If your familly have plans of going to Manjuuod Sandbar this is the most decent place to stay. After our Bacolod landing we headed directly to this hotel we came at 7pm and the guard Roland welcome us because the receptionist was having dinner. The guard was welcoming us very warm and accomodating. He showed us all the rooms and we picked the standard delux which cost 1700 pesos with free breakfast. egg coffee and 2 slices of bread. This is owned by Lhuillier clan. This is the best accomodation Bais could offer. Easy to find place but hotel kind of old and need to replace their beds. However if you will compare this to other hotel in Bais this is the most decent. just expect the staff are not welcoming and warm they dont greet you. They dont smile at all. You can feel that they are just doing their job. Except the guard who by the way referred us to a boatman for our Sandbar trip. You can ask him for referrals. You can negotiate the tour for 3000 but you have to give 200 for top for boatman and 200 for tricycle. …
The staff were friendly and accomodating and very helpful furing our stay. We also check the pool and had a night swimming. They let us stay for an hour to take a bah after our dolphin and manjuyod tour. They also let us eat our free breakfast meal at nignt timw because of our early time for the tour. The place is a spanish old houses along the busy street of Mabini.
Maybe I was caught up with the ghost month or the lean season. But my stay at La Planta was one of the most relaxing hotel stay I've had in years. The rooms were clean and well-kept, despite the fact that this hotel is quite old to hotel standards. And it looked like I was the only one staying in the second floor despite the lights in some rooms. I was like in a cloistered convent. That fact, I did not turned on the TV even if many channels were available in the cable. The restaurant was impressively massive and cool, with all the old family photos adorning the walls. The only problem was the food was just so so. The staff also at the restaurant need more training, preferring to chitchat rather than entertain their guests. I shall be back.
We stayed here for 1 night for the dolphin watching in late June. The air conditioning worked well, though a bit loud, but otherwise the room was a bit run-down. The lamps didn't work and the bathroom was a bit mildewy and could have been cleaner. The water shut off while I was taking a shower and didn't come back on for a few minutes. If you are not used to roosters, beware! They woke us up around 3 in the morning. The Filipino food in the restaurant was good (we had dinner).
The rooms are large but extremely dusty. Its a fairly basic hotel, don't stay longer than you absolutely have to. Reception staff was sweet. restaurant is pretty average and very slow service for lunch and dinner.