The sun was mercilessly hot that Christmas Day of 2008 that my siblings and I decided to hie off to the nearest inland resort in GenSan City and cool ourselves.
Too bad! We found out later that the available springs resorts and pools from our place at Yumang Street in Purok Malakas were full of people like us wanting to escape the heat.
Finally, one of my nieces remembered that she attended a children’s party one time at the swimming pool of the T’boli Hotel along the GenSan City National Highway beside the Yellow Bus Compound. Well, I have been driving past that landmark GenSan hotel numerous times already and it was apparently the right day to check out this place owned by Mr. and Mrs. Orly Mirabueno. We immediately drove to the place.
We were in luck. Except for a couple and their kid, T’boli Hotel’s pool was vacant and seemed to be waiting for us.
I couldn’t resist the crystal clear treated water and so I jumped in and immediately started a few laps. God! It’s was pure cool heaven on a dry, sizzling hot day! There was a deep part (around 7 feet for adults) and a separated shallow portion for kids. A giant white toadstool which served as a non-stop shower at the center was a refreshing idea. I even tried the blue slippery slide and due to my weight and size, I slid down like a rocket in less than 5 seconds.
Just imagine the splash I made! Hahaha!
Swimming has always been my most favorite sport since I was a kid in GenSan City and I am usually in my best elements when floating on water. God, I never had so much fun in a swimming pool for a long time like that visit to one of the landmark GenSan hotels, the T’boli Hotel and Restaurant at the Tuna Capital.
Now if only they served food that morning, I could have also reviewed their culinary offerings. (The cook was off for the Christmas Day.) So better watch out for that later.
By the way, we were charged P50 each person only for the use of the pool. Not bad huh?
Hey! Come to think of it…. Why don’t I just spend my Birthday celebration there on Monday? Sponsors anyone? Lord, I really need kind souls to hear my call!!!!! 🙂
Here are some of our pictures which you can click on for enlargement.
Hi, Planning to Visit Gen. Santos City. Do you think how much the cost of the hotel at Tiboli? i am planning to celebrate my birthday over there.
the picture you post looks luxurious.
Thanks for sharing with us.
namali lang po.. i was supposed to say.. YEAH!
just post your fs account and i’ll just add you.. 🙂
may friendster kaba ate dimple paki bigay beh/….
wala akong masabi
sa mga hotel and restaurant d2
sa Gensan lahat sila ay mga Okey…..
sana more Hotels and Big malls to come
Mananawagan ako sa lahat ng mga investor
lahat ng mga project nyo d2 niyo e lagak sa Gensan……
twice na ang Choir nag christmas party doon and all i can say is the food is sooooooo goood. the service is two-thumbs-up!!! the rooms very sanitized and at affordable rates.
Well this is just a nice, and great place to relax for just a couple hours, went there many times and always enyoy it.
Wat tym po ang pool open at nagcoclose?
Nate Marxs last blog post..Movies in 2009! Buzz and Trailers!
Advance Happy Birthday! Humanda ka baka dalawin ka ng mga “kind Souls” na hinihiling mo. He he he
nice pool shots vel…. next time if you have the chance, post how the rooms look like and the rates…
Advance happy birthday, bariles! Nice naman d post re: Tboli pool, sana they’ll give u special accomodation on your D day! ajejeje
when i’m home, dito kami nagba-bonding magpi-pinsan… 🙂
last time we were there was january 3… 🙂
Okey, bago kami mag-outing Malungon, sa Villa Real (they said it is good there!) let me try this P50 diop in Tboli Pool. Hmmm, my kids will love that!
🙂 like hello.. klaro kaya gikan sa gawas nga naay pool.. bitaw..hihi Peace!.. bad timing man pag post nimu ani boss uy!.. ulan-ulan man run.. peace nasad!
Don’t bother about the food… I had breakfast there, boneless bangus, fried rice and two eggs and I got the a tiny bangus slice (head part pa) sunny-side up eggs (which I don’t like for fear of Salmonella poisoning) for 100 pesos. I could just have walked to the nearest Jollibee and ordered their boneless bangus meal.
Kuya Avel, I got curious when you mentioned about a “tadpole” in the middle of the pool; so I went looking for it through the pictures. Ang gusto mong sabihin siguro was a “toadstool”?.. Anyway, can you possibly post a full feature about the whole Tiboli Hotel and Resto? Friends from outside are asking about it pero can’t seem to find a site that gives substantial info. Kung pwede lang naman. Thanks. (Aba, the hotel should pay you ha kung sakali for the free publicity hehehe)
Daxi Weidas last blog post..Images of Hugpong 2008
@Daxi! Hehehe! Sorrry, was in a hurry to post. I meant “mushroom” but your “toadstool” is better. Thanks for pointing that out. Will really check out the hotel one of these days. 🙂
@Manoy Avel, Dyesebel ka pala, akala ko Noranian ka??? ajejeje
pwede ba mgdala ng fud dun kuya?
cg kuya swimming na lng tayo on your bday..hehehe..
let’s tell cm to sponsor..lol!
advance happy beerday..mwa!
purple24s last blog post..NDDFG Batch 1998 Reunion
Wow! I did not know that there was a swimming pool behind that Lotto outlet in front. Now, I could just go there anytime.
Thanks for sharing this tip Bariles.
More tips for 2009 please! 🙂