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Casa Bocobo Hotel
Ranked #18 of 110 Hotels in Manila
Melaka, Malaysia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Not as good as what other traveller comments”
Reviewed April 17, 2011

The hotel situated at Ermita area close to Rizal Park and Intramoros. The hotel room is clean but the room was small and the side of the bed was arrange along the headboard (it means when you sleep the headboard is on your side instead of on top of your head). The breakfast is the worst and not value for money, the menu is more or less the same for everyday with very poor and cheap quality.
Service overall is ok for this hotel and most of the staff are friendly.
If you book through Agoda you are entitle for free daily newspaper, make sure you "ASK" for it; if not they will not give it to you and when you complaint they will tell you "You must request!" .But in other hotel normally the receptionist will offer you the type of newspaper available instead of the guest must "ASK" for it.
The muslim money changer opposite the hotel can give you one of the best rate in Manila,highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2011

The hotel perfectly meet my needs during my 2 nights stay.
Close to the sightseeing places, close to Robinson mall and not far from the airport (about 20 minutes by cab). Rooms are really clean and modern, the standard ones a bit small though.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank rcdultras
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Cebu, Philippines
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2011

casa bocobo has a very strategic location. it's practically near to everything in manila. you will love casa bocobo just like we did. it's a simple hotel but a great value for your money. the place was clean, plus the rooms and bathrooms were kept tidy. the staff was great and were very courteous. food was okay, not that great, but hey, it depends on your taste. it was good, we loved the soup and finger food. hehe. in general, my family loved the hotel.

we will definitely stay at casa bocobo again!

~jody

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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3 Thank HyphyFoo
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2011

An excellent small hotel, reasonably priced, where the staff are all friendly and helpful.
All the rooms are up a flight of stairs (no elevator), and are clean and effiecient.
The wi-fi works well, and the location in Ermita is walkable for the old city Intramuros and for the funky suburbs of Ermita and Malate. A cheap cab ride form the airport, and also from other tourism destinations.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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4 Thank captainedit
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2011

I have been to manila three times, and I stayed in a few hotels through out manila during my trips, which have all lasted three weeks, and one thing I can tell you about the Casa Bocobo Hotel and from being an experienced businessman myself, is this hotel is the best value hotel ive stayed in the rooms are clean and tidy and the beds are nice and comffortable, its perfectly placed for the malls & shops & the bank machines are only 2 minutes away ,and it will save you a fortune on taxis as its just so central for your needs, and there is plenty of sercurely people all around the erea, keeping a keen eye on everyone .which is always a good thing i felt a lot safer :) and its offers great value for money, especialy with the really nice breakfast that comes included in the price , and believe me I have stayed in hotels which are up to 4 times the price per night, which dont even come close ,also the staff as they are just so helpfull in every way. what ever i asked for at anytime of the day or night. they just smiled and got me what i wanted. so all i can say is thank you to all the staff for doing such a great job, and for adding to help make my Holiday and stay at your hotel a time to remember, and i look forward to seeing yous again in the near future,
Mr M Dominick
Co Director Eurofish Vaccination Services ltd. uk

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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
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2 Thank moffer12
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Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2011

I've previously stayed at this hotel in 2009 and was happy then so re-booked this time. To put it simply just about everything here is good, particularly value for money, location (close to NAIA airport, mall of asia etc) service and cleanliness. The hotel has been renovated prior to 09 and is starting to show a bit of wear and tear but nothing serious and not enough to put me off. It is basic accomodation but great value for those travelling on a budget (the place is that good it prompted me to write this review). I have stayed in a couple of other manila properties and am not as happy with them as this hotel. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank ian_aus
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Victoria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2011

We stayed at Casa Bocobo for 2 nights in March 2011. We stayed in their other location at Zen Towers, as this is where their apartments are and the pool. The apartments are no bigger than a standard hotel room and the bathroom was very small, only just enough room to step inside and close door. The room was clean. We arrived at the main Casa Bocobo reception and were taken by a taxi with hotel employee to Zen Towers location, we had no idea where we were as it was night time and we felt a bit uncomfortable. The following day we went out for day and when trying to get back by taxi, no taxi driver knew where Zen Towers was located, we gave them copy of our receipt with address but still not luck. We had to get out of the taxi as we were just driving around in circles. We walked a bit and asked some locals with no luck, we then had to get another taxi to take us to main reception of Casa Bocobo and again a staff member had to accompany taxi driver to give instructions. We later found out it was across road from SM Mall which taxi would possibly have known location of. We were supposed stay here again for a night after going to an island for a few days and returning to Manila, however due to our experience we cancelled our booking and stayed at Diamond Hotel, which we would highly recommend...I have written a separate review of this hotel.

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Casa Bocobo Hotel
Address: Jorge Bocobo St. corner Kalaw Ave. | Ermita, Manila, Luzon 1000, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Metro Manila > Manila > Ermita
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Manila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Bocobo Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The perfect hotel for travelers who yearn only the basic in lodging but demand excellence in service. A no-frills hotel, we put emphasis on practicality and sensibility. Rooms are impeccably clean and comfortable, set in a safe and secure location. Ideally located along Jorge Bocobo Street corner Kalaw and Avenue in Ermita, we are in close proximity to business and commercial districts. Nearby tourist spots include Rizal Park, Roxas Boulevard, Intramuros, Manila Ocean Park, and Binondo (Chinatown). Manned by well-trained personnel whose mission is to provide guests service that radiates the warmth and efficiency of true Filipino hospitality - ensuring a stay so comfortable; guests will definitely feel right at home. ... more   less 
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