Monday, October 20, 2014

Dolores Farm Resort, Polomolok’s weekend retreat

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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.

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40 thoughts on “Dolores Farm Resort, Polomolok’s weekend retreat

  1. Lyle

    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 =-.

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  2. odin

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

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  3. vergz

    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..

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  4. kyl

    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.

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  6. rromano0

    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. rromano0@yahoo.com

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  7. cherry lou

    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!!

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  9. Lucille Binas

    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.

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  10. John Hope Gabinera

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

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  12. liza mae caballero

    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..

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  13. ALAN G. HUELAR

    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 a.huelar@yahoo.com or ALAN G. HUELAR…..

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  17. Rosie Villanueva

    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

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  18. ALAN G. HUELAR

    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……..

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  20. ces

    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,

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  21. ricci ordoyo

    hi!
    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,
    ricci

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