Lent is a time of modestry, prayer and preparation for the coming of Easter, one of the most festive events among Christians all over the world. To many people, the Lenten and Easter break means spending time with the family or seeking a respite from the chaos of the daily grind. In whatever way we observe the holidays, check out some of these hotels and resorts for its offerings.
CEBU CITY MARRIOTT HOTEL
On Good Friday, Cebu City Marriott Hotel commemorates the Lenten Season with a Friday Night Seafood Buffet at the Garden Cafe. Take the treasures of the sea and have it cooked to your liking. Have your fill of fresh crabs, lobster, and a variety of seafood for P1,600 net per person.
Then embark on another culinary adventure on Easter Sunday lunch and dinner buffet. For P850 net per person, enjoy an international lunch buffet spread with appetizing main courses, exquisite cheeses, antipasti, salmon sashimi, maki, and indulge your inner chef with live action cooking at the Curry, Mongolian and Noodle stations.
And for that sweet ending, save some room for a fresh assortment of delectable desserts plus a halo-halo station. And when night settles in, go from New York to Tokyo and every gastronomic city in between with the International Dinner Buffet for P1,200 net per person.
Whether you’re adventurous and ready to go cuisine hopping from one station to the next, or simply in the mood for good old fashioned comfort food, the medley of choices is appetizingly harmonious at the Garden Café. Call 4115800 for reservations.
CRIMSON RESORT AND SPA MACTAN
It’s the perfect family weekend getaway filled with fun activities and food discoveries. Most importantly, kids can swim, eat and join the Easter Egg Hunt for free on Easter Sunday.
With daily complimentary facilitated group activities headed by the Director of Fun, children can join the many outdoor games, arts and crafts and pool games while adults can mingle with other guests in various fun pool and beach activities.
Food discoveries abound too with indulgent dinners at Saffron Café available from March 24 to 26. Savor a beachside BBQ dinner on March 24, vast
international selection on March 25 and a seafood buffet at the beachfront on March 26.
Tempo, the resort’s specialty restaurant will also be doing a special wine pairing dinner from March 24 to 27 with a four-course meal prepared for by Executive Chef Joachim Felber.
And on Easter Sunday, Crimson has the perfect offer even to those who are not staying in the hotel. The Easter Day Out—a complete Easter day-use experience for the family. Enjoy the resort facilities including access to the beach and pool, locker and shower room, a smorgasbord of international selection for brunch at Saffron Café and a complimentary Easter Egg Hunt participation for a child 12 years old and below.
Easter Day Out is at P2,500 net inclusive of day use, brunch at Saffron Café and Easter Egg Hunt for 1 child. The Easter Egg Hunt starts at 2 p.m. Let children join in the fun and bring home exciting surprises and incredible prizes. The Egg Hunt is also available for walk-in at P500++ per child and includes light snacks and refreshments.
Call tel. no. 4019999 or visit the resort’s website and Facebook fanpage.
RADISSON BLU HOTEL
Experience Easter Hop-penings at the Blu! Cap off the Holy Week with the family at Radisson Blu Cebu and enjoy an Easter Sunday Feast for P 1,650 net per person at Feria.
Indulge in a lunch buffet with one kid admission to the most egg-citing Easter Egg Hunt. Savor well-loved international dishes such as prime beef cuts, lechon, sushi and sashimi, assorted dim sum, homemade ice cream and more. Follow the bunny trail and collect colorful chocolate goodies available at Feria, starting at P85.
Experience a fun-filled afternoon with exciting line-up of activities at Kids at the Blu such as Easter egg hunting, cookie decorating, magic shows, and other games from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at the Kids Zone. Rekindle their sense of adventure with the Search for the Golden Egg and get a chance to win cool Kids at the Blu prizes.
Call 4029900 or email reservations.
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MARCO POLO PLAZA CEBU HOTEL
Cool down with the family at the hilltop hotel during the Holy Week. From March 24 to March 27, kids will enjoy activities that await them such as chocolate egg decorating, egg painting, cookie decorating, adventure games, film showing, pottery making,canvass painting, cookie decorating and of course, the Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday.
For those who seek meatless dishes, check out the Vegetarian Menu as well as the lunch and dinner buffet at Café Marco. Try the Greek salad with feta cheese, Mediterranean vegetarian antipasto, Thai fresh vegetable rolls, vegetarian Nasi Goreng, assorted sushi and Maki rolls2, Tiger prawn tempura with Japanese soya sauce and the steamed lapulapu in soya garlic sauce in cilantro. Regular lunch buffet is at P1,099 and regular dinner buffet is at P 1,395. On Sundays, including Easter Sunday, lunch buffet and dinner buffet are at P1,395.
Call 2531111 or email [email protected]
SHANGRI-LA MACTAN RESORT AND SPA
All’s bright and delicious! On Easter Sunday, enjoy Shangri-La Mactan’s famous fun lunch—also known as Fun-ch—at Tides. Each guest gets one round of Prosecco and bottomless iced tea.
Not only that. Young guests get to bring home goodie bags, too! The Easter Sunday Sparkling Fun-ch is from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. Rate is at P2,779 net per
person for adults and P1,390 net each for kids.
For inquiries and reservations, call Restaurant Reservations and Information Center at 2318224 or email [email protected]
QUEST HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
Apart from the steamed grouper in teriyaki sauce, other meatless items are offered. Try the vegetarian pizza and quesadilla, and the tuna carving. Lunch buffet is at P599 net per person while dinner buffet is P699 net per person. Call 4025999 or 2305888 for reservations.