We went there sometime last month due to the massive blackout covering Luzon after the storm "Basyang". We checked local hotels in the area that has a 24 hour generator, and booked the hotel hours before we checked in.
Since it was just a day after the storm, there were still a lot of torn leaves strewn everywhere, but fortunately, just about 12 hours after the storm, the roads were clean and the fallen twigs substantially removed.
A plus factor for this hotel are their people, the front desk officers were helpful, attentive and courteous; the waiters are knowledgeable and attentive as well.
We were checked on the second floor of the hotel, but while the rooms were clean, the veranda overlooking a pocket garden, was not. The room was cramped, but had basic necessities like table and chairs, a tv (although it didn't have a cable connection then).
What i didn't like though were the towels. It looked like it should have been retired already for being too old. We ended up using them as foot rags at the bathroom. While it had a homey feel to it, there was an "oldness/used feeling" to it as well. They should have the rooms renovated.
The meals were average, and maybe as thankful I was for having found a place with electricity at that time, I may have been more forgiving to the accommodations that we got.
One thing is for sure though, there are a lot of things to do there at the hotel. There's an animal zoo, tennis courts, fishing village, a huge swimming pool with adult slides etc.
It's just that since we were taking care of a toddler who was not feeling well, we were only able to focus on the facilities in the room.
All in all, for varied and multiple activities and interests, this would be the right hotel for you. Everything that you need is housed in their spacious grounds. However, they should improve on linens, beddings, pillows, towels and interior of the rooms. The menu could use a little upgrade and variety as well.
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- Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park is located in Kawit, Cavite, Philippines. This Mediterranean-inspired getaway is only 45 minutes away from Manila. Retire to their air-conditioned rooms after a fun-filled activity day. Each one is amply fitted with a toilet & shower, refrigerator, and coffeemaker. Other in-room amenities are the refrigerator, coffee/ tea maker, IDD telephone, and Internet access. ... more less
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