The other week, the family went to Clark Pampanga to spend the weekend at Hotel Stotsenberg. Actually, I was there to do a "review." Now, now before you say anything, I'm not trying to be the next Cecille Van Straten here but I must admit that I got the inspiration (and courage) to do this by reading through her blog particularly those of her no holds barred review (or non-review) of hotels and her
obsession search for that "perfect" comfort room.
We checked in on a Saturday. The sun was high and mighty during that day but it was bearable compared to the intense heat Manila is experiencing lately.
Can you guess the first thing I did when we arrived? Yes, I whipped out my camera and went blogger mode. Enjoy the photo tour!
|Hotel Stotsenberg facade|
…and a very decent looking and clean bathroom! Not Chuvaness standard though but pretty decent enough for me. Well, I'm a guy you know. I don't need to live in a bathroom.
Now for the verdict:
I'm not really that picky when it comes to hotels or places that I sleep in. What's important for me are these necessities which makes a hotel a good one for me. At least for my standards. Here's the list:
1. Accommodating staffs
2. Clean and functional bathroom
3. Cable TV!!!
4. Strong internet/wifi connection
5. Good breakfast
All these were fortunately met by Hotel Stotsenberg's standards.
Now for the room pricing:
Php7,000 a night (smallest room) is kinda steep considering that you can get a decent or better hotel here in Manila at more or less half the price. But if we're to think of the competition Manila hotels has, Hotel Stotsenberg's rates are reasonable given that Clark does not have an overwhelming number of hotel establishments. And oh, if you'll get lucky at the Casablanca Casino, I don't think that money will be an issue. Plus points for me was the silence of the place (not the eerie kind) which Manila only experiences during the deadest hours of the night.
I'll definitely be going back and hopefully this time, I'll get to sleep at the Presidential Suite (or take a peek at least).
For more information visit www.hotelstotsenberg.net