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Walkabout Hotel in Angeles City Fields Ave the main street in the heart of the bars and restaurants???
ANGELES PHILIPPINES-WALKABOUT HOTEL:
Best value for money in the Fields Ave is the "Walkabout Hotel". No2 Fields Ave, Balibago, Angeles City 2009. Tel (045) 625-6154 Fax: (045) 625-6157 and firstname.lastname@example.org
This spotless Hotel IS AS NEW with wireless internet for FREE in all rooms plus they have 2 PCs online 24 hours a day in the lobby. Australian owned: Bill Symons & nothing has been spared and the rooms are tasefully decorated with fridge, TV, shower and a safety security box plus the rooms are spotless. Bill is the ex owner of the Swagman and knows the hospitality style typical of many Australian business owners. Lift to the 4th floor ensures easy access up and down and you are in the heart of Angeles -Fields Ave co check it out as its worth it (I am a Kiwi by the way!!).. MacDonalds is 50 m down the road and the 7/11 same way opposite coorner so no need to walk for miles to a Hotel, bars and restaurants. You have everything right here easy walking distance. We recommend this Hotel. Great meals: with a swimming pool as well & Travel shop open daily for all your travel reservations.
The Breakfasts are great with American breakfast: 2 eggs any style, hotdogs, hash browns, grilled tomatoes, bacon, Toast for 235P. Aussie Breakfast: same as above but with baked beans, and either sausages or tenderloin steak for 285P plus loads fo dishes to many to write about.
The Hotel as said is Australian owned and the owner used to own the Swagman Hotel and has done a wonderful job very immaculate. The reception are helpful as are the Travel agent and staff. Their is an armed night security who check all people not staying in the Hotel so rest assured it is a safe Hotel and well worth the money. Prices start around 1200P and delux rooms only 1500P. The front rooms have balconies and one can watch the passing traffic on the street. At night its surprisingly quiet so no worries with the noise as the jeepneys are barred from Fields at night time so no horns blaring.
Walkabout offers 10% discounts for Cash, no service charges as rates are inclusive of govt taxes (VAT) but require 48 hour notice for cancellation. Check in 11am and check out is 11.30am.
POWER OUTLETS IN PHILIPPINES:Are 2 pin flats or round 220 volts 60hz no earth. You can buy adaptors cheap in Ace Hardware in the malls easy enough and cheap. Most hotels have a back up generator for power failures. The Walkabout sell you adaptors and T shirts etc.
SIMM CARDS & WHERE TO BUY IN PHILIPPINES: Smart simcard in the airport; ask an airport representative for assistance. Activate the sim by dialing *888. you have 2 options in loading your new sim with credits - OTA (over the air) is a card with 300 & 500 denominations. Eload is readily available anywhere, from retails shops to pharmacies to malls. If you have any concerns, you can call toll free *888 for customer service or visit any Smart Wireless Center. If using your mobile make sure its UNLOCKED first then buy a Simm Card eg Smart costs 40P for the simm and you can load up with 100P 200P or 500P. A lot of money changers will sell these simms. Also another one is Talk nText for 30P for the simm.
For those of you wanting Cialis etc you can buy on the streets in Angeles. A goo spot for eating and watching the passing fanfare is Kokomos and they have a Hotel which is popular with the foreigners.
MANILA TO ANGELES:ATake the Fly the Bus owned by the Swagman Hotel in Malate Manila which runs direct to Angeles for the 2 hours trip daily. Check out on the link for more info but it is safe and they will deliver you to your hotel of your choice in Angeles for 600P. The bus is comfortable and the staff serve drinks unles you bring your own with a stop 1/2 way. But if you want cheaper catch the Minibuses in Angeles or Victory Bus around 130P for the minibus and 100P for the airecon bus which are good and much cheaper. However its conveneience up to you.
ANGELES TO SUBIC BAY:
This is where the beaches are and nice resorts 90 minutes from Angeles. You can catch the bus either Fly the Bus or the Southern Cross Hotel Bus which leaves Angeles from the BRASS KNOB HOTEL 440 21st St, Don Juico Ave Clarkeville, Angeles City ( 045-892-5475 run by a nice Australian couple Roy and Tess. Bus leaves at 9am for Subic Bay the 9 minute Bus trip.Cost is 500P. Just book in your hotel for the bus trip and the van will pick you up and deliver you to the bus Hotel.SOUTHERN CROSS HOTEL IS IN 1122 M.H. Del Pilar St. Ermita, Manila Tel: (02)521-2013 Fax (02) 525-5371 website: www.southerncrosshotel.com and they can take you to the airport in Manila for 350P.
Fly the Bus leaves Angeles -Subic 10am Mon-Wed-Fri-Sun from Swagman Resort to any Hotel in Subic Bay. The return journey Subic to Angeles leaves at 12.30pm from Swagman Travel office to the Swagman Resort in Angeles but they will pick you up. Can take you right to your Hotel so its convenient and the road to Subic is a tollway in excellent order. For more info on Subic Bay [ Hotels & Subic info ]
Fly the bus at the Swagman Hotel to Angeles
Great bus trip only 2 hours and costs 600P to Angeles or return [ See more info ] on the Swagman & the "Fly the Bus"
Location: 7 km/4 Miles NW of Angeles, 23 km/14 Miles NW of San Fernando & 81 km/50 Miles NNW of Manila. Then highway ia a 4 lane express tollway in excellent condition and after the half way point drops to 2 lanes but a nice easy trip to Angeles by bus.If catching a local bus use the RABBIT BUSLINE.
By Bus: Philtranco runs an air-conditioned airport shuttle bus runs from the airport to MegaManila. Buses leave the airport daily at 1230, 1730, 1800 & 0130 (this last service does not operate on Mondays). Transfer time ~2 hrs 30. Buses leave MegaMall in Manila daily at 0700, 1100, 1200 & 2000 Philtranco Destination : Bicol region, Samar, Leyte, Davao, Iloilo, Kalibo; Shuttle bus to and from Diosdado Macapagl International Airport (Clark International Airport) in Angeles City, Pampanga
Terminal & Tel No: EDSA: 63(2)851-8077 , 8079; & Cubao: 63(2)722-7567
WHAT TO BRING:
Bring just light clothes and buy what you need here. Its cheap to buy clothes and you can even buy Cialis etc on the streets of Angeles. However you don't much and can wash your clothes but don't travel with heavy clothes. The place is a bit of a dump really as its a bar place but Ok if youre single and looking for someone special and its closer to Australia and NZ etc than going to Thailand's Pattaya which has over 200 bars and is a much better place with high rise condos and better food etc. For BARS ETC GO TO [ BANGKOKGO ] website coming soon
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