Flying out from Clark at 7:30 in the morning meant that staying in a nearby hotel the night before would save a few hours of shut-eye. We therefore checked in to the Stotsenberg at 6:00pm the day before.
The hotel is very grandiose and is probably intended to be a 4-5 star hotel. As is common in the Philippine provinces, somehow it doesn't quite make it and therefore what you get is a low end 4 star.
The room was a little small but clean and comfortable. To get to the room was a huge hike from reception. The bed was a queen size (we would have preferred something bigger) and the room outlook was below ground, making it all feel a little claustrophobic. I suspect that all this was a reflection of the price we paid (via Agoda) which was fairly competitive.
Given the room's "cosiness", we didn't want to spend too much time in it and therefore wandered around the hotel: The pool looked good but we weren't going to hang around it in the evening when the midgets come out, so we moved on to the bar: This was completely empty and playing really, really loud boom-boom music (even at 7pm). We weren't suprised it was empty 'cos it wasn't like you could talk in there anyway.
Without transport there's nothing accessible around the hotel, so we finished up sitting in the coffee shop at reception. At 10pm, we went to bed.
The car from the hotel to the air terminal arrived promptly at 5:30 the following morning took all of about 10 minutes, which was our main purpose in the first place.
Hence from the perspective of having a clean and comfortable pre-flight stop-over, the hotel was perfect, but for any other purpose, I would trade a star for a bit of fun.
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