Where to Stay in Bataan

One of the concerns in planning your trip to Bataan is the accommodation. If you’ve been following my previous posts, I don’t make any reviews about the accommodations unless I try them. During the 76th Araw ng Kagitingan, I spent four days in Bataan and here are the hotels where I stayed:

1. The Plaza Hotel

The Plaza Hotel is situated in Plaza Mayor de Ciudad de Balanga, Balanga City, Bataan.  It is in the heart of Bataan’s capital. The hotel is right next to the City Hall and the Balanga Cathedral. I can say that The Plaza Hotel is one of the best hotels I’ve ever been because of their impressive facade inspired by Spanish colonial architecture.

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Can you see the personalized welcome note on the coffee table? They also gave me some sweets!
  • Accommodation – The Executive Room is perfect for budget travelers who doesn’t want to compromise their comfort. It can accommodate two people. For only 2,600 pesos ($50) per night, guests may avail this room and two complimentary breakfast from the Plaza Brew Coffee Company.
  • Amenities – The Executive room has a queen bed, a flat screen television, a coffee table, and a small fridge. They have free WIFI access. Inside the bathroom, you’ll see some toiletries (shampoo, shower gel, body lotion, vanity kit, and toothbrush). It has a hot and cold shower.
    • What I like about it is that there are other amenities you may use upon request. I called their operator and requested for an iron and a laundry bag. The staff came to our room immediately with an iron, ironing board, and laundry bag. You may also ask for clothes steamer, international adapter, hair dryer, shaving kit, comb, shower cap and even a mannequin!
    • They also offer Spa in room Massage. Guests must book an appointment a day before the treatment.

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  • People – From the guard in the ground floor to the receptionist, they always greet the guests with a smile. The staff are very approachable.
  • Food – They have two restaurants: Cafe Kyoto and Plaza Brew Coffee Company. Their Japanese Cuisine at Cafe Kyoto and the complimentary breakfast at Plaza Brew Coffee Company really satisfied my taste buds! (I’m going to make a detailed review about them in my next post: Where to Eat in Bataan)

2. Crown Royal Hotel

Crown Royal Hotel is located along Capitol Drive in the Heart of the City of Balanga. I only spent one night there, and unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to explore their amenities because of the hectic itinerary.

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  • Accommodation – The Twin De Luxe room is suitable if you’re traveling with a friend. For only 2,600 pesos ($50), guests may avail this room and have a complimentary breakfast at the Silver Room Restaurant.
    • Inclusions:
      • 50% OFF on Day Admission at La Vista Inland Resort
      • 10% OFF at The Silver Room Restaurant
      • 10% OFF at Body and Senses Gym and Spa
      • 10% OFF at Ystilo Salon
      • 30 minutes free extension at the KTV Room
  • Amenities – The Twin De Luxe Room has two single beds, a coffee table, and a flat screen television. They have free WIFI access. Inside the bathroom, you’ll see some toiletries (shampoo, soap, and toothbrush). It has a hot and cold shower.

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  • People – The staff are very accommodating. When we checked in, they even offer to carry our bags on our way to the room.
  • Food – They have a Silver Room Restaurant but I didn’t get a chance to see it. We checked out at around 6 in the morning that’s why we didn’t have enough time to eat breakfast there. The good side is that they prepared a packed breakfast for us. It contains Chicken Adobo, a cup of rice, two boiled eggs, and a bottled water. It’s a hearty breakfast.

3. Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar

Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar is Jose Acuzar’s collection of restored Spanish-Filipino houses. It is located in Bagac, Bataan.

As much as I want to, I didn’t spend the night at this luxurious place. I only went here to watch a concert at Hotel de Oriente. On my next visit, I’ll make sure to spend a night there or at least join the Heritage Tour. 

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  • Accommodation – You have two options: stay in their hotel rooms, or rent a private casa. The most affordable room in the hotel costs 5,500 pesos ($100). On the other hand, if you want to stay in one of their 13 private casas, you have to prepare your pockets! It ranges from Php 20,000 to 150,000 ($400-$2,900) per night.
  • Amenities – They offer a Heritage Tour, Cultural Shows and Activities, and even Photo shoot with their professional in-house photography studio.  They have a music shop, a spa, a church, a swimming pool, and a lot more amenities. I can say that all you need is here!

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  • People – The staff are all dressed up in Filipiniana costumes!
  • Food – They have six dining outlets: Beach Bar, Café del Rio, Café Marivent at Casa New Manila, Cusina ni Nanay Maria, La Bella Teodora at Casa Binan, and La Parilla and Pica Pica.

I’m going to make another blog post about Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar! You’ll see my pictures and some travel tips about it!

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Where would you like to stay in Bataan?

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12 Replies to “Where to Stay in Bataan”

  1. Las Casas is my dream wedding reception! Hah, better ready my pockets for that amount!

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  3. Thanks for this useful information

  4. The Plaza Hotel looks nice. I’d be curious to see Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. Get back there and offer them a deal to write about your experience there… while you enjoy complimentary accommodation and spa visits 😉 And report back to us!

  5. Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar seems really nice. If all the amenities, tour and the events you mentioned are included in the cost, then the hotel is still relatively affordable. After reading this and your last posts, I am think Bataan will end up on my itinerary when I visit the Philippines.

  6. Dude this is very useful! I’ve never been to Bataan but maybe I’ll check it out in the future 🙂

  7. The last hotel with the Spanish-Filipino houses is my top pick from the three you’ve listed (even though its the most expensive). I love the architecture and the amount of activities one can do there. In house photographer too to document your stay? Sign me up!

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  9. I really would love to visit Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar… we are always short on time every vacation we spend in the Philippines… hopefully we will be able to do it this year! my son’s ninong who works there in Bataan has been asking us and has been offering to sponsor my son’s trip there!

  10. Helpful and informative information! The architecture there looks stunning too (you said restored Spanish-Filipino houses?) I would love to visit just to see the beauty of the city. Are there many cities like this, or is Bataan unique in its style?

  11. Just check my blogs tio

  12. At first I thought that the rent per night on the old houses in Bagac is a joke until I went there and heard the truth from the guide. Spending 150,000 Pesos per night is just insane.

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