Naga City|1.26km vom StadtzentrumHaving my birthday on board is no celebration at all. I spend the day breaking my back at work. Nobody else knew about my special day so there is no special meal, no day off, and even no birthday cake. And so I just reminisce the good time I had at Avenue Plaza Hotel during the birthday of my girlfriend and my sister. We stayed there on 18-20 August this year. We are supposed to travel to the island province of Catanduanes but due to the health risks brought by this pandemic, we just decided to indulge in the premiere four-star hotel of the city. Upon arrival, preventive health protocols were observed. Sanitizers and face masks were provided. Then we went straight to the room. Oh I love the room. My sister is even more happier because she believe it was the room where the actor and heartthrob Daniel Padilla stayed during his visit few years back. She is not sure but she recall glancing the celebrity on the very same balcony. After settling down, we went for a short dip at the pool and had some margherita pizza. Working in an Italian flag vessel with Italian cuoco on board, I could say the pizza tastes authentic. After dining out on a nearby restaurant, we enjoyed some movies and refreshments back at the room, with the classy APH ambiance, thus making the our staycation official. Next morning, we had our pre-ordered, plated breakfast at Cafe Plazuela then had another dip at the pool. Afternoon came and some of our friends dropped by. We spent the afternoon chillin' and catching up at the room. After dinner, I had some good time playing Bella's Lullaby on the grand piano at the lobby. Heavy rain fell on the evening. As the raindrops fell with low room temperature maintained, it was a perfect cuddle weather enjoyed on a queen-size. All of these were made possible through the help of my dear friend, Ms. Esperanza "Bem" Francisco who happened to be personnel of the hotel. I just sent her a message on her personal account a week prior to the booking date and voila, everything is set. The transaction was fast and convenient. Staying for three days and two nights, with breakfast for four, on prestigious four-star hotel is a luxury, but she was so generous to offer a discount. My family had more for less. And so we all went home feeling like a celebrity, since most of the celebrities and high profile personalities used to stay at the hotel during their visits. One the best features of this back to back birthday staycation is that I had something blissful to recall during my dull birthday here on board the vessel. If ever my birthday coincide with my vacation next year, I will most certainly celebrate it in Avenue Plaza Hotel.