It wasn't perfect but it was great still. The food may take too long to be served but looking at the positive side, it gave us time to appreciate the view. Appreciate so much the kind staff who helped us make the reservation smooth and easy. We left some documents for work the next day and they were kind enough to scan it and send it to us via email. They also arranged the return of the hard copies to us.
We have One Word for the Dahilayan Forest Resort... “AWESOME” The Place was just Super Special for us most specially because we were on a Mission to visit the Last Standing Mobilgas Service Station in fulfillment of our Vision to build “Bridges to Mobil’s Past”... Everything just fell into its proper place... We were blessed with the Doting Attention of the Resort's Owner, Jesus Emmanuel M. Paras, whom we fondly called “Jess”... plus the weather was just perfect... Jess stayed with us at our Dinner right at the Last Standing Mobilgas Service Station... this actually fulfilled our Mission and Dream... In addition, Jess shared with us how the Dahilayan Project came into being during Dinner and gave us a Personal Tour of the Whole Place the following morning, right after…
First, we did not know it was THAT far from the main road, bus drop-off. I didn't know about Magnum Express that one of us has to pay 500 for motorcycle going there. Unfortunately, it rained when we arrived there so we just stayed inside our rooms. The next morning, we started breakfast at around 8 am. We booked a room for 5, but the free breakfast is only for 2. We started exploring the place around 9 am and only tried bumper boat and go-kart. We plan to have lunch at the picnic grounds but we need to be at CDO early for our flight. Managed to hire Magnum Express for 249 each. The place is good and there is so much to explore, make sure to plan ahead and start early.
We were all 15 all in all, they provided us spacious food. I was happy with the room. The conference room was a different story though. We booked a conference room where the minimum meal buffet was 25 people. No problem we paid for the 25 people meal. We negotiated that since we were just 15, we would like to know if they would adjust the menu instead to serve good for 15 but with more food choices still good for 15. They declined, clamining that they will stick to the menu and server 25. My math would tell me that they could have saved their cost if they agreed to our proposal. Their food policy is way to restrictive. We didnt ask for any monetary discount, we prepaid everything, you could have shown flexibility. I would say the experience overall is average.
everything was good - ambiance, food, rooms, staff, rides - except for our lunch experience in jessie’s diner. there were many flies around, i was not able to enjoy my food. i lost my appetite, really. worse, the staff was not doing anything about the flies. trash bags were just piled near the toilets and kitchen. overall, though, our family enjoyed the 3-night stay.