courtyard by marriott iloilo

Crispy pata and silky maja blanca at the breakfast buffet. Attentive and hospitable staff. Striking interiors. Cozy suites. And just darn beautiful stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo. Last February, I stayed at this hotel for two nights when I visited Iloilo City. Kind of grateful that since December last year till February, I was in this city and Bacolod thrice, after a few years’s absence. This staycation was just like previous staycations I had: a time to just relax. I usually take this…Continue Reading “Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo, best place to stay in the city”

budget hotel in Cebu City

The Rooms by Alinace @ Mango is a new budget hotel in Cebu City. As of now, it has 10 standard double rooms, three family rooms and two rooms with 8 bunk beds all located at the second floor of a three floor building. The third floor isn’t yet open. Because it is new, the rooms and amenities are still good and aircon units are functioning well. The rooms I stayed at a standard room with queen bed (PHP1250 for walk in but as I…Continue Reading “The Rooms, a new budget hotel in Cebu City”

expresss inn osmena budget hotel in cebu city

A budget hotel in Cebu City with a pool? I was a bit surprised to find out that this new hotel along Osmeña Boulevard has one at the rooftop, albeit small but nonetheless, it’s an interesting offer for a price point that is quite affordable. Nice interiors, great location Express In Osmeña is one of three properties in the cities of Cebu and Lapulapu. Although I’ve stayed at the Mabolo branch years ago, this one, I think is better. First, the room interior is modern,…Continue Reading “A worthy budget hotel (with pool) in Cebu City”

where to stay in bongao

Whenever one searches or asks where to stay in Bongao, Tawitawi, Rachel’s Place Restaurant and Hotel is surely one of the recommendations. Bongao is the provincial capital and where most visitors make their base. Despite its status, its just a small town with a handful of hotels and resorts. Although that is changing now as I’ve seen several expansions and constructions at the resort areas in my last visit last week. Renovated façade and new rooms I’ve stayed at this hotel twice and the last…Continue Reading “Rachel’s Place in Bongao Tawitawi gets a make over”

Amelie Hotel in Malate

Malate has always been known as the bohemian enclave of Manila with its many artsy cafes and galleries, bustling nightlife and irrepressible energy. The district was the place to go to socialize and a haven for artists and musicians. If you want culture and more, Malate was the place. But that was way before the establishments and happening places have moved to other quarters of Metro Manila. The Malate of old has lost its glory and its star has dimmed. Gritty and grimy, it has…Continue Reading “Amelie Hotel in Malate exudes that perfect Manila vibe”