Mga Bahay sa Pilipinas ni Acuzar. Owned by Jose “Gerry” Acuzar, this place rebuilds old houses that have a great contribution to our beautiful past, pieces by pieces, pillars by pillars, plank by plank. It was opened 10 years ago and took about 6 years in the making.
March 2016 when my colleagues and I decided to do our annual team outing and we all agreed to go back to here after 4 years.
It was year 2012 when we first visited Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, when it’s not yet too popular and they were still constructing some of the houses that are now built. I was talking about those new houses near the beach. Since we were just 4 back then, we stayed in a Studio Deluxe with Loft. Below are some photos of our trip way back 4 years ago.
It has two beds, one at the first floor, one at the loft and a couch. It’s located in that building with pillar structures.
Below are some snaps of our 2012 visit here:
On our second visit, we got an Executive Suite for us 8 and a baby, which surprised us because we thought it was just a room (commonly), but as we arrived, it was actually one whole house with a second floor and a loft. WOW!
The first floor is where the living room, dining area and restroom are.
The second floor has one bed and there’s another restroom with bathtub. Yay!
The loft is where two beds are. We just asked for additional 2 beds since we were 8.
A coffeemaker, safe, hairdryer and small refrigerator are also provided. You will be given a key card per room. Inclusive in our overnight stay are breakfast, free guided tour, use of pool and access to the beach.
Before, our tour guide was exclusively for us 4 but now, since more people are flocking to the resort, we were joiners in a tour in the houses. The tour around the resort can take more or less an hour and below are the schedules:
At the waiting area of the tour, there’s a souvenir shop where you can choose from variety of items, mostly are accessories.
Our tour guide was Mica and I love her way of delivering information about a house. We all know (don’t deny it) that most people get bored when listening to history and having people’s attention and interest would be really hard, but for her, it was easy because of the humor she added to it. Yes, we had a fun tour because of her. 🙂
Below are some of my snaps during our tour. P.S. We started our tour a bit late in the afternoon hence, when it’s getting dark, I took it easy in taking photos because you know.. haha awoooo 😀
It was nice going around the resort when it’s just a bit getting dark and they’re starting to open the lights of the houses. But when there’s a total darkness, I don’t wanna walk around by myself. Duwag lang. haha
We weren’t able to tour inside because the house was being used that time. The house’s rate is PHP 150,000/night that can accommodate 16 persons. We’re just lucky enough that way back 2012, we were able to go inside. This was how it looked like:
We had our dinner at the Cafe Marivent in Hotel de Oriente. The food was okay. If my memory serves me right, the serving of the food there was good for sharing.
On our first visit here, we had our dinner at La Bella Teodora, an Italian Restaurant near the church. Below are some of my snaps:
The following day, first things first… breakfast! We also had our buffet breakfast at Cafe Marivent. It was a really sumptuous one, perfect for energy loading for our final walk around the resort before we check out.
I’m also sharing with you here Hotel de Oriente’s “anlakas maka-royalty feels” restroom.
And since we were already loaded with energy.. we started the final stroll around Las Casas while the sun is bright.
The church when we first visited here was still being built…
…but now it’s almost functional. They are already conducting mass and weddings in the church but there are still on going construction.
Every spot of this place are really picture perfect that’s why many of couples are having their prenup photo shoot or weddings here.
Since it was March, the heat was blazing making me lazy to roam even farther specially to the new houses near the beach and the beach itself. I guess I will be going here for the third time! Good thing that they are now offering day tours for an affordable price. Yay!
All in all, we had an incredible and fun stay here, always. We won’t comeback if we didn’t, right? That’s how awesome the place is. It’s a breath of fresh air to have a vacation with the feels of the past with all these modern day resorts in the metro nowadays. Would be happy if I can also bring my family here. 🙂
Lunch (outside, before checking in) – PHP 2,700
Executive Suite – PHP 11,900/room
(includes accommodation, breakfast, guided heritage tour, use of pool and beach)
Extra bed – PHP 1,300/bed (breakfast included)
Dinner – PHP 4,000+ for our whole group
Toll – PHP 314 (RT from Manila taking SCTEX)
For more info, visit their website at http://www.lascasasfilipinas.com/
I hope I was of help in giving you an idea of how fun it is to walk around the past here in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. Come visit here to experience it yourself. 🙂 Ciao!