ACEA Subic Bay
- Room Type : Deluxe Sea View Room
- Stay Nights : 2 nights
- Stay Num : 3 people
"ACEA Subic Bay" was chosen because it is the best place to spend with children, because it was reasonable price. There are many famous islands in Japan such as Cebu Island in the Philippines, but there are many beautiful beaches that can be reached by car or taxi (without using airplane) from the inside of Luzon Island where the capital Manila is located. This time, I went to the place called "Subic" located 140 kilometers northwest of the center of Manila, about 2 hours 45 minutes by car, but it was originally a naval port, surrounded by the sea and the mountains It is the best place to spend. It was on the beach and the accommodation cost was affordable because it was affordable price of 40,000 yen for 2 nights 3 days a day (2 adults and 1 child, with breakfast), we decided on this hotel.
What is the exterior of the hotel? Check entrance and reception
Sign before the entrance
There are about 4 buildings in the premises, but all are 2 stories above the beach. Front and restaurant are gathered in one building, and overall it looks like a small village.
A way to enter the hotel premises and have a front desk.
There was a fountain in the roundabout before the entrance.
The main entrance seen from inside the hotel
It looks like the inside of the hotel was seen from the main entrance. There is a restaurant when you pass the lobby, and you can see the beach beyond. When entering the entrance the scenery seen through the glass was nice and it was an open space.
I entered the main entrance and there was a front desk on the right hand side.
In the lobby, there was also a server of water for guests to drink freely.
State of the lobby
State of the accommodation building
Accommodation building corridor
Deluxe Seaview Room Rooms?
Room entrance door
The room and furniture was a bit old and broken (where the faucet was rattled loose or disappeared) was a little disappointing, but as the beach spreads out in front of the room, changing clothes It was convenient and good to return for taking lunch (it is not necessary to go up any floor up by elevator).
The bed was very spacious and comfortable was also good. There were two beds, so we were able to move easily, so we were able to stick together, so even if we had children there was enough space.
There was a TV, a desk (dresser) and a chair in front of the bed.
Beaches and swimming pools in front of me, mountains and big boats on the other side of the beach, it was a very nice room. Not only from the room but also from the hotel restaurant you can enjoy a similar view and I thought the part of the room where the facilities are not so good is a resort facility that can fully cover these sceneries and beaches. Because there is an airport just beside, it was good that you can enjoy the powerful scenery of jumping off the side just after a big jet (military) just once in a few hours, and getting down.
There were only beaches and mountains in front of us, there were no buildings or buildings to block the sunset, and we could see a wonderful sunset everyday. Apart from restaurants, rooms and poolside there are places where the seats are installed, so that you can enjoy sunset while relaxing.
There was no bathtub in bathroom, it was only shower room, but usability was good with reasonable size. The equipment was also antique and fashionable, but somewhat old or maintenance is not perfect, the screws were loose or dislocated (I was able to fix it soon ...). There was a bathroom, a shower room on the left, a sink in the front and a toilet on the right.
There is a chair made of stone in the shower room and it is very convenient when entering the bath with a small child because it can hip.
The water pressure of the shower was neither too weak nor it was just right. The hot water was also warm and comfortable. However, there were incompleteness such as the shower holder is loose, not being fixed when hooked.
Amenity was prepared on the sink. There were toothbrush, tissue, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, only body soap was soap. If you are used to traveling, there may be no problem even if some amenities are missing, but in the case of your first overseas trip you may feel stress or anxiety.
Towels did not have hand towels and face towels to wash the body, only bath towels were.
There was also a hair dryer.
Closet and Safety Deposit Box
There was a closet on the right after entering the room.
When opening the door of the closet the electricity came to be turned on and it was easy to use. In the closet there was a hanger, a bathrobe and a safety deposit box.
There was a storage shelf under the safety box.
Safety boxes are of a type that sets 4 to 6 pin security codes, which are not explained in Japanese, but could be used without problems.
Inside the safety box
Mini bar / cafe
There was a cafe corner next to the desk. In the cafe corner there were electric kettles, cups, glasses, instant coffee and tea bags. In addition, we were able to receive free water for everyone in the morning.
There was a refrigerator under the cafe corner.
There was nothing in the refrigerator, it was convenient to cool fruits and drinks that we brought. Since snacks such as drinks and snacks are not prepared, it is necessary to prepare and bring in before checking in.
Restaurants and shops in the hotel
Because there is only one restaurant, all meals can be enjoyed at this restaurant.
There are plenty of seats in the restaurant.
Besides the sofa seat, there is also a terrace seat.
All meals were buffet style.
Guests can enjoy international cuisine including Philippine cuisine for lunch and Italian and Mongolian dishes for dinner.
Because it can be ordered also as an à la carte menu, it was a restaurant where people who do not need much amount can enjoy it enough.
Inside the store
Cooking received at the Morning Buffet
Philippine cuisine pinakubet (vegetable stewed dish)
Philippine cuisine chicken adobos
Scenery from restaurant
On the poolside there is a store that sells simple meals and drinks, and we also took out the towel free of charge here. Because the shops in the hotel are only here, there are no shops in the area around the hotel and within walking distance, so I thought that it would be good if the shops were a little more fulfilling. It may be better to bring necessary items from home in advance.
Facilities in the hotel
There was a pool in the facility, there was a pool of depth that can be enjoyed for adults and children. The watchdog is also resident and we are paying attention to those who are in danger of doing anything even a little, and it was a swimming pool that we can swim with peace of mind.
The pool was an infinity pool, there were plenty of people taking pictures at an angle together with the beach that spreads beyond the pool, and it was a very nice landscape pool.
There was also a playground equipped with children's play equipment, and it was such a pool that a wide age group can play for a long time.
In the evening the pool was lighted up and many people were swimming in the pool until around 7-8 PM. Because it was not being played big music, I was able to spend quietly in the evening.
The beach was spreading in front of the hotel. It is not a surprisingly transparent ocean because of the sea close to the industrial area, but it was a beach that was 2 meters below the transparency, good garbage, no waste of algae, less waves and less swimming.
The sandy beach is white, crabs, coral, stone and so on are falling, so small children have various discoveries, it was a beach that you can play with confidence without getting tired. Also, because Subic has a US Naval Base, tankers standing in front of the eyes and tankers anchored on the other side have created even more attractive scenery.
There was gym in hotel, too.
There was also a spacious playroom where children can play.
Air conditioning was effective in play room. It was a blessing to have facilities to let children play other than the pool and the beach.
There was also a trampoline in the playroom.
Hotel surroundings environment
When entering the resort area, you will be able to spend peacefully because you enter the inspection after being inspected by the security guard man. It was a good environment because it is not a place where many local jeepneys and general people enter, but the wealthy people and hotel guests pass. When you go by a short drive, you will find places to enjoy at nearby leisure facilities called Inflatable Island (14 kilometers from the hotel by car, around 30 minutes) and I think that it is a place where you can enjoy extraordinary life compared to the noisy city.
Staff & Customers
The staff was nice and smart and felt good. However, I got the impression that the operation did not go so well. The room cleaning is not easy, the telephone to the front desk is not accessible, the key card does not work, it can not be put in the room, the drink ordered does not come easily, but as I think it is quite easy It was feeling that it did not move. Especially it is not such a level that I get angry, but are they still new staff? I was able to spend without problems if I thought that waiting for correspondence. I can not communicate in Japanese, but there was not a problem in particular.
There were few couples, and there were many families with children from 3 years old to about elementary school students. It is a feeling that Filipino rich people and a Western family are few. Asia type such as China, South Korea, Japan, etc. was not seen so much, and triathlon race was held on the beach here from the next day, there was a little feeling of young sportsmen participating in the competition.
It is approximately three hours by car from Manila to Subic, from Japan to Manila Airport. Although a bit of access is a troublesome place, there are not many shops because there are airports and military facilities around the hotel, it is a perfect place to spend quietly and slowly. There was a mall and a shop at a distance of about 10 minutes if there was a car. Since there are no shops nearby, it is necessary to purchase necessary items before entering the resort to a certain extent. Unfortunately there are no shops within walking distance of shopping, so it is a bit inconvenient but this Subic is rather a better area to use the sea slowly than rather for shopping purposes.
Overall, there were places where various kinds of management were not fully adequate, but there was something to worry about, but there was a superb view spreading from the room and the restaurant, the location of the beach and the pool, the resort area not so crowded, the personality of the staff comprehensive It was nice to stay here because it was covered by. Especially for children, we did not do anything else on the day, it was a place we could enjoy enough with the beach, pool, play facilities etc etc. Also, a short drive from this hotel, Dinosaurand (the dinosaur theme park) is also available, which is also recommended as a place to enjoy North Manila. When coming from Japan, it is somewhat inconvenient because it can not get down directly to Clark airport. There is no plan to go to Cebu or Boracay Island, and those who seemed to want to go to the beach for a while when you came to Manila would definitely want you to experience the wonder of the Philippine Sea here in Subic I recommend this hotel, thinking.