Went to Dubai 2 months ago and I could not wait to write my blog on this hotel and let people know how great our stay was. 
We stayed in this 4 Star Downtown Hotel for 4 nights and it was a very pleasant stay.

Located in the heart of Deira district, Hotel Versailles Dubai lies within 15 minutes drive of Dubai International Airport.  
With two Metro Stations close by - Al Rigga and Union providing seamless connectivity to view Dubai.
Al Rigga and Union Metro Stations are both five minutes walk from the hotel.

Feels like a new hotel, its clean, spacious and comfortable.  

There are 2 comfortable twin beds with 2 pillow each, a desk, a chair, 2 sofa chairs and a small table. 

The rooms are also fitted with LCD TV's, which I loved.

An electric kettle is provided for making coffee and tea. There are also complimentary coffee and tea provided. 
There is also a small fridge that has bottled waters and some drinks. But the drinks has a separate charge. There are also some snacks available.

Complimentary Amenities for shower and shampoo are also provided.
They are refilled everyday. 

 Buffet Breakfast is also included. They serve breakfast from 7:00 -10:00 am.  

From Bakery ,bread, sandwiches to Arabic Bread...




To different kinds of jams and cereals...

Fruit salad, vegetables, sausages, pancake, french toast and a few Indian dishes...


I also loved their coffee with Hot milk.. 

I always look forward to this kind of breakfast. 
We always had our stomach filled before we go out to tour the City.

I really like Versailles for its Comfort and convenience.
The Hotel staff are also helpful and friendly.
There is also a Filipino staff at the lobby who is very accommodating.
The Indian staff at the Restaurant are also very friendly.

My Friend booked everything online and I paid around 6,000 pesos for 4 nights.
Their Check-in is at 14:00 and Check-out at 12:00.

If I could go back to Dubai, I would definitely stay again at Versailles.

Address :15th Street, Al Rigga, Deira33382DubaiUnited Arab Emirates
Contact No: +971 42277880 | Fax: +971 42277725 
You can also check Ten things to do in Al Rigga: 

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Kiwi fruits on Top


Fruit Granola





Bantayan Island,Cebu
Lovin' white sand beaches, where there's nothing to do than laze on the beach... 
Bantayan Island is the one.

Bantayan Island is an island located in the Visayan SeaPhilippines. It is situated to the west of the northern end of Cebu island, across the Tañon Strait

The island is administratively divided into three municipalities:
  • Bantayan (the largest municipality, covering the central part)
  • Madridejos (covering the northern portion)
  • Santa Fe (covering the eastern portion)

We were here few years back before typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda) hit this town in November 2013. Though the island has been tortured by Yolanda, the beach regains its beauty.

Getting There:
Once you arrive in Cebu, head to Cebu North Bus Terminal.
We rode a taxi from  Mactan International Airport to Cebu North Bus terminal. 
Estimated travel time is 30mins. Around 150-200php.

Cebu North Bus Terminal
From North Bus Terminal, ride a bus going to Hagnaya.
Hagnaya is the port in Northern Cebu where you will take a boat trip to Bantayan Island. 
Estimated travel time is 3.5 - 4 hours depending on the traffic. 
Bus trip will have 10-15 minute stop over for lunch/snack or restroom break.

Aircon bus is P170 while Non-Aircon bus is P132.

Map of Cebu from Mactan International Airport to Cebu Bus  Terminal to Bantayan Island.

Hagnaya Port, Bus Terminal - San Remigio, Cebu, Philippines

There are two shipping companies in Hagnaya Port.
Super Shuttle Ferry and Island Shipping Company.

Super Shuttle Ferry

Island Shipping Corporation

Schedule of trips for Super Shuttle Ferry.

Schedule of trips for Island Shipping Corporation.

From Hagnaya Port, take a ferry bound to Santa Fe Port. Estimated time is 1hr and 30mins. Ferry ticket Costs P170 plus P10 terminal fee for one way.

From Santa Fe Port, there are tricycle that you can rent  for getting around the island. There are also Bicycle that you can rent to explore the island. Bicycle rental is P150.

Most Resorts offer free transport service going to the resort from Santa Fe Port and vice versa.

Where to stay:

We stayed at Placid Beach resort.
If your main purpose is to go out enjoy the beach, this resort is for you.
We decided to stay with the same resort that we rent before since it is near the port. The last time that we went here we rented 2 rooms since we were a huge group. But time time its only the 3 of us, my sister and brother-in-law, we decided to get the room for 4.

The room has the 2 basic queen sized bed, aircon, hot and cold shower, refrigerator, no tv.
The room is P2,000 for overnight stay good for 4 persons.

The room is okay, nothing fancy on the room itself. Complete with your basic needs. Their bathroom is clean. It is very spacious inside plus there is a balcony outside each room.

Beach Placid also has a newly built open air restaurant.
But if you want more options, there are a lot of restaurants in Santa Fe that you can choose from.

We arrived in the resort quite early for check-in, so we decided to head to the beach and start some photo op.

After long hours of travel, seeing the beauty of the beach is definitely worth  all the travel. 
It was such a beautiful Paradise.❤❤❤

The next morning, we decided to wake up early to wait for the first orange hued rays of sunrise.

And the Beautiful Sunrise did not disappoint us.

It was such a beautiful place...
Thank You Mother Nature!!❤❤❤

Total expenses for group of 3 for an overnight stay(excluding air fare):
Lodging: 2000 /3  = 660
transportation : taxi to bus terminal     = 50 * 2 = 100
                       bus to hagnaya            = 170 * 2 = 340 
                       ferry                            = 170 * 2 = 340 
lunch   = 150
dinner  = 100
breakfast = 150
meryenda(total) = 150
Total = 1,990

You can reach Beach Placid Resort at :
address  :  F. Roska St., Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu, Philippines.
Telephone number : +63 - 32-4065686
Celfone number : 0917-722-2993
email address : beachplacid@gmail.com; contact@beachplacidresort.com

You can also check info for supershuttle ferry from their website: