We Had A Great Weekend With The Mayon

What a wonderful travel experience we had in Legazpi City two days ago.  And it was a busy one, too.

We stayed in The Oriental Legazpi Hotel in Legazpi City, Albay.  I picked this hotel because it was featured in a travel show in the US.  In the show, they said that it’s a 5-star hotel.  Since we will be only be staying for a night in Legazpi City, I talked my husband into getting a room at The Oriental.  And also, as first time travelers in Bicol, I want us to have a very nice hotel for 2 days and one night accommodation.  I like the ambiance, I really do.  But there are some things we did not like while staying there.

1.  The hotel is located up hill.  You have to pass a neighborhood going up there which is kinda scary.

2.  Not too convenient to go downtown to get some personal needs.

3.  The service was satisfactory, but I think when it comes to the food, they should have more selection in the menu.

4.  Although we enjoyed the infinity swimming pool, it doesn’t have a heater.  I asked a staff if they can turn on the heater because it was kinda chilly that day and my little one was shivering in the water.  The staff said that the pool doesn’t have a heater (or maybe I was just misled by someone).

I guess there’s no need for a heater in summertime but on cold months like December and January, the hotel should have that equipment turned on only during cold season.

The Oriental Hotel Legazpi front desk.
Mountain view from the hotel room on the third floor.
Heading downtown. Workmen were fixing a power line.
The Cagsawa Church Ruins. It was very cloudy with rain showers so we couldn’t see the Mayon Volcano in the background that day.
Ready for a nice dinner and complete rest after a big day.
The Oriental Hotel Legazpi lobby
At the hotel terrace. A little breezy but feels really nice.
The dream has came true. Although it was a little chilly, we enjoyed the infinity pool at The Oriental Legazpi Hotel. The cone of the Mayon volcano’s beautiful cone was still covered by clouds.
Infinity and beyond. 🙂

We had a great time.  The visit with the sponsored child was successful and we got to see the beauty of the Mayon despite of the uncooperative weather.  Finally, we’ll get to have our long stretch of relaxation in this vacation.  Tomorrow we will fly to Leyte, and we will spend Christmas and New Year with my family.