Le Chateau D'iloilo
Corner M. H. Del Pilar & Lopez Jaena Sts., Molo, Iloilo City, Philippines
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S. Villanueva Building
need a quick fix, they do it for you on the street
Penoys have pencil markings
how much is the taxi fare from the airport to Days Hotel and from Days Hotel to Coca Cola Plant? Thanks
Re: taxi fare
hi there. from the airport to days hotel will cost you around P 250.00 and up, if you travel by meter. Just be careful, though, to check with the taxi driver that he will use the meter. Most of them give a fixed price that cost totally way high.
you'd actually pass by the coca-cola plant on your way to days hotel.
travelling back from days hotel to the plant will cost you P150.00 or more.
Travel Tips for Iloilo City
For more tourist information...
Visit the Department of Tourism's (DOT) office for more information on attractions not just in Iloilo but in nearby provinces - Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, and Negros Occidental. The available information includes:
1) Package tours and tour operators
2) Hotel and accommodation
3) Sights and attractions - natural, historical
4) Festival schedules
5) Transfer arrangements, etc.
And the staff are generally friendly and helpful.
Address: Bonifacion Drive, Iloilo City (adjacent to Museo Iloilo)
Tel. No. : (6333) 337-5411
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
service everywhere is impecable here in the Philippines. Most shops have an armed guard who will open the door for you as you enter and exit. employees will immediately offer to help you find anything and they are very patient. You get the feeling that they really want to help you, not that they are after a comission. And service is quick. Get this, our wedding bands were designed here. We went into the jewler at 11 a.m. to try the rings on. They didn't fit. In addition, we had requested white gold and they gave us regular gold. Well, by 5 pm our rings were corrected! Now that is service!
I also needed my pants hemmed. and went tot he tailors home, 12 hours and $1 later and I had my pants!
A little bit of rustic ambiance
Although the city has grown in leaps and bounds, creating a huge urban sprawl, there are still some pockets in the city that offer some of that provincial, rustic ambiance.
An example is this serene picture of Iloilo River taken from Forbes Bridges (the main bridge connecting downtown area to the northern suburbs of La Paz and Jaro). And this is adjacent to a major shopping mall, Gaisano City.
I remember the time when the area beneath Forbes Bridge was occupied with informal settlers - when the place used to be "fondly" called Forbes Park - a parody of its more (no, make that the MOST) affluent namesake in Manila (Forbes Park in Manila is the exclusive enclave of ambassadors, taipans, and of the old rich Spanish families).
With the relocation of the informal settlers, the area has regained its rustic charm, right smack in the middle of this rapidly expanding city at that!
handmade baskets and woven objects of all kinds are available at street stalls. Quality is very good, prices are very cheap. baskets and purses. cheap and fashiable and these go for much much mor ein the States cheap
my frustrating search for real coffee...
Good coffee in Iloilo is hard to come by. Most local places serve instant coffee and there is a severe lack of real milk or cream here. Someone told me Bluejay made good coffee. When I stopped in I was greeted by no less than 3 employees and informed they ground the beans fresh and they are of high quality. I ordered an americano (espresso and hot water) and was delighted that it was in fact, high quality espresso. Sadly, when I asked for cream I was handed a packet of powdered cream. What a shame! They go through the trouble of importing high quality beans, but then tarnish it with a fake, powdered cream.
Alas, my search for good coffee continued.
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