When I was about to leave Thunderbird Resort, I am already thinking of the day when I will come back! Despite the 6-7 hour bus ride one way going to this resort from Manila (you can actually book a flight via Zest Air), I can say that I have been to the resort with the most breath taking view ever!
I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights and 2 days. Yes, my companions (all 60+ of us) arrived here at around 11 pm in the evening after a long bus ride from Makati. Six hours into the bus ride, every one of us in this group was so tired and demoralized but after seeing the very well-lighted hotel from a distance, everyone was just shouting with joy! It’s so beautiful at night from afar that’s why everyone is saying, it’s worth the trip already!
At the reception lobby, we were all greeted by the very accommodating staff. Though we were a big group, registration and getting our keys was a breeze! After the welcome drink (which somewhat taste like powdered soap hehehe!), we were escorted to our rooms. I was at awe upon entering my first floor North Wing Room! Two big queen sized beds, LCD TV, a big desk, and we have a balcony (never thought that we will have that in the first floor!). The bathroom was huge and there is still room for a big tub! Toiletries were top class being from VMV Hypoallergenics. Sleeping is not a problem since I had one of the most comfy bed of all time!
When I woke up the first I thing I did was to open the curtains and I was so happy to see the glistening South China Sea view. Poro Point is so breath taking! Breakfast was served at Olives Restaurant and it served a typical Filipino buffet menu plus the usual staple of dim sum, cereals, and fresh fruits. Lunch was a buffet of sumptuous Mediterranean food served at Patio Santorini. Service was really great and the waiters are very attentive of all my needs especially the refilling of the much needed ice tea! What I like the most is the freshly baked banana bread and cookies, this hotel need to have bakery where they can sell this stuff! I am enjoying all of this while checking my Facebook and e-mails as the hotel offers Free WIFI connectivity!
What I love the most aside from the view is the great service that the men and women of this hotel gave me. I had to go to church service on a Saturday night and they made it really easy for me. They research the nearest chruch of my religion (INC) and found the best schedule. The shuttle ride from there to the hotel vice versa is just for P500! It was truly amazing!
Over-all I had a terrific time in the company of friends and hopefully I can be back together with my family. Thunderbird Resorts, I shall return!
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- Also Known As:
- Thunderbird Poro Point Hotel San Fernando La Union