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Garden Orchid Hotel: Nuveaux Luxury

Comfortable and fine hotel for those in search of luxury. This is the most recommended hotel for businessmen and those who need to be seen!

Facilities are modern compared to other hotels in the city. Big swimming pool! Spacious lobby but the restaurant has a very public view as it is right accross the lobby with only a lounge chair and sofa as divider. And the lobby could be bustling with a lot of people esp during weekends as the 2nd floor has function rooms and a popular venue for weddings and parties.

Rooms are spacious and everywhere in the hotel, the dark maroon wood finish tastefully accents everything! There is a spa, a Japanese restuarant and a disco on the lower ground floor. The affluent Chavacanos are frequently in this hotel.

Note: If your business is in the middle of town (10mins) and all you have for transpo are the tricycles (there are no cabs), you may not like the distance doing such a ride in your business attire!

Cute: They have an airport shuttle but you can actually walk the distance between the airport and the hotel!

One of the best and safest places to be for a night out! Bands play at the bar just beside the lobby.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Business Travel, Family Travel
  • Written October 22, 2006

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Garden Orchid Hotel: The Best Hotel in Zamboanga City

The hotel has spacious rooms that are superbly clean, specially the T&B which is my prime consideration whenever I stay in a hotel/resort. The 4-star amenities and facilities is a steal with the price we paid. The hotel restaurants lives up to the hotel's service quality with it's very satisfying well-prepared food (check out the cheap seafood). For families checking-in, the kids would enjoy the big swimming pool at the back garden.

We paid a discounted rate of $30 per night for a twin-sharing room. Highly Recommended! Compared to other hotels within the area, value for money.

No need to get out of the hotel when looking for a good place for night entertainment. There is the Lobby Bar where local bands play music - best enjoyed with a couple of bottles of beer or a shot of tequila. For dance fanatics, a discoteque at the basement is open.

A spa/massage clinic within the hotel is open. When it's late night, avail of the massage room service to wind-up a tiresome day.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Luxury Travel
  • Written February 16, 2006
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Lantaka Hotel: Hotel by the Sea

This is not a new hotel but it's main selling point is it's commanding view of the sea. The seaside rooms have porches where you can see the wharf and the sea. On a Friday night, there is a live band playing in it's poolside restaurant.

Rooms are old but clean and spacious.

The hotel will pick you up and/or bring you to the the airport for P75/person/one way.

Shampoo is not provided for, only soap.

The hotel has a rarely used large swimming pool set amidst coconut trees.

Right outside the hotel's restaurant are sellers of pearls (6 am - 6 pm). The pearls are real and come pretty cheap.

Also, outside the hotel are travel agencies and tour operators.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Spa and Resort, Beaches
  • Written September 17, 2007
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Lantaka Hotel: Historic hotel by the sea

Unlike most of the tourist hotels which are on the road to the airport, this hotel is at the seashore, within walking distance to the downtown area, and in the historic Spanish area that includes Fort del Pilar. This is a comfortable older hotel with A/C, high celings, a lot of wood, and definitely not a cookie-cutter Hilton or Radisson type. The dining facilities are al fresco overlooking the channel between Zamboanga and the neighboring island of Basilan (currently notorious for the Abu Sayef).

The staff is extremely efficient and genteel. It is an unhurried spot that doesn't try to hustle tourists.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Historical Travel, Business Travel
  • Written July 28, 2004

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Grand Astoria Hotel: Economical and Centrally Located

I just got back from Zamboanga last Friday. I stayed at the Grand Astoria Hotel (a bit of a big name for a small hotel). The hotel is along main street Zambo and very accessible to PUVs. It is clean and comfy, most important of all, the rates are reasonable. e.g., P695 for a standard single room good enough to be shared by 2 pax. A double room is P995.

It is mostly used by business travelers and locals for their family affairs so it is quite reputable. The price of food isn't bad either. A dinner of steamed lapu-lapu, mixed veggies with tofu and hair-like seaweeds, crispy pata which is more than good enough for 3 pax will cost you around P750++.

The hotel is just a P6.00 jeepney ride from the Barter Trade Center in Canelar.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Road Trip, Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written April 1, 2008
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LANTAKA HOTEL BY THE SEA: ZAMBOANGA'S BEST LOCATED HOTEL

Lantaka Hotel is among the oldest hotels in the city but centrally located where from you can walk to the City Hall, Fort Pilar, Zamboanga Museum, Pershing Park, the Ferry Terminal and the shopping areas. Try to request rooms on the first floor overlooking the swimming pool for better views. Rooms are basic and simple.

Apart from its very good location, they have a swimming pool, bar with a view of the ocean and a good restaurant serving local and international cuisine.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Family Travel
  • Written May 7, 2007
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Lantaka Hotel By The Sea: Good old luxury!

While I have stayed at other accommodation facilities in Zamboanga City, being back at this place is still a welcome respite to make feel a real vacation.

Service is still the same prompt and friendly, the facilities are vintage but kept to standard, food may not be fancy with those tongue-twisting names but still delectable worthy of a hotel. Their thick and tasty hot chocolate should probably be the hotel's signature!

The rooms are spacious with big glass windows and a terrace for a good view of the sea and the pier. You can watch those fastcrafts come and go right from your room. Looking beyond also gives you a hint of the famed Sta Cruz Island. Bathrooms have tubs if you want to laze around in that department. I just wish they'll put in some kind of exhaust things in there so it doesn't become truly a spa during hot showers!

Fridays and Saturdays there are bands or acoustic singers who will hum you songs during dinner as you look out to little lights flickering in the sea. There are even some little nipa huts where you can privately enjoy your dinner or drinks.

The basement has a travel agency that can arrange tours and the lobby has a free wireless broadband internet if you crave to surf. Then again the whole facility is wi-fi friendly!

This is one of the few places in the city that has a swimming pool. And the only hotel with a good view of the sea (from the room, the restaurant, the bar or the pool).

Call it unique, this vintage of a place also has a vintage crew! Yes, most of their service personnel seem to be older than usual! :)

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Business Travel, Family Travel
  • Written October 22, 2006

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  • Reviews: 1

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Zalo's Boutique Hotel

It is composite domicile of convenience, wellness, residency and entertainment all packaged for the good life. You don’t have to go far from this amenities. ZALOS Boutique Hotel offer all these in a well appointed get up along the busy and well lighted Governor Camins stretch.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Business Travel
  • Written May 10, 2011

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Sam`s Guesthouse Putik: Private Guesthouse Putik Zamboanga City

Sam´s Guest house is a home away from Home.

It is a Private Guesthouse a 300 sq meter proberty there are in a friendly peaceful neighbourhood
Some rooms with private kitchen have been added in a newer building agross from the main House on the same proberty.

Airport Pick up is available .Driver and car are available for hire and tour guiding.

It is an inexspensive alternative to the Hotels and resorts in and around Zamboanga City.

Sam`s Guest House is located at the Sto.Nino Village Subdivision Putik near the GUIWAN Market and Zamboanga City´s BUS terminal approx.10 MInutes from where you can travel anywhere in Mindanao.
If you arrive in Zamboanga by bus from any place in Mindanao you don`'t have to go downtown Sam's Guesthouse is just around to let you have your rest.
Sam`s Guesthouse is very close for those who arrive by bus in Zamboanga from other cities to go for a visa run (Foreigners im particular)in Malaysia using the Zamboanga -Sandakan ship route with Alison Shipping line.
The boat leaves the Philippines in Zamboanga Pier on Mondays and Thursdays and returns the following day. The immigration line up begins at 10am and the boat’s crew plans to leave at 2pm.

Sam`S Guesthouse is agross from the Yubenco SHoppingmall just an approx. five minutes walk from the Front Gate to the Mall.
10 minutes to the big Guiwan market where Guests can buy fruits and other things.

It takes 20 minutes by car to the Beach resorts in Zamboanga City or 20 minutes to the City center,the beautiful Pasonanca Park ,Boalan Swimming park and10 minutes by Car to Lunzuran a beautiful mountain location .If you are looking for a church to worship it takes about 10 minutes by car.
Taxi´s and other transportation are just 5 minutes away along the Highway

When you are in Zamboanga don 't miss to go to the famous pink and white sand Islands of Sta Cruz.
Or travel to BOlong beach and the stunning 11 islands of the coast of bolong approx.35 Km drive along the ocean from Sam`s Guesthouse.

Sam ´s Guesthouse has two Bedrooms
There are rooms also in a new building
Guest´s can use the built in kitchen in case they like to buy and cook their own food.

It has a nice Garden in a quite envirionment.It is a safe quite place .
It is a good location from where you have access to a market so there is no need to travel into the city ,the Bus terminal is close by .Beach resorts and the City center can be reached by car in 20 min.
The Guesthouse is not far from the Guiwan shopping and market complex with Banks and fruitstands .
Transportation and Driver is also available directly form the Guesthouse by arrangement.

The place is not far from the Lunzuran Mountains a beautiful place with a nice mountain view.Some of the best houses in the Philippines (with swimming pool) can be seen there.
Shopping is also literally at your Doorsteps

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written January 12, 2010
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Garden Orchid Hotel: Old Hotel's Charm

I managed to get a free 2-night stay at the Garden Orchid because of a seminar I attended. The room was clean and comfortable. I found my bed's cushion rather stiff (it seldom bounces, which some people find better). The bathroom has a big tub; the bathroom doesn't have an updated design (it looks dated). The room has cable TV.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written June 3, 2009

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