NEGROS ORIENTAL | Hotel Nicanor Dumaguete City

Monday, July 23, 2012

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.

Hotel Nicanor
Address: San Jose St., Dumaguete City
Telephone: (035) 421-0787 | (035) 226-3330
Mobile: (0922) 889-4911

GPS Coordinates: 9.307948,123.308197
Click to view location on Google Maps

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  1. i'm a picky guest, how unfortunate! heheh. the dirt that came out of the faucet bothered me big time. i also can't forget the defective water heater and the weak water supply and air-conditioning system. good thing the people were nice and they had free water hehe. made up for everything they lacked.

  2. Anny
    Hehe different strokes for different folks :P

  3. Hmmm, I'd be like Anny too I think. Picky when it comes to water in the bath. Hope they fix it as I'm willing to try it given ur recom.

  4. Lifeisacelebration
    I guess girls are really picky when it comes to those things :P

  5. Checking out your Dumaguete-Siquijor entries, I am going on August. Buti may reviews ka na. Helpful!

    1. Nice! Make sure you drop by Siquijor ha! Contact mo si Kuya Joam as guide :)