Monday, 7 March 2011

Resort Review: Playa Tropical Resort Hotel (Currimao, Ilocos Norte)

Date of Stay: March 7-8, 2011
RATING (Scale of 1 to 10)
Location: *******
Rooms: ******
Condition and Cleanliness: *******
Staff Performance: *******
Room Comfort: ******
Food and Beverage: ********
Other Amenities: *******
Value for Money: ******

Solana Spa (left) and the Casas

Suite with 4-poster bed
The beachfront Playa Tropical Resort Hotel's elegant deluxe lodgings, featuring intricate Balinese architectural touches, come in 30 rooms (Superior, PhP3,500) and suites (De Luxe Suite, Premier Suite, Royal Suite 1 & 2, PhP3,800-6,500) plus  4 casas (villas), all airconditioned with cable TV and a private bath with hot and cold shower. 
The two-storey casas (PhP12,500) include a separate living and dining area, private pool and minibar.  Premier and Royal Suite 1 have bathtubs while the Royal Suite 2 has a jacuzzi.  All accommodations come with daily breakfast and complimentary welcome drink.

The infinity swimming pool

Aside from Cafe Amarra, the resort's coffee shop, it also has a huge 460 sq. m. infinity swimming pool with deck, poolside bar, 7 floating huts (a good place to eat, relax and surf the internet not available in our rooms) on a koi-filled pond, 24-hr. game room, spa (Solana), function/meeting rooms, business center, children's playground, a gazebo, souvenir shop and convenience store. The resort also offers wi-fi internet access, tours, watersports, city/airport transfers, shuttle service, laundry, pressing and room service.  The gray sand beach fronting the resort is not that good. 
Playa Tropical Resort: Brgy. Victoria, Currimao, Ilocos Norte 2903. Tel: (077) 676-1001 and 670-1211. E-mail:  Website: