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The day was about to end and the rain was non-stop.  This will be my first to visit the province of Nueva Ecija and the vast rice-fields were my expected view.  And it was.

But along with the rice-fields and quaint environ, the fiery sunset made a good introduction as we checked-in and await our friends at this province’ rendezvous – the Microtel Inn and Suites Cabanatuan.

It surely was a different kind of weekend.  The month of stay marks as our first year of traveling together as a group.  And with the relaxing yet intimate ambiance that the hotel provides, it was a perfect retreat.

We were booked in four rooms for a group of ten.  Our assigned room was strategically located near the swimming pool. Offering a wide range of practical comforts, the room has a controlled air-conditioning system, two queen-sized beds of chiropractor-approved mattress, IDD and NDD phone, internet access and a private bath with hot and cold water.  There is likewise a fully-automated fire safety system installed.  (click to check rates and other room types)

Our stay includes a complimentary continental buffet breakfast.  For coffee-lovers, the hotel provides a free-flowing coffee at the lobby.  We had our meals served at the Liquid Bar (opens 6:00AM TO 12:00AM) and we are glad with the kind of service that they offer – efficient and attentive.  Truly, a good quality hospitality service was conveyed.

The hands-on resident manager, Ms. Lita Budomo, was physically present to assist our needs.  This is one of the advantages of a mid-range hotel, as you feel the homey vibe and concerns are easily and properly addressed.  This might be the reason why Microtel Cabanatuan is awarded as the Most Improved Hotel in Asia Pacific and one of Trip Advisors’ 2015 Certificate of Excellence Awardee.  All personnel are courteous and attentive to every guests’ needs.

Microtel Inn and Suites has a reputation of being a business hotel.  They cater to business meetings, seminars and trainings with their function rooms and conference halls styled for comfort and ready for occupancy.  There are a number of foreigners, mostly Koreans who stay at the hotel for events at nearby golf clubs and simply to play golf.  Though it may be quite a distance from the city center, it is nevertheless worth the stay of a rural setting without compromising service through modern facilities and amenities.

And the culminating event of our stay was no other than a plunge into the hotels’ swimming pool.  We could have stayed longer, but, corporate duties holds us back.  We have to go back to Manila.

Photo by: Doi
The stay at Microtel Inn & Suites Cabanatuan was one of the most unforgettable weekend for the group.

Sta. Arcadia, Cabanatuan City
Phone: (044) 464 7777

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