I went to Cabanatuan City for a business meeting and was referred to Amada hotel. I booked in advance but decided to check other hotels when I got to the city. I first went to an old established hotel but got spooked when I went inside: old, gloomy and a bit expensive compared to its amenities.
I then went to another hotel with a resort sounding name and location, quite far and more ideal for families, a bit glad that no room was available. I finally proceeded to Amada hotel to check its facilities. The hotel is tucked away in the residential area, minutes away from the central business area. Traffic going to the hotel is also a bit slow and it would be hard to reach the hotel without a private vehicle.
But when I looked at the newly-built and well maintained building, friendly staff and very friendly rates I immediately checked-in. Best value for money with its free wifi, nice size of room and free breakfast. Free parking too, though the parking area is on the other side of the road, but still part of the hotel grounds.
I had dinner in the hotel because I didn't want to suffer the traffic again and got served a home-cooked meal, with generous portions at very affordable rates.
The hotel staff are too trusting with their guests. They did not ask for a room deposit and when i wanted to pay for my dinner in cash, they said they will just include it in my bill to be paid when i check-out
It seems Cabanatuan hotels are all located far from the National highway where all the convenient dining outlets are located.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amada Plaza Hotel is a small hotel with total of 18 rooms. Amada Plaza Hotel is located in Cabanatuan City Nueva Ecija Philippines. We're one of the cleanest and affordable hotels in Cabanatuan City. We offer high quality service and we value their in exchange of our service. Visit our hotel and experience warm hospitality and quality service. ... more less