This is actually my third stay after they finally launched Tambuli Seaside. We had a great stay and was really surprised with the improvements espcially with the beach coz the last we came here, the beach was quite dirty. I just have a minor concerns during our stay. As someone who used to work in the same industry, someone who knows the owner, someone who has a unit, i am writing this review for improvements:)
We arrived at around 3pm. Only one bellman on duty because of the pandemic which I truly understand, settled in the room to arrange our stuff and prepare our swimwear at 4pm. I noticed that the sink inside the bathroom was clogged. So I called frontdesk to have someone just go inside the room and fix it since I have my valuable with me.But frontdesk said it's their policy to have a guest inside the room while they are fixing. I wanted to enjoy the facilities asap since they have earlier closing time and opening time for the beach and pool is 9am. So do the math on the hours u can enjoy the facilities when check in time is 3pm and check out is 12nn.
After we had swimming,had dinner in their restaurant and came back to the room. While preparing for my tea, i noticed there were two lipton tea but the other sachet is peefectly cut at the bottom and the teabag was no lomger inside the sachet. Yes, empty sachet of lipton tea.
The kettle had no adoptor and tv was not working. When I sat down to enjoy my tea, i noticed there was a chocolate syrup which got 'hardned' at the side of the table top. I didnt make an issue coz i know there were less staff and dont want them to keep coming back in the room to practice 'distancing.' So I just wiped it with tissue and water.
The next day my sister called me that she will drop by to have lunch with us and when she arrived, I didnt know she brought her 3 year old son who went straight towards us at the beach. My sister was sitting at the beach bed when a security guard who was in regular security guard uniform asked her to go to front desk. So my sister just followed what the guard asked her to do. When I noticed that it took her long at the front desk, I came to her and asked what's wrong. The front desk in white shirt asked her to pay the P900 day use which was already 11ish in the morning. I told her that if she could just consider the child since they will just leave after an hour. But she declined it and said that it is theur policy that only registered guests are allowed to use the facilities which I understand so I told her I will just go back to the room and let the child use which she agreed.
So here's the thing that upsets me. Security in resorts and hotel should be subtle. When the guard in 'security uniform' approached my sister, it was kinda obvious that there is something wrong- somewhat a lil alarming?! I believe he was a security guard assigned to the construction area.
When booking the room, your website and messenger is playing safe. You stated 'maximum of 2 adults' and there was a note that minors are not allowed. So for clarification, your one bedroom suite is good for 2 adults and 2 kids if against the government's policy, right? If not, that is why on the registration card, it only says 2 adults and zero kid when infact during my reservation, i stated i have a child with me. So if we are not following the government's policy, my nephew should have not been charged, my son wont be allowed to check in. It's frustrating coz when we were at the pool area, we saw 2 families (who were swimming with their tshirt) and they mentioned they are in a 2 bedroom (which I believe has 4pax max), there were 3 adults and 3kids and the other one mentioned 'oh they are not strict here good thing we brought out airbed' If I am really legit for day use charge for my nephew, they could have asked me and charged it to the room NOT asked my sister to go back to front desk to settle things right away when u are enjoying the moment.
I am still thankful to all of the staff because I have seen the waiters and waitresses running just to accommodate the guests' requests, kudos to manong at the beach who is a leisure attendant/ bellman which i got surprised coz he was the one who assisted us at kayak and he was the one who assisted us with the bags during check
out. Thanks to the lobby guards, front desks and to all polite employees.
We had fun after 6 months of not seeing the beach. Thank you
Keep it up!
But overall, u am still thankful to the staff
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