Staycation For Two At Guijo Suites

Updated! We got a winner!

It may have something to do with the fact that we are living in a stressful time that people started finding ways to take that much-needed break without straying far away from the city. In 2007, they invented a word for it, “staycation.” It gained popularity in the US during the time of financial crisis that lasted until 2010. Now, whenever I hear the word, I associate it with this 3-star hotel that is the venue of my first solo staycation. It’s somewhere in Makati, near my place of residence, which takes the name of the street where it is located, Guijo Suites.

Sometime last year I got sick and booked myself a room in this hotel. It was summer time and I figured I couldn’t get better if I spend it inside my room that is so hot, it would put any oven to shame. Or maybe it was just out of whim, I’ve been eyeing Guijo Suites for quite some time and I wanted to finally give it a try.

I booked a room, went there in my lonesome, and spent two nights in pure relaxation. The thing that I remember most about Guijo Suites is that it is squeaky clean, from the lobby, the hallway, up to the room itself. It is by far the cleanest and the most fragrant hotel that I have ever been.

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Guijo Suites has two buildings, sitting across the street from each other. I stayed in the new building.

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I booked a Deluxe Room for PHP2,400 (USD52.07) per night, inclusive of buffet breakfast for two. The room is bright and pleasant, I didn’t have a nice view outside the window, but I didn’t really mind.

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Ever since I moved in the dorm, I no longer indulged in watching television. I made up for lost time in my two nights in Guijo Suites, the TV has cable so I watched all the TV shows that I could. [Book this room via Agoda]

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The bathroom comes with toiletries and boy do I love them. My most favorite thing in the bathroom though is the big showerhead that would make you feel like you’re bathing under the rain.

The food in their buffet is not as extensive compared with the others (e.g., City Garden), but I like it just the same. Now that I mentioned it, I really think all accommodation should include breakfast, instead of it just being an option. In my experience, all accommodation I’d been to that comes with breakfast automatically win my approval.

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To rate it, Guijo Suites deserves 5 stars, that’s how satisfying my stay had been. And I’d like to give you an opportunity to try it for yourself by giving away a staycation for two in a deluxe room at Guijo Suites!

The raffle starts today and will end on October 14, 2015 (Wednesday). All participants who are in The Philippines may join. The winner may use his winnings from October to December this year (subject to room availability of course). This giveaway is made possible by Pinkline Travel and Tours.


To join, here are the mechanics:

Those are the non-negotiable terms. Failure to do any of those steps will render your entry invalid. Fulfilling those steps would automatically unlock other instructions (optional) to help you gain more entries. You know what they say, more entries, more chances of winning.

Kindly use the Rafflecopter widget below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

In the spirit of fairness and transparency, I will record a video of the raffle. I will then announce the winner on Coffeehan’s Facebook page (so it’s quite important that you follow the page!).

Please join and have a chance to win that relaxing staycation at Guijo Suites.

As promised, here’s a video of the raffle. I used the random picker of Rafflecopter.

Congratulations Darlene!


And to all people who joined, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Don’t worry if you didn’t win this time, I will try my best to find ways to give more exciting prizes in my blog. Thanks for your support, you guys are amazeballs!


Guijo Suites
7644 Guijo Street,
San Antonio Village, Makati


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  1. I love quick escapes from the daily grind too and as I am writing this I am enjoying my staycation in a hotel in Makati. The place you shared in this blog post looks nice. I’ve never stayed in Saguijo yet but maybe I will give it a try in the future. The poppy painting on the wall caught my attention. I love it! For that reason alone, I’ve made up my mind and I’m going to plan a short staycation in Saguijo. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. This is a good way for me & my bff to patch things up since we had misunderstandings few days back. Hope we can get this giveaway! Thank you! ?

  3. Hi Marge!
    This is my first time to join a raffle, I hope I get to experience staying in Guijo Suites so I can finally bond with my bestfriend who’s kind of busy because of work. If ever I win this, it will be my gift to her as a way of thanking her for all the things she did for me.

    Thanks Marge!! 🙂

  4. I want to win because I need a staycation. It’s going to be stressful in the next coming months and it would definitely be a treat to have a staycation even if it’s just in Makati. 😉

    Pick me! LOL

  5. I want to win… because I need a break.. I want to check out this part of the metro. truth be told, I dont really love makati, so having a chance to check it out overnight without thinking about traffic and stress and enjoy food. Cheers :D:D:D

  6. Thanks for this post, Marge!

    I didn’t know that there is this small and cozy place in this busy metro. I would love to win this raffle so I can have a relaxing staycation with my boyfriend without travelling far from the city. We’ve been working long hours and a quick getaway would be a nice reward. 🙂

  7. I want to join your giveaway sana but di naman ako pwede. I’ll send some of my friends to join na lang. 🙂 I hope one of them wins!

  8. I need a break from outdoor activities. This would be better than to stay inside our dormitory. Just want to chill, dine and relax in a cozy place. Hope I win this time! haha 😀

  9. hi marge!!! its me axl hahaha..

    Why? just simple, need to pamper myself and take a break on my work…

    Btw like the place simple lang pero maganda ung layout ng room at maganda ung kulay.

  10. Hi Marge!

    Nice and very helpful entry. Interesting hotel. Nice, hip and affordable. And it’s nice to read here that it is one of the cleanest hotels you’ve been to. It’s really hard to find a clean one. hehehe!

    May travel agency na si Arline? Pinkline Travel and Tours. At least alam ko na kung sino ang tatawagan!

    1. Hi Tripster! Nice to hear from you again. Yes it is the cleanest hotel I’ve been, nakakatakot dumihan hahaha… Yes, Arline sponsored this giveaway, she has a travel agency na. 🙂

  11. I want to win! Me and my best girl needs to have some serious girl bonding where we can curse are problems away and talk everything and anything. 🙂

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