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Hotel Essencia

39 Real St., Corner San Juan St., Dumaguete City, Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines, 6200
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According to 27 guests
This is what an accommodation should be. All the amenities are as advertised. I'll stay there again.
Alexi E.
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Based on 315 traveler reviews
24-Hour Front Desk

Nearby attractions
(2.83 km)
Casaroro Falls
(11.53 km)
Dauin Church
(14.01 km)
Mount Talinis
(15.84 km)
Review by Traveloka users

18 Traveloka customers have stayed in this hotel and given reviews:

This is what an accommodation should be. All the amenities are as advertised. I'll stay there again.
Charge for having silvanas refrigerated is not cool, 500 for a key card is also not cool, but hotel is good
Highly recommended and I want to stay again in this hotel whenever I will be in Dumaguete either business or vacation
Food and place are great!!!
The place and food are great. accessible to all our needs. Best place to stay when you want to pamper yourself at the same time affordable.
Good place to stay and very clean
Nice place to stay, clean room, good location
There's not much selection on viands for the free breakfast.
We only stayed overnight but I liked the place. It provided everything we needed. I wasn't able to try their food though. My sister said it was okay. Hopefully, when I come back next time I'll get a chance to. Would definitely recommend Hotel Essencia to friends and family
Great hotel, clean, value for money
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You get what you pay
We booked a hotel for business trip. Then, we arrived their earlier so the front officers told us to wait because they are cleaning our room. They have welcoming drinks for the guests. The breakfast buffets every morning are good. The bellboys are attentive and the guards are there ready to assist you.
Business - Nov 13, 2017
Hotel Essencia
Overall, we had quiet a good experience in this hotel. We stayed here about 4 yrs ago when they were newly opened and they have definitely made some improvement. The glazed glass partition between the bedroom and bathroom is definitely a welcome change. Having the view of people in the bedroom (even if they are family) is not something to look forward to as the they had clear glass back then. My only complaint to the bathroom is there is not enough light to see when putting on makeup. Could use better lighting. The staff are very helpful and quick to respond to any of my requests. Our stay came with free breakfast. Glad that they changed their menu daily but maybe can add more selection to their bread area like bagels or pan de sal, etc. or maybe cereal/oatmeal. Definitely need to add more fruit selection....only had bananas and watermelon entire 5 days we stayed in this hotel. My husband and I will definitely come back to this hotel for future stay in Dumaguete .
Couples - Nov 13, 2017
Mary Q
Unpleasant Hotel Experience
one thing's for sure we will not be staying at this hotel again, and it's not a hotel that we'll recommend to anyone, as well! We stayed there from Nov. 3 to 6 and from the moment we checked-in (11 pm or so), no welcome, or some sort of greetings by any staff, especially at the reception area, I mean the guy we spoke with didn't even smile, from the time I went to the counter to confirm our reservation up until the time we've completed the process of checking-in! It was also the first time that we were told that the payment needs to be in full, no option given to pay half now and the other half upon checkout, which was customary to most hotel we've been to! Once we got to the room (deluxe king), it was small! we asked for an extra bed to be added since, it only accommodates 2 adults, and the housekeeper was even unsure where to place the extra bed! And during breakfast, none of the waiters or waitress, knows how to smile, I mean seriously! not when they say good morning, or interact with you, not even to foreigners, mind you! But what really annoyed me was, was when we had our room cleaned the next day and housekeeping neglected to replace the amenities (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)! Suffice it to say that the hotels' management haven't been diligent in overseeing the type of customer service that they have!
Family - Nov 7, 2017
Guillaume B
Go somewhere else
Go somewhere else. The hotel is very old, staff is not friendly and the buffet breakfast was really really bad. They are also doing renovation on the other floor, so it's noisy. So as I say, better going somewhere else. Just the location is good, walking distance from the seaport.
Couples - Oct 10, 2017
Downtown Dumaguete City.
A nice Hotel, the Lady is clearly beginning to show her age, but like any woman she dresses up very nicely. The lobby is clearly their draw, it is clean and well staffed. The restaurant, which serves the included breakfast and just past the check in is the Spa entrance down a marble corridor. Up the staircase or elevator (8 story hotel) deluxe standard room, 3rd floor. No balcony, but there was one right out door. Room was very small for me. And no hot water oh well it was hot and the lukewarm water was ok but not for everyone. Armed security at the door, always felt safe in and around the hotel. My wife utilized the spa, which is reasonably priced she said excellent !!. Overall 3 star and 5 star to a hard working bell hop - Prince. Decent food and an excellent staff go a long way.
Couples - Sep 29, 2017
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Hotel facility


Hotel policy

  • Hotel Services
    • Concierge
    • Laundry service
    • Tours
    • Luggage storage
    • Limited hours room service
    • Newspaper in lobby
    • Express check-in
    • Early Check-in
    • Doorman
    • 24-hour security
    • Bellhop
    • 24-hour Receptionist
  • Food and Drinks
    • Breakfast
    • Restaurant with AC
    • Set menu dinner
    • Breakfast and dinner
    • Breakfast and lunch
    • Early bird breakfast
    • Buffet breakfast
    • A la carte breakfast
    • A la carte lunch
    • A la carte dinner
  • Public Facilities
    • Room service
    • Parking
    • Safety deposit box
    • WiFi in public area
    • Restaurant
    • Elevator
    • Breakfast restaurant
    • Lunch restaurant
    • Dinner restaurant
  • In-room Facilities
    • Desk
    • Refrigerator
    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
    • TV
    • Shower
    • Minibar
    • Cable TV
  • Nearby Facilities
    • Shops
    • ATM/Banking
    • Hair salon
    • Grocery
    • Supermarket
    • Laundry
    • Beauty salon
  • Business Facilities
    • Meeting facilities
    • Conference room
    • Projector
  • General
    • Family room
    • AC
    • Non-smoking room
  • Transportation
    • Airport transfer
    • Car rental
    • Secure parking
  • Connectivity
    • LAN Internet
    • Internet point
  • Shuttle Service
    • Airport transfer with surcharge
  • Things to Do
    • Massage

    Check-in and Check-out Time

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

    Hotel Essencia is located in area / city Dumaguete City.

    The hotel has a very good location, also near the Sibulan Airport (DGT), which is only 2.83 km away.

    There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as Sibulan Airport (DGT) within 2.83 km, and Casaroro Falls within 11.53 km.

    About Hotel Essencia

    For you, travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Hotel Essencia is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.

    Whether you are planning an event or other special occasions, Hotel Essencia is a great choice for you with a large and well-equipped function room to suit your requirements.

    From business event to corporate gathering, Hotel Essencia provides complete services and facilities that you and your colleagues need.

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

    If you plan to have a long-term stay, staying at Hotel Essencia is the right choice for you. Providing wide range of facilities and great service quality, this accommodation certainly makes you feel at home.

    This hotel is the best spot for you who desire a serene and peaceful getaway, far away from the crowds.

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

    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.

    Savor your favorite dishes with special cuisines from Hotel Essencia exclusively for you.

    WiFi is available within public areas of the property to help you to stay connected with family and friends.

    Hotel Essencia is a hotel with great comfort and excellent service according to most hotel's guests.

    With all facilities offered, Hotel Essencia is the right place to stay.

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