Thursday, February 02, 2017

Discover The Selah Garden Hotel, a Hidden Oasis Within Metro Manila

I always enjoy views with a lot of greenery especially gardens that bloom with organic vegetables and love discovering venues within Metro Manila that do not conform to the standard images of city life. Thus, I was genuinely surprised to find such a place at The Selah Garden Hotel, which is just a few steps away from EDSA in Pasay City and very near Roxas Boulevard and Macapagal Avenue!

with hubby at Selah's tastefully decorated reception area
Selah is an 83-room boutique hotel that offers an alternative relaxed lifestyle in an urban setting. Who'd have thought that such a place exists very near the Makati Business District, historical Intramuros, and the Mall of Asia? It's also accessible to and from the airport!

see those green walls? they're lined with organic lettuce!
My husband and I were there recently during its launch and we were so amazed to see organic veggies (we both advocate for and have written posts about organic agriculture) being grown on beautifully designed spaces! What's even more delightful was seeing freshly harvested lettuce among the delicious food on the dinner buffet table.

flash mob dancers entertaining guests throughout dinner 
Moreover, I appreciate how friendly their staff members are, some of whom are talented dancers! We were treated to entertaining flash mob presentations that included several of them. I actually am envious of their energy. They danced every half hour and were smiling all throughout the evening. 

some of Selah Hotel's staff -- aren't these ladies and their uniforms lovely?  
Another notable feature that Selah has is its team building facilities that include a hanging bridge and structures for wall climbing, zip lining, rapelling, and more. My husband, who facilitates team building activities for various companies, was very happy to find out about this because they often had to look for venues outside Metro Manila for trainings. 

looking for team building facilities in Metro Manila? go to Selah!
The Selah Garden Hotel has various types of accommodations to suit different guests' preferences. There are rooms with bunk beds priced at P750 per person up to big rooms and suites with lovely lofts that can accommodate up to 10 people. Need a perfect getaway in the city? See rates on your preferred dates and book a room by checking out The Selah Garden Hotel at Trivia: the family of Miss Universe 2016 contestant's Miss Colombia stayed there during the days of the pageant.

inside one of Selah's nice rooms
I definitely look forward to staying in one of the rooms at The Selah Garden Hotel (most likely the next time we're running in a race again at the MOA Running Grounds), swim in the inviting pool (FYI, they offer scuba diving lessons because the deepest end is 10-feet deep!), have a relaxing massage at the beautiful spa, and do some exercises at the meditation garden.

room tour with some friends from World Vision Philippines
The Selah Garden Hotel is located at 2715 Park Avenue Street, San Rafael, Pasay City. For inquiries, call telefax 511.1331, 0917.6300604, 0925.5111131 or email

* see more photos taken during the launch at this blog's Facebook page album

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