who wouldn’t? I like being whisked off to a not-so-familiar place and be able to explore it on my own. My only requirement is that the hotel I’d be staying has to be really good. You see, I also love reviewing inns or hotels as much as I love to travel. In fact, I’ve just been to Tagaytay recently to review a hotel. But I’d like to share with you my recent travel discovery. I was surprised to learn that there’s such an awesome hotel tucked within the heart of the city that needs to be discovered by fellow travelers and wanderlusts like me. Have you guys heard of Nichols Airport Hotel? If you haven't, you're probably missing out a LOT! Guess what, I'm here to share with you a little secret that would surely make you excited. Read on...

Antique furnishings that will remind one of your abuela's home.

Spacious hotel lobby to chat with friends or lounge around

My hotel room number

Strategically located near the four NAIA terminals, Nichols Airport Hotel provides more than just clean rooms and comfortable beds. They’re like a home away from home.They actually have more to offer their guests and clientele. I’ve had a first-hand experience of an overnight stay at Nichols Airport Hotel. And I just super love the service, as well as  their genuinely friendly staff. Staff were pretty much attentive to our needs even if there were a lot of other guests. I also appreciate that they really took care of me, I’d be explaining about that in a bit. But I've got nothing but good words for the staff's service and the hotel itself. For one, this is the only hotel that's right beside a hospital. What makes it so special? Well, you can be assured of your health when something like an accident [of course, no one would want to experience this, but it's always best to be safe than sorry.] happens, say, a cardiac arrest or you simply don't feel well. At least, the hospital is just around the corner. 

My uber comfy bed.
It was my first time when I stayed here. And for that matter, my first impression was zero disagreement or refusal of this place. It was all very clear and definite, positive observation.

Another factor I liked is this huge couch inside which could also be used as a bed.

Nichols Airport Hotel's location is very accessible. Knowing it's in the heart of the city, you can go easily to any place you like. "Anytime, anywhere." What’s so nice is that they offer free shuttle service to their in-house guests. Just tell the front desk officer about it and they’d be willing to assist you at no extra cost. Say for example, you’d want to go shopping at the SM Mall of Asia nearby, or perhaps bring you to and from the airport. Speaking of such, I'd like to commend the front desk people  because they are very accommodating. They listen and in fairness, they are attentive to guests.

Flat screened TV with cable channels and two chairs
The room was very spacious (the bathroom too) and clean, well furnished. There was one Queen Bed and still lots of space for moving around. There were also numerous electrical outlets around the room, so charging my devices was convenient. The room was well lighted. The bed was comfortable. I was surprised with the room I had for a night. I fell in love with it. It was huge and certainly clean. I loved how cozy it was. 

Round the clock security and services with just a ring.
The common area (corridor, lobby, etc.) were all well maintained and adequately lighted.

Clean shower room and toilet with bidet and flush
I had enjoyed my stay very much. Comfortable bed and pillows, clean linens, clean rug. Bathroom is also clean. Well, everything’s good except maybe for the bathroom door which needed some repair because they couldn’t be properly locked. Other than that particular flaw, everything's perfect during my stay. 

Lavatory has free toiletries: toothbrush, soap, shampoo and conditioner sachets and tumbler.
Two huge bath towels for you to use.

Wifi in the room was surprisingly good. I had no problem getting work done. Cable TV was also good. Plus they've had complete toiletries too. 
24 hours hot and cold water for shower.
Toiletries ready for you to use.
I've also tried their spa treatments too. I've had the luxury of a Papaya body scrub and a Swedish massage. But I don't want to share with you such "me-time" moment of pampering myself. Plus I reckon, those moments are reserved for myself alone. But rest assured, the massage was superb! I had a lot of fun and I was able to relax and rest well.  Anyway, you guys can have your chance to experience what I've had experienced because I do have a simple surprise later. Let me tell you more about it...

The City of Dreams is right behind the building.

Ms. Riza dela Fuente, the hotel's president and proprietor

The cozy interiors of their Coffee Shop are modeled after an old Filipino home, so having a meal here feels just like visiting your Abuela’s[Lola] house for a fun family reunion. Reminisce about the good old days and make new memories over a plate of their specialties. Food was great at their Coffee Shop. They’ve got an array of carefully chosen comfort foods to begin with. 

Warm cup of freshly brewed coffee will surely make your day.
The one who handles the kitchen was absorbed from a former popular restaurant called Dona Nena’s in Paranaque. They’ve got amazing comfort foods such as Callos a la Madrilena, Steak Charlemagne, Gambas a la Molinera and Steamed orange Lapu-lapu. 

Coffee Shop's The Clubhouse sandwiches

Comforting Pumpkin soup
Although I don’t drink alcohol or any liquor for that matter but friends could testify that the wine and drinks at the rooftop cocktail bar were also good. The hotel's management and staff were equally attentive and accommodating. 
Gambas a la Molinera

Callos a la Madrilena
Breakfast selection was adequate (It usually comprises of staple Filipino breakfast). Service was prompt. You've got to try their coffee and fresh garden Nichols salad with vinaigrette dressing. They're really good.  
Fresh Nichols Green salad with vinaigrette

Best-selling Pancit Canton

Classic favorite: Steak Charlemagne


Caramelized banana
Going back to my story about the staff being so attentive to guests, upon learning that I'm diabetic, instead of serving me with the desserts, they’ve given me fresh fruits instead. So instead of the Canonigo and caramelized banana as desserts which they've served other guests, I’ve had two pieces of peeled sweet ponkans and sliced banana instead. Aren't they the sweetest? I really appreciate the care and attention they've given me. I felt so special. These are the rare kind of service you'd see in hotels. 

Ponkans and banana

During your stay, be sure to check out the rooftop bar of Nichols Airport Hotel. It probably has the best al fresco scenery. With 360 degrees of different views from the Makati City Skyline, to the Pasay area, the NAIA terminal [where one will simply be awed at plane spotting] runway to the Manila’s eye-catching buildings and view. The balcony view was amazing. I felt like I was somewhere else when in fact I was just there, right in the heart of the city. In fact, during my overnight stay, I had the chance to watch SM Mall of Asia's pyrotechnics display at the roofdeck while sipping on a glass of Coke Zero. 

Fireworks are seen well at night.
If you ask me, Nichols Airport Hotel's hidden gem--the hotel's roofdeck is actually a great place to propose marriage to the one you love. Imagine proposing under the stars, with the fantastic and breathtaking view as your background, amidst some violin music, that would be an awesome way to ask her hand in marriage, right? Any girl would surely be swept off her feet when a guy she loves asks her hand in marriage. Awww....thinking about it alone is enough to make me go swoon!  If you're not the romantic kind, you could enjoy plane spotting under the starry sky. Yeah, they've really got the best view in Manila, they're only waiting for you to discover them. And since you're reading my blog, you're one of those lucky few people who know about them too. I'm giving you the privilege to spread the word to your family and friends. Because I can assure you that once they see the roofdeck, they'd fall in love with it too. 

Plane spotting is a common thing in here at Nichols Hotel.

Overall, I found my stay here pleasant. I would highly recommend for my fellow travelers to stay here at Nichols Airport Hotel. The hotel itself is lovely and the service, once again is impeccable. The staff are courteous and very accommodating. I’d say that this hotel would be a perfect place to stay when you are in Pasay or Paranaque area. Check out the surrounding restaurants in the area and your trip will surely be a great one.

And here's the surprise, in celebration of my blog's sixth anniversary and pre-Valentine's treat, I'll be giving away a chance for you to join me in an overnight stay at Nichols Airport Hotel.  Yup, I'm giving away an overnight staycation with free set breakfast for four and that includes spa massage treatments too. How's that sound like to you, my dear readers? 

To join, here's what you need to do: (mandatory, failure to do so is subject to disqualification)

1. Like Nichols' Airport Hotel Facebook Page -
2. Follow Nichols' Airport Hotel in IG –
3. Follow Nichols' Airport Hotel in Twitter -
4. Like Purple Plum Fairy on Facebook -
5 Follow me on Instagram - @purpleplumfairy
6. Follow me on Twitter - @purpleplumfairy
7. Share the giveaway post in FB and Twitter and use the hashtag #purpleplumfairygiveaway, #bestviewinManila, #Manilasbestkeptsecret #purpleplumfairy Tag @purpleplumfairy and @nicholshotel in your Twitter or Facebook post, Tag 5 of your friends in your FB post. 
8. Give me your best reason why you and your family/friends deserve to have this overnight staycation at Nichols Airport Hotel. Comment your complete name, email address, Instagram account and links of your Facebook or Twitter post about this giveaway - Please make sure your post is set to PUBLIC.

This giveaway will run until February 10. We will be raffling off the valid entries in a fish bowl. One lucky winner will be announced on the 12h of February here in my blog. So what are you waiting for? Join now so you can have a chance to win overnight stay! Goodluck Guys! 

Special thanks to Roar Marketing Communications Services, Ms. Jenn Rockwell and Mr. Max Arroyo, Ms. Riza dela Fuente and Ms. Rowena Mendoza.

Nichols Airport Hotel is located at 484 Quirino Avenue, Baclaran, Paranaque City. 
For reservations and inquiries, contact them at: (632) 851-8348/ 552-1852
Mobile: 0917-8508624
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Disclaimer: I am not compensated for this post. Opinions expressed are 100 percent my own. 



    One reason, Febuary 14 is the best day for lovers like me and my lovable wife. If you choose me. This is the awesome gift to my wife.

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  2. Do they have parking for guests? Where exactly is this hotel? Address and landmark please. Thanks!

    1. Hi, Jay! Yes, they have ample parking, both inside & outside the hotel. Nichols Airport Hotel is located at 484 Quirino Avenue, Baclaran, Paranaque City.

      You may get in touch with them at (632) 851-8348//552-1852

  3. We want to wint overnight stay at Nichols Airport hotel because we find the place safe and quiet. I want my family to be together again and bond with each other.
    Charmaine Simbran

  4. My family would greatly appreciate an overnight staycation at Nichols Airport Hotel so we can bond together and relax after the holiday pressures and school exams. We want to be introduced to this hidden gem of a hotel that can recommend to our balikbayan relatives when our whole family finally visits DreamPlay in City of Dreams, Paranaque.
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  5. My parents,especially my mother, deserve this overnight stay cation for working hard abroad. She has sacrificed a lot and I hope when they come home in a few months they get to stay in this great hotel and relax a bit.

    Madelene Grace De Leon
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  6. I very seldom see my entire family because we all live in different parts of the country, so if I win this staycation, it would qive us a chance to bond with each other and catch up. Nichols Hotel would be ideal since it is near the airport so we can save on travel time and have more hours to be with one another. We'd also share our experiences to our relatives and friends so they will also experience the amenities and services at Nichols Hotel.

    Meiji Maata

  7. Metro Manila is our happy place. We moved to Bacolod last May 2015 and we are missing the food, shopping and friends we left behind. Would love to go back and spend our vacation there and why Nichols Airport hotel? I just love its location. I know we would be able to maximize our time while being there because it won't be eaten up by the crazy traffic going from and to NAIA.

    Ma. Clarice Lao - Itumay

  8. My family and I deserve to win an overnight staycation with free set breakfast for four (4) and that includes spa massage treatments too at Nichols Airport Hotel because last year, we weren't able to fulfill my daughter's wish to visit Dreamplay at City of Dreams on her birthday due to his dad's busy schedule and luck of budget too. This prize will be a great surprise not only for my kids but for my busy husband too.
    I wanted to experience a free staycation with my family to feel relax and stress-free even just for a day or two!

    Thanks for the chance! God bless! -*hoping* *crossfingers*-

    Emilie Udasco

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    1. Oopps! I forget to put my ig username. It's @eliecious
      Thanks! 😀

  9. Congratulations to the winner of my blog anniversary + pre-valentine giveaway of Nichols Airport Hotel Staycation for four! Winner is randomly picked via fish bowl raffle. Whos' the lucky one? Find out on this link:


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