Las Casas Filipinos De Acuzar was the first on my sister’s list of “Things to See” while on break here. And so, the whole family tagged along for a Filipino Boodle and Heritage Weekend. The typhoon’s relentless winds and rains didn’t seem to bother us tourists at all. We were happy to be characters of an “Old Manila” Setting. The resort’s distinct Filipino hospitality and service truly made our weekend, a sunny and happy experience.
First stop was lunch in SOUK – a repurposed furniture warehouse. A showroom for Pampanga made interiors and Old School Filipino dishes. The ambiance gets livelier in the evenings, when “Eat-All-You-Can” inihaw and street food flair at the Night Market opens.
Admittedly, there was something spooky about staying in a heritage house. But to our surprise, the place felt very welcoming and cozy. The Acuzar group really knew how to warm each room up. It didn’t feel that antiquated as the bathrooms were current, notwithstanding it’s colonial inspiration. The interiors stayed true to its course and we loved the intricate details thoughtfully added. Our family of 7 felt right at home, in the comforts of our 3 rooms with a private common living and dining area at our perusal.
We were located right along the main avenue of the original resort. Conveniently close to La Bella Teodora for dinner and the “Batis” inspired swimming pool. Though the winds remained strong the next morning, there was no stopping my youngest – and mama had no choice! We both worked up an appetite so breakfast was indeed a feast in Casa New Manila.
What an enjoyable stormy weekend!