Showing posts with label Cebu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cebu. Show all posts

#HotelReview: Mango Park Hotel

Hey everyone! On today's post will be sharing a review on Mango Park Hotel.
When we traveled to Cebu previously, we stayed at Mango Park Hotel.
First off, we commissioned the hotel to pick us at the airport and updated them the estimated arrival time in Cebu but they unfortunately arrived super late at the airport for the usual reason... traffic. This is a big deal to me that time, because our flight have lots of setback that when we arrive in Cebu we're very tired and hungry already. Good thing when we arrive the hotel's costumer service is good and the ambiance is relaxing.
Our room was the standard room costing Php1,850.00 per night. 
I like it that the hotel is very accessible to malls like Ayala Terraces as well as known tourist spots like Basilica Del Santo Nino, Taoist Temple.

Hotel guest lobby... So welcoming!
Parking lot outside the hotel...

 The view the window of our room.

The room is complete with flat screen TV (with 25 Channels of skycable provider), Hair blower dryer, Safety vault, electric heater, cup and saucer (with complementary set of coffee, sugar and cream), bottled water, bath towel, shampoo and body soap, sets of dental kit.
There's a Filipino Restaurant (Lighthouse Restaurant) and a fastfood (Jollibee) near the hotel.
They offer free breakfast. Just be early so you can catch more options. I love that they have a variety of options on the breakfast. Cereals, waffles, salad, fruits and heavy meals like rice, hotdog, egg, fried potato and many more.
Even though our room is facing the road, you can't hear the vehicles outside.

No night lamps. So its either sleep with no lights or full lights on.
Phone seems to be not working.
Water in the bathroom takes time to drain. So when you shower its like your flooded.
The bathrooms has no cold/hot showers.
I'm not satisfied with the wifi because its hard to connect even if they had routers on every floor.
The railings at the rooftop is not safe. So better watch out for the kids if your go there with them.
The pool at the rooftop is so deep for children, around 5 feet as they say. So if your bringing kids and they will use the pool parental guidance is strictly advice. (Dislike coz I dont know how to swim. ^_^)

Overall it was a good stay and will probably still comeback because the location is great. I will recommend!

#Travel2015: Cebu

Hi there! Hows everyone been doing? Me? Getting lazier in updating this blog. Seems like this has always been my lame excuse when Im not blogging for awhile huh... There's a lot of things I want to share with you and will start with my trip to Cebu last January.

I tag along with my cousin and her family, who had to travel to Cebu for some important appointment to attend. It was an unplanned trip and I love it coz I got the chance to travel on the first month of the year. I am hoping this will be a mark of more travel this year. (Crossing Fingers)

Will be blogging more about the places we've visited but let me give you the summary of our trip through this pics...

Just had an hour of sleep because I worked graveyard... Then we woke  up extra early for a roadtrip to the airport and to catch our flight in time, which unfortunately was super delayed... And unluckily turn out to be cancelled flight, that we had to transfer to another flight for Cebu.

Hello Cebu! The trip was just short compared to the hours we waited for our plane. We're already super hungry and the van from the hotel that we commissioned to pick us up arrived late. (>.<)

Arrived at Mango Park Hotel... finally! The view from our room...

Would love to lay down and grab the much needed rest but my tummy wont let me.

We grabbed our late lunch/early dinner at the SM City Mall... The food court there is so nice and clean. You can choose a variety of delicious viands at the affordable prices without waiting. Most likely on peak hours like lunch and dinner time, you have to wait in line when paying because its "Pay as you order" service.

 After lunch, the kids went to Worlds of Fun which just beside the food court. And since Im a kid-at-heart too... I joined them. I miss riding bump cars. I rarely see one here locally so took this chance to enjoy it with the kids. 

Before heading home this Crazy Crepes catch our attention and so we tried it! I love it!

Travel wont be complete without visiting the tourist spots... 

First stop... Taoist Temple!

Basilica del Santo NiƱo...

Magellan's Cross...

Looking for pasalubong or goodies to love ones? Drop by at La Fortuna Bakery which is right behind the Magellan's Cross.

Ayala Terraces...

For dining... You might enjoy cherry blossoms in France at La Vie Parisienne!

Lighthouse Restaurant which is fortunately right beside our hotel serves delicious native foods. Two thumbs up! 
Thats it folks... Will share more details about our Cebu trip in my upcoming post. 

Looking Forward For Social Media Influencers Summit

It has been awhile since I attended a summit or a gathering of fellow bloggers and social media practitioners. So when I learned about Social Media Influencers Summit that will be happening in Cebu, I got interested and tought of joining. Was even more hype up when the organizers sent me an invitation to attend the event. This could also be a chance to visit some friends who's in Cebu. (Wooohoo!)

Social Media Influencers Summit

Social Media Influencers Summit will be March 16, 2013 at JCenter Convention Center of JCenterMall at Mandaue City, Cebu. There are around 300 social media influencers and users expected to attend th event.
The summit’s theme is the summation of two words: “Trending” + “Forward”
“Trending” means “the general direction in which something tends to move.” Each individual or company may have separate goals, but the ultimate goal of any “Social Media Influencer” is to create a buzz for its cause to make it appear on the “trending” topics of the social media networks.
“Forward” is being used to depict the innovation/presentation that each social media influencers should do to reach and influence the target audience. Buzz is not created by all. It is practiced by those who had mastered it. And this craft is fast changing with the dynamic preference and attitudes of the social media users.

Aside from the summit there were activities set before and after.

Cebu Bloggers Society Appreciation Night 2013 and Social Media Influencers Summit Launching.
February 15, 2013 (Friday) at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Harolds Hotel
Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City

Social Media Influencers Summit 2013 JCenter Convention Hall
March 16, 2013 (Saturday)
JCenter Mall, AS Fortuna Avenue

Mobile Trip 2013
March 17-19, 2013
On Selected locations

What Im looking forward on the event?

I am looking forward on hearing our very own CDObloggers President Vic Marion Madriaga, who will be talking about Social Media Success Story for Advocacy. His one reason I want to attend the event because I want to give my support.

Much more than that I am also interested to listen to the speakers since they will be tackling interesting topics on Social Media and its impacts. Here are the speakers and their topics:

  • Maria A. Ressa - Social Media Influencers Summit 2013 Keynote Speaker

  • Vic Marion Madriaga - Social Media Success Story for Advocacy

  • Maria Irene Aserios - Impact of Social Media Influencers in national and Local Politics

  • Mary Jane Cabrera - Community Social Media Influencers at Work: The Iloilo Bloggers Experience

  • Hannah Almira Amora - Facebook Success Story: How we raised One Million Pesos in Three Months

  • Atty. Ethelbert Ouano -Minding Social Media Rights and Responsibilities

  • Janette Toral - Am I a Social Media Influencer

  • Fitz Gerard Villafuerte - Maximizing the use of Social Media for your Business

  • Lisa Marie Mirasol - Social Media for advocacy Success Story: One for Iliganof Iligan Bloggers Society

With this line up of speakers I would surely looking forward to go home with lots of inspiring stories on being a social media influencer and also how to be an effective social media influencer.

I cant wait for March 16, 2013!

Social Media Influencers Summit is sponsored by Megaworld Corporation, Smart Telecommuniction, J Centre, Blue Water Resorts, Pinoy Great Deals, Click Photo ClubBluewater Maribago. With Partner Organizations; iNewMedia Online NetworkCebu Bloggers SocietyCebu Blog Camp, Ilo-Ilo Bloggers, Google Business Group Cebu.