There are so many accommodations in Bacolod City.But during Masskara Festival,finding one could prove to be a big challenge.So if you are planning to fly to the City of Smiles during Masskara,I would suggest you book ahead.I made up my mind two months before the Oct.20 finale but rooms were already full.I called many hotels but to no avail.Good thing two bloggers contacted me and offered that I could stay in their room at CHECK INN.
We stayed in a Business de Luxe Room. Quite spacious for an accommodation with two single beds for only 950 pesos.Extra person is only 100pesos.You pay extra though if you request for additional beddings.So what we did was to join the two single beds together.The three of us were able to fit.As a matter of fact,another friend joined us during the 2nd night.
I have a few complaints though.The towels are old and smelly.At some point,It even felt like using a rag.Damn,I should make it a habit to bring my own towel.Next time.And the pillows are smelly too.Well,you get used to it.And I did.There's hot shower but water pressure is too weak I suggest you shower early if you want a thorough clean.And we were joking about the hallways,one of my roommates remarked that it feels like being in a public hospital, the only thing missing is a nurse going around with her push cart.haha
Other than that,the location is perfect for Masskara as it is situated a few blocks from the Old City Hall and the street in front of the Old City Hall is the same avenue where the Masskara Street Dance Competition passes.A little warning though,the area is an old district so it feels like being in Quiapo or Recto in Manila.It could really get dirty and smelly during the festival.
CHEAP but If you have spare cash,go somewhere else.
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