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Camayan Beach Resort and Hotel
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“Almost perfect”
Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

A good place to stay just 3 hours outside Metro Manila. They provide 20% entrance discount to Ocean Adventure which is just a carpark away from the resort.

Our room has 2 queen-sized beds but TV was a bit old. The have a minibar where you can store your food and refreshments. They have hot and cold shower and a bath tub.

For an overnight stay, they offer free breakfast buffet at their restaurant "The Reef". Their food is good. They have music bands that perform at night for entertainment. They have a gaming area near The Reef where you can play billiards and foosball (table football).

The beach offered clear calm waters in the morning and we really had a very relaxing swim, setting the Bataan and Zambales mountains as the perfect backdrop.

Be warned though, monkeys live within the area since the resort is situated near the rainforest. Every morning, these monkeys would visit the resort in groups to ransack any available food they find unattended in the verandas. Keep away from these animals as they are so used to human presence, but they're still wild and may attack when provoked. Do not feed the monkeys.

Overall, we had a pretty good stay at the resort. Their staff is accomodating and courteous. Given the chance, I'd probably return for another stay.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

I don't know what happened.. This used to be my family's favorite getaway. We checked in this hotel for like 10 times already. They have the best beach -clear, calm waters - simply superb! Well this has not changed. Thank goodness!

The rooms and the service got worse. We would always book rooms in the new building to avoid discomforts due to old units but we were so disappointed this last visit. The aircon was not working well (this is really bad in this hot summer weather), the room was not clean. I can see cob webs and dusts in the ceiling when I lay in bed which made me very uncomfortable. There are stains on the curtains...(sigh!) I got really disappointed. Add to that the broken bathroom fixtures including the tv remote control.

And the breakfast...Oh well... their breakfast never got better. The only good bfast we had in Camayan was on our first visit. That's it; everything just got worse after that.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2014

We stayed at the Camayan Beach Resort and Hotel last April 20-21, 2014. We booked 2 rooms at the new building avoiding the beachfront building because of previous negative reviews. Booking was easy in their website and the reservations personnel responded quickly to my initial queries about rates and availability.

The rooms and veranda were spacious with 2 queen beds though the bathrooms were a bit dated. The accomodation came with buffet breakfast but the food was just so-so. We had dinner in the hotel and the food was just okay, nothing to rave about. We liked the performances along the beach at night which were entertaining while having drinks or pica-pica at the Sand Bar Restaurant. This was a good idea on the part of the hotel management because the area is far from the happenings in Subic and there is not much to do in the hotel at night.

The beach was peaceful and quiet in the early morning with only a handful of the hotel residents swimming and some monkeys swinging on the trees. However, at around 7:30 am, the beach visitors from the outside started arriving in groups with their food and paraphernalia and the beach was not as nice anymore.

This is a nice beach place to go considering the short travel time thru SCTEX and the nice restaurants in Subic where you can have your meals.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

We stayed here because it is located next to the Ocean Adventure, then we were given 20% discount for the entrance fee in Ocean Adventure we were happy about that. As for the price of their room I think it quite fits the room quality it wasn't bad... their bathrooms have bath tubs and hot water which my kids loved, the room service is okay a little too slow sometimes, the minibar was almost broken needs replacing. The beds were comfy, our room location was fine since we asked for ground level room fronting near beach area, was happy about that too. Complimentary breakfast was okay. There was entertainment (live band and magician) during the night, they also have gaming area that me and my husband get to enjoyed for a bit (we played foosball). And finally the beach was okay, water is clear, it is no boracay or galera but good enough for a 3 hour drive, my only complain is for the people who uses the beach I saw garbage everywhere, maybe if the management could put up trash bins it could be prevented, anyway to sum up, hotel is good for a family getaway we enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: deluxe rooms third building fronting beach area for a convinient location to the resort facilities
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

This hotel has trust issues with its guest. First thet ask you for a 1000 peso security deposit, CASH! Staple it in the form and you can refund upon check out. Who does this obviously insulting gesture?
Second they have a checklist for every item in the room, towels and all. Third, they remind you by phone and letter that check out is at 12nn.

To the hotel management, I dont think any of your guest will steal your old stinky towels, or destroy your already worn out furniture and TV.

Aircon is busted, tea is not existent, bottled water is 2 but you paid for 4. Reception is hesitant to give you water. Breakfast is terrible, food is bland and the flies will make you loose your appetite.

Stayed May 2014
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2014

Good Points:
1. Easy to reach via SCTEX. You will not get lost. Just follow the Ocean Adventure direction signs. Camayan Beach Resort is just beside Ocean Adventure.
2. Very friendly, courteous, and helpful staff. Special mention - Arnold of the Reef restaurant, Jamaica of Front Desk, and Ferlyn for taking extra effort to accommodate our booking requests.
3. Breakfast Buffet though limited in variety and selections, is good...at least they didn't use powdered juice drink and the brewed coffee is okay (not 3-in-one variety).
4. Clean and clear beach...no trash.
5. Monkeys - they provide a feeling that you are in an animal reserve.
6. Evening entertainment - good performers.

Bad Points:
1. Very ordinary room accommodations. The lights are too dim. When you're traveling with children, you want to have an option to turn on a bright light so you can see your stuff.
2. Badly designed and ugly bathrooms...everything gets wet and some bathrooms don't even have drain in the toilet bowl floor area...it gets flooded because of the pooling water. And no bidet.
3. Small and old TVs.
4. Flies, flies, and lots of flies in the Reef restaurant where they serve the buffet breakfast. I hardly enjoyed eating since I had to continuously wave away the flies. Couldn't they screen the area?
5. It takes forever to check-out because they will literally count every towel in the room.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Was a great experience swimming with the fishes! And I didn't even have to swim too far from the shore! I saw a tiger fish, some zebra fish, cougar fish (is there such a fish?) and some others I don't know how to describe. I'd give it 5 stars if they had a pool, they served better food and their cable worked all the time. They had a really strong wifi connection though. ;)

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Camayan Beach Resort and Hotel
Address: Camayan Wharf | West Ilanin Forest Area, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Luzon 2222, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Central Luzon Region > Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Camayan Beach Resort and Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 85
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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