Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Room Review | Duhat Lanai Suite Porta Verde, Cavinti, Laguna

Rustic, pleasant and quiet. That’s what Rome thought the moment they set foot in Porta Verde Resort Villas located south of Lake Caliraya in Lumot, Cavinti, Laguna. "The grass is definitely greener in the countryside", he said, amazed with the breathtaking view of the man-made lake. 

Anney booked them here for 3 days and 2 nights to celebrate Rome and Cyra's birthdays through an online deal amounting to Php5,280 per night for 6 people. Children under 10 years old are free of charge (maximum of 2 children). They were billeted to stay in an exotic oriental influence villa, Duhat Lanai Suite. The suite has a kitchenette that leads to a covered lanai providing a spectacular view of the small swimming pool and Lake Lumot. The kitchen has kitchen facilities and vintage utensils that Peachy adored. Since the resort has no restaurant, guests are allowed to bring food. Anney conceptualized their dishes since there’s no corkage fee on food. Click here to check Rome's birthday dishes.

The kitchen is equipped with small refrigerator, rice cooker, oven toaster, microwave oven, goblets, coffee-maker, stove, plates, saucers, forks, knives, and spoons. Cook wares were also provided. There's free one gallon mineral water provided for each suite for (2) two nights of stay. Guests are required to receive all items in good condition and similar checklist will be cleared upon check out or you will pay Php 1, 000.00 if you've lost even a single spoon.

Duhat Lanai Suite has a floor area of 100 square meters. It has a fully air- conditioned family room with 2 single beds, one queen size bed with an en- suite bathroom. It has a bay window with a day bed and a sofa bed.  Duhat Lanai Suite has a floor area of 100 square meters. For total serenity experience, there's no TV in the suite. Wifi access and TV are only available at the recreation area beside the swimming pool.

Overall, it was a remarkable room considering the bargain price. It has a unique beauty and appeal. Everything is neat and tidy, linens and towels are changed everyday. And because it is a ground floor room, they need to keep the curtains drawn at all times for privacy.

Porta Verde Resort Villas 
Lumot, Cavinti, Laguna, Philippines 
For reservations, please contact: 
Phone #: (02) 8078414 or (0929)506.9963

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Glimpsed | Porta Verde Resort Villas, Caliraya, Laguna

Tranquility at its best - Here's a peek to Rome's next destination. An impressive view of the resort's swimming pool almost marrying the famous Caliraya Lake. This photo was taken from the porch of their villa.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Resort Review | Grand Villa Resort

What a shame that the Grand Villa Resort looks like a haunted school like those you see on creepy TV show rather than a Hispanic-Balinese inspired resort as their website claimed about. I've documented too much of negativity about this resort and I think it’s unfair not to share its highlights.

Spacious - the resort is nestled in 22-hectare property with manicured grass The greenery was pleasing to the eyes. Rome with his cousins and nieces had a lovely walk across the open grounds. The cool wind from the nearby Mt. Makiling was refreshing on their hot summer day.

There are plenty of function rooms available with name such as Mariposa Hall. The highlight of the resort is the big swimming pool. Rome's nieces had enjoyed swimming all day long with occasional interruption for Anney's photo session. There's ample of places to be photographed and Anney, as always, was unstoppable.