Sunday, September 4, 2011

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar - Where History & Comfort Reunite


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Philippine History was one of the subjects I hated back when I was a student. I even remember failing this subject  in college out of plain boredom reading and memorizing information that are irrelevant. The memory is still fresh on how I avoid any class participation when history is the topic. Wednesday back in college was hell day! 

But this somewhat changed when I visited a place called, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.

I was invited to have a trip up north, somewhere in Central Luzon - Bataan. Naturally, I inquired where and what is the place called. However, when the told me about the place, my forehead creased with the reply I got. " Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar".

The Road Trip
We left Manila early, 5:30 am, since the road trip would take you approximately 4 hours. There are 2 options to take when driving: SCTEX Dinalupan exit or NLEX San Fernando exit. We took SCTEX which is the most practical way from where we are coming from.  
 
Tip: Bring along a map with you or download Venue Map in you IPAD. The turns can be confusing - most particularly if you are along Roman Highway already.
 
You may also consider a stopover along the way for coffee or bathroom break. It sure is a long drive after all.
 
Upon Arrival
After 1 stopover, 30 mins of being lost and a 4 hour-drive packed with emo songs, we arrived at the venue. Sadly, the rain was pouring hard. It was too strong you feel like the roof of the car was being thrown stones at.
 
We were welcomed by their friendly staff and was ushered to the reception area. One by one, we were fetched from the car and was assisted to the main hall were refreshments await us.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar - Staff

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
They offered an iced cold gulaman - which I finished quickly!

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar - Welcome Drinks
Let me give you a quick tour on what to expect inside Casa Hidalgo...
 
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar - Information

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar - Lobby Decor
After a couple of camera clicks, we decided to check in our room. Or should I say, Casa.
 
Casa Meycauyan
Some feels it's spooky; but I call it Filipino craftsmanship.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar - Casa Meycauyan
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar - Ceiling

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar - Room

On food & Dining
Their food reminds me how my grand mother used to serve food on our dining table - "Homey" and flavorful.
 
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar - Food


Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar - Food

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar - Dining Table

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar - Condiments
Dinner time, we were treated to a native performance...

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar - Native Dance
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar - Native Dance

The experience for me is all about nostalgia. I didn't live during this era for sure but having a short taste of the past reminds me how rich our own culture is & how privileged those who lived these times. It's all about the simplicity of life and the creativity of the people who lived ahead of us.
 
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is all about Philippine's rich culture combined with today's comfort of living.
 
Here are a few more interesting pictures:

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar - Photo
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar - Casa Bulacan
Casa Hidalgo
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar - Kayaking
More photos on Fierce Blogs Like Page here.
To Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, thanks for having Fierce Blogs!
 
LAS CASAS FILIPINAS DE ACUZAR
Bo Pag-asa, Bagac, Bataan

Manila Sales Office:
Mezzanine Floor Victoria Towers
Timog Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines

Las Casas Sales & Reservations Office:Telephone Nos.: (+63 2) 332.5338, (+632) 355.3032
Fax No.: (+63 2) 332.5286
For reservations please email: reserve@lascasasfilipinas.com

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Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
 
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Really looks nice!

Anonymous said...

How much is an overnight stay here? Leah

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