Oval Era Hotel

Oval Era Hotel in Bangued is highly recommended

The beautiful lobby of the hotel reminds you that this used to be the house of a government minister

The beautiful lobby of the hotel reminds you that this used to be the house of a government minister

Oval Era Hotel in Bangued is perhaps the best one in Abra offering cozy comfort, a classy and well designed lobby interior that looks more like a high end house and with a great view of the town of Bangued with the Sleeping Beauty Mountain in the background. It’s where guests of the Local Government unit are booked, from celebrities to high government officials.

Located at Cassamata Hill, at an elevated area amidst trees, it’s partially covered veranda is the perfect place to lounge and dine as you can see the sweeping vista of Bangued town as well as wait for sunsets. It used to be the residence of a Marcos era government official and has been converted into a hotel.

The rooms are spacious, even the ensuite toilet and bath has a large area although hot water is a manual affair: you have to connect it to the outlet. The mattress and pillows are comfortable too. Wifi is only available at the lobby.

The hotel also serves food but curiously, I didn’t see any menu and we don’t know what’s in store for the day until it is served to us. What we had for dinner are usually typical Filipino dishes but cooked good and delicious although I’m not really a big fan of bangus. The mongo was good and so are the fried lumpia that had me eating more.

Oval Era Hotel in Bangued is a good place to stay. I only had one complaint though, there were lots of mosquitoes at the time and I’m not really comfortable staying at the lobby but had to because of the wifi. The staff does spray the hotel premises from time to time or upon request. We just had to keep our hotel door and windows close to prevent these insects from entering.

The partially covered veranda of the hotel where one can dine. It has great views of the capital town below.

The partially covered veranda of the hotel where one can dine. It has great views of the capital town below.

Facade of the hotel

Facade of the hotel

Lobby of the hotel

Lobby of the hotel

Another view of the partially covered veranda showing a portion of the scenery

Another view of the partially covered veranda showing a portion of the scenery

Main entrance of the hotel

Main entrance of the hotel

Clockwise from top right: view of the hotel as seen from the gate, toilet, hotel as seen from the town and spacious twin bed room where I stayed

Clockwise from top right: view of the hotel as seen from the gate, toilet, hotel as seen from the town and spacious twin bed room where I stayed

Veranda overlooking the capital town of Bangued with the Sleeping Beauty mountain in the background

Veranda overlooking the capital town of Bangued with the Sleeping Beauty mountain in the background

Thanx to Vice Governor Chari Bersamin for inviting me to witness the Abrenian Kawayan Festival on the occasion of the 98th Foundation Day of Abra

Oval Era Hotel
Taft Avenue, Victoria Park
Zone 5, Bangued, 2800 Abra
+63 074 7528122

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

5 Comments

  1. Estan Cabigas (@EstanCabigas)
    April 13, 2015 @ 12:57

    Oval Era Hotel in Bangued is highly recommended: The beautiful lobby of the hotel reminds you that this used t… http://t.co/0pKZUNoA82

  2. Oscar valera Jr.
    April 15, 2015 @ 16:39

    thank you Mr. Estan Cabigas for the nice review of OVAL ERA HOTEL.

  3. estan
    April 16, 2015 @ 16:04

    Welcome Oscar

  4. Channie Chan
    May 14, 2015 @ 23:24

    I do agree with your full review regarding Oval Era Hotel . I rate this hotel 4 star. Your really a good photographer. Nice shots.

  5. estan
    May 15, 2015 @ 10:13

    Thanx Channie

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