We arrived Friday, June 21 on a rainy afternoon. First reaction was wow, place looks really spacious and green everywhere. But that's all the "wow" in it. Reception is small, and the only place that have Wi-Fi, and a sofa good for at least 2-3 petite people. Confirmed our reservation and got our keys then we're off to our rooms (we had 2 separate deluxe rooms as we are 5 in the family, with 2 teenage girls who likes to be on their own). We were on the first floor with the garden view. I might say I am quite impressed with the room size and the view from the terrace. But when I checked on the amenities, saw that some of their furniture's are already a little worn out, also the fixtures in the bathroom, TV have limited channels and signal is not so good. I mean its P4,550/night, it may not be a lot to some people, but for us it is, we expect a little bit better than this. Worst part came when it was time to sleep, since we are on the first floor, we can hear the footsteps of the people on the room above us. It was really annoying, it was our 1st night, we are tired and would like to have a quiet night; around 10:30pm when they start dragging I think some chairs, without even thinking that there could be other guests downstairs. I complained about it the next morning and was happy that the staff spoke to them, so it was okay already on our 2nd night, still noisy from time to time but not as bad as it was on our 1st night. Here are my notes while we were on our 3d 2n stay in Montemar.
-Staffs are very attentive, always greeting us with a smile and asking if we need anything.
-Pool itself is clean and well maintained but the chairs around are dirty and no one even bothers to clean it.
-Food is okay, but could be better, also the portions are quite small and the price is I think on a higher side, one not-so-jumbo hotdog costs P85 etc.
-NO Wi-Fi on the rooms!!! Please work on this one!
-Rooms are clean and spacious, there's also a vault for some valuables and ref was stacked with drinks.
-I love that the place is surrounded with big trees, gives you the feeling of being really one with nature.
Overall it was good/okay for me, but there's still room for a lot of improvements. Also, one more thing, they should not offer recreation unless they can live up to it. They offer fishing, yet fish pond is drained, they offer tennis, and yet court is muddy and slippery etc. I can understand that it was raining almost the whole week, but they can also put that as a *note* on their flyers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Montemar is in Bagac, Bataan, in a private cove where the Mount Mariveles range, blessed with lush flora and fauna, meets the beautiful West Philippine Sea. Rated "AAA" by the Bataan Department of Tourism, and an established leisure spot since the 1980s, Montemjar is regarded as the "most beautiful white sand beach resort closest to Manila." One need only hop into a car and drive less than 3 hours from Manila to experience the pristine waters and wide white-sand beach of Montemar. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Montemar Beach Club Hotel Bagac
- Montemar Beach Hotel