A quick getaway at Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo

Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo staycation

After so many months of being holed up in our home due to community quarantine measures brought about by the pandemic, a quick urban getaway was what our family needed, and it was graciously provided by Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo!

Park Inn Iloilo is a 10-story hotel strategically built as part of SM City Iloilo Complex, next to the Southpoint area. Its location is its biggest advantage, as it is situated along Iloilo City’s main thoroughfare, the Diversion Road, which makes it very accessible to all major establishments and local attractions. Also, being beside a mall means utmost convenience.

Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo

Safety Is A Priority. Park Inn Iloilo strictly enforce health protocols to ensure safety of guests and employees.
Safety Is A Priority. Park Inn Iloilo strictly enforce health protocols to ensure safety of guests and employees.

Upon checking in last weekend, we immediately noticed that the hotel is ensuring the safety of its guests and employees through strict enforcement of health protocols. Wearing of face mask, physical distancing, temperature checking, and gathering of information for contact tracing are mandatory upon entry.

Aside from friendly staff who readily greets you and offers you a welcome drink as you come in, their wide lobby dotted with colorful furniture and festive interiors will give you a vibrant ambiance. They call this the “Living Room” concept, which allows guests to socialize and provides an intimate space for individuals who wish to unwind through reading or surfing the net.

The Living Room concept of the lobby.
The Living Room concept of the lobby.

If you want to grab a bite or a drink while lounging in, there’s a 24-hour lobby bar that offers pastries, sandwiches, coffee and drinks; and Dash, a self-service counter quick grab and grub of packaged foods.

Our Room – Junior Suite

This third Park Inn hotel under SM Hotels and Conventions Corp (SMHCC) portfolio has 199 rooms (Standard, Superior, and Junior Suite types) complete with basic necessities, and more!

Junior Suite with separate living room.
The separate living room of Junior Suite.

We were accommodated in one of the Junior Suite Room at the 7th floor and it’s very spacious! It has a separate living room with a long and comfortable sofa fronting a TV set. Opening the window curtains, we are treated to a nice natural light and a view of the pool area, the SM Mall and booming cityscape.

In one corner, there’s a working table with ample power sockets, USB charging ports, and an ergonomic chair perfect for my blogging routine. There’s a complimentary sanitation pack with face masks, hand sanitizer and antibacterial wet wipes. Of course, their wifi connection is fast and stable; I was able to attend a Zoom meeting for two hours and do my online jobs with no lags or connectivity hiccups.

Complimentary graze basket.
We were surprised to see this complimentary graze basket in the center table. Thank you so much Park Inn Iloilo!

There’s also a minibar at the other corner with Nespresso coffeemaker and coffee capsules, personal ref, electric kettle, and other coffee and tea consumables.

Working table and minibar.
Working table and minibar.

Private bedroom

The private bedroom has some touch of Ilonggo culture with vibrant blue wall accentuated with Paraw Regatta artworks above the bed headboard. The room has another widescreen TV facing the bed, wardrobe with in-room safe, bathrobes, slippers, iron and ironing board, an elegant red accent chair. The bedroom also has its separate aircon temperature control, which I liked.

The family enjoying bedtime at the private bedroom designed with Ilonggo cultural vibes. It has its own TV set , separate temperature settings, and other amenities.

The bathroom is partitioned to separate the toilet (with bidet spray) from the bath area, which has a rain shower head plus complimentary Dove hair and body wash, and other toiletries. There’s also a bathtub in another corner, where everyone in the family loved to have a bubble bath and a warm soak; and a lavatory with hairdryer and magnifying mirror.

What makes the suite more family and kid-friendly is that the floor tiles are not slippery, perfect for our 1-year-old who had just learned how to walk.

Bathroom in Junior Suite
Bathroom in Junior Suite.

Our Food in Park Inn Iloilo

Ani, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, is open to serve delicious dishes and cool drinks from the bar, but we opted for the convenience of room service for our dinner and complimentary breakfast. Just a dial away, the service of the dining staff is excellent: they were prompt and courteous, and of course, they adhere to health protocols by wearing face masks, face shields, and gloves when serving our meals.

Dinner served by friendly and courteous room service staff!
Our dinner served by friendly and courteous room service staff! And they ensured health protocols were followed when doing excellent service.
Complimentary breakfast. I also ordered my favorite Ube cake which is perfect for my coffee!
Complimentary breakfast. I also ordered my favorite Ube cake which is perfect for my coffee!

Other amenities

On the second floor of Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo is the pool area with a 2-foot deep kiddie pool, 4-foot deep swimming pool, bar, lactating station, and a fitness gym. There’s also an access way leading to the second level of SM Southpoint.

Separate pools for kids and adults.
Separate pools for kids and adults.
It's a first time for my 1-year-old, and she's enjoying it!
It’s the first time for my 1-year-old, and she’s enjoying it!

As a health protocol, the hotel allows only 3 persons using the kiddie pool and 5 persons using the swimming pool for adults. So before using the pool, guests need to call the front desk for a schedule, to avoid overcrowding.

Rediscover the Holidays at Park Inn Iloilo

We really enjoyed our quick respite at Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo, thanks to their amazing facilities, topnotch amenities, and excellent service! Special mention to Ma’am Josette and Sir Benedict for accommodating the family and making our stay hassle-free and enjoyable!

Rediscover holidays at Park Inn Iloilo.

This is the perfect time to enjoy the holidays at Park Inn Iloilo as they currently have Room Deals for this season. For the whole month of December 2020, you get the following discounted rates:

  • Php 3,000 NET – Overnight stay with breakfast for two.
  • Php 3,500 NET – Overnight stay with breakfast for two plus Graze Set.

They also have Holiday Festive Brunch/Dinners from December 18-23, December 24 and December 31, 2020. Their Holiday Gifts and Specials such as Season’s Hampers, Gifting Treats, Hams and Holiday Food Trays are available on all days of December.

Book Now! For reservations, call Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo at (033) 500 0001 or email reservations.iloilo@parkinn.com. You may also follow Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo (https://www.facebook.com/ParkInnbyRadissonIloilo) on Facebook for more promos and updates.

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Nonoy Taclino is a pioneer blogger and social media manager in Iloilo, with 15 years of experience under his belt.

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