It's my Sister's birthday last week, and of course.. celebration is a must! Lol. So how are you guys? Busy about Undas and thinking about your christmas shopping funds? Well.. we're kind of in the same page right now. :)
But before Christmas comes my sisters bday then my birthday, then it's Christmas! so yes, my sister's celebration was planned by my mom. Ever heard Pinoy Biggest Loser Doubles Edition?? Who doesn't know about this is such a weirdo and is so much outdated. If you watched it regularly then you would see their sponsors flashed on the screen.. one of which is Lawiswis Kawayan. This is where they stayed during their whole transformation process. This is their so called 'camp'.
Lawiswis Kawayan is situated in Calumpit Bulacan.
To be honest, we were kind of disappointed in this place. Although no doubt about its beauty, it's really beautiful but the services are not so nice. We came all the way from Pasig just to be relaxed here. Upon entering the premises, there's no one to greet us. No reception area. We even have to find a personnel who can assist us.
We had trouble checking in because the one my mother talked to in the phone booked us a room and told us that the kitchen was included in the package.. but to our dismay, the staff said that the room that has a kitchen is different from our booked room. All we know those times is that we have our own kitchen so we brought food with us so we can cook there. That it was included in our payment because that's what the reservation personnel told us. It's kind of frustrating because all we ever wanted was to relax and it took us so long before it was all fixed. Though the staffs are friendly, it's just that we didn't expected this kind of service expecially that this place is known and always seen on TV.
The place is nice and beautiful but it's just small. This is their only pool and upon arriving, no one would dare swim here because it's freaking dirty! We still had to complain before they cleaned it. Geez. I really don't know if they're after their profit or what. This place is just good on photographs but poor on customer service.
No wonder there's an ongoing photoshoot after we arrived. And before we head home, there's another wedding photoshoot.
I believe one of the reasons they don't satisfy or they don't get in par with other resorts in terms of customer service is because they lack people. With the whole resort, there are just six of them sharing all the work. One of the staff said that they only hire more people when it's peak season. Although it is a good cost cutting strategy, I'm afraid they're also heading down to less profit and sooner or later won't attract anymore customers. If they do, it's probably because of the free advertisement they get from TV shows
As I said, the place is nice but the furniture are dusty, some decorations are dirty and wasn't maintained at all!
As for amenities, they have different kinds of room. If you want your room to have it's own kitchen, might as well tell it in advance to the reservation person. Also, I suggest you bring your own food as they sell food but I don't think it's really a good choice to buy there. They also have karaoke machines, billiards, and sungka on their recreational area. On the positive side, I love their relaxing music heard all over place. They do really promote relaxation.
The verdict: 5.0/10.0
Will I go back to this place? No.
I don't recommend this resort. Though if you just wanr to have your photoshoots look nature -ish, then this place is for you. I don't know how their service differs from peak season to just normal days but I'm hoping they improve their services.