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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Review: Our Stay at Club Balai Isabel

Thinking of a quick getaway from the Metro? Why not head over to Club Balai Isabel, in Talisay, Batangas. It's a few hours away and right on the shores of Taal Lake giving you a chance to experience it up close!


I booked an overnight stay via Agoda for a Superior room which cost 4,706.24 for 2 adults and 2 kids, breakfast included.

We arrived 11 am, too early for the 2pm check-in. I went straight to the front desk and was advised that we are allowed to use the facilities while waiting for the room's availability and wait for a text message to notify as soon as the room is ready.


The kids  go swimming right away and after an hour, we had our lunch at Terraza Cafe. Buffet Lunch Cost 500 per head and half the price for our 4 year old. The food is okay but got really disappointed that they refill my all time fave buttered shrimp with Calamares instead.



By 1pm, I received a text message that our room is ready and allowed to check-in early. We were given a map and a quick overview of other activities they offer.

SPA SERVICES:

Traditional Hilot - 600/ hour
Body Scrub; Cofee or Salt - 900 / hour
Body Scrub with Massage - 1,500 / hour

  • Banana Boat - 350 per head for 15 minutes
  • Kayak - 150 for 1 hour for Single Seat / 300 for 1 hour for Double Seat
  • Jetski - 1,500 for 15 minutes / 2,500 for 30 minutes / 4,000 for 1 hour
  • Fly Fish - 500 per head for 15 minutes *min. of 4 pax
  • UFO - 500 for 15 minutes *max. of 3 pax
  • Speed Boat - 6,000 per hour / 3,500 for 30 minutes *min. of 4 pax

TAAL TREKKING:
2,750 for Check-in guests
3,000 for day Tour guests *max. of 7 pax

Boat Ride Inclusive of:
  • Tour Guide (optional)
  • Bottled water
  • Buri Hats
  • Tourism Tax
Optional:
  • Horseback Riding - 400 to 500 pesos
  • Meal - 120 per head *Binalot


DAY TOUR:

Package 1:  1,850 per head
Inclusions:
  • AM or PM snacks
  • Lunch
  • Entrance and Use of facilities
  • 1 hour access to Aquapark

Package 2:  990 per head
Inclusions:
  • Entrance and Use of facilities
  • 1 hour access to Aquapark
Package 3:  1,600 per head
Inclusions:
  • AM or PM snacks
  • Lunch
  • Entrance and Use of facilities
Room for 2 with 2 Allowable extra person. Each person over regular capacity will be charged Php 1,500. It has cabled TV and FREE wifi access.

  • Equipped with mini-refrigerator, cooking is NOT allowed.
Complimentary Bottled Water and Coffee


Lotion, Soap, Shampoo, Towels and Tissue are available, but there's NO Dental Kits and Cotton Buds!


The place is huge and I honestly didn't explore the whole area. You know, the kids are fully occupied and settled at the pool. I joined them and it wasn't hard keeping an eye while they swim because it is not crowded and we mostly stayed on 2 ft. and 4 ft pool area.



I'm really looking forward to try the Aquapark. It's actually my main reason why I choose Club Balai, but hesitated thinking the kids were too young to try out this kind of activity and afterall I can never get to enjoy this activity while having to closely monitor the kids, plus we saw someone got injured so... 

AQUAPARK tickets for checked-in guests cost 1,250 for 4pcs. tickets or choose 450 per head  1 hour access.



The place was well maintained. They clean the pool during lean hours so the water stays clear.


It was very relaxing at night and thought of getting a massage, but we have to stay with the kids... so, you know... we have to set our priorities. 😃



Our room is conveniently located at the pool near the restaurant. Terraza Cafe doesn't offer a dinner buffet... much better!


The breakfast is good, nothing special. I was actually expecting that they will asked us to pay for the kids' breakfast thinking that the included breakfast is good for 2 persons only, but they didn't.

Overall, we had a great family time during our stay. The staff are courteous and attentive. Funny thing is, the kids are bugging us to try swimming on the lake which they referred as the beach. They also bring with them their beach toys that they didn't get to use.


Oh well, our next summer escape would have to be on the beach and yes to looking forward to more summer IG pics like this one!

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Enjoy your Summer Everyone!

2 comments:

  1. Wow! The resort looks very kid-friendly. :) Maybe summer next year. Looking forward to your sexy summer pics next year. ;)

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  2. My brother’s family went here last year. They said it was really worth the money. It was such a nice place to stay in. :)

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