Whenever we think of a getaway, going to the province is often what we have in mind. This is because there is so much beauty to be found in Mother Nature that is highly therapeutic. Just the thought of lying by the beach and hearing the gentle ocean waves already gives off a relaxing feeling– a kind of feeling that’s difficult to find in a busy and hectic city – but definitely isn’t impossible.
“Classic, yet Stylishly Modern.
Tranquil, yet steps from vibrant entertainment.
Environmentally Responsible, yet Luxuriously Carefree.
World Class, yet Truly Filipino.”
That is what Cocoon Boutique Hotel is all about. Situated in Timog, Quezon City, they are a paradise in this concrete jungle for people who are looking for a place to relax but don’t have the time to travel far.
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First Green Hotel in the Country
Cocoon Boutique Hotel is Philippine’s first Green Hotel. Dating back to 2011, they were the pioneer of this concept. From the building itself to the interior decorations, everything is made out of wood mostly sourced from Central Luzon. Even their cooling system and provision of organic toiletries aim to promote sustainability and support their ethical beliefs.
They also have their own plantation where they get their spices (oregano, basil, etc.) and decorations (flowers) from. Truly, Cocoon Boutique Hotel strives to give their customers the best without creating a big impact on the earth’s delicate eco-system.
Being a boutique hotel, Cocoon offers exclusivity to their guests, as well, to make their experience more peaceful and serene.
The name of the hotel means exactly what it is– a cocoon. It is where one can stay and come out renewed and invigorated – similar to the metamorphosis caterpillars undergo in order to become butterflies. This is made possible by their in-house facilities where the body is refreshed (swimming pool), rejuvenated (spa and salon), and nourished (Abuelas, their specialty restaurant).
The Deluxe room is perfect for solo travellers or those with travel partners. It comes with two sofa chairs and one bathroom. This may be their smallest unit, but it is definitely bigger compared to other hotels — total value for money!
Comfort – 4.5 out of 5 / Design – 4 out of 5 / Value for Money – 5
The Studio room is for those who enjoy more space to complete their relaxation. It is perfect for friends or families since it has a mini living room. This is actually be room of choice because of its just-right size and very nice interiors — the lighting is just perfect.
Comfort – 5 out of 5 / Design – 5 out of 5 / Value for Money – 4 out of 5
The Two-Bedroom Master Suite is perfect for families (or friends with a budget) looking for a soothing staycation. It consists of two bedrooms, one living room, and three bathrooms. This unit is very large. In fact, it can be compared to a small house. The Two-Bedroom Master Suite will definitely make you feel right at home with maximum comfort and relaxation.
All of these rooms are inclusive of various amenities, including a 42-inch TV that is WIFI-ready with USB port for DVD and MP3. If you want to have a movie marathon before going to sleep, their wide TV will definitely help you in that department. The room is very cool, as well, with their Inverter air-conditioning technology. You may think that this uses a lot of electrical power, but it is actually designed to conserve energy without compromising on quality.
Let’s not forget that they have fast unlimited wifi literally everywhere. I emphasise on “fast” because it is really fast compared to the usual wifi connections we all know in the metro. This is probably something every millennial will enjoy because they can enjoy all of the hotel’s amenities while sharing it with their friends online.
All of the rooms also have the following: Coffee/Tea Service, Minibar, Hair Dryer, In-room Electronic Safe, and a 3-units IDD/NDD telephone set-up. For the bathrooms, every unit has a Bath Tub (which is a complete WINNER) and is complete with organic toiletries (toothbrush, soap, shampoo, shower kit, shaving kit, etc.), 100% Egyptian Cotton towel sets, and 100% Cotton Waffle bathrobes.
TOP TIP: BRING BATH BOMBS.
Guests may also enjoy dipping in the pool while being caressed by the gentle breeze, thanks to their cooling system. This pool is even more beautiful with the view of the city still alive at night– a true “city of stars”.
Foot and whole body massages are also available on the second floor of the hotel. For guests, they have 15 minutes of complimentary spa services to complete the whole experience. This is another reason why your stay at Cocoon is worth every penny.
Cocoon Boutique Hotel also offers an events place for their guests at the top-most floor. It is inclusive of food, so clients can enjoy a hearty meal during their meetings/seminars/birthday celebrations/etc. A lot of people are booking this spacious function hall (it can fit up to 100 people), though, so be sure to reserve it ahead of time!
If you have any questions about the hall or want to have an ocular, the friendly staff will be happy to guide you.
Abuela’s is Cocoon’s in-house restaurant; it is located at the roof deck. As you eat their signature food, the breeze of the wind and the cool vapor coming from the pool will make you feel like you are eating on an island. Their pork-belly with mashed potato, leche flan, and house-blend iced tea are must-tries!
Plan your next staycation at Cocoon Boutique Hotel. You’ll see that the getaway you’ve been longing for is actually just minutes away.
Cocoon Boutique Hotel
61 Scout Tobias corner Scout Rallos Streets, Bgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City