La Union Getaway Part I: Our Stay In Thunderbird Resorts, Poro Point

Last weekend, we went on a 6 hour road trip to La Union to attend the wedding of Artie’s cousin.

It’s the first road trip I’ve been in since my little life-changing event 2 years ago. I was excited and at the same time anxious about it.

I was anxious because I was afraid I might get a panic attack while on the road. At the same time, I wanted to go through it because I knew that if I ‘survived’ this road trip (plus being in a unknown environment) without any hitches, I’m probably on the road to ’emotional’ recovery and I can start getting my feet back on the ground more firmly.

Our road trip on Instagram! Add me @leeyahgrl

(I got antsy while we were on SCTEX. The road that stretched into oblivion with barely any other cars around kind of freaked me out a bit. But once we got into the towns, I felt a little better.)

And hurrah! The trip went pretty well, and I actually enjoyed myself. I even managed to slightly drink and party like I used to years ago! That is a MAJOR accomplishment, haha.

(Hello to more trips ahead! I’m ready! *arms in the air*)

Anyway, enough blabbing because I know you’re here to read about The Thunderbird Resorts.

We arrived in La Union at around past 7 in the evening. We were hoping to get to the resort before sunset because we wanted to be greeted by this view.

Took this photo the day we left instead. Looks familiar? This is where they shot some of the scenes of ‘No Other Woman’ πŸ˜‰

Unfortunately, we got there pretty late so we didn’t get to see this view on our first day. Artie was pretty tired from driving so we had our car valet parked and went straight to the lobby to check-in.

Thunderbird Resorts LobbyThe lobby ceiling. Everyone who goes here apparently takes a photo of this, hehe.

Thunderbird Resorts Room KeysKey cards and WiFi access!

After checking-in, we went to our room to drop off our luggage and to freshen up.

We were soooo deliriously happy when we saw our room. After 6 hours of being on the road, being greeted by this room was enough to make us cry.

Thunderbird Resorts RoomKing-sized bed! The bed was too soft for my taste, though. I had a slight back ache when I woke up the next day. Very, very cold airconditioning, however.

Thunderbird Resorts RoomYay for nice TV!

Thunderbird Resorts Room BedYou can request for more beds, if needed. Oh, and you get chocolates under your pillows, too!

Thunderbird Resorts RoomThe mini bar and complimentary water bottles which they refreshed every day.

Thunderbird Resorts RoomMini office space with the digital photo frame I wanted to take home, hehehe.

Thunderbird Resorts RoomPerfect for room service! πŸ˜‰

Thunderbird Resorts Room BathroomThe bathroom was HUGE. For those who are nitpicky about bathrooms, you won’t be disappointed.

Thunderbird Resorts Room ShowerShower! No problem with the hot water and the pressure was strong, too πŸ™‚

Thunderbird Resorts Room BathroomLove, love, love the mirror lighting.

Thunderbird Resorts Room BathroomDo you take home the mini shampoos and stuff? I don’t. They usually just take up space and accumulate dust in our bathroom.

Once we’ve freshened up, we went to meet with Artie’s family for dinner.

We ate at the hotel restaurant, Olives. The Olives Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant so that only goes to say that the prices are pretty ‘fine’, too.

Thunderbird Resorts Olives Restaurant
You can choose to eat from the buffet, which costs P770, or choose from their ala carte menu.

Thunderbird Resorts Olives Menu

Thunderbird Resorts Olives Menu

Thunderbird Resorts Olives Pork MedallionI got the Pork Medallion in Marsala Cream with Baked Potato. Really yummy!

Thunderbird Resorts Olives Iced TeaYummy Iced Tea!

After dinner, we were supposed to go out to Big Kahuna Bar for drinks. But when we found out that it was 20 minutes away from Thunderbird Resorts via car, we decided to just have our night cap at Thunderbird’s lobby lounge and bar, Patio Santorini.

Thunderbird Resorts Patio Santorini

Choose your poison!

This is one way to girl-ify a hard drink, hehe.

RANDOM GEEK GIRL THOUGHTS:

  • The staff were very courteous and accommodating.
  • Our room cost P6,700 per night on weekends, P6,300 on weekdays.
  • We didn’t have a mini ref in the room. Or maybe we didn’t find it, haha.
  • I wish we had a tub or jacuzzi in the bathroom. Really, with how big the bathroom was (and for the amount that we paid), I’m sure they could have fitted in a tub there.
  • They didn’t have an elevator to get to the other floors of the hotel. I found this a bit of a hassle since our room was on the 2nd floor. I had to drag my trolley luggage up some flights of stairs until a staff saw and assisted me.
  • FREE WiFi that’s FAST and STABLE! +1,000,000 points! A very awesome treat for internet junkies like me and for workaholics having their pseudo-vacation.

Happy geek is happy! πŸ™‚

That’s it for our La Union Getaway Part I! Tune in for Part II where I’ll be blogging about the wedding and more of Thunderbird Resorts amenities! πŸ™‚

β™₯ Book a room: Thunderbird Resorts, Poro Point
β™₯ Thunderbird Resorts Facebook Page and Twitter (@TBRPhilippines)

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2 thoughts on “La Union Getaway Part I: Our Stay In Thunderbird Resorts, Poro Point

  1. Looks like a fun and exciting trip! Minus point for the having no elavator. But I am impressed with the speed of their wifi connection! At least bumawi! hehe

  2. Good afternoon po! Im Jemille Sonza from UST, we’re conducting a survey to those who have gone to thunderbird la union, for our thesis, is it okay if you will answer our online survey? It will just take you for about 1-3minutes. Thank you πŸ™‚
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