We arrived at the Kingston Hotel on December 17th the day after the tragic typhoon storm ravished Cagayan de Oro. We were so grateful to have a clean dry room to go to at the Kingston which was spared the misery because of it's high altitude location up on the hill.
We are very grateful to the owner for saving our booking because he could have easily rented it to the many others seeking refuge from the storm. We were so fortunate that our first choice for booking, the Conchita had no openings for our stay, as it had 9' of water running down it's streets the day before and was musty smelling without power the day we arrived...phew...lucky!!
Not sure of the reviews before mine, as they seem a little harsh. This is a good hotel! We found the Kingston Lodge to be clean, well laid out and affordable. The owner is a really nice guy who held our valuables in his safe and was very accommodating to all our requests. The food was tasty and affordable and his young Filipino staff were all really nice.
For those that like to drink and socialize this COULD be a good location as it is frequented daily by expats. There were these two Aussie brothers there, however, the night we stayed and they were looking to pick fights with several other tourists. Wish I were a scrapper/drinker because the one bald guy was really cocky in front of his girlfriend(s) and really needed someone to knock him out. Far too much ego and testosterone in that particular Aussie when he drinks and he should consider AA or something.
He is a friend of the most excellent owner and could be a detriment to his business, however, with the amount he drink$, that's most likely not to be the case.
Other than the greaseball brothers, this is a really good place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kingston Lodge in Cagayan De Oro is one of the popular Hotels in CdO. Kingston Lodge provides popular accommodation for holidaying or long term stays because of its excellent location. Less than 1km to the golf course, SM mall and 5km to the airport. Kingston Lodge in CdO was built in 2007 and opened in October of that year. Since then it has become a popular hospitality address with both foreign and local guests alike. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kingston Hotel Cagayan De Oro