The Taal volcano eruption sure put a damper on my travel plans. So I get online to see what hotels are available the next few days. This place was clean, nice, affordable, and close to the airport.
Because of my travel mishaps, I tried to check in way earlier than the usual check in time. But luckily, they had a room available for me, so I was able to rest. I was exhausted, so I'm SO grateful they let me check in early.
The room was beautiful, spacious, comfortable, and quiet (with the exception of hearing dogs barking, cats fighting, and roosters crowing, but that was in the early morning hours, and further away.) There is a fridge and safe. Love to keep those bottled waters cold!
The courtyard as you enter has a bar/club, karaoke place you can rent a singing room for 220P/hour, or get a Thai massage.
These businesses added to the atmosphere of the hotel, I I really didn't think the music from the club was that loud at all.
The pool is lovely, but you can ask anyone for pool towels and they'll bring them out to you.
I LOVED the gym! And it's not one of this cheesy gyms most hotels have, this one is actually for people who workout! It has a punching bag, speed punching bag, free weights, cardio machines, weight machines, etc.
The restaurant adjoining has breakfast every morning, and you can eat throughout the day. It's good food, but never crowded.
Getting around was fine. I'd hail a tricycle just like a cab, and a ride anywhere should cost you $1-3. Make sure you negotiate ahead of time.
I booked a day tour on here (trip advisor) and because it's a well known hotel close to the airport, transportation was not a problem.
I scheduled a van to the airport (complimentary), early morning, and as I checked out, the front desk person said with a big smile as I came down in the door, "We packed a breakfast for you!" WOW!! That was nice, and totally made my morning as I set out to attempt to fly out again for the 3rd time. It was a yummy scrambled egg sandwich on white (but tasted more like a sliced King's Hawaiian white.)
The location, atmosphere, friendly staff, and beautiful rooms and facilities are why this hotel is so great. I'd definitely stay here again!!