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Island's Leisure Boutique Hotel and Spa - Dumaguete
Ranked #12 of 55 Dumaguete City B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Island's Leisure is a fairly new boutique hotel which have been open for only around 5 months. The premier room is clean and cozy with lovely design, colors, and accents. The lovely details goes for all the public places inside the hotel, with wooden artful sculptures that are mostly human-like, and artsy furniture with pleasant color combinations and arrangement.

On the outside, the hotel is plainly disguised with a very white wall fencing with straws and a red door. The premier room has all the basic features you'll need, along with a refrigerator, an LCD TV, hair dryer, free wi-fi, little square dining table for two, a cozy divan, and finishing touches of art. The only downside was that they didn't have readily available toiletries and slippers in the room, and no complimentary drinking water. They have complimentary breakfast (a la carte) in the morning. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The hotel is close to Silliman University/ Medical Center, a church, a wet market, and the airport (plus points). Cabs are not so frequent in this city, they have tricycles though which charge only 9php/person. They also have free airport transfers but we weren't able to avail of this one since they said thay they were doing something first, but we needed to get to the airport already hence we hailed a tricycle instead.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

actually saw this boutique hotel on the internet and read some
good reviews on this place. We were check in guest looking
for a cheap accommodation, one of the staff in the reception area offered us
a premier suite room at P900 from the 1300 rate but without breakfast. It
was actually a good offer so we said yes. Since we were there around 9:30,
we were informed that we can't check in until noon.
We decided to travel around the boulevard and told them to send us a text if
our room was ready. We toured around the boutique and saw the Spa room, the pool area and
the living roo. We decided to travel around the boulevard and told them to send us a text if
our room was ready.

At around 11 plus we received a text from them that they gave out a wrong information
And the only available room was the WELLNESS Room which was more NICER than the duo pad ( our first
option) but still shared bathroom. It was not something we quite expected and we were really unhappy about
it. We went back to the hotel and asked as to why this happened. A different staff in the reception
are told us that a guest extended. He even said "It's up to you if you will stay , or you can find another place"
Now that was just being rude. So we tried to look at the "more nicer room" and guess what? They offered
us their massage room which only had 2 beds on the floor, and nothing on it all.
It was most upsetting considering their beautiful place. We don’t want to pay 900, while sleeping on the floor.

We decided to go to florentinas, which was a bit more expensive but our room had LCD tv, hot and col shower.

Im sorry but I think that
they should never treat their guest in any way like that.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

I LOVED sitting out by the pool of water and all the green plants, very relaxing. There are a few things that still need to to completed because this is a new place, but it is on it's way to being perfect. Not enough can be said about the wonderful people that staff the hotel they did every thing they could to make us happy. We felt like VIP. I would go back. I stayed in room #2.

Room Tip: Room 1 or 2
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank awtwins
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Very nice and beautifully designed. The rooms was very pretty and not too pricey at all. I also liket the idea of a boutique hotel with items for sale. Helpfull and smiling staff. Loved the spa, although the hotel was not completely finished. The jacuzzi was a nice place to cool down after sunbathing or after a hot day shopping. Nice place, would definitely stayed here again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

The real kicker for me was the helpful staff. I left my bag of snorkeling gear on the van we rented on Siguijor Island the day before we were leaving. The bag was scheduled to arrive back in Dumaguete on the early morning ferry 45 minutes before our flight departure, which would be impossible if I had to wait at the dock and then get to the airport. When we explained the problem to the hotel staff they recommended taking us to the airport early so we could check in then they would go to the dock pick up the bag and then run it out to the airport. They got the bag to me one minute before the plane took off and I made the flight with my bag, totally awesome. Cebu Pacific Airlines was not helpful as they took off 15 minutes ahead of schedule and were about to leave me if I didn't board, luckily the bag made it before they shut the gate.

This hotel was a great place for the money ($35 US per night). It is a 3 star category hotel that is a work in progress. It just opened in the spring of 2012 and as such they still have a few things to work out. The bed was good, plenty of hot water in the tiny bathroom, cold a/c, nice room decor. Nice little plunge pool in the back that we enjoyed. The complimentary Pilippino breakfast was ok. Easy transport to and from the city center on tricycles $1 (motorcycle with covered passenger area). The decor is fun (and for sale) throughout the hotel with several areas to hang out with friends or family.

Room Tip: There is at least one room without a window. Our room was #1 and I would stay in it again.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

The hotel is new and truly artful. Room was generally clean, space for toilet and shower was quite narrow, but still acceptable. There are a lot of mosquitos in the room, thus the hotel needs to take prevention of epidemics. During spa, masseuse asked me to move to my room because one packpacker checked in, and he/she was to stay in spa room. It means that this hotel does not have an exclusive facility for Spa! But, it was still o.k. by considering the hotel is still under construction. Its jaccuzi seemed much deeper than I expected based on a picture of hotel website. However, it was not clean enough to enter in. Breakfast is good. The best thing of this hotel is kind staffs including masseuse, porter, and manager. Young manager with warm smile made our stay comfortable. Thank you very much! I almost forgot one important thing! This hotel offers free shuttle from/to Sibulan airport. It is really plus point.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We have been in Dumaguete for seven months and needed a break so we decided to try this new hotel. It lived up to our expectations and more. The rooms were clean and creatively designed. On entering the hotel through the red door you are at once aware that much thought has gone into developing this boutique venue. The buildings surround a main courtyard that has the red fountain as its main feature. There are many places to sit and relax, having as much privacy or contact as you wish. We were told that all the artworks and even the lighting was for sale - a unique idea. We also found out that the owner is developing a hotel on Siquor and we will definately be booking there for our next break. Highly recommended place and a delight for the soul.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Hibbard Avenue | Bantayan, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200, Philippines
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Location: Philippines > Visayas > Negros Island > Negros Oriental > Dumaguete City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Dumaguete City
Price Range: $19 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Island's Leisure Boutique Hotel and Spa - Dumaguete 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the center of Dumaguete City, a new idea in lodging has been born, an urban retreat which exudes peace and calmness. This boutique hotel, which also sells their home furnishings and accents, is quietly tucked into one floor of a building at Home Lounge, it offers easy access to a district full of cinemas, bars, restaurants, shopping center and banks and is also near to boulevard. Along with the sophisticated atmosphere, the comfort of the rooms is just as important as the treatment and care of our guest. The hotel features: Cabled TV, Mini-bar, safe-deposit box, hair dryer, wifi, public access to Internet as well as unique and exclusive decoration. ... more   less 
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