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#26 ONLINE   Bostin

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 04:17 PM

I might be stating the obvious, but you are aware that the Subic Waterfront isn't 'local' to Barretto, but rather on SBMA?
If you're planning on spending time bar hopping and sampling the delights you might want to rethink your hotel choice.

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 04:32 PM

I might be stating the obvious, but you are aware that the Subic Waterfront isn't 'local' to Barretto, but rather on SBMA?
If you're planning on spending time bar hopping and sampling the delights you might want to rethink your hotel choice.

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It is not exactly obvious to me as this is my "cherry trip" but it is nearer than TI, looking on the map itdoes not appear to be too far from Barreto?



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Posted 02 April 2017 - 04:40 PM

You'll need transport to and from each time, unless you really enjoy a good long walk. Many of the other hotels are just a few steps from the bars.


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 05:22 PM

TI is a 10 to 15 minute walk or a few minutes in a trike. If you're out at the Waterfront you'll need transport (and I think a taxi will come to 400 each way if you can find one). Someone local will be able to confirm, but I don't think trikes are allowed in the SBMA area where the hotel is.

Another factor might be that in July it'll rain (rainy season) so being closer to the action has added benefit.

Places to look at:
Mangrove
Arizona
Mango
(Blue Rock is being boycotted by some members - different story)
If you've specific concerns about staying at TI it might be worth dropping a message to Subic on this board as I believe his connected to the hotel and he might be able to reassure you.

If you give us an idea of budget and what you'd like (beach, pool, balcony etc...) I'm sure you'll get lots of suggestions.
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Posted 02 April 2017 - 05:59 PM

You'll need transport to and from each time, unless you really enjoy a good long walk. Many of the other hotels are just a few steps from the bars.

After the advice offered I am now thinking Arizona, whats your thoughts? Any experience?

TI is a 10 to 15 minute walk or a few minutes in a trike. If you're out at the Waterfront you'll need transport (and I think a taxi will come to 400 each way if you can find one). Someone local will be able to confirm, but I don't think trikes are allowed in the SBMA area where the hotel is.

Another factor might be that in July it'll rain (rainy season) so being closer to the action has added benefit.

Places to look at:
Mangrove
Arizona
Mango
(Blue Rock is being boycotted by some members - different story)
If you've specific concerns about staying at TI it might be worth dropping a message to Subic on this board as I believe his connected to the hotel and he might be able to reassure you.

If you give us an idea of budget and what you'd like (beach, pool, balcony etc...) I'm sure you'll get lots of suggestions.

I am just in PI to monger this "taster" trip, so being close to the action within walking distance is preferable I am looking at a "standard room" at Arizona, any experience or any thoughts?



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Posted 02 April 2017 - 06:16 PM

After the advice offered I am now thinking Arizona, whats your thoughts? Any experience?

I am just in PI to monger this "taster" trip, so being close to the action within walking distance is preferable I am looking at a "standard room" at Arizona, any experience or any thoughts?

 

Good restaurant, place is right on the Beach, good location, a slight walk to the nearest bar with girls that isn't their own in hotel bar.  No first hand experience on staying there, but their low priced rooms looked small to me, however the expensive rooms seemed nice.

 

If you're looking at a map, any hotel west of about Samar st, and east of the entrance to baloy beach will put you right on the doorstep of most of the bars. Of course some people don't need to be that close, just one consideration.


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 06:37 PM

Good restaurant, place is right on the Beach, good location, a slight walk to the nearest bar with girls that isn't their own in hotel bar.  No first hand experience on staying there, but their low priced rooms looked small to me, however the expensive rooms seemed nice.

 

If you're looking at a map, any hotel east of about Samar st, and west of the entrance to baloy beach will put you right on the doorstep of most of the bars. Of course some people don't need to be that close, just one consideration.

Budget is a consideration for this" taster" trip if I was staying more than 3 nights the size of the room would be more important. Thanks for your input it is appreciated.



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Posted 02 April 2017 - 07:02 PM

I've stayed at the budget room at the Pub hotel. Small, but new and had everything I needed, windowed room, but no beach view or pool which is important to some people, not me. No elevator either which might matter. Full sized new CR though, not just a tiny one like some places.  Was very quiet in their new section as those rooms don't face the street. 1000 weekly, or it's usually 1200 per night at Agoda, etc.  Across the street from Office and FlashRat, almost next door to Catwalk and another bar.

 



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Posted 02 April 2017 - 08:42 PM

If you're in a hotel in Barretto everything is a 5 to 10 minute walk, and there are plenty of trikes.
The Arizona is at one end of the stripe so to speak and the turning to Baloy Beach Road is in effect the other end.

I've stayed at the Mangrove on Baloy Beach Road, although it's not really 'budget'. I could walk to the Arizona in 10 minutes, or Midnight Rambler in a few minutes.

Stayed at the Arizona a few years ago, although not sure what it's like now.

Book one night, and if you don't like move somewhere else. In July I doubt you'll have problems finding a place and being on the ground with hard cash you might even be able to get a good deal.
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Posted 02 April 2017 - 09:33 PM

If you're in a hotel in Barretto everything is a 5 to 10 minute walk, and there are plenty of trikes.
The Arizona is at one end of the stripe so to speak and the turning to Baloy Beach Road is in effect the other end.

I've stayed at the Mangrove on Baloy Beach Road, although it's not really 'budget'. I could walk to the Arizona in 10 minutes, or Midnight Rambler in a few minutes.

Stayed at the Arizona a few years ago, although not sure what it's like now.

Book one night, and if you don't like move somewhere else. In July I doubt you'll have problems finding a place and being on the ground with hard cash you might even be able to get a good deal.

I have to be honest, you are starting to confuse me, looking at maps I cannot see a lot of difference between the distance of Waterfront and Mangrove to the "action area" compared to Arizona and as long as the room is clean,the shower and toilet work, I am only using it to sleep and "shag". I repeat this is 3 days as a "taster" for Subic with 3 days in AC. I am no novice to mongering in SEA and consider myself a bit of a veteran in LOS.



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Posted 02 April 2017 - 10:13 PM

I have tried about 4 times to make a reservation at Arizona but just get bounce back each time with no explanation, maybe I cannot read the captcha code correctly?



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Posted 02 April 2017 - 10:19 PM

Just realise the acknowledgement appears at the top when you complete the reservation not at the last entry point. 



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Posted 02 April 2017 - 10:19 PM

It's a big difference, especially in wet season. The walk from Arizona to any of the bars is ok, but from Baloy Beach, or on over the hill, where Waterfront is, long and not fun. Better to have transport.



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Posted 02 April 2017 - 10:20 PM

You would be well advised to consider a hotel along the main strip on the highway in baretto.
Baloy beach is OK but a bit more of a walk or trike journey when going to the bars, trust me in the heat you notice it.
The pub, paradise, icove, bella Monte (check reviews), dennito, Arizona, anbon and a few more. Not all appear on Agoda and other booking sites.
The bar area spreads from Arizona all the way up to baloy beach rd, easily walkable but staying within that area makes it doable and more foot friendly.
Waynesacmap (google) do a barrio baretto version and clearly show all the bars and the nearby hotels.
Waterfront may not be necessarily geographically further but more awkward to get to and from.
Most of the info and advice you're getting on here is sound and sensible.

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 11:58 PM

...wonder if this is helping OP?

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 12:48 AM

I would think that this is a help to the OP. If not, it will help dozens of others. I'd bet that there are 50 or more lurkers for every poster. This board is a great resource for those guys too. Some will read a board for months waiting for someone else to ask "their" question.

Then, of course, there is always "that guy" who will ask a question before reading the first thread. LOL
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Posted 03 April 2017 - 08:31 AM

...wonder if this is helping OP?

Yes, all of your posts are helping folks.

 

And it's much appreciated.

 

What I failed to take note of, is that I'm arriving during the start of Semana Santa so rooms are less available.

 

As I noted, this is my cherry trip to Barrio B. and Subic and even though I'm reading up, I still don't know much.

 

You're posts help.

 

I've bought the plane ticket. I'll be landing next week.


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 11:51 AM

Yes, all of your posts are helping folks.

 

And it's much appreciated.

 

What I failed to take note of, is that I'm arriving during the start of Semana Santa so rooms are less available.

 

As I noted, this is my cherry trip to Barrio B. and Subic and even though I'm reading up, I still don't know much.

 

You're posts help.

 

I've bought the plane ticket. I'll be landing next week.

Hi More, I have also found most posts helpful although I did start to get a bit confused at times. I am there early July so it would be great if you could do a TR, any information would be gratefully recieved ( I follow this topic).



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Posted 03 April 2017 - 12:37 PM

I'm familiar with AC, but have never been to Subic.

Internet searches not helping.

A guest friendly hotel and I usually like to pay 20, 30, t0 40 USD.

Thanks folks.


I'd have to check our availability, but Mangos has rooms from 1500 to 4500 pesos. And everything in between. We're on the beach between iCove and Palm Tree,on the Strip. Full service restaurant, open 24/7, nightclub on the premises, if you're in to sports, we have it all. You can walk to the bars. No trikes needed.
Drop me a line at mangossubic@gmail.com.
I'll check room availability in the AM when I go in.
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Posted 03 April 2017 - 03:27 PM

I'd have to check our availability, but Mangos has rooms from 1500 to 4500 pesos. And everything in between. We're on the beach between iCove and Palm Tree,on the Strip. Full service restaurant, open 24/7, nightclub on the premises, if you're in to sports, we have it all. You can walk to the bars. No trikes needed.
Drop me a line at mangossubic@gmail.com.
I'll check room availability in the AM when I go in.
WW



To the OP,

To me, for your first time, this is a central location.

Looking out the front, the Arizona is about 10-15 min walk to your right. Baloy Beach to your left - about a min walk to the dirt road entrance. Ss others have said, consider taking a trike. Roads pretty rough...

If Mango's doesn't have everything you need, or if you just want to peruse other spots, there's plenty across the street.

Good luck on where you choose but this is where I stayed...

Have a great time.
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Posted 04 April 2017 - 12:51 AM

Oh, and for transportation, it's easy. Just email your specifics on arrival, whether you want to be picked up at the airport or a hotel, and we can have a nice new aircon van pick you up and bring you door-to-door.

 Hassle free.

 

 Room pics and more at mangossubic.com


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 05:02 AM

Arizona did do airport pick-ups, not sure if they still do. Case of emailing or calling them and asking.

I use Beeway from NAIA to Baloy Beach at PHP4,500 all in.
I know there are cheaper options, but I can't be bothered with the fuss; coming of a long haul flight, carrying dive kit - K.I.S.S.

 

I second the advice on Beeway and think they are excellent.  Most hotels use vans that are very uncomfortable in many cases.  Some have hard seats unlike the soft backseat of a nice Beeway car.  Beeway Travel is very reliable and the way to go and used by most of the people I know.  You can google them they have a good website and reply promptly.  Managers name is Anna and they will provide you the drivers number and theirs as well.  I like to call when I am walking out of immigration or just before it if the lines are small and have the driver in the vehicle to meet me at the door so you don't have to find some guy with a stupid sign with your name on it then have him tell you to wait in the heat on the sidewalk while he goes and gets a vehicle in a remote parking area and get in a long line to drive in there.  



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Posted 04 April 2017 - 07:02 AM

Yes, all of your posts are helping folks.

And it's much appreciated.

What I failed to take note of, is that I'm arriving during the start of Semana Santa so rooms are less available.

As I noted, this is my cherry trip to Barrio B. and Subic and even though I'm reading up, I still don't know much.

You're posts help.

I've bought the plane ticket. I'll be landing next week.


Stay on the main strip, keep reading the board for tips, enjoy the bars everybody buys a few too many lady drinks to begin with its culture shock n just plain old having fun.
Read up about keeping your shit safe, the bar areas both in Subic and ac are generally safe if you don't do stupid shit.
Try not to get too rat faced drunk and the usual advice about not falling in love etc etc. Don't wife up on a first trip it takes a lot of discipline to walk away when the time comes, if you haven't already make a fake fb account to keep this life and work n family life separate.
Good luck have a good time.
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Posted 04 April 2017 - 10:09 AM

Hi More, I have also found most posts helpful although I did start to get a bit confused at times. I am there early July so it would be great if you could do a TR, any information would be gratefully recieved ( I follow this topic).

Sure, 

 

Will do.



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Posted 04 April 2017 - 10:10 AM

I'd have to check our availability, but Mangos has rooms from 1500 to 4500 pesos. And everything in between. We're on the beach between iCove and Palm Tree,on the Strip. Full service restaurant, open 24/7, nightclub on the premises, if you're in to sports, we have it all. You can walk to the bars. No trikes needed.
Drop me a line at mangossubic@gmail.com.
I'll check room availability in the AM when I go in.
WW

Thanks, Willie.

 

I'll pop in for drink and check out rooms also.

 

Cheers. 







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