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Hotels and resorts where I stayed, for 1 time or multiple times, for short or long term. I review them for you.

Red Koi Residences, Sorsogon City

Red Koi Residences, Sorsogon City

Red Koi Residences is by far out one of the nicest and cleanest places I have stayed in the Philippines. The introvert build hotel offers a quiet hideaway in the busy city of Sorsogon. Walking distance from the city center, this newly build boutique hotel offers the luxury a travellers seeks. Rooms start just a little under 1700 pesos and for that you get a lot of fluffy towels, nice hot shower and good mattress and pillows. Plenty of amenities…

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Carmel Inn, Catarman, Samar

Carmel Inn, Catarman, Samar

The newly build white and orange building is unmistakable a hotel. Just outside Catarman a barangay divided in two by the airstrip you can cross by foot during daytime. The bright color scheme of the outside is continued in the rooms. We booked 2 rooms, the orange and green one. Not much of a view from anywhere in the hotel, since it is build in an introvert way. And although nicely tiled in the bathroom it is all just a…

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Garden of Tabinay, Puerto Galera

Garden of Tabinay, Puerto Galera

Garden of Tabinay is the place we come across while fleeing from the endless noise of White Beach. Upon arrival it all seemed calm and peaceful and very quiet. So we decided to move. Were we mistaken. The Garden of Tabinay is an example of how a good development in the Philippines can be ruined by a bad neighbourhood. Once The Garden of Tabinay must have been a haven, an oasis. The garden cottages are a gem. Homely comfortable, everything…

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Canyon Woods Resort, Lake Taal

Canyon Woods Resort, Lake Taal

We expected an upscale resort. The pictures on Agoda showed luxury to the max. What we found was a good hotel. Nothing more, nothing less. The rooms are spacious and offer a side way view on Lake Taal, the beds are comfortable and the bathroom is very good. The shower was not as hot as I hoped for, for during our stay it was very cold. The hot water runs out quickly. Bathrobes and those funny hotel slippers were provided…

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Villa Paulina Resort, San Jose, Mindoro Occidental

Villa Paulina Resort, San Jose, Mindoro Occidental

San Jose offers a great variety of resorts and hotels, but they are rather pricy. After a little bargaining we rented 2 rooms in Villa Paulina Resort. The boutique style resort looks great. The rooms are wonderfully decorated and have that ring of ancestral houses to them. but unfortunately they come with free cockroaches. And the hotel is well aware of it, for they spray the bathroom upon arrival of the guests and place the bins strategically on the drainage….

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Felipa Lodge, Bulalacao

Felipa Lodge, Bulalacao

Bulalacao is a small town on the Island to Mindoro and the place where FastCat ferries departs for Caticlan (Panay) the gateway to Boracay. (for timetables of the ferry to Boracay you click here¬†) Although the owner of the FastCat ferries build a new container hotel next to the port, I decided to stay in the Filipino owned lodge a little down the road. There are a number of reasons for that: the price, the Filipino Lodge is much more…

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Renting an apartment in Puerto Galera, Philippines

Renting an apartment in Puerto Galera, Philippines

After the first stage of the journey through the Philippines I arrived in Puerto Galera again. It was two years ago since I first came here. I started my adventure in October 2015 in Puerto Galera, where I did an all inclusive in Badladz Beach Resort. The benefits of an all inclusive in those days were that you can get used to the country and overcome your culture shock within save boundaries of hotel grounds. With not a lot to…

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