See for yourself! ;)
My friends & I went on a very quick visit to Cagayan de Oro, not for pleasure but on a "business" trip. So we were looking for a place to stay overnight with a very reasonable rate that does not go up higher than Php 2,000 for all four of us. And so my friend took the initiative of Google & found Middleton Apartelle. When we got there around 7:00 in the evening, we were greeted by very friendly staffs. They had lots of guests when we got there. But when we asked for the room that my friend saw in their website, all rates are not applicable anymore and we were told that they were not able to update it yet! And we were like "what?"! Oh well, since we were so tired from the 6 hour drive from Davao City, we didn't argue with the frontdesk (as if there's something we can do about it!). All rates have gone up to 300.00 increase from their published rate. The good thing though is that, they will let you check out the rooms first & let you decide which one you opt to stay. Since there are four of us, we needed double beds, preferably bigger sizes. So we checked the De luxe, Presidential & the suite. There are a lot of rooms but as per the front desk, not all are newly renovated, and so they only let us see the very new ones (in terms of renovation). The Suite, wasnt so bad at all because it is near the pool, its a two story apartelle with its own garage, then there's a winding staircase to go up to the 2 separate rooms upstairs, one with its own bathroom, a king size bed, tv and a terrace with a view of the swimming pool. While the other rooms has no bathroom & tv or terrace, just 1 single bed with pull-out bed. Downstairs has the cooking utensils, refrigerator & electric oven that you get to use for cooking & dining set. Problem is that the dining chair wasn't that very appealing to us since its kinda old & rusty that when you turn it around, it lets out a squeaky sound! So we went to check the De luxe room with 2 separate beds, a sink, a dining set, a tv set, hot & cold shower & refrigerator. The room was much appealing to us because its big, spacious & newly renovated than the apartelle so we chose to stay here. The aircondition is also very good. The sheets are clean & you need not take up the stairs if you wanna lie down, so perfect if you have some oldies with you because the room is just a little walk away from where you will park your car (this doesnt have its own garage). We didnt get to try their swimming pool so I just took a photo. We also have not tried their food because we left a little early the day after & just came back to get our bags in time for the scheduled check-out time. It was a very homey stay with a very friendly & accomodating staff. One thing though, there aren't many signage as to where this is located, you need to check google maps & memorize the streets if it is your first time in CDO, so as not to get lost like us! Hahaha. But it was well worth the sleep after all.
Friends getaway - Nov 23, 2012