Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Grand Villa Resort and Butterfly Center, Laguna ( Part 1)


               Two months ago we had an overnight stay at Grand Villa Resort and Butterfly Center. I was looking for an affordable swimming getaway for my nieces who really adore dipping in the pool and found this deal. A voucher cost P1,750 for 2D/1N accommodation for 3 persons, free breakfast (coffee, a small pancake and a piece of ham), use of resort facilities, Butterfly Garden tour and access to  the newly opened Aviary. Children below 12 years old are free of charge. There were 11 of us so I purchased 3 vouchers. We arrived at 11:00AM and we were too early for the 2:00PM check in time so we had to wait thinking our rooms were still occupied. It was 1:45 PM when I asked the staff at the front desk if we could get into our rooms already. The staff told me we had to wait for 15 minutes more. (They were really strict with time huh!) At exactly 2PM  they already allowed us to get into our rooms and we found out they weren't  previously occupied at all! There were more or less 14 rooms in that building and all were vacant and they had us waited for 3 hours! Geez! Such an unsatisfactory customer service!
               I liked the surroundings, they were nice but I didn't like our room and the ambiance outside our room. We were the only occupants of that building. I was having a hard time sleeping. I thought I was the only one who felt this eerie feeling the whole night. I was hearing creepy noises! I didn't want to open my eyes thinking  a ghost will just suddenly appear in front of me. lol! I mentioned it to my sister the next morning and was surprised to know she felt the same way! Food was kinda expensive. They were charging P500+ for whole fried chicken! We had to go outside the resort for dinner and we were able to buy 2 roasted chicken for P450. I may not like this resort much but It was the bonding moments with my loved ones which mattered most and more importantly, the kids enjoyed swimming coz this trip was for them!





 With my  superkulit nieces




 

 

 

 









Are you familiar with the movie Bahay ni Lola? That was how we called this building. lol! It looks like an old school building. I think there were only 3 occupied rooms in this building that time.



The room I shared with cousin Rome and my 2 nieces


Make a wish!


Sunken Bar





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42 comments:

Marjorie Gavan said...

the place looks great, perfect for family bonding. you sure look like you had fun.

Arnica said...

nice! :)

sw0605 said...

Kids are stinking cute! you guys are lucky always on vacation samantalang kami once in the blue moon lol..lovely photos kakaingat kayu!

MEcoy said...

pag ako talga nag ka pera ng malaki laki papasyal ko din family ko hahaha

michi said...

mukhang ok naman ang resort pero napakamahal naman ng chicken nila. hehe!

KULAPITOT said...

naenjoy ako sa mga pictures ng mga kids :)

Mhie@travelentz said...

Alam mo panagalawang beses na ako nag comment dito, di man mag post na sis.

kath said...

as usual, ang kyoot na naman ng pics nyo :D mukhang maganda yung place, parang di lang ok yung service..

march on... said...

the place looks lovely at mukhang ang laki, and all to yourselves :0 minsan talaga food ang concern sa mga resort, kung hindi mahal, hindi naman masarap. But looks like the kids had fun :)

Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

Kapag voucher talagang inilalagay sa haunted rooms? Ha! Creepy.

Buti at walang lumabas na multo.

Reydan Duldulao said...

Perfect for family bonding!!!
Seems like most weekend you guys are having out of town trip!

Well done!

Em said...

The house looks eerie nga, sis! Buti nlng wala kayong kasama na may third eye. Mas nakakatakot pag gnun :)
Anywoot, mukhang enjoy nmn ang mga pamangkin mo :)

J said...

Ganda ni Anney!

bluedreamer27 said...

wow parang ang mahal naman jan ate... mukhang di ko afford yan ehehe

Adin B said...

I love the Grand Villa. What a beautiful place, mommy. Oh the pool. The pool! :) hehehehe.... Love this place. Thanks for sharing it with us. I so miss Pinas now. :(

suituapui said...

Check in 2pm? Here also...but if there are rooms available, they will not be so strict about it. Nice place, certainly looks like you all had fun.

Joanne ;p said...

Maganda ba dun sa butterfly garden? Parang ayoko sa resort na medyo creepy ang feeling, matatakutin din kasi ako.. I enjoyed your pics pa ri siyempre..

ZaiZai said...

ang saya naman! medyo creepy ang bahay ni lola pero nice ang rooms. as always super cute ng mga kids, ayaw paawat sa picture-an! :)

Rubhie - said...

nakakatuwa po talaga mga little agels ni Ms. anney .... enjoy lang ang pix

Sey said...

I suddenly remember how we waited for our rooms in Puerto Galera last summer. Past 1 and half hours of our time and the guests who occupied it prior to us were not living.

I thinks it's the windows sa bahay ni lola that made the place feel creepy, parang old school.

But as usual, your nieces seems like having the great time of their lives and gorgeous pictures as ever.

daysinawagon said...

Very nostalgic. Just beautiful =)

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of place. Really nice place.

Mrs.D said...

how cute! I love all the photos...great shots!

thanks for dropping by....visiting from CC!

Leovi said...

Nice pictures. I love, gorgeous there. Greetings.

joy said...

very nice place for family bonding, for sure:)

WANDER SHUGAH said...

perfect tlga for family bondings! I love it <3 I love the sunken bar. I really love that Idea!

CutestPrincess said...

another beautiful photos, the place is very peaceful!

It’s a GIRL Thing

Tal | ThePinayWanderer said...

Sayang naman ang lugar na 'to, ganda pa naman kaya lang kung may kakaibang feeling, awww...wag na lang. Tas di pa maganda service, minus point talaga!

Pink Line said...

ang strict nga sa check in time..pati yung 15 mins na lang hindi pa talaga pinagbigyan..kakainit ng ulo..hehe..
aaaaw...i know the feeling..that creepy feeling...

betchai said...

love the joyful photos in your posts, you have one very happy and joyful family.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Such great group of darling children to have fun with! You all look like you really enjoyed this great place!! Thanks for dropping by sweet lady. Happy Sunday.
FABBY

Jessica said...

i love how all the kids are modeling so well hahha

-Jessica
http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

Marie Dee said...

Whoaaaaaa! Too much fun! :)) ♥

JHEN said...

aba! grabe naman yung mga customer service! Ang sungit! >.<' ang strict sa check in time o.O waaa! grabee! haha! though, the place is so nice naman :D i like the pool. hhih :3 ikaw na ang laging may outing sis! :P

Bechay said...

ang ganda ng mga pictures!

Tetcha said...

Nice place and lovely photos! I'm sure everyone had fun!

maiylah said...

place looks good! really, creepy feelings? haunted ba daw ung place? hehehe...naku, grabe naman tatlong oras, eh wala naman palang tao sa room! tsk tsk tsk. still, we'd do almost anything for our loved ones! :)

chubskulit said...

Fun family outing!! Thank you for joining last week in Color Connection. The linky is up for this week, if you haven't link up yet. Have a great weekend.

seny said...

Yikes! nakakapangilabot naman just thinking about what you said tumataas balahibo ko..naku nman!!!

Tin | The Average Jane said...

Bad customer service. I don't care whether you're in a 5-star hotel or not, it's the service that always counts.

i am certified said...

the place looks good though but since you said the service was unsatisfactory, ayaw ko na lang. hihi..

vin said...

cool. the kids seem to have enjoyed the place :)

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