The hotel is Ok
It's a decent place to stay when you're in Iligan area
I think its the best in the area
and I saw many guest at that time......
perhaps its really is the nicest in the area......:)
The hotel has a restaurant in the Ground floor
and make sure if you will order something...
make an allowance of 30 minutes for them to prepare your meal
A solid and secure Hotel featureing clean and tidy rooms with TV, Air Conditioning, Telephone, Hot and Cold water for the shower and sink. A previous review indicates a pool hall with college students hanging around playing pool. This no longer exists at Elena Towers. There is a sari sari ( convienience store ) and a Chow King fast food type restaurant on the ground level, very clean with great food and the service to match !
The lobby is clean, uncluttered with a staff that extends a warm and friendly greeting to all visitors and has proven themselves to me to be very helpful when needed. There is 24 uniformed security at Elena Towers and this hotel is accredited by the Region 10 Board of Tourism. This multi story building is equipped with an elevator and there is a standby generator in case of electrical power failure. Housekeeping at this hotel is excellent.
Within eyesight and just a few steps away from the hotel entrance you will find several food establishemnts such as Chow King, El Manual resto-bar, a photocopy shop, several internet cafes, and well within walking distance Jollibee ( the Philippines most famous fast food franchise ) and many other eatearies many with specialty items sure to please !
Elena Towers borders one of the Philippines finest Universities, Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. You can have a fine overview of the campus from rooms on the upper floors. I have toured this University and met with Faculty, Staff, and Students there. The students here are well mannered, polite and well behaved, put simply, it is Not an " Annimal House " type of place so there is no fear of loud " Beer Bash " parties going on at all hours of the day and night to disturb you.
Although just outside of the " City Proper " ( downtown area ) there are numerous forms of public transportation available to you in about 5 minutes or less to take you anywhere in the city you would like to go. There is the recently opened Gaisano Mall a few blocks down the street and most other points in the city are just minutes away by Taxi or Jeepney.
I have stayed at the Elena Towers Inn 3 times, twice in 2008 and once in 2009 and I look forward to visiting again. For me, this hotel is in an excellent location and just where I want to be when I visit Iligan City so I have not tried any of the other fine accomodations that are available.
Cost for a single room for one was about 5000 PHP for a one week stay ! ( at the times of my visits )
( UPDATE )
I once again had a very enjoyable stay here on a visit in late 2010. This time I enjoyed the use of the WiFi internet access in the lobby, available at no additional charge for hotel guests. Everything from previous visits still applies.
Elena Towers Inn is in the process of having an exterior facelift. The building is being painted and the front of the building is being given an entire new look. Same great acomodation and service from a great hotel staff ! I enjoyed staying here again in Nov 2011
UPDATE 2012 / 2013
A major facelift to the exterior was taking place toward the end of 2012 and has been completed. Upgrading of parts of the interior also completed. The night club that was next door and caused some reviewers here to complain about the noise, has closed down.
A 24 hour McDonalds was constructed and opened at the end of 2012 right across the street from Elena Towers.
Across the driveway from the hotel lobby entrance, a branch of the famous Iliganon Restaurant ( of Pala-O, Iligan City ) has opened and is very nice I ate there quite a few times on my visit of 2013.
Same familiar faces of the lobby and hotel staff as experienced in previous years with their most welcoming hospitality makes a repeat stay at Elena Towers like a visit to your friends. Always polite, courteous and helpful.
24 Hour Uniformed & Armed Security
Accredited with Region 10 Board of Tourism
Hot & Cold water with good water pressure at all times
Banquet and Meeting Room Facilities
Warm and Friendly staff
Emergency Backup Electrical Generator
Internet WiFi available in the lobby area
Convienience store, Fast Food, a variety of restaurants and eateries within a few steps of the entrance
Some great views of the city and surrounding area from upper floor windows
public transportation readily available, get anyplace in the city in just minutes !
Renee's pension house was very nice. We stayed there for a few nights, they have friendly staff and the rooms were very clean. There is also a Spa and Body Massage place in the same compound and they offer room service only for people staying at the hotel. We had a wonderful massage for 1 hour 45 minutes for 400 pesos. The restaurant at Renees was also good, I loved the tosilog for breakfast. They do both a Filipino and an American style breakfast so it is good for everyone.
Nice restaurant, spa service, walking distance to downtown, close to Tinago by Jeepney or cycle. Air conditioned rooms, laundry service, security guard 24 hours, wifi in the hotel and the spa.
Allready 6 times in 20 years , i visited iligan [ for my wife,s family ] and alway,s stay in house or hut. Now when our 3 daughters allso came with us , we looked for a hotel.
And , we found RENE,S Pensionhouse. Located on Roxas Avenue [ allso called Highway ]
Only a few minutes walk to City centrum.
We stayed 4 weeks , 1 double and 1 triple room [ all togther some Euro 600 ] means $ 900
or Peso 36000. [ thats Euro 20 or $30 a day ]
The food is good , the rooms cleaned every day , staff very friendly , do almost everything you ask, in a few minutes. You buy fresh bread across the road allso drinking water.
The shower has hot water.
For your diner in the evening you go to Mimi,s or Tita,s place [ 7 minutes walk ]
They have BBQ chicken , pork and normal foods. We paid never more than Euro2 [ $ 3 ] p.p.
Taxi from hotel to those places , about 40-50 peso [ $ 1 ] So , stay in Rene,s place , you won,t regret it.
Take a ride to Bucana Family beach [ almost free extrance ] , or Timoga Pools. [ 50 peso p.p. ]
We visit allso Maze Park with olympic size swimming pool. [ 25 peso p.p.
When visit Tinago falls , you have to go more than 200 steps down [ and up again ] but it
And in the city have a massage or pedicure. 200 peso each [ $ 4 ]
Hot water shower. Everyday clean your room. Moderate price for your room.
Walking distance to City. Dining room. Roomservice. TV and refrigerator in room.
It feels like you're away from miles and miles of the city as it's situated right next to the Tinago Falls where of course,its in the mountain. Fresh air and quite ambience..Perfect to those who fancy a self renewal!
I don't think the area has extra good facilities as it's newly reopened after a couple of year closed..if any questions I would be glad to help you though..drop me a line!
The place is away from the city with a mere 20 minutes ride. Beside the splashing and amazing flawing swimming pools which is located in Timoga Swimming Pools. Infront are restaurants that would suit your cravings of local foods specially the Lechon(roasted pig).
Clean and family owned which the owner is a family friend! Friendly staff and the best is the swimming pools.
This hotel is kinda' old and I don't think they have a renovation yet but this is around the Iligans park plaza. Most of the people would rather stay here since its near to Bank, restaurants and Offices.
The place is little bit old and the rooms and the doors are very old but its very affordable though!
Located in the heart of the small city. It's near in the Mindanao State University, so, the place has lots of students hanging out in the ground floor doing billiards and studying in the fastfoods! The ambience feels really home for me when I went home for years before I got back. We stayed here instead at our house but because we have lots of visitors then that was much better to stay out for awhile! My inlaws relatives arrived that time!
It's a 7 story building, they their elevator which is good! They have also big function room that can accomodate 500 people! They have the internet room and clean rooms too!
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