Microtel by Wyndham: Nueva Ecija's Best Luxury Hotel

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STORY: There’s something about Cabanatuan City that never fails to make me feel excited. For the usual tourist, the city isn’t as adventure packed as the other cities in the south like Surigao City or Tagbilaran City. But Luzon, especially Cabanatuan City, is famed for its rich history. To give more flavour to my trips, when I was invited by Microtel by Wyndham to stay at their hotel in Cabanatuan City, I said yes right away.

A year ago, I was roaming around the city and I found it rather interesting. The province of Nueva Ecija is huge, and travelling around takes a while. So, finding a place to crash in would have to have as many checks on the list as possible. Gladly, spending a weekend at Microtel by Wyndham, proved to be such a delight.

I arrived quite late in the afternoon, but was immediately picked up by the staff on the roadside in the middle of the city. You can avail of this service, just make sure you confirm with the hotel personnel about your arrival. As soon as I arrived at the hotel, I already felt assured that I had the best decision to stay here. I was escorted to my room by the manager, and met with my friends.

The room is huge, and true to Microtel’s taste, it’s also very comfortable. The large windows gave me a glimpse of the huge pool by the garden. The executive room has two king size beds, with one that I enjoyed for myself. I rarely give thumps up for the rooms, but because it has everything I need, I had to say yes. The LCD TV added comfort before I sleep as I watch the news and old movie. The lighting was also nice because it gave a relaxing mood for an evening night cap. I slept like a baby for two nights, and enjoyed quick naps in the morning. It was so good of an experience.

The spacious lounge was also the perfect place to have a good talk. I was immediately surprised that the interior design is spot on, and floor planning is excellent. Unlike in other hotels, at Microtel by Wyndham in Cabanatuan City, everything you need is always within reach. And the helpful staff and concierge, makes you feel so. From complimentary water to newspaper and 24-hour television set, the lounge would be a good place to plan your daily outing.

The restaurant just across the hotel entrance was our breakfast place. With generous serving of Filipino cuisine, the buffet table was packed with local favourites that will surely make you feel full all morning. The kind staff at the restaurant, rather young, deserves a props, for efficiently serving guests with all requests.

Even at the wee hours of the morning, the security guards were manning the place round the clock. This made me feel secure and relaxed, especially since Microtel by Wyndham’s location in Cabanatuan City is a little secluded from the hustle and bustle of the main city proper.

The lovely manager of the hotel even managed to give us a 2 day tour of the city to help familiarize ourselves with the sights and sounds of Cabanatuan City. After endlessly scouring awesome dining places and touring historical sites, I was definitely impressed by the kind dedication of the manager to ensure that we get to see as many places around the city as possible.

The Aquino-Diokno Memorial in Fort Magsaysay is a must visit for history buffs. I was able to relieve the moments when Ninoy Aquino and Pepe Diokno were imprisoned during the Marcose regime. The short documentary i saw made the experience whole with snippets from political leaders and annotations from family members detailing the years the two heroes experienced inside the cell.

I was able to explore the Cabanatuan Americal Memorial a year ago on my first visit. Now, i still had the opportunity to visit this quiet memorial. It's so funny that travelers often look for adventure, yet, they've totally forgotten the unsung heroes of yesteryear - whether Filipino or American. By far, still my most favorite tourist spot in the province. 

In the hot and dusty compound of Fort Magsaysay lies Pahingahan Dam which is a serene and calming respite for soldiers, and a good place to unwind and relax for tourists. I bet afternoons are spectacular here. Don't you think?

In the neighboring city of Gapan lies the Parish of the Three Kings, commonly known as Gapan Church. Built in the 1800 by Augustinian Friars, this place is the largest and oldest church in the whole province of Nueva Ecija, and arguably one of the most beautiful in the whole of Luzon. 

Outside Gapan Church, the ancestral houses are a cultural heritage for the locals. Suddenly, you will be turned back in time with ornate decorations and imposing structures built hundreds of years ago. As i walk around here, i realized how the government has successfully preserved the province's greatest treasure - its past.

Minalungao National Park found in General Tinio is one of the natural sights foreign and local tourists must see in the province. An hour away from the capital city, this favorite place is popular with locals for the fresh water streaming down Minalungao, and the spectacular rock formations forming the border in the deep gorge. Occasional sightings of quiet fisher folks and loud videoke machines, included. 

And coming back to the hotel, after a day of sight-seeing, feels like coming back to a happy place. Where again, I can just relax and chat with my favoured friends, over anything nice and light. And all of these won’t be possible without Microtel by Wyndham’s effort to help ensure guests receive the treatment they deserve. Without a doubt, Microtel by Wyndham is the best hotel, and TripAdvisor’s #1 pick in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija.

Microtel by Wyndham Cabanatuan
Address: Sta. Arcadia, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija 3100
Phone Number: +63 (44) 958-7777 / +63 (927) 804-2929
E-mail Address: sales@microtel.ph / reservations@microtel.ph
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MicrotelPhilippines