Fersal Hotel

A budget friendly hotel in Quezon City

Hotel lobby and front desk

Hotel lobby and front desk

The hotel building at night

The hotel building at night

One of the difficult things that people from outside of Metro Manila have when coming to the capital city is this: where to book a quality budget friendly hotel in Quezon City, or other places in the Metro? The thing with Metro Manila is that people see it as quite expensive. And because of its large land area, it is always better to stay nearer to the place where you need to be. Why stay in Pasay City when your business is in Quezon City?

For one based in Makati, and as a travel blogger, I get many questions like that. Frankly, its not always easy to answer these kind of question. Of course, I don’t always get to stay at a hotel while in Makati except for a few chances. And one of these was at Fersal Hotel in Malakas, Diliman, Quezon City.

Spacious lobby of Fersal Hotel - Malakas

Spacious lobby of Fersal Hotel – Malakas

Fersal Hotel is a family run chain that started as tourist inns. In 2007, it was rebranded when the second generation of the family came into the fore. Today, it has eight branches, seven in strategic places in Metro Manila (Manila, Quezon City and Makati) and the newest one in Puerto Princesa. They also have two full service hotels under the Elizabeth Hotel brand in Baguio and Cebu.

One thing that Fersal Hotel is proud of is the quality and comfort they offer at an affordable rate with genuine Filipino hospitality. Branches are usually located where the action is for both businessmen and tourists. It’s always near malls, dining as well as for work.

Deluxe Single room with a queen sized bed

Deluxe Single room with a queen sized bed

In the Malakas branch, it is just near major government agencies, the Quezon Memorial Circle and UP Diliman. The area is also known addresses for NGOs and other groups. In terms of dining, it is just walking distance to the restaurant and cafe strip.

Fersal Hotel in Malakas is one of the hotel chain’s bigger branches. I do like its spacious and cavernous lobby. It has well appointed lighting that at night exudes warmth and comfort. In terms of interior design, its easy on the eyes without being superfluous and there’s breathing space. Seats aren’t crowded.

A corner Deluxe Double room

A corner Deluxe Double room

Deluxe double toilet

Deluxe double toilet

The room that we got was a deluxe double bed room at the corner. It was spacious and clean with standard amenities. Because its a corner room, two sets of windows bring in more light which I like.

But one thing that guests of Fersal Hotel eventually notice is the quite comfortable bed and pillows at the hotel. In my experience, there are budget friendly hotels that have hard beds that is not good for the back. Or ones that are too soft. In these instances, I always don’t sleep well. But here, there is proper support when supine or prone ensuring a much deserved rest.

Pillows are plush too, bringing comfort. At night, in room lighting is warm and easy on the eyes. The toilet is clean and enough for use with basic toiletries.

Furniture setup at the lobby

Furniture setup at the lobby

Fersal Hotel is a good place to stay if you’re looking for quality comfort at an affordable price. With seven branches around Metro Manila and one in Puerto Princesa, it would not be difficult to chose. Do check out their website for branch locations as well as rates and promos.

Fersal Hotel
(632) 912-2691 / +63 922-857-2543
[email protected]
http://www.fersalhotel.com/

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications. He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces. I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

2 Comments

  1. Pandelicious
    March 7, 2014 @ 9:00

    There’s a Fersal hotel near where i live– which is about 10 minutes from Araneta Center. 😀 It was not as nice looking as this one! 🙂

  2. estancabigas
    March 7, 2014 @ 9:27

    Lauren, marami silang branches 🙂

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