Lake Sebu Accommodations | Sunrise Garden Lake Resort

Saturday, August 19, 2017

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We all want to wake up to a glorious sunrise. Sunrise Garden Lake Resort in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato not just offers budget accommodations but also a one-of-a-kind view of Lake Seloton.
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The eco-resort sits on the banks of one of the T'boli's sacred places – the only accommodation in town that could claim that title. As a result (and provided you wake up right on time), you'd get to walk out your room and with this masterpiece: lilies dot the placid lake. Fog swirls over the calm waters and purplish light breaks over the mountain. Sunrise Garden truly is one of the most beautiful places to stay in Lake Sebu.

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THE ROOMS
(For the best discounted rates, check here.)
During our stay, we got to have one of the dorm-type rooms for only Php250 per person. With one double-deck and another double-size bed, the room can accommodate up to 4 persons
sunrise garden lake resort

sunrise garden lake resort

The regular rate during our stay (February 2017) was Php150 per person if you are a group of four. Since there were only two of us, we were charged an additional Php100 to have the room all to ourselves The room comes with an electric fan and its own bathroom. All in all, a sweet deal for only Php500 for a night.

THE AMENITIES
Sunrise Garden has a pool with a stunning backdrop of Lake Sebu. The pool is available for use of guests.
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where to stay lake sebu

Open cottages also line the edge of the lake and a multi-function hall is available for events.
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The resort also has an in-house restaurant that specializes in a menu of tilapia dishes.
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Lake activities such as riding aboard the traditional T'boli paddle-boat owung ,as well as hook-fishing can also be availed by checked-in guests and diners. Kayaking and water-biking equipment are also available.
THE SERVICE
Sunrise Garden's service is homey. Every request, within reason, is easily and quickly granted. I've requested a pitcher of water to be brought home to our room and I got it in a matter of seconds. Furthermore, if they're not being used, the cottages can be occupied by checked-in guests for free. You can even dine here instead of the small eating area reserved for guests.

THE RATES
(Updated as of June 2017)
For the best discounted rates, check here.
DORMITORY ROOM – Php. 180/HEAD ( minimum of 3 persons )
MATRIMONIAL ROOM – Php. 950.00 ( good for 2 persons ) Airconditioned
STANDARD ROOM- Php. 980.00 ( good for 4 persons )
SUPERIOR ROOM- Php. 1,700.00 ( good for 4 persons) Airconditioned with complimentary Breakfast
FAMILY ROOM – Php. 1,850.00 ( good for 6-8 persons )
FAMILY SUPERIOR ROOM – Php. 2,200 ( good for 7 persons ) Airconditioned

Rates include:
- Free use of swimming pool
- Free wifi access
- Up to 2 children 11 years old sharing room with parents shall be free of charge

Check in time: 2:00 pm
Check out time: 12:00 nn

HOW TO GET THERE
The nearest airport to South Cotabato is in General Santos. Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines have regular flights to here from Manila and Cebu. Once in General Santos, head to the Bulaong Terminal. In the terminal, take a bus bound for Marbel (Php110, YBL Executive Nonstop Bus). Once in the terminal in Marbel, get on a bus bound for Surallah (Php31). Take a van from the Surallah Public Terminal going to Lake Sebu (Php40). Take note that vans are available only up to 5:30PM. In the case that you get here later than that, you may take a tricycle (Php10) to the "Skylab" Terminal in Talisay where you can hire a habal-habal (Php70). Once in the van terminal in Lake Sebu, there are habal-habal you can rent (Php1,000, good for two) to take you to your desired destinations.

Related Adventure: Where To Stay in Marbel | Homewood Pensionne House

If, by chance, you're planning to come from North Cotabato (Asik-asik Falls, perhaps) and drop by the Grand Mosque in Cotabato City, and the Pink Mosque in Maguindanao, you can reach Lake Sebu via the following route: In the high-way near the Pink Mosque, there are vans and buses that pass by. Hail a van and ask if it will pass by the "Junction" (Php80). Alight at the Junction. Once here, walk straight to the Isulan Van Terminal. There are vans bound to Surallah (Php50) as well as to other nearby towns.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Sunrise Garden Lake Resort is truly one of the most beautiful places to stay in Lake Sebu. With backpacker-friendly rates, a beautiful and relaxed ambiance, plus a marvelous view, a stay here is truly value-for-money.
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Sunrise Garden Lake Resort
Sitio Outlet, Barangay Lake Seloton, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
+63 936 416 9344
www.sunrisegardenlakeresort.com

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