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Villa Pillar
Reviewed November 8, 2013

I stayed here for 5 days very clean and nice room , close to the beach , close to Glorieta and plenty of food and amusement centres. They have there own little bar and pool table plus an outdoor entertainment area that was great for meeting up with friends. The room had good aircon , hot shower , tv and comfortable bed.If the power is lost they have there own generators which can happen a few times a week .

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Villa Pillar its OK to stayed in Dapitan City.The room was OK with two beds air con was working well,and the garden was lovely,peaceful place and affordable (1,050 php) per night,we stayed seven nights, we was happy.I definitely recommend to my friend,the connection of Wi-Fi was very good and the location was convenient next to the beach and restaurants,fantasy land and also near Dipolog City.The beach was beautiful specially if the night time it was amazing view,you can actually see the port of Pulawan.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank marcianaspector
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Villa Pilar is a good place to stay in Dapitan City ; it is more than the usual average B&B but not very good. Located along the Boulevard where Dapitan residents spend late afternoon and early evening moments either on the beach or enjoying the sunset over food and drinks available along the sea side, it is just some walks away from Gloria's Fantasyland and not far from the 'landing site' of Dr. Jose Rizal. The room we got is not too small for two persons, it has good air conditioning unit and small tv. The bathroom's door however had 'no' lock, there was no water heater. Free wi-fi is available at the lobby. Breakfast is good. Staff are efficient and friendly. Value for money? Villa Pilar is good.
Tip: going around Dapitan in 'habal-habal'? Villa Pilar staff can help you get good driver :)

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

-The room was affordable at 700 for a single bed for two with tv.
-i just noticed that the tv was too small. I think it was 14inch. Although it had good cable reception.
-aircon was working well
-there is no hot shower so just bear with the cold water.
-the room we stayed had a damaged door knob at the cr. you might get trapped if you're alone. They need a good maintenance for their property.
-walking distance to fantasyland. We just walked to and fro.
-the front desk asked us if we are going to dakak. (That is our next destination the ff day). It was sort of a convenience for us since we dont have to look for motorcycles for hire outside. Their staff took us to dakak and picked us up when our day tour was finished.
-breakfast was great! Big serving. :)

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank John_jmd
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

My friend booked us here when we went to Dapitan for her wedding. It's close where she lives, with many dining options around. Tricycles can be found waiting just outside the establishment to take you anywhere in the city. Also, Gloria's Fantasy Land is only ~100 meters away; there's an ATM and other food choices inside the leisure park.

The pension house is clean and maintained enough. Our room has A/C, 2 single beds, a mirror, a big enough closet for clothes and luggage, a big window, and tiles for floor. The table for dining is located just outside the room, in a somewhat veranda/terrace/hallway. It was good that we were lodged at the end of the hall hence we didn't have people walking back and forth to their rooms. En suite toilert/bath is small, shower does not work. They do have some toiletries (soap, toothpaste, shampoo) and fresh towels. Housekeeping is daily. Although there was no phone in the room, they do deliver your food to your dining table after ordering at the front desk. They have big enough parking area and lots of plants inside their walls. Outside the inn, across the road (Sunset Boulevard), is the beach where you can catch the sunset (hence the name of the road).

We weren't able to sleep until late in the evening on our second night as there was this family reunion (we guessed) and they were singing so loud using the karaoke. The resort had a brief power failure, fortunately (ironically) for us since we were so tired that day, so they stopped. Breakfast is filling but choices are limited.

Villa Pilar is a good enough lodging place, and good value for money.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank isthy
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We moved from Bajamunde pension to Villa pilar. Though the room was smaller it is better located and the same price as bajamunde (700php). The air conditioning was good and there is excellent food service. The compound is large and mainly grassed with a lovely garden with lots of exotic plants (we picked our own mangos from the garden). There are generally guys waiting outside to transport you to the town or to dakak for a small fee, only 15php for a bike into town and the market and local shops only 3 minutes away or a 15 minute walk. The beach is on the other side of the road from the villa and you can watch the local fishermen and women bring in their catch every day. With Glorias fantasyland and so many places to eat and drink and video-k of course it is a lovely place to stay and sample the local delights.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Davo M
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

We were driving down the Boulevard of Dapitan City and were choosing among the series of B&Bs. We chose Villa Pillar for two things:
1. I felt secured spending the night in the compound, clear defined boundaries of public and the inn.
2. Closest to Glorias where you'd most likely have your dinner.

I was satisfied with Room 5B. Airconditioning was cool and quiet, TV was small, but with good reception, It had two beds (double and single) which was good enough. Spent only Php850 ($19 USD) but is exclusive of breakfast. Breakfast ala-carte was roughly at P80 per serving. Bathroom was a bit small especially the bowl that's situated on the side of the wash-sink. Water pressure was good too.

Other than that, I'm glad we stayed here. Dapitan folks are friendly and so is the crew who handled Villa Pillar.

Room Tip: Check the bathroom's bowl if there is enough space for you to "sit" on. Check for noi...
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank itgbkj
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Address: Sunset Boulevard, Dapitan City, Mindanao, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mindanao > Zamboanga Peninsula > Zamboanga del Norte > Dapitan City
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Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Dapitan City
Number of rooms: 18
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