COVID-19 Safety Protocols, Cancellation Policy and Gift Certificate Extension Update


We have been closely monitoring the evolving situation brought about by COVID-19 and the health and safety guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Philippine government.   We would like to assure you that the health and safety of our guests and our colleagues have always been of paramount importance to us.  Given the current situation we are all in, we fully understand your heightened concern on hygiene as this is likewise foremost in all our initiatives.  In response to this unprecedented situation, measures are underway at our Hotel to ensure your safety and comfort on your next visit.

Health and Safety Guidelines

Guided by the health care expertise of WHO and the Philippine Department of Health, our new health and safety program, SustainablySafe provides clear procedures that guide our employees to take care of the guests and each other.  On top of the best practices we have continuously performed, additional proactive and precautionary actions crucial to the safety and security of each guest and staff have been implemented. These points, along with prospective innovations and applications in operations, encompass and comprise the goals of the SustainablySafe initiative, the ultimate goal of which is to provide guests with the utmost safety and quality of experience.

As we welcome you back to our hotel, we have taken a series of precautionary measures including:

  • All guests are required to present a negative result from Antigen Test conducted on the same day of their check-in. Guests may avail of the test in any of their preferred accredited testing centers, or at the SM Foundation Antigen Testing Facility located at the SM Corporate Offices, Building B, MOA Complex, Pasay City. Testing is available daily (Monday-Sunday) from 9am to 2pm.
    • The test shall be conducted while the guests are inside their vehicles;
    • The result shall be available within 15 minutes;
    • Dr. Blessie Bertos will facilitate the testing and issues the medical certificate once done;
    • The test kit is worth Php 2,000.00 per person to be paid directly to Dr. Bertos;
    • At least one (1) day prior arrangement is required. Pico Sands Hotel may facilitate this upon request.
  • All guests are required to wear face masks and face shields prior to entry into the hotel, club facilities or shuttle cab service. If the guest does not have one, it will be provided for him/her;
  • Shuttle cabs are disinfected before and after each use;
  • Disinfectant floor mats are located at the entrance of the hotel to sanitize footwear;
  • Guests are subjected to temperature reading and hand sanitation at the entrance;
  • Reception desk are disinfected before attending to each guest;
  • Guests are to fill-in a health declaration form upon check-in;
  • Room keys and credit cards are sanitized prior to handing them to the guests.
  • All guestrooms will include a basic safety kit consisting of facial mask, hand sanitizers and wipes;
  • All public areas will have hand sanitizing stations at strategic locations for guests to use.
  • Guestrooms are thoroughly disinfected and sanitized before each guest occupancy using clinical grade disinfectant and UV sterilizing equipment;
  • Regular disinfection and deep cleaning of high traffic areas (like lobbies, facilities, function rooms, toilets and food outlets) and frequently touched areas (like handles and handrails, elevator panes, remote controls, light switches, and toilet fixtures);
  • Laundry is cleaned by DOH-accredited providers, where linen is processed at 83°C to kill microbial life that causes disease or the fermentation of bacteria;
  • Continuous fresh air intake in all guest rooms and corridors to ensure the best possible air ventilation to deter contamination and transmission;
  • Guestroom flatware and glassware are sanitized through dishwashing machines as opposed to the typical practice using sinks to avoid contact and ensure complete cleanliness;
  • Social distancing will be strictly enforced in all restaurants and public areas;
  • Firm execution of social distancing amongst staff, who will also assist, enable, and ensure that guests are able to practice social distancing in all areas of the property;
  • Front line staff wears masks, gloves, face shields, while the nurse and room attendants are required to wear PPEs at all times when on-duty;

These activities and efforts have so far just been the beginning. We will incessantly pursue the highest standards of excellence and adhere to the stringent protocols that meet international standards and implement them whenever possible.

Room Reservations Cancellations and Amendment Policy:

In response to the evolving situation brought about by COVID-19 that include travel restrictions, we would like to ensure you of our flexibility during these challenging times

For existing and new room reservations with stay dates until December 15, 2020, reservations may be changed or cancelled at no charges with no charges up to 24 hours prior to arrival.  Please note however that changes to the reservations may be subject to availability and rate differences.

Gift Certificate Extension of Validity:

All gift certificates with validity dates outlined below will be extended as follows:

  • Expiring on or before September 30, 2020 will be extended until April 30, 2021
  • Expiring from October 1 to December 31, 2020 will be extended until June 30, 2021

To request for an extension, please call the reservations department. You will be requested to return the original gift certificates and a new certificate will be issued to you. Original certificates must not be tampered, soiled or torn.

For any further update, please check our website from time to time as we will constantly update our information.  Alternatively, you may call reservations at
(02) 8464-7888 or email

We look forward to welcoming you back to Pico Sands Hotel at Pico de Loro Cove!