From the moment we checked-in, I knew that the stay will be smooth and stress-free. Our reservations were handled by Mirah quick and fast, just as our bags were brought to the suite by attentive staff Levi. From there, I started to enjoy the comforts of our private space, much to the all-around approval of my mom who is quite the meticulous traveler.
By the time the scheduled appointment at the I’M Onsen Spa came, Marketing Manager Melissa Lim was already waiting to personally welcome us to their state-of-the-art spa facility which occupies six (6) floors in the property. Our massage therapists were ready for the individual sessions.
But first, I had to try their onsen. Having visited a few during my previous visits to Japan, I was so particular about its layout/details. Whereas I used an entirely communal setup in Saitama, Nagoya and Takayama, this one provided private and high-end showers for scrubbing and cleaning before actually dipping into their hot spring pools that I insist you should try out for yourself. It was a wonderful leveled-up experience before I went up to the treatment room where I was expertly given the Signature I’M Onsen Massage by one of their trained masseurs. Richard.My mom and I could not get enough of the spa experience that we booked ourselves for seconds the following morning – she with the Japanese facial massage while I went for the Barako Coffee Body Scrub.
But before I forget, we received complimentary dinner during our first night at the Empress Jade Restaurant where the meal was nothing short of delicious and blog-worthy. I must admit my personal preference for Chinese food and everything that Head Waiter Riyadh brought to our table deserved the thumbs up. What completed the engaging hours inside was being accompanied by Spa Manager Yani Frivaldo who dined with us and regaled us with more interesting stories about the property.
Sleep quality is excellent so we woke up bright and refreshed for breakfast at the Bloom Restaurant where we ate hearty day-starters which made us so full that we never planned on eating lunch anymore because.
We idled a couple of hours at the Premium Club Lounge where Melissa met up with us once more and offered to extend our check-out so as not to feel rushed or anything. She even gave us packs of their yummy salted-egg-yolk potato chips to bring home.You really must try staying at I’M Hotel one of these days because their reasonable rates will exceed your expectations for a nice staycation or an extended one. Personally, I will return soon because it is a excellent way of recharging my tired mind and body before propelling back to the nitty-gritty of work and pageant coverages.
And since it is Valentine’s Day next week, why not check out their ongoing promotion (see below) at I’M Onsen Spa with your loved one? It is definitely worth the package price. And if you prefer to try just their individual treatments, the rates start at a wallet-friendly P1,500,00 inclusive of a buffet meal. Now how’s that for a complete experience?
But wait! Have I told you about their cool and classy Mermaid Pool Bar on the 2nd Floor? Here is where you can spend time with friends just chilling out and having a drink or two.
And the infinity pool is not there just to be looked at. You can swim in the morning and sunbathe to your skin’s delight.
So what are you waiting for? Go get the nice spa-cation or weekend getaway at I’M Hotel now. 😀