January 13, 2015

Staycation:Canyon Cove

I’ve been meaning to visit Canyon Cove but because of the mixed reviews that I’ve been reading in the internet, I was hesitant to reserve a room. Last May, my husband’s team building was in Canyon Cove and he told me that the place and service was good and he was suggesting na dun na lang siya magbirthday. 



Unfortunately, there’s no more room available so we spent his birthday in Bellevue. After two months, my husband called again to reserve a room for my birthday but because it was a long weekend, naubusan na naman kami so I celebrated my birthday in Crimson Hotel. Again after two months, my friend messaged me that she saw a promo in Metrodeal, P2999 only for overnight stay in Canyon Cove. I told her that I don’t have Metro deal account and I can’t use my credit card yet. (Read: My Credit Card was Hacked). She said, siya na bahala. 



My friend bought two vouchers and we decided to use it last November, the problem is I have to reserve the voucher in IndochinaStrings and I’ve read a lot of bad reviews so I was really worried na baka masayang yung bili namin. Checking the calendar, I can’t see any weekend anymore for November and December. Almost everyday ko yata siya check until I saw available schedule for November 23 so I immediately told my friend about it and nagkasundo na kami na absent anak namin ng November 24. Lol I just followed the process in booking Metrodeal voucher, I was worried pa nga because I reserved the room November 19, so baka di maprocess but after few hours I received our confirmation. Yehey, this is it! 



After my long introduction, sharing to you our staycation in Canyon Cove. Hehehe! We were there at 12NN so the lobby was crowded so pinatapos namin lahat ng nagcheck-out bago kami pumila. 



We just gave the confirmation letter, MetroDeal voucher and valid ID, the staff handed me this gadget. Nung napapatagal na, iniisip ko kung gumagana ba talaga yun. Lol But I can’t complain because I’m aware that check-in time is 3PM and our room was ready before 2PM. 

Room and bathroom. 




Tooth care set, cotton buds and sewing kit are available upon request.



View from our room.




We rested for awhile and off we went to swimming pool at 4PM. 



Then we had dinner at Island Cafe (Max’s Restaurant). Sorry no food pictures because we’re all hungry. 



The following morning, we had an early walk before breakfast. 




We ate again in Island Cafe for breakfast. If I remember it right, the breakfast meal price is P200-P250. We ordered the corned beef omelet and longganisa. I did not like the longganisa but the corned beef is good. Yun 2 lang kasi available that day so no choice. 




Then we went back to the room to change clothes. My son experienced his first kayak, at first he was enjoying it but after 15 minutes, ayaw na. Napagod sa pagpaddle. Hahaha! Click here for the video


Nagplay na lang sa sand. 



After playing in the sand, they spent the rest of our staycation in swimming pool.



Like 

1.I like the place. Though you see some traces that resort was already old, you can still appreciate it because the place is still beautiful. 
2.I like the pool and the beach. I prefer their beach compared to Calatagan and Laiya
3.I like the day bed in our room + terrace. 
4.Free wi-fi in the lobby. 

Dislike 

1.Safety deposit box is available but not working so I always bring our important stuff with me. 
2.No laundry bag available so make sure you bring your own for wet clothes. 
3.No bath tub in our room. 

We had a great time in Canyon Cove so for sure I will purchase MetroDeal voucher again.

Read: 

Day Trip Experience at Canyon Cove March 2015

How to Book Metrodeal Voucher

Day Trip in Canyon Cove December 2015

Kainan sa Dalampasigan

32 comments:

  1. Great time, nice place. I hope I can experience a staycation too :)

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  2. I've seen this in Metrodeal, too, and I almost purchased one, but controlled myself haha since we're saving then for our Ilocos trip this January :) Cheers to more staycations!

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  3. Canyon Cove looks so gorgeous from your photo! With the many water activities that can be explored, the beauty of nature not available in Metro Manila; your staycation was truly worth it!

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  4. Thanks for sharing this. I've been seeing the Canyon Cove deals too. Maybe next time we'll try a staycation here as well :)

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  5. I just went here for a day trip and four years ago na the place is cool kaya lang ang layo maybe someday will try to have an overnight

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  6. Super scared to purchase anything from deal sites but from the looks of it, mukhang okay naman sa Metro Deal. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  7. We've had our team building here years back. It was nice. But I didn't realize for their rate, they don't have bath tub!

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  8. Looks like a fun trip for everyone! :) Reading a lot of posts about staycations makes me want to take one myself. Hehehe! :)

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  9. I've been wanting to avail of this deal in metro deal. Hopefully, I can avail of this deal anytime soon! :) thanks for the share! :)

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  10. I know this place but haven't visited it yet. Hehehe. It looks nice. Hoping for a staycation too :)

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  11. I haven't tried purchasing from Metrodeal or any similar sites but I'm really tempted because of the promos. Glad that you enjoyed your vacay :) -edel

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  12. The place looked great but it does look a bit old. But then what is more important is family bonding!

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  13. very relaxing view, ang sarap mag staycation there. Your son obviously enjoyed your stay :)

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    1. True, when I told him that he would be absent he said "no, teacher said we have classes" but when we got there, absent na daw siya. :)

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  14. Dito din kami nag-teambuilding dati . Maganda yung lugar though hindi ako nakapagswim sa pools and beach. :(

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  15. Hi! Walang free breakfast yung sa metrodeal? Thanks!

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    1. Yes, wala free dun sa voucher na nabili.

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  16. Hi! Nice blog :) I just wanted to know if how many adults ang kasya sa room? 4 kasi kami and I was thinking if we should be 2 separate rooms or kasya kami sa 1 room lang + payment for extra pax na lang. Thank you :)

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    1. Thanks! Actually kasya naman ang 4 adults since may extra day bed but I'm not sure kung strict sila sa number of persons per room. (2 adults + 2 kids lang kasi lagi). I hope pwede yung extra payment. :)

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  17. hi ask ko lang if di na availble ang buffet breakfast? Thank you

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    1. During our visit, no buffet breakfast. But few years ago may nabasa pa ko na nag-upgrade sila to buffet breakfast.

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  18. Hi. Nice blog. Ask ko lng if meron pa ba na other activities to do after you checked in since you 3pm ang checked in time? Does the pool open till night? Plan to go there kc this May. And do you pay for the entrance of your son. I bought the same voucher at Metrodeal pero ang nkalagay is 2 adults lng ang free. Thanks in advance..����

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    1. Thanks! After check-in, you can enjoy the beach, pool, playground and water sports activities (with fee). My son was six years old that time, still free of charge sa room.

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  19. Hi! Ask ko lng kung madali lng ung process nung check in. I purchased on metrodeal and we are booked on may. Worried lng kasi ako bka hindi ma accommodate ung booking ko. Thank you.

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    1. Yes, smooth naman checked-in namin, I just gave the confirmation letter, MetroDeal voucher and valid ID. Naghintay lang kami ng pagprocess and availability ng room.

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  20. Hi, want to ask kung may narinig lang kayo from canyon cove na if you were depart early pwede raw ba ma-access na ang pool and beach? Since you're waiting for the check-in. And pwede ba magdala ng food or exclusive ka talaga sa restaurant nila? Thanks

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    1. We did not swim while waiting but I guess pwede na naman maaccess while waiting for your room. Yung food bawal siya, nung nag-overnight kami nakadala kami chips and chocolates. Nung nag daytrip kami hinarang ng guard yung cassava cake na bitbit namin, bawal ipasok.

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  21. Hi, is the use of facilities included in the voucher even on weekends?

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    1. Yes, you can use the playground, beach and pool. For kayak and others, there is a fee.

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  22. Hi ung island cafe ba sa loob dn ng facilities ng resort? Ung mga reviews ksi before you d maganda feedback sa food ng resort. Im wondering kng may mga options ng kainan since d pwedeng mag dala ng food. Thanks

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    1. Yes, sa loob ng Canyon Cove yung Island Cafe and yun lang ang option. Yung breakfast meal, ok lang. Pero yung lunch and dinner, ok naman order namin.

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