Last May, I had the opportunity to go to General Santos. The reason why I had to go to General Santos was for an event called IECEP (Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines). The first IECEP event I attended was in Boracay. So, this makes it my 2nd time to attend this event. I decided to attend this event to help out in our other company and learn the ropes of the business. We were lucky enough to book a room in Greenleaf Hotel since this is where the event will take place as well.
Greenleaf Hotel is known to be a 4-star hotel in General Santos. The nice thing about Greenleaf Hotel is that it is right in front of SM. Although they say they are a 4-star hotel, I find it more to be a 5-star hotel due to its ambiance and service.
The room that was given to us was the Deluxe Room. You can expect full house amenities in Greenleaf Hotel. They have free wifi, fresh linens replaced daily, free shampoo and soap, an in-room safe, a laundry bag, vanity mirror, etc. You also have the option to get a king-sized bed or two single beds. I am thankful that the view I had was by the swimming pool.
There are different kinds of restaurants found in this hotel. For breakfast buffet, it is usually held in Mint Cafe. Their servings were the typical ones. I wouldn’t say that you would want to keep on looking for.
There’s Tea Leaf Restaurant for authentic Chinese cuisine. If you want to take some drinks, head over to Zanzibar. During our stay in General Santos, we didn’t get to have the time to eat in these restaurants since we were on a budget. Maybe the next time I visit General Santos, I will surely give these places a try.
The IECEP event was held in their ballroom area. The event of the organizer knew exactly what to do. The event was organized – sponsors lined up accordingly, speakers ready to share to the audience. Even though our company only had a small booth, a lot of people went to ours to listen more on what our latest product called VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detector Apparatus) can offer to the market. Aside from VESDA, we also had Chiyu (Access Control), HeiTel (CCTV Solution) and Structured Cabling.
I would have to applaud Greenleaf Hotel for a wonderful service. From the moment we checked-in in this hotel til check out, everything went smoothly. When we were checking in, even though some of us were not yet in the area, they allowed to give us a room in order to take a rest and the process of downpayment can be made when the payer arrives. When we checked out, it was kind of slow since there were a lot of guests during that day and it was hard to avail of a taxi to transfer us to another hotel.
Another plus factor for me was that the staffs knew exactly what they were going to do. Everytime they greet you, they will show a smile on your face to welcome your day with a bang! I would love it if people were that courteous and full of smile. It makes our life enjoyable and a happy one.
I can’t wait to experience Greenleaf Hotel again. This time, it will be for pleasure!