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If there's no enough time to travel outside Manila, what I usually do is to stay (sometimes) in a cozy yet affordable hotel to relax an...

Staycation at the Zen Home Icon Plaza

If there's no enough time to travel outside Manila, what I usually do is to stay (sometimes) in a cozy yet affordable hotel to relax and unwind. Working in the morning as a full-time employee and blogger at night is a bit stressful specially when I need to meet deadlines or to fulfill  a challenging obligation. Even I blog, I see to it I'm not compromising my work performances...everything need to be balanced.

Recently, I booked a room at the Icon Plaza in Bonifacio Gobal City (BGC) via ZenRooms.com to have a quick staycation. At first, I thought ZenRooms is like a booking site like booking.com and Airbnb. It's an actual hotel chain as they operate the hotels without taking their ownership. They call it as hotel franchise.

As we entered the room, we were welcomed with a spacious room which looked like a hotel room. It's a fully furnished family room which equipped with one (1) king size bed and two (2) small beds, television with cable channels, air conditioner, wooden cabinet, refrigerator, table, and chairs. Our room comes also with clean white towels and toiletries. Hot and cold shower is available as well.

The only difference of our room to a regular hotel room is the kitchen. Hotel room doesn't have kitchen but our room has its own cooking area. It has electric range, a microwave, a dishwasher, water dispenser and some kitchenware and dining utensils. If you want to save money, I really recommend to cook instead of eating in a casual dining restaurant or in a fast food  chain.

We enjoyed the infinity pool with a beautiful panoramas of Bonifacio Global City, 11th floor above the ground. Water level is around 4 feet. It's better to swim at night because the place offers a breath taking view of colorful buildings at the premiere central business of Metro Manila. There's also a small gym near the swimming pool.

Overall, our exeperience in Zen Home Icon Plaza was awesome! Our room on the 27th floor was spacious and has an amazing view of towering buildings. We had a great sleep on their very comfy bed. Also, the staff who assisted us was accommodating and polite. I highly recommended Zen Home Icon Plaza for those looking a place for staycation or for foreign tourists looking accommodation in the Philippines. It provides great facilities and services at a very low price.

ZEN Rooms offers travelers quality and affordable room stays in Southeast Asia's top destinations. It's a budget travelers’ favorite hotel chain operating more than 5,000 rooms across 35 cities in 7 countries. They guarantee all the key essentials (Fast free wi-fi, Cool AC, Hot shower, 24/7 Customer Service, Spotless bed) and more starting from only USD10! 

  • PHP 2,000 security deposit is required upon check-in. The deposit will be fully-refunded on the condition that no damage and disturbance has occurred.
  • Cleaning schedule: for your convenience, we offer cleaning service of your ZEN Homes for only 500 PHP/cleaning.
  • Check in time is 3PM and Check out time is 12 Noon
  • Smoking inside the unit is prohibited. You can smoke in the balcony
  • Cooking and bringing food is allowed.
  • The booking is non-refundable and cannot be modified or cancelled
  • It offers airport transfer at negotiated rates

Get 20% off on your booking with the voucher: PINOYTRAVELER. Just apply the code before payment. You can also use the code on Gramercy Residences, Knightbridge, hotels in Tagaytay, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hongkong, Thailand, etc. Available only on www.zenrooms.com - no minimum purchase

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Hotel name: ICON Plaza
Address: 5th Avenue cor. 25th street. Bonifacio South, Bonifacio Global City. Taguig City, Philippines 1634 

Call: +63 2231 3338 WhatsApp/SMS: +62 877 8080 3550
E-mail: care@zenrooms.com


  1. Nice post, I am now aware of other alternatives for booking in the city. Thanks.

    1. Please book your room at www.zenrooms.com and use tye code PINOYTRAVELER to get discount