A very pleasant suprise.
Posted Apr 5, 2013 on Hotels
We elected to extend our Saipan vacation, but had to change hotels due to room availability. We found Chalan Kanoa had room so we gave them a shot. When you pull up to the property, the neighborhood is not the best and we had some initial doubts. They quickly went away. The rooms are basic but very comfortable. We had a two twin beds, which was not preferable but we adjusted. The a/c worked great, bathroom was clean, had a fridge to keep our drinks cold and ESPN...when the tv worked. Our room overlooked the pool which was nice. The hotel is used mostly by divers, as there is a dive shop attached to the property. The restaraunt serves very good food with some very diverse offerings. I listened to our server and tried the Filipino and Asian offerings and loved everthing. Our room came with breakfast and it also was good. They menu prices are extremely reasonable and we found ourselves eating most of our meals here instead of in town. They have a fun Happy Hour at 5pm each day. There is a very secluded beach a short 1 minute walk through a park. During the week we did not see a person on the beach. The staff at Chalan could not have been nicer. They were so friendly and helped us with our tour questions, arranged for a rental car for us, and constantly checked on us to make sure our stay was going well. We are planning a return trip to Saipan and Rota later this year and Chalan Kanoa has just become our hotel of choice. We really enjoyed our stay there.