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Samkara Restaurant & Garden Resort

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Majayjay-Lucban Road, Sitio Malinao, Brgy. Igang, Lucban, Luzon Philippines
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#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Lucban
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In Hindu language, Sam means doer of good deeds while Kara refers to inner harmony. This is what Samkara Restaurant and Garden Resort is all about - all of nature's goodness in harmony with you. Inspired by the beauty and the calmness of its surroundings, Samkara aims to provide guests a place where they can truly relax, meditate and just appreciate nature and countryside living in its most basic.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Coffee shop
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Meeting rooms
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Parking
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Safe
Minibar
Bath / shower
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino
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Vacation592439 wrote a review Jun 2019
7 contributions5 helpful votes
My family and friends stayed here to see the pahiyas festival. The resort was amazing, room very clean, it has two pools. The only downside about this resort is the customer service. The staff are not trained well enough for good customer service, interaction is very poor. Some are not friendly. Also the lack of food and beer. My English husband and his friend ordered American breakfast and we will expect it comes with bread but they served the corned beef with fried rice. One night they ordered beer but the staff said there’s nothing left. They were aware beforehand that they will be having a few guests surely they should’ve had stocked some extra food and drinks. The room didn’t have hair dryer which you think having a pool at the resort they would have provided this. Overall I would not recommend this to my family and friends.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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kastr1d wrote a review Apr 2019
Pililla, Philippines14 contributions5 helpful votes
The place is very relaxing. Pool is quite small, although we did not experience it to be crowded, probably because the water is too cold, guests would not stay for long in the pool. It is ideal for small groups. They have good food. Staff are nice and the resort is clean. We enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Weng845 wrote a review Feb 2019
Cabanatuan City, Philippines712 contributions82 helpful votes
A restaurant and resort that offers good food and a relaxing ambiance. It just feels good to eat seeing nature around. Their best seller, “Kalderetang Kalabaw” is really delectable and reasonably priced. This place is a must try when in Lucban.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Keidii wrote a review Sep 2018
11 contributions7 helpful votes
Good Points 1. Room (Kaliwili 4). We booked only thru their FB Page which was easy enough for us, and as said in their page, they only accept cash transactions. Our room was ready when we got there, AC and TV was already on. I like it because in most of hotels we booked in Quezon, we have to wait for few minutes for the housekeeping to prep the room. My advice is to chat or text them on your ETA, so that they can prep the room ahead of time. The room was simple but really, really nice and it also gave us a nice view of the rice field at the back of the resort, and it has a small balcony. CR is quite large and clean and complete with basic toiletries. No bathtub though. 2. Food. On dinner, we had buffalo wings and shanghai rice which was tasty and have a nice plating. On our breakfast we had cornsilog and bangsilog. I found it funny when they have American and Filipino Style, but it’s just actually a silog meal with fruits as dessert. But it also tasted good. Cooked food from outside is unfortunately isn’t allowed, but they didn’t inspect our bags to when we checked-in, if I know that, I wish I smuggle some burger. Ha-ha. Just saying. 3. Surroundings. The resort overall gives you a relaxing atmosphere. I even picked some ideas when I going to build my own house. For those who’re looking for pre-nup or pre-debut pictorial set, this can be a good option, though some might find this spot limited. Unfortunately, they were just setting up some Christmas decor (even Halloween is still on its way) when we checked out and the hanging umbrellas was not there. Possibly because of recent typhoons. Those may be up there again in summer. 4. Staff Aside from the room and food, one I always observe in a hotel or resort is their staff. Good thing that Samkara has good staff, and I really hope that they are well paid for their services. Observations for improvement 1. Room. The cable reception was interrupted or at least until late night when the signal became decent. There are 2 complimentary bottled water and tea, but they didn’t include creamer, sugar, optional like coffee and even a water heater. You’ll have to ask for it to the front desk. No room telephone, so if you have a lot of demands or requests, expect yourself to be walking back and forth. And ohh, they don’t have wifi, and data signal there sucks. 2. Food. Too bad, food here is quite expensive. To give you an idea, 1 cup of rice was Php. 30.00 and shanghai rice, which is basically 2 cup of fried rice garnished with cucumber was Php. 120.00. Lucky for us, we weren’t that hungry that night, so we ordered just a little and it tasted good. Most of the food servings are good for 2-3 persons, except in breakfast meals. So if you’re a weak eater, find yourself some company to avoid excess food. Besides, food tastes better if you have someone to share it with. But if you’re some rich person, of course you wouldn’t mind this as long as it tastes good. 3. Pool. They only have one average sized pool with section for kids and adult. That’s it. One might not enjoy this during peak season caused everyone will be sharing this pool. 4. Quite expensive As I said earlier food is quite expensive, and that goes for room rates too. I have been in many hotels and resorts within and outside of my home province (Quezon), and I can say SAMKARA is one of the resorts with overpriced room rates. I can understand their price for food, I mean almost every hotel does that. But Kaliwili 4 is a really nice room, but for Php 4,000.00 with no special inclusions or room features, it’s not “sulit”. For me, it should only cost around Php. 2,300.00-Php. 2,500.00. Php. 2,800.00 might be acceptable if they include things we didn’t get. I have been in hotels with hot spring swimming pool, bathtub, separate shower room, buffet breakfast with choices of American, Filipino (the true ones) and Chinese style, complimentary coffee, tea, , creamer, sugar and bottled water, slippers, and a WiFi which cost around Php, 2,800.00 to Php. 3,500.00 only. Well, this can be attributed to absence of competition in the area. That is probably why they milking that opportunity. They also have a pasalubong store with some interesting delicacies there, but I didn’t bother asking for the price, given with their charges for food and room, I can already imagine. To summarize everything - nice room, good food, great surroundings at a pricey rates. 7/10.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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leighn wrote a review Aug 2018
71 contributions31 helpful votes
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Stayed here for two nights. During our first day, we were delighted that one of the 2 rooms we booked was ready for early check in.. The staff were all friendly and willing to assist, we got the resort to ourselves for 2 nights.. Food was good and serving is already good for two to three persons.. We stayed in Kalawili Room 4 and it was clean with basic toiletries included..Samkara is around 15 to 20 minutes away from Kamay ni Hesus.. Pets are allowed at no extra charge.. So here are some areas for improvement: - Teapot still contained left over tea by the previous guest. - Clay Jar beside the TV still have some trash inside it. - I booked through Agoda and provided my credit card, learned that I will pay at the property (No notice that it will be CASH PAYMENT). I thought my card details will be used for pre-authorization. Kaila called me to confirm my booking days before without telling me that they only accept CASH. About to settle the consumed meals, thats when Kaila told me about the CASH ONLY payment including the accommodations, good thing we brought in more than enough cash to suffice for the whole trip. So let this review be a warning: CASH PAYMENT ONLY
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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genesi_godric wrote a review Aug 2018
Laguna Province, Philippines37 contributions2 helpful votes
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Food was delicious. Ambiance was totally relaxing. The resort is also clean. day tour is only 400 pesos per head inclusions of lunch, snack and use of swimming pool. 8:00am to 5:00 pm. it is really a good place to escape the busy life in the city. you may feel the cool breeze from the rice field and cold water flowing around the resort. no credit card. limited parking space. places to see nearby: kamay ni hesus, and kamayan sa palaisdaan (famous restaurant), lucban city proper (for pasalubong), liliw laguna.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Marco Prado wrote a review Jul 2018
Dallas, Texas2 contributions
Service was outstanding. The rooms were nice. Food was good. Amenities were also nice. Overall a good stay. It was close to a very famous religious monument and not too far from the town. It was a quiet place.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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77Raine27 wrote a review Jun 2018
Cavite Province, Philippines357 contributions154 helpful votes
Billeted at Samkara on my second day in Quezon. Had very good reviews on this place. Again, reservation made last year. I occupied Kalawili room 1. I find the bed romantic for honeymooners. With a hanging curtain covering half of the queen-sized bed, This resort is only good for 50 pax. Most of their customers would dine there. They served really good food. Indigenous designed pool, chapel, Ordered for dinner Kalderetang kalabaw – pressure-cooked to make it tender. Delicious. No electric kettle so you need to order hot water. But they have tea pot and 2 sets of cups and saucer with green tea bags. They also have veranda over-looking rice fields. They also sell special vingar, fruit wines like Guyabano, minced tuyo and tinapa placed in a bottle which you can mix in your pasta. I bought the last 2. Resort is decorated with colorful umbrellas. Breakfast is buffet. The only thing that I do not like is when you dine at 9 am, whatever is left in the buffet that’s it. No replenishment.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Trip type: Travelled solo
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KarenAnne wrote a review Jun 2018
Lusail, Qatar13 contributions2 helpful votes
Our family stayed overnight to celebrate my son’s birthday. The ambience was totally relaxing and as OFW, the place was able to free my mind from the hustles & bustles of the busy city. Food was delicious also. I personally loved the pizza and carbonara. Staff were very accommodating to our requests. Location was also good since it is a few minutes away from Kamay ni Hesus. If you want to get in touch with nature, I highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Resty2010 wrote a review Jun 2018
Bangkok, Thailand168 contributions98 helpful votes
although the place is well thought of, i still think it needs a lot of improvement when it comes to service, room maintenance, customer-oriented resort. I would say the food is great but of course it should taste great because of the cost. if there is another place to stay then i would probably stay on that other place.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
US$56 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesLuzonCalabarzon RegionQuezon ProvinceLucban
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Samkara Restaurant & Garden Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Samkara Restaurant & Garden Resort?
Nearby attractions include Hand of Jesus Shrine (6.3 km), Hulugan Falls (3.2 km), and Taytay Falls (4.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Samkara Restaurant & Garden Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Samkara Restaurant & Garden Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Samkara Restaurant & Garden Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Samkara Restaurant & Garden Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Samkara Restaurant & Garden Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Maison de Yelo Lane, King's Table, and Center Miki Factory.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Samkara Restaurant & Garden Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Samkara Restaurant & Garden Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.