Roughly three hours away from Manila, Subic is a quick escape from the busy Manila scene, but most often than not, this "quick"doesn't always equal to a sweet escape.
Subic has this subtle city vibe that is very laid back. Shopping and a couple of outdoor and water activities are the main highlight, Subic could be a destination for anything, but not a romantic holiday for me.
A romantic holiday is relative, of course, but the basics should include a place that makes you indulge in a saccharine vibe. Finally, the saturated Subic hotel scene has been spruced up with Le Charme Suites taking the center stage.
Le Charme Suites has an unarguably larger space than most of the hotels we might have been used to, even the elevators are larger and there's a good reason for that. Subic is a popular destination for Triathlons and where there are triathletes, there are bicycles and where there are bicycles, there needs to be more space! Le Charme Suites not only welcomes the guests, but happily accommodates the gears as well. The rooms are so spacious that a bike rack is available en suite.
The hotel also keeps up with the latest technology available for the hospitality industry. Room switches are unlike the traditional, Le Charme Suites has touch sensitive switches that tells everyone to keep off the room or to set the lighting in a calm mood.
The bed and linens felt high in thread count without the irritating static feel from the sheets. The pillows were all smooth to the skin that a deep slumber becomes inevitable.
Breakfast, although wasn't buffet type was served in generous servings with a highly sumptuous list of choices fit for the western and Filipino taste buds.
The ambiance is soothing with an enough amount of daylight that boosts such an energetic vibe. This place is one of my favorite spots in the hotel.
Other than starting the day right with a hearty breakfast, Teppan 101 is also located just below the building. Teppan 101 offers a variety of comfort food that we are all familiar with. The Asian fusion of Japanese, Chinese and Filipino cuisine, available in one sitting makes the entire Teppan 101 experience worth it.
With the chef cooking your dish in front of you, that's cherry on top and an assurance that you only get a freshly cooked course. Pair it up with the nearby Naicha milk tea, you are off to a great day.
But what really is unrivaled with Le Charme Suites is a roof top oasis with a spectacular view of the silent city and the the lush greenery it is surrounded with. The middle eastern vibe in the pool area of the hotel is a visual delight that it is impossible not to be allured with.
The palms on top of building adds so much character to the entire floor and the waters are wide enough to make a few laps.
The Wander Dan Notes:
Le Charme Suites