So I admit I didn’t take much part in booking Bolinao resorts for my family during our family outing. I’ve booked many times in other places that got cancelled, so I figured I must be the bad luck. This time, my sister did all the searching on where to stay in Bolinao. She was the one who contacted Bing’s Beach Resort and booked us a place to stay in Bolinao for April 20 – her birthday.
When we arrived at Bing’s Beach Resort – which was, I admit, a lot more than I expected, they had run out of the rooms that we reserved – already a bad sign for me. I hate reserving a room and then not getting the room I expected. I know my sister had a P1800 room reserved that I don’t know what happened because we ended up paying more for our room.
Bing’s Beach Resort is divided into two – the resort near the beach, and the resort across the road which is the main hotel. Bing’s is located in the farthest part of Bolinao – where there are less streetlight and is just a short ride to the Cape Bolinao Lighthouse, although not close enough to Patar Beach or Solomon’s. The road isn’t cemented well here so expect a bumpy ride. There is a small store across the resort at beach front, but aside from that, I don’t think the resort has a restaurant. Good thing, my parents and Kuya Chris’ family had brought dinner.
The façade of the main resort has a fountain and a playground.
We booked two rooms that night, each room consisting of two double beds, a side table and a cabinet, a bathroom and air condition. It cost P3500 for each room which wasn’t very appreciated by my mother because the room was very ordinary with no amenities included.
The beds were made out of bamboo and covered with simple, white sheets. Each bed had two pillows but an extra pillow doesn’t cost extra.
The bathroom wasn’t anything special although it wasn’t particularly brand new or even in its best condition. The sink looked like it was clean enough, however, if you look closer, the metal bars holding onto the sink looked about to fall off and if you lean on the sink, it doesn’t feel as stable.
The room has 3 sockets.
The resort is huge, if you add both sides together. The building houses are not exactly cemented but look sturdy enough. In front of each beachfront room, there is a small foyer that has a table and some chairs, although our chairs were taken by the party of the other guests.
In the middle of the long house and the main lounge – which I wasn’t sure if it was for rent or privately owned because it had a television, there’s a two storey cottage with a roundabout staircase. This was where the other families or group of friends had been holding their Ms. Gay contest.
That night, we were accompanied by a couple of families who were having a party and quite disturbing the quiet environment of the Bolinao night. They had music playing and were really loud.
Bolinao’s a really romantic place to be in, simple but romantic and the loud party in the midst of the quiet seemed a little out of place – although I imagine if they weren’t partying the place would’ve seemed creepier with no streetlights and no beach lights.
The staff that we met on our visit seemed a little young and although bubbly.
Overall, despite the price, you can consider Bing’s as one of the good Bolinao resorts – especially with its location.
Bing’s Beach Resort
Brgy. Patar, Bolinao