Sunday, October 18, 2015

B Hotel – Quezon City

Where To Stay In Quezon City

It was one of those rare times when our team was complete (we’re missing a colleague who’s chasing his dreams somewhere though). We’re all quite hooked with movie staycations lately and this time, we’re conquering my hometown; B Hotel in Quezon City was our refuge for the weekend. 

B Hotel is the newest addition to the emerging hotel scene in Timog and Tomas Morato area, it was still on its soft opening stage when we visited. I was bred in Quezon City and the said district has to be one of the gimik places in the city especially during my younger years, let’s say fifteen years ago, yeah, I’m old like that. Lined with restaurants, bars, karaoke houses and more, this is the party place.

B Hotel Quezon City Lobby Cafe

B Hotel Quezon City Lobby
Industrial themed
Located at Scout Rallos, parallel to Timog Ave., we easily spotted our hotel in the midst of Quezon City’s entertainment district. With the scorching heat outside, we ran towards the comforts of B Hotel. It was the group’s third staycation in Quezon City and it felt good to be near home.

The unfinished look of the enormous lobby was a refreshing sight, some call it industrial design or industrial themed. It’s so bold for this hotel to come up with the said concept; unfinished cement wall surface, exposed pipes with light fixtures as wall décor, non-matching chairs, strikingly red paint on one of the stairways, splashes of red and yellow lounge chairs and more. You wouldn’t think that it will work, but it did.

B Hotel Quezon City Lobby

B Hotel Quezon City Lobby

The surging temperature drained all our strengths and boosted our appetites. We’re so hungry that we didn’t have energies to go straight to our rooms. There’s a Pastry Corner on one end but we wanted a full meal so we settled on the Lobby Café to have a hearty lunch.

B Hotel Quezon City Lobby Cafe
Lobby Cafe
We had Organic Farm Green Salad, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Pampano with Tausi Sauce, Pinakbet with Bagnet, Beef Black Pepper Sauce, U.S. Angus Rib Eye and King Grilled Prawns.

B Hotel Quezon City Lobby Cafe
The King Grilled Prawns (P664.46)
B Hotel Quezon City Lobby Cafe
U.S. Angus Rib Eye (P1,056.61)
B Hotel Quezon City Lobby Cafe
Pampano with Tausi Sauce (P653.57)
I love my greens so I totally enjoyed the Pinakbet with Bagnet. The crunchy bagnet toppings complemented the yummy veggies. The Beef Black Pepper Sauce was also remarkable with its tender and juicy flavors.

B Hotel Quezon City Lobby Cafe
Pinakbet with Bagnet (P196.07)
B Hotel Quezon City Lobby Cafe
Beef Black Pepper Sauce (P261.43)
B Hotel Quezon City Pastry Corner
Pastry Corner Happiness
L-R: Desire Cheesecake (P150), Cherry Cheesecake (P150), German Chocolate Cake (P150)
After the feast, we checked out the rooms so as to get the overall vibe of the hotel (check room types and rates). The hallways on each floor were all in tune with the whole theme that was evident on the unfinished cement wall surface and the metal sprockets and gears on the walls.


B Hotel Quezon City Function Room
Function Room
B Hotel Quezon City
Let's check out the rooms...
We checked out the One-Bedroom Suite and were all taken aback of its enormity, like we all could fit in inside it. The industrial theme was reflected on the walls, fixtures and overall feel of the room. The bathroom was equally huge with a bath tub resting on one side.

B Hotel Quezon City One Bedroom Suite
One-Bedroom Suite
B Hotel Quezon City One Bedroom Suite
Old school
B Hotel Quezon City One Bedroom Suite

B Hotel Quezon City One Bedroom Suite

There’s also a living room and dining room area with mini-kitchen.

B Hotel Quezon City One Bedroom Suite

Billeted on a Superior Room, we split up and went to our assigned rooms. I tapped the keycard and was amazed on the unique space we had.

I walked pass the door and was motionless for a moment. The open-type wash basin on my right was incorporated in the room while the toilet and bath on my left was in a clear glass box. The door that shuts the bathroom was also the door that secures the shower area which opens up to the toilet, cool eh? As for the clear glass, a shutter was provided for those intimate moments.

B Hotel Quezon City Superior Room
Open-type wash basin
B Hotel Quezon City Superior Room
Glass Box
I moved further and noticed the coffee and tea-making facilities on a long table and a mini fridge below. An LCD T.V. with local and international channels and a funky telephone were on the same line. On the far end was the coolest work space ever, an industrial work station. The red metal chair and an interrogation room lamp worked perfectly together, my idea of a minimalist work space.

B Hotel Quezon City Superior Room
Sleek
A huge window shutter opened up to a nice city view. The old school windowpane was then revealed. A wooden lounge chair was rested on a corner near the table. And then the beds…

Two double-sized beds were the focal point of the room. The all-white sheets were matched by the grey headboard and bedstead. It had a masculine feel to it and I loved it.

B Hotel Quezon City Superior Room
Superior Room Twin
As I settled on my bed I imagined a future home to be like this; form and function both working together. And the daydreaming went on for hours.

After a quick rest, our group converged at the Poolside Bar on the third level. We wanted a quick dip but were all pulled towards the bar. We sampled the famed Carbonara con crema tartufo on Linguini pasta with the signature Kalikasan cocktail drink. And this, my friends, is one of the best Carbonaras I’ve ever had. It had the perfect blend of creamy sauce and the saltiness from the bacon bits and grated parmesan cheese.

B Hotel Quezon City Poolside Bar
Poolside Bar
B Hotel Quezon City Poolside Bar
Kalikasan cocktails (P220)
B Hotel Quezon City Poolside Bar Carbonara
Carbonara con crema tartufo on Linguini (P273.32)
After the yummy merienda, we headed to our chosen movie room (Julius’ room won) and a '90s local movie that stirred everyone’s thoughts commenced the movie marathon.

It was dinnertime and we headed to the Mezzanine Bar for another grand feast. The loft bar had this very mannish feel to it with leather seats with black and white flooring. The wall was adorned with exposed bricks with mirrors and photos of old Manila.

B Hotel Quezon City Mezzanine Bar

B Hotel Quezon City Mezzanine Bar
My girls!
We had Crispy Pata, Chopsuey, Beef Salpicao and Breaded Fish Fillet. It wasn’t as superb as our lunch and merienda treats but we were all satiated.

B Hotel Quezon City Mezzanine Bar
Beef Salpicao
B Hotel Quezon City Mezzanine Bar
Breaded Fish Fillet
B Hotel Quezon City Mezzanine Bar
Crispy Pata
It was nine in the evening and the night was still young. The quiet neighborhood of B Hotel is in contrast with the lively party scene of Timog Ave. We found our perfect tambayan beer place a few meters away from the hotel. The street was lined with three or four modest bars that serve cheap beers and chows. Endless chats and laughter lasted for hours until the wee hours of the morning. Everyone retired effortlessly after the beer sesh.

I woke up earlier than expected, a few minutes after dawn (blame my body clock). Realizing that I wasn’t in my own bedroom and that it was a Sunday, I slowly walked toward the window and pulled the shades up. The soft light from the morning sun touched my face. I smiled and went back to bed.

Thirty minutes before the complimentary breakfast ends our group raided the Lobby Café. The buffet spread featured local breakfast favorites. There were also bread, soup (congee), salad, dessert and cereal stations. I feasted on longganisa, scrambled eggs and the scrumptious Buttered Boneless Bangus.

B Hotel Quezon City Buffet Breakfast
Buttered Boneless Bangus for the win!
We converged on one room, all ten of us, and continued the movie marathon. We watched two movies and ordered two bucketsful of fried chicken from our favorite fast food chain. With more laughter and stories in between, the staycation ended like that. But no.

We’re already checked out and lounged at the lobby balcony, it was six in the afternoon. The conversations became so engaging that we all felt the need to booze up instantly. The supposedly just one round of beer didn’t happen, as expected. We had four rounds and ended at around eleven in the evening. If not for our work the next day, I know that it won’t end. We love each other like that.

B Hotel Quezon City
Team RH will be back. That's fo sho!
The hotel industry's competitive scene paved way for radical changes which definitely is encouraging. B Hotel in Quezon City has a refreshingly cool vibe that may or may not be appealing to everyone. But I love the daring and bold concept of the hotel; the first of its kind in the metro. Experience Seamless Combination of Form and Function at its Best. Their tagline captured it perfectly.


B Hotel Quezon City (book online)
14 Scout Rallos Street, Barangay Laging Handa,
Quezon City 1103
Contact Number: (+63) 2.990.5000
Email Address: info@thebhotelqc.com

6 comments:

  1. Hi, what day did you stay in B Hotel? Thank you.

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  2. Thank you for the wonderful review and the awesome pictures that you took.Btw it's the location of the hotel easy accessible to shopping and restaurants? I'm from Singapore, although I've been to Manila for numerous times but I've not stay in QC before,would appreciate if you could advice. Thank you in advance.

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  4. Thank you for the wonderful review and the awesome pictures that you took.Btw it's the location of the hotel easy accessible to shopping and restaurants? I'm from Singapore, although I've been to Manila for numerous times but I've not stay in QC before,would appreciate if you could advice. Thank you in advance.

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    1. Hi there Eddie. It's near Tomas Morato and Timog areas which are famous for nice restaurants. One cab away is Trinoma Mall and SM North EDSA :)

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