Contrary to what someone else has stated, this hotel is actually quite old, probably around 30 years old because it was built by President Marcos. The hotel is also government-run and so it was quite a surprise to me that the facilities have been well-maintained. It is beautiful and it has excellent facilities.
Unfortunately, the service and food leave a lot to be desired. On our first night, we reserved a table for 11 and we even ordered early. Unfortunately, they forgot about the order. A more serious thing is that my mom is 88 years old, has alzheimer's and she went out of her room at 5 a.m. and started walking around aimlessly in her pajamas. A lot of the staff saw her but no one had the sense to realize she was not in her right mind. She can barely walk but she went up to the 2nd floor and it is so fortunate that she did not slip and fall.
Another problem is that this place is very popular for wedding receptions with blaring loudspeakers which will pierce your ears until 10 pm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Plaza del Norte Hotel and Convention Center is located at Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. It offers 96 exquisitely designed rooms, all of which have air-conditioning system, cable TV, private toilet and bath, phone and coffee/tea maker. Some of its amenities include high-speed Internet access, swimming pool, and restaurant, bar and café. While staying here, you can visit some interesting places like Sinking Bell Tower, Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, and Malacanang of the North. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ilocos Norte Hotel And Convention Center
- Ilocos Norte Hotel Laoag
- Plaza Del Norte Hotel And Convention Center Laoag, Ilocos