This is a good destination for expats as there are European food and beers available. Great if you want a drink with friends. The pub does have a friendly feel. The staff were friendly.
However, I booked the hotel having seen the previous reviews and left disappointed. It feels more like a motel. Yes, ok, it is cheap. 1400php per night. But for that price I have stayed in much better accommodation in the Philippines. The amenities are there, but they are about as basic as they come.
The mattress seems to be waterproofed. It feels like you're sleeping on a rubber gym mat. No heat can escape from it so it makes for a very uncomfortable nights sleep.
The door didn't close properly as it didn't fit it's frame properly. The aircon struggled to cool the room at all. My pillowcase was stained. When we entered the room there was a dead cockroach on the floor. Ok it's a tropical country but it still was not a welcome sight.
The bathroom was very basic, the shower head would not stay on it's frame so you had to hold it. The bathroom was also entirely populated by mosquitoes, which appeared to be rising up from the drain.
We were very tired from travelling up from Subic and decided to have dinner in the pub. It's true, the pub does have a cozy feel and would be nice to socialize with friends. The food was ok. However, the fly screens were holding the flies in, not keeping them out. Literally dozens of flies. It didn't fill me with confidence knowing that my food was being prepared nearby.
Clearly, other people have stayed here and have enjoyed it. We weren't able to meet the owners during our stay. However, from my own experience, it did not live up to expectations at all.
- Also Known As:
- City Hotel Philippines/Alaminos City