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“Great buffet dinner!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Dame Hotel
Ranked #11 of 31 Hotels in Iloilo City
Sendai, Japan
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great buffet dinner!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

The rooms are clean. The beds are comfortable. Free wifi inside the room & accomodation includes breakfast too. The location is so-so; located in the busy streets of La Paz. A bit pricey than average hotel but worth it. The thing I like most in this hotel is their Japanese dinner buffet every Tuesday to Thursday. ^^

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank Daiflu
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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Davao City, Philippines
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42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013 via mobile

Value for money. Location is nice, near a mall, restos are also nearby. Dont forget netongs la paz batchoy just across the street inside the wet market!!! Emilion resto is at the 3 rd flr of the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jet t
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New Milford, New Jersey
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

Stayed at this hotel during the Dinagyan Festival for 4 nights. The hotel staff are excellent and very helpful. They go out of their way to assist you. We stayed in a suite room, overlooking the street with balcony. However the sliding doors are locked so you cannot even enjoy the balcony. i find the layout of the room odd, the bed is hard and not comfortable at all.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank PLMito
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Paranaque, Philippines
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2012

This is my second time to stay here. Although the hotel is pretty strict with the check-in time, they would already process everything for you; so when you return to the hotel after going around or from work, they would already give you your room key- i still think it's hassle free, despite waiting for the exact time for checking in.

Room is very nice, clean and cold. The bathroom is complete with everything and of course, very clean. The entire room including the bathroom is well-lit and well ventilated.

Your room comes with a free breakfast. I must say, the food is okay.

The staff from the owner to the bellboy were very very accommodating. They assist you the details you need and are very helpful.

The only criticism I can give is that there isn't much of a power outlet where you can charge your phone or laptop or any other device that needs to be charged. The first time I stayed here, WiFi is only available at the lobby and at the restaurant. Then on our recent stay, free WiFi was already available in the rooms- although slow, service is improving.

May it be on business trip or vacation, I would always come back to this hotel = accessible to the city, convenient and worth your money.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank silentstar01
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Manila
Level Contributor
61 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

It is my first time to stay in this hotel and I find the location very good, access to public transportation is very convenient and its just right infront of the public market of La Paz where the original local noodle dish "batchoy" was born.

The hotel staff was very accommodation, I felt like I had a big VIP sign over my head! Check was a breeze as if they were already expecting me and I was accompanied to my room. I was so happy to find my room's air conditioner already on and the bellman gave me a brief orientation on the room and happily opened the curtains for me to see the view of he countryside. The room had a mini ref, coffee and tea making facilities, the bathroom had the basic amenities.

I was also given aside from complementary breakfast, they also offered afternoon coffee at the lobby for free during my stay. They breakfast was set breakfast, you can choose what you want and the serving was quite big enough for me. I also had dinner that the hotel's Emilion, that night was Asian buffet and it was good spread for the price.

They hotel had wifi for the guests. Overall, I am happy with the hotel and it was value for money if you are looking for first class accommodations.

Should you stay in this hotel, don't miss to try the batchoy at Deco's and Ted's infront of the hotel. My most delicious FIND in the market was the Brazo de Ube at the corner bakery at the public market, La Paz Bakeshop. It's very good and cheap too. Make sure to bring home a roll aside from all the goodies from Iloilo.

Room Tip: Rooms on the higher floors are better if you get annoyed with traffic noise below.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank guideme
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Various, UK, Aus, NZ, HK
Level Contributor
127 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

This is a small hotel in the city centre. It's clearly not really a business hotel - the wifi did not work every well (although staff were friendly and reset the router when I rang up, and it worked better after that). The rooms are reasonably small. Although there is blackout curtain on the windows, the light from outside comes in until they turn it off at 11pm. The bathrooms are small but contain all the amenities one would need. The rooms are basic but functional - contain tea and coffee, TV, wardrobes etc. Bed was like a rock but I quite like that. Desk was small. Not too many power points.
Breakfast is odd - no buffet, you choose from a list. The list is really strange - for example, "waffles and bacon" is actually egg and bacon, with waffles and also comes with fruit and tea. Once I figured this out and managed to get my egg and bacon with the waffles on a differnt plate with the fruit it all became a lot more pleasant (not being american). Clearly not set up for anyone other than local Philippino's or Americans - zero options for Europeans; no cereals. But they try hard.
Similarly, the evening buffet was "interesting". It was supposed to be "Asian specialities" but was rather limited and mostly lukewarm. Other than that, would return if I had business here. Not too many other choices in Iloilo!
Hotel has no features though - no pool, gym, business centre. Which would limit the appeal for more than an overnight stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank fairhsa
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Level Contributor
38 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012 via mobile

Good value for your money, clean, great service, plus good food is great! But wait, be warned about the location.... It's across the wet market.
I will still return for the following reasons:
1. Breakfast is absolutely delicious!
2. They give you free snacks ( yummy vegetable chips, pizza, and coffee)
3. Ted's batchoy is right beside the hotel. It's the best noodle soup in the world.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank RonGaby V
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Property: Grand Dame Hotel
Address: Corner Rizal and Huervana Streets, Iloilo City, Iloilo Province 5000, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Iloilo Province > Iloilo City
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #11 of 31 Hotels in Iloilo City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Dame Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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