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“Nice Hotel with big rooms”
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Buena Casa Hotel
Ranked #15 of 18 Hotels in Olongapo
Reviewed May 13, 2013

We found this hotel to be perfect if it isn't important to be near the waterfront. If you have your own car its only minutes from the malls, restaurants and attractions. I wouldn't recommend it if you dont have your own vehicle because you would need a taxi to go anywhere unless you don't mind walking alot. The suites are roomy and comfortable. Aircon is super cold and the beds sleep great. Check in was a little messy as the elderly lady that waited on us changed the price on our rooms 3 times before we were finally able to get a firm quote. That was very frustrating. If we weren't already tired and just ready to get checked in, I would have left and found another hotel to stay in. All the other staff were great. The restaurant staff, doormen, housekeeping, and the other front desk people were all friendly. I would recommend this hotel with one condition; if the elderly lady is at the desk when you arrive, turn around, leave and find another hotel. If you have to deal with her, you will get very frustrated and its not right to be disrespectful to her because of her age. But if she had been younger, my wife and I would have given her an earful!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

This time, we came in SBMA in a small group of friends and so decided to try Buena Casa hotel. The first good part was that their promo rates are among the lowest in SBMA - we paid 1200 pesos per room per night. The rooms were comfortable, we had a balcony on the 3rd floor and good views of the SBMA area (former US navy base - and in many respects, still has the atmosphere of a navy base - in a good way).

The rooms are moderate sized - perfect for singles, manageable for a couple, but not recommended for large groups or families.

Service was excellent - cheerful and helpful. We liked the restaurant too - especially for breakfast. Teriyaki boy, Pancake house, and Yellow cab Pizza are just below the building. Walk a few steps more and there is Meat plus, next to the two Large Duty free supermarkets and a few small shops like "Payless".

Asian spicces (Segara villas) is 5 mintues walk away.

Places along the Boardwalk are about 15 minutes leisurely walk along the sea.

The good part about this hotel (as compared to other hotels near Boardwalk) is that this area is quiet - no loud bars (The loud noise from "Pier one" was the main reason we decided not to stay near the boardwalk), lots of greenery - but we could always walk down to Boardwalk for a drink if we wanted.

How to reach -
From Manila, drive along SCTEX upto Subic SBMA, thence pass Subic bay yacht club - take a left turn after it - drive upto the waterfront. Buena casa is easy to spot with it's pink - red colour.

If taking a bus, disembark at Olongapo Victory liner, and take a taxi from there to Buena casa (the driver will ask you if you have a booking, since he would wish to take you elsewhere where he gets a cut - tell him yes, you have a booking). Costs 250 pesos for the taxi.

From Victory liner, you can also (if you do not have luggage) take a blue jeepney to SM - SBMA main gate, and walk from there (15 minutes walk - Yellow cab pizza is a good landmark)

Booking -
We booked via telephone and paid an advance on arrival. Since it is a large hotel (4 floors), they often have rooms. Weekends as usual are more busy.

All in all, I definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

It's a relatively new place to stay inside Subic Bay. Very quaint and rustic ambiance, just like home. We walked in to reserve a Superior room. Reservation was fast and was attended to by cheerful receptionists. The room was big with basic amenities less the ref. and free bottled water that other hotels & inn in the area would offer. The bathroom needs general cleaning as black molds are already present. Our room was located on the ground floor facing the back of Pancake House & Terriyaki Boy. Not only that, it was the establishment's garbage area. Housekeeping service was fast, they attended to our needs swiftly. WiFi signal was strong. The accommodation included breakfast, but not for those who are used to having it heavy in the morning. Ample parking is available and safe. Overall we would still comeback and stay at Buena Casa. It's affordable and has the basic amenities needed for a restful vacation,

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank MyPride
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Address: Betty Lane corner Sampson Rd | Subic CBD, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo, Luzon, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Central Luzon Region > Zambales Province > Olongapo
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Ranked #15 of 18 Hotels in Olongapo
Price Range: $41 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 54
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