May 25, 2009

4K Garden And Water Fun Resort, Sta. Maria Bulacan: A Review

We had our family outing last Sunday at the 4K Garden Resort in Brgy. Catmon, Sta. Maria Bulacan. The resort has 3 public swimming pools, 2 private pools and 1 wave pool. It has air conditioned rooms, nipa huts and cottages of different sizes for rent. Entrance fee for day swimming of 8am-5pm is P150 for adults and kids , P120 for senior citizen and free for your driver and for kids 3 feet and below.

The wishing well at the garden going to the pools:

There was also a basketball court which you can rent for P150 an hour and a karaoke machine for P1,000 the whole day. If you don't want to rent, there are 2 karaokes with the P5-slot per song. There were also air conditioned rooms, at P1500 for a single room which we checked out but we didn't get anyway because you still had to rent a cottage even if you already rented a room. We just settled for a big cottage nearest the pools good for 20 at P800.

Here are the reasons why you should check out 4K Garden and Water Funs Resort:

The huge slides leading to the 3 pools. The kiddie pool is the one at the middle and there are lifeguards with speaker reminding parents not to leave their kids unattended at the pools.

The wave pool, of course. It was such a hit with all the kids and the adults as well. I think this is just an additional attraction to the resort because it was at the other side, after the private pools.

The private pool is another attraction by the way. You can rent the Anahaw pool, which is good for 30 pax free on entrance fee at P8,000 for the whole day. I think there are also 2 air conditioned rooms included in the package. This was not on out budget but had we known, it would have suited us perfectly.

The pirate and the crocodile (or is it an alligator, he he) leading to the wave pool.


There are many other reasons why I would recommend this resort:\

1. The staff was very accommodating. Since this was our first visit, we wanted to check out the air conditioned rooms and the cottages and the pool and a staff showed us around while we were waiting for the cashier to open.

2. The guard was courteous. I went inside an open gate to check out the resort. It was before opening time, and the kids followed me. When the guard saw us, he asked me if we have paid the entrance fee already and I told him not yet and we were just taking some pictures. He asked me quiet nicely to please leave once were done so that the other guests wont follow me. So we did.

3. There were life guards with first aid kid and speakers at hand. There was also a public address system reminding us that the wave pool is now open so we can enjoy it. But when I asked one lifeguard what is the schedule of the wave pool, if its 20 minutes every hour or so, he just said to just wait for the announcement.

4. The 2 shower rooms were big and good for 10-15 people, except that there were no trash bins inside although there was one outside. I just hate seeing empty shampoo sachets and napkins on the shower room.

We really enjoyed the resort and the sunburned faces of my kids and their cousins are a very good indication of how much fun they had.

However, here four reasons why I might not come back:

1. The sink. Just take a look at it and you will know why. At one resort we frequent, there is a sink and water faucet for every cottage and I think there is one for every four cottages here. I am actually okay with sharing but just take a look at it! You have to step at the boulder to reach the faucet. My mother in law was complaining about it so much because she can't even reach it!

2. There were also only two grills placed side by side for every four cottages so we just improvised.
3. And the FLIES, oh God, THE FLIES! I don't know if it was just seasonal or what but we were literally swamped with flies. When we complained to the staff, they said there is a poultry nearby. We wanted to move to another area and we will just pay for the additional rental fee but they said that we can't because the nipa huts nearest the wave pool are good for only 12 people (we were 20). It was said in such a nice way that my sister in law didn't argue. I wont put the pictures here so you wont be grossed out but imagine this, if you leave an empty 1.5 coke bottle for 2 minutes, there will be 10 flies inside. Yep, we counted!

4. Their convenience store is not very convenient at all. There was a Dunkin Donut stall beside it, but they dont sell ice, water in 5-gallon container and hair conditioner. Okay, maybe this last item is just our fault for not being prepared. But we used up the drinking water for washing our hands because the sink was not conveniently located near the cottage.

But other than the reasons above, we really, really enjoyed the experience at 4K Garden Resort. And despite the sunburn, the kids are raring to go back.

If you want to go there, below are their contact numbers:

4K Garden and Water Fun Resort
Brgy. Catmon, Sta Maria, Bulacan
Tel No. (044) 641 0690
Cell No. (0915) 570 4022
Manila Office:
(02) 379 8398
(02)4120924




94 comments:

  1. wow.. dito lang yan sa pilipinas

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  2. place looks dirty

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  3. bka nmn sa grill mo lng bnse ung cnbe mo na mukng marume. The place is good actually.

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  4. paulit ulit n kmi dyan s 4k di nkakasawa...

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  5. mag kno entrance per prson?

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  6. malangaw lmg tlga pero mganda nmn ung place..

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  7. UGLY RESORT!!! YUCK!

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  8. yuck talaga pag ganya yung place, sayang naman yang resort at nakakahiya irecommend sa iba..

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  9. maganda naman s 4k...

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  10. mganda naman yang 4k ah d sya nakakasawa

    pano kasi punta muna kau para makita nyo kng gano kagnda yang 4k

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  11. ask ko lng poh!mgkano poh ang entance fee from 8am to 4am ng madaling araw!overnight poh!

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  12. my #'s b kau na pwd kontakin sa 4k??^^ my official site pu b un 4k??

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  13. bkit wlang price n nkalagay entrace fee b

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  14. mganda sna kso madumi

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  15. "Maganda sa maganda...talagang maganda ung mga pool.."kaso sobrang daming "LANGAW" tsaka "MABAHO" ang amoy ng hangin sobra... kasi naman may "BABUYAN ISLAND" sa tabi.. kaya ganun talaga... try nyo ung experience jan...

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  16. panu yan....papunta p nmn kmi jan sa april 8, ayoko n yatang sumama............

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  17. kami din sana pupunta......=(

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  18. d pa kmi nakakpunta sa sunday p lang kmi punta.... so hind p namin alan kung maganda b tlaga yung place n yan......

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  19. mgkano cottege ? pra ma exprience yung mga langaw. :))

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  20. try nmn maexpirience yang 4k kc sobrang ganda khit my tabing babuyan island massolve k pa mura pa ang entance nya kayang kya ng buong pamilya,,,,bkas na kmi ppnta jan sa 4k resort...love ko ung places nila

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  21. plz..pakisketch pano pumunta jan pag galing manila ung specific poh tenks...DRIVIMG..

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  22. pa experience din kami ng langaw..hahahaha..how much po ba ang entrance at mga cottage?..tnx...

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  23. pangit malangaw haha

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  24. gusto ko rin sanang mag try dun pero kng affordable nmn, why not ...basta pwede mag dala ng food eh. talaga namang malangaw sa pilipinas eh. wala na tyong magagawa sa ganun diba mga friends.

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  25. tnong qou lan po ung entrance
    fee per person??
    pti po ung cottage..
    tnx po..

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  26. s bulacan p eh. home of the langaws yan pero maganda ang lugar fresh ang hangin...

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  27. MABAHO BA JAN SA 4K? DAMN!!! BALAK P NMN SANA NAMIN MAG SWIMMING JAN...KEA LNG WAG N..MABAHO PALA EH TSAKA MALANGAW...

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  28. HOME OF THE LANGAWS ka jan .wag ka na nga mg comment kung yan ang ssvhin mo .Gnda sa 4k nuh astig wag ka na pupunta sa bulacan ah !!! dhil pag pumunta ka dito papalangawin tlga kita !!!!

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  29. hi there! do you happen to know the rates of their rooms? :)

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  30. pangit dyan and alat ng tubig puro wiwi gling ako khapon dyan... tpos mdahas nlang pinapaalis ung mga di nka white tshirt kc di nla nililinisan ung tubig, msgus2 nlng nka 2piece ung grl at shorts lng ung mga naliligo eww nmn ung water... kya npilitan ako pkita muscles koh.. kill joy ung mga bantay pnay ang sita... ang dumi pa ng paligid at ung kubeta 2 pcs lng ata, ang dumi pah butas pah pinto at alang lock my bntana p ung isa at kikita kah ng nsa lbas.. ewan ko lng sa girls, ang layo p ng lababo pra mgtutbrush at barado pah.. tpos alang mgandang place for picture taking ky hook lng at sa crocodile.. mganda pa grotto vista at paradise... niyaya ko p gf ko kakahiya nmn di kmi ngenjoy.. 200 byad nmin 6pm-4am... sa grotto vista nlng kau or paradise.. my lababong mlapit at iyawan pah... sarap p mg picture taking..

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  31. eh papano ikaw ba naman ang maligo sa swimming pool ng naka jeans eew pang ilog lang yun no

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  32. maajo na nag post ka ana,,,dili na kami maligo ana ug pareho lng diay sa ilog pasig.....eeewwww......cg sa dreamwave na kmi....

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  33. magkanu po cottage at entrance??

    CSJDM

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  34. magkanoo entrance fee? bata matanda

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  35. ilan oras ba ung 1500 xa room?

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  36. haha.. ako din pa experience :))

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  37. san ba to? kung galing ako ng SM fairview.. anu sasakyan ko? pra makapunta jan?

    magkano ang cottage and entrance fee?

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  38. I went there just the other day and I had a BLAST. ...

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  39. 24 hours kmi jan magstay sa Saturday... uwi on Sunday... Lubusan nming makakabonding ang mga langaw. Yihaw!!!

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  40. para namang nakakatakot nang mag-outing jan sa 4K! sa mga comments palang di ka na masisiyahang pumunta...dapat malaman ng managements ang mga comments ng kanilang parokyano para magawan nila na ma-improve ang kanilang facilities... para makaakit ng maraming tao, di ba? i hope that the management can do something about this!

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  41. HOME OF THE LANGAWS?.. how dare you to say that! siguro nung nagpunta ka ng bulacan nilangaw ka no?.. ndi ka siguro naligo kaya ka nilangaw... hahaha.. mabantot ka kasi!

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  42. I AGREE ! ka.2galeng lng nmen jan nina !
    oo tama ! malangaw nga teaga !
    okay nmn xaa ..
    kaya lng maxadong *.ma.CHLORINE .* eung pool ..
    kaya ansaket tuloii sa mata pg dumilat cca ..
    at isang bagay pah *.NAPAKA.TAMAD .* nung mga LIFE.GUARD !
    taena mai nka.away pah nga kme [ayy dii pla kme . sii ENZER lng ] . hayup eung KALBO nah eun ! haha !
    nabitin tuloii kmeng lahat dun saa slide ..

    peo ALL in ALL :
    nag.enjoy nmn kme . nai.celebrate nmn ng maauz eung birthday nung prend cco !

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ULET SAU EDWARD !
    LABYUU PREND !

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  43. ok dun maganda talaga, maraming pang pool.

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  44. oo madaming langaw jan sa 4k pero masaya naman, i celebrated my birthday there. muntik pa nga mawala ung wallet ko pero naisoli naman nung life guard. ang saya lalo naman sa 7ft.. enjoy and very satisfying.

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  45. arte mo naman.. sorry ha kasi ung poultry na sinasabi mo ay pag-aari dn ng owner ng 4k tska sa lhat ng resort mrami dn ngkalat na sachet ng shampoo tska mdami kasi msyado pumupunta kya d agad nalilini. kung ayaw mo ng lngaw magpagawa sarili mong resort na "LANGAW FREE"

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  46. me overnight po ba 2? if yes magkano po rate? me group package din ba sila?

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  47. ENTRANCE RATES
    Day Swimming Php 150 (8am to 5pm)
    Night Swimming Php 200 (6pm to 4am)
    *Same rates for children and adults
    **Children below 3 feet are free of charge

    PRIVATE POOLS
    Anahaw Pool (up to 30 pax)
    Day Php 8000
    Overnight Php 10000
    8am to 7am the next day Php 15000
    7pm to 5pm the next day Php 15000

    Maharlika & Mushroom Pools (up to 100 pax)
    Day Php 20000
    Night Php 25000
    8am to 7am the next day Php 30000
    7pm to 5pm the next day Php 35000
    *when the number of pax is exceeded, additional entry fee applies

    RECREATION Rates per hour
    Day Night
    Basketball Court Php 150 Php200
    Billiards Php 80 Php 90

    COTTAGES
    Umbrella Ixora (2-6 pax) Php 200
    Gazebo Gumamela (8-12 pax) Php 500
    Gazebo bougainvillea (15-20 pax) Php 800
    Santan Hut (12-15- pax) Php 700
    Alocasia slide house (up to 40 pax) Php 1000
    Mango/Sampaguita
    Pavilion (up to 100 pax) Php 3000

    Silong Kogon (Nipa hut small) Php 500
    Silong Kawayan (Nipa hut big) Php 800
    Bahay Pistahan (Mini Pavilion) Php 2500

    AIRCONDITIONED ROMS
    Kamagong (Single Room) Php 1500
    Balite (Double Room) Php 2000

    Contact us at (044)6410690
    (0915)5704022
    Manila Office (02) 3798398 and (02)4120924
    We'd love to hear from you!
    Tara na! Swim na!

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  48. ang aarte nyo..subukan nyo kaya..kahit aman kc d pa nakakapuntah.ew ng ew eh..d pa aman na eexperience hayzzzzzzzz..ganon talaga ang buhay..kahit san aman may langaw..

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  49. merun dyan ngkagulo dalawang angkan...

    ung mga pinggan pingbabato..ung mga basurahan din..habulan ng kutsilyo...


    hahaha...kulang sa security

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  50. Hi guys! Thank you for sharing...
    Maybe di nalang kami tutuloy jan kung malangaw...

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  51. san po way nyan from manila to 4k?

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  52. ung tubig nila malabo
    andami ding insektong nagsuswimming eh
    dami kalat sa banyo
    wala aqng npansing langaw kaso may fiesta ata ung mg insekto sa pool
    nung paalis n kme ng gabi may nkita akong palaka huhulihin q sana kaso nqta q may mga pakala din sa pool ewWWWe!!

    grae try neo lumangoy guys.. may libre kulugo!

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  53. weeew ung bago pa yang sobrang ganda d pa ako nakakbalik mukha atang nalipasan nrin nng panahon at oras pero enjoy kc aus sa pool d kau magsisiksikan ehhehh,,,, tingnan nga ntin if true..

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  54. wow ganda sana ksu bkit may mga place na di kaaya aya??-_-

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  55. Pupunta din sana kami kaso malangaw pala, wag madami na yan dito samin,,,,,

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  56. naku po!!!!!!! msyado nman kau kng manghusga!!!!! pnta kya kau at itry nu?????? nde yang msyado nu mnamliit yang resort n yn!!!!!!!! d nu alm ms mganda p yn s mga resort n npunthan nyo!!!!

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  57. mas maganda tlga sa AMANA... medyo mahal lang entrancepero the best. wala kang masasabi. pambata tlga. 8 waves pa.

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  58. ask ko lang po kung may over nyt po ba d2 sa resort na to??

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  59. pupunta din cla ate liezl sv dw sobrang ganda kea excited n aq..yehey..

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  60. are you sure this is a nice resort because im finding a beautiful resort...

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  61. sa sunday punta kami mag cocoment ulit aku kung anu exp....jan!!!!hmp!!

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  62. kano ba entrance??

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  63. sa last na nagpost nasagot na po yung tanong nyo 7 months ago

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  64. ganu ba karami ang langaw? nu ba species nila?

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  65. makita sana ng mangement ang kapangitan ng resort para mapaayos nila... para mas marami ang pumunta..

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  66. yaks kadiri ang lababo

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  67. mlinis po b sa resort niu ?bqt ang mga comment nila puo langaw daw po ?pwede po bng pki sgot kung anu ung 22o dhil blak nmin na jan mag outing..slamt

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  68. kahit na ano pa sabihin nyo pupunta pa din kami dyan...rx of dos botellas

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  69. kahit na ano pa sabihin nyo pupunta pa din kami dyan...rx of dos botellas bros.

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  70. hayyy naku kala ko pa nman nakakita nako ng mas ok na resort magbbirthday ako sa april 17. we are almost 20 persons then suddenly i read this blog for 4k kahit hirap na ko maghanap ng place sa birthday ko. i want to be happy on my birthday not to feel same way to other said.. please guys give me advise where the nice place except amana, 8waves and the others nice i tried before. thanks!

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  71. sa villa alfredos s sanfernando pampanga mgnda ung place kya lng my nkaaway aq n lifeguard hahaha

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  72. I've been there twice.. 1st was with my highschool classmates, 2nd was with my family.. I find them nice naman, th0ugh tama nga yung sabi sa taas na mej0 nakaka-dismaya yung ihawan, labab0, cr at mga langaw.. per0, kahit naman saan mi ganun.. plus, ok dit0 kasi the price was g0od.. malawak pa.. s0, bef0re tay0 mag-c0mment, punta muna tau! me & my batchmates will visit the said place on April 21-22.. Overnight stay! i'll observe.. then i'll be back f0r a feedback! :)

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  73. ask lng po my son celebrate his 2nd birthday may mga packages po ba kau for birthday party en how much po gusto ko po malaman tnx

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  74. ask lang poe panu pumunta jan kung mang gagaling kame ng monumento caloocan

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  75. ok lang naman po jan... di ko na napansin ung mga baho langaw and everything kasi overnight lang kami. pero ung banyo panget talaga. wala kang mabibihisan kaya gumawa nalang kami nun ng improvised na kurtina para di makita ung mga georgeous bodies namin sa labas. hahaha... ^^

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  76. alam nyo..wlang resort na madumi..kasi ndi un bubuksan kng di approved..nsa gumagamit ng pool at resort yan..wag kau mga echosera...kau din naman ang umiihi at di marunong mag linis ehh..aminin..

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  77. nakapunta na ako dito
    muka nyu
    kalat nyu yan ehh dinamay nyu pa ung 4K

    ^^.

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  78. ung mga facilities dw dyn cra eh. . .like c.r panu un?wla dw mga pnto. tsaka un nga mrumi

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  79. 4k is one of the best resort i've ever seen. super sa saya lalo na sa wave pool nila ibang klase ung wave pool nla paside ung wave.and mapapasigaw ka sa mga slide nla.at mganda pa magpa picture sa gigantic na crocodile.

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  80. ok ung place,car park,sound system,wave pool,mango tree kaso may kadumihan na ang tubig ng pool,ma chlorine ang tubig at nangigitata ang mga tiles walang tabing ang mga cr,on & off ang tubig sa slide ng fool walang tubig ang coaming s fool na dapat ay banlawan ng paa bago lumusong s fool,maputik sa umbrella cottage dapat ay ipasemento nalang ninyo sana ma improve ninyo ang mga observation n e2 para lalong dayuhin ang resort ninyo.

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  81. ang hagdanan po s fool ng mga bata ay may kadulasan dapat ay peebles ang ginamit ninyo hindi po sana tiles delikado po kasi sa mga bata at malaki ang chance na madisgrasya sila.dagdagan po ninyo ang mga grilled para hindi po hintayan sa pag-iihaw pls.make action to all the comments and suggestion para po lalong dayuhin ang resort ninyo...

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  82. pwede ba magdala nang sariling Alak sa Loob?

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  83. HI guys may mairerecomend p b kyung ibang place??? have u heard of BOSAY resort in antipolo...try nyu dun super ok ung resort nila...search nyu nlng website..

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  84. galing Cubao anong sasakyan papunta jan sa 4k?

    Cubao to 4k garden and waterfun resort?

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  85. i think its nice to try to visit 4k there was a lot of pools that u can enjoy to swim..don't judge guyz :)

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  86. we've been there yesterday. grabe pagpasok palang namin nakita na namin na puro lumot ang tiles, looks na hindi sya maintained. 3 lang ang functional pool dahil yung wave pool para ilog pasig na mukang pag summer lang nila inaayos, yung pool na 5 feet ang dumi.kulay green ang tubig ang nagamit lang namin ay yung mini olympic pool. tapos may oras pa ang pagbukas ng tubig sa slide(well d mo sya magagamit pag di naka on yung water) madumi yung slide tapos 2 lang functional( siguro twing summer nga lang lahat binubuksan). and yes puro langgaw!! langgaw ng everywhere!! yung cr ang panghe! hirap na hirap pa ko nung magshoshower kasi tubo lang yung shower na tinunaw yung gitna para siguro tipid sa tubig kaya naman sa 2 sides lumalabas yung tubig.grabe talaga. mas nag enjoy pa kami taking pictures(promise)....yung karaoke di din nagamit may ground ang mic! my goodness! I recomment cariño resort sa valenzuela (almost bulacan na din) malinis ang tubig super at mataimtim. ganda ambiance ...di na ko uulit dito..tsk!

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  87. sa mga nag coment ng d maganda gusto nyo ba nlalaman pa ng mga dayuhan yan dapat ung sa ikagaganda ng pilipnas ang mga coment ntin db

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  88. totoo nman e .. bkit hahayaan pa ba ng mga kpawa pinoy na mas lalo png laiitin ang pilipinas .. kng ayaw kz nila mpintasan, ayusin nla ang resort na snsabe nlang mgnada . d un , nghihikayat lng kau pra lng mauto nyu mga tao pra lng mkpunta jan! tgnan mu nga lababo nyu !!! nkakadiri !!para lng kumita lng kau! d nyu pagndahina at ayusin nyu yan resort nyu, pra nmn blikblikan kau ng mga costumer nyu oh sino mang dadayo!!

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  89. ganda ng view...jan kami susugod ng high school batch ko. napaka dami bang tao every weekend? di bale masaya yun if ever.. :)

    madali lang po ba pagpunta jan coming from SM fairview?

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  90. hala!hala!hala! panay negative comments, dapat ayusin nyo service nyo, syempre nagbabayad ng sapat, matinong sebisyo ang dapat...

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  91. maraming salamat po sa 4k resort...napaka bait po ng mga tagapangasiwa nila, at lalo na sa mga guards..nag enjoy po kami sobra..

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  92. Can we bring our own alcoholic drinks inside?

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  93. hndi namn maganda jan e.. mukang creepy ung lugar,.. tpos ung facility di masyado maayos,.

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  94. marami talaga langaw tsaka cr dumi..yong mga bantay wala pakialam kung malunod ka man..muntik na nga me lunod but deadma sa knla..kainiz...

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