Discovery Primea may just be one of the many hotels in Makati, but what it lacks in room numbers, it makes up for in extra pampering and personalized service
Discovery Primea may be located in the busy Makati Central Business District, but the hotel insulates the guests from the noise of the bustling area. It was my first time inside the hotel, and my immediate impression was that of understated luxury.
My companions and I were booked in a Primea Suite, a 94-square-meter suite with two bedrooms, a living room, a dining area, and a kitchen complete with a stove, a microwave, a Nespresso machine, an oven toaster, and even a washing machine! Long staying guests would definitely like it here. The two bedrooms provided utmost comfort—the beds came with soft linen and fluffy pillows—perfect for a quick weekend staycation.
Discovery Primea has six dining outlets, but my favorites are Tapenade and The Gilarmi Lounge, both located at the ground floor. The Gilarmi Lounge is perfect for quick bites and afternoon tea, or if you’re up for dessert, one of the two rooms in the spacious Primea Suite because of the gorgeous city views it provides, day or night. Surprisingly, staying at the pool was a quiet time for me, as not only did I share the pool with just a few guests, but also because despite the hotel’s location, the pool was a peaceful place to hang out at.
Discovery Primea is the only hotel in Makati that offers in their spa a Hammam experience, tailored after traditional Turkish baths. The treatment was something new for me, as it included a 10-minute full body steam and a deep body exfoliation followed immediately by a bath of soapy bubbles. It’s not for the faint of heart (both literally and figuratively) and the ticklish, but it was definitely a refreshing experience.
The hotel staff was kind enough to grant us late checkout, and I appreciated all the help they offered us even down to our last minutes at the hotel. Like our check in experience, check out was a breeze. the verdict If your family or your barkada wants a hassle-free staycation full of pampering, I would recommend booking at Discovery Primea. Their service is definitely commendable, and the spaces are well curated. I will definitely visit again.