After seeing a TV feature on Thunderbird Resort Poro Point, La Union several years ago, I have always been intrigued by the setting that this Greek Mediterranean-inspired resort has to offer. With an architecture that features a low-laying cubical form, cerulean blue dome, whitewashed walls, and arched openings, the resort is reminiscent of the traditional structures built at the edge of the caldera in the volcanic island of Santorini in Greece.
The design of the hotel’s lobby breaks from the plainness of the exterior and introduces more details through the rippled pattern at the reception counter, the geometric flower design of the tiled floor, and one of the almost-signature-image of Thunderbird Poro Point–the blue nude painting on the domed ceiling, which reminds me so much of a Matisse artwork.
Our home for the two-night stay is this generously-spaced bedroom with two queen-sized beds and a balcony overlooking the sea. The bright orange accent wall gives the white-and-wengue room a punch of warm color.
The beds are super comfortable! They’re the firm spring mattress type with a pillowtop. It was only then that I realized how the additional layer of cushion makes a huge difference for a bed. Unfortunately, I forgot to lift the beddings to check for the brand of the mattress before we checked out. Or maybe that’s supposed to be a trade secret???
We also liked that there’s a lot of desk space. There’s enough room to accommodate the two of us working on our computers at the same time. Unfortunately, we found out that we have a difficult time working together because we’re tempted to chat and chat and chat, haha!
The bathroom is also gorgeous. Finished in just one type of tile, the already spacious room looks even bigger. Add to that the frameless glass enclosure, white lavatory counter, and large lighted mirror that completed the clean, streamlined design.
How we wish we had more lazy time in our room. Maybe next time with the rest of the geng!
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