We had a 3-day trip to Subic in the first week of April 2011. We stayed in Camayan Beach Resort for a night, and in another resort for the second night.
I made prior reservations in their Manila office, and their staff wanted me to pay in advance by depositing in their BDO account, which was not very convenient, so instead I asked if I could give my credit card details as a guarantee, to which they never replied. I wasn’t too worried about losing my reservation since we were going on a Monday before Holy Week and I expected it to be a slow day for them. I was right, they kept my reservation despite my not paying in advance via their bank. However, they were very strict about the 2 pm check-in time, and did not give us a room when we came at 1 pm. Having read in Trip Advisor that their restaurant was not very good, we decided to head back to town to have a late lunch and came back at 3 pm.
They gave us a ground floor room, overlooking their nice and lush garden, and within walking distance to the beach and their restaurant. The room was ample, with a veranda and two queen sized beds which was perfect for our party of four. I especially liked their ceiling fan which we opted to use versus the AC, while we were changing for the beach. However, the bathroom smelled a bit musty albeit their exhaust fan.
For dinner, we weren’t very hungry so we just ordered drinks and fried chicken for the kids to nibble on. The chicken was crispy, and the kids enjoyed it. Their restaurant has an open air layout, with indoor and outdoor seating, and had ample lighting both in and out. They have lamps hanging from the trees, and the effect was quite cozy and welcoming. They also had very nice entertainment for their guests, featuring local artists playing drums, dancing, as well as poi-dancing. The beat is very ‘Sinulog’ and Ati-Atihan,’ which we all enjoyed.
They offer a basic and modest breakfast buffet, with sinangag, rellenong bangus, eggs, pancakes, bread, cereals, and yes, hotdogs. Our party consisted of two adults and two kids, and they charged us P150 each for the kids’ breakfast which we found quite reasonable.
Their staff were all courteous and helpful. On the second day, we took the kids to Ocean Adventure, next door to the resort. As hotel guests we got 20% off on the entrance tickets (another good reason to stay in Camayan). My request for a late check-out was granted, and the front office staff (bless her) even gave us a 30-minute extension on the late check-out since the last Ocean Adventure show ran overtime and we couldn’t make it back before 2 pm.
We enjoyed our stay in Camayan, and will recommend it to our friends. Its location is perfect for those who want to stay far from the crowds, while enjoying some sea and sun.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Camayan Beach Resort, your escape destination where the forest meets the sandy shores of lovely Subic Bay. Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and natural environment. Or swim, snorkel, paddle, and peddle your way through a wide array of beach and forest activities. Next door discover a world of wonder at Ocean Adventure, the only open-water marine park in Southeast Asia. Join us for an unforgettable vacation. Escape today! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Camayan Beach Hotel Subic