We stayed here last April 12, 2014 for an overnight stay to celebrate his birthday. I chose this place because I wanted to find out what the buzz is all about this place.
The place wasn't really that striking from the outside and also from the inside. It actually looked old and the paint on the wall was already cracking. The receptionist that attended to us seemed to be lost and did not know what she was supposed to do. I just settled the bill that time since we arrived early, and our room was not yet ready. It took her around 15 min. just to sort everything out. Upon check-in, we were promptly assisted to our room. We took the tiny elevator that seemed out of place.
The room was spacious, nothing really outstanding compared to other hotels we've stayed in. Ugly view from our window room. The bathroom was ordinary and the shower room was rather small. The tub worked well and the water pressure was good.
Since they offer complimentary snacks (bread sticks and nachos), we went to their cafe and we also ordered some desserts. We had the mango cheesecake and the mango creme brulee. Lo' and behold! These two sinful treats were to die for!
They also have a pool that goes no deeper than 4ft (made for kids) and there's also a jacuzzi. Nothing special.
Basically the highlight of our stay there was the comfy bed and pillows (2 pillows per guest) and of course, the breakfast buffet. There was bacon!
Overall, I wouldn't really advise going to this hotel if you plan on going around Subic. The rate is just too much for what they offer. Even Le Monet (in Baguio) is cheaper compared to their rates.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The most lavish and magnificent Subic Bay experience. Like a beacon that steers boats to shore, this magnificent establishment on the Subic waterfront can serve as a venue that beckons travelers seeking world-class comfort. Our Commitment: Lighthouse is committed to creating value and improving guests' experience. We have this genuine interest in our guests' evolving needs, thus we invest in our infrastructure and our people as we strive to provide a compelling guest experience. Our company was built on serving and satisfying guests and meeting if not surpassing our guests' needs is always our No. 1 priority. The Location: The Lighthouse Marina Resort is a three-floor, 34-room boutique hotel capped by a lighthouse. The hotel is sleek and ultra-modern in its Palafox-designed architecture. Done in almost austere Italianate architectonics with its elegantly simplistic hotel façade, the hotel's main building provides a perfect compliment to the 20 meter light tower done in surprising detail very faithful to naval architecture specifications. Its exclusive location hidden in the midst of the busy Waterfront Road makes it the ultimate haven of retreat. The Lighthouse was established in 2007 to provide transient residence to executives of business locators of the Subic free port zone and for tourists who frequent the port more for its sailing and eco‐tourism than its business. Ease of Travel: Proximity and ease of travel are always a concern for many people who are trying to escape the hustle and bustle of life in the metropolis. Just less than a year ago, Subic was a grueling three to four hour drive from the city capital. Today, all roads lead to a tranquil location, a journey of heightened leisure, traversing through a scenic paved ultra majestic highway newly built to serve as the main vein of the Manila-Subic connection, the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway. For a relaxing and inexpensive travel, the flicker of light at the Lighthouse Marina Resort just got brighter. A perfect vacation haven away from home just got closer. Its exclusive location hidden in the midst of the busy Waterfront Road makes it the ideal chill out place within the shorelines of Subic Bay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Lighthouse Marina Hotel Subic
- Lighthouse Marina Hotel