Okay, where do I even begin? First off, I always visit tripadvisor whenever I book a hotel/resort. For some reason, I wasn't able to before I booked at Arinaya. I guess I got too excited when I saw that they had a beachfront family villa for just Php6,000! So the day before we checked in, I decided to visit tripadvisor and saw their low ratings. Nevertheless, I still pushed thru in the hopes that somehow, management would improve especially since almost all reviews are complaints.
Based on my experience, Arinaya needs to improve on the following:
(1) service - I don't think these people love their jobs. Maybe it's the ambience of the place...the resort was really gloomy.
(2) cleanliness - the villa we stayed in didn't have floor mats. The walls were dirty, especially the one by the stove; the bathroom pail had brown water (I think it had water with rust), there were no trash cans..
(3) food - we paid the Same aMount for a meal in La Preciosa in laoag which was waaaaaay better!!!
The only saving grace of this hotel is their location. There was a storm somewhere off Ilocos when we visited which made it impossible to enjoy the beach but the location of arinaya is on white beach with very fine sand. It isn't as white as boracay's but it was unique on its own.
I would definitely go back to Pagudpud but will check in at other resorts to enjoy my stay.
- Also Known As:
- Arinaya White Beach Hotel Pagudpud