Easy Breezy Day at Thunderbird

Since I blocked my sked for any travel this month but my feet are still itching to travel, I thought it would be a good idea to try to spend a weekend in a nice hotel. Sounds fun, specially for me na madalas puro uneasy and flash backpacking ang trips. This one's gonna be different. Luckily I found Thunderbird.


○ The Resort

Thunderbird Resorts - Rizal is located in a highland valley along the Sierra Madre range. The 41-suite luxury resort is a sprawling mass of lush tropical greenery and elegant interior design. To meet sophisticated business and leisure demands, they offer world-class services and amenities – all set within easy reach from Manila.

Thunderbird - Rizal

the hotel facade

the rooms with veranda

Admit it, it's not the hotel facade which makes the guests decide whether to book or not. It is everything about the room, the pool, the amenities, and the food. Well Thunderbird will provide you every reason why settle in their resort.


○ Stay
Thunderbird - Rizal has 3 types of rooms to choose from.
Priced at P15,000/night - this Presidential Suite is I think a good rate compared to other high end hotel brands.


the dining table and receiving area at the back


spacious living room

master's bedroom

writing desk

bathroom with tub

I could imagine a relaxing family bonding in this room over a long weekend.
Anyway, there's also a Deluxe Room which has the same ambiance and comfort, yet more affordable.

Deluxe Room - big enough for 4

2 double beds

small living area - plus points!
I dont like a room without this. ayoko ng puro kama lang..

cabled tv fronting the beds

the spacious bathroom
yes, that's me standing in the tub.. haha

complete with toiletries, of course..

And by the way, this is the view from the veranda..

view from your own veranda

These types of rooms can make me just stay at home. (--,)

---> I hate sharing rooms with other backpackers whenever I travel, but this case is an exemption. It's ThePinaysolobackper who I will be sharing the room with.

(di pa ko tapos sayo Gael, gusto ko ng hardcore na travel with you.. at pasensya ka na, masungit ako sa personal. hehe)


Me, Anton (salingpusa lang sa room namin), and Gael


○ Dine
A good stay is always complemented with a good dining experience. Thunderbird offers at least 3 restaurants to serve its hungry guests.

four seasons

warm thai beef salad

steamed lapu lapu with mango and coriander salsa

panna cotta

Not only the food are pleasant to the eyes, but they also satisfied our stomach as well. I can clearly remember everyone savoring each bite of every dish. Obviously the chef knows how to do his stuff. Kudos to the very attentive waitresses too.


○ Swim
Everyone loves to take a dip in a pool, specially if it's an infinity pool overlooking Manila Bay.

Thunderbird's infinity pool

and it's not crowded at all

kid's area after the bridge (2feet)

care to spend your siesta in this jacuzzi?

I like the fact that there's not much guests here. This is a plus point aside from the obvious part that this pool is very attractive.


○ Play
Inside the resort is the Fiesta Casino. Guests can do gaming, watch live bands, have casual dining and drinking, etc.. There's just so much to do to in this area.

the VIP room for high end gamers

the roulette

baccarat game

gambling is always fun!
ansaya, natutunan ko ang madaming sugal! =)

at Fiesta Casino

Gambling is a game of chance and Im not surprised that I always ended up winning. Too bad sabi ng agent, pag swerte sa sugal, malas sa lovelife.. Oh well, di ako naniniwala dun! Haha


○ Spa
Not a fan of massage, but a 15-min complimentary massage is a must experience.

a complimentary 15-min massage

That's a good way to end the day.


Thunderbird Rizal has ongoing day tour and room promos until December 2011. Why not give this luxury and international resort a try in one of your weekends?

Thunderbird Resorts - Rizal
www.thunderbird-asia.com/
rizalreservations@thunderbird-asia.com


Updated 01/18/2011
Experience Thunderbird all year round with these promo rates: CLICK HERE


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It was a nice experience to just stay and relax in a hotel instead of the usual out of town trips. In fact Im gonna do it again since wala akong lakad this November. (please dont try to invite me, i intentionally blocked my sked).

So, sinong interested to join? I just need 1 or 2 companions.
Note: this is NOT FREE.
Please email me again if you do (sorry nalito na ko sino yung mga nag-advise before na gustong maging travel buddy ko..) Let me know ha.
chyngreyes@gmail.com

43 responses:

Chyng said...

who's interested for a weekend stay in a hotel (around manila lang).. hindi FREE to, asa ka..

email me! :)

danda07 said...

Lapit lang samin ng Antipolo pero hindi pa ako nakakapunta diyan! Hehe! Matry nga din minsan.. :)

Sino kaya mapipili mo chyng! Hehe!

Goodluck sa lahat! :)

khantotantra said...

huwaw. Ansarap sigurong magrelax at ma-pamper sa lugar na iyan.

Ang fave ko ay mga pools at tubig kaya na-excite ako sa images. Sana nga lang magkaroon ako ng sufficient money para ma-try yan.

Kura said...

nyahaha! kala ko may pa-contest ka ulit girl.. I've heard of that resort. Pero high-end nga kasi siya kaya hanggang "...Yeah I heard" lang ako hahah! Never tried. Ganda pala talaga. Pati food, oh so yummy! Salamat sa info. Ipon mode =)

docgelo said...

matutuwa si nica sa husay ng post mo, chyng! TBR-Rizal has its own charm compared to what we experienced in TBR-Poro Point. And who would say no to a free hotel accomodation, food and whatnot, sarap! IloveTBR!

docgelo said...

and you as masungit in person to gael (whom i have yet to meet)? give me high five! he he

JeffZ said...

just recentrly that I knew na international pala ang thunderbird resorts.. :) and surprisingly, luxury hotel pa pala.. within reach na lang pala to hindi ko pa napuntahan.. (at alam ko kung bakit.. dahil walang budget.. hehe) thanks for the info chyng!

Rizalenio said...

May naka topless!!! :)

Natawa ako sa "swerte sa sugal, malas sa lovelife". Di ko na itatry ang magsugal, swerte na ako sa lovelife e. Yown. Pumunchline? :)

Ang ganda ng mga kuha mo, Chyng, lalo na yung mga food photos. Yang panna cotta, unang challenge yan sa Top Chef (season I forgot), styling palang winner na.

Ganda ng mga kuha. Anong itsura ng Manila at night from that infinity pool?

RJ said...

Ang iksi naman ng complimentary massage. Teaser lang, tiyak. A two-hour massage okay na sa akin.

Teka, parang di ko nabasa kung bakit 'Thunderbird' ang name ng hotel?

kg said...

i read this already somewhere, i mean your trip here...di ko lang maalala kung saan. i just remember thinking...swerte naman ni chyng! he he!

no travel plans for the rest of the year? APIR!!! ako naman not for personal reasons....office arrest na! he he! sabi ng boss ko last na daw US trip he he!

Azrael Coladilla said...

panalo sa feature!
di ko na try mag swim sa pool nila..

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

wow! nice Chyng love it! Ganda nung mga pix ng room! I like the angles, yung saken yung pool lng ata yung me magandang angle. haha :D
natawa naman ako sa statement na masungit ka sa pesonal! d naman, maarte lang! haha Ok lng yan Chyng, you're just being true. ;) I respect differences! haha

Eksayted na ako sa trip naten nina Nina nxt year! Yung hardcore travel, maybe next year pa, sabihan kita. laylo ako this nxt 2 months.

Kate said...

I really LOVE your blog <3 Hope to travel with you soon. sana :)

nicquee said...

as usual, I love your photos!

Nice find ito kasi malapit. :)

marxtermind said...

Since my day tour na, I'll go there na! Yey!

pusang kalye said...

sa wakas. na blog na rin. bilib naman ako sayo at talagang di mo nilabas yung mga pics until mai-blog mo---pati ako tuloy curious na sa mga sususnod na pics.....

...at talagang yang pic na yan ang nilagay mo kung saan mukha akong engot? hahaha

about the luck thing at pagiging sawi sa pag-ibig naniniwala ako don.

at anu tong naghahanap ka ng kasama tapos magkukulong lang kayo sa hotel? or say stay lang sa hotel? nice idea though.....di naman date yan ha?

MarcoPaolo said...

What a nice getaway, Chyng!

Hmmm... pag iisipan ko... email ako sayo... :)

flip'n travels said...

astig... ibang level ang mga sponsored trips! good job!

RON

bertN said...

Nice place to unwind! Maski na matalo ng kaunti sa sugal ok na rin.

Cza said...

Ang gandaaaaaa!!! Matry nga din yan. :D

gillboard said...

pwede ako sa december na travel mo?!

rob said...

.. i'm also from rizal but i have never visited thunderbird, the place looks nice.

.. days off ako mid-november, hope to see you and dyanie again pag okay skeds nyo. =)

Jepoy said...

Salamat sa complete details. Ang galing nang pag kakakuha asteg na asteg parang gusto ko na mag pa book agad kaso hindi ako marunung pumunta...

Ang gondo ng pictures asssssssteeeg!

Photo Cache said...

perfect to unwind and get reenergize. pero mahal naman yang presidential suite, less than 400 dollars a night, super mahal.

galing ng food ah, reasonable ba pricing?

Mic Garing said...

http://www.ivanhenares.com/2010/10/seven-lucky-bloggers-will-fly-to.html

Happy Trails said...

oh my aylav your thuderird escape, appears to be really relaxing ;-)

witsandnuts said...

Very Santorini!

Ian said...

nakaktuwa naman nagkikita kits kayo ng mga bloggers.

lakwatserong tatay said...

wow..pwede makijoin mam chyng...
ang lapit ko nalang dyan eh..
taga antipolo lang ako.

pamatayhomesick said...

sayang, kung andyan ako sasama ako sayo,...maganda yung lugar chyng,saka maganda kasi yung spot mo sa pagkuha ng location...:)

Karla said...

Wow! Ang ganda ng Thunderbird Resorts Rizal! ^_^ Ang laki din ng rooms. Perfect talaga for a weekend getaway. Buti pumayag silang magpic sa casino kasi laging bawal magpicture sa mga casino na napapasukan ko.

Sayang, gusto ko sana magjoin sa weekend getaway mo this November kaso ang hectic ng schedule ng practicum. :( Wala na ding budget kasi ang tamad ko magwork online ngayon, hehe.

Btw, pinakita ko pala yung blog posts mo about Thailand sa mom ko. Tuwang tuwa siya at todo lista siya sa mga lugar na pinost mo, hehe. ^_^

Robbie said...

Waaaah ang ganda talaga dito. Syempre pang-mayaman talaga.

Gusto ko sana sumama sa iyong weekend stay sa hotel kaso hindi ako free this November din. Huhuhu.

Next time! :D

Axel said...

Narinig ko na tong Thunderbird resort na toh eh.. maganda nga pala talaga siya..

mukhang ok na rin yung price, at ang mura na rin ng day tour nila ah..

Yung Php5k ba nila good for ilang tao??

mag-email ako sayo ah.. hehe..

princess_dyanie said...

hi teh! kung makapag pakita ka naman ng balikat kala mo nsa commercial ng "i can feel it" hahaha!! :))

huwaaaw sa paginvite sa hotel stay ah! gs2 ko sana kung FREE hahah!! o yung sinabi ko sayo ah! alam mo na yun!

hi rob!!! kelan ka uwi? ayaw ko na moa pls lang hahaha!! ang farview!!!

Chyng said...

te!! easy.. easy.. ^-^

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

nalaman ko nga you were there when I read an earlier entry in another blog.
pero ba't kaya thunderbird? para kasing pangalan ng sasakyan.

Senyorita Micamyx said...

Gusto ko din ng masahe LOL :D Ganda ng rooms din pala sa Thunderbird Rizal :D

Jun Hernandez said...

Hi, how much for their regular room rates? Thank you very much.

Chyng said...

here's the rate all year round:

http://enjoythunderbirdresorts.blogspot.com/2011/01/extraordinary-experience-all-year-round.html

Jun Hernandez said...

Thanks for the references! Will visit Thunderbird in La Union this February.

Have a nice day!

Chyng said...

^ youre very much welcome sir Jun!

Chew On This said...

I've been to Thunderbird Rizal but have never checked in so this is the first time I've seen the room interiors. Hanggang casino lang kasi kami and their restaurant buffet upstairs :D

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