Sunday, May 19, 2013
Well, Best Western Sandbar Resort's breakfast buffet when I ate there was nothing special. It costs PHP350.00 if you are not checked-in, same as their lunch and dinner buffets on weekends.
I figure their breakfast buffet price should be less than the lunch and dinner buffets. Good thing they had corned beef but not quite as tasty as Purefoods. The same corned beef served in other hotels like BE Hotels and Quest Hotel as far as my taste buds could remember.
They also had tocino that time so I guess it was all good. The other food available were pork and beans, egg, salad and some variety of bread.
Pork and beans really look different than what it used too when I was still very young. Todays pork and beans are a bit harder to bite and smaller.
Still, having these food in a breakfast is not bad. As long as there is corned beef, I will always be satisfied ;).
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
This caught me by surprise. I mean, before we checked in we asked them if they serve lunch and dinner buffet. They said no. But when night fall came, I wondered why they were setting up stuffs in the buffet table in their restaurant.
When I asked them, they told me they serve buffet for lunch and dinner only on weekends. Talk about miscommunication! LOL.
Anyway, my wife and I just had to take advantage of their buffet because it only costs PHP350.00. Man, just look at the food below!
Pork, chicken pandan, sotanghon, fish fillet with yummy sliced potatoes, sisig in either pork squid or tuna, garlic soup (literally, all garlic) and some appetizers like salad, bread and the brown colored food on chinese soup spoons are beef salplicao.
I was not able to take photo of their dessert, a mixed fruit delight with watermelon, mango and pineapple.
The buffet was a blast! All of their food was delicious. For PHP350.00, this was indeed a steal! Don't expect the same thing with their breakfast buffet though. It is ordinary like other hotels and resorts.
If you plan to spend some time at Best Western Sandbar Resort on a weekend, make sure you do not forget to stick around for lunch and dinner.
Friday, May 10, 2013
However, guests often go to the nearby island and swim for a few minutes. You only need to pay a few bucks have boatmen drive you in their bangka.
If you want to get great photos here, the best place is behind the pool where you go through a small bridge. That way, you can get the whole resort building's view especially if you have a wide angle lens. Check the photo below.
I think the best time to wade in the pool is around 4PM in the afternoon because during morning and early afternoon the sun just makes it uncomfortable to swim there.
You cannot get a good view during sunset though because it sets on the opposite site of the resort. However, you can get some good photos during sunrise as it rises near the front view.
The staff at Best Western Sandbar Resort are very courteous and they really make up every effort to make guests feel at home and welcome. No kidding!
They also have a game room for guests in case they get bored they can play some games or sing along in their videoke rooms but during this time, it was not available yet so check it out if ever you plan to check in here. It might be open by then.
What I was surprised though, was their dinner buffet. They only serve lunch and dinner buffet during weekends. And the price? A low PHP350.00. Yeah, introductory rate perhaps but very much worth it. I will be posting the food in another article so stay tuned.
All in all, it was a good experience for me and my wife spending even a night there in the resort. I have some friends say they got bored there but I think if you opt for the day use, then you may get bored.
If you checked in, then you can go back to your room anytime and relax a little before you feel like going out again for a quick stroll or swim in the pool.