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Dolores Farm Resort, Polomolok’s weekend retreat

Bariles has never been to Dolores Garden Resort before and so after bringing Davao bloggers Lyle and Brendel to hear Sunday mass at the Trappistine’s Monastery at the foot of Mt. Matutum in Barangay Landan, Polomolok,  they,  together with his small bro Orman, proceeded to the place.

Dolores Farm Resort Signage
Dolores Farm Resort Signage

It was not difficult to locate the resort at Barangay Pagalungan, being just a few kilometers along the highway from the Polomolok bus terminal.  Once Bariles, who was driving saw their signage, he right away turned left to a small dirt road with durian trees planted on both sides, leading to their main entrance.

Dolores Farm Resort Main Dining Gazebo

Dolores Farm Resort Main Dining Gazebo

A big gazebo welcomed the group of hungry mass-goers where they were met by resort manager Bernard Lauron, who was once and still is GenSan’s best tuna sashimi slicer.

They were herded off to a long table at the main dining gazebo (serving as the lobby area) beside picnic huts overlooking the two large swimming pools, one for adults and one for kids.  These are the Kanyao Pools.  Its cool waters were so inviting that if only the group brought swimsuits with them, they would have jumped in right away.

Dolores Farm Resorts Two Swimming Pools

Dolores Farm Resort’s Kanyao Pools

The resort was jampacked with weekenders from all over the province of South Cotabato and GenSan and as Bernard himself revealed, some groups were there since Friday and have booked overnight rooms, in their Hotel Karancillo.

Dolores Farm Resorts Hotel Carancillo

Dolores Farm Resort’s Hotel Carancillo

At that time, too, a religious group was conducting a seminar at their Kradumthong Function Hall just beside their Main Gazebo.

Dolores Farm Resorts Kradumthong Function Hall

Dolores Farm Resort’s Kradumthong Function Hall

Eventually, our attentive waiters began serving us our food.

Dolores Farm Resorts Crispy Tilapia with Mayo Dip

Dolores Farm Resort’s Crispy Tilapia with Mayo Dip

The crispy tilapia crackled at our every bite but the meat was soft and didn’t have that fishy pond taste.  The mayo dip was a good foil, adding more flavor to the fish fingers.

Dolore Farm Resorts Oriental Veggies

Dolores Farm Resort’s Oriental Veggies

Bariles does not really dig vegetables but Dolores Farm Resort’s Oriental Veggies made him partake more than the usual because of its appetizingly tasty flavor (could be the oyster sauce).

Dolores Farm Resorts Garlic Chicken

Dolores Farm Resort’s Garlic Chicken

This one dish, Bariles particularly really  liked because it had him licking his fingers with the sweet sticky sauce from the honey-glazed chicken cut-ups.  And of course, the whole course wouldn’t be complete without the Fresh Fruit Platter and their naturally sweet fruit juices.

And hey, Dolores Farm Resort is also wifi-enabled that the satisfied group could have surfed the internet after their hearty lunch  except for the fact that PLDT/SmartBro was having problems that day.  Too bad because they would have wanted to stay longer and later, maybe catch some Pangasius FisH at their Monthong Game Fishing Park at the farther back portion of the resort.

Anyway, Bariles’ blogger-friends from Davao were ecstatic about their whole Dolores Farm Resort escapade that they also wrote about their experiences in their individual blogs below:

Dolores Farm Resort is located at Pagalungan, Polomolok, South Cotabato.  For more info, please contact Manager Bernard Lauron at (083) 500-9260 or 500-9362.  Thanks to RD Hotels and Resorts’ Head, Ms. Teresa Mondido for facilitating the bloggers’ visit.

About Avel Manansala

Avel Manansala aka Bariles, is a native of a bustling city down south of Mindanao Island. He is a consultant on Blogging, Social Media, and Marketing . He is co-founder and head of the SoCCSkSarGen Bloggers and manager of Google Business Group (GBG)- General Santos. You may add him to your circles on G+ - If you need more info on any of these fields, please leave him a message.

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  1. dimple says:

    one of my favorite places in SOCSSARGEN.. too bad wala nah sila gapaligo kung gab-i.. wala abeh lifeguard.. 🙁
    .-= dimple´s last blog ..CENTERPOINT BAND with PUNONG BARANGAY PACQUIAO =-.

  2. bariles says:

    @dimple, really? Would love to go back and swim there. Sabay na lang tayo. 🙂

  3. sheng says:

    had a great day here with gay carillo

  4. Gay says:

    Had a great day here with Sheng and family but we got lost on our way!
    .-= Gay´s last blog ..Pizza! =-.

    1. bariles says:

      @gay, pareho kayo ng lyrics ni sheng. Hehehe! 🙂

  5. jinky says:

    wala akong masabi but WOW!

    Yeah, Dolores Farm is such a nice place. It’s included in my list of must visit places in SOCSARGEN.
    .-= jinky´s last blog ..Inkai’s Wildest Dream =-.

  6. Lyle says:

    Lovely post, Bariles! Yup, Dolores Farm Resort is indeed in the “must-visit” list of SOCSARGEN. Thanks for taking us there.

    By the way, when I showed the photos of Dolores Farm Resort to my brother, he immediately recognized the place and reminded me that it was our favorite resort when we were kids.
    .-= Lyle´s last blog ..Ice Age 3 PLURK Design =-.

  7. odin says:

    interesting and looking good …might just look it up when am in the area…. thanks for the info

  8. dimple says:

    @bariles – hihihi.. sure sure!… no need for a lifeguard then..

    peace bossing!
    .-= dimple´s last blog ..Caring Careers Ltd – One of the Four Legitimate Recruiters of FILIPINO nurses & Carers… =-.

  9. Daxi Weida says:

    might try revisiting the place.. looks more efficient now.. the last time kasi, we (my family) were made to wait 45 minutes for our chicken dish without any advice.
    .-= Daxi Weida´s last blog ..Don’t go around breaking young girls’ hearts =-.

  10. BrAvO SiX says:

    nice place…

  11. Fahdingding says:

    WOW! Meron ba tayong farm resort dito kuya na medyo classy naman? hehehehehe

  12. vergz says:

    Dolores is a must see place here in socsargen, super nice ng place and ang lamig at super fresh ng air, and super affordable ng room rates nila..sarap mag overnight together with friends and relatives,sulit na sulit..

  13. kyl says:

    i remember, we use to dine here with my friends and family. this is a nice place to hangout after a stressful day in the city.i always wanted to visit this place again.

    i hope that the bloggers here could also add some more information about the prices on their menu, rented rooms and other services. this would help other readers to have an idea on their budget.

  14. rromano0 says:

    may i know how much i need to pay the room everyday and all details about dolores farm because im planning to spend may vacation at south cotobato and dolores is the first site i viewed……. i will appreciate if somebody could help me about this matter and kindly send it to my email add.

  15. jennyvette says:

    …let me ask,,how much the room?

  16. lovely says:

    hello pwede po ba ask me? ano po ba mobile number jan? im here in australia going to vacation on january i wanna stay there with my family but i dont how to reserve a rooms there if anyone have a number please send into my email thank you….
    .-= lovely´s last blog ..Dionesia Pacquiao and Presidentiables’ funny pictures! =-.

  17. cherry lou says:

    wow ganda pala ng Dolores..maybe this month pupuntahan ko yan..may tanong lang sana ako,kung magkano ba entrance fee and cotage nila?kasi buong pamilya ko dadalhin ko diyan!!

  18. […] Dolores Farm Resort which is basically a hotel resort in the hills of Polomolok is heralding “MY LOVELY VALENTINE” for the weekend. […]

  19. This is the first time that I’ve been to Dolores Farm Resort and it amazed me so much that I decided to celebrate my son’s 8th birthday on the 27th of March 2010, in their pool side area. Everybody enjoyed and had a great time during the party and I would absolutely recommend it to everybody including our kababayan in the United Kingdom!!
    I’d like to thank all the staff especially the two waiters that served us during the party.

  20. lito says:

    ganda nito…sarap pasyalan this summer….

  21. John Hope Gabinera says:

    Ask lang po, by Oct 2011 magkano po kaya ang wedding reception 150 persons.. Thanks

  22. […] 2 of the SoCCSKSarGen Summer Safari began with a hearty breakfast at Dolores Farm Resort. Everyone was upbeat and excited in spite of the sun reminding everyone what the word […]

  23. jean says:

    How much the tariff?


  24. liza mae caballero says:

    This is the first time that I’ve been to Dolores Farm Resort and it amazed me so much. hope sana asunod ko na punta kasama ko na honeybuch ko …para mag enjoy din sya..

  25. i love this place…i enjoy singing in this place…hi to all my co employees i want to go back in that place soon and be your Prof.standard singer / sequencer…..regards to sir Rodrigo Rivera and staff and all my co employees….have a great time…..i miss you all…see me on facebook ok?just type or ALAN G. HUELAR…..

  26. […] Pond at Dolores Farm Resort in Polomolok, South […]

  27. […] Summer Safari Day 2 began with the Bloggers from Gensan, Cagayan de Oro and Davao City went to Dolores Farm Resort which is located at Polomolok. Dolores’ Chanee Restaurant served us a yummy breakfast, take a […]

  28. […] time, it’s a two-pronged promotion for Polomolok’s only resort hotel!  Dolores Farm Resort will only charge 50% of the regular entrance fee and will give a discount of 20% on their rooms for […]

  29. Rosie Villanueva says:

    pwede po ba malaman magkano ang room rate nila from lowest to highest?
    what are the room sizes?
    if ever magpa party po ako (30 persons) magkano po ba pag 3 putahe lang?
    Thanks…. hope i can get an answer

  30. maritess says:

    hi pwede bang malaman ang mga promo nla dis coming december?

  31. Michelene says:

    ano contact # nyu? please text me once nabasa nyu ito.. 0929-668-48-24 thanks!

  32. ALAN G. HUELAR says:

    great hotels and resorts …im the best prof. standard singer of this place………regards and happy new year to all my fanatics……..this is ALAN G. HUELAR……..

    1. bariles says:

      alan, will try to drop by and watch you perform. 🙂

  33. […] is in addition to their flagship Dolores Hotel in downtown GenSan, Tropicana Dolores Resort and Dolores Farm Resort in Polomolok, South […]

  34. ces says:

    How much is the room rate? Do you have any mobile phone no where I can easily call you? Im here in dDavao kasi and were planning to stay in Dolores,

  35. JPP says:

    wla pa jud ko kaanha dha na only 18 km lng kalayo from our municipality… hehehehhe

  36. jefa ann gerozaga says:

    magkano ung per head sa dolores dn magkano room rate good for two persons

    1. Margie Alice says:

      nice place…i want to kno how much i can spend in dolores farm to do my wedding garden

  37. ricci ordoyo says:

    gud a.m. just want to know wat is ur email coz one of my friend in egnland wants to visit here philippines.. and he like to visit here in polomolok .and he want to know bout ur resorts. he will be the one to ask u……..i only ask ur email.

    thank you,

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