WHERE: Java Hotel, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
DATE OF TRAVEL: September 21-23, 2007
WHY YOU SHOULD GO:
1. It's a nice place to stay at when you're in Laoag City. It has a homey ambience and comfortable rooms.
2. While it may have Balinese-Moroccan atmosphere, there is still an Ilocano touch. Check out the roofs and the intricate spiral architecture! And check out the fields at the back, too.
NOTE: It's easy to get to the heart of Laoag City from this hotel.
Java Hotel is a 50-bedroom accommodation in the heart of Laoag City. Aside from rooms, it also has a swimming pool, a tennis court, a gym, a function hall, a souvenir shop and restaurant. It offers tours around Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur and there is free WiFi at the lobby. Because of the hotel's theme, it is also a great place for photo or video shoots.
HOW TO GET THERE:
You can fly from Manila-Laoag and arrange pick-ups with the hotel. Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific fly to Laoag daily. You can also take a bus to Laoag (Ilocos Norte). Fariñas Transit, Partas, RCJ, Philippine Rabbit, Maria de Leon and Florida ply Manila-Ilocos Norte and vice versa regularly. From the bus terminals, you can take a tricycle (around P10/ head) going to the hotel. If you are riding Fariñas Transit, their bus terminal is right beside the hotel. Apparently, the owner of the bus and the hotel is the same.
If you're coming from Manila by private vehicle, head to NLEX and SCTEX, exit at Hacienda Luisita, Tarlac and follow the National Highway all the way to Ilocos Sur. Once in Laoag, ask around where Java Hotel is (or ask where the Fariñas Bus Terminal/ Caltex Station is)
Java Hotel - +632 2461010 (Manila office)/ +6377 7705996-97 (Ilocos office)/ +63910 877 6849/ +63921 6109910/ +63906 383 8838/ firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org
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