By the morning after, we thanked our gracious hosts, and went back to the city. We stayed at Hotel Nicanor by recommendation of our hosts. Few of our Cebu-based friends were arriving, and we still had enough time to settle in our stuff, and see both the university, and the city as much as we could that day.
Hotel Nicanor is located in the middle downtown of Dumaguete. Before the trip, I was eyeing the same accommodation for it’s strategic location near the mall, Cathedral, and Bell Tower, Silliman University, and the boulevard. It was good that our host recommended it as well. The morning after we had ourselves checked – in, while we waited for friends that were scheduled to arrive that day.
Hotel Nicanor was home for the next few days.
Spacious rooms, humongous beds, cozy ambience — Hotel Nicanor has only thought of the best of accommodations their guests with the following hotel features:
- Free internet connection in every room (wired network and WIFI hotspot)
- 24-hour Standy Generator
- Free pick-up at the Airport/Dumaguete Seaport (upon request only) 6am-5pm only must be booked prior to check in date
- Laundry service available
- Free Purified Drinking Water
- 24-hr Elevator
- Secured with 24-hr CCTV security system
Hotel Nicanor is very accessible, and the staff were very warm and accommodating. Though I found that the hotel hallways were dimly lighted, as were as the light fixtures in the rooms. It gives off a warm, and elegant feel to the place, but I just wished a bit that the hallways were properly lighted up. Or maybe it is just me with dimly lighted hallways.
The Twin Room, and Superior Room just had enough leg room, but not entirely spacious to move around. We stayed at the twin room, and if it were just Audrey and I, the room would be spacious enough. But I think the guys are better off on a room with enough floor area to move around.
HOTEL NICANOR ROOM RATES (Discounted Online Rates)
Nicanor Suites 2,600PhP
Family Suite 2,400PhP
Executive Deluxe 2,200PhP
Family Room 2,100PhP
Grandeur Superior Rooms 1,500PhP
Superior Room 1,400PhP
Twin Room 1,350PhP
Single Room 1,050PhP
***Find cheaper room rates online: discounted online rates
The Superior room was where the couple stayed, maybe it was jest me or the room are too closed in. I’m never a big fan of rooms without windows, and small floor area. The Family De Luxe is spacious and is recommended should there be children in the group, with just enough floor area to move around with kids in tow, or if you’re planning on sharing a room — it was the room the entourage stayed, and became their dressing rooms too.
Wifi connection is fast, even when almost everyone in our travel group were connected to it at the same time. but should you be traveling without any gadgets with you, a 24-hour internet cafe can accommodate your need to get online, and snack area is also open.
We did not get to stay too long at the hotel, it was just shelter, but it was home for the next following days. The longest time we had hanging around in our rooms was when we were all dressed up, and waiting for us to be picked up by the transport service to get us to the event venue — which never happened. The transport service picking us up, not the event, that is. No, the transport service was not of the hotel. That one deserves a single post.
San Jose St. Dumaguete City
(035) 226 3330