If you are looking for a luxurious, elegant ambiance in Subic Bay, the Legenda Hotel along Waterfront Road will meet your expectations. The hotel belongs to a Malaysian chain that gas several hotels in the Philippines, two of which are also located in Subic Bay Freeport – the Legenda Suites and the Four Seasons Hotel.
The hotel is composed of two, three-story buildings, which do not have a view of the sea as they are perpendicular to the avenues bordering the bay. The architecture of the hotel is resolutely Spanish – white buildings roofed by red tiles. From the road, you enter into a reception area suffused with light, due to large bay windows. There is an impression of luxury – marble black and white checkered floors, columns, the dome lit by an extravagant chandelier in the form of garlands of shining glass beads. Brightly-lit corridor link the rooms located on either side of the reception.
The deluxe rooms are spacious, brightened by large bay windows. The decor is refined, both in the choice of furniture – a mix of wrought iron, bamboo and mahogany – as well as in the harmonious blend of colors: green, black and mahogany. Soft wall-to-wall carpeting accentuates the cozy aspect of the room. Superb marble bathrooms in different shades of gray have all the necessary elements of comfort.
The hotel does not have a beach but there is a swimming pool behind the reception building. The hotel has also a large, formal Chinese restaurant. The Museum, and a simple, intimate coffee shop called Le Cafe. Both offer a wide range of dishes.
All the services and amenities expected of a rated hotel are provided: limousines that await your arrival at the airport, a fitness center, a discotheque, a casino and luxury boutiques of Lacoste, Gucci, and Sachi. The hotel rates are very reasonable as compared to the other hotels where the level of comfort and amenities are quite inferior.
How to get there
By land (3 hours) 124 km from Manila. Take North Expressway at Balintawak and get off at San Fernando Exit no. 66. Take the Gapan-San Fernando-Olongapo road passing through Bacolor, Guagua and Lubao. After the “Welcome to Dinalupihan” sign, turn right to SBMA/Olongapo. Turn left at the sign indicating “Subic Bay Freeport 9 kilometers”. At the intersection, look for the PTT gas station and turn right to Rizal Avenue. Turn left to Santa Rita road (5th road on your left) which leads to Waterfront road.
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