We arrived at EK at 11am, and was overwhelmed with the volume of guests. Too much for catching up with lost memories :P
We only got to ride the Bump Car (twice) and the paid 7D Theater. The 7D was cool and my boys liked featured attraction on "Zombies". We had lunch at the Amazon Grill (which was a bad choice, since we smelled like grilled chicken after, strolled a bit, again paid extra to play the Carnival games, bought souvenir shirts and jackets, before finally surrendering to the long lines and the full packed park. Did we get our money's worth? Nah! It was way too crowded. We should have chosen a weekday to visit!
We left the park at 3pm and headed to our humble accommodation for the night ~ MICROTEL South Forbes (near Nuvali).
Microtel South Forbes is about 25 kilometers away from Enchanted Kingdom. And took us 45 minutes to get there.
I love Microtel Rooms, they have spacious rooms and offer basic convenience to travelers at an affordable price.
My sister handled the room booking and charged me P2600 for the room inclusive of breakfast.
Now about Microtel South Forbes ~ check in was fast and easy. Having paid just a fraction, of a hotel cost, we already expected less than a 4-5 star hotel accommodation.
We got three deluxe rooms at ground floor. All the rooms are spic and span. We requested two queen beds for us. The beds were comfortable and fits our family of 2 adults and 2 kids snuggly.
My boy testing his side of the bed :P
However, toiletries was lacking. And there are no slippers or bath robe to speak off.
They do have a safety deposit box for your valuables and hair dryer.
There is also no in room refrigerator, instead the hotel services a mini-pantry with hot water, with coffee and tea, a vendo machine (also located at the ground floor). They also have ice available at the 2nd floor.
There is also no pool, which was a downer. The kids would have loved that.
Although very near Nuvali, where the action is, it is still about 10-15 minute drive (with traffic). It would be an inconvenient commute if you are travelling by public transport.
Breakfast was served buffet style at the Umenoya. Choices was limited, but surprisingly delicious. We had our fill before our final check-out.
Overall, we had a fine stay at the Microtel South Forbes. It is a good halfway house, if you are heading to Tagaytay, which is just an hour away from the hotel.
Microtel by Wyndham South Forbes
(near Nuvali Sta. Rosa) is located at
South Boulevard, South Forbes Golf City, Brgy. Inchican, Silang, Cavite
(I got the following photos from the Microtel website).
For reservations and inquiries, you may contact them through the following:
Phone Number:+63(49) 543-4888
Fax Number: +63(49) 543-4800
Manila Sales Office
Phone Numbers: +63(2) 899-7171 | +63(917) 888-1800
Fax Number: +63(2) 870 0319
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com