Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Where to Stay in Dumaguete: Hotel Essencia

When we went to Dumaguete last January, we stayed at Hotel Essencia. We availed of their Standard Economy room with king-sized bed. Reservations were made via email, without any advance payment. The room rate didn't include breakfast but the airport pick-up was free. Here are photos of the room (photos taken from my iPhone 5).

The king-sized bed

No windows on the wall by the bed. At the foot of the bed is a seating area and the TV.

The room had a window but it opens up to a light well. I was actually freaked out by that window. We didn't open those curtains.

You can see the bathroom from this side of the bed. It has a see through glass panel but there's a blind that you can pull down if you're shy. I think, this is perfect for honeymooners hehe. 

Another photo of the bed.

At one part of the room is the coffee station and a small refrigerator. 

The bathroom. It's pretty weird that that toilet bowl is not pushed against the wall. As in there's a gap between the toilet and the wall which was a bit weird to me. 

The lavatory and the counter. It's a pretty big counter but since the toilet is there right beside it, you can't really use that big space on the counter as you will be standing pretty tight next to the toilet. 

Measly toiletries

Shower area. See there's a blind that you can pull down to hide the bathroom from the bedroom.

The closet with a few hangers. Hangers are important to my husband as he likes to unpack his clothes and hang them up on the closet. 

For P1,200 we paid for the room, I think that's pretty right. We only stayed one night in this hotel and it pretty much gave us what we needed, a clean bed we can sleep in for the night. Their staff was very accommodating as I had to ask them a favor regarding our ferry tickets to Siquijor. It's okay that the room rate didn't have breakfast included as you can avail of that separately in their restaurant. If I remember it right, it was less than P150 per person for the set breakfast. If ever I go back to Dumaguete, I will definitely not think twice about staying in this hotel again.

Hotel Essencia
#39 Real St. corner San Juan St., Dumaguete City

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