Seda BGC - suite room
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Seda BGC: A Modern Retreat in the Heart of BGC, Taguig

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I consider myself a nature girl at heart, but I still enjoy having the occasional staycation in the metro. For me, the best city staycation is one where you can enjoy privacy and quiet in your room while having easy access to the city’s attractions.

It’s lazy and relaxing and allows me to recharge to get back on the grind.

Seda BGC is a contemporary urban hotel located right next to Bonifacio High Street in BGC, Taguig City. Catering mainly to business travelers, it features a sleek and modern design with 2 wings and 521 rooms, ranging from deluxe rooms to suites. For a local like me, it’s a temporary home conveniently located within walking distance to the restaurants, bars, and shops at BGC.

Here’s my review of Seda BGC Hotel in Taguig City.

Our stay at Seda BGC

Are you familiar with Seda Hotels? Seda is a hotel chained owned by Ayala, with different branches across the Philippines. I’d already been at Seda Centrio in Cagayan de Oro and only had good things to say about it. I’d also been to Seda BGC twice for their weekend buffet, but this is the first time I would be staying overnight.

I stayed here with my boyfriend Hali on a weekend.

First — check in. We arrived around 1:45PM (a bit earlier than the standard check-in of 2PM), and since our room was still unavailable at that time, the reception upgraded us from Deluxe to a Suite.

I was pleasantly surprised because it’s the first time I experienced a free upgrade.

Our Room

Our Suite was spacious — it has a living room with TV, a kitchenette, a bedroom with a king-sized bed (and another TV), and a large bathroom with complimentary toiletries and hot & cold shower.

Seda BGC - suite living room
Kitchenette and living room.
Seda BGC - suite room
Bedroom with king-sized bed.

Room amenities were complete, including coffee & tea making facility, bathrobe and slippers, a closet, a hair dryer, a clothes iron, and even a weighing scale.

The bed was comfortable and so was the sofa. I could sleep in either of those!

Other things we appreciated: there are plenty of sockets for charging and the hotel WIFI was stable for the duration of our stay. I’d stayed in a lot of hotels and resorts and having a stable connection is usually an issue.

Seda BGC - bathroom toiletries
Seda BGC - bathroom

Our room was located in the fifth floor and we had a nice view of the swimming pool and the streets outside.

There is really nothing much to add because we had everything we need and everything was working right. With business hotels, I tend to level my expectations because in my experience there is always a minor issue or two, but our room at Seda BGC was literally perfect. For a city staycation, the Suite was more than enough for us.


Seda BGC has a swimming floor located on the second floor, a gym, a restaurant (Misto) that offers breakfast buffet, and a popular rooftop bar (Straight Up Rooftop Bar). A club lounge is available exclusively for Club members and Suite guests.

Seda BGC - pool
Pool view from our room.

Of course, we had to check out the swimming pool. The pool has a kiddie section that is 2 feet deep and a partially shaded adult pool with a standard depth of 4 feet. There are day beds around the pool and free towels near the entrance.

We went to use the pool at night because the day beds were full the whole day — as to be expected on a weekend.

Seda BGC - pool at night
Hali at the pool.

There was no one else at the pool area at night so we had it to ourselves. The water was cold but you could get use to it after a bit. Still, I missed the lukewarm pool at Park Inn by Radisson North Edsa.

The pool was fine, but I hope they would improve the minimal lighting in the area. Not only was it hard to take pictures, it is also a safety issue for someone like me who finds it hard to see in the dark (even with glasses).

The Food

We checked out the Straight Up Rooftop Bar, a popular upscale bar located on the 21st floor of Seda BGC. The bar has indoor and outdoor seats and one of the best places to get a view of the surrounding streets in BGC.

We liked the view, but I think the drinks in particular are overpriced. A glass of cocktails — or even fruit shake — costs around P400 each. And they don’t provide service water, so you need to buy a bottled water for P180 if I remember the price correctly.

If you’re looking for more affordable options, there are plenty of other restaurants and bars in BGC that you can check out.

Couple photo at Seda BGC rooftop bar

The next morning, we tried their breakfast buffet at Misto. Seda BGC has a decent breakfast spread, with fresh fruits, salads, breads and pastries, noodle and egg omelet stations, and Filipino and Western fare.

They also have self-serve taho!

Seda BGC - breakfast buffet
Breakfast buffet.
Seda BGC - breakfast buffet
Danggit, pork and beans, tomatoes, and mushrooms.
Seda BGC - breakfast buffet

I had biryani rice, scrambled egg, and sausages. I wish standard Filipino breakfast ulams were available as well; I definitely missed corned beef, tapa, tocino, and even hot dog. I guess the choice of spread is so they can cater to a wider range of clientele, a lot of whom are foreign tourists. In general though, the breakfast buffet was decent.

Other things to do at Seda BGC

One of the advantages of staying at Seda BGC is it is right next to Bonifacio High Street, where you can find restaurants, cafes, shops, art centers and museums, and other leisure establishments.

Here are some of the best things to do in BGC:

  • Eat and dine at Bonifacio High Street
  • See the street art and murals
  • For cat lovers, check out the cats at BGC
  • Visit city attractions such as BGC Arts Center, Mind Museum, etc.
  • Visit the nearby Venice Grand Canal Mall

As we are rarely in BGC, we took this time to take a stroll around Bonifacio High Street and try the cafes.


We had a pleasant stay at Seda BGC. I did have minor quibbles mentioned above, but overall we had a great time. There is a limited number of hotels in BGC area, and so it’s great to know that a four-star hotel like Seda BGC is available for both business and leisure travelers who need modern accommodations.

Here is a summary of my review:

  • Location: The beauty of staying at this hotel is it’s smack dab in the middle of everything in Bonifacio High Street. Shopping, dining, nightlife — you name it, it’s just a stone’s throw away.
  • Amenities: Our room was modern and sleek, with complete amenities. The hotel also has an in-house restaurant, a rooftop bar, a gym, and a swimming pool — standard facilities you can find at a hotel. Again, if there is anything else you’re looking for, the hotel is just walking distance to the shopping district.
  • Service: Good service.
  • Value for money: With its strategic location at the heart of BGC and modern facilities, Seda BGC offers good value for money.

Book your stay at Seda BGC

You can book discounted rooms at Seda BGC here.

The following room types are available:

  • Deluxe
  • Executive Deluxe
  • Club Room
  • Suite
  • Executive Suite
  • Seda Suite

Here are some things to note:

  • Standard check-in is 2PM, check-out is 12 noon the next day.
  • You need to notify the hotel in advance if you are checking in with a pet.
  • The hotel has limited parking spaces, so during holidays you might need to use one of the nearby pay parkings instead. For reference, we haven’t experienced this yet on the few times we’d visited the hotel but we did queue for the parking once during the Christmas holidays.

Have you been to Seda BGC? What was your experience? Let us know in the comments sectione below!

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