Staying a night in Manila and then a night in Angeles on my way back from Palawan. My flight from Clark leaves at 11 so I didn't fancy getting up really early and catching a bus or expensive taxi from Manila, therefore i thought it would be best to stay overnight in Angeles which is right by the airport am I right?
Have been reccommended the Paco Park Oasis Hotel in Manila by my father (which is more than i wanted to pay but hotels seem expensive in Manila). Any thoughts on that?
What about a place in Angeles? Trying to keep under 1200pesos i guess, but any suggestions are welcome.
#1 furneburner has been a member since 5/9/2009. Posts: 180
#2 furneburner has been a member since 5/9/2009. Posts: 180
I usually stay in the Ermita area of Manila. You could stay in that area and take the "Fly the Bus" ride (provided by the Swagman Hotel) to Angeles if you want.
In the Ermita area you will find the Robinson Mall, restaurants, hotels in various price ranges, bars and even casinos.
Maybe the Stone House B&B at 1529 A. Mabini Street will do. Small air-con room with TV and private toilet starts at 1000 Pesos. Photos in link are for the Quezon place, the Mabini Street place is more basic. The Mabini location has dorms and fan rooms too.
Near this Stone House hotel is the Mabini Pension on 1337 A. Mabini. Avoid rooms on street side if you are going for a fan room - too noisy.
You can eat at the G Point Pub and Bar if you want:
In Angeles City on Fields Avenue you can use the America Hotel. There are cheaper places if you want fan only rooms. You can eat at the nearby Margarita Station if you want. The America is old, has a pool. Rooms have air and TV plus private toilet. (Google up Waynes Map of Angeles City if you want for more details.) Fields Avenue is the main drag that parallels the fence surrounding the airfield. Lots of bars, hotels, restaurants on Fields.
Many of the hotels raise their prices closer to Christmas.
Thanks for the help, but i ended up booking the Oasis Paco Park in Malate. My father used to stay there and it gets a pretty good right up.
As for Angeles, do you think it's fine just to rock up to the "entertainment area" and walk around for a room?
#5 furneburner has been a member since 5/9/2009. Posts: 180
I stayed in Angeles for a night last month at the Ponderosa hotel in Mountain view subd. www.ponderosa-angeles.com They have rooms from P980. The hotel is a bit dated but has a pool,a small nightclub and 24 hour restaurant. It is a 10 walk to Fields ave. You can walk or get a trike to Clark main gate and pick up a shuttle to DMIA terminal
To get to AC from Oasis take the van from the Swagman or the cheaper option just ride the LRT from UN ave to Edsa Taft and walk up to the Victory liner where you can pick up a bus to Dau,from there its a 10 minute ride to fields/mountain view
#6 gwapo has been a member since 4/6/2011. Posts: 49
If you're staying in Manila. I recommend visiting Ongpin Chinatown. It's near 168 mall which is a great place for shopping (extremely affordable stuff). [img]smileys/bigsmile.gif[/img] Of course, Chinatown is known for its chinese food goodness. When I'm in the area, I would always go for the awesome and tasty crispy froglegs at Estero. It is located just below the Ongpin Bridge. They serve real good authentic Chinese food.
Oh yea, btw, there's a good hotel near that area. The name of the hotel is Golden City Hotel. Whenever I go to Manila this year, I'd always stay there because of the clean rooms, great bed very comfortable and the best thing is they have free wifi. The best hotel in Ongpin. Great Budget Hotel!! Good Value for Money!! They also have a restaurant below. Its strange that I somehow find the taste similar to that of Estero. The place is also located near the LRT making it easier to travel around.
Just posted their website to make it easier for you.
Haven't been to Pampanga yet. Sorry.
#7 mnib has been a member since 27/7/2011. Posts: 1