There are a lot of Filipino-themed hotels in the country. With their distinct features and warm hospitality, each of them allows you to immerse yourself in the rich culture and impeccable beauty that the Philippines have to offer. If that’s the kind of hotel you’re looking for and you happen to be in the South of Manila, you should definitely check out Mella Hotel.
That is how I would describe Mella Hotel. Aside from its awe-striking colonial-meets-modern features, the hotel is truly Filipino in every way – from its service down to its menu items. You’ll be surprised to learn that they even serve kwek-kwek and mangga at bagoong in their lunch buffet!
To take things up a notch, Mella Hotel uses design elements that mirror its location with some of their decorations and materials sourced from Las Pinas itself (you might recognize the Bamboo Organ Church on one of their murals!).
Their aesthetics aren’t their only selling point, either. Mella Hotel offers the utmost convenience being minutes away from the airport and other points of interests, such as the Mall of Asia, Newport City, Bonifacio Global City, and more. The hotel is also located within the Villar SIPAG Complex, where you can find restaurants, drugstores, convenient stores, and churches! No need to go far if you forget to buy something or end up having late-night cravings.
If I haven’t piqued your interest yet, allow me to take you on a virtual tour of Mella Hotel:
This seven-story high hotel has 132 rooms in total that cater to all types of guests: friends, families, business travelers, you name it. Each of them has a distinct design, but they are all patterned to the alluring charm of nature, giving them an organic feel and a certain warmth.
Their Loft is perfect for big groups. It can accommodate up to six people with a queen-sized bed on the ground floor and two bunk beds on the upper floor. For barkadas and families of four, book the Family Room B. This 24-square meter room has two pull-out beds, giving you an intimate space to bond in.
Other rooms include the Deluxe King, the Twin Room, Family Room A, and the Junior Suite. Aside from the amazing murals, what I love about the rooms at Mella Hotel is their three-way comfort room setting. The sink, toilet, and shower room are all separated to make things more time-efficient for people in groups. This added functionality alone proves that Mella Hotel really makes an effort to give their guests a staycation like no other.
You don’t need to leave just to eat some delicious food. Depending on the date and time, you can feast on various Filipino favorites at sulit prices.
There’s a breakfast buffet for every checked-in guest where you can eat typical silog meals, sopas, arroz caldo, yogurt, macaroons, and more. I highly recommend their Ube Champorado. It’s a unique take on the usual chocolate sticky rice staple Filipinos know and love.
For lunch and dinner, you can either order from their a la carte menu or get a set menu. The a la carte menu composes of several innovative dishes with a Filipino touch. For example, their steak comes with three kinds of sides: potatoes, mashed potatoes, and ube. Surprisingly, all three complement the meat’s mouth-watering umami extremely well.
For their dessert, try their Deconstructed Halo-Halo Cake. Imagine all of the components of a halo-halo plated on a platter with ube spongecake and leche flan as its base. It’s a beautiful mess that tastes exactly as it looks. Other must-tries: Paella Negra, Mella Hotel Burger, and Potato Croquettes.
Their Set Menu is good for four pax. It comes with fried chicken, adobong sitaw at kang kong, pares, pansit, four glasses of gulaman, and four cups of rice with frozen brazo as the dessert.
On Sundays, they also have a noon-time promotion called the Salu-Salo Sunday Buffet (Php800++/head). This is my favorite among all of their dining offers! Here, you can take delight in the best of the best of Filipino food. They have lechon, bringhe, and pansit canton, as well as the kwek-kwek and mangga at bagoong that I mentioned earlier.
This is the only buffet that I know of that includes famous street food options in their arsenal.
Their variety of kakanin, halo-halo, meringue, gulaman, and mango sago will also make you fall in love with the dessert station.
Conveniently enough, Mella Hotel has an in-house cafe that is open up until 10PM.
You can buy coffee, cakes, and even alcoholic drinks here, which you can enjoy as you chill by the lounge or al-fresco on their veranda.
I recommend trying their Turtle Pie; it’s sinful yet oh-so-satisfying.
Guests and visitors alike can take part in their Saturday Chill Out sessions, too. For only Php599, you can drink and dance the night away with unlimited beer and sangria.
To make it more fun, unlimited bar chow is also available. Their calamares and chicken satay are the bomb!
In need of some serious relaxation? Visiting the hotel spa will not disappoint.
After a long and tiring day, you can say goodbye to your muscle aches as you bask in the calming ambiance of their spa center and recover through the hands of their resident expert masseurs.
Who says your staycation has to be all rest and recreation, though? You can also work up a sweat and hit the gym if you want! They have a high-end fitness hub complete with equipment for a full-body workout.
There are multiple TV screens available to keep you entertained and motivated, as well.
After that, you can do some laps in their gorgeous Hampton-esque pool. Wait for the sunset here.
If you have an event coming up, you can host your next celebration at their Function Hall!
The entire venue can hold up to 180 pax, promising a grand party that is one for the books. Wedding receptions, debuts, and birthday parties – all of those momentous occasions deserve the best and that includes the most fitting venue. If you need a smaller room, they also have a meeting room that might suit your needs better.
Mella Hotel is one of the first full-service hotels in the area. As you can see, it’s a complete package in itself that provides quality service that suits your every need. What are you waiting for? Book a night at Mella Hotel and experience a staycation that’s uniquely Filipino and proudly Las Pinas.
C5 Extension, Global South, Las Piñas City