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The Lighthouse Marina Resort
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

I wrote a bad review of this hotel last time we visited a couple of years ago but they have improved no end. Gone was the rude receptionist and the general inefficiencies and "in" was politeness and the "can we do more to help you" approach.

Its now back in its rightful position as the top Resort Hotel in the Subic Bay Freeport area and we really enjoyed our three day stay there this Christmas/ New Year.

No complaints at all - our Aqua Suite was great - OK - it was a bit noisy at night as it overlooked the bar area but that is a hazard of the trade in a Resort hotel. If peace and quiet are what you want - seek a room at the back of the hotel.

That's about it. I have no problem recommending this place - good rooms, good restaurant and a nice little pub/bar and staff - what more could we have asked for apart from, perhaps, a little more quiet at night time.

  • Stayed: December 2017, traveled with family
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Thank Johnindee
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

Good location close to beach. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Nice room with veranda, bed very comfortable. Food very good and service the absolute best. Buffet breakfast not big selection, but good, varied every day (bacon upon request). Nice view of bay, but view of shoreline obstructed by trees (don't chop them down). Business center no more. Could hear Pier One (quite a distance away) loud live bands up until 4:00 am in the morning, must be unbearable for closer hotels. Most enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed: December 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bruce T
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Reviewed December 28, 2017

Had 2 rooms for a family outing which included a daughter in a wheelchair. Found the accommodations excellent and in great shape, unlike some places in the Philippines. The staff could not have been better or nicer. The food was OK. Location is excellent on the north end of the walkway along the beach, so cruising for restaurants was easy and fun. Having looked at a number of accommodations while in Subic Bay, I think we may have chose the best.

Room Tip: We got first floor rooms which were easiest for a wheelchair.
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  • Stayed: December 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

We love the lighthouse, our room is facing the water and the room is clean and modern. Very polite staff and I enjoy the night cap snacks that they bring to your room with hot beverage of your choice. Decent size of pool and it was nice to just relax and enjoy. Beach is not the greatest, it needs to be cleaned up but you can go sailing..

The buffet breakfast is good, I love their version of Kare- Kare and their pastries.

  • Stayed: April 2017, traveled with family
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Thank Chiegel
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Reviewed November 1, 2017

The Lighthouse Marina Resort may be considered one of the best in SBMA.

Lighthouse is located at a seemingly dead end road, which is awesome because it is quiet and peaceful. Along a row of beach front resorts, Lighthouse is at the far most area of the shore.

The room that we got was very nice. It was clean and modern. The view wasnt the best because it was facing the side of the resort. Basically I could see the fencing and the dirty area of the resort. So I didnt spend much time admiring the view.
Our room's bathroom has a huge glass wall giving you a good view of the bedroom. But there is always the blinds that you can put down if you're feeling not so adventurous. Our little child enjoyed the tub so much and the best thing is we can view him from the bed while he's bathing.

The swimming pool is also very nice. There is a kiddie pool. Food can be served poolside, beach is very accessible but isnt really good for swimming. Lighthouse offers sailing activities. Honestly, the beach along that shoreline is not the best of Subic.

Guest services is very important to me. Lighthouse offers okay guest services. Prompt, polite, personalized. It can be warmer though.

Food is where lighthouse shines. Halo Halo Turon is their stylized version of the Filipino dessert - in turon form, ala mode.
Food prices in the restaurant is reasonable for a hotel of this caliber.
The breakfast buffet can still improve and offer a more diverse continental menu.

  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled with family
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Thank franzgrimperial
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Address: Moonbay Marina Complex, Water Front Road | Waterfront Road, CBD, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Luzon, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Central Luzon Region > Bataan Province > Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Price Range: ₱6,488 - ₱9,000 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lighthouse Marina Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The most lavish and magnificent Subic Bay experience. Like a beacon that steers boats to shore, this magnificent establishment on the Subic waterfront can serve as a venue that beckons travelers seeking world-class comfort. Our Commitment: Lighthouse is committed to creating value and improving guests' experience. We have this genuine interest in our guests' evolving needs, thus we invest in our infrastructure and our people as we strive to provide a compelling guest experience. Our company was built on serving and satisfying guests and meeting if not surpassing our guests' needs is always our No. 1 priority. The Location: The Lighthouse Marina Resort is a three-floor, 34-room boutique hotel capped by a lighthouse. The hotel is sleek and ultra-modern in its Palafox-designed architecture. Done in almost austere Italianate architectonics with its elegantly simplistic hotel façade, the hotel's main building provides a perfect compliment to the 20 meter light tower done in surprising detail very faithful to naval architecture specifications. Its exclusive location hidden in the midst of the busy Waterfront Road makes it the ultimate haven of retreat. The Lighthouse was established in 2007 to provide transient residence to executives of business locators of the Subic free port zone and for tourists who frequent the port more for its sailing and eco‐tourism than its business. Ease of Travel: Proximity and ease of travel are always a concern for many people who are trying to escape the hustle and bustle of life in the metropolis. Just less than a year ago, Subic was a grueling three to four hour drive from the city capital. Today, all roads lead to a tranquil location, a journey of heightened leisure, traversing through a scenic paved ultra majestic highway newly built to serve as the main vein of the Manila-Subic connection, the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway. For a relaxing and inexpensive travel, the flicker of light at the Lighthouse Marina Resort just got brighter. A perfect vacation haven away from home just got closer. Its exclusive location hidden in the midst of the busy Waterfront Road makes it the ideal chill out place within the shorelines of Subic Bay. ... more   less 
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