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Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center

Bacolod City Street, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines, 8600
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Based on 10 traveler reviews
24-Hour Front Desk

Nearby attractions
Gaisano Mall
(1.17 km)
St Joseph Cathedral
(1.80 km)
Guingano Park
(1.88 km)
Banza Church Ruins
(2.45 km)
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Dionne L
With pros and cons
The hotel was venue to a number of activities when we stayed there. Since all the function rooms were full, we had trouble hearing each other. The function rooms were not sound proof. We were billeted in the new rooms. The room was okay with available basic amenities. Unfortunately, the bathroom drain was emitting a nasty smell. The food was also okay. The hotel staff were really friendly and helpful.
Business - Sep 26, 2017
Greg C
Some potential
Butuan has a pretty poor selection of hotels. If you are looking for a pool there are only three choices. Almont Inland Resort (a bit overpriced), Dotties Place (some issues) and the much less well known Balanghai. Sadly when we came here (Jan 2016) the pool was being cleaned / renovated. It's supposed to reopen in Feb 2016. If and when they get the pool reopened it would be a reasonable option for those looking for a place with a pool in Butuan. The pool is large and deep (Dotties is medium sized and shallow - basically for splashing around. Apart from the pool the rooms are acceptable for the price. Reasonably comfortable bed and working AC. Its a combination hotel and museum so kind of unusual. A bit dingy from so,me perspectives but "interesting from others. The Breakfast is acceptable , nothing to write home about but OK. Its near the City haul about 10 mins trike away from the main drags o feels a bit out of the way however there are a couple of restaurants within walking distance. The gardens are an interesting place for a photoshoot but they have not used them to their potential lacking places to sit around etc.Overall a 3 but would have been a 4 and pretty good value had the pool been operational. The rooms are supposed to have wifi but we never ot this to work and had to rely on our own pocket wifi
Couples - Jan 17, 2016
Queen S
A great place to stay specially for History Buffs
There is so much history in this establishment, however, I suggest that they put captions to understand the significance of the items well (specially for those who doesn't know the history of the place or the Philippines). The exterior and lobbies are classy and vintage but the rooms are too small and dim. The floors squeak, giving you the feeling that you're walking inside an old house. The pool is deep enough for swimmers to love. Kids will also enjoy swimming because in case the kiddie pool doesn't have water, the regular pool has a barricade to prevent the children from going to the deeper part of the pool. Overall, I still think this is the best place to stay when in Butuan. The place itself is a tourist destination, plus, it's close to the National Museum in Butuan City.
Business - Oct 10, 2015
Jojie A
A vintage hotel full of character
When you arrive at midnight and look up at the facade of this dimly lighted hotel, your first thought is to back off. At least I almost did, but facing the friendly night receptionist at the front desk made things easier. I climbed up the circular stairs which reminded me of my grandmother's old house in the province. On the second floor, stark gloomy characters on paintings stare down at you as you walk through a dimly lit, narrow passage. Wait a minute, it was a huge abstract painting that covered the whole wall. But from my camera, I captured faces. Fun! My room was comfortably big as I shared a twin bed with a fellow photographer. The TV's remote wasn't working so housekeeping came up with two units to test which one works. Wifi connectivity was not so smooth at that time. I needed to work on my laptop and insomnia, but connection was slow. Breakfast wasn't memorable in the resto. The lobby had an interesting gallery of artifacts dug from the owner's properties. Encased in glass, these ancient items were proof of Butuan's once flourishing kingdom, and as one of the oldest civilized settlements in the Philippines. It was also the center of trade and commerce in the 11th century, and one of the richest. Let me talk about the driftwoods. The owner's reported fascination for this collection of driftwoods was on display, with figures ranging from amusing to the grotesque -shaped pieces of barks. You can't avoid them in the lobby. Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center is an okay place to stay, but it is not as modern and upgraded as other new hotels in Butuan. Reputed to serve satisfactory banquet accommodations for several years now, it thrives on its distinct character, and you will feel it as soon as you step inside its museum-like lobby. What do I like about staying there? The staff is friendly. What don't I like about it? You mean besides finding an old vintage hair clip designed from a capiz shell and used by women during the Japanese occupation, and which my roommate presumed it left by a chambermaid on my window sill? Oh please. The bathroom with dark tiles and dark curtains, of course.
Friends getaway - Aug 5, 2015
Nice place and very friendly staff
Some very interesting history there. Rooms are nothing fancy, but clean and well kept. In a nice part of town. Extremely pleasant and helpful staff. Pretty nice garden behind hotel. Great place for an evening stroll. It's not a 4 star hotel, but staying there was comfortable and friendly.
Couples - Jul 4, 2015
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  • Hotel Services
    • Laundry service
    • Early Check-in
    • Late check-out
    • 24-hour security
    • 24-hour Receptionist
  • Public Facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Late check-out
    • Early check-in
  • In-room Facilities
    • TV
    • Shower
    • Cable TV
  • Food and Drinks
    • Breakfast
    • Hot breakfast
  • General
    • Smoking area
    • Non-smoking room
  • Nearby Facilities
    • ATM/Banking
    • Grocery
  • Accessibilty
    • Access friendly
  • Shuttle Service
    • Airport transfer
  • Transportation
    • Airport transfer
  • Connectivity
    • Internet point

      Check-in and Check-out Time

      Check-in: 2:00 PM
      Check-out: 12:00 PM

      Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center is located in area / city Butuan City.

      The hotel has a very good location, also near the Butuan Airport (BXU), which is only 5.46 km away.

      There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as Gaisano Mall within 1.17 km, and St Joseph Cathedral within 1.8 km.

      About Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center

      Have fun with various entertaining facilities for you and the whole family at Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center, a wonderful accommodation for your family holiday.

      Splendid service together with wide range of facilities provided will make you complain for nothing during your stay at Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center.

      24-hours front desk is available to serve you, from check-in to check-out, or any assistance you need. Should you desire more, do not hesitate to ask the front desk, we are always ready to accommodate you.

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