Megan’s Resort in Zambales — What a rip-off
- This shouldn’t even cost close to 1k!!!
Unfortunately for us, we didn’t make an early reservation to Canoe which meant I had to make a reservation on another resort, and since Megan’s kept coming up, I decided to go with it. We tried to walk-in to Canoe anyway but sadly they were really fully booked. So we went on to Megan, and upon driving onto the property, every cell in my body was trying to pull me back to the road. It just had that LOOK. What look? The roadside resort look.
But we still parked and went to Megan’s Resort’s “reception” area. The woman said she has actually given our 1,800 reserved room to the gentleman who was also doing business with her at that very moment so she will just upgrade us to the 2,500 room. She must have mentioned this three times.
I was looking around and I was beginning to have a bad feeling about the place: videoke music was blaring from the next property which was like, 10 meters away, a large group was at the cabana right next to the room she was giving us (which was about 5 feet away) and you could tell that they were getting ready for a drinking session, and they had that LOOK. What look? The i’m-on-a-vacation-and-I’ve-decided-to-leave-manners-behind look.
H had a fake smile pasted on his face and was making choked slash laughing sounds and I knew what he was thinking. So after a final “I upgraded you” gratuitous comment, she opened the room: as expected it was sh*t. It was right beside the walkway, no ocean view whatsoever, the only view was of the nosy neighbors whom you can see effortlessly from the windows! The paint was PEELING on all sides of the walls, the bed looked, well LOOK AT IT!
I just felt so bad because I did make the reservation and she has shown us in, but H was just indignant, he actually couldn’t decide if he found the absurdity of it funny or murder-inducing. This is a 2,500 room?? then what does the 1,800 room look like??? Keh-rist. It even beats Puerto Galera in price.
He said, we don’t need to stay here. I won’t pay 1,800 for this sh*thole. I was just torn because we were already inside. H said let’s go and look for some other place and if we don’t find anything, we come back. He could tell I was already tensing up. He talked to the woman who showed us in and off we went.
We ended up in the posh Punta de Uian, which was more than double the price, but like H said, he’d rather pay for a room which had a marvelous view and good facilities, than pay 1,800 for a nightmare of a room which is guaranteed to keep us up all night from the outside noise and its sheer fugliness.