A word of caution- book this hotel direct by the email address I will give you, not by one of the many agents seeking commission (some seemingly based in China). I did try to use one (Asia Rooms?) but found the security on using my credit card to be so tight that I couldn’t complete the transaction (Securecard or some such). The Bellavista email address is like gold to try and find. You can reserve a room for free and they are very polite efficient and friendly with their emails. It’s [--] My gut feeling was not to pay up front to someone in China anyway. (Sorry China)
I stayed at this hotel only one night, so I can’t profess to be an expert. I was met at the airport as is usual at this hotel. This proved to be a longish process as there was no transport waiting but a guy to phone for the transport. Taking a taxi would have been quicker and cost under 100 pesos (currently about £1.30). Once the transport turned up (after 10 minutes or so) it was quick and comfortable. I didn’t use the service to the airport on leaving, I think that would prove to be very useful though.
I know I’m sounding picky picky and that is not my aim, but if the services are there and they are advertised as part of the package I should assess them.
‘Welcome’ drinks on arrival proved not to be a cool beer or daiquiri with an umbrella and trimmings, but rather a glass of water or other soft drink. I did think that was mean and gave a new meaning to the expression ‘complimentary drinks’.
The Bellavista reception staff were friendly and efficient, giving me a great first and last impression of the place. Luggage was at the room promptly on arrival and me and my partner were left to enjoy the room (which we did promptly, ha ha). As others have written the ‘Bella Vista’ from your window is very concretey. However, the air conned room itself was very comfortable and the décor fresh looking. The minibar was well stocked and there was a selection of snacks, though I didn’t see the prices (see photo). As regards the restaurant, dinner was nothing special, but fine , breakfast was buffet style with adequate choice but not really lavish. My overall impression of the hotel was that it is good value for money and a pleasant place to be.
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