My wife and I had the chance to be at this hotel from June 8 to 11, and the experience was just excellent! I would say that I am very discriminating and hard to please but this hotel completely changed my view of what budget accommodation should have been. First off, you get 5-star treatment from the staff. They have this infectious smile that any grouch can't help but feel awkward not to respond to those pretty smiling faces. They were so helpful in assisting us tomnavigate the city sans havng our own transpo. I think this kind of friendly service rubs on anyone given to first impressions. Even the security guards never failed to greet the guests with their amiable smiles.
Secondly, this is a very new hotel and conveniently located just across SM Clark with jeepney terminals that could bring you anywhere in Clark and its environs. I browsed the previous comments about all the noise going on during its constructon and I'm pleased to inform anyone interested to stay in this hotel that the noise has almost died down. The hotel has 7 floors and we were blessed enough to stay at the 5th where we relaxed to our hearts' content. The lobby is spacious with big comfy sofas perfect for lazing around. There is a a cold and hot water dispenser with provided disposable cups if you want to have coffee. However, you should supply yourself with your own coffee mix or what have you. There are also chairs and tables that you can use with your laptops as the hotel has good enough wifi even in our room at the 5th floor. They have a single small elevator that can only accommodate four persons with really big backpacks. However, we encountered no queues while using this.
We reserved a junior standard room costing P1,200 a night at the fifth floor, which was enough for our needs. And I must say the room was so elegant for a budget hotel, however smallish it may have seemed. Card key access, a widescreen 32" Bravia, a mini ref, a safe deposit box more than enough to store a 14" laptop, a cabinet with drawers to store your clothes and stuff, and lo and behold, a mirror wall just to the side of the bed to satisfy anyone's narcissistic bent. Lighting was ample and one is provided with switches at arm's length of the bed for convenience. My only beef was the too soft bed mattress that constantly shifted out of position ;). To my mind, however, Devera was one of the few hotels to provide three big fluffable pillows that added to a very comfortable sleep. And did I mention about the so silent split-type aircon that really added to a superbly serene stay? The new aircon was so noiseless that sometimes I would wonder if it was working at all.
The bathroom was sparkling clean as one could expect from a new hotel. Again, the area is rather small by western standards, but I must add that this is the smallest room type they have. Impressive to find is the mounted rain shower that won't be present in hotels of this type. Water pressure was strong and hot water was plentiful. I was surprised to find a bidet (hallelujah for us pinoys!) for added hygiene.
Overall, the room was well appointed and smartly furnished for a budget hotel and our stay was a very pleasant one thanks to the approachable and friendly staff and for the extra creature comfort provided by this hotel, which really exceeded our expectations. I would not even venture to look for another hotel the next time around. Best value! Highly recommended!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Devera Hotel is family owned and operated by Filipino-Americans who understand the international market as well as the local culture. It was built with both the business and leisure travelers in mind. Modern design and luxurious amenities will capture the essence of all your traveling desires without losing the lifestyle you are accustomed to back home. Every reach of your eye will be met with grace and beauty, while enjoying comfort in a relaxing atmosphere. With impeccable customer service, our friendly staff is here to serve your needs and requests 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At Devera Hotel, your command is our wish. ... more less
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