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Harolds Mansion

205 Hibbard Avenue, Dumaguete City, Philippines
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Ranked #12 of 41 Dumaguete City B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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100 reviews 100 reviews
46 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

HAROLD's MANSION, in Dumaguete, Negros, is located fairly close to Dumaguete Port and cross-corner from Siliman University, so the neighborhood is 'active' with coffee shops, restaurants and bars, and boutiques. Harold's was a surprise: It is cleaner than I had expected, and quite well organized! There's Harold's Dive Shop smack next door. The competition do NOT like it, as their... More

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Cagayan de Oro, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I stayed in this hotel last May 2 and 3 and I must say, I have mixed feelings about the hotel. Here's my review: 1) Location: GOOD Harold's is five minute ride (ten minute walk) to the city center. It's so near everything so location is definitely great. 2) Rooms: SO-SO I booked using another website (and was already confirmed)... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I spent our 3nights in Harold's just this recently. At first I was hesitant to book the place because of its cheap room rates yet breakfast is included. What made me book for it was because of the different tour packages they offer and the room pictures on their website looks pretty decent to me, so I... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I do not recommend this place. It is one of the few backpacker places, and it is decently priced, but the problem is the staff; they're horribly unprofessional and seemingly can't think for themselves at all, let alone on their feet. If you do decide to go there, try eating on their roof top "restaurant". It is a ten-minute battle... More

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HaroldsMansion_Mgmt, Guest Relations Manager at Harolds Mansion, responded to this review

Dear Mattias P - First off, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write an honest review about our accommodations and secondly I would like to apologize for you negative experiences with us. We are working to improve our accommodations both at our hostel and dive shop and will use your honest review to make such... More

Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Great little hostel. Accommodations are inexpensive, ac dorms and a roof top play area with TV, pool table, couches where plenty of backpackers go and settle in. Dumaguette is a cool city but doesn't have too much there besides caves but it's the perfect place to depart from for diving, snorkelling and island hoping adventuress. Harold's Mansion also has plenty... More

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HaroldsMansion_Mgmt, Guest Relations Manager at Harolds Mansion, responded to this review

Dear Mlmbu14, Thank you so much for your positive words and for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and our tours. We look forward to seeing you again :). -Harold's Mansion More

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Yes, Harold's probably is the only backpacker place in town; yes, you can get a dorm bed for 250; yes, there is a nice rooftop to socialize with other travelers. But they are really not professional and service there is one of the poorest I have experienced during my 2-year wandering. There is an army of staff (mostly young girls)... More

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HaroldsMansion_Mgmt, Guest Relations Manager at Harolds Mansion, responded to this review

Dear louzdelaluna, Thank you for your review and I am sorry you had a negative experience at our hostel. We are working to improve our hostel and dive shop, so your review is very important to us. I will discuss your comments to our staff, especially about the room's cleanliness and work habits our the employees. As for your Apo... More

utrecht
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We didn't stay at Harold's Mansion but we did join their snorkel/dive trip today. It was amazing!! Great helpfull staff, food inclusive (plenty of fresh fruit), reasonable price and gorgeous snorkeling spots. On our way back we saw many dolphins. We highly recommend this trip. Thank you for the fantastic day!

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HaroldsMansion_Mgmt, Guest Relations Manager at Harolds Mansion, responded to this review

Dear lauraannechris, Thank you so much for you positive words and review! That is wonderful that you saw dolphins during your Apo trip, must have been magical! :). Again, thanks for your wonderful review and hope to see you again soon. Next time try staying at our hostel and enjoy the amazing food and fun/friendly atmosphere at our rooftop. -Harold's... More

Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Really nice place to stay, I loved the rooftop area! Despite the smelly dorm, the wifi not working very well (but then I headed to Beracah, lovely little family eatery, 2 min walk in the same street on the way to the cc, delicious food, perfect wifi) and despite the staff not really helpful (I wanted to go hiking but... More

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Melbourne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

At first glance this place looks good, cheap rooms, AC and free breakfast. What could go wrong? Unfortunately Harold's Mansion does not deliver. The rooms are old with most things like hooks, lights, etc broken. The AC is either ON or OFF with no thermostat, hence you either freeze with it on or leave it off. The fan is weak... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I stayed at Harolds mansion twice during my stay in Dumaguette. It was a very pleasant stay both times. The staff are usually helpfull and friendly (you do have to get a little lucky with who you talk to, some don't speak english very well and are a bit helpless). Rooms are clean, showers are good, airco works well. The... More

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Address: 205 Hibbard Avenue, Dumaguete City, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Negros Island > Dumaguete City
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