Cagayan de Oro City Hotels

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The VIP Hotel at the Heart of the City: Affordable big rooms

Normally, I would judge a place by the size and ambience of their lobby, but after my wonderful experience at Microtel, which has a cute lobby, I would wait until I see the rooms.

We were greeted by a very nice doorman and a very helpful guard(I saw more of the guards than the doorman, but it's OK). The people at the front desk were very accommodating too.

The lobby is small, but I remembered Microtel's lobby to be smaller, so it's OK. They serve food at the lobby and there's a pianist there from time to time.





All of us got the Business Class room because they had a promo(check their website) until December this year. When we entered our room, we were pleased to see that it was clean and so were the bathrooms. They provided water and coffee, but there was no mini bar. Breakfast wasn't included too, but we were very near convenience stores, restaurants, and other establishments, so it wasn't a biggie.





I felt a little giddy. My first ever nickname was Vip (It's rhymes with zip) and I was with my former choirmates(VIP choir).

...and yes, that made staying at The VIP Hotel extra special.

Like what I mentioned above, The VIP Hotel is near everything. As their logo states, it's at the heart of the city, so whether riding a motorela(a trike with a carriage), a taxi, a car or by foot, you would reach the places of your choice easily, unless it's in another district.

Amenities of the Business Class room 44 (Old, but maintained)rooms: (less than PhP600 per person until December, minimum of 2 people...ergo, a little less than PhP1,200.00/room)

Fully Air-conditioned Room
Cable TV
IDD/NDD Telephone
Hot & Cold Shower
WIFI Internet Access
Hot Beverage Utility Set

Same amenities for the VIP Class(12 rooms), except for the fact that the rooms are newer. Regular rate: PhP2,800.00

The Junior Suite costs PhP3,200.00++ (The hotel has 4 Junior Suites) Newer rooms

Fully Air-conditioned Room
Cable TV
IDD/NDD Telephone
Hot & Cold Shower
Minibar ++(if you drink the contents of the mini bar)
Hot Beverage Utility Set
Hair Dryer
WIFI Internet Access
Dining Table and chairs

Executive Suite @ P 3,800.00++ (New rooms)
4 rooms available

Fully Air-conditioned Room
Cable TV
IDD/NDD Telephone
Hot & Cold Shower
Minibar++
Hot Beverage Utility Set
Hair Dryer
WIFI Internet Access
Dining Table and chairs

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Family Travel
  • Written October 3, 2012
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Hotel Ramon: Affordable

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  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Photography, Adventure Travel, Budget Travel
  • Written February 19, 2012
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New Dawn Pensionne: Nice place

I stayed here for nearly a week in May '10. The staff was courteous, the room was clean, and it's located near the city center. The TV was just an old box model, though, and they didn't have a restaurant, but I didn't have time to watch TV anyway and there was a diner (I believe the name was TapsiTime) right outside, so these were just minor snags and not dealbreakers. The price wasn't too high either. All in all, it was a very comfortable stay, and unless they've drastically changed in the past year, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written October 6, 2011

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  • Reviews: 39

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D' Morvie Suites: Cheap Travel

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One of the cheapest place to stay is at D' Morvie. Their rooms are not that spacious but most of the time you'll be outside to explore the city, so this fits for backpackers and budget travellers.
Rates around 350-450 per 12 hours(for 2-3 pax). Check my blog for more pics.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking, Adventure Travel
  • Written February 21, 2011
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Casa Luciana Guesthouse: Very Hospitable owners :)

Clean rooms, available for solo, twin or triple sharing. In center of city proper and around 5-10 minutes walking distance to Limketkai center (Shopping mall). Very hospitable owners. They definitely helped us with everything we needed when we were there. From suggesting places to go to to contacting personnel from Kagay (for white water rafting) and personal driver, they did this for us. Life was very much easier.

clean rooms, hospitable owners, cheap cost

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking, Eco-Tourism
  • Written February 2, 2011

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  • Reviews: 141

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St. Bridget Home: Cheap Accomodation

It is a dormitory type of stay. We were glad that we found this place because the other hostel that ive searched on the internet was fully booked at that time. There are rooms for 4-8 persons. Aircon or non-aircon. ranges 150-200/pax/nyt. Shared comfort room.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written January 30, 2011
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St. Bernadette Dormitory: saving grace..

The place was just right for what you pay for, but it was our saving grace at the time. We did not really have a booked accommodation to stay at. After our supercat travel, soaking wet and salty, we reached Cagayan De Oro city hours later than the eta coming from the last beach hop in Mantigue Island, Camiguin. Inded, it was our saving grace.. for the 17 of us, no comfortable lodging was available based on the inquiries we made. Out of the will the help and the desire to have a restful night after a very looooong trip around Camiguin, I felt motivated to go through even the smallest, tiniest corner to get a place even just for a night. We found St. Bernadette from its sister hotel. Thank GOD!

It is the only dormitory I know that accommodates both men and women in one room. Usually, dorms are exclusive for one gender. Well, this is an exemption maybe. It has all the facilities expected in a dormitory.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written September 21, 2010

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  • Reviews: 2

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Kingston Lodge - Apartelles and En-Suite Rooms: Cagayan de Oro's Jewel

This is my first hotel review. I actually didn’t want to write this one either, because it’s about a very special place, respectively hotel. I hesitate(d) because I am afraid that it will be overbooked, soon.

Kingston Lodge has fair-prized daily rates and competitive long-term offers.
What I like – and was astonished, too, when the first taxi brought us here on the first night: There is a bumpy natural street going off the high-way, for a bit more than hundred meters. One thinks: “Gosh, where do I end up, here?” – Then, after entering the gate, you immediately realize that you’ve arrived in a well hidden jewel of a place, which will prove itself to be really quite and relaxing.
All the rooms are very clean and nice. We chose to stay at an apartelle. Ours was real bright, spacey and in nice pastel colors. There are two which are less bright (because of a building behind them) for people who prefer that. – It is tastefully and practically furnished, with style.

We heard some people complain behind the hand because of this and that. In my opinion two things: One can always find something to complain. Then, what I’ve realized is that many of the complaining people are not those who live in – let’s say – luxury at home. Most of them who do either do not complain or go directly to a five or above star hotel where there is a world-wide set – sometimes boring – standard. I have stayed at many hotels which can be categorized no star up to many five star. – The issues, I heard people complaining at or on the Kingston Lodge are absolutely minor, in my opinion, things that can be handled simply with common sense. For example “kitchenette”, minor issues: Question to you: Would you change the stove – after a (or each) guest who is not educated to take care of other people’s goods and cooked with burning in stains to the stove. I guess not… Therefore, for me, us, absolutely no problem to look over little things like that. And, to repeat: It’s the people who don’t care, not the owner of the place. For example, at weekends, it could happen that people came using the pools without proper swim wear and showering, leaving dirty water behind that had to be cleaned with a lot of effort and cost.

No, let’s really face what a good and special place the Kingston Lodge in Cagayan de Oro is (and “No! I am absolutely not related to anybody there nor paid etc. ;-).”):

The staff is helpful and friendly, with a smile in their face, in general and also the ladies at the front desk. The owners are down to earth people who must have learned a lot about customer service some when in their lives. Furthermore, they are very knowledgeable about the area and always ready to give you any hint you can use.

They provide for a safe feeling all around the premises, with always friendly security guards on duty, too. If there was a problem, the maintenance was immediately there and took care of it instantly. At the beginning of our stay here, a new water pump system was put into place which made the hot and cold shower even more enjoyable than before. (Compared to many other hotels, the showers were perfectly working before as well, even if the water pressure was going up and down.)

I’ve never ever experienced such a good room staff as here at Kingston Lodge. I know, it sounds repeating, but true is true and fact is fact: They were friendly and courteous, did services I encountered the first time in all my traveling, such as even cleaning my cup while doing the daily room maintenance.

The food served at the restaurant has competitive prices and is among the best I’ve had in the Philippines. The pizzas are for sure number one, made in typical and genuine Italian style, juicy and with a great flavor. You can select between a variety of international and/or Filipino foods.

One of the “strange” side of myself – where I would have liked something different – is that I definitely would prefer an internet connection by cable instead of radiating WiFi. But, as said, that’s something I am picky, partly because of my profession. – However: The connection was good and always there when there was no brown-out or repair done. – When I came first, I was surprised not to find the German TV channel “Deutsche Welle TV” which would provide me with news about central Europe. But, in the information age, no problem: The computer connects me directly to the Swiss TV .

The hotel is located about six kilometers or about four miles away from the city center. But you are there quickly, either by one of the well-priced taxis or a Jeepney (can take longer).

I personally highly recommend the Kingston Lodge as the hotel of choice for your stay in Cagayan de Oro (even if you have business to in the city. The rewarding peace after being back at Kingston Lodge will really reward you greatly.)
In my opinion: Not only a best kept secret in Mindanao but also an example of great. well managed and friendly staffed hotel in the Philippines in general.

P.S. My wife and I stayed here for three months. I was complaining before getting here because I knew ahead that there’s no ocean and view to the sea but after arriving here, I did not miss it and felt happy all over, as my wife, too, and our children enjoyed the pools at the weekend and were treated very kindly.

P.P.S. Should Kingston Lodge be overrun in the future, I hope that I, respectively, we will still get a room ;-).

- excellent staff from owners to gardener help
- great rates
- great rooms
- quite place
- two pools
- excellent restaurant with half international, half filipino food (rare to find in the RP!)
- safe place

- highly recommendable

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Food and Dining, Golf, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written April 24, 2010
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The Middleton: Middleton Apartelle

The Middleton is a unique place in CDO, the staff when I arrived was very helpful and went out of there way to help with any request. The rooms are a bit basic, I stayed in the Honeymoon suite for the entire time that I was there, it was 1,800 Php each night. The room did have the hot and cold running water, the drains did have a small tendency to back-up a bit, due to hair clogging the drain. Otherwise there was no real problems with the rooms, the air conditioning ran very well, and kept the room at a good temp. It is slightly off the beaten path, and you will have to take a taxi to most places in CDO, but with the exchange rates the way they are, it's really no problem. There are the small shops just outside of the main gated entry, there is security 24 hours a day, and it's a very quiet place to stay when in CDO.

They do have a pool which is maintained each and every night, and the staff is available 24 hours a day without a problem. If you want a Burger at 2:30AM, they will deliver to your room without a problem, and help you with what you need at any hour of the day. Most everything that you need is within a short walk, or perhaps a trike ride from the front gates. BDO is just across from the market, and there is a convience store just up the street, for almost all of your needs.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Singles, Budget Travel
  • Written April 8, 2009
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Grand City Hotel CDO: Awful Front desk Experience

I used to stay in this hotel a lot because it was affordable until I was treated very, very rudely by a front desk personnel last December 08. I wrote a complaint to the hotel admin and even wrote to the hotel and resto association of CDO (I firmly believed I was treated unfairly and disrespected). I got 3 replies from the hotel association but never - not one - got a reply from Grand City itself. I am never setting foot on that hotel again and will NOT recommend it to anyone.

Location.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written March 26, 2009

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Executive Pension: A Nice Place to Stay if you are in a budget

My sister and I reserved for a twin room with 2 single beds for only P575/night. The room has been newly-renovated. The beds are comfy and so do the linens. However, there are quite a few inconveniences: (1) there is no window, (2) the bathroom has no exhaust and (3) the bathroom floor near the lavatory is forever wet because the water is not draining properly due to elevation problem. Apart from the 3 problems, our stay is nice. We only uses the room for sleeping, changing clothes and taking a bath because we are always on the go.

Executive Pension has a great location. It is near the downtown area. It is very near the Vjandep Bakeshop which sells the Pastel (Buns with Filling) from Camiguin. It is clean too!

For its rate, I could say that we had a great value for our money.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written February 15, 2009

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Lamar Inn: Lamar Inn

The facilities were okay you have your basic T&B, your own TV, AC and a comfortable bed.
The rooms are very cheap twin sharing for a tourist room starts at 650 per night.
The front desk is located at the second floor.

The employees are very helpful, since this was our first time there we asked the front desk aout the places we could visit and they directed us to tourist hot spots ^^

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written January 28, 2009
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Wilshire Inn: Backpacker's haven

A very modest motel. We went to CDO not for the hotel but for whitewater rafting. This hotel is really cheap but don't expect too much. The water supply is OK, aircon seems fine as well. The bed is ok (nothing fancy). If I would grade this hotel and 5 is the highest I will give this 2.

near Divisoria and other must-see places including local resto...

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking, Eco-Tourism
  • Written October 27, 2008
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Hotel Marco: One of Cagayan's better secrets

Stayed there for five days to do training. grounds and landscaping is excellent. Its located in a quiet part of the city near the famous Malasag eco park. I wouldnt call it a really swanky place as the rooms may need slight renovation, but the amenities are a value for money deal!!!

the pools: the semi-olympic pool, the hot pool and lagoon, the cool waterfall pool and jacuzzi. The sports facilities, including indoor tennis and badminton courts, gym and spa. Its got a large rock climbing wall...For a measly 2,000 pesos per night (includes breakfast), you can enjoy all these. I must say the food s great, with fresh ingredients. It also has a unique architecture. from the front lobby to the facade. Its got a great breakfast too, with a nice view of a great morning sun.Its a must try for locals who wish for an affordable pampered stay.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Spa and Resort, Family Travel, Seniors
  • Written October 3, 2008

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Discovery Hotel: decent but dated city hotel near Limketkai

Accomodations are old and food ain't that great. Its Really a fallback for when the nearby Mallberry Suites is full and you need to stay near he Limketkai area. for an additional 200 pesos, i'd say you'd be better off getting the "deluxe rooms." Bathrooms need thorough cleaning to get rid of grime and water stains.

it doesnt have an elevator. its a three floor hotel. Its really for the budget business traveller. No wifi

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Business Travel, Budget Travel
  • Written October 3, 2008

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