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Hotel Tavern
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Surigao City
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Thanks Hotel Tavern”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

We had a very pleasant 1 night stay. We booked this hotel before flying back to manila from siargao. The room was very nice, comfy bed and small but clean bathroom, the restaurant was very good, foods are very tasty. All in all, lovely stay!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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New York
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

I love to stay @ Tavern when I am in Surigao city. The rooms have balconies and the water views are simply stunning. You can watch sunrise and sunset from the boulevard or from your room balcony. There are small boats across the hotel for guests to visit other islands. I would recommend Siargao Island. The restaurant @ Tavern is average but there are couple of restaurants in the area. Guests can enjoy the breakfast buffet and the food is good. They also have airport transfer but you have to advise them ahead of time for your arrival and departure. There are no taxis in the city but plenty of multi-cabs and tricycles to take you places. The hotel is close to Surigao Market where you can buy fresh fruits, grilled fish or any kind of food. It is also one multicab ride to Gaisano mall where you can buy other necessities. Strip of fast food chains like Mcdonald's, Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich Pizza and etc. can be found near the vicinity of St. Paul University, Rizal St. not far from Tavern Hotel. There are two Mercury Drug stores in Rizal St to buy water, sodas, juices and medicines. Spas and beaches are nearby. For more info and anything else just ask the hotel concierge and they will help you. Overall Tavern is a good place to stay in Surigao city.

Room Tip: higher floor with balcony
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Reading, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

I stayed there Sept 2013 - nothing special but nothing really to complain about. Breakfast was better than other places of a similar price. Staff friendly, clean and hot water. The location is good - walking distance to centre and on seafront although you do have to cross the road.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

After having spent much of my time in the area on Dinagat Island, it was nice to spend the last days of my trip in the Tavern Hotel. If you've never spent time in the more remote Philippine Islands, then you might have to adjust your expectations. There are surprises you will discover about the day to day life here. This is not metropolitan US. So my review is based with on a local perspective. The rooms are average by US standards, which is to say they are luxurious in Surigao. It was very pleasing to have running cold and luke warm water. Cold showers were the norm anywhere else I stayed. The breakfast buffet was very good. American and Philippine style foods were available. It was nice to enjoy a real breakfast each morning. This American can endure rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner for so long before eggs and potatoes become a real need. It was really nice to be able to use plastic! Everywhere else in the area will not accept credit cards. It is not easy to convert dollars into pesos in large amounts here. Recommend you convert most of your cash on your way through Manila. All of the staff are especially gracious. You will always feel like an appreciated guest in this hotel. The hotel is located on the waterfront. Ferry docking is right outside the hotel. These ferries run regular trips to the smaller islands in the area. So there is a lot of activity outside your window. I enjoy people watching so I found this especially pleasing. There are nice seating areas outside the lobby. The staff will check on you in case you desire coffee or spirits while you enjoy the relaxing ambiance and entertaining activities of the waterfront harbor.

All in all it was a very pleasant stay. It is not the Hawaii Hilton, but it might just be as comfortable as it gets for us spoiled westerners out of our normal element.

Room Tip: I recommend a waterside room.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Matt O
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Australia
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67 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013 via mobile

The hotel is very well managed. It is extremely clean and the staff are very friendly and speak excellent English. The free breakfast gives a vary wide range. The hotel is divided into old and new wings. My last visit I stayed in the new wing. It has a small balcony and looked over the ocean. This time I stayed in the old wing but the rooms are fully renovated and still had a great view.
The price is very realistic. Excellent value for money.

Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Southern Finland, Finland
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218 reviews
102 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

Hotel has a great location on the boulevard and nice restaurant besides with a live music on the evening time. But, rooms are already tired and hotel needs fast renovation and updating to 2010 century. Wi- fi was poor at weekend time while hotel was a big circus with weddings and other happenings. Breakfast was ok, with a well made coffee:) Really fast room service but available only until 10 pm.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Niko_sta
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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60 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

Stayed here one night as I missed my boat to Dinagat island. Had a lunch here. Nice menu at a reasonable price. Room was ok. Only down side for me was that the room had a single bed. Not slept in one of thesed for a longtime. Always felt I was going to fall out. Breakfast buffet was ok.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Eric C
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Property: Hotel Tavern
Address: Borromeo St. | Surigao Boulevard, Surigao City, Mindanao 8400, Philippines
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Region: Philippines > Mindanao > Surigao del Norte Province > Surigao City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Surigao City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Tavern 3.5*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tavern, as it was formerly called, is now Hotel Tavern Surigao. The name Hotel Tavern Surigao serves to unite both the rich history and modern purpose of the hotel. The new Tavern, located at the scenic boulevard, is the premier hotel of Surigao. New structures are slowly being constructed to anticipate the modern Surigaonon life. While new foundations are being built, Hotel Tavern rekindles its role as the place to be when in Surigao, whether its guests come for business or pleasure. With its efforts to keep up with the times, its goal in comfort is to please each guest. It aims to host the creation of new wonderful memories through the quality of service all guests richly deserve. Hotel Tavern Surigao remains to be the only high-class and full-service business hotel in Surigao that has well-trained staff, buffet breakfast, restaurant and cafe, glass elevator, fire-emergency spray system, guarded parking, function rooms of all sizes, free wireless internet, and free airport service. In 2013 we are developing our valet car service and upgrading our free wireless internet to be accessible in all our rooms and function areas-all designed to better serve your business needs. We continue to be the pioneer in hotel services in Surigao. The hotel is poised to take her place as the premier hotel of Surigao - not only its first and favorite, but also becoming its finest hotel. ... more   less 
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