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Cocoon Boutique Hotel Review – An Eco-Friendly and Relaxing Staycation in Quezon City!

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I’m sure you’ve stumbled upon this post looking for some peace and quiet in the heart of Quezon City. You’ve come to the right place! Today we’ll be reviewing Cocoon Boutique Hotel. It’s eco-friendly, relaxing, and have excellent amenities at a fair price.

It’s been almost 2 weeks since Taal’s initial burst of eruption (smoke and ashes). Macho kid and I are still evacuated here in Manila, staying in with our grandparents while his classes are still suspended.  We can’t say we’re having it “rough” because we are still blessed to have a roof over our heads and a room to sleep in. 

I promised him a weekend-staycation to help unwind, reset, and relax ourselves from this stress. So off I went to google to search for an affordable, but still classy hotel for us to stay-in.

Then I found the Cocoon Boutique Hotel. It’s got excellent reviews in Trip Advisor too. It’s even ranked #1 out of all hotels in QC! Wow.

 

Cocoon Boutique Hotel

Cocoon BOUTIQUE HOTEL is the only DOT-certified four-star hotel offering worldclass five-star facilities and service in the heart of Quezon City, the biggest and most progressive city in Metro Manila. This hotel near Timog Avenue and Tomas Morato is an accessible business or staycation for barkada or family hotel, meetings venue, conference venue, events venue, debut or wedding venue in Quezon City.

 

RATES

  • Deluxe Room – 3,800-7,000php per night. Depending on inclusions. Bed size: 2 double beds, or 1 queen bed, or twin-together beds to make a California King size bed
  • Studio – 6,300PHP per night. Bed size: 1 king bed
  • One Bedroom Suite – 12,000PHP per night. Bed size: 1 king bed, 1 double sofa bed
  • Two Bedroom Junior Suite – Rates vary. Bed size: 2 single beds, 1 single sofa bed, 1 king bed
  • Two Bedroom Master Suite – Rates vary. Bed size: 2 single beds, 1 single sofa bed, 1 king bed

All come with these amenities

For a truly restful slumber: Top-of-the-line bed with pocket springs and memory foam 400 Thread-count, 100% Egyptian Cotton bedlinen 90% Goose down duvets and circle-of-down pillows

For a luxuriously refreshing bath experience: Separate deep-soak bathtub & rainshower with hot & cold water 100% Egyptian Cotton towel sets 100% Cotton Waffle bathrobes 100% Organic, eco-certified bathroom amenities

Other deluxe amenities: 32″ LED Cable TV with USB port for DVD, MP3 Inverter air-conditioning Coffee/Tea Service, Minibar, Hair Dryer In-room Electronic Safe 3-units IDD/NDD telephone set-up High-speed internet access in the room

The restaurant serves a modified buffet breakfast which includes a hearty soup of the day, assorted breads and spreads, a salad bar, various fruits and fruit juices, coffee or tea, fresh tea selection from the rooftop garden, plus an eggs station and French toast station that completes that memorable staycation.

In addition, guests may order hot dishes from the breakfast ala carte menu to be served ala-minute. The Deck Breakfast Venue is open for breakfast everyday from 6am to 10am.

 

Cocoon Boutique Hotel Review

The entire hotel, in general looks a bit grim and gloomy. I’d assume it’s because they’re going green and minimising use of electricity. Their interiors have an earthy vibe. Mostly with wooden furniture, antiques, and a grand piano. Very shabby chic.

 

Since it’s just the 2 of us, and I’m a cheapskate. I booked a Deluxe-room inclusive of breakfast and a buffet spread.  It’s quite spacious, with a high-ceiling. 

First thing that will greet your eye-sight is their mini-bar and mini-fridge. The food and drinks here are not free. But fairly priced. With snacks costing 90php and canned drinks at 150php.

 

They’re not the latest nor do they look “new”. But they’re still functional.

What we loved here the most was their bed! It was SO COMFY! Even the pillows and sheets smell so fresh and feel so soft. You can just lie down and relax all-day and you’ll feel instantly rest and refreshed. Not bad for 4k eh?

There are a couple of chairs too if you’ve got visitors.  With some  pre-historic issues of print magazines. Let’s admit it, print is dying.

I do, however appreciate that they had a widescreen, flat, smart-tv with NETFLIX and YOUTUBE pre-installed. Note that you still have to log-in you’re account to access netflix. (don’t forget to logout too!)

 

They’re toiletries claim to be eco-friendly. Made from recycled materials, even their toothbrush! 

 

The hot-cold shower.. 

and macho kid’s favorite! A bath tub! It’s a tiny tub that can only fit 1 regular sized person.

 

Breakfast at Cocoon Boutique Hotel

Upon writing this, I forgot what this is called. But it had poached eggs, cheese, and mushrooms on top of warm bread. So good… When you pop the egg, the creamy yolk comes out mixes with the creamy cheese. It was seasoned nicely too. Ugh so good.

The sun dried fish as expected is salty. Make sure you dip it in vinegar for the best experience.

Macho kid of course, had pancakes (not in photo), cereals, and milk. They also had homemade breads, spreads, and a small salad and juice bar for everyone.

Final Thoughts

Our stay at The Cocoon Boutique Hotel was far from perfect. Our air-conditioner broke, with water dripping from it. I had to report to their receptionist right away to have it fixed. They’ve got good employees btw. They responded and fixed it immediately. Although it was a few minutes of hassle with the technicians coming in to resolve the issue. Not only that, they were apologetic too (although I wished they provided more for our hassle, like a discount, or free lunch or dinner or something)

For less than 4,000PHP that comes with a comfy room, a hearty breakfast, and a relaxing stay. It’s pretty worth it. We’d still come back if we want a quick break from the metro, in the metro.

 

 

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