Hotels and Resorts

FIRST LOOK | Cebu Safari & Adventure Park – The Philippines’ Biggest Zoo

Posted on January 9, 2018

Travel Advisory: Cebu Safari & Adventure Park is scheduled to officially open in the first quarter of 2018. Group previews (PHP 800 / USD 16 per person, inclusive of buffet lunch)  may be arranged for those wishing to see the park before it opens to the general public. For inquiries, email rrraagas@cebusafari.ph.  For the latest updates, check out the official Facebook page.  Here’s a sneak preview of what to expect when visiting this new attraction! One of the country’s most-anticipated new attractionsRead More

Pacific Star Resort & Spa: A Filipino Favorite at Tumon Bay, Guam

Posted on January 4, 2018

Tourist activity on Guam – a US-occupied island in the Pacific – centers around Tumon Bay, a natural harbor with turquoise waters, bordered by white-sand beach and shallows. It’s only five-minutes’ drive from the international airport, so one can enjoy sea, sand and sun right after touching down in Guam.  One of the most sought-after beach hotels along this stretch is Pacific Star Resort & Spa, located along the southern side of the bay. The 357-room hotel has long beenRead More

Garden Orchid Hotel: A Classy Choice in Zamboanga City

Posted on December 25, 2017

Established in 1993, Garden Orchid Hotel is one of the landmark hotels in Zamboanga City. I was billeted in this four-star hotel by the city tourism during the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival. Through the years, the hotel has expanded. Now it consists of a main hotel building and much newer annex building, both structures sandwiching a garden and swimming pool. It’s the biggest hotel in the city with 205 rooms! More than its size, what stood out for me with thisRead More

Injap Tower Hotel: Stay on Top at Iloilo City’s Tallest

Posted on December 19, 2017

Rising 21 storeys above Iloilo City’s Diversion Rd, it’s hard to miss Injap Tower Hotel. As a matter of fact, it’s the tallest building in the city (for now), let alone the entire region of Western Visayas. One of the best things about this midrange hotel is its convenient location along the highway connecting Iloilo City Proper and Jaro. It stands right across SM City Iloilo, accessed by a pedestrian bridge. The SM Traveller’s Lounge, located near the end of theRead More

Urban Sands: A Resort-Style Oasis in the Heart of Iloilo City

Posted on September 30, 2017

The moment you step into Urban Sands Hotel in Iloilo City, you’re completely transported away from the buzzing city to – as its name suggests – a beach resort somewhere in Boracay or Cebu. You’ll quickly forget that you’re in the heart of Molo, the historic district known for its beautiful church, town plaza and mansions (all of these just a few minutes walk from the hotel), as well as being the place of origin for the dumpling soup, pansitRead More

Seda Atria Hotel: The Cosmopolitan Face of Iloilo City

Posted on September 29, 2017

In recent years, Iloilo City has been enjoying a renaissance of sorts: its heritage buildings are being restored, the Iloilo River revitalized with an esplanade, and new commercial districts are on the rise. It’s the reason why the city beckons me back time and again. I always look forward to what the progressive city has offer on every visit. It could very well rival Cebu City in the Visayas region sooner than later. My Premier Room overlooks the Donato PisonRead More