We all know how sossy and exclusive Balesin is. This private island getaway boasts of quality service that's worth five figures for each night of your stay--and that isn't even counting the airfare of the helicopter you need to get there. But while not every one currently has the funds to get to Balesin, some of its amenities are now closer to the city.
The Alpha Suites are serviced apartments located in Makati, which boasts of the furnishings of a classy home and the services offered by a hotel (housekeeping, anyone?). You can book a room for a few days or sign up for longer stays. Check out their one-bedroom suite:
There are also options for bigger crowds: the two-bedroom suites, the two bedroom deluxe suites, and the three-bedroom suites are great for families or barkadas. If you want to go all out, you can also get the penthouse or the presidential suite (which already looks like a real, stand-alone home with two floors).
But one of the things that sets The Alpha Suites apart from your usual serviced apartments is their roster of classic Balesin restaurants. Book a room, and you'll be able to have a taste of the island right in the heart of Makati:
Tapsilog for breakfast? That's right up their alley, as they serve your favorite Pinoy dishes (plus a few island specialties) to satisfy your lutong-bahay craving.
Costa Del Sol
Costa Del Sol is known for its warm interiors and authentic Spanish cuisine. Try the Cochinillo, but make sure to order it a day before you dine as it takes time to prepare!
Right beside Costa Del Sol is Toscana which offers your favorite pasta, antipasti, pizza, and other Itallian dishes prepared the traditional way. Treat yourself with a bottle of wine for a more romantic vibe.
Looking for something more Mediterranean? Try Mykonos, which is considered one of the most popular eating haunts in Balesin. Go gaga for their moussaka and gyros while enjoying their cool and calming interiors that will remind you of the the sea.
Mark's Prime Ribs
Get your hefty, all-American serving of meat in Mark's Prime Ribs. You'll definitely enjoy cheat day with your BFFs indulging in slow-cooked and well-seasoned steaks.
The Alpha Suites is also home to A Taste of France, Salathip, Tang Palace, and Sakura.
Interested in spending a few days with them and going on a food trip without leaving the metro? Rates per night start at P6,075++ and is inclusive of a buffet breakfast, as well as free use of the pool and their (huge) gym.
For more details, visit The Alpha Suites' website.