Amazingly, Tacloban is one of the cities in the Philippines that has the lowest poverty rate and is considered highly urbanized. Tacloban hotels that are right in the center of the city are easy to find so that everything is accessible during one’s visit.
Asia Stars Hotel
Found on P. Zamora Street right in Tacloban City, the Asia Stars Hotel is a good option when it comes to accommodation for families. Aside from its convenient location, this Tacloban hotel is not just near the airport but it is right in the center of the business district of Tacloban City. If one needs to go to the bank, find a restaurant, go to the mall or find a place to take the kids to, these are just a stone’s throw away from the Asia Stars Hotel and one has the option of taking the public transportation or arranging transportation with the hotel. The staff of Asia Stars Hotel always has friendly smiles and speaks both English and Filipino very well. The rooms at this Tacloban hotel are also moderately priced, the executive suite complete with its king sized bed, cable television and a small receiving area is only Php 1,700 per night. Each room at the Asia Stars Hotel has its own bathroom and there is room service no matter what time of day. The rooms are also immaculately clean and are very spacious. Dining is never a problem at the Asia Stars Hotel because their Stars Café serves excellent American and Filipino dishes.
Grand Royal Suites Hotel
Grand Royal Suites Hotel is a small Tacloban hotel that has a store and an Internet shop on the 1st floor. The reception area of Grand Royal Suites Hotel is right above this floor and although this Tacloban hotel is relatively small, the rooms here have sufficient floor area for 2 people. The deluxe matrimonial room at this Tacloban hotel is also one of the cheapest in the area, at only Php 750 per night. The rooms are fully air conditioned, each one has a television with cable, hot and cold shower and an IDD telephone. Although the Grand Royal Suites Hotel does not have an in-house restaurant, one just has to ask the reception where the restaurants are and for those food establishments that deliver, delivery is allowed at this hotel. What’s good about the location of the Grand Royal Suites Hotel is that it is very near the commercial district, very accessible to public transportation and sometimes one can even walk the distance, and overall the service is quite good. The Grand Royal Suites Hotel is a favorite among couples who want to see more of the Philippines but are working on a budget.