Booking Fairmont Hotel Using Traveloka

I’ve discovered a travel staycation strategy recently. For a few days, I was checking out hotels to book for a weekend staycation on a new mobile application called Traveloka.

As is, the app already promises one of the cheapest rates at anytime you book. But aside from that, I saw a pattern among the hotels located in different cities, or should I say ‘business districts‘.

Traveloka Mobile Application
Traveloka Mobile Application with PayMaya

Stay on Business Hotels on Weekends

Although I was primarily looking for hotels on a weekend, I also got to easily view the ‘weekday‘ rates on this Traveloka app.

Ordinarily, weekend hotel rates are more expensive than weekdays because it is at this time when people, and families in general, go on a brief vacation for rest and recreation. But the same is NOT true for hotels in the business district. Makati City Hotels in the Philippines is a good example of this.

Moreso, it is during weekdays when the hotels are full because businessmen, and a bulk of the workforce, is in the area. But when weekend strikes, they’re almost a ghost town. Hence, hotel rates from Fridays to Sundays are lower .

Book Makati Hotels
Travel Tip: Book Hotels in Makati on Weekdays

Staycation @ Fairmont Makati Hotel

With that in mind, me and my wife booked a hotel room at Fairmont Hotel in Makati, a business district in Metro Manila.

Booking through Traveloka was breeze (feel free to check the step-by-step, screen-by-screen process we went through upto payment towards the second half of the article).

Me and my wife have been to Fairmont and Raffles Hotels a number of times already. It’s either for meetings, media events, or conferences; but we never stayed in the hotel. Basically, this was our first time to stay here.

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Mr. & Mrs. Let’s Go Sago!

Upon checking-in, I thought they’d ask for our booking reference number (or e-ticket) from the Traveloka app transaction, but I was wrong. They just asked for my full name and an ID card. The receptionist checked her eletronic records and viola, we’re done!

Being a Friday / weekend, and knowing at the back of my mind that the hotel might not be full, we tried our luck and asked for a room upgrade.

And it was granted! 🙂

We’re just not too sure if they are also Let’s Go Sago subscribers because aside from upgrading us to a Deluxe Room, they gave us a corner room overseeing the pool!

Fairmont Hotel King-Size Bed
Fairmont Hotel King-Size Bed
Swimming Pool Room
Fairmont Hotel Room with Pool View

Furthermore, the spacious room of over 40sqm. had a king-sized bed, a huge workstation, a 40″ LED TV, and an amenities cabinet full of coffee and tea drawers. And of course, a mini-refrigerator. There were 3 sets of closet space complete with laundry bags, iron boards, etc.

The bathroom had a clean bathtub and separate shower and toilet; something not too common in hotels. The toiletries were also complete.

Here are some more photos of our Fairmont Hotel Deluxe Room:

Deluxe Room
The Deluxe Room
Weekend Staycation
Weekend Staycation with Wifey
Raffles Hotel
At Fairmont & Raffles Hotel
Fairmont Hotel
Fairmont Hotel
Coffee & Tea Facility
Coffee & Tea Facility
Hotel Bathroom
The Hotel Bathroom
Hotel Shower
Separate Shower & Toilet Area
Hotel Toiletries
Hotel Toiletries

Boooking via Traveloka

Traveloka is a new hotel and flight booking application that makes our life easier. Even more so as they also have a mobile application aside from the website where you can transact as well.

Traveloka Welcome Screen where you can immediately create an account as a new uesr!

Although it was my first time to use the app, I find it convenient to use with a friendly user interface (UI). Beginners could learn it easily.

Here are some more screenshots and step-by-step guide of how we booked a hotel via Traveloka:

Traveloka Booking Date
After opening the Traveloka App, you can immediately choose a hotel and the booking date
Traveloka Rooms
Then choose the Number of Nights and Number of Rooms to book
Hotel Booking
Traveloka also gives you a good brief about the Hotel you booked
Booking Traveloka
After choosing the hotel, you are given a number of ROOM OPTIONS with different rates and prices to choose from. (We choose the cheapest hotel room rate)
Credit Card Payment
Booking is Easy & Direct and you will be asked to “Fill in Details” of your personal information if you are not a Traveloka Member yet
Traveloka Review Booking
After booking confirmation, Review your Booking to make sure all details are correct for a hassle-free travel
Traveloka Payment
Set up your Payment Options which can be through credit card or Dragon Pay for offline payments through partner merchants. I paid min through the credit card option using PayMaya Visa
Traveloka Mobile Application
The Traveloka Mobile Application also provides an embedded map for finding the hotel
Traveloka Free Cancellation
Some room options also offer FREE Cancellation until certain dates before the actual booked date

I’m now excited to try Traveloka for booking a flight next! 🙂

You can download the mobile application via Google Play for Android or Apple Store for iOS smartphones. They also have frequent promos and discount vouchers on the promo code section which you might want to catch and avail both for hotels or flight bookings.

Blogger Manila
The Blogger Manila Workstation
Fairmont Hotel Swimming Pool
Woman In Digital overlooking the Swimming Pool
Fairmont Hotel Review
A Pleasant Staycation @ Fairmont Hotel Makati

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Needless to say, it was a memorable weekend staycation at Fairmont Hotel and booking was made easier with Traveloka! Thank you to Fairmont Makati Hotel for the upgrade and awesome corner room!

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