Subic has always been part of every Filipino traveller’s bucket list. It’s also a great destination for foreigners who want to see the kind of quick getaways the Philippines has to offer. The question is, where should you choose to dwell in such a city? You’ll discover that the best of Subic comes with its best accommodations and highest level of hospitality, all found in Best Western Plus Hotel Subic.
This is a hotel that seamlessly blends traditional Filipino hospitality with modern conveniences, as seen in their luxurious rooms, amenities, cuisine, and recreational areas. Witnessing their world-class service for ourselves, from the warm welcome at the lobby, on-time room service, culinary delights, to the homey yet lavish ambience, we were relieved to know that Subic has a new hotel that the city and even the entire country can be proud of. It is the first ever internationally-branded hotel in Subic, and the best place to find tranquillity after a whole day of exploring Subic’s main attractions such as Ocean Park, Zoobic, and Barretto. Read our full Best Western Plus Hotel Subic hotel review to learn more about this top-notch hotel near Subic Bay.
Budget-friendly with complete amenities, we found their Junior Deluxe room to be the perfect option for travellers who are always out and about. If you need a simple yet elegant room to come back to at the end of an eventful day, this is it. The room already comes with a queen-sized bed, mini bar, cable plasma TV, and a 40-inch work desk. We appreciated how this room melds comfort and functionality, given its size and considering the affordable rate. It’s quite practical!Check Availability
Exploring Subic with family or friends? To maximise your bonding time, you can book the Deluxe Twin room. This room was designed for groups of individuals to have a fun and intimate stay where they have just the right space and big beds for interaction all day and night. We found the two queen-sized beds to be the best thing about this room. Your group can easily drown in the soft and cosy sheets after a tiring day. They also have universal electrical outlets, and USB ports to surround your room with music to entertain or soothe your mind and spirit.
What we liked about the yellow lamp-lit Deluxe Double room was how homey it felt with a king-sized bed suitable for travelling couples or pairs. Some of these rooms can also be converted into private spaces together with the Deluxe Queen Rooms. If you’re planning to stay in Subic for a while, you don’t have to worry about clean clothes. This room comes with laundry service for your utmost convenience. Speaking of clothes, the room provides bathrobes and slippers at your disposal. It saves you the hassle of bringing your own and making your luggage bulkier.Check Availability
The Executive Suite is elegance elevated. This spacious accommodation features a king-sized bed and a fully furnished sofa lounge. We immediately felt at home here, and we took our time enjoying the plush sofa while watching what was on the 42” HD Samsung TV. The bathroom also has a bathtub, a glass wall and divider that amped the room’s overall sophistication. With its intimate setting, this suite is great for couples on a special holiday.
Want to see Subic without stepping out of the hotel? Best Western Plus Hotel’s Family Suite will give you a beautiful view of Subic Bay and the city via the room’s veranda. A view like this is what you need for those long conversations that last until the city nightlights come alive. Whether you’re with friends or family, this room goes the extra mile to meet your bonding session needs. It has one king-sized bed and one queen-sized bed that can sleep four people. If you’re bringing your kids, they’ll surely love getting lost in the fluffy comforters and pillows!Check Availability
When you want to feel like a VIP, this room will fulfil your every wish. From its coffee/tea making facility, vanity magnifying mirror, flat screen television, two bedrooms, separate living room, to the dining area, each aspect of this suite exudes world-class quality. Aside from the fully equipped kitchen that allows you to cook for your own guests, our favourite was the view from the balcony. Similar to the Family Suite, you’ll get a view of Subic Bay from here, but with an added bird’s eye view of the blue sea. It has two king sized beds for you to relax and unwind. But hey if that isn’t enough, use the jacuzzi!
Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, it did. The Presidential Suite III has all the aspects that the previous rooms had, with added personalised service. If you book this room, you’ll get room and dining attendants to arrange your own customised dining experience. We tried this and dined in one of the three balconies of the suite overlooking Subic Bay, the ocean, and mountains. The view was breathtaking and the service went beyond our expectations. To think we enjoyed the scenery while we chowed down to delicious food! To top it off, the room has separate bedrooms, both having two king-sized beds — all of these changing the game of what luxury and comfort truly mean.Check Availability
You’ll enjoy Sky Oasis Pool, located on the rooftop, best during the late afternoon because it’ll give you a stunning sunset view of Subic Bay and the mountains. Waiting for the sun to come down while taking a dip in the refreshing water of the pool is a simple yet therapeutic way to unwind. The rooftop also has a pool bar called High Tide where you can order cocktails and other beverages, adding to the laid-back atmosphere of the whole deck. Here, you literally taste and see the good life.
Warm your body up in their Fitness Gym for the Subic adventure you’re about to have! The gym has top-of-the-line equipment that will strengthen your muscles and improve your stamina. Not only that, you once again get to enjoy a view of the ocean from this fitness centre. Imagine running on the treadmill while gazing out into the deep blue sea. Wouldn’t that be a unique opportunity?
Whether you’re in the mood for clams, pizza, burgers, chicken, wine, or cocktails, Spencer’s Gastro Pub will let you taste food and beverages of world-class quality. While you wine and dine with your loved ones, you also get to watch and listen to a live band. Plus, they offer room service in case you don’t feel like staying at the restaurant. The best part is, their delivery is always on time.
Just because you’re working doesn’t mean the atmosphere has to be so stiff. When you’re in Subic for business, feel free to book Best Western Plus Hotel’s Premier rooms for meetings and events. Each venue is spacious, clean, air-conditioned, and well lit. Premier 1 and Premier 3 can accommodate up to 70 guests each while the 116.2 sqm Premier 2 can accommodate up to 100 guests. Should you wish it, you may book all three for grand events like weddings and birthdays. Get everyone together, because here, everyone fits in.
Yes, this hotel doesn’t only have WiFi in their private rooms, but also its public and open spaces. That way, it’s easier for you to connect with friends, and share the comfort and elegance of Best Western Plus on social media.
Their rooms all have self-illuminated clocks which make it easier for guests to check the time even in the dark. As travellers, we found this to be very useful. We always need to keep track of the time in case we need to wake up early in the morning when the sun is barely out, for scheduled tours, reservations, or other activities.
Best Western Plus is the newest hotel to be built at the heart of Subic Bay Freeport Zone. Despite the fact that it’s an internationally-branded hotel, they live by the philosophy of Filipino hospitality and are very competitive when it comes to providing the highest level of comfort to their guests. They make everyone’s comfort and convenience their personal goal, and we definitely felt its benefits.
Coming from Metro Manila, you can easily take a bus going to Subic. Ride a Victory Liner bus from your area of origin. The Victory Liner Bus Terminal in Manila is at Espana corner Galicia. Makati’s terminal is behind Uniwide Sales at EDSA, the Paranaque/Pasay terminal is right beside M. dela Cruz along EDSA, and Quezon City’s Victory Liner terminal is right beside the EDSA overpass. The travel time to Subic is approximately three hours.
When you get to the Subic Bus Terminal, take a trike or cab to Best Western Plus Hotel. Head south to Olongapo-Bugallon Road towards Subic Savers Market and continue along this path until you can turn right onto Dewey Avenue. The hotel will be on your left. It’ll take you 25-30 minutes to get there.
Best Western Plus Hotel Subic is strategically located near Subic’s main attractions. These include Ocean Adventure, Tree Top Adventure, Zoobic Safari and Jungle Survival Camp. If you’re travelling with children or a group of friends, then you can not leave Subic without visiting these outdoor parks. They have everything from featuring white tigers, interaction with dolphins and sea lions, to zip lining, obstacle courses and boot camps. You’ll see a lot, and you’ll learn a lot. Plus, you get to contribute to local tourism!
If you’re more into shopping, the hotel is also near Royal Duty Free and Barretto. The duty-free outlet is only 12 minutes away from the hotel via vehicle. Barretto, on the other hand, is only a 10-minute drive. This is convenient because you’ll want to walk around and go on a food trip once you reach its busy streets.
There is also the rise of the new Subic Bay Freeport golf course to look forward to. They expect an 18-hole golf course and clubhouse to be built in a 120-hectare area by 2019.
As you can see, there are so many exciting things to do in Subic. With a great accommodation like Best Western Plus Hotel, you’re surely in for a memorable vacation!