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Makiling Onsen Hotel: Authentic Japanese Hot Baths

We discovered this place by accident. Although this is on the main thoroughfare, when your mind is set to go some place else, and you have poor peripheral vision like me, you won't really notice it at an instant, but when you do, you would not regret it at all.

We came from UP Los BaƱos looking for a place to eat. Although there were tons of great places, I'm sure, the people that we asked that day were quite clueless. The people from Laguna are quite hospitable, but for some reason, the ones "available" that day only knew of fast food chains and the like. We did not want that because we could have them any time in the National Capital Region a.k.a. Metro Manila.

I wanted to try a certain place with great reviews near the university, but it was out of the way and the way going there was jammed. Mom said, "It's Laguna, I'm sure there are other places..."

We were set to go to the other side of Laguna(the way to Manila was on the way, but we were intending to skip that), but something caught my eye (I was looking left and right, and yes, that made me dizzy). I saw an interesting looking Japanese restaurant called Azabu(Linen Cloth) Restaurant. It meant, for me, that the place is clean, and most probably, they serve good food (I'll write a separate review of the restaurant).

After eating, I was able to go around the place.

Let me just say that I've seen better places, but it looked very, very cozy, and the people looked very, very friendly.

Yes, you may say that they are just doing their jobs, but I've seen people "just doing their jobs" who are rude...

A week later we tried one of their accommodations that has its very own onsen. The public baths are clean, and they have rules and regulations to keep it as such, but we needed a private one for RJ because he was not feeling well.

We stayed at the Ayame Studio De Luxe with Onsen. Ayame(アヤメ, 菖蒲, 文目) is Japanese for Iris. The flower symbolism associated with the iris is faith, wisdom, cherished friendship, hope, valor, "with my compliments", promise in love, wisdom. It is also a symbol for royal families.

In Japan, the iris flower meaning has been interpreted as an expression of heroic deeds. The blue color of Japanese iris symbolizes blue blood. This is why iris flowers are used extensively in the Japanese spring festival for boys. Iris flowers were used in making perfumes, fragrances and as a medicinal herb too.

In Japan we were told that instead of money, we could give tokens to the ones that serve us(but some places in Japan accept money too, because they know it is a "worldwide" thing), but even if they try their best to serve their guests well like the Japanese do (they were trained that way), this is still the Philippines. I think it's best to give them cash with a smile.

I could list the prices here, but I think everything is covered in their website.

They accept Visa and Mastercard, but I advise that you call first if their machine is working that day or just to be sure, bring extra cash. It's generally safe there, but don't forget to take care too.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Family Travel, Spa and Resort
  • Written October 3, 2011
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Hidden Valley: It is a Paradise

Itis a paradise neatly hidden between two mystical mountains of Banahaw and Makiling.Hidden it contains different species of plant life, most of which are endemic and or endangered and atleast indigenous species of wildlife thriving in the virgin forest area.natural pools with the purest mineral waters reputed to be medicinal and rejuvenating.,

It is real paradise. theres no enough words how outstanding this resort.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written July 26, 2007
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Punta Verde Resort: The Lake Caleraya keep Secret

The place is peaceful and feel you are in paradise. a perfect get away.Punta Verde is a cozy resort in Lake Caliraya, there private villa equipt with kitchen utensil, so you can cook your owned food, there swimming pool have jacuzi, the cavana is beautiful.

there room is nice and very clean and even the linen is .smell good. your money is worth

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written July 26, 2007
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El Cielito Inn: Sta. Rosa's Best Inn

I find my stay in El Cielito Inn very pleasant and comfortable. It's the best accomodation in my Laguna trip. I stayed in a couple of hotels in various towns. The room is huge & nice. Bathroom is also good. Very near the Enchanted Kingdom which is what we are here for. The inn offered a EK packages for P3600 weekdays & P3900 weekends which includes overnight accomodation, 4 EK day passes, breakfast for 2, welcome drinks, 2-way shuttle from ECI to EK and back. Inn also offers Splash Island Packages for P3200 & P3500. The Inn also has a very nice lobby.

EK & Splash Island Packages offered by the Inn.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Budget Travel, Road Trip
  • Written April 7, 2007
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Pagsanjan Rapids Hotel: Pagsanjan's Popular Hotel

Tour group hotel with ok rooms, all with TV. Restaurant, swimming pool, boat trips to the waterfall. The swimming pool was without water & dirty during our stay. Standard room rate good for 2 P1478. Accepts senior citizen card. Boating to the falls cost P740 including the raft ride P90. The raft ride can be refunded. The hotel building is a bit old.

Restaurant, swimming pool, boat trips to the waterfall.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Family Travel, Road Trip
  • Written April 7, 2007
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Pagsanjan Falls Lodge: Pagsanjan's Famous Lodge

SR/DR/fan/bath P1200, SR/DR/ac/bath P1500 and P1800. Acceptable, but fairly expensive rooms with TV. Restaurant, disco, swimming pool, boat trips to the waterfall. Day visitors can rent a locker for P20.

Restaurant, disco, swimming pool, boat trips to the waterfall.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Road Trip, Family Travel, Budget Travel
  • Written April 7, 2007
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Paradise Resort: Pagsanjan's Popular Resort

Paradise Resort is popular among the Koreans, it's owner being a Korean. It is located beside the La Corona de Pagsanjan Resort Hotel.

Provides boating to Pagsanjan Falls.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Family Travel, Road Trip
  • Written April 7, 2007
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La Corona de Pagsanjan Resort Hotel: Pagsanjan's Famous Hotel

SR/DR/ac/bath P1800 and P2200, including breakfast. Immaculately decorated rooms with TV. Restaurant. Extensive grounds with plenty of room for the three swimming pools. Located a bit outside town, about two km in the direction of Lucban. Reservations can be made in Manila at the Hotel La Corona, Tel (02)5242631. Fax (02)5258628.

Extensive grounds with plenty of room for the three swimming pools.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Road Trip, Family Travel, Budget Travel
  • Written April 7, 2007
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Riverview Resort & Conference Center: Calamba's Famous Resort

Riverview Hotel has a nice, huge & attractive swimming pool with a slide. A nice landscaped garden leads to the hotel rooms. The room rates are reasonable. Service is good. There's also a bowling alley for the guests to enjoy with a minimal fee. The only drawback is the lady in the check-in counter who took a long time to finalize everything. We took 2 rooms. One is a standard room for 2 which cost P1499 and the other one is a family room with 6 beds (double deck) for P2400. The hotel accepts senior citizen cards. The resort has ample parking space.

Great pool with slide as the main attraction of the hotel.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Road Trip, Family Travel, Budget Travel
  • Written April 4, 2007
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Lagos del Sol, Caliraya

Great Food. Can't say the same for the accomodations though. They have a pool and jet ski. The view is magnificent especially when your room faces the lake. A good choice for nature lovers.

Beside Lake Caliraya. Room rates includes all meals (this is more convenient since there aren't too many establishments to dine in).

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel
  • Written January 29, 2006
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