Tuesday, February 21

A Relaxing Seda Nuvali Hotel Staycation via Traveloka

Sta. Rosa City, Laguna has seen its fair share of rapid development, thanks to its strategic location and vibrant local community. Several hotels have sprung up here over the years. 

I wanted to experience staying in a Seda hotel as soon as its Nuvali branch opened in my hometown a few years back. But budget was a major concern since this hotel is on the upscale side. But that all changed when I chanced upon a booking app called Traveloka. Here, I can easily find better rates and book my favorite hotels in no time. 


Last weekend, I was finally able to book the great deal I have seen via this app.

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My decision to shell out a few thousands was more than compensated. We were welcomed by a spacious and well-lit lobby. Both the interiors and exteriors were tastefully designed. Contemporary and chic, yet still homey and warm. 
Hotel lobby and reception

Our check-in was quick and efficient. Since there was no queue on a Sunday arrival, I got my key card within just 5 minutes right after signing the arrival sheet.

My family and I stayed in a Deluxe Room. And as requested, we were given a room with a nice view on the fifth floor, near the elevators.



Our room came with a King Bed (which can comfortably fit up to three adults), complimentary bottled water and coffee, ensuite bathroom with complete toiletries. There was also a table if you needed to finish some work while on vacation.
Hotel Pool at dusk

This hotel is also within the Nuvali-Solenad Ecozone where various business and commercial establishments are found. The hotel has a secure parking space, function rooms and a fitness center. 

Our room came with buffet breakfast which was served at the Misto Restaurant between 6 AM to 10 AM. I can say that the food selection was great! Guests with different dietary needs will not have a problem.

Salad bar time! #misto #sedanuvali #ponderingpaodaolei #themermaidwanders

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There were just a few things that we missed though. I hope that they add a bidet in the bathroom. The Make-up Room button was not working during our stay. There was just one pair of room slippers and bathrobe. On the last day in my visit to the gym, there was no more paper cup provided. I had to go back to my room to retrieve an empty bottle so as to keep myself hydrated. Though I know it would be more environment-friendly if they encourage guests to bring in their own water jugs.

We only stayed overnight but I definitely got my money's worth as this hotel's overall service, amenities and features are almost impeccable. I wouldn't mind booking here again. 


How to Book
Using Traveloka was very easy even for first time users like me. You just needed a working e-mail address for registration and you’re good to go. All your hotel vouchers will be sent to this e-mail address right after completion of your reservation.

Use of Filters
Nagivating this app was not hard at all. Traveloka gives you the option to narrow down your search. Just make sure you provide the correct information and it will automatically search the data you put in. I also tried searching for properties nearest my location. Just remember to turn on your GPS if you will be using this feature.
You can search specific hotels in a certain location or opt to look for hotels based on your budget, reviews etc.

Payment Methods
Unlike other websites, this app gives has several payment methods which are perfect for different types of travelers. It was commendable that they were able to consider those who are not credit card or debit card owners.

You can book using a debit/credit card, pay cash over-the-counter via its partner establishments like 7-Eleven, M. Lhuiller, BDO and Cebuana Lhuiller or deposit your payment via a number of local banks.

Booking via Traveloka has helped me in efficiently planning my recent travels. I was even able to score a sweet 50% off deal during my trip in Dapitan City.


Download the app (available for both Android and IOS users) now so you can keep tabs of their ongoing promotions and catch great deals just like I did.

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