Hotels and Resorts

inchantreedoopool: A Chic Boutique Hotel Near River Kwai Bridge in Kanchanaburi

Posted on June 8, 2018

Its name may be a mouthful, but this designer hotel in Kanchanaburi, Thailand will leave you speechless. inchantreedoopool is conveniently located a short walk away from the city’s most famous landmarks, the JEATH War Museum and River Kwai Bridge popularized by the French historical fiction novel adapted into an Oscar-winning Hollywood movie. The passion project of its architect owner, this 18-room boutique hotel showcases a minimalist “contemporary-vintage” design that exudes rustic warmth with its use of unfinished concrete, brick, and, most ingeniously,Read More

Cebu Parklane International Hotel: A Haven of Cebuano Cuisine & Hospitality

Posted on June 6, 2018

Located at a busy intersection near Cebu Business Park, Cebu Parklane International Hotel may be right in the middle of the action, but a convenient location isn’t only the thing that’s happening for this locally-owned hotel designed for both business and leisure travelers. While it has the polished look of a contemporary world-class hotel, what I really liked about this midrange hotel is how the interiors reflect Cebuano heritage and culture, as seen in the lobby diorama and murals of famousRead More

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