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“very poor maintenance, old (needs renovation and innovation), man power upgrade” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Villa Escudero

Villa Escudero
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$84*
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Private Tour: Villa Escudero with Lunch from Manila
Ranked #17 of 120 things to do in Manila
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This resort is actually a self-contained working coconut plantation and features a museum, bamboo rafts, a rural village tour and a restaurant underneath a waterfall.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
legazpi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“very poor maintenance, old (needs renovation and innovation), man power upgrade”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

the place is still the same when i visited last 2006. it even got worse because it's old and dirty. it's crying out for renovation. Boring. It must have an impact saying It's fun in the Philippines after all. A guest would definitely have an unhappy impression, it's no longer worth it, the food is bad. Service is bad and the place is definitely not an unforgettable place where a guest would say i'd love to visit there again.

Visited September 2012
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice place outside crowded Manila...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I went with other students (organized by the school). Transport was already arranged by the school (might be a challenge for you if can't arrange it). The entrance I heard is P1,400 (about $35)
The lunch with Filippino food was very good.
Lots of fun things to do:
Welcome drinks
Carabao cart rides
Buffet lunch @ Lake Labasin water falls
Visit to museum
Bamboo rafting (morning only)
Cultural show (afternoon show)
Use of recreational and sport facilities
Bird watching
Nice place to relax...
The website: http://www.villaescudero.com/index.php

Visited March 2012
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2 Thank huetran
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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“What Waterfalls?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

So what is exciting about taking a photos on supposed to be small dam?That waterfalls is nothing but slimy and slippery backdrop while soaking your feet having lunch of otherwise extremely Filipino cuisine.Another establishment that is really for local appreciation.I really don't understand why resorts/hotel around The Philippines serves food that only locals willing to chew.

Visited December 2011
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Makati, Philippines
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice natural environtment, but too expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Its quite nice place, with natural river view. The pictures at internet might be fooled you, its just a man made waterfall, the food is below of average. Not much activities can be done there.
Carabao rides, museum, bamboo rafting and very standart buffet lunch under the small manmade waterfall for 1400 pesos entrance fee, exclude the transport fee from manila. Fyi, its 2-3hrs rides from Manila to San pablo.

Lunch is serves at 11 - 2 PM

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Xiao_Yen
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Cavite
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice place to visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Like an old Spanish era, and you can smell the fresh wind and a wonderful ambience to relax. The food is good, with the semblance of Filipino and Spanish taste. The memorabilia of the Escuderos are such a great things to see, to remember what is really we have during those time.

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