Our vacation started out ok.There was a shuttle that picked us up from Ever Gotesco in Ortigas Extension. We were excited when we saw the place, it was a perfect spot for a weekend get away. We became more ecstatic when we saw the room..really nice, comfortable bed. But the minor problems started to kick in, the phone in our room kept on ringing, but when you answer, no one is on the other line. We ask the maintenance personel for help, and after a while informed us that it was ok already. But this happend several more times again, and worse up to the wee hours of the morning, that I ended up hanging the phone. But I let that slide since I dont want to ruin the otherwise happy vacation..or so I thought. Food was expensive..not so reasonable..One thing that pissed me off also is when we decided to avail the free massage, no one was answering at the spa service. The pool needs cleaning, water is not clear anymore. Upon check out I answered the survey & stated my concerns there, not knowing that the final blow to get me furious is yet to come. Check out was at 12 noon, the shuttle we are SUPPOSED to take will fetch us at 2 pm..At this point Ive asked how much do we need to pay for an hour or two for room extension..then we were informed that its P1000 per hour!! I was like, really??!! So we had no choice but to wait in the lobby. Upon check out, I told the receptionist that we will take the shuttle. She got my name, wrote the place where we were supposed to be dropped off & the time of pick up. I was informed that guard will just inform us if the shuttle arrives. Nearing 2 pm, we asked the guard if the shuttle arrived already, he replied 'no, not yet'. Around 2:30 pm, we asked again..to my dismay, we were informed that we missed the shuttle. Thats when I lost my temper, I mean seriously, the lobby was small, so impossible that the receptionist / guard didnt saw us waiting. And what in the hell did she took my name, the place & the time of pick up for?? We waited for 2 hrs for the ride..then we were informed that the next shuttle is no until 4 pm!! And not exactly in our prefferred drop off point..I live in Cavite, hours away from the place..just took a gamble for a nice vacation..Well, yeah bad luck happens.. So much for a dream vacation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched in a highland valley along the Sierra Madre range, Thunderbird Resorts – Rizal is more than the usual quiet mountain sanctuary. It’s a luxury getaway that provides a spectacular setting for you to relax, rejuvenate, and rediscover yourself. Our 41-suite luxury resort is a sprawling mass of lush tropical greenery and elegant interior design. To meet your sophisticated business and leisure demands, we offer world-class services and amenities – all set within easy reach from Manila. Relax. Escape from the buzz and bustle of the urban city and feel the elegant vibe of our modern, organically-accented suites, all of which offer breathtaking views of Laguna Bay during daytime and of the Manila skyline at night. Then visit any of the resort’s themed restaurants: the Pool Bar for the perfect al fresco barbecue adventure, The KOI Restaurant, A converging place for families and friends. Serves the distinct Asian Fusion cuisine and is an ideal venue for any gathering or celebration, the quiet Mediterranean-inspired Nueva Laguna for a private, romantic rendezvous, or the Cabana Bar for a lively, upbeat party with bands and shows catering to an exclusive crowd. Rejuvenate. Take a dip into Thunderbird Resorts – Rizal’s aqua blue infinity pool, surrounded by a manicured tropical leisure area with a palm, rustic feel. Nearby, there’s a Jacuzzi for an even more intimate plunge, or you may perfect your swing at the adjacent 18-hole championship Golf course. Inside the resort, open 24/7 for leisure, recreational luxury, and entertainment, is an international casino. Rediscover. Thunderbird Resorts – Rizal is at an inspired location with a thriving creative community: Binangonan, the art capital of the Philippines. At the foothills of the resort, you can find and explore a rich cultural patina of art houses, studios, galleries, museums, and heritage sites. Find new ways of self-expression and rediscover yourself in this flourishing setting. ... more less
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- Thunderbird Resorts - Rizal Hotel Binangonan