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“Can Be Better” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fontana Leisure Parks & Casino

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Fontana Leisure Parks & Casino
Quezon City, Philippines
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25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Can Be Better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2009

A good alternative to Holiday Inn in Clark is Fontana Leisure Parks & Casino. I stayed in a Villa with family including two children. It had the nicer villa. The resort was near our place. It was the weekend so there was a lot of people. All kinds of people will enjoy the water park. You can go play golf . If you like a little bit of gambling, there is the casino. It can be better because restaurants are limited to Chinese. You still need to go to SM Pampanga if you like a diversity of food. Overall, it was a good experience.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
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Quezon City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2009

My wife and I arrived from the Diosdado Macapagal Airport at around 11am then proceeded to Fontana to check in. There was only one person ahead of us but we were able to check-in 30 mins after. This I could understand since check-in time normally is 2pm; it probably helped that it was Monday. Stayed in Villa D, two bedrooms plus one maid's quarter. The villa was clean but some of the fixtures need refurbishment. Noticed that improvements have been made; perhaps they are doing it one at a time...Complete toiletries, with hair dryers. There's a kitchen but you need to bring your own utensils if you plan on preparing your meals.

Checked out the old theme park, still the same old attractions, the giant slide, pirate ship (?), the wave pool, etc. But the new Fontana hotel is cool. At the back of the new Fontana lobby is a giant Olympic-sized pool with hot and cold jacuzzi on the side. They have a mini-theater, a cool lounge, sauna and steam bath, and a fitness gym. Construction is still on-going nearby, don't know what attractions they're planning to add.

Then there's the casino. This seems to be Fontana's bread and butter.. There are a number of restaurants in the resort but most of them have stiff prices. You can try out restaurants outside of Fontana, McDonald's and Chowking within Clark and those in SM Clark. Tried Zapata's, a Mexican resto just outside of Clark. It's good.

I think kids will enjoy Fontana, especially their water theme park. For adults who play golf or love casinos or just wanna relax, this place is okay. But for those who don't, you'll get bored.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2008

Fontana Leisure Park
The worst resort I have ever stayed in. Only catered to Chinese gamblers (junket tours)

1. 30 minutes check-in with no other persons inline. 1 hour check-out.

2. Villa had no towels, no minibar, no water, no pillowcases. Called to get this fixed and it took hours for them to fix the problem, but still no minibar. Also, no kettle, stove doesn't work, and most of the light bulbs were dead.

3. The villa is 15-20 minutes from town---they lack enough vans and cars and thus can't get out of the resort. We requested transport twice and they has no vans available. The place is like a jail, but without water and food.

4. Villa has not resort info. No room service menu

5. They only have one restaurant---a Chinese Restauarant and one bar.

6. No store nearby to buy anything. 20 minutes away and they may not have transport for you.

7. General Manager refused to meet with me.

8. The phones in the villa were broken as was TV. They never fixed them.

9. The villas are far from the pool.

10. The restaurant (Chinese) is overpriced. The food is good, but the place is not family friendly. No food for children.


Many other problems. They ruined the vacation. This place is only catered to Chinese gamblers. Stay far away. The only good thing is the water park, which you can visit as nonguest. The waterpark, though, is small, but it is fun for young children. Plan only 3 hours at the water park.

Please do yourself a favor and stay away.

  • Liked — Waterpark
  • Disliked — Villa quality, service, managment
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Fontana Leisure Parks & Casino

Property: Fontana Leisure Parks & Casino
Address: C.M. Recto Highway, Clark Freeport Zone, San Fernando, Luzon 2023, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Central Luzon Region > Pampanga Province > San Fernando
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty Lodging in San Fernando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Fontana Leisure Parks & Casino 4*
Number of rooms: 192
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