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#Accommodations, #Philippines, Family Hotel Escapades

LUB D Family Hostelcation (and How to Plan your Own) @Lub_d

Lub d, which means “sleep well” in Thai, is Southeast Asia’s leading Hotel & Hostel brand based in Bangkok. The new Brgy. Poblacion, Makati branch is their first expansion in Manila.

Though the design and pricing is that of a hostel, having more Private Rooms (119) vs. Duplex Rooms (34) and Mixed Dorm rooms (10) makes Lub d Makati more like a budget hotel. It’s the largest one in the Philippines targeting millennial travelers who want to see the world. It’s also great for families and training your little travelers to get used to the hostel vibe.

Our family stayed for a short “hostelcation” over the weekend. Here’s why we think it’s the best place for one in Makati…

Lub d Hostel
7833 Makati Avenue, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City 1210
Telephone: +63 2 541 6358
Email: contact.makati@lubd.com
Facebook@LubdHostel
Instagram: @LubdHostel
Websitehttps://www.lubd.com/makati

Check out low Lub d Makati rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

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#Accommodations, #Philippines, Iloilo

GRAND XING IMPERIAL HOTEL: Affordable Premium Hotel in Iloilo City!

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Iloilo City is known for its rich cultural history, art, historic churches, old mansions, picture-perfect countryside, mouthwatering seafood, and the famed Dinagyang Festival. All of these makes it a remarkable destination in Western Visayas.

With the gradual rise in business and economy in the Manduriao district, the owners of Grand Xing Imperial Hotel had a vision of bringing back the old glory of Iloilo to life.

Grand Xing Imperial Hotel, located in Iloilo’s downtown area is a modern 184-room hotel that promises its guests a premium experience at reasonable rates. We like the modern rooms, all-floor KTV bar, majestic ballrooms, and its star attraction–an infinity pool that overlooks Iloilo river.

Here’s a photo essay of our stay…

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#Accommodations, #Philippines, Palawan

A Funny Lion Coron Adventure! (Is your Coron experience like this?)

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Coron, Palawan is no stranger to every Filipino’s bucket list. Many Pinoys have never even been to Palawan, but they’ll definitely agree that Coron is one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines.

Having been blessed with precious beaches, limestone cliffs, freshwater lakes, and spectacular diving spots filled with WWII sunken warships, Coron offers unparalleled experiences and picturesque scenery! It’s no wonder Travel+Leisure declared Coron part of the world’s best islands.

(Click the play icon ▶️ and watch The Funny Lion experience video ⬆️)

There are only a few luxury resorts in Coron. One I highly recommend is The Funny Lion, a safari-themed eco-boutique resort, conveniently located in the heart of Coron Town, 30 minutes away from Busuanga Airport.

Here’s a complete guide to our roaring adventure in Coron, Palawan…

THE FUNNY LION
Sitio Jolo, Poblacion V, Coron Palawan
Landline: 632 856 1443 | 553 9549
Mobile: +63 917 861 9441
Facebook: thefunnylion
E-mail: inquiries@thefunnylion.com
Website: http://thefunnylion.com

CALAMIANES EXPEDITION ECO TOURS
11 San Agustin Street Coron, Palawan
Facebook: calamianecotour

Check out low The Funny Lion rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

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#Accommodations, #Philippines, #Travel, Palawan

LIO El Nido: Hotel Covo or Balai Adlao Palawan Staycation?

 

Hailed as the best Island in the world, Palawan is home to some of the most magnificent beaches in the Philippines. That’s why it’s only fitting that we must do our best to preserve the natural wonders of this amazing Island.

Lio Tourism Estate
Lio Beach, Bacuit Bay, El Nido Palawan
Website: www.lio.ph
Facebook: Lio El Nido
Instagram: @LioElNido

Check out Hotel Covo and Balai Adlao low rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

Related Blog Posts:
• LIO, EL NIDO: Family Staycation and Lio Beach Festival Guide!
 LIO El Nido, Palawan: A Hidden Eco-Tourism Paradise! (Casa Kalaw)

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#Accommodations, #Philippines, #Travel

Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa Palawan Experience! (Photo Essay)

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The flourishing city of Puerto Princesa is the beloved capital city of Palawan and is said to be the gateway to the last frontier and best island in the world.

Famous for its beautiful Honda Bay and the world-renowned Underground river, Puerto Princesa is one of the best go-to summer destinations in the Philippines.

Equipped with a new airport and a fast-growing city, there is something for everyone in Puerto Princesa City. And if you’re looking for the perfect staycation resort, then Princesa Garden Island Resort & Spa has you covered.

PRINCESA GARDEN ISLAND RESORT & SPA
Caniguiran Street, Barangay Bancao-Bancao
Contact: 0977 194 5105 | 0920 822 7443 | 048 723 1356
Email: reservation@princesagardenisland.com
Website: www.princesagardenisland.com
Facebook: @PrincesaGardenIsland
Instagram: @PrincesaGarden

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#Accommodations, #Travel, International

@Planetyze: Family Fun Hostel Experience in Tokyo!

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I was hesitant at first to try Planetyze hostel because it was our first time to stay in a hostel with our four boys when traveling.

It was one of our most memorable and fun stays we had in Tokyo because of how Planetyze redefined the hostel experience for the family.

Here’s a photo essay of our experience and why you should stay here on your next trip to Tokyo:

 

PLANETYZE HOSTEL
2-24-9 Higashi-Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Telephone: +81 3-5829-4554
Email: front@planetyzehostel.com
Twitter: @planetyze
Instagram@planetyzehostel
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/pg/Planetyze-Hostel-Cafe-Bar
Website: http://planetyzehostel.com

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#Accommodations, #Restaurants

MANILA LIFE: Co-working Cafe before your NAIA3 Flight! @ManilaMarriott

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Flying via NAIA3 just got better with the opening of Manila Life by Marriott Hotels, and the Runway Manila overpass from Resorts World. 

Given the crazy traffic in Manila going to the airport, we usually head there 5 hours before our flight. Obviously, the long wait can get boring. But thanks to the lounge-like cafe of Manila Life, we now have a good place to hang out to work and eat while we wait to board. 

Here’s how to have a pleasant departure experience on your next flight from NAIA Terminal 3…

 

MANILA LIFE by Marriot Hotel Manila
4th Floor, Food Hall, NAIA Terminal 3 (near Runway Manila)
Telephone: +63 2 988 9999
Email: marriotthotelmanila@marriott.com

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#Accommodations, #Philippines

HENANN PRIME Boracay Resort in Station 1, White Beach! (Photo Essay)

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Henann Prime Beach Resort is a world-class resort located in Boracay's famous upscale Station 1. 

The beachfront resort gives guests access to the famed white sand beaches that have constantly won Boracay the title of the world's best island. It's perfect for families and friends who want to experience Boracay from the more laid back atmosphere of station 1.  

Henann Prime continues the brand's tradition of excellence and first class service. It's competitive room rates make it a great place to stay for your next trip to Boracay Island. 

Henann Prime Beach Resort
Station 1, Malay, Aklan, Boracay Island 
Telephone: +63 (36) 288-9200 to 03 
Manila Office: +632 247-0000 to 02 
Email: reservations.hpb@henann.com, manila.hpb@henann.com
Facebook: @henannprimebeach
Instagram: henannprimebeach
Website: www.henann.com/henannprimebeach/

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#Accommodations, #Philippines, #Travel

Why Stay at Waterfront on your Next Trip to Davao? @WaterfrontDavao

by Monique Tendencia

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Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao is one of Davao’s most well-known landmarks. It has served locals and tourists alike since 1961.

A beachfront hotel located just 15 minutes from the airport, it is perfect for travelers who are staying for either business or pleasure or both.

Here’s what I loved about Waterfront Davao…

 

WATERFRONT INSULAR HOTEL DAVAO
Lanang, Davao City 8000, Philippines
Phone: +63 82 233-2881
Fax: +63 82 235-0900
E-mail: wihd@waterfronthotels.net
Facebook: Waterfront Insular Hotel
Instagram: @waterfrontdvo
Website: www.waterfronthotels.com.ph

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#Accommodations, #Travel

KILKEA CASTLE: A Castle Birthday for My Queen (and our First Impressions of Ireland)! @KilkeaCastle

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In Castledermot, County Kildare, Ireland (one hour away from Dublin), you’ll find KILKEA CASTLE. It’s a majestic 12th century castle that’s been transformed into a luxury hotel.

We celebrated Rache’s birthday in this beautiful place–befitting of my queen and love of my life–on our first-ever trip to Ireland. It was really magical and definitely one of the best travel experiences we’ll cherish forever. 

Here is a photo essay of our stay at Kilkea Castle…

 

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Once the medieval stronghold of the Fitzgeralds, earls of Kildare, the Castle was built by Hugh de Lacy for one of Strongbow’s Norman Noblemen, Walter de Riddlesford. Today it stands proudly ready to extend a five-star welcome to travelers from around the globe.
 
Set on 180 acres of its own wonderful woodland, gardens and golf course, Kilkea Castle enchants from the moment you drive down the beech-lined avenue overlooking the Killeshin Hills, only minutes from the ancient Mullaghreelan Woods.” (Kilkea Castle Website)

KILKEA CASTLE
Kilkea, Kilkea Demesne, Castledermot, Co. Kildare
Telephone: +353 59 9145600,  (U.S.): +1 (855) 9 KILKEA
Email: info@kilkeacastle.ie
Facebook: Kilkea Castle Kildare
Instagram: @kilkeacastle
Websitehttps://www.kilkeacastle.ie/

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