Zpad Residences is located next to the Bethany Hospital and Jollibee Tacloban Bethany Branch. Getting to the hotel from the airport cost PHP13 on a jeepney bound for Imelda or Downtown. There is no need to take a PHP300 taxi or van.
Check in is fast and straight forward at the small air-conditioned front office. Guests with cars will have guarded parking in the hotel compound. Wifi is strong and fast. The hotel is a modern three level building with open walkways and large staircases. Rooms have peculiar room numbers. I got a Zpad single which was room 203-3. This meant that once I entered the first door of 203, I had a large shared living room and dining room with occupants of 203-1 and 203-2. The bedroom and toilet/shower of each sub-unit were accessed through a second door. This was a unique and very innovative design. People travelling in groups would really benefit from this extra semi-private living space.
The current prices of Zpad give excellent value for money. Zpad mini goes for only PHP950, while the Zpad single for a few hundred pesos more. I hope they can maintain the prices and the quality of the hotel at the same time.
The hotel is next to Jollibee. Sari-sari stores open almost the whole day, to serve the needs of the Bethany Hospital.
The extravagant Sto Nino Shrine built in the 1980s by First Lady Imelda Marcos is walking distance from the hotel. Downtown is a very short jeepney ride away.
I would definitely go back to Zpad if I were to return to Tacloban. Hopefully by then, they would have constructed a stand alone bathroom for guests who just checked out to use. I checked out at 12 noon, but my flight was not until 5pm so I asked in advance if I could use a shower for 15 minutes at around 3pm to bathe after a sweaty walk around downtown. When I needed it at 3pm, they said all the rooms were already cleaned and the best they could offer me was the public toilet in the parking lot. This only had a sink and a toilet bowl. No thanks. Went to my flight in sweaty clothes. No joy in that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Zpad Residences Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines, where all the things you need to relax, enjoy, and take pleasure in come at budget-friendly rates. Our newly opened hotel in Tacloban presents travelers with a great place to stay, offering superb features and various services that ensure a hassle-free vacation. All guestrooms boast a soothing ambience and are designed in such a way that they evoke a sense of inviting warmth - perfect after a day of touring around the city. Each space is equipped with fittings and amenities that provide comfort and convenience every time. Aside from all these, our hotel's location is very much accessible to restaurants, shops, and other establishments, while the Tacloban City Airport is just a few minutes' drive away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Zpad Residences Tacloban, Leyte Island