Wild Orchid Beach Resort, Subic Bay, Philippines
Baloy Long Beach, Barrio Barretto, Olongapo City, Zambales Philippines
Tel: front desk (63) 47-223-1029 office (63) 47-223-8984 cellphone (63) 917-512-3029
Visited by Major Grubert
I recently wrote that one “also pays for the location where situated” when reporting about other hotels at the same location. I have to put this here into a clear perspective. Before starting: the Wild Orchid is not cheap, but nor are the other hotels situated on the same beach – however, the Wild Orchid is worth every penny, not only in direct comparison with other hotels named – I would never stay in any other hotel whilst visiting Subic.
I was there during the rainy season taking advantage of a special offer. I paid 9100 Pesos for three nights. Nevertheless, I still only saved very little, take a look at the prices on the homepage yourself.
Once again: if you stop in other hotels that more or less satisfy your needs, you will find that you won’t be paying much less for an inferior services.
Location: between the Blue Rock Resort and the Treasure Island. From the bar side of things, brilliant, however, the beach can be accessed only by a small road, past the pool, maybe about 50 metres. They also have rooms at ground level directly on the beach near the restaurant. Have not taken a look inside, I find these a bit too easy-going. I don’t like it when restaurant guests gape into the room...
My room’s furnishing: new, clean, best standard, small but coded safe. I managed to fit my large cams into the safe including the lenses; also my important documents, credit card and cash etc. The room was large enough (I am a bit demanding when it comes to room size). Lots of storage room.
The bathroom had lots of mirrors, everything new and in working condition. The shower (cabin with a sliding door) was very good, lots of water and also hot if required. Very good unobtrusive service but effective. There was absolutely no reason for complaint, in fact quite the opposite.
There is no lady-fee; guests are allowed to accompany without having to pay extra.
Free of charge W-LAN in all rooms. Large flat screen telly. Quiet air conditioning and easy to adjust. Extremely comfortable bed, bedclothes, towels etc. all new and very well looked after.
Can’t report on the breakfast or restaurant, didn’t try these. However, there is a room service.
The hotel has a lift (something unusual here).
Photos of my room, pool and facilities: