One of the best features that Le Monet in Baguio has is it’s bathroom. There is no greater joy than to have a hotel room with a bathroom that is pristine and immaculately clean.
Fresh towels and assortment of hotel soaps, shampoos and body lotions are supplied. The bathroom consists of a sink, a shower stall with 2 different sets of shower heads, a toilet and an LCD television set (yes with cable).
Upon inspection, I have wondered why there is an LCD TV, usually you go to the bathroom do your business and try to get out as fast as possible. It seems that the TV is an impractical appliance inside the bathroom. There must be something in their bathroom that would make you linger and stay. And then there was this:
Let me begin by saying, it’s “automatic, systematic, hydroooomatic” – it’s Vovo the toilet.
This is an electronic toilet that should be placed high up there -way above apple’s iPhone. The photo above is the remote control to the toilet’s “non-touch interface”. This tech and user interface is way ahead of Johnny Ive’s Flat Apple IOs Icons. I have yet to see an icon that clearly represents “a posterior wash”, “feminine wash”, “enema” and “dry”. Base on your gender and need – you don’t have to read a manual to figure out what button to press. It’ is left as an exercise for the reader to determine what “oscillating”, “pulsating” and “rhythm” is. Trust me they’re all enjoyable.
Waking up at around 2:00 am in the “Baguio cold” and sitting on a cold toilet is not a great idea. This is a heated toilet seat. Vovo is a perfectly balanced temperature controlled seat – the chance of having a fried posterior and screaming in the wee hours of the morning is negligible.
About the wash, a special medal should be given to that sniper that hides inside the bowl. Depending on the instructions – you relay to it (via the remote) it does its business and hides. I searched high and low for Mr. Sniper and couldn’t find him. The level of marksmanship is really superb it hits the target sitting in your intestines. The projectile follows a curving path and bulls eye “Oorah”.
Sitting on this amazing toilet and being cleansed is the reason why they have that LCD panel. The bathroom at Le Monet-“Oorah”.