When it comes to the Holy Week, Pampanga is best known for its flagellants and crucifixions. Those are definitely worth a visit if you’re not queasy when it comes to blood.
Pampanga though has a lot to offer besides those religious rituals. Parks and mountains dot the province and certainly deserve a visit as well. Interested in Pampanga and looking for places to stay? Here are our recommendations for where to stay during Holy Week.
The Rumi Apartelle Hotel is in Angeles City, one of the three cities known for its flagellants. It’s got daily rates and long-term rates, depending on how long you intend to stay.
Why here? Aside from being able to see flagellants, staying here puts you near locations like the Salakot Arch and Bayanihan Park. It’s also a 30-minute drive from the Puring Hot Spring, which has 11 springs and two heated pools. The Nayong Pilipino is just 20 minutes away, so you’re not short of places to see.
Room rates. Rates at the Rumi Apartelle Hotel start at P1366.02, inclusive of breakfast. However, rates may change depending on availability. You can book your room here.
Address. You can find the Rumi Apartelle Hotel at 339 Sierra Madre Street Corner Makiling Street, Don Juico Avenue, Angeles, Philippines, 2009.
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The Wild Orchid Lagoon Resort is another establishment you can check out this Holy Week. It boasts of having one of the biggest pools in the area, as well as being near tourist sites.
Why here? The Salakot Arch and the Bayanihan Park are both less than a kilometer away. If you don’t feel in the mood to explore the city, the hotel’s tour desk can arrange a Mount Pinatubo trip for you. The hotel also has a golf course where you can play if the mood hits you.
Room rates. Room rates start at P3400.02. However, prices may change depending on availability. You can book your room here.
Address. The Wild Orchid Lagoon Resort is located at A. Santos corner Johnny’s Street, Balibago, Angeles City, Philippines.
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The Azzurro Hotel is a 3-star establishment with 118 elegantly appointed rooms, with panoramic views from its roof deck restaurant. This Angeles City establishment is perfect if you’re willing to spend a little more.
Why here? Head on over to the hotel’s Terrazza Roof Deck Restaurant for a panoramic view of Mount Arayat. When you’re spent after taking in the city’s sights and sounds, you can relax in the hotel’s rooftop Jet Jacuzzi pool. Its numerous rooms also spoil you for choice, with options ranging from a Standard Room to an Executive Suite.
Room rates. You can get a room at P2370.38, inclusive of breakfast. However, prices may change depending on availability. You can book a room here.
Contact details. You can find the Azzurro Hotel at 4895 Mon Tang Ave, McArthur Hi-way, Angeles, Philippines, 2009.
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If you’re looking for peace and quiet this Holy Week, look to the 4-star Kamana Sanctuary Resort and Spa. It is nestled between a rainforest and Nabasan Bay, and the seclusion definitely helps with contemplation.
Why here? The Kamana Sanctuary Resort and Spa is perfect if you want to spend your Holy Week just relaxing. If you’re looking to get your fill of food, the hotel is offering a special Lenten menu at P750 net per person.
Room rates. Room rates at the Kamana Sanctuary Resort and Spa start at P6495.75. However, prices may change depending on availability. You can book a room here.
Address. The hotel can be found at Nabasan Beach Illanin Forest West District, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City, Philippines, 2200.
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The Wild Orchid Beach Resort Zambales is much like its sister hotel in Angeles. It bills itself as having the biggest pool in the area and has 83 rooms that visitors can choose from.
Why here? Are you looking to cool down during the Holy Week? Then take advantage of the hotel’s huge pool. The hotel can also arrange tours to Ocean Adventure and Zoobic Safari if you want.
Room rates. Room rates at the Wild Orchid Beach Resort Zambales start at P3301.81. However, prices may change depending on availability. You can book a room here.
Address. The hotel can be found at Baloy Long Beach, Barrio Barretto, Olongapo City, Philippines, 2200.
Hopefully, these hotel recommendations help you sort out your Holy Week plans in Pampanga.
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