My Reviews

Lush Bar & Lounge

5.0 Stars

Lush Bar and Lounge serves a la carte dishes while being serenaded by a band.

We loved the dishes that we savored during our dinner at the former, why? First of all we rarely eat salad but the Sicilian Chicken Salad that we got is a game changer, it is so flavorful and delicious! We loved the creamy dressing with chunks of well seasoned chicken and the combination of tangy and refreshing ingredients of the salad.

We also loved the Al' Amatriciana. It has that Italian flavor of spagetti that is a bit sour yet delectable. If you are looking for a delectable Italian Spagetti, this would definitely satisfy your cravings!

Aside from Al'Amatriciana we also savored thier Carbonara. The former has aldente pasta with creamy sauce and topped with poached egg and herbs.

We ended up our dinner with Lush Bar and Lounge's Tripple Decker. The former is loaded with ingredients and full of flavors!

Our dinner at Lush Bar and Lounge not just satisfied our palate with their delectable dishes but also made our tummy pleased and happy!

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Luxent Hotel

5.0 Stars

128205 Luxent Hotel

Luxent Hotel is a four (4) star hotel in Manila's business and entertainment district, Quezon City.


51 Timog Avenue, Scout Triangle, Quezon City


128661From Gateway Cubao

• Ride a jeepney with the route Cubao-Remedios. Fare costs Php 9.00
• Alight at Eulogio Rodriguez Sr. Ave
• Ride another jeepney with the route Cubao- Fairview (via Arayat). Fare costs Php 9.00
• Alight at Scout Ybardaloza/ Timog Avenue Intersection.
• From Timog Avenue, walk straight until you reach Luxent Hotel

128656 From SM Mall of Asia

• From SM Mall of Asia North Terminal, ride a UV Express with the route SM Mall of Asia - Fairview. Fare costs Php 70.00
• Alight at Fisher Mall /Patranco
• Ride a Jeepney with the route Project 2-3/ Welcome Rotonda. Fare costs Php 9.00
• Alight at Timog Ave/ Scout Tuason Intersection
• From Timog walk straight to Luxent Hotel


🛌 Spacious and Comfortable Rooms

Luxent Hotel has three (3) rooms that can suit all types of travelers. The rooms are spacious with earth tone colors and comfortable furniture.

We stayed at on a Superior Queen Room for an overnight staycation . Our room is spacious and a family or group of 5 can fit on the former. It has minimalistic decor with earth tone colors and has two comfortable queen sized bed in the middle with flat screen LCD TV with cable channels and an executive working desk.

Our room also has a bath and toilet room with vanity mirror, hair dryer and complimentary toiletries.

Aside from the room that we stayed, Luxent Hotel has Deluxe King and Executive Suite.

Deluxe King unlike the Superior Queen has a king sized bed and is perfect for couples or solo travelers.

Unlike the Deluxe Rooms, the Executive Suite has an reception area or mini living room. The former has a comfy sofa, flat LCD TV


• AquaTrim Fitness Center is fully equiped with recreational facilities for the whole family. AquaTrim Fitness Center has Luxent Hotel's Infinity Pool where we witness the city view, kids pool which kids will surely enjoy and gym.

• Reluxe Spa is a go to place at Luxent Hotel where you can surely calm your senses and rejuvinate your energy.

• Business Center is located at the 2nd Level of Luxent Hotel. It offers secretarial services, computer, internet and other work related services.


127860 Garden Cafe serves delectable dishes from Japan to China and of course the Philippines in buffet or a la carte. Our personal favorites during our stay were their pastries!

🥗 Lush Bar and Lounge on the otherhand serves a la carte dishes while being serenaded by a band. We loved the dishes that we savored during our dinner at Lush Bar and Lounge! We rarely eat salad but the Sicilian Chicken Salad that we got is a game changer, it is so flavorful and delicious! We also loved the Al' Amatriciana. It has that Italian flavor of spagetti that is a bit sour yet delectable.

127838 Bread Indulgence serves freshly baked and yummy pastries.

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The Oriental Hotel Bataan

5.0 Stars

128205The Oriental Bataan (Biggest Convention Hotel in Mariveles,Bataan)


The Oriental Bataan, Freeport Area of Bataan Compound, Brgy. Malaya, Mariveles, Bataan

128652 HOW TO GO


✔️ Book online ( or get a ferry ticket at Esplanade Seaside Terminal (beside Vikings), Mall of Asia Pasay City

🛥 Manila to Orion / Orion to Manila (Online Fare - Php 450, Walk-in Fare Php 799)

Trip Schedule:


Manila to Orion - 6:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 1:30 PM

Orion to Manila- 8:15 AM, 11:45 AM, 3:15 PM


Manila to Orion- 6:30 AM, 2:00 PM
Orion to Manila - 8:15 AM, 3:45 PM

✔️ Advice the Booking Staff that your Drop off point is at FAB , Mariveles

✔️Coordinate with The Oriental Bataan for complimentary transfer from FAB, Mariveles to hotel.

128676 Manila to FAB, Mariveles / FAB, Mariveles to Manila ( Online Fare - Php 499, Walk-in Fare- Php 849)

Trip Schedule:

Monday to Sunday

Manila to FAB- 2:00 PM

FAB to Manila- 11:30 AM

✔️ Coordinate with The Oriental Bataan for complimentary transfer from FAB, Mariveles to hotel.

128663 BY CAR

128663 FROM NLEX

✔️Exit in San Fernando, Pampanga

✔️Keep right and continue to Jose Abad Santos Avenue

✔️Merge onto Jose Abad Santos Avenue

✔️Proceed onto Roman Super Highway.

✔️Continue until you reach Mindanao Avenue

✔️Turn right to Avenue of the Philippines until you reach The Oriental Bataan


✔️ Take the North Luzon Expressway and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (going to Subic).

✔️Exit at Dinalupihan and turn right at Roman Super Highway.

✔️Continue until you reach Mindanao Avenue

✔️Turn right to Avenue of the Philippines until you reach The Oriental Bataan


✔️Swimming pool

✔️Cliff Lounge

✔️Lobby Lounge (caters the biggest buffet in Bataan)

✔️Cocoon Restaurant (Offers The Oriental Bataan’s signature dishes, Asian Cuisine. Operating hours 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM)

✔️Shuttle Service


✔️Indoor and Outdoor Spa with Fresh Water Pool (for spa party or a relaxing dip before the massage)

✔️Forrest Grill (Serves a viewdeck and late-night hangout of The Oriental Bataan. Various artists perform at Forrest Grill from Tuesdays to Saturday 5:00PM to 2:00 AM)

✔️Bataan Convention Center ( For meetings, events and conferences. It can hold 30 upto 1,000 guests)

✔️Oriental Adventure Camp ( Fully equipped area for retreat or corporate team buildings)

✔️Liquid Bar ( Serves beverages while relaxing and swimming in the pool)

128221 NOTE

✔️The Oriental Bataan is the biggest convention hotel in Mariveles, Bataan.

✔️ It is located on top of the hill and serves as a view deck to witness the panoramic view of Mariveles, Bataan Freeport zone.

✔️The hotel is originally designed by one of our National Artist.

✔️You can use the fresh water mini pool located at the Outdoor Spa for Spa party or if you want to have a quiet and private dip.

✔️Bataan’s famous tourist spots like the Sisiman Lighthouse and The Five Fingers Cove is just a few kilometers away from the hotel.

For online booking you may visit or contact The Oriental Bataan at:

Mobile: +63 927 886 8887

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Hotel Jen Manila

4.0 Stars

Hotel Jen Manila by Shangri-La Hotels

🗺 Location

3001 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.

128661 How To Get There

128652 From Edsa Cubao

•Ride a bus at Ramon Magsaysay Highschool, EDSA going to Malanday-NAIA via EDSA McArthur Buendia Ayala Fare costs Php 35.00
•Get off to Senator Gil Puyat Avenue in Pasay
•Walk towards Senator Gil Puyat Avenue and walk right to Roxas Boulevard until you reach Hotel Jen Manila

128663 From SM Mall of Asia

•Walk towards Globe RotundaRide a UV Express going to Sucat-Lucky Chinatown. Fare costs Php 55.
•Get off to Quirino
•Depart on Roxas Boulevard until you reach Hotel Jen Manila

🛏 Facilities and Amenities

•Fast and Free WiFi
•CD/ DVD entertainment System
•Movie Channels
•37-inch cable television
•Voice mail
•220 VAC universal outlets
•International direct dialing service
•Full-size executive writing desk
•Computer data port
•Electronic safe
•24-hour in-room Order-In
•Tea Station
•Complimentary brewed coffe via coffee machines
•Mini Bar
•Complimentary Mineral Water
•Smart en-suite bathroom with bathtub and rainforest showerhead
•Hair dryer
•24/7 Fitness Center
•Outdoor Swimming Pool

128203 Reasons to Stay at Hotel Jen Manila

✅ Comfortable and Spacious Rooms

Our haven for two days at Hotel Jen Manila is an Executive Suite. The former has contemporary, minimalistic decor with the shade of earth tone colors. It has two spacious rooms, bedroom and living room, and a walk-in closet.
The living room area has a working and study area with a full-size executive writing desk, phone line with international direct dialing service and computer data port.
From that area, we witness the magnificent beauty of Manila Bay and Roxas Boulevard.

✅ Hotel Jen is accessible to tourist attractions, malls and offices in Manila.

✅ Dining Experience

Delectable dishes served at Latitude Buffet.
Lunch Buffet (Mon. to Sat.) Php 788 nett/person
Dinner Buffet (Sun. to Thurs.) Php 888 nett/person
Dinner Buffet (Fri. to Sat.) Php 988 nett/person
Sunday Brunch Php 988 nett/person with access to swimming pool and kid's zone.


Hotel Jen Manila has a 24/7 Fitness Center to make sure that their guests can stay fit during their stay at the hotel and an Outdoor Swimming Pool for water lovers.

✅Club Lounge and Windows by the Bay

Staying in Executive Suite also gave the chance to experience Hotel Jen Manila's Club Lounge and Windows by the Bay.
Club Lounge and Windows by the Bay is located on the 19th Floor of the hotel. The former offers a wide selection of dishes, light bites, beverage, and wines.
What we love about Club Lounge and Windows by the Bay is the homey and relaxing ambiance, exclusivity, and most of all the scenic view of Manila especially at night.
Windows by the Bay is open from Monday to Sunday 7:30PM

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Novotel Manila

4.0 Stars

128203 5 Reasons to Stay, Relax and Unwind at Novotel Manila Araneta Center

✅ Comfortable and Relaxing Room

What we loved about our room, aside from being spacious and its relaxing vibrant colors are the comfortable Live N Dream Bed, Bathroom with electronic privacy curtain, Rain Shower with Novotel's all natural bath products, Smart Pillows which are both perfect work and sleeping and Day Bed Couch

Aside from this, our room is fully equipped with our basic necessities. For our safety, our room has Audible Smoke Alarms, Safety Deposit Box and Sprinkle and for comfort our room has Work Desk, Illy Espresso machine, and Tea Making Facilities, Hair Dryer, Flat screen LED TV and iPod Docking Station.

✅ Organic

Novotel Manila Araneta Center serves dishes made of seasonal organic vegetables, herbs, and fruits from El Dorado Farm.

Their bathroom amenities are all organic, from soap to conditioner and even body lotion.

✅ Child-Friendly Facilities

Novotel Manila Araneta Center is one of the most child-friendly hotels that we visited. They have vibrantly colored areas for kids where they can read books or comics and play with video games on a galaxy themed room and at an indoor ball pit where they can dive, slide and swim in the pool of balls. Kids can also dip and swim at the kid's pool area located on the 6th floor of Novotel.

✅ Gastronomical Experience

Enjoy awesome gastronomical experience at the Food Exchange Manila Buffet, wine night at Sabor Bar De Vinos, pool party at the 6th Pool Bar and Lounge, intimate bonding or chit chat with friends at the Gourmet Bar and fill your day with sweetness by savoring one of a kind gelato flavors at Indulge.

✅ Premier Lounge and Recreational Facilities

Premier Lounge has floor to ceiling windows that provide a 360 degrees views of city view, the bay, and the Rizal Mountains. The lounge is perfect for intimate bonding to business meetings.

As a Premier Lounge guests, we enjoyed a personalized check in and late check out until 4:00 PM with no additional charges, complimentary newspaper, access a computer workstation, local landline calls, use of In-Balance fitness center, use of Library and reading book, use of kids play area, use of meeting room for six (6) people for two (2) hours and complimentary food and beverage at the lounge for two (2) adults and kids.

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Ombu Kusina

4.0 Stars

Holiday Season is in the air, and the best way to celebrate the former is, of course, by treating our palate with sumptuous and mouthwatering Filipino dishes.



Sisig Pizza has a  thin and crunchy crust topped with Ombu Kusina's special pizza sauce, sunny side up egg, spicy sisig and cheese.

Surprisingly, the Sisig is not oily and fatty. It blended well with the pizza sauce and it didn't make the crust sloppy. For additional flavors, you can dip the pizza with garlic sauce.


Salted Egg Spaghettini has al dente pasta coated evenly with salted egg sauce and topped with tomatoes and cucumber.

This dish will surely provide you a refreshing feeling in every bite because of tomatoes and cucumber.


Seafood Mix Laing has a mixture of different texture coming from shrimp, crab meat and onions with creamy flavors of coconut milk.


Binagoongang Talong has crunchy Liempo and eggplant in thick bagoong sauce.

The sweet and salty bagoong sauce perfectly blend with the Liempo and tender eggplant. You'll definitely enjoy this dish with Dilis Rice.


Adobochon has tender and flavorful Lechon serve with adobo sauce and atchara.


Fall of the bone and juicy chicken coated with Ombu Kusina's special sweet sauce.


Frozen Brazo is composed of the graham crust, ice cream, custard filling, soft meringue and topped with caramel drops. Surprisingly, Ombu's Frozen Brazo is not that sweet and is totally refreshing. This reminds us of ice cream!!!

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Moriz Place

5.0 Stars

A few weeks ago, we discovered one of Tagaytay’s hidden gem at the boundary of the former and Indang, Cavite.

Moriz Place is a modern Bahay Kubo and literally a home away from home. Everything you need, from cooking wares, to WIFI, workspace, comfy beds, television, relaxing patio, bbq grill and even board games is at Moriz Place.

How to go to Moriz Place

128653 BY BUS

• Ride a bus going or will pass through Tagaytay. You can ride a bus to the following stations:

 San Agustin EDSA Rotunda Terminal ( San Agustin Bus Transit, trip starts from 3:00 A.M to 11:00 P.M )

  Nasugbu Terminal, Buendia ( DLTB Bus Co., the trip starts at 4:00 A.M)

 Park and Ride, Lawton, Manila

 HK Sun Plaza, Pasay (Lorna Express; Erjohn- Almark Transit; BSC or Batman Starexpress Corporation)

• Travel time for Manila to Tagaytay is usually two (2) to two and a half (2.5) hours.

•Alight at Tagaytay proper and ride a jeepney going to Mendez, Cavite.

•Alight at Mendez 711 and ride a tricycle going to Moriz Place. Tricycle fare costs P15-20.


•Ride a van or fx going to Tagaytay. Van terminals going to Tagaytay are located at EGI Mall near LRT Gil Puyat Station (trip starts at 6:00 AM and ends at 8:00 PM), Starmall Mandaluyong, Metropoint Mall, and EDSA Taft MRT Station.

• Travel time for Manila to Tagaytay by fx or van is an hour and a half (1.5) to two (2) hours.

• Alight at Tagaytay proper and ride a jeepney going to Mendez, Cavite.

• Alight at Mendez 711 and ride a tricycle going to Moriz Place. Tricycle fare costs P15-20.


• Drive through South Luzon Express Way (SLEX) and take Sta. Rosa Exit.

• From Sta Rosa Exit, turn right and follow the road going to Tagaytay.

• From Olivarez Rotonda, turn right and drive to Tagaytay- Nasugbu Hiway.

• Slow down upon reaching Green Ats Bulalohan. In 120 meters, turn right onto Maglabe Drive.

•Upon reaching Anuling National High School, turn left

•Then turn right onto Carasuchi- Anuling Street. Follow the road until you reach Moriz Place.



✔️ TV and Sound System

✔️Pocket WiFi

✔️ Laptop Friendly Workspace

 ✔️Wooden Sofa Set

✔️Rocking Chair

✔️Cleopatra Chair


✔️ Cooking Wares (pots, pans, and kitchen utensils)

✔️ Microwave




✔️Plates, Saucer, and Glass

✔️Water Heater

✔️Wooden Dining Table Set 


✔️1 Masters Bedroom ( Queen-Size Bed)

✔️1 Kids Room ( 2 Stanard-Size Bed)

✔️1 Loft ( 2 Queen-Size Bed with play area)

 ✔️Mattress, pillows, bed linens and blanket 


✔️2 Bathrooms ( Patio and in between the rooms on the first floor)

✔️Bath Towels


✔️BBQ Grill




✔️Parking Area


Home Away From Home

Moriz Place serves as a home away from home because aside from having access to everything that you have at the former, the comfort and peaceful ambiance of home can be felt at Moriz Place.

The interior of the Bahay Kubo is vibrant and relaxing. Its spacious area and peaceful surroundings will let you relax and unwind. Like home, its a perfect venue to chill and escapade from the busy and hectic Metro life.

Serene Ambiance

Moriz Place is located in a residential area, but amidst its location, the lodge has a peaceful and quiet ambiance.

The lodge is surrounded by flowering plants, bushes, and trees making the former pleasantly warm and a great spot to bond with each member of the family and friends.

Family and Barkada Bonding

The spacious area of the lodge can accommodate a maximum of 22 pax. With the availability of the furniture, wares, and comfort of home, Moriz Place can serve as a venue for family celebrations and reunions or your barkada's retreat to busy and hectic life in the city.

With the serene and peaceful ambiance of Moriz Place, family and friends can have some time to chitchat, bond and have some quality time together.

Tagaytay Climate

Since Moriz Place is located within the boundary of Tagaytay and Indang, Cavite, Tagaytay's cool and refreshing breeze can be felt at the latter especially during mid-afternoon and at night.

The Bahay Kubo doesn't have or don't require air-conditioning but fans can be found in every corner of the rooms and the cold weather of Tagaytay can be felt inside the rooms. So don't forget to bring your sweatshirt or jackets!

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Rainbow Dreams Cafe

4.0 Stars

In Manila, Philippines, we found the first unicorn and rainbow-inspired café at 80 Maginhawa Street, Quezon City and they call the former, Rainbow Dreams Café.

127752 HOW TO GO


• Ride a bus, jeepney or fx going to Fairview/UP/PHILCOA.

• Alight at Ministop PHILCOA

• Ride a tricycle going to 80 Maginhawa


Rainbow Dreams Cafe has a cute and instagramable interior. The ceiling of the cafe is painted with clouds that resemble a girl's magical and dreamy night. The walls, on the other hand, is painted with clouds, rainbow, and unicorns. Unicorn figurines were also placed on the tables and shelves found in the cafe.

The cafe also has a small stage with grass like carpet and stuffed toys, such as unicorn and stars, that can be used for photo shoots.



Rainbow Dream’s Café  BBQ Pork Belly has two (2) tender and juicy pork belly with slow simmered barbecue sauce and served with rice shaped into a  bear, heart, and other adorable stuff.  BBQ Pork Belly costs Php 170.


Honey Garlic Wings has six (6) pieces juicy chicken wings tossed in Rainbow Dream Cafe's homemade honey garlic sauce and served with rice.  Honey Garlic Wings costs Php 160.


Unicorn Cheesecake Jar has layers of crushed cookies and colorful cream cheese topped with unicorn ears and rainbow candies. Unicorn Cheesecake Jar costs Php 120.


Rainbow Smores has toasted rainbow marshmallow on top of chocolate sauce and served with graham crackers. Rainbow Smores costs Php 100.


Php 400




• Monday to Saturday- 12 NN to 10 PM

• Sunday- 10 AM to 10 PM


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5.0 Stars

128664 Location

2/F, Unit 201, #170 Tomas Morato Avenue,
Corner Don Roces, Barangay Sacred Heart,
Quezon City

9200 Operating Hours

Monday to Sunday 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM

🍽 New Dishes To Try

127842 BAR CHOWS


Trisaw is isaw within an isaw and another isaw. It is composed of a juicy and flavorful cow, chicken and pork intestines, cooked the traditional way of preparing isaw and served with pinakurat sauce.


Chichapop is chicken lollipop with crunchy chicharron breading with juicy and well-seasoned chicken and served with sriracha mayo.


Chichawow will really make you say WOW because by far this is the biggest chicharron (that we saw) served in a restaurant.  Chichawow is a bit salty when eaten alone but compliments well when dipped with either sinamak and empacho special sauce.


Sisig fries is composed of crispy, ruler sized fries, topped with cheese sauce and drizzled with juicy and crunchy Bagnet Sisig and salted egg.



Sinampalukang Tadyang has al dente vegetables with fall off the bone beef tadyang and sinampalukan soup.


Sizzling Laing na Sugpo has sizzling laing with juicy sugpo.

127858 NOODLES


Pares Lomi has the authentic flavors of Batangas Lomi with tender noodles, topped with quail eggs, kikiam and squid balls.



Bibingka Cassava has the texture of Casava and the creamy, sweet and salty flavors of Bibingka.


Empacho also serves beverages such as fruit shakes, juices, and gulaman.


✔️ Free Parking
✔️Smoking Area
✔️ Private Dining Area

128181 AVERAGE COST (For 2 person)

P 1,000


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Australian Swagman Café

5.0 Stars

We enjoyed their UNLIMITED Smoky Grilled Meat last Saturday and it’s just for ₱250.

128652 How to go:

128653 Commute

From Cubao

• Ride a jeepney going to T.M Kalaw, Manila (Fare costs ₱21.)
• Alight at T.M Kalaw Avenue
• Walk until you reach L. Guerrero
• Turn left to L. Guerrero
• Turn right to Plaza Nuestra Senora De Guia
• Walk until you reach Swagman Hotel

From UN Avenue

• From UN Avenue, Taft Station, ride a tricycle going to Swagman Hotel (Fare costs ₱50)


• From UN Avenue, Taft Station walk until you reach TM Kalaw Avenue,
• Ride a Jeep going to Baclaran-Quiapo (Fare costs ₱8)
• Alight at Arquiza/ Marcelo H del Pilar Intersection,
• Turn left to Plaza Nuestra Senora De Guia,
• Walk until you reach Swagman Hotel

127842You may Feast and Grill :

✔️ Pork BBQ
✔️Chicken Liver
✔️Chicken Gizzard
✔️Chicken Yakitori
✔️Beef Kebab
✔️Pork Skin
✔️Chicken Heart

128221 Note

✔️ You should never miss to try their isaw. It’s juicy,marinated perfectly and flavorful. (Lasang lasa mo yung spices in every bite)
✔️ Everything is flavorful. (Masarap kahit hindi mo na dip sa sauce!)
✔️ Pork bbq meat is tender. ( Sobrang lambot besh!)
✔️ You can feast Swagman’s Grill All You Can and enjoy performance from various artists at Australian Outback Cafe every SATURDAY.
✔️Perfect for barkada bonding (Lalo na sa friend natin na mahilig sa pulutan lang!)

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