We just spent over a week in Manila, had to change travel plans because of flu. This budget hotel made the long stay really easy and comfortable.
We have stayed in two other hotels in Ermita before, both on Mabini street. Mabini Pension was a run down, smelly cheapo with very little service, Gran Prix was an ok place but the rooms feel like cells and there is no wifi other than in the lobby (and their breakfast is a bit poor).
Casa Bocobo was definitely much more value for money, and the attitude and service of the staff made the simple hotel feel nice.
The room was faultlessly cleaned every day (another reviewer commented here that they don't offer room cleaning - well they do, every morning). We first had a room to the noisier street, but the front desk changed us to the quieter side on the second day when we asked. There was still some karaoke noise from other places, but with ear plugs it was ok.
The breakfast is good, with lots of choices, each morning different. You can also ask for eggs and toast, if you like. Wifi worked ok in the room. During our stay they once had a problem with water not running and once with the internet connection, but these did not last long, the staff informed us of them and we felt they were solving them efficiently.
We asked and got a discount for a long stay, first a small discount for a 3 night and then a little bigger for a week. This was by far the best budget hotel in its price range we could find in Ermita, and we looked into many before we chose it. We recommend it totally - it is simple but extremely well taken care of.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The perfect hotel for travelers who yearn only the basic in lodging but demand excellence in service. A no-frills hotel, we put emphasis on practicality and sensibility. Rooms are impeccably clean and comfortable, set in a safe and secure location. Ideally located along Jorge Bocobo Street corner Kalaw and Avenue in Ermita, we are in close proximity to business and commercial districts. Nearby tourist spots include Rizal Park, Roxas Boulevard, Intramuros, Manila Ocean Park, and Binondo (Chinatown). Manned by well-trained personnel whose mission is to provide guests service that radiates the warmth and efficiency of true Filipino hospitality - ensuring a stay so comfortable; guests will definitely feel right at home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Casa Bocobo