It’s been almost 4 years since I last set foot in NAIA Terminal 1. My previous experiences in this terminal have not been so good – from its dilapidated surroundings, long inefficient queues and chaotic baggage claim area. For my recent flight to Osaka, I am so happy that I was able to avail free Miascor Lounge access in NAIA Terminal 1… [Read more...]
I’ve been wanting to blog about my stay in Sofitel Manila for a while but I was unable to do so due to my busy schedule in the past few months. So today, my blog marathon begins taking advantage of the holidays before the year 2012 ends.
Sofitel Manila Philippine Plaza Room Rate
For the past 3 years, we have always stayed in Sofitel Manila for our annual… [Read more...]
It was a last minute decision when we decided to book for a room in Microtel Mall of Asia. If you know me well, I am quite picky with hotels and restaurants. 🙂 Staying in Microtel Mall of Asia never crossed my mind not until the time we had to go to SM Mall of Asia Arena to watch Cirque de Soleil. To avoid the heavy traffic congestion expected after the show,… [Read more...]
The room service in Shangri-la Mactan is lovely and prompt! Service is right on the dot especially if you are in a hurry to join some resort activities. Serving size is very generous and price is value for money! Club sandwich is really good and filling. Two thumbs up from asiatravelbug! =D
Wanton Noodles with Barbequed Pork – P375++ (USD8.50++)… [Read more...]
We got 4 complimentary cocktail vouchers in Waves Bar due to a slight delay in our check-in. A golf cart whisked us to the bar from the main hotel saving us a long walk. The ambiance of the bar is cool and cozy, perfect for lounging with friends. We sat in the tables facing the beach and the sound of the waves are very relaxing. Overall, a nice fancy bar experience… [Read more...]
Tides is extremely well known for breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet in Cebu. On our second night in Shangri-la Mactan, we decided to have dinner in Tides Restaurant and ordered a la carte. The meat of the crispy pata is so tender and skin is so crispy. No wonder this is their best seller!
Just like Tea of Spring, dining in Tides is bang for the buck. We ended… [Read more...]
This chinese restaurant across Tides is unbelievably value for money. The menu of Tea of Spring is not as exquisite as Shang Palace in Makati Shangri-la, but you will be getting more than your money’s worth. The taste of food is about average, nothing to talk at home about, but service is fantastic as usual. We were shocked when we received… [Read more...]
I wouldn’t deny that Tides in Shangri-la Mactan serves the best breakfast buffet in town with multiple live cooking stations. However, if you want to escape the breakfast crowd and would want to dine with a view, you should try Acqua restaurant in the resort’s Ocean Wing.
Our experience with Acqua didn’t start well as we were made… [Read more...]
The schools of fish by the beach shore are the spoiled pets of Shangri-la Mactan resort. Just like a dog waiting for his treat, these fish go crazy at the sight of bread. Make sure to bring bread when you go to Shangri-la Mactan, not for you but for the fish! I started shooting photos while feeding the fish not knowing what how the photos would look like.… [Read more...]
It’s been 2 weeks since I came back from Shangri-la Mactan resort and I am still dreaming of the beach and the wonderful marine life. I love the beach of Shangri-la Mactan, very cozy, just the right size and with white powdery sand. I have to warn you though that some part of the beach is a bit rocky, but don’t worry, the resort provides beach… [Read more...]