Circle Inn in Bacolod City

Circle Inn Restaurant and Lobby - 1
Restaurant and Lobby

During our trip to Bacolod last February, three of Sha’s officemates joined us. We are 5 (five) in the group. Instead of getting two separate rooms, we decided to get the Family Suite where we just added an extra bed. The room is perfect for group and family holidays because our room has four single beds, one sofa, and a dining table and chairs that’s good for four people.

Circle Inn - Family Room - 1
Single beds

For the bathroom, there are two cubicles for shower and there are two cubicles for the toilet which I like because it would be hard to follow our schedule if there’s only one shower and one toilet to be used by all of us. There’s a TV inside the room (yes, they do have cable). They also provide free Wi-Fi access which is available in all of the rooms with no extra charge. I’m sure that bloggers, and for those who will go to Bacolod for a business trip will surely enjoy this.

Circle Inn - Family Room - 2
Dining Area

What I don’t like about the Family Suite is that there are a few outlets available for us to use for charging our cameras and mobile phones. Thus, if you’ll be checking in at Circle Inn’s Family Suite, I suggest for you to bring an extension cord. 😀

Circle Inn - Family Room - 3
TV and sofa

It’s too bad that the plunge pool jacuzzi is turned off at night. Thus, they were only able to swim at the other pool. If you plan to use their jacuzzi, just go there earlier. 😀

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Bathroom

Another thing that I like about Circle Inn is that there’s a nearby convenience store. It became easy for us to buy snacks and bottled water since we do not need to ride a jeep or walk further to be able to buy those items. 🙂

Circle Inn
http://www.circleinnph.com/

Lopez Jaena – Malaspina Streets, Capitol Shopping Center Bacolod City 6100 Philippines
Telephone: 63-34-709-9111 OR 63-34-709-9009
Telefax: 63-34-433-2538
Mobile/Text Messaging: 63-917-445-9972
E-Mail: info@circleinnph.com

Embracing Nature at Mambukal Resort

1st waterfalls at Mambukal Resort
1st waterfall at Mambukal Resort

It was in February when we first went to Mambukal Resort. From Circle Inn (the hotel where we stayed), we took a jeep and went off at Libertad (7 pesos). And then, we took a non-air-conditioned bus going to Mambukal which costs 35 pesos/pax (one way). Just tell the conductor that you’ll get off at Mambukal. And yes, the bus stops in front of Mambukal Resort.

The travel time from Bacolod to Mambukal is around 1.5 hours. It’s not that long. On the way to Mambukal, you’ll enjoy the scenery of the vast fields of sugar cane and of Mount Canlaon. 🙂

Upon arriving Mambukal Resort, just go inside, and pay an entrance fee of 30 pesos for adults and 10 pesos for kids.

Bacolaodiat: Bacolod’s Chinese New Year Celebration

Bacolaodiat Parade - 8

Bacolaodiat Festival is Bacolod City’s grand celebration of the Chinese New Year and they have been celebrating it for 6 years already. During our trip to Bacolod City, we were actually not aware of Bacolaodiat until Eric mentioned it to us.

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