Thunderbird Resorts is an international property developer of dynamic, themed, and integrated venues that are anchored by casinos. The hotel was highlighted by the pools situated in the front with other amenities like the jacuzzi where you can play with the bubbles, the poolbar where you can order food and drinks, a mini playground with slides and swings for kids, an obstacle course ideal for team building activities, a place where you can hold a garden wedding, plus another section where you can play badminton or volleyball. Just a stone’s throw away is a huge golf course where you could play golf with your buddies, clients or business associates. The golf course is not owned by Thunderbird Resorts but guests of the hotel are given special access to it.
Inside they have a spa where you can have a very affordable relaxing massage either at the spa area or in the convenience of your rooms. You can also rent a bike to go around the areas of the hotel grounds, or through the bike trail., or simply jog around and breath the fresh air you can never find at the hotels located in the terribly polluted cities of Metro Manila. They also have the famous Fiesta Casino, the Koi Restaurant, and a grand ballroom where events can be held.
The room was very spacious and had the best amenities similar to the other world-class hotels.
The bathroom was huge and complete with all the things you would prefer to have in your very own bathrooms like a shower room, a bathtub, a place to hang your clothes, complimentary shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap, cotton buds, and what do you call that something that you put in your hair so it wont get wet? OMG! There was even a hair drier – the ladies will surely love it.
There was a safe where you can put your gadgets, jewelries and important items. A personal fridge containing several choices of drinks, a snack bar containing chocolates and chips, a couple of complimentary bottled water plus coffee and tea sachets, a couple of slippers, a couple of extra pillows, a few hangers for your clothes, plus the typical contents of a hotel room like the phone, TV with remote and cable connection, etc.
The view from our room at the 2nd floor was the best!
The key cards provided also added convenience as it would automatically turn off every electric appliance and lighting in the room every time we got out….and since there were two sets of key cards, you also have the option to keep them on, let’s say the air-conditioning so you could still come back to an already cool room after going out. No more doing it one at a time with the several remote control units.
We had dinner at the Pool Bar where I ordered some delicious Shrimps and a huge Chicken sandwich serving for dinner plus a fresh mango shake. But because of the mistake by the staff which delivered mango juice instead, I got to have two drinks for dinner: a mango shake and a mango juice. Lol! When we returned to our room, there were a few pieces of chocolates as additional complimentary to guests.
We also enjoyed the fifteen minute complimentary massage given to us in our rooms which also helped us sleep comfortably during the night. Some went to the pools for a night swim until 10 pm. You are also allowed to go beyond the 10 pm time but you have to sign a waiver from the hotel.
We had an early morning bike ride the following day. There was a bike trail at the upper areas located at the back of the hotel, but we preferred biking first on the roads on the way to the Petroglyphs again. The wind on your face while going downhill was very nice, and the fresh air was totally something different compared to the smog back in Manila. It was really a challenging bike ride back to the hotel as there were many uphill roads that you need to take. You have to try it for yourselves and get to experience how fun and exhilarating it was. When we got back, a newspaper was waiting at the front of our room.
Breakfast was served at the Koi restaurant located just beside the Fiesta Casino. You have plenty of choices bu I would always prefer to drink coffee first, then follow it with cereals and some bread. If I am still not full, I try out some rice with any chicken or fish dish. The “danggit” would always be first on my list if they have it among the breakfast buffet, then omelet with everything on it except the onions.
Breakfast was followed by some Casino 101 were we were taught on how to play in the slot machines and the Baccarat table. We were given some complimentary amount to use in the slot machines and also for the Baccarat table.
Lunch was also served at the Koi restaurant were they served some great meals that tasted as good as they looked. The meals served at the Koi restaurant were definitely better than the sandwiches served at the Pool Bar. This time I ordered a Papaya shake as my drink.
I totally agreed when one blogger friend said, “I enjoyed every second of my stay at Thunderbird Resorts Rizal. I would definitely recommend it to everyone. If you want to go to a place where you can enjoy, relax and have fun..Thunderbird is the place to go where you don’t have to spend long hours of travel time. Good food..relaxing scenery..friendly people and a warm cozy bed.
Get a break from the city life…visit Thunderbird Resort Rizal.”