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“another night - NOT in paradise”
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New Pongos Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Ormoc
Reviewed 21 January 2014

moskitos anywhere bites over and over

not much to say - poor atmosphere - poor room - poor restaurant

very simple but clean

one more night in this city

not much sleep because the hotel is just oposite a discotheque and whenever a guest went in or out with the open door comes a sound level you will not forget for a long time - they turn it up to the limit

Room Tip: thousands of people in the city and not much option - so you take what you get even it´s that simpl...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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5  Thank bernd_frey
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

Pongos offers rooms in the new and old parts of the hotel. My budget couldn't stretch to the new so I had a room with noisy air con, run-down furniture and cockroaches. Still very much part of a building site the snazzy entrance hall is deceptive. I'm sure there is much better accomodation elswhere and it's not really worth the money.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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2  Thank Hannah C
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

Stayed during a seminar/conference. Spacious parking. Working elevator Rooms are basic with an old world charm. Thankfully old world didn't mean cockroaches. I could tell the hotel was old from the dated wallpaper, fixtures and beddings. It was clean though. Bed was too springy for me. And staff were bit too slow in accommodating requests. There was poor wifi reception in my room. Food was available and quite cheap even late at night so that was a big bonus. All these I think are typical of conference places. So overall it was good but not great.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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3  Thank kristinemaemd
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

The first hotel ever which offered me rooms with or without cockroaches. Don't end up in the old part of the hotel. There are much better alternatives in Ormoc then this hotel. Its all, except for the entrance, rundown and bad maintained.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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3  Thank Er I
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

This hotel is very basic. Beds, sheets and towels are clean and they have strong WIFI connection.It is centrally located and there are eateries nearby so meals should not be a problem. In addition, they also serve reasonably priced food from the hotel so late night meals will be accessible.

Other than that, this hotel has nothing more to offer. The towels were very rough, almost felt like crumpled paper being rubbed on your skin. The soap they provide are so small, they slip out of your hands. Tub had nasty stains and the fridge had a funky smell. Worse of all, they had a stray cat walking in the halls and making sounds that kept me up all night.

I would stay at this hotel again, only if the keep the stay cat out and il definitely bring my own towel next time.

Room Tip: get a room at the new building
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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5  Thank princesscat09
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

I had a good stay there. Its still over the average when you talked about Standard Hotel categorically.

Room Tip: Staffs are very accommodating and nice. very accessible within the city. Cheaper.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank gtg_i_love
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Reviewed 13 July 2011

New Pongos hotel is not really new, it lacks most of the basic things a hotel needs. The only positive thing if you will stay is it is very near the city center but if you have a car I would strongly advise not to to even consider this place.

I would advise the management to consider renovating the hotel. By the looks of it, the owners does not want to invest anymore money for this place. Too bad.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled on business
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5  Thank bok_1981
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Address: Bonifacio Street, Ormoc, Leyte Province 6541, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Leyte Island > Leyte Province > Ormoc
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Ormoc
Number of rooms: 251

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