The Holidays are just around the corner and whenever I feel the cold breeze when November comes I couldn’t help but think of Christmas. I see Christmas decorations on display in stores and it makes me feel cheerful. And it always reminds me of our first Holiday vacation.
I remember when my family and I were on vacation in the Philippines two years ago. It was our first trip there during the Holidays. We stayed at Don Felipe Hotel and Sabin Resort Hotel in Ormoc City, Leyte and visited my parents and my siblings twice a week. We also had my baby sister and niece wish us in the hotel to keep us company on weekends. The first two weeks of our vacation was very busy. So the remaining two weeks was very laid back and relaxing.
Don Felipe Hotel in Ormoc City is an old hotel but the rooms are maintained very well. When we were there in December 2012, there was a repair going on but it didn’t affect the service. The room rates are very affordable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I saw two students (from the school I worked before) working in the front desk. It was very nice to see them again. The hotel restaurant was cozy and the food was great. The food price was reasonable, too. The hotel is located in front of the Ormoc Bay. It’s location is very ideal because it’s very close to the market, grocery stores, and transportation – bus terminal, jeepney terminal, ferry boats, and utility vans. Because the transportation terminals are right across the road where the hotel is, expect the noise when you go out to the veranda. 🙂
I lived in Leyte for years but that was the very first time I stayed in Don Felipe Hotel. I highly recommend this hotel if you choose convenience and affordability.