Be very afraid of websites that don’t update and accommodations that don’t renovate.
Take the description of Chilline’s T House in its website:
PRIVATE. COZY. SPACIOUS
Feel the cool air with a touch of Greek-Balearic flavor. Sitting at the edge of a cliff, T has a spectacular view of the Taal volcano and its lake. The first Asian home to be featured in Architectural Digest, T is a homage to modern design with an uniquely organic flair.
A gracious example of Filipino hospitality, T accepts private bookings as a weekend getaway and is a venue for corporate retreats, private parties and exclusive events.
T now opens its doors to guests with discriminating taste. We invite you to come home to T.
Weekdays: Php 25,000
Weekend Rates, One Night Only: Php 30,000
Weekends (Friday to Sunday) Php 55,000
Rates are exclusive of 12% VAT; Plus 10% Service charge
Please call for holiday, peak season rates and Commercial shoot rates.
Now view the professional photos, starting with the house itself. Not bad…
There’s the day view
and the night view
And the rest of the features listed on the website:
2 Master Suites
Lake View Patio
Hidden Zen Garden
Custom Gourmet Kitchen
Additional Service Kitchen
4 Hot Tubs
Sauna and Steam Room
Free Wi-Fi Access
You wouldn’t blame Candy Dizon’s friends and family for wanting to book this, would you?
They paid Php 33,000 for one night but soon found out the website isn’t quite accurate.
Check out the reality of the accommodations, starting with the bedroom—it looks like the chambermaid needs to learn her “hospital corners”…
Maybe Woody Woodpecker was a guest?
Or a really lazy boy
Need an extra bed? Go help yourself to the mattress in the dressing room
This bathtub has an element of surprise and it ain’t bath salts and petals
It has “insect eggs and poop” in it
I can’t brush my teeth in here
And my poop just backed up. But hey, there’s toilet paper!
So Candy searched around the house to look for a cleaner bathroom among the five baths, and found these instead
Wait. It gets worse
I swear, I would sue this place ten x Php 33,000 for the agony of seeing these in person. I would scream and run, run far away back to Manila.
So be careful when viewing hotel websites, especially in the Philippines. Trust me!
But wait. Candy says there was a positive side to their stay—I just wonder what that is and I wait for her next entry.
Read Candy’s story HERE.