Home is not a place… It’s a feeling!
Filipinos love good festival. We tend to visit places during the festivities to witness the rich culture the place has to offer. Dumaguete city is not an exemption for it is known for their Buglasan Festival.
Dumaguete City is a component city in the Province of Negros Oriental in the Philippines. Being the capital and the principal seaport, it is one of the most populous city in the province of Negros.
Visiting a place during festivities or on their peak season is exciting and fun. But one thing that needs consideration is the accommodation as it can be a real challenge to get one due to the volume of people who flock into hotels, transient houses and the likes. Booking a hotel accommodation will be a race for the visitors. On our jaunt to Dumaguete to witness the Buglasan Festival and visit some tourists spots in the province, we stayed at the La Residencia Al Mar Hotel. The hotel is our cozy second home – for 3 days and 2 nights.
Experience in La Residencia Al Mar Hotel
This is not a low-priced hotel but the look and feel is so homey. The rooms are stylish and contemporary. The interior has some sophisticated decors and the modern architecture with a Spanish hint provides an overall sense of well-being. It’s a rainy weekend and I just wanted to sleep all day if only I could. Anyway, what I like most was the view at the balcony. It was an added value for enjoying the panoramic view of Rizal Boulevard with the turquoise bay waters on the back drop. It is also a nice place to watch Mr Sun greeting everyone his warmest hello every morning.
The hotel is good for tourists and business people alike. With its seamless services the place is idyllic for leisure and business settings. The hotel is located along the famous Rizal Boulevard. It is just a few moments away from Dumaguete’s commercial district and attractions like the Siliman university.
The guest rooms provide tranquil for business and leisure alike. It is spacious and has a cozy ambience thoughtfully designed to provide maximum comfort to guests. It is equipped with an air-conditioning system, a mini bar, comfy beds, free WIFI access and other room standard services.
La Residencia is the heart of Dumaguete’s culinary heritage serving an array of gastronomic specialties with a touch of local color giving its guests a decade of fine food and exceptional services.
The hotel has three on-site restaurants that serve Filipino, Western and Japanese cuisines. There is also a bar and customized catering services for private events and meetings. These three restaurants are the Don Atilano Fine Dining, The Filipino and, Wakagi (Japanese). Too bad, we’re not able to try these restaurants as we had a different itinerary to follow. Maybe on our next visit. 🙂
Function Halls and Meeting Facilities
The function rooms offer a convention and banquet space as needed. It provides function organizers the flexibility in setting the size of conferences, events and meetings of up to 200 persons.
Superior Executive – Php 2,900
Family Room – Php 2,750
Executive Suite – Php 2,600
Executive Deluxe – Php 2,300
Deluxe – Php 2,000
Check in 2:00 PM
Other Hotel Services:
Wake up Call
Safety Deposit Box
I would like to thank the Office of NEGROS ORIENTAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (NOCCI) for sponsoring this trip and to Province of Negros Oriental Tourism Office for the assistance as part of the celebration of Buglasan Festival 2016. The Buglasan Festival will run from October 14-23,2016. For more updates visit their Facebook page at Buglasan Festival.