Our first time to be here was during our company summer outing on May 26, 2013. We used the Convention Center which was huge and nice. But I'd say the stage needs a lot of improvement. It only looked good because our committee made some decorations, but remove all those, and it sucks. I only realized it when I reviewed all the pictures I took during the program. You can see all the parts of the stage that need improvement. I'm not sure if they have one, but I would suggest they put a spotlight. The stage is really dark if the lights on the audience part is turned off. They only have lights on the background. The food served was good.
We were here the second time (June 15) because one of my colleagues won an overnight stay in a 3-bedroom villa. It was clean and quite spacious. But the maid's room was really creepy! It had its own bathroom though. The kitchen was clean. But, goodness, the refrigerator (personal ref) is almost at its limit. It's as if it was pre-owned and used for so many years and then bought by Fontana. To make it look good, they put it in a wooden cabinet.
The bedrooms were clean but my friends who stayed in the (which appeared to be) master's bedroom said that the air conditioning wasn't working well. They said that it was pretty hot. Bathrooms were clean. The other 2 bedrooms share a common bathroom while the master's bedroom has it's own.
Personally, which makes me comfortable in a place, is a clean bathroom. This includes having a bidet and a plenty supply of water. Yes, there is a plenty supply of water in Fontana, but it'll make you wonder, as a Filipino, how on earth you would wash your behind after pooping! There was no bucket let alone a bidet in the toilet! As for me, I'm not satisfied nor used to just wiping it off! Good thing, we were only there for 2 days and a night. lol. Though, they do have amenities there like shampoo, soap, shower cap, shaving cream, toothbrush and toothpaste, and tissue. By the way, their built-in blow dryer isn't working well too. It would work in 5 secs then stop. If you try to turn it on again, nothing. Until you get tired of it and just stop using it.
Wifi. Yes, there is wifi there but it is only available for free at the clubhouse not in the villa. We were told by the receptionist that we have to pay P500 for a 24-hr use of wifi in the villa. This will give us another server. But of course, we didn't go there just to stay in the villa. So we didn't buy it.
Their hot spring isn't available for free. I forgot how much. The only free pool for renting the villa is their olympic sized pool. Which is okay. The area was clean. But no food allowed. Also, you will only be allowed to dip in if you are wearing proper swimming attire. This means strictly no sandos nor cover ups.
Along with the free stay was the buffet breakfast which we really enjoyed. The food was good and you can get to have as much coffee and juice (orange and pineapple) as you want. The staff were pretty accommodating as well.
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