Saturday, June 13, 2015

Pet-Friendly Hotel in Patar Beach Bolinao, Pangasinan

The title is the giveaway here you know.

I had been on the look out for pet-friendly places to go to around Metro Manila for so long. Of course the usual places will come up - UP grounds (too bad you can't let your dog go off the leash anymore), Marikina Riverbanks, Eastwood Citywalk, Tiendesitas and BGC grounds.

But the thing is, almost all of these places I mentioned are filled with people. People who may not be fond of having pets around. I know it's all right, but I feel for them. I mean, when I'm not with my dog and I ate at an al fresco dining, I wouldn't want other people's dogs to be messing around my availed personal space. I mean, come on! Don't just let your dog wander, tighten up the leash a bit so to make sure he stays close to you.

Anyway, last year, my friends and I went for a weekend getaway in Bolinao. Vince gave me the idea that Boom is the type of dog who loves to swim. Goldies are rescue dogs remember? They can even save people from drowning. So that's it. Forget about the pet-friendly parks, restaurants and malls. We're taking Boom to the beach!

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Vince and Boom in front of G Hotel

G Hotel is a beach front hotel facing Patar Beach in Bolinao, Pangasinan is one of the few hotels out of town that allows guests to bring their pets around. This is where we went along with Boom, my Golden Retriever, so he can try for the very first time how to swim. Bolinao is a 5-6 hours drive from Manila. I think it took us about that time because we had a couple of stop overs to let Boom out of his cage for a while. There were really a lot of things that Vince and I did to make sure that Boom is prepared or this trip. Because going out of town with a pet dog is first time for all of us. Here are some of them:
1. House trained him for about a month (because I never really seriously house trained him before). 
2. We made him ride the cab with us for longer hours so we can observe how he reacts while in transit and if he can last the long ride. 
3. Combed his hair well every night so he won't shed a lot of hair while we're sharing a dorm type room with friends. 
4. And most importantly trained him to listen to my voice, to be obedient, to pay attention and to do as I command. 

Although, swimming is our main goal for Boom, we couldn't really anything about it yet of course. Unless we have swimming pool. Which we don't. Here are some photos I took around G Hotel. I took a lot of panoramic shots - which I know you will too, if you've been there - because the scene is exquisitely beautiful.

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G Hotel beach front

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Vince and I loved our weekend getaway in G Hotel. I think Boom loved the place too. The dorm type room we got is so spacious Boom could walk and jump around without hitting anybody. It has 6 bunk beds and 2 queen sized beds with the most comfortable mattresses I had ever slept on. There were lots of tables outside too. Although we almost had the place to ourselves, I think even if this place was fully booked, people won't have trouble moving around. I haven't told you the best part yet. UNLIMITED BREWED COFFEE!!!

The unlimited brewed coffee served in G Hotel is something we need to talk about. People, this is serious. I mean, when I start talking about coffee in a totally unrelated blog post like this, it's something. It's definitely something ridiculously serious. Ok, sorry. Anyway, the G Hotel coffee is absolutely perfect. It really made me a lot happier about my stay. Every morning I wake up and I drank that coffee, I felt great. I literally felt great. I came home dreaming of owning that pot of coffee that I totally forgot to ask what brand of coffee are they using. That's another reason to come back, right?

There are so many ways we can show love to our pet. Whether it be by giving them treats, giving them a hug, scratching their tummies and all. But we preferred it this way. We wanted to show Boom how much we love him by giving him the chance to explore and have fun. We want him to learn new things and experience new things. We want him to be active and stay healthy as much as possible.


Most importantly, we want him to be really happy.

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2 comments:

talabells said...

Thank you for this! I was searching for some pet friendly hotels around bolinao :) Boom is a charm! :)

gel light said...

Aaaw boom is so cute and adorable.