Friday, 26 December 1997

Resort Review: Coral Cay Resort (Carles, Iloilo)

Date of Stay: December 26 - 30, 1997

RATING (Scale of 1 to 10)
Location: *******
Rooms: ******
Condition and Cleanliness: ********
Staff Performance: *******
Room Comfort: *******
Food and Beverage: *******
Other Amenities: ******
Value for Money: *******
Coral Cay Resort in Balbagon Island


Coral Cay Resort, on the 42-hectare, 1.5-km. long Balbagon Island, is located near Gigante Sur Island and is a 20-min. boat ride from the island’s Brgy. Lantangan. 
Its 10 airconditioned cottages, with its bamboo-cladded interior walls and exterior walls cladded with split coconut logs, has its own tiled bathroom and verandah.  This  Class “A” resort also has 25 fan-cooled cottages with bath and a coffee shop/restaurant.
A Balbagon sunset

The resort offers torch-lit dinners, served al fresco under the stars, along its dazzling white sand beach lined with prickly aroma trees. The island's 3 km. long shoreline can be circumnavigated in about 30 mins., passing by a rocky shore where sea birds roost as well as the nearby barangay.  

Saturday, 26 April 1997

Hotel Review: BP International Hotel (Hong Kong)

Date of Stay: April 26 - 29, 1997

RATING (Scale of 1 to 10)
Location: *******
Rooms: *******
Condition and Cleanliness: ********
Staff Performance: *******
Room Comfort: *******
Food and Beverage: *******
Other Amenities: *******
Value for Money: *******

BP International Hotel - Twin Room
The BP International Hotel has 529 guest rooms.  Its twin City Vista room has, aside from an ensuite bathroom, the usual modern amenities such as satellite TV, fridge and IDD phone. Its well-lit rooms also has great views, aside from the city’s spectacular skyline, of the lush greenery of Kowloon Park. Other rooms have views of Hong Kong’s iconic and beautiful Victoria Harbor.
BP International Hotel - Twin Room
Cafe By The Park, the hotel coffee shop offers, aside from an international buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, an all-day a la carte menu of Asian and Western specialties.  The hotel’s Flamingo Lounge serves drinks, snacks, business lunches and nightly live entertainment while the Gordon Wu Hall, a Chinese restaurant at the basement,serves authentic Cantonese cuisine and regional specialties.
Room View of Kowloon Park
The hotel, a 3-min. walk from the Jordan MTR Station, is also near the Jade Market and Temple Street.  It also offers tours, baby sitting, currency exchange, car rental, airport transfers, safety deposit boxes, laundry, dry cleaning and 24-hr. room service.
B P International Hotel: No. 8 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.  Tel: (852) 2376 1111. Fax: (852) 2376 1333. E-mail: enquiry@bpih.com.hk. Website: www@bpih.com.hk.