I have to admit that one thing I always look for in a hotel is a desk. This isn’t because I bring my office work with me, but because I sometimes tend to bring my hobby with me when I go on staycations.
This is why I was intrigued with The Cirque Serviced Residences and their RC Pit Stop. It was the first hotel that I’ve heard of that had a place where remote control car enthusiasts could bring their rigs with them and put them through their paces. While this hobby seems like kid’s stuff there’s a lot more complex mechanics to this than meets the eye.
It was rather fortunate that some friends of mine nearby were hosting an RC party at their place. For me, it was a perfect time to bring my rig along and put it through its paces before heading to their place in Ortigas.
Arriving at the hotel and checking in at my room was easy enough. I booked online the week prior and settled in quickly enough. The hotel staff was helpful enough to direct me to my room so I could settle down without any trouble.
The One Bedroom Flat that I booked was rather simple in design, much like a condo apartment’s style. Either way, it also had a desk, which was more important. That way I could get to work on my RC machine without too much trouble. There was even an outlet in the room that I could use to charge its batteries.
After a moment’s rest, I brought my tools out and started dismantling and cleaning my RC. Lucky thing the room was comfortable enough and the aircon was set to a decent temperature so I could work in peace.
It was quite intriguing to hear that this hotel very site was where the Game of Drones was held in 2017. Because of that, I was excited to check the facility for myself.
While it took some time for me to locate the place, I was able to put my RC racer through its paces. It was satisfying to note that there was enough space for me to let my machine run around, turn, and maneuver throughout the area.
After a few hours, it was time for me to rest and get ready for tomorrow. But first, I decided to pick up food from the nearby grocery. I went with the room-only rates when I booked since I was only staying overnight, so I needed to get my own breakfast and dinner. Either way, at least a grocery was near the place so I didn’t mind.
Sleeping that night was pretty comfortable. I was worried that I might end up getting bed bugs or ticks because the place was supposed to be pet-friendly. Thankfully that wasn’t the case for me.
The next day, I was ready to leave. All my things were packed, my friends were on the way to pick me up, and my hotel bill was already paid.
While the room was simple in design, it had all the essentials I needed like a work desk, a shower, and decent air conditioning. This was good enough for an overnight stay as a pit stop of my own before heading to my real destination. I even got to tune up my own RC before the big race I had today too, so that’s a plus in my book.
The Cirque Serviced Residences is located in Circulo Verde, #70 Calle Industria, Brgy. Bagumbayan, Quezon City 1110, Philippines. For direct bookings, visit their official website.