I was looking forward to those oh so comfortable chiropractic beds from Microtel when I heard we’ll be staying at their new branch in General Santos City. Microtel by Wyndham is no stranger to me as I’ve already stayed at their branches Baguio, Tarlac, Puerto Princesa and Boracay. The good thing about this chain hotel is that I can expect the same comfort I’ve enjoyed all through their branches, which is the bed where I’ve always felt rejuvenated waking up even with only a few hours of sleep. Microtel General Santos is no exception.
Microtel General Santos
Microtel By Wyndham Inn and Suites have a knack on getting good locations, in Palawan they’re on a beautiful beach cove with mangroves, in Boracay they are on a prime beach, in Baguio they are attached to the bus station. Microtel General Santos is also set in a convenient location within a compound along the national highway. There are a lot of dining places nearby, some have 24 hour brewery. The Yellow Bus Station is a short walk as well and there’s a nearby mall a short ride south.
There are 66 double and suite rooms in Microtel General Santos, all with their standard chiropractic-approved beds, room air-conditioning, Cable TV, hot and cold shower, refrigerator, closets, and complimentary WiFi. Room hallway area is secured by door locks that can only be opened by room keys.
There’s a breakfast buffet available, a little conservative and basic but filling and satisfying enough for a hearty meal. I do like the furniture they used in the dining area.
Maasim Saranggani Side Trip
Doi’s friend, Jet, a GenSan-based free-diver invited us to a quick trip at Maasim in the morning before we leave and free dive at the Tinoto Reef. We happily obliged as we were looking for some underwater activity after enjoying the free dive in Enchanted River. The drive from Microtel Gensan took less than an hour and we found ourselves enjoying the coastal drive to Maasim.
The jump-off to Tinoto Reef is from Lemlunay Resort. We did find the water too rough at that time it made free diving a lot harder but we did manage to get a glimpse of what the reef has to offer. We got around to find some good spots to free dive but got no luck as the water somehow receded. We only had limited time so we headed back.
We only had an overnight stay at Microtel General Santos but it was enough to give us a brief respite to prepare for a much gruelling leg ahead. We also met with a SOCCSKARGEN born and raised friend Allan of Lantaw with his wife where he treated us for a sumptuous lunch at a local eatery. A hearty send off for our #TravelMindanao South Cotabato and North Cotabato leg.
Microtel by Windham General Santos is a hotel partner for our #TravelMindanao
Microtel by Wyndham – General Santos
Address: Valley High, National Highway, General Santos City, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 83 553 8080
Mobile Number: +63 917 319 7447
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