April 30, 2010

A Better View of Hotel H2O

Just a few hours after I posted my blog on Hotel H2O, I received an email thanking me about my post. And to my surprise, the e-mail was from the assistant to the General Manager of Hotel H2O, Miss Isabel Tabayoyong.

Thank you, ma'am, for visiting my site! It is my pleasure to share the wonderful experience that I had in your hotel.

Your place is really an Atlantis on the shore of Manila Bay.

And to give you all my readers a better view of Hotel H2O, attached on her e-mail are these wonderful, clear, dramatic and hi-res pictures! Thank you for these, Miss Isabel!

My pictures from my previous blog are DUST compared to these pictures. Hahaha!

Anyways, here are the pictures and more detailed infos about Hotel H2O. I hope this can you help you all, my dear readers. And especially to you, you who sent me e-mails, IMs and SMS inquiring about the place and planning to surprise your love one. Heheheh! You know who you are! Hahahah!

The Aqua Room

The Aqua Supreme Room

The Parkview Room

The Club Lounge

The Club Lounge

The Hallway

The Hotel H2O Facade

The Makansutra Asian Food Village

The White Moon Bar

If given a chance, I'd really stay here again for a week or two, and enjoy and relax the wonderful amenities and features of this up and rising hotel here in Manila City.

I hope, next time, the good news that I'll get has something to do with staying at Hotel H2O for FREE! Hehehe! Even just for a night or two. Lols!

April 29, 2010

The Hotel H2O Experience

One of the perks of being a blogger - that is a serious, passionate blogger we’re talking about here (ehem, ehem) - is attending exclusive events and parties where you get to meet beautiful and nice people from different walks of life.

Alongside with meeting different people, is getting a chance to be a part of something spectacular and something wonderful. There goes you’ll be a part of a product launch, or a premier night or something more fun like a celebration of something great that happened or will happen.

And part of all the celebrations and launching and premiering are the freebies or let’s call them “thank you gifts” that you’ll surely enjoy, and so far, the best “gift” that I received was staying in a very beautiful hotel like Hotel H2O.

Located at heart of the metro, this newly established and the first aquarium-themed urban resort hotel in the country is a proud member of WORLDHOTELS – the largest and most established Europe-based global hotel group for independent hotels and regional hotel brand is.

Hotel H2O has two floors connected by a long aquarium wall, housing the Club H2O Lounge, Fitness Centre and Spa. With 130 rooms and 17 suites, they are categorized into three parts – the Park View rooms facing Luneta, the Bay View rooms facing Manila Bay and the Aqua Room with aquarium walls (this is where I stayed). See?

I love my room so much that I didn’t wanna go out! Hehehe.

The aquarium wall is really, really great up close.

My room has an LCD television with remote control, private in-rooms safe, bedside alarm clock, refreshment bar, high-speed Internet access, bathroom with individually designed toiletries, hair dyer, telephone and voicemail with international direct dial, refrigerator and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.

Love, love, love, right?

Another thing that I love about this hotel is you’ll never get bored. Hotel H2O is at the same building as Manila Ocean Park where a lot of great and wonderful activities await you. There’s Oceanarium, Jellies: Dancing Sea Fairies, Acquatica – another newbie in Manila Ocean Park’s compound, Spa, Sunset Quay, Fitness Centre and restaurants and bars like White Moon Bar and Makasuntra Asian Food Village – a Southeast Asian Cuisine restaurant and a food museum.

Makasuntra, for me, is the oasis of Asian food lovers.

This is, indeed, Manila’s newest offering for all the people out there who wanna relax and feel the life under the sea with a very creative and elegant feel.

I enjoyed and loved this place, I’m sure you’ll do too!
Can't wait to go back!

Hotel H2O

April 28, 2010

Some reasons why you should pay a visit to Paradizoo Theme Farm

I really had a great time visiting  Paradizoo Theme Farm last Friday. That’s why I wanna share to you all some reasons why, I think, you should skip some time from your busy skeds and take a breath of fresh air in this small paradise at Metro Tagaytay.

With its 14-hectare total land area, located just a few minutes from Tagaytay town proper, this paradise at Mendez, Cavite has a lot of different sections where you can learn, love, appreciate and take pictures (of course!) of different earthly species.


Right on their front gates are the farm animals and breeding area. This section is where you can touch some of them and even have a souvenir pictures with them - a fun and safe farm animal encounter. One thing that I can assure you all, comparing this part of the farm to the other zoos that we have here in the country, the smell of the animals’ shelter doesn’t smell that awful. The pets or farm animals all look healthy and very neat.


One of the animals that really amazed me was the white carabo. It was like seeing a unicorn with two horns! Hahaha!


And the white cow with five legs, named Bull-tes V (Voltes V) was really, nice and he looked like the cow on Birch Tree cans only with an extra leg Hehehe.


Our tour guide said to us that we can milk the goats or the cows if we want to (that is, of course, if their milks are available). Nice, right? One awesome Farmville experience!


I also like how their pets or farm animals have wide spaces to loiter and run around. It’s like the Baluarte in Vigan City, really.


Aside from the interesting farm animals that you can see in this paradise, there are also these beautiful insects that will interest you.


I had a fun time taking macro shots at these beautiful local butterflies. Unfortunately the bees were on their breeding season, so we didn’t get a chance to meet them, only these ones that were kept in this glass window for teaching/learning purposes.


By the way, Paradizoo also sells pure and original honey at a very affordable price! Pure real honey, I say again.


If you’ll notice, the honey was a lot clearer compared to the ones that we usually saw at the supermarkets, that is, most of the plants or flowers that’s around them were coffee plants. So I guess, if you have those honeys, you are also having coffee at the same time. Hahah! Coffee two in one!


Anyway, in a farm, when there are animals, there are also plants – balance of nature. In Paradizoo, they categorized these plants into Vegetable Farm and Flower Farm.

Their flower farm was kinda simple, more like a small park in Baguio City. Unfortunately, by the time we visited the place, they just harvested the flowers, so only few were left, but still, they are so lovely and very nice. I like flowers, so I really enjoyed this part. Actually this is my favourite part of the whole lot.


Same goes with their vegetable garden; they already harvested their fruits so we haven’t seen much. Though, we saw some yellow eggplants and little squashes.


On the other side of the theme farm, I saw some tents and rooms where guests can stay overnight. But if you are up for a day tour only and if you get tired of all the walking and hiking, Paradizoo has a café where they sell some of their freshly picked vegetables and freshly cooked dishes, ingredients of course from their own garden.

And at the end of our trip at this one-of-a-kind paradise, we paid a visit at their Discovery Shop, where we bought some souvenirs to treasure this enjoyable place.


I hope to get back here to see more flowers blossoming and more vegetables that are ready for harvesting. I would also like to visit again to see more little farm animals and more, and more, and more tress all over the place.


Experiencing all these in a quick span of time, it made me realized how I’m still attached to this beautiful world – a world of reality and wonders.

See you again soon, Paradizoo! Promise!

Panungayan, Mendez, Cavite
Open from 8am o 5pm
(02) 899-9824/19
(02) 898-3605
(02) 895-7142

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