We stayed for 3 nights. First 2 were quiet and nice but on the third, Friday, they have a celebration up on the roof (free oysters, buy your own drinks from the restaurant) and the partying continued until 01.30, after which everything suddenly fell silent. Until that people screaming at the corridors, having a good time - but it meant no sleep. And in the morning there was a lovely puddle of vomit on the corridor.
But the good things were: extremely, unbelievably nice staff. They really work hard to try to make everyone enjoy their stay and to get people acquainted with each other.
Do not miss the Wednesday night barbecue (also on the roof). Where they take you in a group to the local market to buy your own food (whatever you want to barbecue, they will help you to choose and buy), then they have people there to grill it for you. And all of this is free of charge. You only pay for what you want to buy from the local market. You can buy drinks from the restaurant. An excellent way to meet other travelers.
We also dived Apo Island with their in-house Harold´s dive shop and it was an all-around good experience with good-quality dive equipment.
So if you are young, party (and drink) - loving and especially if you are traveling alone - this is the place for you.
If you prefer a good nights sleep than maybe not. Even though the room was a good size and ok in every aspect.
- Also Known As:
- Harolds Mansion Hotel Dumaguete City