The Selah Garden Hotel

Would you believe me if I say that there’s a paradise in Manila?

I’m sorry to say this but when I think about Manila, I always associate it with traffic and pollution. My perception of Manila has changed when I experienced the activities at The Selah Garden Hotel. Keep on reading to know why!

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Selah Garden Hotel, an 83-room boutique hotel, offers an alternative relaxed lifestyle in an urban setting. It has nine different types of rooms:

Flagship Room2 paxP3200 ($60)
Flagship Room3 paxP3800 ($70)
Cozy Room3 paxP3800 ($70)
Fantastic Loft4-5 paxP5100 ($95)
Fantabulous Loft7 paxP6700 ($125)
Fabulous Suite5-6 paxP5900 ($110)
Stellar Suite10 paxP13000 ($242)
Bunk Room4, 6, 8 paxP800/pax ($15)
Clique Room10 paxP800/pax ($15)

I, together with my roommates Chelsea, Mikhaela, and Jin, experienced the fantastic loft. It looks like a condo to me. There’s a place for dining and entertainment on the first floor. The beds are located on the second floor. Inside the cabinet, you’ll see some toiletries like bath towel, shampoo, and bath soap.

The room is perfect for family and group of friends. It’s very comfortable. You don’t need to wait for someone taking a bath when you need to use a toilet. They actually have separate rooms for the bathroom and toilet. They also have a sink and fridge under the stairs. Everything you need is here!

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What’s makes The Selah Garden Hotel different from other hotels in Manila? Selah Garden Hotel have a lot of outdoor activities! They have high ropes activities: wall climbing, zip line, control descent, Burma bridge, Multivines, Jacob’s ladder, and Broken bridge. In addition, they also have low ropes activities: Whale watch balance, swing aboard, team wall, and trust fall.

Check out Brazzi Sun Bra <3

The Selah Garden Hotel is perfect for team building activities! Besides the outdoor facilities, they also have function rooms, Tabla Restaurant, Spa by Selah, Infinity pool, and even Scuba diving course.

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Filipino Cuisine

We arrived there at lunch time. We tried the Crispy Pinakbet (P189), Hongkong style friend chicken (P384), and Liempo Negra (P187). The Pinakbet is great for vegetable lovers like me. It comes with bagoong. The chicken and the sweet potato tastes great as well. Liempo Negra is new for me. I thought it was burnt. Apparently, they used the ink of the squid to make it black. (Tip: Brush your teeth right away after eating!)

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For dinner, we had Crispy Bagnet (P295), Osso Bucco Kare Kare (P423), Laing Con Morcon (P227), and Trilogy Mushroom Soup (P169). We also had Brownies ala mode (P110) for dessert. ALL OF THEM TASTE GOOD. In particular, I would say that the Kare kare is way above the usual Kare kare you buy in other Filipino restaurants.

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Bir Birthday Celebration of Momma Lee at the TLC room with Karaoke

Their breakfast buffet begins as early as 6 am. It’s very suitable for people who have early morning appointments. They offer fresh fruits and vegetables, cereals, omelettes, soups, and other usual breakfast dishes. It’s free for all people who are staying in the hotel.

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Good looking Staff

I don’t know if it’s just me but all of their staff are good looking! LOL. The people in the reception wear floral dress. I thought they are part of the guests. They are very accommodating to all our inquiries. Morever, the staff in the team building are also great! They made our stay really fun and exciting. They explained the activities well.

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  • Follow their Facebook Page to be updated about their promos.
  • Don’t smoke! Penalty is P2000.
  • Don’t bring outside food. You must try their delicious meals!
  • Bring proper swimwear if you want to use the swimming pool.
  • Don’t bring pets. It’s not allowed.
  • Bring your friends and family! You’ll enjoy the team building activities.
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The Selah Garden Hotel is located at Park Avenue corner Ignacio Street, Pasay City, Philippines.

For booking and inquiries, please contact:

  • Mobile: +63917-9582760, +63925-5111131, +63998-8810864
  • Landline: +632-5111331 or +632-8997080
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Will I go back there? Definitely!

The Selah Garden Hotel is not only perfect for staycations but also for team building activities! I’m going to bring my family and friends so that they can experience the same fun! The rooms, amenities, food, people and activities deserve a 5 star rating!

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  1. Unlike you, I love Manila. When I say Manila, I mean old Manila. Actually, even the old quarters of the cities that comprise Metro Manila are worth visiting (like La Loma in Quezon City). There is something supremely attractive about it despite the dirt, pollution, and all. Anyway, attractions and destinations, such as this hotel, only add up to the beauty of its host city.

  2. I will check it out on TripAdvisor as well cause next year we’re planning a trip to the Philippines and we’re spending two days in Manila.
    Thanks for the recommendation.

  3. I think this is the 2nd post I read about this hotel?
    Anyway, looks impressive and maybe I’ll send my crew here for their treat 😀

  4. This is truly perfect for team building! Now people don’t have to drive to provinces outside MM anymore because this hotel offers tons of activities 🙂

  5. Others normally look at staycations as boring, because of the lack of activities you can do in the hotel aside from swimming. Good thing about Selah, they offer outdoor activities to keep you entertained with fun! This is good for those who look for adventures within the confines of a nice hotel.

    Is the pool nice as well?

  6. I hope i can also do the high ropes activity in the future too! The Selah garden hotel is super perfect for staycation and team buildings so I highly recommend it to my friends!

  7. This hotel looks like the perfect base. There are so many activities and having an early breakfast means that you can make the most of the day too.

  8. The place looks so great. Such great captures I must say that and your description is lovely. And as a response to your comment on my post, yes I will do the interview.

  9. Yum, I want to try the food and climb the ropes too. I do not understand the pricing, so I am wondering in US dollars the prices. Thank you so much for sharing.

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