Even though it’s got the word casino appended to its name, I never saw the inside of the gaming areas the whole time we were at Widus Resort .& Casino inside the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga. That’s because I was with the family (hubby and three daughters). We were booked in the resort’s Filipino-themed Junior Suite and our youngest girl Lucia was jumping up & down and shrieking with excitement at being in a hotel. I guess she’s got the taste for the finer things in life this early 🙂
The Junior Suite is definitely bigger than the deluxe rooms because it had a living room where one can watch TV. The sofa was wide enough to double as a bed for when you need extra sleeping quarters.
The mini-kitchen and bar-style dining area went together. What can be found here: a microwave, ref and coffee-making amenities. Self-sustaining units like this are generally ideal for long-term residents or groups of three or more where preparing food inside the unit will prove to be more practical (but first, you gotta learn how to cook in a microwave and not just reheat, LOL).
Aside from the nicely-designed room, there were two other things I love about Widus. That’s their breakfast buffet and their swimming pool.
Breakfast was pretty extensive despite the fact that it only cost less than 500 pesos per person.For the main courses, they had Korean, Filipino and Continental specialties. Other things to find: healthy salads, egg station, cereals and of course, breads & pastries!
Here’s how my initial plate looked like. Needless to say, my breakfast was leisurely and I went back for seconds. Burp!
The kids had a fun time in the pool which even had a small slide. Hotels with kid-friendly pools (and lifeguards on standby!) always win it for me.
Clark Freeport in Pampanga is a travel destination of choice for city slickers who don’t want to get too far away from Manila. We were certainly glad to discover Widus Resort with its nice room and warm, friendly service. Renovations are presently going on and it should even be better when we come back.
Widus Resort & Casino
5400 Manuel A. Roxas Highway,
Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines 2023
Telephone Number: +6345 4991000
Trunkline: +632 584 4091
For room rates & availability, check out the hotel website