Finding a cocktail bar, restaurant and lodging along the stretch of White Beach, Puerto Galera? Finesse Residencia can provide you – the most accommodating establishment in Puerto Galera (among others) . Owned by a couple, Mr Renante Trinidad and Mrs Jereline Calderon started to run the said establishment on January 2016.
|Morning coffee at the Bar.|
“We rented this place – Bar and hotel – from the original owner and together with my wife; we opted to run this business.” Mr Trinidad narrated.
“I never imagine myself running a bar along the shore since I have a sea phobia” he jokingly added.
Mr Trinidad is a certified accountant who used to work in a financial industry. He left the industry because he felt that there is something that he needs to do – something that makes him feels fulfilling. Ever since, he is an aficionado of mixing liquor and so he worked as a bartender somewhere in Malate and San Juan.
That time, the original owner of the said establishment was planning to have it rented. The couple gave a try to start a new venture.
“I then applied my know-how on mixing liquors.” he humbly uttered.
Mr. Trinidad had an offer for cruise ship as a bartender but he decline the offer due to his fear of the sea.
Finesse Residencia Bar is situated at the left part of the beach. The location is quite silent because it is a distance away from the middle wherein the drag queens and fire dancers exist. But the couple applied their knowledge and ideas to bring the vibrant atmosphere on that area.
Summer of 2016 was their first summer. They brought an urban DJ and ledge dancers from Metro Manila to perform. Surprisingly, even if Puerto Galera is the Gay Mecca of the Country and majority of the guest are Gays, they were surprised because their bar was congested and patronized by gays despite that their performers are straight – ledge dancers and DJ.
“I am proud that we (with wife) were able to bring back the happiness in this pale area. Punong puno ito nung summer, abot hanggang dun (pointing to the beach)” proudly said.
Together with my friends, we stayed at Finesse Residencia Hotel for two days and two nights. Since July is off-peak season, we’ve got the room- with two queen size bed, hot and cold shower and aircon - for only PHP1, 000 which will cost you PHP10, 000 during Holy Week. The room is enough to accommodate four guests and more. The water flow is awesome compared to other hotels – “malakas”. There is a television available and a wi-fi connection. Towels are also available upon request.
Since the owner is a proud mixologist, his bar offers varieties of mixed liquors which is new to my taste. He served us “Mindoro sling” but the base is vodka and it was truly amazing taste. Though, they charge 10 percent service fee on the top of the total bill, the service is quite pretty ok. Their service crews are attentive to response any request – refill of ice cubes, water and etc.
Moreover, karaoke is also provided for free
I will go back to this establishment; if I may not able to stay in their hotel maybe I’ll go back here to taste all their liquors. But what I love is that - I was able to meet the owner and had a little conversation. And I appreciate it so much.
|With Mr. Renante Trinidad , Inside thier Bar and Restaurant|