I chose Hotel Tiffany based on other traveller's reviews and photos, and matched it with my need for a price in the USD25 to 45 range, but at the same time not too short on quality.
Surprisingly, the inside of the hotel was more than I expected. The rooms were clean and properly maintained. Even the decor was not as I had perceived from the photos. The toilet and bath were also neat and looked after; water pressure was normal. The beds were comfortable and clean. Aircon was quiet and it worked. And the wall mounted plasma TV had a wide selection of channels.
Wi-fi is not very strong inside the room, and can sometimes drop off. There is a common sitting area outside the room where you can check email and update your facebook status. The hotel provides daily newspapers for guests to read in the sitting area.
The staircases in the hotel are definitely substandard. The step height is greater than the average 7 3/4 inch rise and the depth of each step is less than the standard 11 1/2 inch run. As a result of this build, the inclination of the staircase is steeper and more dangerous than a normal staircase. So if you were a teenager in the 50's and you chose this hotel because of its 1950's theme then you are in for a pretty good workout!
The decor in the diner at the Ground Floor is pretty good. You can just imagine Betty and Veronica on a date with Archie Andrews. It is a good location for a themed pictorial.
There are bicycles for rent at PHP25 per hour. There is no whole day rate.
Aside from the sub standard specifications of the built-up staircases, I take issue with the address of the hotel. Officially Hotel Tiffany is on General Segundo Avenue. The de facto name of the street is Bacarra Road, and this is how locals refer to the main street that Hotel Tiffany is on. No one knew where Gen Segundo was, but some people fortunately knew where Hotel Tiffany was, and were able to point me in the right direction when I arrived in Laoag. It would be nice if the politicians would just stop renaming roads, and concentrate on building new ones instead so they could name them after their grandmothers, uncles, mistresses, and themselves!
The location of the hotel in the tripadvisor map is wrong. The hotel is near the Provincial Capital, two corners north of the Max's Restaurant.
In photos the hotel looks dodgy because of the 50's interior paint. Pink walls are associated with love-hotels along EDSA in the Cubao and Pasay areas that charge by the hour. But Hotel Tiffany is a proper hotel. The rooms are well maintained, the front desk staff are friendly and accommodating and the price is fair. I made a good choice in choosing to stay at Hotel Tiffany from 05-06 August 2013.
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- Hotel Tiffany Laoag Ilocos