Novotel Siam Executive room is highly recommended when staying at the Siam Square area of Bangkok. Why? Read on. I’ve been in and out of Thailand’s bustling capital, Bangkok for the past three years after having last visited it around fifteen years ago. And I know how it is to be in this city: can be tiring at times especially if you spend all day exploring the city. But I’ve always gravitated to the Siam Square area. It’s a center for business, leisure and shopping…Continue Reading “Staying at Novotel Siam Executive room in Premier floor”

The Carmen Hotel

Probably, it’s the best boutique hotel in Naga City. I’ve been frequenting Naga City for the past several years either for visits due to travel blogging invites or just for the love of being in this place. But one of the things that got me excited ever since I found out about it last year while as speaker at the Bicol Tourism Summit was the opening of probably the best boutique hotel in Naga City. Of course, I’ve stayed in several accommodations here from budget…Continue Reading “The best boutique hotel in Naga City”

Batangas Beach Resort

When I got an invite from a Batangas beach resort for a two night staycation, I didn’t hesitate. After a few email back and forths, and almost a month after contact and a trip abroad, I was well on my way to spend me time for a southern escape. Eagle Point Beach and Dive Resort is a three star Batangas resort located near the tip of the Calumpang Pensinsula in dive haven Anilao. It’s a secluded spot that takes you through the forested side of…Continue Reading “A Batangas beach resort perfect for stays and dive”

A luxury staycation in Manila especially at the Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino is a worthy hotel to stay when in this historic city. It is one of the first high end hotels in the country and is currently undergoing renovation and refurbishing with only 20% left to complete. Location wise, its at the center of the action in Manila whether for business or leisure. It’s just a stone’s throw from Rizal Park, and near Intramuros. LRT is just a few minutes walk to…Continue Reading “A worthy luxury staycation in Manila”

Domicillo Design Hotel: boutique hotel in Tagaytay

A lovely boutique hotel in Tagaytay nestled at a hillside area with sweeping views of the famous Taal Volcano and the lake. This greeted me when I arrived at Domicillo Design Hotel that is a league of its own. It champions Philippine design and crafts, done by well known designers and an organic architecture that blends well with nature. Personally, it’s the perfect place to cocoon, to get away from the urban rush and just enjoy the scenery of volcano, lake and the cool Tagaytay…Continue Reading “Domicillo, a gem of a boutique hotel in Tagaytay”