Subic Accommodations | Rest Your Head (and Your Handlebars) at Le Charme

Friday, March 08, 2019

le charme swimming pool

Spent from a day of trekking along the El Kabayo trail, our Lakbay Norte 8 crew proceeded for check in. The group was separated boys vs. girls, and we, being the superior gender (fight me) were billeted in this charming piece of comfort at the heart of Subic Bay.

THE PLACE
Initially meant to be a furniture store, one wouldn't expect much from the facade – it was just a plain block of building tucked right at a far end of a street. The lobby and front desk were relatively unassuming. The only thing that caught my eye was a couple of bicycles hanging on one corner. Turns out, Le Charme is bike-friendly. But more on that later.


hotel with bikes subic

THE ROOM
I share a Deluxe Twin Room with Astrid of The Poor Traveler, and Kara of Travel Up. It had, obviously, two beds, and insanely spacious – I was able to sneak in a couple of Sun Salutations while Kara was in the bathroom and Astrid was fixing her things.
le charme rooms

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There's a desk, an accent chair, a wardrobe, a mini fridge – the works. The most interesting feature in that room (and all of Le Charme's rooms), however, was the bike mount on one wall. There's a bicycle rack outside, in the hallway, but you apparently can take your bikes inside your room with problem. How cool is that?
le charme deluxe twin room

bike inside hotel rooms

The bathroom was also very spacious. Adorned in a clean, sleek all-white, it had a tub on one side, a shower on the other. What I like very much is that the toiletries are not in those wasteful tiny container but in refillable containers. You go, Le Charme! #Ecohero
le charme room amenities

le charme subic bathroom

hotel with refillable toiletries

Wi-Fi is also very stable inside our room. Aaaaand, there is a large window which – as you know – I'm a total sucker for. Natural light through and through!

Check out Le Charme's room rates here.

THE AMENITIES
Just to reiterate: Le Charme is bike-friendly, meaning you can bring your bicycles with you inside the hotel, and even in your room. There are also several bicycles for rent. There is a fitness center, a spa, a swimming pool up in the roofdeck, conference rooms, and a KTV room. There is also The Cube which is a recreation center that offers VR (virtual reality) immersion games.
le charme subic spa

le charmed rooftop swimming pool

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As for dining options, Le Charme has plenty. There's Teppan 101 – the only Asian-fusion restaurant in Subic, Naicha for milk tea enthusiasts, and Mi Tapas for a Spanish fanfare.

THE SERVICE
Service at Le Charme is top-notch. I dropped my crescent moon pendant in the elevator gap and the staff was able to retrieve it. They also extended their spa and fitness center hours so my companions could try it out. 


BOTTOMLINE
Le Charme was, hands down, the best hotel I stayed at during Lakbay Norte 8 – a media familiarization trip organized by the North Philippines Visitors Bureau. Plus points for being bike-friendly. Even more plus points for having refillable toiletries – a seemingly tiny thing but the environment, I'm sure, approves.

Le Charme Suites Subic
La Terraza Building, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo
Email: salesandmarketing@lecharmehotels.com / frontoffice@lecharmehotels.com 
Mobile No.: +63 915 933 8113
Tel. No.: (047) 250 3333

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