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Eat- All- You Can at Century Park Hotel’s Century Tsukiji




Still undecided what to do this holiday? We've got the smartest deal for you and for your family. Century Park Hotel (CPH), one of the finest hotels in Manila, is giving you more reasons to smile this Holiday season with a sumptuous feast of Japanese cuisine at Century Tsukiji!

A fantastic gastronomic deal awaits you at P995net! Eat-all-you-can and enjoy classic Japanese favorites such as ebi tempura, salmon sashimi, tenderloin teppan,gyuniku teriyakimatcha cake and more!

The eat-all-you-can deal is valid on the following dates from 10:00AM - 2:00PM and 6:00PM – 10:00PM

December 24 (Christmas Eve)
December 25 (Christmas Day)
December 31 (New Year’s Eve) and 
January 1, 2019 (New Year’s Day) 


Make your culinary experience more memorable by saying “Aloha!” to 2019 at Century Park Hotel! Welcome the New Year with a pool party at the hotel’s Palm Grove from 10:00PM onwards.

For only P1,200 (adults) and P700 (kids), guests can enjoy the hotel’s temperature-controlled pool at their leisure while waiting for 2019 to ring in.  

What’s more, the tickets come with drinks, food and a live band. Truly a unique way of waiting for the clock to strike midnight!

Going for a staycation? CPH has also prepared a New Year’s Room Package. Starting at P6,500net, take advantage of a Superior Room, breakfast for two and New Year tickets for two.  Deluxe Rooms can be availed at P7,500net while Jr. Superior Rooms are available at P8,500net with the same package inclusions (Superior Room). 

The New Year’s Room Package is exclusively available on December 31, 2018 only.

Amazing Christmas Adventure Room Package from Century Park Hotel



Manila, Philippines  - Century Park Hotel (CPH), one of the finest hotels in Manila, gives you more reasons to be merry this Holiday season with its  Christmas Adventure Room Packages.  

From November 25, 2018 to January 20, 2019, guests can avail of the Classic Superior Room at P5,000 net / night.  Deluxe Rooms and Park Tower Rooms can be booked at P6,000 net / night.  

Each room comes with a buffet breakfast for two at Café in the Park, WiFi connection and basic amenities.  What’s more, for every booking, a guest will receive a P500 voucher for all hotel-operated F & B outlets.

“We always aim to please our guests at Century Park Hotel.  This amazing deal is the answer to a superb staycation in Manila without having to beat the long lines and queues  at the airport and bus terminals. It is perfect for those who do not want to leave the confines of the city yet prefer to have a relaxing time minus all the hassles,” said Anthony Tan, CPH’s General Manager.

The Amazing Christmas Adventure Package is not valid on December 31, 2018.


Transient House for Rent in Tagaytay for Family Getaways


You are right, Tagaytay is the perfect venue for quality bonding moments. It is no secret that going on a road trip to explore this city south of Metro Manila could be one memorable weekend getaway for the entire family.

This Christmas season, rent an entire house in Tagaytay that will be your temporary home while you are out there wandering and reconnecting. Well, I've found the perfect transient house for you- Charming Tagaytay Vacation Home.

Location: Inside Tagaytay Country Homes Phase 1 
at the back of Ayala Malls Serin
Capacity: 20 persons


HOUSE FEATURES:
Floor 1: 1 Master's Bedroom for 2 pax, Dining Area, Kitchen with complete utensils like refrigerator, Living area with TV, comfort room with hot & cold shower
Floor 2: 3 rooms for 6 pax, living area, comfort room with hot & cold shower
Floor 3: 12 beds positioned side by side  on this attic floor for 12 pax, comfort room with hot & cold shower



















From our overnight stay there, I have observed the following that makes this transient house beyond the ordinary:
-Balcony at the ground floor and at the second floor (go back to my selfie)
-Open spaces for a well-maintained garden with benches
-Parking for one car inside the gated residence
-One open space after the parking area equipped with a set of outdoor table and two chairs for yosi breaks and chikahan venue outside the house 

Aside from families, it is best for groups of hobbyists like bloggers, photographers, etc. I am not sure if I can recommend it to corporate events given the fact that it is located inside a private subdivision wherein noise is frowned upon. 

Nevertheless, it can be a good alternative if the company just needs a space to house people while the venue of games is in another area.

Let's get inside!
















MY UNFILTERED NOTES

1. While there are air-conditioners in the rooms, you can use the electric fans. In our case, we did not. We just opened the windows with the nets positioned properly to secure us from mosquitoes.

2. Charming Tagaytay Vacation Home does not have a swimming pool. But its garden is really one fantastic amenity. I prefer the garden.

3. The neighborhood is kinda alta. The houses are huge, there is a security post at the gate, and the roads inside are wide for two cars. It is located in a private sanctuary.

The rent is only P15K for the entire house. Half should be deposited before the check in which happens at 2PM. Check out time is 12NN.

On the side note, make sure your family does not miss these fun activities that will prove that indeed you have been to Tagaytay:
-Eat authentic Japanese food at Aozora
-Eat bulalo at the Mahogany Public Market
-Buy organic soap at Eco Containers Hotel- if you forgot to bring a used container, they sell new plastic bottles there
-Shop at Acienda Designer Outlet- as high as 70% off on imported shoes and shirts!

For more information, please refer to the contact info in this photo: 




Why Aozora is the Most Authentic Japanese Resto in Tagaytay


Tagaytay is my second choice for a residential property, in case I settle outside my Sagada- Baguio home. Aside from its friendly weather, I find this place blessed with countless interesting things to explore.

My first experience with Tagaytay was five years ago on the 25th of December when my blogger gang went on a crazy road trip. Upon my first visit there, I clearly understood why many families have opted to stay there and never found the decision a bad one.

The chilly weather in the place is a good match to what can be experienced in Japan. I know it can never be Japan but it is the closest in the Philippines to experience the bliss of the Land of the Rising Sun.

Good Taste: Aozora Japanese Cafe + Bistro

A few days ago, I was in Tagaytay chasing its cold breeze. I found myself completing the weekend with a very generous meal at the newly-opened Aozora branch. Aozora means blue sky as reflected in the resto's logo.

Check these out:








If you have dined in this place, you will keep wondering why their dishes taste a bit different from other Japanese restaurants claiming to be an "authentic" resto. Here are a couple of things you should know:

1. One hundred percent of meat, fish and other non-vegetable recipes used here are from Japan. They have a partner that helps import these products. Vegetables, of course, are from the local farmlands of Tagaytay.

2. Their food consultant is a Japanese guy named, Seije Kamura. When I was there, a friendly Filipino counterpart was available to introduce the dishes to us.

Most customers here are from Metro Manila who travel for one to two hours just to catch the magic of Japanese cuisine in this restaurant. Koreans and Japanese also get a percentage in the resto's market. In fact when I was there, a bus loaded with Asian tourists arrived and dine with all smiles on their faces.

Here's what we ate:















What to Eat for an Authentic Japanese Food Experience

Just a note- the resto, as a Tagaytay establishment, also serves bulalo. With the help of the Filipino chef (too bad, I did not get his name), here are my recommendations on what to order:
-Salmon Sashimi
-Dragon Maki
-Azora Salad
-Mixed Sashimi- comes with sea urchin from Japan!

I was arguing with some friends-- I believe the resto is not affordable since its market include people who drive or commute from Metro Manila to Tagaytay for leisure or business purposes. If you have a thousand pesos, you can bring you and your other half here. From a marketer's point of view, you need to prepare to be able to dine here. In short, it's a serious dining experience because everything in the resto is done with class and authenticity.

For reviews about Aozora Japanese Cafe + Bistro, you can check on Zomato and TripAdvisor.

BRANCH 1
Address: 209 SVD Road. Cor. Tagaytay Main Road, Tolentino West
Landmark: across Country Suites, in front of Eco Containers Hotel
Reservation Contact:0936.980.9656

BRANCH 2 (newly-opened)
Address: Purok 157, Tagaytay- Calamba Main Road, Sungay East
Landmark: In front of Southridge Village
Reservation Contact: 0977.683.7353
Notes: It will have its own function room and hotel.
With ample parking spaces
Clean comfort room

Business Hours for both branches:
Monday to Thursday: 9AM- 9PM
Friday to Sunday:9AM- 10PM 

For more info, visit HERE.