Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sierra Vista Hotel Resort - Best Matrimonial Accommodation in San Fabian, Pangasinan

by: Mhe-anne L. Ojeda

Sunny days are here and found ourselves in the coastal town of San Fabian, Pangasinan after a days work, so a dip into the beach is in order! All we need to do is choose a private matrimonial accommodation and we are good to go. But after checking several hotel resorts listed in the San Fabian website located in Nibaliw West Beach, Mabilao Beach and Bolasi Beach, there is just one place that fits a couple like us who want to combine business and honeymoon ...err pleasure.

Taken last March 31, 2015
Where To Stay: Located in Nibaliw West Vidal, San Fabian, Pangasinan (only about three (3) minutes away from the San Fabian Municipal Hall where I have to visit first thing the next day)the Sierra Vista Beach Resort marries man-made modern amenities and the beach for the quick cool down after working. Unlike the other places which has either the beach or the pool open till about 10pm, Sierra Vista Beach Resort has a nice beachfront overlooking the endless South China Sea and outdoor swimming pools, one for kids and another for adults, which are opened for 24 hours. This is perfect for us, since we have very limited stay. 

The serene garden facility also housed several hexagonal room cottages with a thatched roof made of anahaw to create a modern version of our nipa huts. Depending on number of people and budget, you can choose room accommodations from a dormitory to twin beds or family suite. There is a restaurant,conference room, and an enclosed parking space.

Taken on March 19, 2015
Room To BookSierra Vista Beach Resortunlike the other accommodations which only cater to groups or families, offers an air-conditioned Matrimony Room cottage for couples. The room is equipped with a queen sized - bed, with white mattress and a white blanket, covered with pink and blue sheet for accent. For a more romantic feel, the white rattan furnitures like bed headboard, tv rack, and chairs have floral pink designs identical with the curtains that covers the glass walls.  A decent - sized LCD Plasma TV with cable channels, mirror, two lamp shades, two chairs and a built - in cabinet complete the couple sweet nook!

The bathroom is quite simple but it is spacious and  has a hot and cold shower (which seems to be a luxury as the nearby resorts do not have one). Towels for two, a pail and dipper, tissue papers and soaps are included free of charge.

Price: The Matrimony Room with all the inclusions above is P2,200 a night, even much cheaper than the Twin Bed accommodation for P2,500 also for two persons who are not a couple! Initially I thought the price was a bit high after paying only P1,800 at Star Monica Hotel, Resorts and Restaurant in Lingayen (without the beach). But after checking San Fabian PTA Hotel, Nibaleo, Shaira, Charissa, Lazy A, etc., the price is very reasonable. 

What To Do: If you get there early enough (since you can check in at Sierra Vista as early as 2pm), go head to the beach for swimming. The water will be cool at this time (haven't tried yet though), then wait for the romantic sunset before you head back to your room. But if you are like us who gets there a bit dark and tired, just walk or jog in the fine sand, or simply feel the cool breeze in the beach while taking selfie or coupie photos with your honey. 

After resting, cool down at the outdoor pool which to reiterate is open for 24 hours, and near the room cottages. You should be in your proper swimming attire to be able to use the pool and you can shower either in your room cottage or at the nearby shower room.

Insider Tip: Be sure to order your dinner before the restaurant closes at 8pm, and ask for room service. Food is cheap but delicious. 

We have stayed at Sierra Vista Hotel Resort twice this March 2015 and counting... until we are done with the business in the area.

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