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”

hotel in coron

Coron is always a great place to visit. Lovely white sand beaches, a salty hot spring, pristine island lakes, island hopping and with those spectacular rock formations, a memorable vacation. For such a small town, looking for the perfect hotel can be challenging. But Coron Soleil Garden Resort, and its budget friendly sister, Coron Soleil Express Hotel are highly recommended. Great service, good food and well appointed location. Coron Soleil Garden Resort When we last visited Coron last July, we stayed at the Coron Soleil…Continue Reading “A well appointed and recommended resort hotel in Coron”

Best resort in Coron, Palawan

I was a bit worried that for the past few days I was in Coron town, the weather was just terrible. A typhoon was brewing north of the Philippines, heavy rains in the Calamianes, where Coron is located and a flight from Cebu was even cancelled due to the incessant downpour. Even the tours around the islands were affected with cancelations for a day and a limited trip the next day. The timing, it seems was not good. Right smack in the middle of the…Continue Reading “Club Paradise, the best resort in Coron Palawan”