The hotel was nice and new. Rooms were comfortable, clean, large enough for us. There was a pool where we could relax. The pool is open til 10PM, so one can just chill out after a day of touring around the city.
The deluxe room had a small ref, flat tv, aircon, 1 queen and 1 single bed. I would give the hotel facilities and amenities 5 stars, a lot better than what I expected.
With regards to location -- it's located in a quiet area of downtown, not that modern or well lighted, but it seems to be safe. Not the touristy area you'd expect though. At the corner is the public market, so jeeps are accessible and you can commute around town. Robinson's mall and "super", where the jeep terminals are, are both around 10 minutes walk away. There's also a Catholic Church near Robinson's mall.
Hotel food is okay. We had a few drinks and snacks by the pool. Aside from the hotel restaurant, there are no other restaurants nearby. You can walk to robinson's mall for other eateries, or go to Smallville. Taxi to Smallville costs around 80 pesos. There's a hot water boiler in the room, so you can also buy instant noodles or other instant foods for breakfast.
At the time we were there, the Ortiz wharf was closed, so we had to go to Parola to board the boat to Guimaras. We rode a jeep to Parola. The front desk did not know Ortiz wharf was closed. Maybe an area for improvement would be for the staff to stay updated about the tourist spots in the area. They are friendly though, and the bellboy who helped us bring our things up to the room was helpful as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of Iloilo City's newer downtown hotel offers 60 modern rooms with complimentary wifi internet access and flat screen cable TV with more than 70 channels for guests' entertainment. Higher end rooms include a minibar, coffee and tea making facility and in-room safety box. Some rooms have excellent views of the Strait of Guimaras and Guimaras Island. Circle Inn - Iloilo City Center also offers an outdoor swimming pool with jacuzzi and children play area, a coffee shop and function room and the Wave Lounge and KTV Bar. Secure basement parking is also available for hotel guests. ... more less
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