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A Budget Destination in QC


   Every time my daughter celebrates her birthday, we do it in a resort. Here is the list of the places where she spent her birthday:

3rd- Ciudad Christia 9 Waves (San Mateo, Rizal)

4th- Loreland Resort (Antipolo City)

5th- Torresville Resort (Antipolo City)

6th- Trader Ric’s Resort (Subic, Zambales)

7th- La Solana Resort (Puerto Galera)

8th- Cattleya Resort (Antipolo City)

9th- Fernandina 88 Suites (Quezon City)

 

          I decided to book Fernandina 88 Suites because of its location (it is just in front of Alimall and near SM) and of course, the very affordable price. I booked a Deluxe 2 bedroom suite so it can accommodate all of us (3 adults and 3 kids). I was able to get a discount when I booked directly in their website. I requested for kitchen utensils because it is not inlcuded in the room. That costs P300 inclusive of frying pan, casserole, rice cooker, 6-pc. dinnerware and electric stove.

 

 

          I didn’t expect much because that’s the only rate I can afford right now. When we entered the lobby, it was too small that we just stand there while talking to the front desk officer.

         

     When we entered the room, nothing spectacular and elegant about the furnishings and design, but large enough to make our stay comfortable.

       

        It has a kitchenette with NO dinnerwares and cookwares, but it includes 2 pairs of cup and saucer. You have to request for utensils if you plan to cook and eat there.

 

 

      There are 2 bedrooms– a small one with 2 single beds and the bigger bedroom with a queen-sized bed.

 

       When we arrived, we were informed that the electric stove will be delivered in our room after one hour. I had to call for room service to check our dinnerwares. After that, their front desk staff called to make sure we already have everything that we need. He checked if we got our dinnerwares, welcome drinks, etc. I just asked for the WIFI username and password (Wifi is limited to 1 user only).

 

   

   The kids were excited to swim in the pool. I was quite disappointed when I saw the pool, though I know that it is small compared to the other pools we’ve enjoyed before. I think they are not maintaining the water daily. There is no enough space for guests to hang around– there are just two lounge chairs. You have to stand there and just watch your kiddos.

 

       We had a comfortable sleep– no insects, linens and other stuff are clean 🙂

 

Hubby and I headed to the roof deck at 6am to avail the FREE breakfast for two.

 

     

      As expected, I didn’t enjoy the buffet breakfast and I was right. I just had fried rice, scrambled egg, corned beef, banana and a cup of coffee.

 

 

       Day 2- I didn’t plan to swim because I was disappointed, but because there were no guests at that time and we just had the pool to ourselves, I changed my mind. I went to the pool for a quick dip 🙂

 

If you are on a tight budget and you prefer not to go too far, I would recommend this hotel, but if you want to experience more fun, I suggest that you better search for other hotels/resorts.

 SUGGESTIONS:

Welcome drinks should be given upon arrival.

Kitchen utensils should be included if the room has a kitchenette.

There should be more lounge chairs for the guests in the pool area.

Quality of food and prompt service should be observed in the restaurant.

It’s about time for a hotel makeover– purchase for new and modern furnishings, curtains and other room decor so the hotel won’t just be BASIC to everyone. The dinnerwares are also basic– they should have chosen modern and attractive designs.

There should be more chairs in the reception area.

Thanks for reading my blog.  If you would like to contact the hotel, here’s the info:

Fernandina 88 Suites Hotel

222 P. Tuazon Blvd., Araneta Shopping Center

Quezon City, Metro Manila, 1109

Philippines

 

Phone Number: +63-02-9113169

Email: inquire@fernandina88.com.ph

 

 

 

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