Saturday, May 22, 2010

Club Balai Isabel Talisay, Batangas



I was a little dubious about going to Club Balai Isabel after reading some bad reviews about the poorly maintained rooms, stinky toilets and the crawling/flying insects all over the place. I had already paid for the reservation fee so off we went to check out the place. We were lucky to have a clean and tidy room furnished with a TV, small refrigerator, microwave, electric kettle and AC. Complimentary bottled water and coffee were provided. We paid Php 8,217 for an overnight stay inclusive of breakfast. I liked our room but overall, I was a bit disappointed with our stay as the resort did not meet my expectations. The food quality was not great. I ordered Halo halo in coconut shell and it was watery. I thought it was halo-halo juice. lol! Our main purpose was to check out the Mobideep ( floating pools) but I got frustrated upon seeing it. I thought it would look really nice like in the picture posted on their website but I was totally wrong. The guard told us the mobideep was destroyed by typhoon Ondoy and it has just been rebuilt. It is supposed to be a cluster of linked floating pools but there are only 2 at the moment. They were charging us Php250/ pax in order for us to use the mobideep. We just opted to go swimming into their not so infinity pool. The floating pools only look good in the pics I took but in an up close view, the mobideep looks so so. Sorry to say but I was not impressed. But what I loved about the place were the lush greenery and the stunning view of Taal Lake and volcano. Anyway, I had fun photographing my little niece Ykaie which I will post next time.






We stayed on the second floor of this Villa ( Ylang Ylang Villa)




Our room contains 3 queen sized beds








The trees and the reclining beach loungers are a huge distraction to the infinity effect of the pool specially when people start sitting on the loungers











Mobideep











My cousin




Jump shot












19 comments:

bluedreamer27 said...

ay ang cute naman nyn ate... haha pahabol ngayon magtatapos na ang summer.. yikes at malapit na ang pasukan so dapat magenjoy talaga sila ng husto.. Cheers
Good Eve ate!

ppp said...

so yun pala ang nangyari dyan sa balai? turn off ka sa mga nakita mo ng personal, sabi nga nila di mo malalaman ang totoo kung di mo masusubukan di ba kaya ayan nalaman mo na ang totoo sa kanila.

♥peachkins♥ said...

Hay, at nagbulalas ka din ng sama ng loob mo..hahahaha

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Anney said...

Tumpak kuya ppp and sis peach!waaaaaaaaaa!! I need another summer getaway!! But summer will be over in a few days waaaaaaaa!!! Let's go to Maldives!!

nadine said...

waa dinaan sa advertisements? well anw para namang ok sa pics ate ah. hehe anw, hope u enjoyed!

Khim said...

looks you having fun...at ang ganda nang place clean ....not crowded...

have a good week ahead..

Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

The rule of the thumb is never believe any information released by the company who is selling their products and services. They have the tendency to remove all the negative comments.

But, I guess they are working hard to answer the complaints posted by other reviewers.

But still, the place looks cool. Mukhang nag enjoy ka kahit papaano.

^_^

kUrDyCk said...

... haluoW !! NKAKAloKA ang ganda ng pic ni santa nongnang !!

ur_gurLNxtdOor said...

wow! nice view..ang ganda ng place and ang taas ng jumpshot mo ha? ^_^

Rossel said...

wow ang ganda ganda ng place pero mukhang mahal din...ehehe. kamusta ka na?

eden said...

Ganda ng place with nice views but medyo mahal lang..hehehe. Btw, ganyan din kami very particular sa room, service and foods. Charge to experience nalang and thanks for posting this to let everyone aware about this Resort.

kcatwoman said...

wow the pool and the design of the resort looks awesome according to your photos. i hope you still kinda enjoyed your vacation though it didnt meet the expectations. at least this was an added tourism commercial on their part but thanks for "warning" us.

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Alice Law said...

It's heaven my dear! Love the interior of the villa, and your lovely kids' photos!

Mommy Liz said...

Mukhang maganda naman ang place, siguro sa picture lang,b aka di ganon ka appeal sa personal noh?

angelaze said...

I wanted to go there pero mukhang natakot ako sa blog mo. hehehe. Is it really that bad?

Clarissa said...

Meron talagang ganyan na resort noh iba ang presentation sa website nila but then pagpunta nyo dun,disappointing pala ang place and service.At least meron kang review sa kanila to let other people know about their not so impressive resort.

Anonymous said...

Mahina ang tubig sa Balai Isabel. Wala man lang water tank para maabot ng tubig ang upper floors ng hotel ng Balai Isabel. Bakit hindi sila maglagay ng elevated water tank?

Anonymous said...

Water supply talaga ang problema ng Balai Isabel. Ang tulo ng tubig sa shower at lababo mahinang mahina.

Em said...

How fast time flies. Ang laki na ni Ykaie :) babying baby pa siya dito.
Sis! Did you go to SMX last weekend? feeling ko kasi andun kayo. Anyway, too bad, hindi kami umabot sa Groupon deal for Canyon cove, kaya gora kami dun last Sunday. Kinuha na nmin etong sa Balai Isabel hoping na ok sya.. Sana nman. Parang bigla akong nanghinayang nung mabasa ko mga reviews eh.. Waaah.

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