Probably the best hotel in Laoag despite there being criticisms in trip advisor. I stayed here just one night and enjoyed my stay.
Booked via Trip Advisor - deluxe room. Arrived at the hotel about 3pm. Bellman was present to take the baggage and I proceeded to reception for check in. Receptionist was very friendly - and helpful. Nicely deigned lobby with local photographs on display / for sale. The grounds are very nice and well looked after. The hotel attracts a lot of Chinese guests given Laoag has direct flights with China and this hotel has its own casino. There is some criticism on TA of washing on the room balconies which look unsightly. This goes with the clientele / the culture.
Had dinner in the bar - quite reasonable.
Nice grounds to walk around but the sea is stills very long walk from the main buildings of the hotel. The pool etc are not very much used - I believe the casino and massage are the most used facilities in the hotel.
On the whole, I had a nice stay here which was very enjoyable. If I were here for any length of time I may get bored given the hotels isolation and my lack of interest in the casino - it's primary attraction. Notwithstanding it's a nice hotel with good decor. Air conditioning and wifi all work very well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The only Deluxe Resort Hotel in Northern Philippines sprawling over 105 hectares of land amidst gentle sand dunes & pine forest with a two kilometer sandy beach facing the South China Sea. Equipped with 290 well appointed rooms with private balconies offering sceneries of the sea and landscape gardens. It is a complete service complex Resort Hotel through a long list of activities from water sports like jet skiing,kayak and canoe, to hot air balloon, archery,shooting, horseback riding,all-terrain vehicle rides through the sandy dunes of the resort or for a more extreme fun and adventure you may try our 4x4 ride and sand boarding. A driving range and putting green on the resort grounds also ensures that avid golfers get some practice time. It’s just a ten minute drive to the Laoag International Airport and fifteen-minute drive to the City proper. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fort Ilocandia Hotel Laoag
- Fort Ilocandia Resort