As I’ve shared in my previous post, for our 4D/3N stay in Olongapo we stayed at Subic Residencias. The initial plan was to stay within the SBMA area but that would be costlier and will be a bit far from the malls. It was E who found Subic Residencias through Trip Advisor and he shared with me that it has a good price within my set budget. I trusted his judgement and we booked a room for 4d/3n.
When we arrived in the Olongapo terminal of Victory, we just rode a tryke and after 5 minutes we arrived there at Subic Residencias.
My first impression is that it has a convenient location, very much near the fast food restos and walking distance to SM as well as the bridge that leads to SBMA proper. This is very good because in our set-up they need to buy food per meal while I was out. Open entering the place, we were warmly welcomed and were assisted to our room. The room at the price of Php 2,100 per night was good! It was very spacious and even had a mini-ref (a must for us because I need it to store Bunny’s breastmilk). Aside from that, they also have a clean bathroom which is a must for me – but the shower sometimes the hot & cold shower was faulty (not hot showers at times).
The staff were very accommodating especially their guard! He would give Bunny one of the displayed ball like ornaments so she can play at the lobby while we were waiting for her dad or while they were waiting for me to come back from the summit. Getting a taxi is also easy, you can either walk near the exit to SBMA or you can ask the staff to call one for you – just be ready though because per ride to SBMA can cost you P150 to Php 200.
The hotel however can further develop their services – I highly suggest that they also offer breakfast. Even if we were near fast food restos, it is more convenient to have free breakfast tucked in the fee. I hope they can also offer guests additional services like transfers or they can offer as well tours within Subic.
Overall though, I give them a 4 out of 5 for service, location, and staff!