The Manor

Old mansion converted into a cozy small hotel

Exterior of the mansion converted into a small hotel

Exterior of the mansion converted into a small hotel

It was one of the charming bed and breakfast accommodations I’ve seen that is good for the budget. The Naga Manor, offers comfort and quite in a homey setting that is just walking distance to Naga City’s food strip, Magsaysay Ave. I was told that the mansion was a Marcos era structure (70s), that was converted into the present inn and managed by Avenue Hotel.

I like the homey setting which reminded me of houses that I’ve visited before. Then there’s the grand staircase that brings you to the second and third floors. The rooms are large, especially for the family room. Since there were three of us male bloggers, we were booked at a spacious room with three double beds. There’s also a single double bed room, twin beds as well as for fours.

I like the comfortable bed and the pillows. The airconditioning is working and can be cold. Because the house has limited rooms, there’s an extensions structure at the back that accommodates additional guests. Breakfasts are served but there’s no menu to select from and you have to contend with what they serve, unless you avail of the buffet breakfast at Avenue Hotel, for a fee.

I also like the quite location and just walking distance to the many types of food places and bars along Magsaysay Ave. It’s also walking distance to the Penafrancia Basilica. Overall, The Naga Manor is one low key but wonderful hotel to stay in. No frills but basics are provided. The wifi though is only available at the lobby and third floor.

Lobby and dining area of the manor

Lobby and dining area of the manor

Lobby and grand staircase

Lobby and grand staircase

Second floor and staircase

Second floor and staircase

One of the family rooms

One of the family rooms

Toilet and bath

Toilet and bath

Thanx to Arts, Culture and Tourism Office (ACTO) of Naga City for the invitation and arranging this trip. Check their website Naga X or Like their Facebook page.

The Naga Manor
Balatas Road (near Basilica Road)
Naga City
+63 54 8117288/8113311/4723332
https://www.facebook.com/thenagamanor

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.

3 Comments

  1. Estan Cabigas (@EstanCabigas)
    April 3, 2015 @ 16:18

    Looking for a cozy hotel to stay in Naga City?

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  2. Estan Cabigas (@EstanCabigas)
    April 3, 2015 @ 16:18

    Looking for a cozy hotel to stay in Naga City?

    Old mansion converted into a cozy small hotel http://t.co/JfCBkLA9LC http://t.co/MXn99br5bW

  3. Uptourist
    April 16, 2015 @ 14:54

    Nice idea. I love how it is all modern inside. And I have to say that it is also so clean. Beautiful.

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