After the Corregidor Adventour and our delightful boodle lunch, Bernard Supetran and SCI’s Roland Portes and Bob Aquino and the other participants left for the mainland on board the 2:30 PM boat but four us, professional photographer Lee Llamas, blogger Mark Vincent Nunez, Philippine Star Lifestyle columnist Enrico “Rico” Miguel Subido and me, opted to stay overnight at the Corregidor Inn. Market Development Officer Jovany Ann “Jovy” Lee, with her daughter Mat, joined us.
This would my first time to stay overnight on the island, aside from my 1975 overnight bivouac during my high school pre-military training (PMT). The inn, sometimes called the Corregidor Hotel & Resort, is strategically located on top of a hill at the center of the island (Middleside), between the North and South Dock.
Check out “Hotel and Inn Review: Corregidor Inn“
|The standard twin room we stayed in|
At the inn’s second floor, Mark and I stayed in an airconditioned standard twin room with bath (one of 30) while Lee and Rico stayed at the inn’s lone but more opulent and roomy suite located at the end of the hall. Our room had no cable TV but the lobby had one (although showing only local channels). All 31 rooms have a star lantern making the inn, as our tour guide would jokingly say, the only 31-star hotel in the world.
|Hallway leading to the rooms|
|La Playa Restaurant|
A short walk away from the inn is the beach with some unique stones. Called bloodstones, they have red blemishes which, according to a story, are believed to be the blood of the dead soldiers.
|The inn’s swimming pool|