Thunderbird Resorts

Poro Point Freeport Zone, San Fernando City, La Union

Thunderbird Resorts
4.4
4.5 Stars

37 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 18
  • 4 stars 15
  • 3 stars 3
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 42 Reviews
  • 106 Recommend
  • 37 Reviewers
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Hotel
Phone
+63728887777

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Hotel Star Rating:
5

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Number of Rooms:
36

Most Recent Reviews

Hazel A.
5.0 Stars

One of among 5 Santori look alike hotels in the Philippines.

After enjoying San Juan's waves we went here and had an early dinner at the restaurant (don't have a review for this) then went night swimming. I think the swimming pool is open until 10pm and unlimited towels are provided.

We didnt book a room here because we planned to go back to Baguio after.

And the beach, is walking distance from the pool.

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Sarah B.
5.0 Stars
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It was our first time here. Read so many positive reviews about the resort but of course its good to experience it first-hand. The 4-5hrs travel from bulacan was all worth it when we saw it at our very own eyes. The resort was ohhh sooo gorgeous i fell in love with it at first glance.128571 i can still remember how we all said "wow!" when we enter the compound. All those reviews didn't disappoint. Feels like we're in Santorini. We arrived as early as 10am (whoa! Look who's excited!) 128586 while we were waiting we took photos of course. Lots of photos.128569 we checked-in at 1pm (but the check in time is 2pm). They have very pleasant staff. Very accommodating and attentive with all of our questions. We booked two superior room which is good for 2pax each room but has the max capacity of 4adults and 1 child. The room was so big, luckily we had one with veranda which is a plus point! The view from our room was breathtaking, it was facing the South China Sea. They also have private villas that can accommodate big families.

I think you could swim as early as 7 in the morning 'til 10pm. Lifeguards are everywhere even if the pool is only 4ft deep.128541 BUT it doesn't actually matter because we were there to relax and not to practice swimming for the olympics.128569 and oh they will provide you with towels but you could only use it when you're at poolside. They have two pools. One for the adults and for the kids. The kiddie pool is quite small compared to the adult pool which i think is 5 times bigger. I don't know about you but when we swim it gave us that certain feel of relaxation and it feels good. Like what they say "lakas makagood vibes." Maybe because the place is not crowded.

The beach is so so. You need to walk extra miles to reach the beach front. Kidding. You can do activities at the beach. Like kayaking, banana boat ride, etc. which for me is a bit pricey.
I'm not a beach person so enough of this. Hahah!

You need to spend extra bucks for extra person (1500/pax) which includes breakfast buffet so i think its quite reasonable. Breakfast buffet is from 6am-11am? Not sure. Breakfast buffet is offered at the Olive's, which is just some steps away from the lobby. They offer a wide variety of food that we enjoyed so much. Mostly filipino food and not to mention they also have green salads and unli drinks i think they have 4 choices of drinks. Plus they also have cereals and koko crunch for children, and oops children got to eat there for free. Yes for free.128516

The downside is that you could only do limited activities within the vicinity. The casino is quite far from the main lobby. They have a shuttle for those who want to go there. But for people like us who are not a fan of gambling or whatever you call it we just stayed at the hotel vicinity.

All in all the experience was definitely great. Decided to give 5 stars because our whole family got to relax and enjoy at the same time. PRICELESS.

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Donna P.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Patrick V.
4.0 Stars

Visited the place way back July 2015. I was browsing through old photos when I saw these and I kinda had to close my eyes and remember the whole experience. (LOL)

The bathroom was spacious. The bed was nice. (Punta Fuego's beds are better! Lol.) There was a typhoon(Typhoon Egay if I'm not mistaken) that weekend so we were not able to enjoy our stay. was not able to go to the beach because you have to walk to the far end of the resort. Just stayed in our room and watched TV. (Lazy kid. LOL.)

Woke up at around 7am Sunday to have breakfast. The Olives restaurant was not big enough for all the guests so they had to put up tables in the reception area. The wind was really strong and we were really getting wet. But the staff were really nice in assisting us whenever we needed to go back to our rooms.

Hoping I could visit this place again. Hopefully it will be sunny that time! Haha. Nevertheless, giving this place 4/5 stars for great Greek ambience combined with awesome Filipino hospitality.

PS: Photos were taken upon arrival. Before the storm! 128522

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Ayesha I.
4.0 Stars

Greece has been one of my dream destination ever since the I learned in school about the Greek mythology and its famous spots like Santorini. Who wouldn't love the view of simple white houses with an ocean view, right?!

I was so excited when my friends invited me to stay at Thunderbird during the holiday.

Everything was already planned and the only problem was - how can i go there via commute? (Yaks, ganda nga ng binook na resort, wala namang magamit na kotse papunta? Hahaha lol!)

Going to Thunderbird Resort via commute was not hard. Just follow the steps below and you'll be on their lobby area right away! 9786

1. Buy tickets at Partas Terminal - Cubao station. I prefer the Cubao station because it looks "clean" compared to their Pasay terminal. Deluxe bus (lazy boy type) to San Fernando, La Union costs Php 525. For the regular bus - it's around 450ish. For a 5-hour travel, I suggest you to book for the deluxe bus. We opt to ride the 12MN schedule.

2. Ask the conductor to drop you off at Monumento, San Fernando. He will then drop you off where a bunch of tricycle drivers are waiting. Don't forget to say thank you to the conductor!

3. Ask the tricycle driver to transport you to Thunderbird Hotel. We paid 100php from Monumento to the hotel lobby. Be sure to wear a jacket because it's cold at 5 AM! Brrr.

4. Oops! Check in time will be at 2 PM so you may just enjoy first the sunrise view or have your early photoshoot at the place. 9786

Thunderbird Resorts La Union was inspired from the famous Santorini in Greece. Everything was mostly white and blue. It has a neat and classy architectural design that boosts the peaceful ambiance of the resort.

There, there. Our hotel room was priced at Php 9,900.00 (Huhu expensive!) for two persons (breakfast included). But I assure you that their Ocean View rooms have a really nice view! 9786

The room was really big for two persons. I appreaciated that they gave us complimentary fruits (apples and banana).

The resort area was huge. To tell you frankly, I didn't got the chance to check all the facilities. I only stayed at the pool area and watched the sunset. Yesss! The place offers a great view for sunsets! 9925️ Be sure you're camera ready!

Another thing that will make your stay enjoyable is the food. Unfortunately, I felt nothing special on their food. Maybe, I just got the wrong order?

The only thing that I'd like to complain during our stay was their scarcity on towels. They were fully booked, and almost all guests were out on a swimming. And yes, they got no extra towels to offer. Lucky that we were offered bathrobes instead to keep ourselves warm outisde the pool. 128513

#loolooexplorerpackgiveaway

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MJ P.
3.0 Stars

I would like to visit again... beach was closed..
Unfortunately...128557128557128557128557They don't have the time to clean it up...

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MJ P.
5.0 Stars

Great afternoon snack ^^ we were full.. my chicken fillet [180]was so juicy and tender...128525128523 spaghetti bolognese[240] was great as well as the greek tuna salad[240] ^^ we also ordered iced latte and iced frapp..

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Pinky V.
4.0 Stars

The place is one of a kind, a must try place.. :) The ambiance is just perfect, but the food for me was not that great as of the ambiance..

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JPaolo R.
4.0 Stars

It's the best resort that La Union has to offer!

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Kim Veverly T.
5.0 Stars

It's better when you see it live! A very relaxing place plus the sunset 128525 perfect for couples :)

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Kim Veverly T.
5.0 Stars

You'll just love it when you see it!

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Ian P.
4.0 Stars

My phone is messed up hence no pic!

Stayed at the new wing which is still close to the public ( thanks tin). Love the picturesque views and the resort! Although lots of stuff needed to make this a killer place but atleast management understands this.

Not so happy w the breakfast buffet and food needs a little help.

But I'll be back! Cheers!

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Monique A.
4.0 Stars

Back here once again .... Life is good & the sun on my face is awesome ... Our very own Greek sanctuary

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Beatrize S.
2.0 Stars

Rooms were okay and amenities of the resort were great but the overall experience was so bad.

Service from the staff was not what I expected from Thunderbird. We booked 2 rooms months ahead and had all the necessary permits for a prenup photoshoot but when we got there, staff acted like they had no idea why we were there with all our equipment.

The rooms we reserved were not ready yet despite getting there on time and we had to wait an hour for it (after a 6-hour car ride, might I add). Food sucked and was hella expensive. Suggest to just get food in the nearby town.

Not worth the price for the bad service. Too bad cos the resort was stunning and picturesque. Not coming back.

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Zia M.
4.0 Stars

"Greece of the North"

I am rating this a four star although I loved the whole place and the serene feeling it gave me.

I was dragged by my friends and friends' family to go here, and since I'm kaladkaren like that, gora na!

We were supposed to book the 2 bedroom villa, but something came up so we had Deluxe Suite instead.

The suite was amazing; it consists of the ff; queen size bed, kitchen area, veranda, a rooftop facing the sunset, and a spacious restroom that made me uneasy to do my "thing" because of the space. 128517

Upon entering the resort, I was awed by the idea of it being the "Greece of the North", and it only has 2 default colors (blue and white), with dome like structures on every rooftop and it also have this cool windows that really looks like you're in Santorini.

Pool area is the bomb. It also have airsoft area and casino.

This place is a perfect spot for that peaceful getaway from the busy streets of the city.

Only downside I see here is that they should maintain the place, I could see that some parts of the suite looked old, and some are really broken, like the aircon inside our room.

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Joeŷzee T.
5.0 Stars

Taken back in time cuz it's sooo like surreal!!! Travel time was uber long, but sooo worth it!! And the place is soo lovely at night time. Stayed with friends while the others enjoyed golf & us gulp!!! Band was great!!!127926127908127931127930127927127864127865127863 Wahahaha!!! Can't wait to come back 128522127775127775127775127775127775127775

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Ruth A.
4.0 Stars

Just don't mind the picture 'cause I'm fooling around during the check in. I was like telling the hotel staff to bring me to my room and let my things walk by themselves. But seriously, I like the place. Clean and secluded -- away from noisy EDSA (since my place is near the highway, I sleep with vehicle buzzing, not missing any second every night).

128077128077128077128077128077 My hotel room. I just hope the food in there was free. I had to pay every packet of chips I had consumed! Blame the late night marathon.

128077128077128077128077 For the friendly staff.

128077128077128077 Food!

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Ivy R.
3.0 Stars

Beach was closed for the day, so we used the pool instead. Great pool, both kids and adults alike enjoyed it! Food and service were just so-so

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Tin C.
4.0 Stars

Place was really serene. Awesome view and relaxing place to be!!

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Monique A.
4.0 Stars

I'm in Greece !!!... Lol.128541128541
Experience Greece in Local Shores.. 5✳️✳️✳️✳️✳️ Ambience . A Santorini Inspired resort piece of paradise up north in Poro point ,La Union ....at the very Heart 128149of Luzon!
Beyond its Mediterranean architecture 127972 and interiors , the resort with it's spectacular picturesque view127748 .. It doesn't provide much other leisure and recreation aside from a casino & golfing9971️.. No other activities available but to swim 127946in it's 4-feet swimming Pool! Yes, the gorgeous pool is only 4 feet deep! Hahaha 128561.Pool Closes at 10PM!&
Bar Closes at 12MN
... And to eat 1280779786️ .olive & the resto by the pool we're the only options .We tried their pizza 127829which are actually good 4✳️✳️✳️✳️...PIZZA ILOKANO, PhP 400+ (left): Tomato concasse, mozzarella, cheddar cheese, Vigan longganisa, tocino, tuna and onion.and PIZZA QUATTRO STAGIONI, PhP 470+ (right) : Kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, parma ham, fresh mushrooms, and mozzarella.

Service took too long 2✳️✳️.. And smiles are hard to come by 128561.

Free Speer fast wifi at the resort 9786128077128077

The rooms at the hotel were nice -
Jacuzzi128704, Rainfall Shower128703, In-Room Safe, DVD player with USB port and Surround Sound Speakers! and fast internet

But P already got us a VIP 3 story santori inspired villa , with 3 rooms, bathrooms that fits a queen128120 ... It can actually fit 10 ladies in waiting along with the queen... WOW it's HUGE!!!..a bathroom bigger than that of a 5 star hotel 128558 Jacuzzi that can fit 4, rain shower that can fit 3... Lol, double basin & all the other works ...a big luxurious kitchen with our own butler (P provided .. So thoughtful of him128517... Fresh seafood galore- lobster, big grilled fish .. Not sure what it's called ... Shrimp , mussels , oysters and more ... We're so spoiled 9786128517 ), dining that can seat 6 ... I'm speechless & since I'm melting away .... The powerful Aircon on all 3 floors keeps me happy and sane 9786️...an unforgettable vacation indeed

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