The Legend Villas: Old-World Charm
Have you ever been to a place that takes you back in time yet maintains that modern-day sensibility? I was in awe as I was welcomed by the well decorated Christmas themed entrance of The Legend Villas when I got off the car. Last October 29, 2016 I attended the first ever Blogger Affiliate Get-Together organized by Travel Book at The Legend Villas.
What is the Legend Villas
The Legend Villas is a Filipino owned hotel located at the intersection of Pioneer and Madison street in Mandaluyong. This hotel is hard to miss with its exquisite Old- World charm that can truly be compared to Vigan’s well-preserved Spanish town. In the heart of a busy metro you will surely be enticed to walk in and indulge yourself into the hotels amenities and services. It might give you a vibe that you just walked into a movie set as Legend villas is elegantly designed with fine wood, sparkling Venetian glass-framed mirrors, polished barandillas in a gently curved staircase and a cozy gallinera in a quiet corner.
The Legend villas offers more than just services for recreation but also for business as well as it houses meeting rooms that can fit 25 to 200 guests fully packed with high-quality audio-visual equipment and you will also be at ease knowing that their event coordinator’s are highly trained F&B staff.
Meetings and Banquet Rooms
The first room we toured in was the banahaw hall which is 248 sqm that can accommodate up to 150 banquet guest and 120 for classroom. This hall can be used for weddings and debut as it is adorned by a classic chandelier and a wide area for the stage. The wall on the stage is a classic black and white with an intricate pattern. Legend villas also offers themed signature celebration that is fit for any occasion. I will list down below some of the parties that the legend villas already organized.
The second room that we went to was the Raja, 142 sqm but it can be divided into 3 rooms that is measuring 47 sqm each. The wood design of the room and the intricate carvings on the ceiling was definitely majestic. This room can accommodate 36 pax per room banquet style and 96 as a whole.
Kulintang is a small room that is 41 sqm and can accommodate 24 pax banquet style and 24 classroom. This one is perfect for small meetings or get together. The floral padded wall gives privacy to the guest.
Del Pilar is the room we stayed in when we participated with travel books festivities. The room is 66 sqm and can accommodate 60 pax banquet style and 45 pax classroom style. The room is nice and cozy and we were able to move around without any restriction. The activities that travel book set up first was the karma game wherein you write your own name and another person’s name in a piece of paper and you also write down the task that you want them to do. When your name gets picked you do the task that you wrote down for the other person. We were also oriented about the legend villas services, the room tour and we were also introduced to their sister companies such as the kabayan hotel which is near where I live. The paint a picture game requires us to pose the scenario given by the host and freeze. My team did not win but the experience definitely earned me a new set of friends.
Rooms and Rates
The Legend Villas 130 room accommodation is designed with vintage furnishings and cozy wooden accents.
The Villa Suite
Villa suites makes you feel at home with its complete kitchen facilities. I can totally see myself and my family enjoying a great and cozy weekend here. When entering the room you will be greeted by the open space dining area which has a kitchenette and an electric pot. Right next to it is the living room which has cable tv and 2 telephone units.The wall is painted with flowers and plants which was quite refreshing to look at. The area upstairs has a private toilet and bath plus two double beds with cable tv. It also has an executive desk and is fully air-conditioned. Rate of this room is P7300. Extra person is 1100 and the max of the room is 4 person.
Team suite is ideal for team building or outing with the barkada or a school trip. The r max capacity of the room 6 person .We were also welcomed by the spacious open area of the living room and dining room. With cable tv both on the ground and upper floors plus 2 telephone units.This also includes two toilets, bath and fully air-conditioned rooms with 2 work tables. The beds are on a bunk type set up. This is priced at Php 10, 600.
The family room is spacious although unlike the first two room, this one does not have its own living room and dining area. One thing I like about this room is the three-way bathroom. This could come in handy when one of your family member is taking too long in the bathroom and you need to wash your face. A sink is set up outside the bathroom door complete with vanity kits. The room also has a walk in closet. Ideal for small families and friends. The room has cable tv, telephone unit and is fully air-conditioned. This is price at 6,700 and has a max capacity of 4 person.
Family plan: 2 adults and 2 children(12 years old and below are free of charge for the room accommodation, sharing bed with parents). For breakfast, children ages 7 years old and below are free of charge, 8-11 years old shall be extended 30% discount.
The Deluxe Room is a room ideal for couples, small families or businessmen. The rooms ambiance is quite calming with the wooden paneled window and the way the light illuminates on the room. You can really whisk away your stress while staying here. The room consists of two double beds and bedside control panel. A telephone unit, cable tv, standard toilet and bath and is fully air-conditioned. The room is priced at Php 5,800 and the max people who can be accommodated is 4 person.
I can’t stop raving about this restaurant ever since I tasted their scrumptious dishes.There was a lot of great dishes prepared for us during lunch time but sadly since I am allergic to bagoong I have not dared touch the Kare-Kare and ensaladang manga with bagoong. My personal favorite was the lumpiang ubod , pininyahang manok plus the baked fish aioli.
I was craving for lumpiang ubod since last week. When I saw it on the menu I was thrilled and it did not disappoint me.The vegetables that was used was crunchy and the sauce was tasty. The baked fish aioli was tender and melted in my mouth. I actually thought it was baked macaroni at first.The chicken of the pininyahang manok was tender and the pineapple does not overpower the taste. I can truly say that they know their Filipino dishes well. The desert was awesome as it balance out the different taste of the dishes.
Lola Maria offers an all-day dining with Filipino Cuisine and selected international dishes.
Opens at 6 am to 10 pm.
Amenities and Services
The swimming pool so was inviting that I just wanted to take a quick dip in. It was a perfect location to eat your lunch or dinner since the lanai and datu meeting room is beside it.The pool is open from 8 am to 9pm. Legend villas also offers complimentary parking, fitness gym and cardio equipment, 24/7 business center( with mailing, fax and parcel delivery services and u smaller meeting room and function rooms.
Airport transfer and shuttle service( with surcharge),24/7 front desk, free wifi, room service, valet,laundry service, in room massage, meetings and events services, safe deposit box, 24/7 security and daily housekeeping.
Legend Villas is one destination that transcends your expectation and show you what Filipino hospitality and culture is all about. If you want to experience Vigan in the metro this is the place to be.
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How to get to Legend Villas
If you are going to be commuting via mrt you should go down to boni avenue station and walk thru robinsons pioneer because it will only take 5 minutes via that route.
If you are coming from the airport its going to take 30-45 minutes to get there.
How do you book and Important reminders.
You can book thru their website
You can book a reservation via phone and email
Phone: 632 702 2700 to 04
Mobile/Viber: 63 917 702 2700
All rates are vat inclusive
All rates are subject to change without prior notice .
Extra person charge: Php 1,100 per night.
Reservations not guaranteed may be released 72 hours before arrival.
All reservations are to be guaranteed by either credit card, cash or online deposit.
In the event of cancellation within 72 hours of scheduled arrival, all reservations will be subjected to one-night charge; and a full charge( maximum three nights) in the event of non-arrival on the day.
Check in after 2pm
Check out 12 noon
Follow them on their Social Media Accounts and Online Promos
Instagram : @legendvillas