Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Hotel Review: Seda Centrio

Seda is the Spanish word for silk, and it is the name of the Ayala chain of hotels that have opened in key cities in the Philippines. I'm going to write here about the one I stayed in for two nights in Cagayan de Oro.

Seda Centrio is a development by the Ayala Land Hotels and Resorts and the Floirendo's Anflo Group. This boutique hotel opened only last December 2012, and features a sleek, modern design -- with Paco Guerrero paintings adorning its walls, and a lobby designed by renowned architect Conrad Onglao. 

1. Location
It's right smack in the heart of the city, just 30 minutes away from the airport. It is right beside the upscale Centrio mall. Though it shares space with the mall, there's a private entrance that takes guests up to the 4th floor front desk.

Down the road from the hotel are several dining options, as well as nightlife spots.

2. Rooms
The 150 rooms here have California king-sized beds, in-room safes, Ipod docks and speakers, and very handy media panels with USB, HDMI, and audio visual connections which allows guests to view their files or listen to music via the 40-inch LED TV system.

photo courtesy of Seda Centrio 

There is a complimentary wifi, but it was rather slow. Faster wifi could be availed of for a fee.

I checked into a deluxe room on the 11th floor, which has a nice, big comfortable bed and a nice city view of Cagayan de Oro from the window.

The bathrooms have toiletries that are environmentally friendly -- these containers are fully biodegradable.

3. Executive Lounge
There's an Executive Club Lounge that's for exclusive access to those who check into the Club or Premiere Rooms. Their lounge offers all-day refreshments and cocktails, and splendid night-time views of the Maharlika highway.

4. Other amenities
Misto restaurant serves buffet breakfast from 6:30-9:00 am, and the spread is yummy but quite basic. There's an adults and children's pool, plus a gym.

photo courtesy of Seda Centrio

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