TOTAL NATURE TRIPPING AT VILLA ELMA, LUCBAN, QUEZON feat MT. BANAHAW & KAMAY NI HESUS

Last Friday the 13th of April, I traveled to a place so serene just three hours away from Metro Manila. It was the first time after a long while that I fell asleep to the sound of crickets Villa Elma Farm Resort and woke up to the sound of chirping birds.

Watch my latest vlog below. I will update this blog soon for more info and photos.

 

Same video is uploaded on my youtube channel for better viewing.

 

AQUA PLAY PARK | PALAWAN SHORELINE TURNS INTO MORE FUN!

When you get to bump, slip, slide, bounce and splash your way around to the timeless joy playing in the water park, you double the fun.

Manila, Philippines (March 2, 2018) – Cool off and have some fun! A brand new floating water park is ready for you to try along with its grand opening set for March 11, 2018 in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, is expected to attract huge interest from tourists and residents.

Turn your holidays into a splashing’ good time and have awesome fun at the beach! For a day of an exciting getaway and fantastic water fun, there’s no better place to be than at the Aqua Play Parks in Kamia Bay Resort. The enormous “floating playground” is managed by Kamia Bay Resort and developed by AquaPlayparks.com, a leading creator of the largest water parks especially designed for families, friends, beach-loving’ travellers and for just about anyone who wants a quick and satisfying leisurely break mixed with an enjoyable water adventure.

The long-awaited inflatable water park boasts of 5,000 of fine beach and a water park that can be readily enjoyed by both the kids and the kids-at-heart! Located within the Kamia Bay Resort in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, the aqua fun park is a series of inflatable slides, runways, jumping pillows and bouncers all connected together and floating in a large, clean and serene shoreline. It features swings, ramps, jumps, ladders, a trampoline, a slide, wiggle bridges, and so much more! There is a great variety of different shapes, sizes and functions, making the activity exciting and entertaining for everyone.

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Bring your energy! Aqua Play highlights include a thrilling giant 40-foot high Water Slide, Volleyball Trampoline, Human Launcher , Dolphin Slides, Donut Trampoline, Hamster Wheel, and Hotdog Swing for adults and kids to enjoy ! Created and designed by Peter Appleton, CEO and Owner, the new aqua-adventure water park can facilitate up to 150 people on the aqua park.

Adventure tourism is on the rise and water fun parks are sitting right up there with an open air attractions in which kids and families want to invest their time. Parents likewise adore the idea of the kids being outside burning energy and having fun instead of being stuck in front of the TV or playstation.

The Aqua Play parks will also serve as an easy and affordable alternative to the expensive exercise of skiing/wakeboarding/boating. All-time life guard and instructor ensure assistance and guidance for the guests.

Come and explore at the coolest outdoor fun for the whole family! Advance bookings for the new aqua fun park can be made at https://www.facebook.com/KamiaBayResort/ , or you may call or text Amika Travel and Tours at 0917-543-5770.

About AquaPlayparks.com:

AquaPlayparks.com is the largest manufacturer of inflatable water parks at the Pearl of the Orient Seas for a reason! Based in Philippines, the aqua fun park is managed by a group comprised of Canadian designers and unique inflatable makers since 1988 and are genuinely one of just a couple of pioneers in the inflatable leisure and amusement industry.

With the company’s immense industry experience, they have become the reckoned and largest manufacturers and exporter of supreme quality inflatable water slides that can be set into urban cities, shorelines (beaches) and resorts!

As one of the largest manufacturers of inflatable water parks backed up by state of the art engineering and dedicated team of technicians, AquaPlayparks.com represents considerable authority in the production and sales of aqua fun parks for all ages. Its unwavering commitment to safety and ethical business approach, and a reputation for making the most inventive and premium quality units accessible today, the raw materials and assembling innovation applied on its products and accessories are entirely consenting to the standards of America and the EU.

The company’s administration standards are top-notch products with competitive price, considerable service and having the speediest and most efficient response, thus overall achieved height of success and wide clientele all around. Abide by the above standards, the company blasted its business quickly and has been recognized by its purchasers around the world since the establishment. The business is growing, and the company has awesome potential!

More information about Aqua Play Parks is available at www.aquaplayparks.com
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The opinions, representations and statements made within this press release are those of the author and not of http://www.joelandrada.com as a whole. Any copyright remains with the author and any liability with regard to infringement of intellectual property rights remain with them. This blog site accepts no liability for any errors, omissions or representations.

HAVE A “WOW WEDNESDAY” | DINE OUT WITH 50% OFF ALL DAY THIS APRIL 18!

EAT OR EEK? EAT!

Hungry? Download the Eatigo App now and enjoy 50% all day at your favorite restaurants like Barcino, Dillingers 1903, Alta at Ascott BGC, Gelatofix, Vengo and so many more. Check out the app now.

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To all food lovers out there, this is not a drill! No need to blow your budget to enjoy sumptuous, mouth-watering dishes as the newest, revolutionary dining app brings you WOW Wednesday! Starting this summer, Eatigo offers you 50% discounts ALL DAY at your favorite restaurants one Wednesday of each month.

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Dine at 50% off at the metro’s best-selling dining places:

  • Barcino, the home of authentic Spanish cuisines;
  • Dillingers 1903, where steaks and pasta reign supreme;
  • Alta at Ascott BGC, an American and Italian restaurant helmed by world-famous Chef Margarita Fores;
  • Gelatofix, a lifestyle café specializing on a spectrum of dishes that complement their vast gelato flavors; and,
  • Vengo, where you can find the marriage of a taqueria and coffee shop in one shop

The impressive list of brands goes on! Check it out on the dedicated WOW Wednesday panel on the Eatigo app.

WOW Wednesday will certainly give you something to beat that midweek slump! WOW Wednesday kicks off this month on April 18.  But seats can be reserved as early as 12 midnight of April 16!

So hurry up! Download the Eatigo App now, browse and take your pick from the participating restaurants and experience half-price treats on your eats with Eatigo’s WOW Wednesday! Also make sure to keep tabs of  Eatigo’s Facebook page so you don’t miss out on the next schedules of WOW Wednesday!

About Eatigo

Founded in 2013, Eatigo’s mission is to connect empty tables with empty stomachs by offering time-based discounts of up to 50% every day at all of its participating restaurants through its online website and mobile applications. Having seated over 5 million diners at more than 2,000 venues across the region, eatigo is the leading online reservations platform for restaurants in Asia, downloaded by more than 1.5 million users. Backed by TripAdvisor with total up to date funding of US$15.5 million, eatigo is available in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India & Manila and is looking to expand to more countries. Users can choose to dine anywhere, from upscale hotels to popular food chains, and enjoy the same discounts with no strings attached, while restaurants get to fill their empty seats during off-peak hours.

The opinions, representations and statements made within this press release are those of the author and not of  http://www.joelandrada.com as a whole. Any copyright remains with the author and any liability with regard to infringement of intellectual property rights remain with them. This blog site accepts no liability for any errors, omissions or representations.

AI-POWERED VIVO V9 SURPASSES 18,000 PRE-ORDERS AHEAD OF NATIONWIDE LAUNCH

Vivo’s newest flagship smartphone, the V9, was yet to be released in authorized stores nationwide, but it had already exceeded pre-order expectations.

As of April 5, the Vivo V9 has received over 18,000 pre-orders. The pre-orders started on March 26 after it unveiled the V9 to the press in a summer-themed launch at the City of Dreams Manila on March 22. See previous post here.

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Due to the unprecedented success of the Vivo V9, additional units will be coming soon to accommodate the growing interest in Vivo’s new flagship unit. Vivo is very grateful to its loyal followers for the continued support. The global smartphone brand assures its fans that it will keep on pushing its boundaries to introduce consumer-friendly revolutions.

The Vivo V9 gets over 18,000 pre-orders nationwide in less than two weeks.

Known for its cutting-edge and innovative technologies, Vivo is one of the most respected smartphones in the industry. And, it continued to break limits with the release of the Vivo V9. The newest flagship smartphone has elevated its selfie expertise by seamlessly integrating artificial intelligence technology with the 24-megapixel front camera.

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The Vivo V9 also features an improved AI Face Beauty technology and over 40 built-in AR Stickers to make taking selfies more fun. The smartphone also has a 6.3-inch FullView™ Display for an unparalleled viewing experience with a 90% screen-to-body ratio.

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Vivo is looking a brighter 2018 ahead as it is the official smartphone of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.

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Vivo’s newest flagship smartphone may be filled with features that will make jaws drop, but it did so without sacrificing design. The V9 is a sleek, polished smartphone that comes in Pearl Black and Gold.

For Vivo V9’s highlighted product specifications, click here.

Head to an authorized Vivo shop near you to get experience Vivo V9’s Perfect View, Perfect Shot.

Vivo will begin selling its latest flagship smartphone, the V9, at all authorized stores nationwide on Friday, April 6. The Vivo V9 retails at Php17,990.

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Check out Vivo’s official YouTube page here for more information.

About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their FacebookInstagram, and Twitter accounts.

The opinions, representations and statements made within this press release are those of the author and not of  http://www.joelandrada.com as a whole. Any copyright remains with the author and any liability with regard to infringement of intellectual property rights remain with them. This blog site accepts no liability for any errors, omissions or representations.

BORACAY CLOSURE TRAVEL ADVISORIES FROM PAL, CEBU PAC & AIR ASIA

Last April 4, President Rodrigo Duterte approved the proposal to close down the country’s top tourist destination Boracay for six months starting on April 26, 2018 to allow the island’s rehabilitation. The recommendation came from an interagency task force from the Departments of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Tourism (DOT) and Interior and Local Government (DILG).

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Boracay, the country’s top tourist destination, will close down for six months starting on April 26, 2018 to allow the island’s rehabilitation

So where does this leave travelers who have already booked their flights to Boracay, specifically Caticlan and Kalibo, within the shutdown period? I have compiled below the travel advisories from the country’s three major airlines for ease of reference:

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Philippine Airlines Travel Advisory

Options available to affected passengers going to Kalibo and Caticlan:

  • Rebook
  • Reroute
  • Refund with penalties and charges waived

“Passengers of the affected Kalibo and Caticlan flights have the option to rebook / reroute / refund with penalties and charges waived. Rerouting options cover both domestic and international routes. Passengers may contact PAL Hotline ((+632) (02) 855 – 8888, log on to www.philippineairlines.com or visit the nearest PAL ticketing office or partner travel agent for the rebooking/ rerouting/ refunding of their tickets.”

Philippine Airlines will scale down its services to Caticlan and Kalibo airports for six months and scale up flights to other Philippine tourist destinations.

Click here for the full advisory from Philippine Airlines.

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Cebu Pacific Travel Advisory

Options available to affected passengers going to Kalibo and Caticlan:

  • Rebook, subject to seat availability
  • Reroute to any domestic destination, subject to seat availability
  • Refund
  • Place full value of ticket in a travel fund for future use

For rebooking or refund, visit www.cebupacificair.com and go to “Manage Booking” section.

GetGo members who redeemed flights during the period covered by the flight suspension may avail of the following options:

  • Rebook up to 30 days from original travel date, subject to seat availability
  • Reroute to any domestic destination within 30 days from original travel date, subject to seat availability.
  • Credit back points to member’s GetGo account by calling +632 714 3846″

“Guests who booked through a travel agent or any other third party are encouraged to provide us with their own contact details so they are directly advised about any flight changes.”

“For any other concerns, passengers may also message the official Cebu Pacific Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cebupacificair) or Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) accounts. They may also try the CEB hotline at +632 702 0888, however due to the heavy volume of calls, the fastest way to rebook or refund affected flights is via the ”Manage Booking” section in the Cebu Pacific website.”

Cebu Pacific will cancel flights to and from Caticlan and Kalibo, in Aklan from April 26 to October 27, 2018.

Click here for the full travel advisory from Cebu Pacific.

Air Asia Boracay Travel Advisory

Air Asia Travel Advisory 

Options available to affected passengers going to Kalibo and Caticlan:

  • Change destination, on any flights operated by AirAsia Philippines (carrier code Z2) for the same country pair within 30 days of the original travel date at no extra cost, subject to seat availability and government mandated taxes. Fare difference shall apply for international flights operated by other AirAsia Group carriers and changes to travel date beyond 30 calendar days
  • Move flight date: Change to a new travel date on the same route without additional cost, subject to seat availability
  • Credit account: Retain the value of fare in your AirAsia BIG Loyalty account for future travel with AirAsia. The online credit account is valid for booking within 180 calendar days from the date of issue
  • Full refund: Obtain a full refund to your original payment method for the amount equivalent to your booking.

To move flight date / change destination / credit account, fill in an e-Form available on support.airasia.com and do the following:

  1. Click on the Email Us tab on the right panel
  2. Select Enquiry/Request under Type of Feedback
  3. Select Booking under Sub Category 1
  4. Select Boracay Closure for Sub Category 2
  5. Type in your option under Subject: “Boracay – Move Flight” OR ”Boracay – Change
  6. Destination” OR “Boracay – Credit Account”
  7. Complete the remaining form fields and click Submit to proceed
  • For move flight, provide new flight details (date and time) and passenger name(s)
  • For change of destination, provide new destination, flight details (date and time) and passenger(s)
  • For credit account, provide your AirAsia BIG Loyalty member ID

To get full refund, fill in an e-Form available on support.airasia.com and do the following:

  1. Click on the Email Us tab on the right panel
  2. Select Refund under Type of Feedback
  3. Select Flight Cancellation under Sub Category 1
  4. Type in Subject field: “Boracay – Refund”
  5. Complete the remaining form fields and click Submit to proceed

Click here for the full travel advisory from Air Asia.

Good luck!

Do subscribe to www.joelandrada.com or follow me on Facebook (click here) for more travel and lifestyle updates. Signing out for now. Peace!

Throwback: Boracay 2007

Joel Jaws Andrada, Boracay, September 2007
Boracay, September 2007

 

PORTO LAIYA | SEASIDE LUXURY LIVING

Me with fellow male blogger friends doing a tableau by the beach
Me with fellow male blogger friends doing a tableau by the beach of Porto Laiya in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas

Last month, I got to spend a day with blogger friends in Porto Laiya, another prestige project from the developer of Mount Malaraya Golf & Country Club– considered as one of the top golf courses in the world. Porto Laiya is a private residential and beach resort community in Brgy. Ibabao, Laiya, San Juan, Batangas.

Below is a video clip that I prepared and posted on my Facebook Page featuring Porto Laiya:

For high definition, view this Youtube post:

The pick-up time was six am on a weekday in McDonald’s EDSA-Buendia branch in Makati City. I live in Cubao and for me to make it on time, I needed to be on the road by 5 AM to avoid the rush hour traffic to the Central Business District of Metro Manila. I have not had any proper sleep after long hours of editing a number of video projects and was feeling under the weather.

At 5 AM, I was still in bed and messaged my blogger friend Erica Poyauan of www.thegirlwiththemujihat.com if she was already on her way. She said she was having second thoughts because she, too, was feeling sick. We checked online again to find out more about Porto Laiya. In no time, I was in the shower preparing for another day of swimming, snorkeling and basking in the sun! Erica and I agreed that we should just go and enjoy! By six in the morning, I was already drinking coffee and had just finished my Sausage McMuffin in McDonald’s EDSA-Buendia branch while Erica… well… was nowhere in sight. She was still on her way, stuck in a horrendous traffic somewhere. She made it in the nick of time nonetheless.

By 7:30-ish in the morning, I was already inside the Active Group‘s van plying EDSA with the other bloggers and real estate agents. I rode shotgun with my backpack of equipment and drone. Hence, I pretty much was quiet and slept through the whole three-hour or so road trip.

The Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (also known as the STAR Tollway and CALABARZON Expressway)
The Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (also known as the STAR Tollway and CALABARZON Expressway)
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Porto Laiya Road Sign- STAR Tollway Ibaan Exit

It was a smooth and easy ride to Batangas. As we rolled towards Porto Laiya, I could not help my excitement to build up because of the Porto Laiya road signs that darted the road side starting from the STAR Tollway Ibaan Exit up to Porto Laiya’s Main Gate.

Porto Laiya is a 37-hectare piece of land comprised of commercial and residential lots.
Lot sizes range from 264 sqm to 508 sqm. The Phase I residential development of Porto Laiya has a total of 359 lots with sizes ranging from 240 sqm to 478 sqm. Phase II has 304 lots with sizes ranging from 214 to 703 sqm.
Lot prices range from Php 8,400 per sqm to Php 15,000 per sqm. The last remaining commercial/residential lot is 1, 354 sqm at Php 15,000 per sqm. Prices may change without prior notice.

Features and Amenities:

  • Landscape entrance gate with guardhouse
  • Concrete roads and gutters
  • Underground drainage system
  • Water tank and water distribution system
  • Electric post and power distribution
  • Basketball Court
  • Multi-Purpose Hall
  • 400 Meters Beach front

If you want to invest in a commercial beachfront property or want to enjoy the best of seaside living by being a residential subdivision owner, contact Marisse Tabor at +63-915-332-3193 and tell her you came across my blog. Marisse is a Licensed Real Estate Broker and she is willing and able to help you with your inquiries.

Upon arrival at the guardhouse, I could not help but be amazed by the Filipino-inspired contemporary international design of the property. I was in awe more so when we reached Tamarind Cove to register. Tamarind Cove is a privately-held club inside Porto Laiya.

Tamarind Cove, Porto Laiya
Tamarind Cove, Porto Laiya
Me at the Tamarind Cove in Porto Laiya
Me at the Tamarind Cove in Porto Laiya
Me having my peace and quiet in one of the huts in Tamarind Cove, Porto Laiya, Laiya, San Juan, Batangas
Huts by the beach in Tamarind Cove, Porto Laiya
Huts in Tamarind Cove, Porto Laiya

After lunch, it was time to enjoy the sun, sand and sea. We put on our swimming attires and went beachcombing for some Instagram shots.

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Porto Laiya has a 400-meter long beach
Porto Laiya has a 400-meter long beach.

And then it was time to go out into the sea for snorkeling. Off the beach of Porto Laiya is a coral sanctuary. How convenient is that for Porto Laiya residents?

In no time, everyone got on the bamboo raft except me. I needed to fly my drone and take some aerial footage for my vlog. By the time I was done, my friends were already at sea. The daredevil in me said, “I cannot not be on that raft and miss seeing the corals of Laiya!” So I gathered all my strength, grabbed my action camera, put on my goggles, and swam towards the boat. Halfway, I looked into the horizon and saw the still small image of the boat and my friends. With the strong current, I thought I would not be able to make it. The boat was just too far. I looked back at the beach and did some mental calculations. If I go back, I would still swim the same distance, be dead tired and would spend the whole afternoon regretting not being able to see the Laiya reefs teaming with marine life. Darn, I would rather be tired and happy than be tired and sad. So for dear life, I paddled and swam. From a distance, I could already hear my friends cheering me on. It felt like I was in a swimming competition. LOL. “Oh goodness, my mom would kill me”, I thought. Thanks to my fellow blogger, Bette Medina for recording the whole thing on video. 

Upon reaching the boat, my friends were ecstatic. Erica was so nervous and even thought that I could not make it. I, myself, could not believe that I made it. LOL. Surprisingly, I did not feel exhausted at all after that dash of a swim. Thanks to the adrenaline rush. We wasted no time and spent the rest of the afternoon at sea communing with nature.

Me and Erica at sea.
Me goofing around with Gus
Erica striking a pose
Stolen shot of me looking far into the horizon
Erica pa-cute

After snorkeling, we went for a quick dip in the Infinity Pool of the Tamarind Cove for some more Instagram shots.

Me and Erica in the Infinity Pool of Tamarind Cove, Porto Laiya

I am glad I pushed through with visiting Porto Laiya. Aside from getting to see this wonder of a place and getting to enjoy its amenities, I was able to meet new blogger friends and reunite with old ones.

Porto Laiya, Laiya, San Juan, Batangas
Porto Laiya, Laiya, San Juan, Batangas

Contact Marisse if you want to have a quick visit to Porto Laiya. You may also visit Porto Laiya’s Facebook Page here.

For information about the activities and rates in Tamarind Cove, click Erica’s blog here.

Signing out for now. Peace!

Me in the sun in Porto Laiya, San Juan, Batangas
Remember to wear sunscreen before going in the sun. Reapply every two hours or after swimming.

GARV’S BOUTIQUE HOTEL | AFFORDABLE DECENT NO-FRILLS ACCOMMODATION

Are you looking for a hotel for your short stay in Metro Manila? Are you looking for a decent, clean and affordable hotel that is near Makati or Ortigas Business District? You might want to check out GARV’S Boutique Hotel along Boni Avenue in Mandaluyong City.

GARV'S Boutique Hotel is located along Boni Avenue in Mandaluyong City
GARV’S Boutique Hotel is located along Boni Avenue in Mandaluyong City

GARV’S Boutique Hotel is located in front of the Mandaluyong Medical Center.

GARV'S Boutique Hotel is located in front of the Mandaluyong Medical Center.
GARV’S Boutique Hotel is located in front of the Mandaluyong Medical Center.

GARV’S Boutique Hotel offers no-frills accommodation that is perfect for your short business trips to Metro Manila. It is also great for backpackers who are looking for halfway stay during their stopover in Metro Manila before heading to their final destinations.

GARV’S Boutique Hotel has a modern industrial minimalist design. The combination of white and gray with a touch of green gives a tranquil and simple yet sophisticated atmosphere.

 

Garv's Boutique Hotel offers no frills accommodation at reasonable prices.
Garv’s Boutique Hotel offers no-frills accommodation at reasonable prices.

GARV’S Boutique Hotel has twelve (12) rooms. Below are their room rates:

GARV'S Boutique Hotel Room Rates
GARV’S Boutique Hotel Room Rates

A promo rate of Php 1,199 nett per night for a Deluxe Standard Room is ongoing until April 30, 2018. For bookings, call +632-637-8839 or email garvsboutiquehotel@gmail.com. They also have a Facebook Page and an Instagram account.

I stayed in a Deluxe Standard Room with a queen size bed. The room smelled clean. Air conditioning was great. The sheets and towels were fresh. The toilet was spotless and a Guest Kit was provided compliments of the hotel.

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GARV’S Boutique Hotel Guest Kit contains a small bar of soap, a sachet of shampoo and conditioner, a tube of toothpaste and a toothbrush.

In case you need extra, you can purchase one for Php 50.00 or you can visit Watsons Health and Beauty Store which is right next to Chowking.

Me blogging while watching a Filipino movie airing on ABS CBN TV Plus
Me blogging while watching a Filipino movie airing on ABS CBN TV Plus

The room has free wifi, a landline and a flat TV with ABS CBN TV Plus. Also, I got to fly my drone on the roof deck which to me is perfect for small gatherings.

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Me flying my drone on GARV’S Boutique Hotel’s roof deck

Below is a short video clip that I prepared and posted on my Facebook Page featuring GARV’S Boutique Hotel.

To watch in high definition, view the Youtube post below:

The hotel does not have room service and a cafe. However, there are nearby restaurants to choose from.

  • Chowking- Chinese/ Filipino Fast Food, open 24 hours
  • Jollibee- Fast Food with Filipino Flavors, open from 6 AM to 11 PM
  • Greenwich- Pizza Restaurant, open from 7 AM to 10 PM
  • R&J Bulalohan- Filipino Restaurant, open 24 hours
  • Nerry’s Grill- Restaurant, open from 12 AM to 11:30 PM
  • Cusina Negrense- Filipino Restaurant, open from 11AM to 11PM
  • Jelly Belly’s Restaurant- open from 8 AM to 12 AM
Chowking, open 24 hours, is located across GARV's Boutique Hotel
Chowking, open 24 hours, is located across GARV’s Boutique Hotel

Or, you can ride a public utility jeepney to Forum Robinsons Mall located at No. 30 EDSA corner Pioneer St., Mandaluyong City, open daily from 10 AM to 9 PM. Fare is Php 8.00.

GARV'S Boutique Hotel has accommodating and attentive staff
GARV’S Boutique Hotel has accommodating and attentive staff

Moreover, GARV’S Boutique Hotel also offers dorm accommodation for long-staying guests at Php 2,500 per person per month.

 

By the way, there is a spa on the ground floor. I did not get to try it but will do on my next staycation at GARV’S Boutique Hotel.

Banahaw Heals Spa
Banahaw Heals Spa is located on the ground floor, next to the Reception Area, of the GARV’S Boutique Hotel (Photo taken from Banahaw Heals Spa- Boni Avenue Facebook Page)

So the next time you visit Metro Manila, try GARV’S Boutique Hotel. Signing out for now. Peace!