The Oxford has become a home away from home for me since 2010 when I first started visiting the Philippines. While it was never a 5-star property and frequently had problems with the air conditioning system and hot water, it was always safe, comfortable, and accommodating.
So I am sad to report that it is deteriorating to the point where I have decided not to return on future trips. During two recent stays, I found cockroaches in the rooms. During my last stay, the hot water heater in the bathroom required service, so I was moved to a different room. When I tested the hot water in the new room, it was not working, either. That was quickly remedied by maintenance personnel. However, both rooms showed wear and tear, some due to water dripping from the air conditioning units and some due to aging.
Overall, I have enjoyed my stays at the Oxford and appreciated the friendliness of the employees. But it is showing its age and it is time to find a different venue.More
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