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Laoag City , Philippines October 29, 2010 - November 1, 2010 The Grand Octagon Hotel.             I ...

Laoag City, Philippines
October 29, 2010 - November 1, 2010

The Grand Octagon Hotel.
            I was trying to check a hotel or resort that would satisfy my comfortableness and accessibility to visit the most extravagant city in the northern tip of the Philippines and that’s Laoag City – popularly known as the “Sunshine City of the Philippines” dubbed in the dialect “Laoag” which means “light or clarity” in an  innate beginning of the place.

Simple bahay-kubo to dine in.
            After searching into tourism brochures, pamphlets, travel blogs and website I was stunned with the Grand Octagon Hotel and Resort dubbed as the "traveler's paradise a haven" which is approximately 5 minutes away from Laoag City and 7 minutes away from the newly Robinsons Mall located at San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte and 10 minutes away from the Laoag International Airport.
            
Swimming pool.
            The location of the place was right along Laoag International Airport Avenue and in front of Laoag General Hospital. The place was extraordinary it has an old wooden gate with a miniature bamboo as its fence and an entrance about 7 meters away from the airport avenue to the hotel (an antique look with a touch of modernized elements) to restaurant (concrete bungalow building) then another entrance to the house of the owner and another entrance gate to the wide open space for events and occasion and to the swimming pool, there are also two tree houses that you can climb to. The place was estimated around 2.5 hectares as I can assessed.

The treehouse.
As you walk along the hotel and resort, you can see lush tropical gardens camp on the well-manicured lawns, cement beautiful relationships at the cottage by the pool, appreciate the beauty of greenfields at the sentry like cottages built on century old trees and reflect on how greatly blessed you are.
The Garden.

Inside the hotel room, was comfy matching with air-conditioned, cabled television, and a comfort room but sad to say there was no hot shower, you have to take a bath with a cold blazing water directly to your body from the shower.
An air-conditioned room with cabled television & door to veranda.
Queen size bed good for two persons.
24 hour hot & cold shower.

Hotel & Resort Amenities 
  • WI-FI Zone 
  • Tours and transportation rental
  • 24 hour standby generator 
      

    PAVILLION 

    An all wood and bricks the venue is a strong statement of the Filipinos enduring colonial link. Colored glass panel doors that may be opened give grandeur and elegance to the place suitable for wedding receptions, anniversaries, debuts, conferences or meetings.  
     





    GARDEN

    Offers well manicured lawns & garden. Listen to the chirping , the whistling and the love call of birds. Feast your eyes on verdant greens and colorful flowers. Marvel at the beauty of palms & topiaries. The garden is a perfect place to relax. Plants that abound the resort are therapeutic.


    SWIMMING POOL

    The cool waterfalls & fountains are a look alike to naturally falling waterfalls as one can sit or climb its walls, walk its basin & do water therapy. Treat yourself to a foot massage as you experience satisfaction under the tree-showers.




     
    PARKING SPACE

    Take pleasure in spending quality time with friends and relatives without fear of the security of your vehicle. The resort has wide parking areas where guests can with confidence leave their vans & cars.

     

     

    RESTAURANT 

    Relish sumptous Filipino, American, Chinese, Japanese cuisine that will satisfy your gastronomical delight. Savor the grilled & smoky flavors of fresh meat, fish & vegetables. Experience the taste of exotic Filipino cuisine while attending to various concerns that promote health.



    MEETINGS AND EVENTS
    For travelers who need to mix business and pleasure, The resort is wi-fi provided. It has seminar facilities placed in spacious air-conditioned rooms. 

    Before anything else here are the rates each of the guest house.


    Our Junior Suite. Impressive rustic rooms
    Junior Suite P2,500 - 3,000

    Be nostalgic in our Regular Suites
    Regular Suites P2,000

    Unsophisticated Standard Rooms.
    Standard Room P 1,500

    Simple dormitory.
    Dormitory Type P 400 / head

    Check In time: 2 pm
    Check Out time: 12 noon
    Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to scheduled arrival time.
    All rates are subject to availability.

    LOCATION MAP
     It is a walk away from the heart of the city and 10 minutes ride from the international airport. It is a hub to the different tourist’s attractions in Ilocos Norte and Laoag City. Major public utility buses such as Partas, Fariñas, Florida, Maria De Leon bound to Laoag City can reached to this place.
    I've been to this awesome place.
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    The Grand Octagon Hotel & Resort
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    Pinoy AdvenTurista said... January 2, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    this is nice... i will definitely check this out on my trip to Ilocos Norte this April... Thanks for sharing... =D

    Philippines Travel Guide said... January 28, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    definitely worth checking out

    Thunderbird Resorts Philippines said... April 18, 2011 at 8:34 AM

    Wow, another beauty of the north. This resort is commendable for all tourist who want to have an extraordinary getaway. If you don't have enough time in your vacation, better to go in the nearest resorts.

     
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