After reading a really nice review about Arizona Hotel we booked for a superior room..we were given the most expensive one after being told there's only 1 room left available. I was enticed by their "private beach" which my 2 kids wanted.
If you are planning to go to Zoobic Safari and Ocean Adventure, subic's most famous family attaction, dont stay in this hotel. It is very far, already outside the city and the transportation is expensive...all private vans only.
The streets outside are dark after sunset, no other place to see nearby.
The hotel room a shock...very old bed =( with matresses that are "too tired", noisy airconditioning unit that shuts down even when we were inside the room, nasty shower and bath, a small towel for a bathroom rug?, duh!!!,when we asked for another one they asked us why we needed another rug. They said they will provide mattresses for my kids and when they did...voila!!!i wouldnt dare let my kids sleep in those very old,thin foams! Nobody came to clean our room..we had to call and ask for fresh towels the next day.
Sleeping time????you could hear the voices of guests from the bar outside, really loud you would need earplugs to not hear them...and we woke up at 3am because the room was very hot & our air conditioning shut off...called reception & we were told there was power blockout in the building. after less than a minute our aircon went back on again. they were probably saving on electricity by turning off the power purposely.
Mosquitos flying in the hallway...and you have to pay for even a cup of hot water...nothing's free here except for the welcome drinks that you get when you check in.
The only good thing...there's a nice restaurant across the street that serves good food.
The Mai Tai bar and the kiddie pool are the only nice things about this hotel. Better spend your money for something closer to the city, this hotel is not cheap anyway...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the National Highway and fronting Subic Bay, the Arizona Resort is one of the best-kept secrets of the Subic Bay area. The beach front resort has 31 well-appointed rooms, which vary in price to suit the budget traveler to those where money in no object. All rooms have queen size beds, air conditioning, color televisions with CIGNAL Digital TV, DVD players and in-room safes. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort. The resort also boasts South Seas Bar & Grill, the best 24 hour restaurant in the area. For the sports fans there's Score Sports Bar, the area's only fully air-conditioned Sports Bar. On the water Arizona Floating Bar has all the hospitality of the resort but the fun of a bar. And Arizona Dive Shop, a PADI registered dive shop, is considered the best dive shop on Subic Bay. All in all, The Arizona Resort is your one-stop-shop for a great value holiday. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Arizona International Hotel Olongapo