Grande Island Resort: "Grande Island Resort Subic" Subic Hotel Tip by manapatsims
Subic Hotels: 49 reviews and 56 photos
I stayed at the Grande Island Resort on April 2007 during Holy Week. Don't be fooled by the resort's website as I was. When we arrived there, there was NO WATER IN THE LAGOON, NO ROOM SERVICE AVAILABLE and the POOL WATER WAS DIRTY! And although we were assured we had a variety of food selections to choose from, when we got there they told us we had no choice but to have buffet barbecue lunches and buffet barbecue dinners. We paid the tourist (American) prices for our rooms as well as for everything else, but nothing was worth the price we paid. The dune buggy rides were fun, until you got to stop at the "historic spots" (old artillery building, the old guns, & beachside) where we saw TONS OF TRASH AND GARBAGE. Certainly MISREPRESENTED by the website. You get lured by the nice photos and descriptions, and once you get there they have you and you have no choice but to bite the bullet. If you need more info or pics feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll be glad to share more details about this highway-robbery of a place!
Unique Qualities: Staff was friendly and nice. There's a nightly cultural show that's entertaining, but at the end of the show they announce that the dancers DO NOT GET PAID and they ask everyone to give tips. They go for the foreigners first for the money, saying, "Sir, we don't get paid, so please give us tips"! Management should take better care of their staff and either pay their dances and entertainers or give them the gratuities at least. Management needs to do a LOT of upkeep of the facilities and CLEAN UP THE TRASH!
Address: Grande Island Resort is off the Subic mainland, accessible by ferry boat
Price Comparison: most expensive
Price: US$180 and up
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