repost: “book it for the rooms, not the beach”

book what? Subic Grand Seas Resort of course! now i think know where all my blog posts went: TripAdvisor! haha! i posted my experiences there and forgot to ‘reblog’ them here. now that i just remembered them, i’m reposting my review of the resort we stayed in for our Anniversary-cum-birthday vacation last June 20.

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spent the weekend here and it was an enjoyable and comfortable stay!

we actually went to Subic to go to other places and not just swim in a pool or stay on the beach. my bet is this is the best place to stay if you’ll be hanging around Subic. rooms and sheets were nice and clean. room A/C unit filter needed cleaning though and did it myself. wifey is quite sensitive to dust so i just had to check and didn’t bother to have the staff do it. it’s quite easy, it’s just the filter and the A/C unit itself was clean anyway.

it’s not hard to find anyway. just look for the Immaculate Conception Parish church and it’ll just be across the street. we didn’t come by private car. we commuted via bus and jeep and when we were going in, we sort of got stares from the security guards. Emily was at the front desk and was sort of flustered when we checked-in but she was very soft-spoken, kind and apologetic.

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if you do bring a car, the parking lot has an elevated area if you’re not parking in front of your rooms. we arrived right after a heavy downpour and the driveway was flooded about 3-4 inches deep. we had to walk over the plant boxes in the welcome lobby and that was a bit annoying.

because of the rain as well, pool was murky. not entirely their fault. beach was a bummer. trash everywhere since the drainage from the street out in front where a whole lot of establishments are go into the beach/bay. the staff started cleaning the beach only at about 9 am while the neighboring resorts’ shores were already cleaned up.

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on our second night, we dined in the resort but it rained heavily again so we had to eat inside our room. room service was quick when we had it brought in but they waited for us to check-out the next day to get the plates and leftovers. nevertheless, the food was delicious. and i mean really delicious but pricey. the onion rings needed more crisp though. but i’m willing to let that pass.

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