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Hello VJer's,

Has anyone tried the place? Is it any good?


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1/03/2011--------------- sent i-129f package to Lewisville, TX
1/13/2011--------------- NOA1 hard copy
5/12/2011--------------- NOA2!!! (approved in 126 days)
5/17/2011--------------- NOA2 hard copy
7/14/2011-------------- INTERVIEW DAY! ( IM APPROVED!!!! YES!!! )
7/23/2011-------------- Visa On Hand
8/26/2011-------------- POE - San Francisco

10/15/2011------------ MARRIED!!

AOS Journey
11/16/2011------------ AOS sent
11/26/2011------------ NOA hard copy
12/08/2011------------ Biometrics appointment letter received for 12/22/11 9AM
12/09/2011------------- Transfer Notice: AOS transferred to CSC
12/22/2011------------- Biometrics done in Memphis, Tn.
01/17/2012------------- EAD received
06/18/2012------------- Card in production
06/23/2012------------- Card finally on hand!

ROC 3/08/2014

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Hotel Soriente is great for the pesos! About $40/night for double. Ask for Caloy ... or Larry the guard. Clean quiet friendly staff - just your basic basic hotel but walking distance to St. Lukes and US Emb. I just stayed there 2 weeks ago. Best of Luck .. Paul


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05/16/11--NVC recieved case

05/20/11-Manila Embassy received case

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Hotel Soriente is great for the pesos! About $40/night for double. Ask for Caloy ... or Larry the guard. Clean quiet friendly staff - just your basic basic hotel but walking distance to St. Lukes and US Emb. I just stayed there 2 weeks ago. Best of Luck .. Paul

Where is that located Paul? they have a phone number or website?


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My husband and I have been to City Garden Suites in Manila for 4 times during his 4 visits in the Philippines. We personally like it. The money we paid worth the service we got. I will be having my interview on July 14 too and my mom and I are staying at City Garden Suites! What a coincidence! haha


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Where is that located Paul? they have a phone number or website?

Hotel Soriente is very close in St. Lukes Extension Clinic. Like around 10-15 steps. B-)


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02-28-11 I-29F SENT

06-01-11 PETITION APPROVED

07-15-11 VISA APPROVED

AOS Timeline

03-02-12 I-485 SENT

05-22-12 INTERVIEW APPROVED

ROC Timeline

04-18-14 I-751 SENT

07-29-14 APPROVED

Naturalization Timeline

06-29-16 N400 SENT

08-02-16 BIOMETRICS

10-12-16 INTERVIEW

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I am reading your post from - my room at the Hotel Soriente! Just discovered it today. It's on J. Bocobo Street just south of UN Avenue (next to Puregold). Big rooms and clean, nice staff. 1700/nt, the best deal I've found lately.


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2010-04-13 Case "touched"

2010-04-15 NOA2

2010-04-21 NVC Received

2010-06-01 K-1 Interview at US Embassy Manila

2010-06-08 Visa Issued

2010-07-08 POE: San Francisco, CA

2010-07-31 Married

2010-09-24 Sent AOS Package (I-185, I-765)

2010-09-27 AOS Package Received at Chicago Lockbox

2010-10-04 NOA (Notice of Receipt) date for I-485 & I-765

2010-10-07 Touch

2010-12-22 Biometrics

2010-12-22 I-485 Interview at Anchorage, AK

2010-12-27 2-yr Green Card Issued

2011-01-10 Green Card Received

2011-05-19 Vacation to Philippines

2011-07-02 Return from Philippines to US

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Hello VJer's,

Has anyone tried the place? Is it any good?

hummm casa bocobo hotel is best..my daughter and i stayed there for 2 weeks during our medical and interview days...may 12 til 26 '11 (1950/day inclusive buffet breakfast).its just walking distance to st.lukes and embassy..

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hummm casa bocobo hotel is best..my daughter and i stayed there for 2 weeks during our medical and interview days...may 12 til 26 '11 (1950/day inclusive buffet breakfast).its just walking distance to st.lukes and embassy..

Yes, the Bocobo is nice, decent morning buffet, the rooms are modern but also quite small. Soriente is a little older but the rooms are MUCH larger (think couch, fridge, table & chairs, etc.). My wife likes it better than the Bocobo. Puregold and the BBQ chicken stand next door easily make up for the 250 pesos you save by not getting breakfast.

I'd recommend either place, it just depends on your taste. We're here tonight because Casa Bocobo was full, but I'm glad things turned out this way! :)


Service Center: California Service Center

Consulate: Manila, Philippines

2010-03-02 I-129F Sent

2010-03-08 NOA1

2010-03-09 Check Cashed

2010-03-10 Case "touched"

2010-04-13 Case "touched"

2010-04-15 NOA2

2010-04-21 NVC Received

2010-06-01 K-1 Interview at US Embassy Manila

2010-06-08 Visa Issued

2010-07-08 POE: San Francisco, CA

2010-07-31 Married

2010-09-24 Sent AOS Package (I-185, I-765)

2010-09-27 AOS Package Received at Chicago Lockbox

2010-10-04 NOA (Notice of Receipt) date for I-485 & I-765

2010-10-07 Touch

2010-12-22 Biometrics

2010-12-22 I-485 Interview at Anchorage, AK

2010-12-27 2-yr Green Card Issued

2011-01-10 Green Card Received

2011-05-19 Vacation to Philippines

2011-07-02 Return from Philippines to US

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My husband and I have been to City Garden Suites in Manila for 4 times during his 4 visits in the Philippines. We personally like it. The money we paid worth the service we got. I will be having my interview on July 14 too and my mom and I are staying at City Garden Suites! What a coincidence! haha

Hey, ill be staying there too! Lets meet up :lol:


K1 Visa
1/03/2011--------------- sent i-129f package to Lewisville, TX
1/13/2011--------------- NOA1 hard copy
5/12/2011--------------- NOA2!!! (approved in 126 days)
5/17/2011--------------- NOA2 hard copy
7/14/2011-------------- INTERVIEW DAY! ( IM APPROVED!!!! YES!!! )
7/23/2011-------------- Visa On Hand
8/26/2011-------------- POE - San Francisco

10/15/2011------------ MARRIED!!

AOS Journey
11/16/2011------------ AOS sent
11/26/2011------------ NOA hard copy
12/08/2011------------ Biometrics appointment letter received for 12/22/11 9AM
12/09/2011------------- Transfer Notice: AOS transferred to CSC
12/22/2011------------- Biometrics done in Memphis, Tn.
01/17/2012------------- EAD received
06/18/2012------------- Card in production
06/23/2012------------- Card finally on hand!

ROC 3/08/2014

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Hotel Soriente is very close in St. Lukes Extension Clinic. Like around 10-15 steps. B-)

Ok Thanks!:thumbs:


Sent NOA1 April 30th 2011

received May 2nd 2011

NOA1 Notice Date:May 4th 2011

NOA 2 txt/ email on july 18th 2011

NOA 2 received in Mail July 20th dated July 18th 2011

NOA2 in "74" days!

NO RFE

Personal issue in the Philippines

Medical Exam: March 22nd 2012

Medical Cleared on March 23rd 2012

Interview Date:April 16th, 2012......PASSED

Arrival Los Angeles California: July 7th 2012.

Marriage September 7th 2012 at San Bernardino County Hall of Records

Preparing for AOS

"I Wholly disapprove of what you say, But I will defend to the death, Your RIGHT to say it"

" _ Volitaire- "

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We stayed in Casa Bocobo for our medical exam. The hotel is clean and the free breakfast was okay. The only thing I did not like was hearing the roaring engines from those cars and jeepneys in my room. Its a bummer!


K1 Timeline

02-28-11 I-29F SENT

06-01-11 PETITION APPROVED

07-15-11 VISA APPROVED

AOS Timeline

03-02-12 I-485 SENT

05-22-12 INTERVIEW APPROVED

ROC Timeline

04-18-14 I-751 SENT

07-29-14 APPROVED

Naturalization Timeline

06-29-16 N400 SENT

08-02-16 BIOMETRICS

10-12-16 INTERVIEW

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I do know the La Corona (Best Western was nice also from personal experience), the breakfast is very good also. My fiance's best friend stayed at the Lotus Garden, and we walked by it when in Manila and its also very nice. I think my fiance will be staying there during the medical and interview. I believe both are about the same price and both are very close to the embassy and medical center.

Eddie


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yeah hotel soriente is very close to the slec building..

i stayed at gran prix when i had my interview at the us embassy.. and citi state is just beside the hotel where i stayed.. and also just beside is the lotus garden... very good loc. now for the new consular building... :thumbs:


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yeah hotel soriente is very close to the slec building..

i stayed at gran prix when i had my interview at the us embassy.. and citi state is just beside the hotel where i stayed.. and also just beside is the lotus garden... very good loc. now for the new consular building... :thumbs:

miss tina, nakita mo ba city garden dun? malapit lang din ba sa embassy? walking distance?


K1 Visa
1/03/2011--------------- sent i-129f package to Lewisville, TX
1/13/2011--------------- NOA1 hard copy
5/12/2011--------------- NOA2!!! (approved in 126 days)
5/17/2011--------------- NOA2 hard copy
7/14/2011-------------- INTERVIEW DAY! ( IM APPROVED!!!! YES!!! )
7/23/2011-------------- Visa On Hand
8/26/2011-------------- POE - San Francisco

10/15/2011------------ MARRIED!!

AOS Journey
11/16/2011------------ AOS sent
11/26/2011------------ NOA hard copy
12/08/2011------------ Biometrics appointment letter received for 12/22/11 9AM
12/09/2011------------- Transfer Notice: AOS transferred to CSC
12/22/2011------------- Biometrics done in Memphis, Tn.
01/17/2012------------- EAD received
06/18/2012------------- Card in production
06/23/2012------------- Card finally on hand!

ROC 3/08/2014

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I stayed in City Garden Suites last October with my friends for a total of 4 nights. It was very nice with wonderful service. The breakfasts were delicious with anything you would want to eat with a quite a variety. My friends have been staying there for several years when they go to the Philippines. I would highly recommend it.

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