Our base of operation in the City of Gentle People is a tall glitzy hotel building a few blocks away from the city’s endless Rizal Boulevard.
Hotel Nicanor is one of the top choices in travel forums for budget travelers with rates ranging from Php950.00 for Single Standard rooms up to Php2,500.00 for their Nicanor Suites (click here for their complete room rates).
I was actually surprised after seeing the photos of their quarters; it doesn’t look like a budget hotel at all. The design was modern and chic; clean cream walls punctuated with naturally finished cabinets and drawers, geometric dark trims, red fabric highlights on their soft bed and a fantastic looking toilet and bath.
The bath water unfortunately had some dark rust-like materials coming out of their faucets which is a big minus for picky guest. I’m not sure if it was an isolated case but it really didn’t bother me much.
The room is air-conditioned but was a bit weak. This might be to the largeness of the room which I should say is really quite big for two persons.
Cold water is readily available for guests. Water stations serving mineral waters are located on their darkly lit hallways which I found to be a bit too gloomy for my liking.
The floor staff we encountered were friendly and polite; contrasting a bit with the reception people which were a bit aloof. These guys who are the hotel’s frontline to incoming guests should be more receptive and warm.
Aside from a few misses which can be easily rectified, I really didn’t have much issue with Hotel Nicanor and would gladly recommend it to fellow travelers looking for an affordable yet quality place to stay when in Dumaguete City.
Address: San Jose St., Dumaguete City
Telephone: (035) 421-0787 | (035) 226-3330
Mobile: (0922) 889-4911
GPS Coordinates: 9.307948,123.308197
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