Review: Subic International Hotel, Olongapo City

As one of the cheaper options inside Subic's Freeport Zone, Subic International Hotel was our choice for a quick overnight stay.

Here's a half-review, if you will, because it was a very short stay - arriving late in the evening and taking off before lunch time the next day.


We got the Superior Delta Room, which fit 4 adults and 2 kids comfortably.

The room was spacious and carpeted. Two queen beds provided enough room for our party, with remaining floor space that can still fit an extra mattress.

It had the basics: cable TV, mini ref, coffee/tea corner and a desk. I believe I also saw a safety box inside the closet. A window overlooked the parking lot, which was almost empty.

The bathroom was also big. It had a bath tub, complete toiletries and a hair dryer. Nice terry cloth bedroom slippers are provided - not the cheap paper towel-thin ones.

I'm glad to say that we didn't encounter any issues with anything throughout our stay. Though, I'd have to point out that the place has seen better days.

Some fixtures inside the room needs updating. The television, for example, can be updated to a larger, LCD type. Also, the AC kind of made a buzzing sound, which might be an issue to light sleepers.

There's an overall old smell and I'd particularly warn the kids not to roll around the carpet for hygienic reasons. Other than that, the room serves its purpose of keeping us sheltered for the night.


When we arrived late, there was a lone security guard who directed us to the front desk. The parking lot was well-lit, but the way there was a bit dodgy.

Subic International Hotel is located a few streets off the main hotel strip along the boardwalk. The nearest commercial food joint is a few blocks away. I won't recommend staying out late if you don't have a vehicle.


The place was much brighter come daytime. Our room came with breakfast - a choice of ala carte Silog meals with a hot drink - served at the cafe right by the main entrance.

Their menu was slim, with only a couple of items in their refrigerated display shelf. But, they did give the kids a complimentary oatmeal cookie each!

I got the popular tapsi, and it came with double eggs. My sister went for the longganisa (when the order came, I thought the sausages were small).

Service in the cafe was great. The waiters were attentive and anticipated our need for 'extra rice' and coffee refill.

Upon checkout, the bellboy got himself busy with the trolley thing to transport our bags even though the front desk was only a few steps away. He also helped us load our stuff into the vehicle.

To be honest, if there was another option to stay at the same price, I would think twice and do a little pro-con comparison. But this place isn't so bad. It's spacious, functional and within the Freeport Zone area (usually an important thing if you're coming in for business).

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