Affordable Luxury Vacation: Lewis Grand Hotel, Pampanga
Last Halloween, instead of spending the night with booze and some same-old scary costumes, we decided to to just "wash" it off and soak up the sun. We gave the holiday a new kind of twist which is very much different from how we celebrated it in the past. This time, a very relaxing and "satisfaction guaranteed" vacation with friends.
We checked-in at Lewis Grand Hotel, located at Friendship Highway, Clark Perimeter in Pampanga. I actually didn't expect too much because the room rates are quite affordable, comparable to a typical so-so hotel. In fact, our Deluxe Suite which is good for 4-6 adults is only Php 3,910/night (check out their website for room rates)- way way cheaper than ehem, Hotel Vida in Clark. And boy, the experience is way above than I expected! In Tagalog terms, sulit na sulit (it means getting more than what we pay for)! :P
From the outside, you will notice its simple yet elegant architecture- it's white, clean and smells new (haha). But as you enter, starting from the lobby, it's as if you're checking in to a classy resort hotel that you would normally see in Boracay or Cebu; well, probably because it's still new. It has 5 floors, a restaurant/bar with pool/billiards table, a very nice swimming pool with bar, a jacuzzi and wifi access in every room - all FREE! And they offer free shuttle service to SM Clark and Fields Avenue, too.
Lewis Grand Hotel is perfect if you want to just spend time with your friends or family without having to spend too much. The location is so strategic because one: it's near SM Clark and Fields Avenue; and two: during special events held in Clark like the all-popular Hot Air Balloon Festival happening every February, Lewis Grand is one absolute spot to check in. Check out our photos and see how we defined the word "FUN".
Lewis Grand Hotel
Address: Don Juico Avenue, Malabanias, Angeles City
Telephone #: +63 (45) 625-3947 or
Here's a short and crazy video tour inside the hotel :D
In front of the hotel
I just love the jacuzzi.. :P
There's a bar at the middle of the swimming pool
Us and behind us is the "wet" bar
My friends inside our Deluxe suite
Our room has a huge bed and sofa
Just a few hops away from SM City Clark