Getting to Solano from San Fernando, La Union took about 5 hours via the scenic route that passed through Ambuklao river and dam. It would have taken 7 to 8 hours otherwise. However, 4 of those 5 hours were on zigzag roads.
Highlander hotel is located outside of the town proper or what is called the poblacion. Great location as it's outside the busy parts of town and its a good jump off point if you're going further north like Ifugao or Tuguegarao in Cagayan Valley. The owners must have had grandiose plans to make this a venue for big functions like weddings, seminars and the like as they have a sprawling property with various facilities for simultaneous use by several groups. What seemed to be a big multi-purpose hall is now a supermarket.
The low-cost rooms are located at the back of the main hotel which seemed like an appendage or annex. Although the rooms aren't that bad, if you are not on a budget, I suggest you stay within the main hotel. The difference would set you off about 500 pesos.
Food at their restaurant wasn't bad but it took our food some time before it arrived. Even if you pre-order your breakfast meal (which came free with the room), it's not yet ready when you arrive.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking