Our first night in Bacolod was spent at the Grand Regal Hotel not because we planned to stay there but more to the fact that we were left without a choice after the vans at the airport going to the city have all vanished by the time we went out of the building.
We were told that the next batch wouldn’t be back ‘til the next scheduled flight from Manila arrived. So it was with good fortune that we saw Grand Regal’s service van parked outside waiting for a passenger. We asked if we can hitch a ride and inquired about their hotel too. Their rates looked good (discounted at Php999.00 for the standard rooms), so were their rooms. We were sold; free transfer to Bacolod city plus good and affordable accommodations.
We entered their posh lobby less than an hour after leaving the airport. We filled out the necessary paperwork and proceeded to their rooms. Everything looked exactly as advertised on their pamphlets, which was excellent.
The room was sizeable, well furnished and clean. TV was with cable and working well. The lights were perfect too, complete with onboard controls near the bed. Service was very efficient, prompt and courteous.
It was almost perfect except for the view outside the window, which connected directly to a roof deck that any utility man can peep through (which of course nobody did, I was just paranoid) and the existence of a door adjacent to the bed that connects to the next room (the next guest room that is, so if you’re planning any sort of hanky panky, better tone your noise down a little).
The hotel was located at Araneta Avenue, in front of the huge Gaisano mall [See Map] and some blocks away from Lacson Street. The location was okay but it was always two rides away from where the action was in Bacolod. If not for this, we would have completely stayed here instead of transferring to the easier location of Business Inn along Lacson.
Grand Regal Hotel
Araneta St., Singcang, Bacolod City | Tel No. 708-5888 | 708-5588
91 Standard Class Rooms
Php8,888.00 Ambassador Suite | Php4,100.00 Senior Suite | Php3,500.00 Junior Suite | Php2,000.00 Standard
Extra Person Per Room: Php630.00
* Always ask for their off-peak season rates *
Trip Itinerary Summary
Café Bob’s | BREDCO Port Revisited | Grand Regal Hotel | San Sebastian Cathedral | Capitol Park & Lagoon | La Corona Café | Sweet Greens Deli Café
Calea | Dinner at The Ruins | San Diego Cathedral | Silay Ancestral Houses | El Ideal Bakery & Refreshment | The Bernardino Jalandoni Museum
Balay Negrense Museum | Café 1925 | Resto Grill sa Baybay | Lupit Church | Business Inn | Virgie’s Homemade Products | Starbucks Global Icon City Mug