Saturday, August 11, 2012

Rainy Day Quickie (ayiii!)

Yeah. I know what you're thinking. But this is definitely not about it (well.. it can lead to that. hahaha!) I should've published this a bit earlier before habagat came. Ang bongga ng habagat na yan ha. Naisip ko nga gawing status to e "Akala ko pa naman iba ka sa kanila.. na ikaw ang tagapagligtas ko.. na ikaw ang dahilan kaya ginusto ko pang mabuhay muli.. pero nagkamali ako.. sana hinayaan mo na lang akong malunod." - Baboy. Nagkakagulo ang mga kapitbahay namin kaka-abang (sagip-kapamilya?! hahaha!) Joke. Late na ko nakapag facebook kaka-akyat baba ng computer. Pagoda Tragedy. Kaya dito ko na lang ish-share. Hindi ako pinatulog hanggat hindi ko nasusulat e. hahahah!

Anyway, let's go back to the main event. A month ago, someone on PTB group asked what to do this rainy season. I can't think of any at first. But the thread goes a long way. Sha! kayo na ang punong puno ng idea. lol! Ang bitter? 

I rarely read featured resorts in Laguna these days. When I was a kid, hindi kumpleto ang bakasyon ko pag walang Pansol e. Iniisa isa ng relatives ko lahat ng bahay dun. Basta may pool gora kami. hihihi! Parang ang tagal hindi nakaligo. I may not be a good swimmer but I love to swim even during rainy days. It may not be the best place to be, but hey, who wouldn't feel better on a hotspring.

I can recommend two decent resorts. One is Rockpoint Hotel and the other one is 88 Hotspring resort. I've been to Rockpoint two months ago and I find it cheap than the latter. It can be found in Alamat Road, Maria Makiling Hotspring Village, Pansol, Calamba, Laguna. I just googled what's on top of the rank and tripadvisor gave this. Amazing!


Reservation was a breeze... I realized later on. Unlike the usual hotel wherein you need to deposit only 50% of the total amount, Rockpoint will ask for the whole amount. At least less hassle when I get there. Pwede na.

Front Desk
The place is quiet and clean. There were no other guests when we arrived. Maybe because it was a Sunday then. The room is spacious and it gives a feels-like-home vibe. It has Cable TV. Aircon is working fine. Oh the Wi-Fi? Just perfect. Wala kaming kaagaw e. hihihi! Check it out.

All rooms have bath tub. Some even have jacuzzi. Private. Intimate. Hot. Chos!

Dining? It's nice in the picture but the smell doesn't seem right. Allergic talaga ang ilong ko. hahaha! Might as well request your breakfast to be served in your room. Thumbs up for the food though. Garlic Cream Pasta and Sisig made me drool to death.

Honestly, the pool where we swam was not that inviting. The water temperature is obviously warm but I found myself heading to the room after an hour. I won't encourage you to stay on the water for a long time. Sasakit ulo mo sa init. But they have on going renovations, it may add charm in the future. Don't expect a huge pool. Just right.

Here are the list of amenities you might enjoy when you get there..

It cost me 1950.00 for a one night stay. The room is a standard one with matrimonial queen bed. It also includes American Breakfast for two.

The other resort I would recommend is 88 Hotspring Resort that can be found in National Highway, Bagong Kalsada, Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines. Check out my review the last time I visit here. It was awarded the most outstanding resort in Laguna way back 2007. In terms of beautiful landscape, cleanliness, and elegance... I tell you they deserve it. Take a look.

They have a huge variety of hot spring pools. 10 outdoor pools to be exact. Nuknukan ng dami ng choices. From kids to adult.. Warm to extremely hot.. they have it all. Mamimiss mo talaga ang tap water sa bahay niyo. hahaha!

As a bonus, you won't feel you're in the Philippines. Korean nationals are dominant here. Korean ang owner e. Anyonghasseyo! (Kung ano ang sayo! hihihi!)

It's really pricey for me. The cheapest room for two would cost you P 2,500 and it only includes a matrimonial bed, aircon and a shared bathroom. But wait, don't be discouraged. Since Laguna is just an hour away from the Metro and you just want to experience it on a day tour, they are offering it at a price of 500.00 each. Not bad isn't it? Food and beverages are not allowed though but you can sneak in. I did. hihihi! Masarap ang bawal... wag lang magpapahuliiih!

Next week I'll be on the road again. I miss my tambayan, NAIA terminal 3. Charot! hahahah! This will be different since it's a company outing and I'll be with my closest offcemates. I (ehem!) organized it. For now, pagtiyagaan nyo muna to ha. Tagal kong walang lakad e. Dayukdok mode.