Our family of five checked into their "deluxe villa" on August 30, 2012 for a one-night stay. I wonder if the owner(s) were being facetious or in total denial when they labeled this former U.S. Navy home a "villa," and added insult to injury with the "deluxe" tag. The house is old, but that's not really the problem. There was no running hot water; the bedsheets were thin and had seen better days, the blankets smelled like they had been buried in a crypt and resurrected for use of the guests, and some of the curtains were torn. The kitchen's very rusty electric stove looked like a hold-over from the days when the American Navy still controlled Subic Bay. The patio's surrounding area was an eye-sore with empty plastic bottles and other small debris littering the back yard.
This "villa" is advertised as "refurbished" but it didn't look like anything of the sort. It is obvious that it had minimum upkeep. On the bright side, the TV was a later model LCD type and worked well.
The normal peak season rate for this unit is PHP 6,700. We got a 30% discount non-peak weekday rate of PHP 4690, and even at this rate our group felt the unit was overpriced. In its condition, a fairer price would be a 50% permanent discount from the regular PHP 6,700 rate.
If you want spacious accommodation for a large group where the rental cost can be split and you're not too fussy, then I won't hesitate to recommend Forest View, but don't expect much in the way of amenities.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Forest View Leisure Residences is a rental community at El Kabayo Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone. Subic Bay is a 2 hour drive tourist destination from Manila via SCTEX. Here you can enjoy leisure and fun without splurging so much! Forest View Leisure Residences has 3 types of Apartments with 3 bedrooms, 2 toilets and baths, living room with cable T.V., kitchen with basic wares and utensils, dining area, air-conditioning and water-heating system and own carport. In the area, we have amenities like swimming pool, basketball court, tennis court and paid amenities such as bicycle rentals and trampoline for kids and kids-at-heart. Types of Apartments : Suite - Fully Renovated Apartment Super Deluxe - Renovated Apartment Superior - Basic Apartment ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Forest View Leisure Residences Hotel Subic Bay