Sunday, February 1, 2015

2015 Jan: Philippines: Negros Occ: Bacolod: Go Hotels

Accommodation: Go Hotels Bacolod
Address: Lacson Street, Mandalagan  Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Stay: Jan 29-31, 2015 (2 nights)

Price: Known to offer early bird booking, you can await for the regular rooms to be on sale from this hotel.  We got an overnight stay for 882php from travel fair in SMX (2014). Another overnight stay from online booking for 995php only.

Location:
Accessible from airport via commuting van service (150php/pax, 2015).  Indicate to the driver, so he can get inside the main gate.

Located near Robinsons Mall and in the middle of Lacson St. (main street in Bacolod).  

There is a back door (open: 6am-10pm), that is connected to Robinsons Mall for safer walk.


Room: Clean as expected (looks the same as Go Hotels in Pioneer, Mandaluyong).  Well lighted, with international cable channels.



Culinary ExperienceNo breakfast included.  But there is a small shop that opens 6am-8pm which provides very basic and simple needs.

Some of the restaurants in Central Citywalk opens by 9:30, the mall opens at 10am and closes at 8pm.  The earliest restaurant we found open is Pendy's (5-10 minutes) away by jeep from this hotel.


Downside:



  • Internet service in room is too slow on early half of the evening. Try to go to the ground level lobby for better connection. You may also go out of the room and find routers hanging from the ceiling.  But when it's around 2am, the connection is so fast.
  • Clogged or too slow to water drainage  when taking a bath
  • One grounded socket near the telephone
  • First time user of cable and tv remotes will normally show "no signal". Just dial 0 on the phone and they will surely assist you to make it work.
For its price and location, I would recommend this as your home base in Bacolod.

Other options or accommodation near Lacson St.





Travel Date: January 29, 2015 06:35 - January 31, 2015 17:40
Ticket bought: June 11, 2014

Itinerary:


Thursday

Arrival at Bacolod airport
Check-in @ Go Hotels
Silay (San Diego Cathedral, Jalandoni Musuem, Balay Negrense, Gaston Ancestral House)

Friday

Cafe Bobs
Campuestuhan 
The Ruins
Delicioso
Art District

Saturday

C's by L'fisher 
Pope John Paul tower
International Folk Toys Museum
Negros Museum Cafe


Expenses: