Category Archives: Accomodations

Dedicated in Giving You Life’s Best

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Thank you to Smart Infinity for a wonderful wellness retreat at the Farm 


Just upon entering and seeing all the coconut trees….so beautiful and calming 


Beautiful landscapes.  They have 36 landscapers who take care of all the trees and plants in the Farm 


Peace and quiet at the Farm guaranteed :-)  So definitely a relaxing place and truly a perfect place for a retreat! 


You will see stones on the pathway and engraved are leaves and you will see many kinds of species on these stones 


A 200 year old Mango tree!! It’s beautiful!! 



The Upperhouse Hong Kong

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After dinner, we asked the manager in the restaurant if they could show us the rooms of the hotel.  We were curious to see it.  And they kindly arranged it and we saw a suite and a regular room.  Modern look with great views!

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What a view from the bathroom!


Regular room



Florentina Homes, Dumaguete

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Mig has been inviting us to come over but just have not had the chance to go to Dumaguete.  But we will one day Mig! Meantime, I told Mig I will post about his place so in case you are looking for a place to go to in the Philippines, I heard Dumaguete is nice! dumaguetamap_philippines.jpg

 And stay here at Migs’ family’s place


 It looks so nice and cozy! 


Come home to one of Dumaguete’s finest hotels…

Florentina Homes

“a happy place”


Florentina Homes is your home away from home. It is an apartment-style hotel that is tucked away in quiet, residential area in Dumaguete City. It gives you the perfect accommodation in Dumaguete, and you’re guaranteed of a relaxed, worry-free stay. You can look forward to the perfect escape everytime. It is one of the homiest hotels in Dumaguete, so your stay is bound to be a cozy one – whether you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway, or you need a place to stay and bond with your family, or even if you’re traveling with a group.

This fine hotel in Dumaguete is composed of 3 European-themed stand-alone buildings (Swiss, Spanish-Mediterranean, English Tudor), housing 9 apartment units that suit the discriminating tastes of travelers. Get transported to the world’s favorite destinations without having to leave the country, and without having to pay for exorbitant fares.  

Mimic the feeling of being in a cozy cabin in the Alps. This Dumaguete hotel has units that have a Swiss motiff. Swiss units have crisp, clean furnishings and have light-colored interiors.


Or if you’re after old-world charm with a twist, you can stay in the Spanish-Mediterranean themed units. These charming units are colorful, and with red bricks and tiles, a spacious balcony and romantic lighting. You’d instantly feel like a dashing matador, or a beautiful senorita.


Bask in the simplicity and homey atmosphere of the Tudor units, reminiscent of home furnishings in England.


One cannot help but notice the lush greenery, of tropical plants growing, framing and accentuating the building frames and adorning every corner of the establishment.

All 9 units are fully-furnished, with 2 bedrooms each, enough to accommodate 4 occupants comfortably. They also have a service area that has a toilet and bath, as well as spacious laundry space. Being an apartment hotel, daily clean-up service is available. A perfect accommodation for young families and groups seeking short or medium term stay in the city.

Units also have living rooms, where you can lounge and relax, telephones, as well as cable TV, so you never miss out on your favorite shows. And free Wi-Fi to keep you in touch with the world. Invite a few friends over and meet at the apartment. It would be very hard for you to resist the inviting couches in the living room – you simply cannot help but get de-stressed. Truly, this accommodation has nothing but the visitors’ well-being and relaxation in mind.

Setting it apart from most of the hotels in Dumaguete, Florentina Homes is equipped with all the comforts of home. It has airconditioned rooms, so you’re assured of a restful sleep. And handpainted overhead fans if you choose natural air. If you’re trying to save, or if you’d rather not eat out, or if you bought local produce and fresh meat and fish from the local market, each unit is equipped with a fully-furnished kitchen, and dining table, so you can cook your own meals.

Feeling lazy and would rather relax?.. you can order room service from the in-house restaurant, Gabby’s Bistro. You don’t need to travel far for great-tasting, reasonably-priced meals. Aside from offering delectable comfort cuisine, the in-house restaurant, Gabby’s Bistro, also has wireless Internet, so you can catch up on work, or simply surf the Internet. Enjoy the unique colorful and cozy ambiance of a Swiss restaurant, with different nooks and corners, each spot offering its own special feel, with personal hand painted artwork and tasteful design evident from all angles. And you can choose to dine in the air-conditioned interior or feel the tropical breeze in the charming al-fresco area, with acoustic band music playing on selected nights, guaranteed to make your dining experience enjoyable and memorable.


And right across Gabby’s Bistro is the Rana Verde Coffee shop and Mini Plaza, a complimentary addition to the whole development, with a rustic Mexican motif, further adding to the international flavor of the complex. Rana Verde houses a completely enchanting coffee shop, with its cute and cozy interiors artfully decorated and handpainted, unmatched in its uniqueness and charm. We also have a little Boutique there where you can bring home a couple of souvenirs of your stay in Florentina Homes and Dumaguete. Fruits in Ice Cream is now in Dumaguete so grab a cup and experience real ice cream!


For a bit of exercise and a feel of the tropics, guests can lounge around and swim in The Oasis swimming pool. Superbly designed with fun, recreation, relaxation, and restful ambiance in mind, all rolled into one gorgeous little tropical paradise tucked away in a quiet private corner of the hotel compound, inviting one and all to unwind and free their minds and bodies of worries and stress. The pool has its own swim up bar, a slide for the young-at-heart, lots of in-pool benches to sit around, and from a minimum of 1 ft depth to its deepest point of 4ft, the pool is clearly designed to be very friendly for all to enjoy.


Want to celebrate an occasion at The Oasis? Small parties with complete catering can be arranged at the hotel. The Oasis ambiance is unmatched, especially in the evenings, when the soft lighting brings a soothing glow to the senses.

You also don’t have to worry about your vehicle’s security – Florentina Homes has ample parking space within the compound right across the apartment units.

This accommodation in Dumaguete is easily accessible too – it’s only 5 minutes away from the airport, and 5 minutes away from the city proper. The hotel has a service van that can pick up guests to and from the airport, as well as offer transportation to local destination points.


Next time you find yourself in Dumaguete, come home to Florentina Homes. Theres no place like it!


      Internationally themed apartment hotel complex with in-house restaurant, coffee shop, & swimming pool


      Ideal for family and group travelers


Fully furnished 2 bedroom apartment units, good for 4 occupants* Service area with toilet, bath, and laundry space*Cable TV*Safety deposit box in every unit*Wireless Internet*Living room*Spacious balcony* Telephone*Complete kitchen*Air conditioned rooms*Ample parking space*5 minutes from airport*5 minutes to city proper


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Resorts World Sentosa Singapore

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Sentosa is the place to be if you want to be entertained in Singapore!


Since Resorts World has almost everything you need to be entertained, it might be a good base when you are on a vacation in Singapore 


There is circus


Click below to get more info for Voyage de La Vie


Gambling?  Foreigners enter free you just have to show your passport.  Locals have to pay $ 100.00 entrance fee.


There are 6 hotels in Sentosa


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There is of course shopping  


Click below for more info on shopping at Resorts World Sentosa 




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even when you are just riding the escalator- it was like an aquarium with matching lights and sounds! love it :-) 


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Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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Our first stop as soon as we arrived was the new Marina Bay Sands since we were going to have dinner

We got down at the front of the Casino area


and then passed through the shopping mall


There are gondolas that can take you from one end to the other of the mall


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which is right on top of the Casino.  Photography is not allowed so I was only able to take the ceiling :-)


People looking down at the Casino




Beautiful view on the outside!!!


And the hotel! Wow!!


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Tangerine Hotel

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We had to move to Burbank, so I had to research for a place to stay and discovered Tangerine in Trip Advisor.  I thought it was very okay and very decent for the price and for some reason, I like experiencing this type of accomodation in the States  


website: Click below



Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

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James gave me the best anniversary gift ever!  He took me to Hong Kong and spent the weekend with me….and I could not ask for anything more.  We were so happy to stay at the Mandarin Oriental.  We wanted to try a different hotel and be in a different area and we loved it.  And because it was our anniversary, they gave us an anniversary gift and upgraded us to a suite!!  :-) I remember our first trip to Hong Kong when we were kids and we stayed in this hotel.  So, I have plenty fond memories.

I love the christmas decor they had in the lobby 


Our suite 


with a beautiful and spacious bathroom!!! img_4343.JPGmandarinoriental-7.jpgmandarinoriental-8.jpgmandarinoriental-9.jpg

Everything is remote controlled!   


Many amenities 


And that evening when we got back to our room, a bottle of champagne!!! Thank you Mandarin Oriental Hotel! 


And night time goodies on the bed  


 I hope next time we can try the new Mandarin hotel at the Landmark! 


Click here for Mandarin Oriental Website