Saturday, January 7, 2017

Monte Vista Hotsprings & Conference Resort

The start of the ber-months marks my father's birthday.  During this time we already feel the cold temperature yet my father decided to celebrate his birthday in one of the resorts at Laguna.  Luckily he decided for a hot spring resort, unluckily he decided for a night swimming.  Who am I (or we, his children) to contradict when it was his birthday after all?

My father initially wanted to go to Cuyab Hot Spring Resort, our family's go-to hot spring resort.  We arrived at Pansol, Laguna (the place famous for hot spring resorts) past 8pm, thanks to the horrible weekend traffic.  Cuyab allows night swimming.  The attendant gladly showed us their different types of overnight accommodation.  However, I find the price steep for off-season plus the 12-hour accommodation needs to be followed strictly thus, by 8AM, we need to leave or pay additional.  I told my mom, that we have to look for another hot spring resort to accommodate us.


Fortunately, a day prior to this impromptu trip, Pag-Ibig distributed my loyalty card that I applied through my work.  And it shows some discounted entrance fees and accommodations to some resorts at Laguna.  That is how we found ourselves at Monte Vista Hotspring and Conference Resort.



Monte Vista Resort is one of the biggest resorts I have passed by along Laguna.  It has 16 swimming pools (7 of which are open during off-season), several slides (only kiddie slides are open during off-season), different accommodations, a play area for kids and recreational area for adults, tables for day and night rent, grilling area, and an area for conference.  However, during our visit there was no hot spring swimming pool available, only swimming pools with lukewarm water.

Kiddie pool with slide. 
Gigantic off-limits-during-off-season slides. 

Yey! A play area! (The brown room in the background is a Lactation Room). 

The adults and Neo were busy playing. 

We stayed at one of the air-conditioned family rooms with six beds, a bathroom, television set, a stand fan, a wall fan, dresser, and cabinet.  This room also has towels and some toiletries (soaps and tissues).   The room is big and the air-conditioning unit looks old and I expected us to feel hot, but I was surprised that with 8 of us staying in the room, the room was really cold. We were also given a huge round table outside the room for dining. 



Aside from swimming pools and recreation areas, Monte Vista also offers different packages for celebrations such as Christenings, Birthdays, and Weddings. 



Monte Vista Resorts offers 50% discount on tariff rates and entrance fees for Pag-Ibig Loyalty Cardholders.  Our room was priced at Php2650 for 7 pax and a child, this includes our entrance to the swimming pools as well.

Never mind the cold weather.

I'm ending this blog post with a beautiful view of Mt. Makiling as seen while swimming in one of the swimming pools of Monte Vista.

Mt. Makiling…oh, so beautiful!





34 comments:

  1. My husband is currently assigned in Laguna and this is one of the resorts we stay in when we come over to visit him. Really nice! I suggest you try Sol Y Viento too. ;)

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    1. Oh, we've been to Sol Y Viento last 2014 and I must say that place really is nice. Baka they have so much improvement na. Also blogged about it.

      http://www.babyneosmama.com/2014/06/sol-y-viento.html

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  2. The place looks nice and big. Ive never been to hot spring resorts yet in laguna which is very near my place. This is perfect for the kids.

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  3. Wow! This place is awesome (not to mention Mt. Makiling!). Mejo malayo ang Laguna sa'min kaya the last time we were there was last 2015 pa! I hope we can go back and visit again someday. :)

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  4. This is such a nice place. I will keep this mind in the future. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Too bad their hot spring pool is not available. A hot spring pool would have been an icing to a really affordable rate.

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  6. It looks like a good place for family bonding! And kids would definitely enjoy here! :)

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  7. The kiddie pool is quite big! Usually the kiddie pool is more like a bathtub kasi.

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  8. I think we stayed in Monte Vista before, is this the one with a treehouse?

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    1. I dont think they have a tree house... or baka hindi ko naexplore ng todo ang Monte Vista hehe

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  9. Great place! I've been to Laguna over 15 years ago and I remember swimming in one of those hot spring pools! I wanna go baaaack!

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  10. Looks like a perfect venue for team buildings and family reunions.

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  11. Oh, I love dipping in that hot waters of Laguna. I haven't tried this resort though. We went to nearby resorts before.

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  12. We've been to Monte Vista so many years ago. We had a planning session. I love the facilities as they made our nights extra fun. Can't remember the food anymore but I bet they are delicious, too. And yes, we had a comfortable bed as well.

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  13. We've been here! I was with my friends and super na-enjoy namin. Overnight stay kami noon. And ang sarap lang sa feeling na maamoy yung morning breeze kasi surrounded with plants and trees. Fresh air talaga! :D Hoping I could bring my family at Monte Vista one of these days - after manganak at makarecover. :)

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  14. The best part is the lukewarm water. It is just too difficult to swim.and enjoy with cold water. Especially in laguna. :)

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  15. It's been ages since the last time that I went to Monte Vista before eto ang pinakamaganda sa Laguna. I have a pagibig loyalty card malaki din pala discount

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  16. Yay! :) I've been looking for a place to spend my birthday in. Good thing I read this. Glad they have a lactation room too. Have you peeped in? I wonder if it's well kept.

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    1. ah, its just a small room with a stool where you can breastfeed. not couch na comfy, but this is the first time I saw a resort with one kaya natuwa ako.

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  17. Yeah, at least the water was lukewarm. We went to SM Light Residences for my kid's birthday but the water was too cold. We couldn't stay for more than 30 minutes.

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  18. Lovely place to spend with the whole fambam! Belated happy birthday to your Dad!

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  19. I have seen this many times but haven't had the chance to try them. We usually go to Sun City few blocks away. I agree, it's one of the biggest resort in Pansol. But I still prefer to swim in running water like Bato Spring.

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  20. I miss going to resorts in Laguna, we used to go there during summer with the family. The view of beautiful mountain is also an added attraction. I hope I can bring my son to this place one of these days.

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  21. There are so many resorts in Laguna, I can't even remember the ones I went to :)) The resort and its facilities look nice :)

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  22. We went there before and OK nman yung place.Buti nalang kahit papaano may lukewarm na water kundi sobrang lamig. Resorts in Laguna will start to be crowded na naman uli.

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  23. Ang dami namang pools! Never been to this place but it seems ideal for families lalo na the rooms. ☺

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  24. P2650 50% off na ba yon mommy? If yes, medyo steep nga lalo pa at off season. It looks nice especially the slides, pero sana they can give lower entrance fees.

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    1. yup, Php2650 is already 50% off. I thought nakamura na kami because we are a group of 7 and overnight stay. :(

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  25. I've heard of Monte Vista but have never been there. Haven't gone to a hot springs resort in a really long time. This one looks like a nice place to try.

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  26. Thank you for reminding me about the discounts included in the Pag-Ibig loyalty card. I have one of those, too. I will definitely check it out as I am looking for a place to bring my Mom to for her birthday next month. :)

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  27. I haven't tried hot springs before. The resort looks so nice. I'm sure you all had a grand time! I'm thinking my kids would love to play in that pool!

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  28. Uy may ganyan pala ang Pag-ibig? Never applied for it kasi may mga ID na din naman ako. Makapag-appky nga din kasi I love hot springs!

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  29. magknano ung entrance tsaka cottage

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