For euro20/night in September, it is an absolute bargain! The double room we booked was spacious, had comfortable beds and an efficient a/c, very much required for sunny months. There was a safe as well as a minibar in the room. The shower area was ample and toilet area had a bidet hose, a much appreciated amenity. Rooms are cleaned daily and were always ready by the time we got back from each day's adventure. There were several power outages during the day while we were there but the hotel's generator quickly kicked in, so no problem..
Each floor was equipped with a purified water dispenser, which is a thoughtful touch for guests. Likewise, 2 complimentary bottles of water was provided for our room. Since the hotel is not carpeted, and instead uses ceramic tiles for flooring, you can expect some sound carrying into rooms from the corridors... could be a problem for light sleepers.
The hotel itself is in the city centre, walking distance to the bay walk (which is abuzz even on Sunday evenings). Also walking distance from many restaurants along the corniche, including the famous Sans Rival restaurant, selling its namesake pastry and sylvannas, which are popular gifts to take back from Dumaguete. The front desk staff is friendly, arranges tours and can give recommendations for activities. However, If you're any good at haggling, try to strike a bargain with tricycle (local motorized coach) drivers to take you around the city or to the jump off point for Apo island. That way, you can stop wherever you see anything interesting worth a photo..
The hotel is relatively new and everything is kept clean and working. However, I noticed toilet fixtures were not the type that would last for years so it will be interesting to see how the hotel fares in the coming years.
Excellent value hotel. Go and book it soon.
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