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Hotel St. Ellis
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rizal St., cor Gov Forbes St., Legaspi, Luzon 4500, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #2 of 11 hotels in Legaspi
Cebu City, Philippines
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15 hotel reviews
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“Nice Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Like most have said, the location is good, right down town near malls. We were just spending the night there waiting for our flight the next morning, so we never left once we checked in. We had dinner there as well as the free buffet breakfast which was pretty good. Not a lot of selections, but adequate. The room was very nice and the king bed was outstanding. Great water pressure in the shower and there was both a rain shower head and a separate hand held. Air conditioner was very effective and not too noisy. Since it's the only hotel we ever stayed at in Lagaspi, I can't say how it compares to others. Compared to similar priced hotels we've stayed in around the Philippines, I felt it was over priced.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Luzon, Philippines
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26 hotel reviews
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Centrally located, Hotel St. Ellis is the best base for exploring Legaspi City and its environs. Walking distance to Embarcadero Mall (there's even a free shuttle), and a short tricycle ride to Pacific Mall, and destination restaurants like Sibid-Sibid, Small Talk and Waway's.

Lobby is modern, fresh and airy with strong air-conditioning, an oasis in the sweltering heat. The rooms are comfortable, with generous sizes able to accommodate 4 single beds with room to spare. Service is excellent, the staff are friendly and professional. We had no problems checking in or out. Plus there's a complimentary airport shuttle service.

Don't miss the Pili Nut Cheesecake at their coffee shop.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

I very much enjoyed my stay here. The hotel is conveniently located near several malls. The breakfast (included free) was good. I also used the restaurant at times for lunch and dinner. Also they offer free airport shuttle.
I had no problems with the elevator (there's just one) during my 4 night stay.
I stayed in a quiet room, 414, facing a wall, which suited me. I expect that the rooms on the street could be noisy. I did experience the guest in 514 doing some radical furniture rearranging at odd times. There is no carpeting, so you really hear stufff like that. It's a trade off: less dust, but more noise. I thought about moving to the 5th floor, but there are lots of meetings and conventions on the 6th floor.
Some tourists might feel inconvenienced by the extra people in the hotel due to these conferences, but I found that it was an opportunity to meet with professional people from Legaspi and the surrounding region: doctors, nurses, teachers, etc.

Room Tip: I like rooms far from the elevator and quiet. 414 was a good choice for me.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Me and my wife stayed here for just one night this April 2013. We booked them through their reservations department and through them, we were able to book the most affordable legazpi city tour (halfday only). I booked the Jr. Suite but they gave me the 1-up room which is the Executive suite for less than a $100! The bed is elegant. We had a good night's sleep in it. The bathroom is HUGE but with plain features (no bath tub). Toiletries are ordinary just like a 3 star below hotel. The staff are really accomodating. The downside will be the Crossroads cafe being slow in their service. Their food is excellent, specially the Laing and Bicol Express! Cheesecakes and muffin also as expected. Overall, we had no problems staying here and will be recommending this hotel to our relatives and friends.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Our first week in the Philippines was spent at mostly 2 star hotels, so we were quite looking forward to our stay at St. Ellis. We were welcomed with drinks when we arrived in the grand lobby, not a bad start. Our room was large, the AC worked (maybe a bit noisy, but no trouble sleeping). The bed was comfortable. The bathroom and shower were very nice and clean. Our room was on the backside of the hotel and we only had 1 very small window which faced a wall a few inches away. The staff was friendly and attentive.
The restuarant is ok. The philinut cheesecake is excellent, but the other food (international and local) was average. Breakfast buffet is basic and they kept running out of food. Service was pretty poor at the restaurant in general. At breakfast it took 20 min to get a slice of bread. At lunch when we were the only ones there it was also quite slow.
The hotel offers a free shuttle to the airport and the Embarcedero.
Overall we enjoyed our stay and would return to St. Ellis if back in Legazpi.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

We just stayed here for overnight.The room are good except for the aircon it did not cooled that much.Service is very good,all friendly and attentive.During our stay the elevator is not functioning for the reason that there is no regular electricity and the elevator is not working if they are using generator.I asked the room boy,he says it's always like that.Too bad for us our room is on the 4th floor..And lastly,there's a shortage of food during breakfast.Though,the server in the dining are attentive maybe the problem is with the kitchen,they don't supply enough food.But still recommendable.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

For the 2nd Time in Hotel St Elis...its still the Same but the Friendly staff & kids corner easy to go to the mall or city was just good....Free wifi is super :))
Pool is small but clean.our room is really clean & Toilette also...
Food was Fine & Good !

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rizal St., cor Gov Forbes St., Legaspi, Luzon 4500, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Bicol Region > Albay Province > Legaspi
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 hotels in Legaspi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel St. Ellis 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel St. Ellis is superbly situated along Rizal St., it is a short 3 kilometer drive from the airport. It offers rooms completely furnished with a 32-inch LCD television set with satellite cable TV connection, high-speed internet access, NDD/IDD telephone, in-room safe, and an electronic door lock system. Some of its amenities includes Essences Spa, Salon Mye, a fitness centre, and a kiddie activity room. ... more   less 
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