Sheltered from the noise of grit of the city, Cocoon Boutique Hotel is an intimate oasis of leafy plants, honey-coloured wood and plush living. The hotel brings its own character to the fore, thanks to sustainable commitments which the owners have translated in unexpectedly stylish ways (refitted Murano chandeliers and salvaged wood fretwork, for example.)
Check out our Cocoon Boutique Hotel review just below.
About 18km from the airport, the hotel is situated in Quezon, one of the capital’s most vibrant, well-rounded cities. There’s plenty of hopping nightlife in Timog and Tomas Morato, as well as parks, art galleries, restaurants and universities in easy distance.
It’s pretty easy to feel at home in Cocoon Boutique Hotel’s comfy rooms. Upcycled dark wood and soothing shades of green give the sensation of being enveloped in a forest (see a full list of the hotel’s eco-practices at the bottom of this page.) The hotel is proud of its top-of-the-line beds. You’ll find them made up in 400-thread-count linens and goose-down duvets. Insulated, double-glazed windows let in natural light while keeping out the heat.
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The spacious bathrooms are prepped with everything you need for a lovely bathime: from eco-certified organic REECO amenities to Egyptian cotton towels and rainshower heads.
Abuela’s Coffee Shop serves a pared-down menu of Filipino comfort food, with a few Asian and Western additions. The food is simple but tasty. Humble dishes like monggo soup and fish in black bean sauce are your best bets. If you don’t fancy getting out of bed, room service is available too. The hotel’s breakfast buffet has enough options to keep you going. There’s an a la carte menu to choose from, an egg station and spread of fruits, salad and bread.
For a small property, Cocoon Boutique Hotel manages to squeeze a lot in. The SPA at Cocoon is a pretty nook offering well-priced massages and hand and foot treatments in cosy space. A tiny exercise room is tucked away on the 5th floor. The hotel’s rooftop plunge pool may tempt you to take a quick dip.
Don’t miss the Spa’s excellent signature massage on thermal heated beds
Cocoon Boutique Hotel Review Summary
This Filipino-owned hotel wins for its innovative green design. The mini-spa and friendly service are also pluses. I love that all wood used in the construction of the hotel is reclaimed wood, and the antiques and heirlooms are from the owners’ personal collections. The rooms can be a little dim, and the food won’t blow you away, but there’s nothing in that to stop you from having a great stay. The distance from the airport is a consideration, however if you have a few days in Manila, Quezon City is one of the best places to spend your time.
Rates: Rooms from PHP 4,200 to PHP 10,200 (see current deals on Booking.com)
Phone: +63 02 9212706
List of Sustainable Practices at Cocoon Boutique Hotel:
Reclaimed all wood, metal roofing and steel grills of demolished structure on site
100% use of LED and Energy Saving Lighting Fixtures
Rain and ground water harvesting for toilet flushing, plant irrigation and general house cleaning
Fresh cool air generated from Heat Recovery System
Use of used lighting fixtures
Inverter-type air conditioners using non-ozone damaging R410A refrigerant
Dual piping system for separate grey and potable water
Waste segregation program
Toiletries using plasticized cornstarch material with packaging using stone paper and soy ink
Use of eco-friendly cleaning materials throughout the hotel