My family was invited to attend a 7:30 AM wedding in Batulao, Batangas a couple of months ago and my toddler is part of the entourage as one of the flower girls. We decided it would be best if we book a hotel nearby to stay in the night before so I went to online and was delighted to find an Eco-friendly hotel!
Hindi ko na-picturan yung lobby area but it was super Instagram-able. The whole place was actually, Instagram-able. Maliit but functional, super lamig and mabango. Nagdi-diffuse sila ng Verbana oil kaya super relaxing.
Checking in took less than 10 minutes. Literal. After verifying my identity for the online booking, may ipapa-sign lang sayo na rules and regulations (no smoking inside the room, segregate trash, additional charge for pets, etc.) then you are good to go.
Third floor ang room namin and walang elevator kaya hindi siya PWD-friendly. Meron naman rooms sa ground floor and pwede i-request na doon kayo ilagay, if needed.
The hotel was filled with modern art and lots of common areas where kabataans could hang to read a book or play Mobile Legends at.
The room is quite small compared to other hotel’s standard room but you won’t feel it because it was decorated in a way to make it look spacious. A lot of natural light comes in because of the big window. Medyo industrial yung feel with a basbas of art here and there. Don’t expect a view of the Taal Lake kasi it is situated at the opposite side of the road. We had a nice view of the little dining area and front garden.
First thing I check upon getting to the room is yung cleanliness. Detailed cleaning lalo na sa bathroom. Our bed sheets, disappointed kasi meron stain (na mukha namang galing sa food). White sheets ang gamit nila so I was expecting na dapat spotless kasi madali naman linisin ang white sheets. And ayun, may isang pirasong short hair (na ayaw ko isipin saan galing) above the water closet.
All else is clean, even the rest of the bathroom.
Common Area and Restaurant
My favorite part. The whole 4th level is a common area with their in-house restaurant called “Camping & Grilling at the Roofdeck”. It has a playground and glamping tents for rent at the opposite side of the restaurant.
Super accommodating ng servers, super daming choices for alcoholic drinks and super fun experience yung pag-ihaw ihaw ala hotpot sa gitna ng table.
We went up the playground at 3pm, we were supposed to visit the zoo para ipasyal ang bata at 4pm pero nakalimutan namin sa sobrang enjoy. We had dinner doon na din pero meron din Japanese restaurant sa harap ng hotel if gusto niyo ng options.
Sa reviews, sinasabi nila na dahil gawa sa container van ang hotel, maririnig niyo all sort of ingay ng mga tao around and of those inside the other rooms. We checked in on a Friday night and siguro dahil wala masyado tao, we didn’t experience this.
What we experienced is yung rinig mo yung mga kotse sa highway. Yung hotel kasi is right along the main road kaya all sorts of dumadaan rinig mo. But you’ll get used to it after a couple of minutes and it won’t be that bothersome especially if you are tired from the travel and activities.
Babalik ba kami? Definitely. Relatively malinis, super friendly staff and really awesome value for money.
We also got curious about the other Eco Hotel that they have in Tagaytay (Cabins by Eco Hotel with Taal Lake View) and discovered they also have villas and serviced apartments in Makati, Batangas, Bohol, Boracay and El Nido.
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