Sunday, March 22, 2015

5 BIG Reasons Why Star Monica Hotel Resort -Lingayen is the Best Hotel for Business & Pleasure!

by: Mhe-anne L. Ojeda

Picture of Star Monica Hotel, Resorts and Restaurant from the hotel's Facebook site
Finding a good accommodation that fits my need as a business traveler, and the need of my husband (my driver and paralegal) for a bit of relaxation after a long drive (swimming, that is!), can be daunting, even if you are in Lingayen, the capital of Pangasinan located along the Lingayen Gulf. In my many past business trips in Lingayen (sans my hubby in the picture yet), I only stayed at Hotel Consuelo since the hotel is right across the Provincial Capitol where I do most of my business, and has reasonable rates for matrimonial bedroom (because I love big beds!) at P1,100 (standard) / P2000 (deluxe) with free use of swimming pool. The other options El Puerto Marina Beach Resort is quite expensive where a Bungalow Queen is priced at P3,240 a night, but its beach activities won't disappoint. So when I found myself with Red in Lingayen on a Wednesday night, I was at a loss initially until someone at El Puerto (which luckily was fully booked that night) referred us to check a new hotel resort and restaurant called Star Monica Hotel, Resorts and Restaurant!

Star Monica Hotel, Resorts and Restaurant located at National Highway, Brgy. Quibaol Lingayen, Pangasinan, is a gem. It is a modern, stylish and newest hotel resort in Lingayen, which was opened only during the last quarter of 2014. So far, it is my personal bet as the best accommodation (in Lingayen and Pangasinan) for couples who want to combine business and pleasure like us! 

Here are my FIVE (5) BIG REASONS why Star Monica Hotel Resort deserves FIVE STARS:

1. KING - SIZED BEDS with firm, white mattress. A queen - sized bed was fine when I was single of course, but being married to a big guy, King-sized bed is a default travel bed for us, which of course is hard to find in many hotels. But at Star Monica, King-sized bed is king and can be found in all its Executive Rooms and Deluxe Rooms!! 

2. SPACIOUS ROOM with GOOD AMENITIES - a good - sized flat screen TV with cable channels, new air-con, mini refrigerator with mini bar, dining table, full-screen mirror, ample drawers and closet space, and a pleasant fabric window curtains, with another layer that blocks the light are some amenities that impress me about Star Monica Hotel.

3. GOOD-SIZED MODERN BATHROOM - And the bathroom! Ah, I love its personal touches that many hotels didn't have like a make - up mirror that lights, clothesline to hang wet bathing suits, and an 8 " square frame, rainfall design shower head with good water pressure to name a few. White towels, white slippers, soaps and tissue paper are provided free - of-charge!

The view from our room terrace
4. OLYMPIC - SIZED SWIMMING POOL for adults, a kiddie pool and an outdoor jacuzzi which you can see from your Executive and Deluxe room terraces are better than they look! The pool water is a bit salty, so you feel like you are swimming at the beach, and the water is warm so you can enjoy night - swimming after a long days work without worries (of getting "pasma" lol)! And most of all, checked-in guests can use these pools at no extra-charge, from morning until 11 in the evening!

5. VERY REASONABLE ROOM RATES - All features from 1-4 plus facilities that includes a nice restaurant that serves great food, fast for 24-hours, Darts, Cottages, Bar / Videoke Room, Safety Deposit Box, Photocopy, fax and mailing services can be enjoyed when you book an Executive Room at P1,800 or a Deluxe Room for P1,500, both for 2 persons. For family or big groups, Star Monica offers Superior Twin Rooms (P2000 /4 persons); Nipa Hut Family Room (P3,500 / 6 persons) and Dorm Room for P600 per person.

With Star Monica Hotel, Resorts and Restaurant, combining business and pleasure need not be tricky!


  1. The Philippines has an amazing variety of tourist attractions. Traveling to Pangasinan for example will delight with its fresh nature's beauty, modern accommodation and good food.

    1. I agree with you Space Bags and thank you for visiting my blog. Enjoy traveling!

    2. I agree with you Space Bags and thank you for visiting my blog. Enjoy traveling!

  2. May I ask about the food? Would you recommend their restaurant? I'm looking for a great place to have lunch and taste Lingayen's local food (seafoods?). Thanks in advance.

  3. Hi. Sorry we did not order seafoods at Star Monica during our stay, but our breakfast is big and delicious so I bet the rest of the food is delicious. For seafoods we go to Matutinas which is all over Pangasinan, or Silverios in Dagupan.

  4. Hi do you have email address of their Sales & Marketing?? Pls advise via text 0912-6006118 or any mobile no of the resort


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