April 08, 2013

Viaje Del Sol: Casa San Pablo




Casa San Pablo is in my bucket list, as I mentioned before I wanted to visit those places listed in Viaje Del Sol so when my mom told me that they will be staying in my grandmother’s house and planning to swim, I immediately asked what resort?

Me: San naman magswim?
Mom: Splash Mountain.
Me: Wow, bago yan ha, di ko pa napupuntahan yan (joking)
Mom: Yung sa dati. (she did not get my joke)
Me: Wala na bang bago.

Seriously, we’ve been in Splash Mountain for the nth time since I got married and I know how crowded the resort during summer so I suggested Casa San Pablo and I gave her a link. She immediately said yes so I inquired (March 20, Wed) and they gave me this rate.


DAY TRIP RATES:

Day Trip with Lunch, PM snack
1,243/head (inclusive of 10% service charge and 3% local tax)
Special Discounted Rate:
550/head (inclusive of 10% service charge and 3% local tax)

Day Trip with AM snack, Lunch, PM snack
1,412.50/head (inclusive of 10% service charge and 3% local tax)
Special Discounted Rate:
650/head (inclusive of 10% service charge and 3% local tax)

Inclusive of the following:
*Use of a room from 11:30AM to 6:00PM
*Use of the resort amenities

We avail the P650 Day Trip Package (kids and adults) including the morning snack, lunch and merienda. Two years old below is free of charge. I was glad that they were able accommodate us so my sister deposit the 100% payment on Friday for our Saturday day trip which is March 23.


Since my grandmother lives in Victoria, Laguna we left past 7AM so we can reach the place before 8AM. Don't forget to print the confirmation letter because you need to present it before you can enter the gate. They are really strict because the guard really counted the number of people inside our car.

The guard assisted us to the resort, the staff gave me a form to fill out and I paid P500 for key deposit. She handed me the key and assisted us to our rooms. As early as 8AM we were able to check in.

Our room #16 and #17
Dormitory type of room
I must agree with other reviews that the swimming pool is not inviting but for our kids, swimming pool is still swimming pool so they don’t care about the looks as long as they can swim.


Anyway, Casa San Pablo is not really a resort but a bed and breakfast where you can relax and unwind so aside from this swimming pool, you can do more to enjoy the place.

1.You can stay in the swing or hammock.


2.You can play in the playground.


3.You can ride a bike.


4.Or simply take advantage the “Art of Doing Nothing” Honestly, I enjoyed my stay here because I love my routine, “Eat and Rest”. We left at exactly 5PM para sulit ang aming stay.


Food


Morning Snack "Spaghetti + Toasted Bread". Ito lang ang masarap
Fried Fish, Kare-Kareng Manok na walang gulay and Pinakbet na walang sahog, Bland Soup and Ube.
Merienda. Suman with Champorado Drink, oops Hot Chocolate
Pro’s

1.They immediately reply in my emails so we were able to book Day Trip Package in a span of few days.
2.Free Wi-fi.
3.I really recommend the place if you need some R&R and a weekend getaway away from hustle and bustle of the city.
4.Aside from confirmation letter and map, they will also provide you travel guide where you can visit other places near the area. These places are listed in Viaje Del Sol.

Con’s

1.We enjoy the place but not the food. Kulang sa lasa and family style ang serving so bitin siya sa min. Imagine kids pa ang kasama namin, how much more kung adult kami lahat na magshare.
2.Service is not that good, the wait staff are not approachable and parang ayaw magsmile. Ang tagal din naming naghintay sa lunch, past 12:30PM na nagserve.
3.The place is not well maintained because when we went to the swimming pool, we have to wipe the chairs and table sa dami ng allikabok and spider web.

CASA SAN PABLO | Barrio San Roque, San Pablo City, Laguna, Philippines
Mobile: +63 920 962 4083 or +63 917 812 6687 | Phone: +63 2 211 2132 | Fax: +63 2 724 7023
Email: info@casasanpablo.com

20 comments:

  1. nagulat ako sa champorado drink, yun naman pala hot choco. haha. kung hindi siya discounted sobrang expensive for daytrips ha... pero nag-enjoy naman ang mga bagets kaya keri na :)

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    1. lasa kasing champorado yung drink e. hehehe! I agree, not worth it pag regular rate siya. enjoy din ang mga oldies. =)

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  2. di inviting yung mga double-deck beds... :(
    pero i love the duyan... parang sarap matulog dun :)

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    1. no choice na kasi kami, ito lang natira na room. pero ito lang yung dormitory type na room.

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  3. sarap, parang napaka relaxing ng duyan!

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    1. masarap talaga diyan kasi mahangin pa, for sure makakatulog ka. =)

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  4. Hiramin ko na lang pictures mo para sa blog ko about san pablo. Hi hi. Masyado pa kong busy, but one of these days. Nag enjoy din ako dyan. Nakapag rest.

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    1. aha! inaabangan mo talaga photos ko. =)

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  5. Like looking at the hammocks... Pero downer nga ang mga double decks hehehehe

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    1. hehe! di nga maganda yung room na napunta sa min.

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  6. I've visited the place with family in 2008 and I liked it so when we were scouting for a venue for our office teambuilding, we checked it again last year. Pero parang di na sya gaano na-maintain - mejo dark and you're right, the pool doesn't look inviting :( But plus nya is the space and quiet talaga.

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  7. Mukhang maganda yung place, sis. Sayang naman that the service and food were not good.

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  8. Perfect place kapag maraming bata:), malawak yun takbuhan:)
    Agree ako sa sinabi mo na sa mga bata, kiber kung ano itsura ng pool basta may tubig
    at makakapag swim sila^-^

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  9. Looks peaceful, at for sure makakatulog ako sa duyan hehe.. Gusto ko yung mga ganito, malaki yung garden and parang wala ka ng iisipin kungdi magrest. =)

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  10. Mother, parang ang sarap mag-photo shoot diyan! :) So peaceful and refreshing! Kahit tirik ang araw mukhang mahangin. :) - Krisna

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    1. Sorry, I accidentally deleted the comment. Yes sis, sarap magphotoshoot dito and pwede din wedding dito. :)

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  11. The place looks great. Sana lang they'll improve on the food. Parang perfect na! :)

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  12. I love the hammock and the bike ride. Sana lang malinis ang pool area kase yun nga ang pinupunta ng tao eh.

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  13. It may not be like a 5-star resort, but it sure looks like a quiet place for some R & R!

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  14. Uy, it's nice! I will show this to my husband. Baka interested siya to visit. :)

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