Monday, April 30, 2018

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Bacolod's Places to Stay Overnight and Pasalubong Centers

Bacolod, located in Negros Island in Central Visayas, is one of the major cities in the Philippines. It has a lot of government offices and tourist attractions that people from other islands come to visit the place. But where can travelers stay for a night to take a rest or wait for the next day for an important schedule or appointment?




But first, how to travel to Bacolod?
Check these comprehensive ways on my posts that I made.
From Cebu: http://www.readysetgoandshare.com/2017/03/travelling-from-cebu-to-bacolod-via.html?m=1
From Cebu, Iloilo or Guimaras: http://www.readysetgoandshare.com/2017/07/travelling-to-guimaras-from-bacolod-via.html

Here are the places that people can stay in Bacolod:


Near the city (Bacolod City)

Budget

1. Hometown Hotel Bacolod

Location: ​just beside ABS-CBN site. behind Tom N Tom's Coffee
26TH LACSON STREET, BACOLOD CITY
contact details: +639565919534 (GLOBE) / +639323867883 (SUN/SMART)
website: http://www.hometownph.com/hometown-hotel-bacolod---lacson.html

Room Rates:
   Single Rooms ~  899.00 Php / night
   Standard Rooms ~ 999.00 Php / night
   Premium Rooms ~1,099.00 Php (bigger room; could accommodate 3-4 persons if with extra bed)
   Extra Bed ~ 300 Php / night
   Mixed Dorm ~ 350 Php /head

Pros:  

  • The place is easy to find because you can just say to driver  to stop at ABS-CBN station.
  • It is located along LACSON Street. So, it is easy to ride a public transportation.
  • It is a 5-minute walk to Robinsons Place Bacolod for Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) passport appointment)

Cons: 

  • The walls of the rooms are not fully sound-proof because i think the material of the divider is like the container van. So you can hear the footsteps on the upper floor or the noise beside your room.
Verdict:
Great for the price with its facilities and convenience to restaurants and malls.


To know my experience with DFA- Bacolod, check this link.

2. Circle Inn - Hotel & Suites Bacolod

Location: Lopez Jaena Street, Capitol Shopping Center, Bacolod, 6100 Negros Occidental
contact details: 

telephone: 63-34-709-9111 OR 63-34-709-9009
mobile:  63-917-445-9972
website: http://www.circleinnph.com/

How to book:
Apps and sites which can be used to book this hotel are the following:
Expedia.com.ph, Booking.com, Agoda and Hotels.com
 My husband and I personally used Agoda to book the hotel as it was cheaper than other sites.

Room Rates:
Standard Queen ~ 1,190 Php/ night
Standard Twin ~ 1,190 Php/ night
Deluxe Queen ~ 1,600 Php/ night
Deluxe Twin  ~ 1,600 Php/ night
Deluxe Pool Room ~ 2,880 Php/ night

Insight:

Pros:
  • It is known by some taxi drivers so if you came from Silay Airport or seaport behind SM Bacolod, they are familiar with it.
  • It has a swimming pool.
  • It is just one jeepney ride to Bacolod South Bus Terminal or CERES Liner South Bus terminal

Cons:
  • It is 2 kilometers away from Robinsons Place Bacolod for DFA passport appointment. 
  • Also, it is streets away from Lacon St. (the main street of commercial in Bacolod)  
  • Wifi connection was not that good when we stayed in this hotel. I do hope they have already fixed this problem.

3. Go Hotels Bacolod

Location: Lacson St, Bacolod, Negros Occidental
just behind Robinsons Place Bacolod

Contact details: Tel. No.: +63 (34) 4410506 | 4410774

Insight:

You need to book online by their website which is stated above and through other accommodation websites/apps like the following:
Expedia.com.phBooking.comAgoda and Hotels.com

Pros:
  • Near Robinsons Place Mall where DFA is located.

4. White Hotel - Burgos (by Hometown.Ph)

Location: 42 Burgos Avenue, Bacolod
Near Lacson Street and Provincial Capital Lagoon and Negros Museum

Contact details:
telephone number: 63(34)7058869
mobile: Globe 63(927)2847544 Smart 63(921)8865723

website:
whitehotelbacolod@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/whitehotelbcd
http://www.hometownph.com/white-hotel-bacolod.html

It is an ancestral house that turned into a magnificent hotel. For cheaper price, you can opt to their double/twin room with shared bathroom.

5. L 'Fisher Hotel

Location: 14th Lacson Street, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
near Calea cafe (famous for their pastries)

contact details:
telephone number: +6334 433 3731
website: https://www.lfisherhotelbacolod.com/contact-us/

How to book:
Apps and sites which can be used to book this hotel are the following:
Expedia.com.phBooking.comAgoda and Hotels.com

Insight:

This hotel is common for convention or events purposes. So prices are a bit high. But this is very popular to all locals whenever you are looking for a hotel. And they have budget rooms already. The place is very convenient especially during Masskara festival.
They also have good amenities and facilities like pools and spa rooms.


Additional Recommendation for Pasalubong (Food Gifts)


  1. Bongbong's Piaya and Barquillos

Whenever I go to Bacolod, I have to buy pasalubong from this store because I love the selections of local pastries that my family and I really enjoy eating.

  • Butter scotch
  • Piaya
  • Tarts
  • Barquillos


Store Location in Bacolod City
http://www.bongbongspiaya.com.ph/stores

1. Lizares St., Bacolod City
2. Lopues- East, Bacolod City
3. Luzuriaga St., Bacolod City
4. Sum-ag, Bacolod City

I usually go to Bongbong's Piaya and Barquillos store located near San Sebastian Cathedral and Bacolod Plaza and going to SM Bacolod along the corner of San Juan St. and Rizal St.

 2. Calea Pastries


Calea's cakes and pastries are the sweet treats of Bacolod that you should really try and might bring to your loved ones on your way back home.

Store locations:



  • 1. just in front of L'Fisher Hotel along Lacson Street.
15th st, Balay Quince,, Bacolod, 6100 Negros Occidental
  • 2. Robinsons Place Bacolod



There are a lot of hotels that you can still choose from when you search on the websites and apps that I have mentioned. These are some that are near and accessible to Department of Foreign Affairs in Robinsons Place Bacolod.

I hope this helps!

Thank you for reading! Please share if this helped you.

happy travelling!

Sarah

Ready, set, go and share! other posts:

If you want to go in Bacolod?


1. Visit Silay City  for culture, arts and history fascination
2. Climb the 7 waterfalls in Mambukal Resort
3. Process your renewal of passport in DFA - Bacolod in Robinsons Mall.

If you still have time to go to Guimaras Island and explore this place, check these links.

1. Travelling to Guimaras - entry from Bacolod and exit to Iloilo
2. Places to see and Activities to do in Guimaras Island

If you want to explore Cebu , check these links:

If you want to see my international trip, check this link:




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