Rivermount is located 10km away from Laoag, right beside a river as the name suggests. It's a fairly new hotel that looks great and feels quite upscale.
Their rooms are very spacious, and you can get a beautiful view of the river from your balcony. It has most basic needs covered - cable TV, hot and cold shower, and bidet. The WiFi connectivity could be improved though, as the signal was erratic inside my room.
Rivermount also features an infinity pool overlooking the river, a spacious restaurant, along with a bar and coffee shop. Speaking of the restaurant, their food is delicious and serving time is quick. I particularly liked the beef tapa and authentic Ilocano longganisa. This is very forunate since there aren't any restaurants nearby.
The location might put off some people as it's not easily accesible without a car, but its remote location is also its strong suit as you can escape the crowds of Laoag for some peace and quiet. 10 km might sound far, but since traffic is very light, it only takes 10-15 minutes to go back to the town proper.
Starting at P3,600/night, the accomodations aren't exactly affordable, but you can get cheaper deals from online bookings. It's all worth it as you'll have a pleasant stay and will be taken care of by their hospitable staff.
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