The Leyte Park Hotel is one of those places where choice of rooms clearly matters more than in other places. Having read the reviews I had some trepidations about encountering the place that had been booked for me and a colleague. Location, as has been pointed out by others, is very good, and even first impression was quite reassuring. The lobby looks ok, though it has quite some signs of wear – and is clearly a bit outdated. Staff (throughout our 10 day stay) were extremely friendly, a definite plus. We were apparently lucky to have Surpreme Cottages (about 50US$) booked, and those felt rather nice. Very spacious (see photo), and nice, solid wooden architecture. Details, however, were less pretty – furtature with tired hinges and other signs of age, and a (huge) bathroom that was also in need of a makeover. But overall not a bad room at all. With TV/Aircon/fridge/phone it has most things needed, and when I asked I was brought a water kettle immediately.
I had to move to an appartment for the last 2 nights (it had been clear from the beginning that I could only have my reservation until a certain day, and had expected to move to another hotel – in the end they found a space in one of the appartments). This felt more modern but not as cozy as the wooden cottage.
The rest of the resort-type had mixed views. The more modern chalets and appartments looked ok, while the main building with the standard rooms looked very worn from the outside. The pool area is also old fashioned but quite clean. Unfortunately there was only (wireless) internet access in the lobby, but connection strength and speed were good. Breakfast wasn't too exciting. It’s not included in the room charge, and choice was rather limited (most Filipino cousine and some toast and fruit).
There is a decent Spa on the premises, and a pier-side restaurant that is ok, though in town are better options.
Overall, the stay at the LPH was much better than expected, but room type seems to be critical. I would return to the Supreme Cottage.
- Also Known As:
- Leyte Park Hotel Tacloban
- Leyte Park Resort Hotel Tacloban, Leyte Island