First, let me say, if you ever go to the Philippines, get away from Manila, Luzon and try to get to any other island except for Mindanao where the rebels are located. The flight to Silay airport outside of Bacolod is only 1 hour and 10 minutes, you go up to your elevation and almost immediately begin your descent.Once at Silay it only takes a few minutes to get your luggage. Since you will want to rest before going to another location on Negros, take a taxi to the Grand Regal Hotel, the driver will know where it is located. We had stayed at a few other hotels in Bacolod before the Grand Regal and have paid about $40 to $45 a night, about P1680 to P1890 depending on the exchange rate and for the purpose of this review I will use P42 per one U.S. dollar. These other hotels were rather disgusting and I won't go into detail. However, I don't know how the Grand Regal keeps the room rate where it is, at P999, under $24 a night. The rooms are spacious with a king size bed, next to the bed you have a control panel for all the lights. Each room has its own air conditioner and hot water heater for the shower. Also included is a large enough television with many channels. The staff is very good with the best being Rose Marie, one of the hostesses at the restaurant. She speaks excellent English and loves to talk when approached. They offer a wonderful breakfast buffet as well as many choices on the menu, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But even better, there is a mall right across the street where you can do any shopping, including groceries if you so choose, plus a good number of eateries. One of them you will find in every city in the Philippines called Mang Inasal. They offer fish and other items but the best deal is the chicken, either dark or white meat, the dadrk being the whole leg and the white being a breast and wing, including all you can eat rice. If you want to fill up and only spend, at least the last time we were there, either P85 or P95, a little more then $2, this is a great place. They also have a movie theater if you need to kill some time. I recommend staying there when you get to Negros and when you leave, as you will have to go through Manila both ways, and in my mind, Manila is the last place you want to be unless you have business there. Whatever you do, get out of the cities and see the country, it is beautiful. Green all year, rice paddies, sugar cane and groves of mangoes everywhere you look. Plus, almost everywhere you go you can eat fresh seafood for very little money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at the heart of Bacolod City, fronting Gaisano City Bacolod Supermall, with ninety-one (91) spacious rooms and suites fully furnished in a modern classic style to provide timeless comfort and convenience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Regal Bacolod
- Bacolod Regal
- Regal Hotel Bacolod