We stayed at Pinehurst Suites when we visited Legazpi in Albay for three days and two nights. This 3-star hotel is very near the airport and has a good location since all modes of transportation available (taxi, tricycle, and jeepney) pass by this street. Pinehurst Suites is about 3.2 km away from Mayon Volcano and Cagsawa Ruins Park and only 1 km away from the city center. No wonder it’s a popular choice among travelers whether on business or holiday. Amenities and accommodation are satisfactory. (Click here to read about the top 10 attractions we visited in Albay.)
Review of Pinehurst Suites (Legazpi City, Albay)
Pinehurst Suites features 18 guest rooms, many of which include wireless Internet access, air conditioning, desk, balcony/terrace, and a television set. There are no recreational facilities like a gym or a swimming pool, but that’s fine if you’re like us who intend only to find a convenient place to stay in Legazpi.
We booked a 23-square meter room with one bedroom. The room has subtle lighting with minimalist white walls. It has a kitchenette, dining area, bathroom, and two beds. Since we were five, we ordered an additional mattress including a pillow and a blanket. No luxurious furnishings and quirky statement art could be found here. It just looked simple and good enough to live in comfortably. Ambiance was not too blissfully quiet, but we were not bothered by the sound of cars and other things going on outside.
Unlike regular hotels, Pinehurst Suites doesn’t have a decent reception area. We pressed the buzzer and the innkeeper welcomed us in. I had my fingerprint recorded in the fingerprint-reading doorbell so we could enter and have access through the gate anytime even if there are no staff present in their office.
Checking in was easy. We were provided with a key for our room and an assistant helped us carry our luggage to the second floor. Throughout our stay, the innkeeper was hospitable and provided us everything we needed. The room was tidied up as necessary. Breakfast was delivered to our door each morning, as promised in the booking details.
Price for Value:
A seamless fusion of urban minimalism, Pinehurst Suites in Albay ensures a restful night when you’re on a vacation. It’s a few minutes of ride away from the market where you can buy souvenirs and also near various points of interest. Room rate is around PhP 1700 per night and there’s an additional charge for the extra bed (we were five). There’s nothing more interesting and unexpected to see inside the hotel, but a view of the Mayon Volcano definitely adds to the charm and value.