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Ciriaco Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Calbayog City
Sentosa Island, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Overpriced hotel”
Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

I stay at this hotel 2013 jan.the cleanliness n pool n within hotel facilities is top grade . restaurant below average especially bfas..total let down.wifi not strong. I stay a sea view room, if there isa party, can forget abt early rest.coming to calbayog next mth, had ask a friend to book marju krisel instead. Overall average hotel.overprice for 2800 peso per night.

  • Stayed March 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

This hotel is relatively new. The attention to detail isn't great. The doors, walls, and furniture are all scratched. Dirt in corners, etc. Nonetheless, I enjoyed my stay here. The food was good. The beds were comfortable. I would not hesitate to come back again, but I would negotiate the rate.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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3 Thank NYWrldTrav
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2013

We stayed here for 18 days and it was 17 days too long,,, the hotel is out of the so called town, it has very bad fitting windows for a new hotel and if you get a room at the front ,, well just forget trying to sleep...
The food in the Restaurant was bad,,It takes the about 20 mins to get a drink and about 30 to 45 mins for any food,, they didn't have most things I asked for each day but when you did find something they had and ordered it, when it came to the table it was nothing like what it said it would be,,,,we would go to another hotel for meals everyday or to the so called town.
The best thing about this hotel is the pool and outside area,,,its such a shame because the hotel looks great on the wed and from the outside too,,, I don't think anything about this hotel is value for money,, I would not stay there again, The staff there are ok but need some more understanding of englishand maybe some customer service training.

Room Tip: Don't pick a room at the front if you want to sleep,,, Traffic noise was very bad due to bad fi...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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4 Thank Colin548
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2013 via mobile

We visit Calbayog City every 2 years to visit family there. We stayed at the Ciriaco Hotel for 5 nights are honestly we were not disappointed. The staff at the hotel are very courteous however to promote the hotel further to Westerners (we are Australian) the staff need to improve their English language skills. I had to ask 3 times before I was given some information about tours around the city. We did experience the Banyon / Taragnan falls which was a truly amazing experience! The only other negatives were the breakfast room at Cafe Elsa - the variety of food was lacking and the staff need more hospitality training. The pool is quite murky and needs to be cleaned and the wi-fi / TV reception is appalling.
In saying this we would definitely return to Ciriaco. Calbayog City needs a hotel like this to attract more tourists to the Island, which would benefit greatly from them!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

The Ciriaco Hotel is a nice place to stay if you don't want to use the wifi internet .. they haven't learned what a signal booster is yet as there is only one wifi router on the 1st floor and another on the 3rd floor .. if you are on the 2nd floor forget it.
As far as being a nice QUIET location for someone that likes to stay in their room or around the pool its a great value if you reserve your rooms at the desk, online rates really suck thru agoda, expedia, or directwithhotels .. also, if you aren't going to the airport the available public transportation sucks too .. there are no taxi's, car or van rentals, or even tricycles/center cars available in front of the hotel .. most of my time spent was walking.

Room Tip: sea view deluxe is your best value if you spend alot of time in your room or will be entertaining gu...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank IllinoisCountryBoy
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Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Kudoz to Mr Ciriaco for putting up this nice hotel in this City. Much needed establishment like this to offer travellers a quite nice place to stay. The rooms are huge and can compete to a business hotel in China. Reminds me of some IHG hotel i stayed in China sans of course the wifi . Pillows and linens are top rated. Never expected to get this good pillows and linens in this provincial hotel.

Room Tip: Choose room facing the Sea
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2013

I had the chance to visit Calbayog City last May (out of a whim), and I couldn't be happier that I took the flight to this beautiful place in Samar Region! I went here last May without expecting much, but boy I was surprised to find a hidden gem that offers world-class facilities, which I heard were designed by a renowned Filipino architect, accented by really expensive furniture (made by an equally famous designer here in the Philippines)! My room, minimalist in style, was very spacious and had the best sea-view which I certainly don't mind waking up to every day! Their customer service was first class, everyone was genuinely friendly and displays the well-loved Filipino hospitality. The restaurant's humba de calbayog (pork stew that is sweet, sour and salty all at the same time), and sinakongan (red rice served with chocolate syrup - sounds weird, but believe, it tastes really good) were really mouth-watering and to die for! They also offer a wide variety of tours that is perfect for those who love nature and adventure. We availed one of their tour packages to see for ourselves what the region has to offer. Our group's tour guide, Warrren, was very informative and even went the extra mile to ensure that we are all having fun! He was not just our tour guide, but our photographer (a great one at that!). We went to Biri Island, and visited 2 of the more famous rock formations. We rode a Habal-Habal, a customized motorcyle that can carry up to 4 persons. The rock formations remind me of those in Grand Canyon. We crossed wooden bridges, dead corals, some mangroves, and the sea to get to these rock formations. After that, we went to Tarangban Falls - one of the most beautiful falls I've ever seen! We also went to Paranas (eastern samar) to try the Torpedo Boat Ride. The experience is similar to white water rafting, but what makes this one different (and more exciting) is that you have the option to jump into the raging waters! This is totally safe as the guide and the boatmen will be waiting for you (with a make-shift rope where you can hang-on) at the calmer side of the river, where the water will bring you on your way downstream. There are other tourist spots that our group was not able to visit due to lack of time (caves, beaches, lighthouse and more falls). I will definitely go back to explore the rest of the region, hopefully before the rest of the world discovers this great place!

Room Tip: Get the room with a sea-view; avail their adventure packages - more convenient as each tourist spot...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Ciriaco Hotel
Address: Km. 735 Maharlika Highway | Brgy Bagacay, Calbayog City 6710, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Samar Island > Calbayog City
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Calbayog City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Ciriaco Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
CIRIACO HOTEL and RESORT is a boutique hotel that is strategically located at the center of Calbayog, a city in Western Samar, Philippines. It boasts of 45 well-appointed and minimalist inspired rooms, a restaurant that offers the best seafood and native Calbayog dishes from across the nearby provinces, ballroom and function rooms for private and corporate events, and a swimming pool perfect for a leisurely morning or afternoon dip.  It is the first deluxe hotel in Samar, and in the whole Region 8, and has been instrumental in transforming travel and lifestyle in Samar Island. Designed in a minimalist and contemporary style, each of the 45 luxurious guest rooms and suite at Ciriaco Hotel and Resort offers an individual climate control, LCD TV with satellite cable connection, a mini bar, modern bath and shower facilities with complete bathroom amenities, coffee and tea making facilities, safety deposit box, and WIFI access. ... more   less 
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