“Onsen” is a Japanese word for “hot spring”.
We got to try I’M Onsen Spa’s promo of 60- minute treatment + buffet meal for 1,500.00 PHP only. This gem is located at Upper Ground Floor, I’M Hotel, 7862 Makati Avenue corner Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City.
At the receiving area, you would be greeted by it’s lovely receptionists for assistance. I’d be suggesting you to make a reservation and call at (02) 755 7877, or go there early to avoid waiting in line, since this place is already gaining its popularity quite sometime now. There you would be asked what services are you going to avail. Since, we already made a reservation and notified the staff that we were availing the promo package, we just individually chose what 60-minute treatment we wanted. Afterwards, we were instructed to go to 2F, where the Wellness Suites are located.
Before you locate the Wellness Suites on the left side, the Mermaid Bar and the Swimming Pool area will surely captivate your eyes due to its superb design and colors. Unfortunately, only the guests who are checked in the 5-star hotel, would be able to use the swimming pool. Not bad, because you are free to roam around and check it out! You may also eat and lounge at the beautiful hanging basket seats, if you order a drink or food.
The Wellness Suites includes: Onsen, Steam/ Sauna, and Showers. After logging in, we were given a bracelet as a key for our lockers. You just need to tap it in to lock and unlock. How cool is that? The locker includes a Yukata, face and body towel, and a pair of slippers.
It was my first time experiencing Onsen, so I panicked the moment I saw other girls getting out of the water. I hesitated trying the Onsen bath, due to my shyness. I wore a disposable underwear that eventually helped me gather courage to remove my towel and dip in the Onsen bath. What an experience! 😂
Afterwards, I went to try the wet Sauna, and went to put back on my Yukata to proceed to another floor for my I’M Onsen Spa Signature Massage. It was indeed very relaxing!
Finale of our experience was the dinner buffet at 4F Bloom Restaurant. I ran out of battery, so I wasn’t able to take pictures. Though the choices of food were limited compared to the popular buffet restaurants, I can say that the food was delicious and that the options sufficed. 👌🏼
Here’s my rating:
- Food: 4/5
- Service: 4.5/5
- IG worthy: 4.5/5
- Overall: 4.5/5
Hope I can try out their suites one day!