Aruga

 

 

Sometime before Christmas, my family and I got treated by Rockwell to an overnight staycation at Aruga by Rockwell. December was so hectic that I wasn’t able to book our room right away. We ended up staying at Aruga just a few days before Christmas. We loved it so much, we bought another night and stayed the whole weekend. I was able to do all my Christmas shopping done in Powerplant Mall.

It was lovely playing house with the kids at a place we already knew so well. We loved that everything was within reach. Aruga is connected to Powerplant Mall underground, literally 20 steps on foot. Let’s backtrack a bit. I didn’t even know Rockwell had serviced apartments. So it was a pleasant surprise to see that there is this option for visitors coming to Manila – 114 fully-furnished apartments with the same level of service, maintenance, safety and attention to detail as we have come to know about Rockwell developments in the past.

 

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A lovely gift welcomed us at our two bedroom suite.

 

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In it were treats from Aruga partners within Rockwell – treatments in Emphasis salon, movie passes, facials, yoga services and Kerastase hair treatments.

 

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The living and dining room.

 

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The kids took over the couch at night. Jumanji was on TV.

 

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View from our window

 

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Free golf cart shuttle service within the Rockwell compound…

 

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… which the kids loved!

 

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Before bedtime, we received another gift delivered by the staff – milk and cookies from Eric Kayser.

 

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The view at morning.

 
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The first morning, we had breakfast at Rockwell Club.

 

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The second morning, we chose Refinery for breakfast.

 

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My Fifi.

 

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I did some last minute shopping at Powerplant Mall. I stocked up on DAPHNE Home Scents x Bench (yes, I buy my own products).

 

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Shopping spree at Gingersnaps.

 

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The kitchen was completely furnished. I cooked a couple of meals. The room also had a washer and dryer.

 

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We had a two-bedroom suite. This is what the second bedroom looked like.

 

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Bathroom amenities

 

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Throughout the stay, I’d find random little notes Lily left lying around.

 

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Lily got a letter from the house keeper.

 

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After getting that note from Rin, Lily wrote this. On our way out, the kids saw Rin. They gave her a hug. I asked how they knew it was Rin. She said, they read her name plate.

 

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I love turndown services. And Aruga does it so well.

 

For more information www.arugabyrockwell.com

 

 

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  • Xerez Vera Hernandez

    I adore the love notes by Lily and Rin! :)

  • Elna Loberiano

    Looks like a nice place to stay on our next visit to the Phils. The thank you note and chocolates for the housekeeper is very sweet. :)

    • Anonymous

      A nice place to consider… great location.

  • Anonymous

    Such good information for people like me who are clueless. Haha! We are looking for a place to stay, and nice hotels would just admit up to 3 guests unless I pay for 2 rooms, which price is ridiculous after adding them up.. I have 2 teens and this might be their last vacation to MNL with us. I want it to be as nice and as comfortable just like when they visited when they were young, 9 yrs ago. I want them to always have a good memory of their parents’ country. So they will keep coming back. :) Does the 2nd bedroom got double beds?

    • Anonymous

      yes, 2nd bedroom has 1 double bed.