The Deal: 2 days and 1 night stay at Chateau Royale with Free breakfast for 4 people.
I bought this deal at Cashcashpinoy last July 2011 and was able to use it only this February 2012. Actually, my booking schedule with them was moved 3 times already,luckily, they always say 'yes'. It was supposed to be my birthday treat to my barkada but unfortunately they were not able to join me. I went with my mom, sister and cousin to visit the place and of course use the coupon I bought.
It was weekday. Our check in time was 2pm in the afternoon but we came late and arrived at the place almost 4pm.
Upon arriving at the place, my first impression was 'cool' (forgive me for a crappy adjective). Maganda yung place pero di ganun ka-bongga. It looks clean and well maintained...I guess. Their clubhouse/reception area was grand, and the staff are accommodating. There is a wifi access on the area but I wasn't able to use it even I had my laptop with me, I'll tell you the reason later. I have to surrender my ID and gave Php 1,000.00 for deposit (it is refundable upon check out).
Our cabin was in 1004, and was a bit disappointed with it. First, the main door is hard to open, we were careful enough not to break its door knob or else we might ended up locked inside. Second, there is a distant smell in the room (seems it hasn't been used for a long time?). Third, the door of the toilet is same case with the main door. Fourth, the towels provided are not so clean (there's one towel that has a hole, good thing we always bring our own) and fifth, the log cabins are far away from the reception where the swimming pool area is near and this the reason why I didn't use the WIFI access anymore. Other than the five things mentioned, which for me were minor things, we settled with our log cabin. I'm here to have a precious bonding moment with these three people I'm with so I don't really mind.
|Log Cabin 1004|
|Queen size bed|
|Sofa and our things|
Since it's already past four, we decided to go swimming. I noticed that there are only few people in the place and mostly are Koreans. Maybe because it's only Friday and I heard in the reception that most people will come the day after, which is Saturday (they are fully booked during weekends).
|From a different perspective|
|Feels like we own the place :)|
|Yet another perspective|
After that, we ate our dinner in their Veranda Cafe since
They have also souvenir shop just in front of the Veranda Cafe which sells variety of items.
Since it is already late we headed in our cabin and decided to see the whole place tomorrow. The cabins are located where you can hear vehicles that passes by, this might be a problem if you are "mababaw matulog" person.
Came morning, we headed to the Veranda Cafe to take our free breakfast. They served fried rice with egg and you have to choose only one from fried bangus, longganisa, and hotdogs to go with your breakfast
(my mom and sister were able to chose one hotdog and one longganisa.). Their breakfast can be serve with coffee or orange/pineapple juice. After our breakfast, we tour the place. Below are the pictures I took.
|The way to their organic farm|
(This area needs to be taken care of)
|They also sell their harvested veggies|
We were not able to see their Orchidarium because my mom is already exhausted from walking the entire place. Malaki yung lugar kung tutuusin.
Will I go back here?: Yes, but I will go there only if there's another deal like this :) (talking about thriftiness). haha