It wasn’t a long time ago when I brought my family to Seda Centrio Hotel here in Cagayan de Oro City for an overnight stay and to celebrate the New Year. Has it been 4 months already since then? It felt like it was only yesterday. Where did the time go? Time does quickly pass by when you are oh so busy and having fun!!!
Thank God, April has been a blessing and May looks very promising.
So this blog post will be all about Seda Centrio Hotel, my recent visit there for the CDO Blogger’s GTKY Event (which was sponsored by Seda Centrio), and my family’s overnight stay there last New Year’s (which was not sponsored by Seda Centrio).
CDO BLOGGERS GROUP GTKY EVENT AT SEDA CENTRIO
We have stayed in many hotels here in Cagayan de Oro City since time immemorial and I must say that Seda Centrio Hotel is one of those few that I would always want to come back to because of their superior customer service, very lovely amenities, and scrumptious food. And no, I’m not paid to say this. I wish I was! Lol! But everything that I will say about Seda Centrio Hotel here is from the bottom of my grateful heart. ❤
And now, here I was again a week ago for my CDO Bloggers interview here at Seda Hotel.
When Mommy Ruby Caberte (President of CDO Bloggers Group) announced on FB that the venue of the interview for the CDO Bloggers applicants will be at Seda Centrio, I didn’t hesitate to confirm my attendance because I loved it the first time I stayed there and I always felt like it’s nice to come back again.
It was a meeting of the best bloggers the City of Golden Friendship has to offer. I used to just see their posts online and then there I was meeting these amazing people behind the group —
- Chairman of the Board – Michael Abonitalla
- President – Ruby Caberte
- VP External – Judy Teves
- VP for Membership – Jenjacqs Agbon
- VP for Social Media – Paul Miki Sajulla
- Secretary – Maia Fortich-Poblete
- Treasurer – Phebie Anne Normandia
- Auditor – May Ann Bernido
- P.R.O. – Mike Baños
It was also lovely meeting my fellow CDO Blogger applicants:
It was truly an honor to be there! I’ve been blogging since Geocities (year 2000-2002), Friendster days (2002-2006), SexyNomad days (2006-2016) and I’ve never been part of any blogger group even when I was so actively attending blogger events back in Manila. This is the first time I thought of trying to be a part of something wonderful and I’m glad I did it here in Cagayan de Oro City, my second home, where I practically grew up.
Being an introvert, it takes time for me to feel comfortable around people. But when I entered the Meeting Room and saw them all there, I immediately felt comfortable (or maybe the MBTI test result I had before was right in saying that I am both an introvert and an extrovert, lol) . And true enough, they were all so friendly and nice! I’m happy and honored to be part of this group, truly CDO’s friendliest! I hope to exude this kind of vibe too. ❤
SEDA CENTRIO’S MISTO RESTAURANT FOOD OFFERINGS
As our meeting was going on, we were served with delectable dishes from their Executive Lunch Sets, Perfect Pairs and Platters. These are their latest food offerings at their very posh Misto Restaurant.
Check out the food they served us!
EXECUTIVE LUNCH SETS
(Available Mondays-Fridays, 11:00am – 2:00pm, Php499)
Indulge in a 3-course menu made up of market-fresh ingredients that combine the most appetizing repast.
Menu: Salad, Choice of one soup, choice of one main
Salad: Caesar Salad
Soup: Aji Spiced Pumpkin Soup or MUshroom Soup
Mains: Roasted Peruvian Chicken, Lechon Kawali, Calamansi Fried Chicken, Grilled Tangigue or Mushroom Risotto
(Available Daily; Rates are inclusive of service charge and applicable local taxes)
SUDS AND SIDES PLATTER
Suds & Sides – A platter of Chicharon Bulaklak, Bone Marrow, Sous Vide Beef Tendon, Lechon Kawali and complimentary 6 bottles of beer
PHP 1,100 nett
CHARCUTERIE & CHEESE PLATTER
Meat and Cheese Plate – An assorted selection of Parma Ham, Salami Milano, Salami Picante, Smoked Salmon, Manchego Cheese, Parmesan, Blue Cheese, Gouda Cheese served with dried figs and apricot, nuts, pickles, and green apple served with 4 glasses of red or white wine.
PHP 1,500 nett
ALL MEAT PLATTER
BBQ Ribs, Lechon Kawali, Bone Marrow, and choice of Fried, Peruvian or Inasal chicken
PHP 1,699 nett
SURF AND TURF
BBQ Ribs, choice of Fried, Peruvian or Inasal chicken, grilled prawns and baked mussels
PHP 1,799 nett
Check out the pictures below for the prices. I got the photos from CDO Bloggers Group VP for Social Media – Paul Miki Sajulla. (Thank you!)
They all look so mouth-watering and delectable, right???!!! Check them out now if you’re in Cagayan de Oro!
SEDA CENTRIO HOTEL TOUR
When the CDO Bloggers Group meeting, interview, and dining were over, Ms. Angela Grace A. Pupos, Seda Centrio’s Communications Officer, toured us around.
Instead of showing you here the pictures I took during the tour, why don’t I just share here with you my actual experience at Seda Centrio Hotel when I stayed here with Mahal and Tuz last Dec. 31, 2018 to January 1, 2019 to celebrate the New Year’s Eve. By doing so, I think you’d have a better picture of what it would actually be like if you also book your stay here at Seda Centrio…
So, after our delightful Christmas stay at Luxe Hotel (which I have yet to blog about), I wanted something special, if not more, for my family come New Year’s Eve. We had no travel plans and we just wanted to celebrate the occasion here in Cagayan de Oro City. It must be law of attraction when I saw a promo online that Seda Hotel was going to have a New Year’s Party celebration inclusive of an overnight stay, buffet, live band, and gifts for about P8,000++ good for two and our toddler. It was perfect!!! The package was called New Year’s Eve Stay-in Package which I got for P8,500 via their online booking. I was aware that the seats were limited to only a number of guests so I immediately booked online and called them when I saw it!
I was so excited for New Year’s Eve because it’s been a long while since I last attended a party like this, perhaps when I was still an employee at GSIS Main Office way back 2007! And those rock and reggae music parties I frequented in my 20’s and 30’s don’t count! Lol! So, suffice it to say it’s been that long! Usually, during the holidays, I would just stay at home with my family with a ton of food. This time around, I wanted something different!
SEDA CENTRIO HOTEL ROOMS
If you’re visiting Cagayan de Oro City, try booking at Seda Centrio’s Deluxe Room. It’s complete with amenities you will love and it will make for a very comfortable stay, especially if it’s just a short one.
As for us, the room we got at that time was a Club Room. It’s 28 sqm; it offers exclusivity and a higher level of service by giving its guests Club Lounge access and benefits.
I originally wanted to get Premier room because it is bigger (35sqm) but it was already fully booked. But no matter, the room was really nice.
And whether you get Club Room or Premier Room, you will still get access to their Executive / Club Lounge.
SEDA CENTRIO EXECUTIVE LOUNGE AMENITIES AND SERVICES
According to Ms. Angela Grace A. Pupos, Seda’s Communications Officer, guests availing of either Club or Premier room will have access to their Executive Lounge on the 11th floor which was what I wanted.
Seda’s Executive Lounge is open from 6:00am to 9:00pm. It is an exclusive retreat for savvy and discerning travelers like us. It provides warm and cozy atmosphere, designed to blend with the guests’ business leisure and needs, with easy efficiency, allowing us to work in our own time and space.
And indeed it was! If you know me, I’m a workaholic. Even during vacations and travels, I still take care of my online work so this is really perfect for me and my family. I must admit though that I didn’t get to work at all during our stay here because, well, it was New Year’s Eve for crying out loud! We were there to relax and party! And relax and party we did!!!
And it all started by enjoying the Executive Lounge’s Services and Amenities:
AFTERNOON TEA from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Check-in time was 2pm. We didn’t anymore have lunch at home because we were busy packing for this little trip. We got there a few minutes before 2 pm and we wanted to immediately make the most of it.
After checking in and putting our stuff in our room, we immediately headed to their Executive Lounge to enjoy an afternoon tea. They were serving cakes, sandwiches, slices of bread, fruit juices and soft drinks. One reason we didn’t have lunch was that we were also preparing our tummies for that evening’s buffet. But boy oh boy, were we so satiated with our afternoon tea! Yummmyyy!
EVENING COCKTAIL FROM 6:00pm to 8:00pm
I wanted to have some evening cocktails before heading to the party but I didn’t have time to dress up yet! And believe me when I say that it takes forever for me to get ready. So after I showered, and wearing only my robe (I was wearing panties, don’t worry, lol!), we went to have some cocktails. We were overwhelmed with all the scrumptious finger foods, cocktail drinks, fruit juices and other alcoholic beverages they were serving.
We tried a bit of everything like their cold cuts, hams, cakes, pieces of bread, cheeses, fruits, etc. and oh my goodness, were we full again after that! We still had a buffet to go to so we had to stop. We were there for 2 hours, just enjoying the evening scenic view of the city below as we stationed ourselves by the window. It was really romantic!
ALL-DAY COFFEE, TEA AND NON-ALCOHOLIC REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE FROM 6:00am to 9:00pm
We had a jam-packed overnight stay as we enjoyed everything Seda Centrio has to offer including once again going to the Executive Lounge and getting some drinks in between all our other activities.
COMPLIMENTARY USE OF THE iMAC STATION
I never got to use their iMac Station since I always have my MacBook with me. For those who would like to check their emails and surf the internet, this is perfect for you as it has Hi-Speed Access.
For Club and Premier Guests, you can also enjoy these additional benefits:
- Complimentary pressing of one suit/dress upon arrival per guest per room
- Complimentary late check-out until 2:00pm, subject to room availability.
SEDA CENTRIO GYM
Mahal and I are on a journey to better fitness and health so whenever we’d check in at a hotel with gym facilities, we would always pack our gym clothes.
And we were so glad Seda Centrio has a gym! We needed to burn all those calories we had from all their food offerings!
Their gym is an exercise area for body conditioning, with a view of the pools. It is located at the 4th Level | Outdoor Area, and is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.
SEDA CENTRIO SWIMMING POOL
My family loves to swim (if it isn’t obvious yet from all our beach travels). So it was really great that Seda Centrio has separate pools for adults and children overlooking the restaurant and its “al fresco” area.
The swimming pool is located at the 4th Level | Outdoor Area, and is open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.
SEDA CENTRIO E-LOUNGE
I never got to use this because I didn’t have to. But if you’re a business traveler and you don’t want to miss any important stuff online, then this amenity is specifically designed for you.
Their modern business center with iMac stations is also at the 4th Level | Lobby Area, and is accessible 24 hours.
SEDA CENTRIO HOLIDAY PROMOS
Their promo varies from time to time depending on the season. When we went there, they had the New Year’s Eve Stay-in Package promo which we really enjoyed!
There was a live band playing; there were singing, dancing, unlimited food and drinks for all the guests at the buffet station, party hats, trumpets, party poppers and gifts!
Mahal, Tuz and I really had fun we didn’t want the night to end! I was still wearing my new pair of glittery, girly shoes that night when we went to bed, lol!
For this month of May, Seda Centrio has a Mother’s Day Promo which you might want to check out! I got these from their Facebook Page.
I’m telling you, their buffet offerings are really scrumptious! I gained a bit of weight after our stay there! Lol!
CONTACT SEDA CENTRIO
For inquiries and booking, contact them at:
For my social media posts about Seda, check out this hashtag: #DiscoverTheBestFeelingsInTheWorld
CDO Bloggers Group is featured In today’s issue of BusinessWeek Mindanao (May 15, 2019) #CDOBloggers #SedaCentrio #CDOBloggersXSedaCentrio#BestFeelingaInTheWorld #CDOsFriendliest #CDOBloggersGTKY#TheMeetingRoom #SedaHotels #SedaCentrioFoodPlatters
Til my check blog post!