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Gloreto Guest House
T. Calo St., Butuan, Mindanao 8600, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #2 of 20 Butuan B&B and Inns
Philippines
Senior Contributor
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14 hotel reviews
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“Value for Money!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We were initially booked at the other "older" Gloreto Hotel but since we were travelling with a 1 1/2 yr old daughter, we opted to transfer to the more accessible T. Calo branch. I understand that this is newer and when we checked had a bigger bathroom than the other one.

Amenities provided were toilet paper, clean towels, soap and shampoo but minus the toothbrush and toothpaste. In case you need one, you can easily buy from them. The room has hot and cold shower, a sink, a dresser/vanity table with chair, tv and a lampside on each side of the bed. It also had an open cabinet with hangers if you want to hang your clothes. The room can accomodate an extra bed (cost is about 250 pesos) with still more than enough space to move around. The one thing we didn't like (I guess this is true for the whole province because we also noticed this in one of the restaurants in the city) is the smell of the water. It had a rusty smell to it. Maybe because people were saying that water is from deep wells? It's still good and tolerable even for brushing teeth but use mineral water instead to avoid any problems.

The room is clean and tidy with clean sheets and a very comfortable bed but contrary to one of the reviews here, there was no generator. The town had begun rotating daily one-hour power interruption since about 4 days before we arrived. On the day we checked-in, the interruption came at around 2 pm when it was awfully hot! We ended up taking turns fanning my sleeping daughter to make it more comfortable for her. Tip: If you happened to visit during the summer months, don't stay in Room 101 like we did (this was one of only 2 rooms available when we arrived)because the curtains were not thick enough to block the heat of the sun. Plus, this room was right in front of the driveway where plastic roof was installed which made the heat more unbearable. Ask for a room away from the road and cooler suroundings.

Breakfast was included in the room rate and was a choice from among 5-6 set plates, nothing special but good enough to last until lunch. It was also served quick. Breakfast rate for an extra person is only 88 pesos.

Staff were helpful on both locations and understood why we needed to transfer. They were quick to assist us and brought us to the other hotel via local transport free of charge. They were respectful and always greeted guests with a good morning or good evening. Oh, and the hotel had free wifi , too! Access was swift even from the room. Also, if you are Catholic, chapel is just in front of the hotel. Although its construction is still on-going, mass was held nonetheless on the Sunday we were there. Transport to and from the hotel is easy and cheap even if you can't speak Cebuano. A mall, several restaurants, convenience stores and banks are very accessible.

I would love to stay here again given the chance but hopefully they would already have a generator in case the need arises.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the road where it is quieter and cooler.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

In our previous review we mentioned the absense of any generator, true to their word we stayed again during June 2012 and observed a generator in their car park ... credit given to where credit is due :)

Although not so often we'll happily stay here each and every time we may happen to be on business in Butuan.

Just one "ask" ... When staying at such an establishment as Gloreto, and without in-house dining/dinner facilities, it's a problem where to find international standard cafes/restaurants in Butuan ... Please post any recommendations of where to eat here please ... Thank you.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We stayed at Gloreto's Guest House for two nights and the staffs are really very nice to us. We arrived early at the place and they did not hesitate to look for any available rooms for us so that we could check in earlier than their check in time. The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. The breakfast was served on time and we have good number of choices. The area may be located a dirt road away from the main road but I think it has an advantage because we are far from the hustle and bustle of cars.

Overall, it has a pleasant experience. And for a group as big as ours, they are able to handle our needs and exceeded our expectations for a bread and breakfast type of accommodation.
I would definitely consider checking in here again once I get back to Butuan City.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GloretoGuestHouse, Manager at Gloreto Guest House, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to share your good experience here with others. We are very happy we made your time in Butuan City comfortable and pleasant. So nice to know we've exceeded your expectations.

We hope we have the chance to serve you again sometime soon.
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Manila, Philippines
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Its been a while since I wrote reviews for hotels & BBs. Me and my friend stayed here on our last day. We only stayed for almost overnight as we arrived late evening (8PM) from a long trip from Davao. But one thing that I love was the fact that when we arrived and we looked into our room, it was really neat and clean. Minimal designs which I dont mind as it really looks tidy. We booked it really late but the person we spoke with was really helpful and also called us when the room was already available (there was still guest on our room that day but they already checked out). Nothing special about the free complimentary breakfast but given the value of the room, it was just right. Overall, on my next trip here in Butuan, I would love to stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GloretoGuestHouse, Manager at Gloreto Guest House, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Dear Eugene,

Thank you for sharing your comments on tripAdvisor. The team and I could not be more happy to have guests leaving such positive comment after staying with us.

We hope to see you again in your next visit to Butuan.

Have a nice day!
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London, United Kingdom
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296 reviews 296 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Gloreto Guest House has proven to be my favourite type of accommodation in Butuan.
It's a small business out of the city centre, however not really far from it either. It's located in a small dirt lane and it retains a feeling of an authenticity.
It's either new (or newly refurbished) and its rooms are modern and functional and have nothing to envy to hotels like Dottie's, for example.
Prices are very competitive starting with 588 pesos for a standard single to 1188 pesos for a double suite.
On the down side there isn't a real lobby or garden where guests can relax, so it's the type of accommodation where you only go back to sleep. Howevere if you are busy visiting the countryside or doing all day excursions, it's an ideal place.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GloretoGuestHouse, Manager at Gloreto Guest House, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Dear ByeByeBlues,

Thanks a million for your feedback regarding your stay at Gloreto Guest House. We are happy that you like the hotel overall. Our main goal is to completely meet with guest’s needs and we are pleased to have succeeded.

Please book us for your next visit in the Philippines.
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UK
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

First of all, and we stayed in one of the suite rooms, we would stay again, this is a clean place and quiet place, good staff etc, but some unusual issues:

As per website, and after a long, hot, and tiring day, we finally arrived to our room where my first action was to open the minibar for a beer ..... There's no beer and there is a sign in the room, and it is written in their rules, that dring, smoking and gambling on the premises are strictly forbidden and they will fine any offender PHP1,000.00.

I can understand smoking, perhaps gambling also, but when the make a can or few of beer illegal then I might take such a rule seriously!

Please note the website reads "hot and cold shower" whilst making no mention of a bathroom or shower room. There is a shower room but, to be honest, I've seen larger cupboards, the shower room probably measures about 1.5m x 0.9m and contains a toilet, where there isn't even enough room for a man to stand immediately in front of it, and a sink and, if taking a shower, everything gets wet whilst one is spraying water in very close proximity to an electric light switch.

We had booked for 3 nights but, alas, when we returned to our room on the 3rd evening there was a brown out, a neghborhood power failure, and, surprisingly, Gloreto do not have so much as a standby generator to maintain even the basics such as electric light thus, for safety reasons, we were unable to occupy our room and had to book alternative accommodation.

When mentioning to the staff that, only a few weeks ago, I had bought a 6.25KVA generator for a mere PHP20,000.00 and I've seen generators in their local hardware store they made excuse that the manager had a generator on order ... yeah right, and my name's Bjorn Yesterday!

Room Tip: Go for a suite, if just in the one room I'm not so sure that their curtains are adequate to keep...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mindanao, Philippines
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

Usually I find budget hotels to offer just the bare minimum for a comfortable stay, but the Gloreto Guest House is is an exception. Here you will find new, fresh bed linen that has been ironed, the rooms are finished with floor tiles that are sparkling with cleanness, and cable TV loaded with internationanal channels. Also available is a free breakfast with a beverage of your choice.
The staff is available 24 hours and a security gaurd is on duty after dark. This is a very safe place to stay and located away from the noise of the city. We stayed for a week until we found an apartment and I long to return just to spend one night at this wonderful gem of a hotel. The room rates are the best deal you will find in this region so make your reservations early to stay in this new(less than one year) hotel. You will not be disappointed. And free wifi in lobby.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Gloreto Guest House

Address: T. Calo St., Butuan, Mindanao 8600, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mindanao > Agusan del Norte Province > Butuan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Butuan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This small, friendly hotel is simple but is modern, comfortable with good facilities. All rooms are non-smoking rooms.Each of the 17 air conditioned rooms is equipped with hot and cold shower, cable TV, mini-bar & free wifi. We also offer free breakfast to our valued guests. ... more   less 
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