Monday, April 28, 2014

Where I stayed in Cotabato city

After my exhausting but refreshing trip to Asik Asik falls to Alamada, North Cotabato, I travelled back to cotabato city where I spent the night before travelling the next day to Pagadian city

(And a bomb exploded in the city just as soon as I stepped down from the bus).

I had a look on the internet and found some pension houses for around the P250 figure. 

I went to El Manuel but they dont have the fan/economy rooms anymore. The least expensive they have is the 650 room.

I had a look at Citiplaza, Hotel Filipino, and theirs is 300/night for the fan room, just like the rest.

After the searching, I thought Hotel Filipino is the most decent (though other cities like pagadian, etc would have a lot better options for that price) of all those with fan rooms. CR is shared though just like the rest.

On the night of my return flight to Manila, i went to the same hotel. This time, i thought I'd like to be on an airconditioned room with own bathroom as a reward for such a great trip. I paid for the single aircon room (P450). When i got to the room, aircon took a while to cool such a big empty room; wasn't smelling good too. But it's too late though as I paid. Besides, for that rate, I dont think there's anywhere else that's better. If you can spend a little bit more though, you might want to go for El Manuel or Diamond hotel as the locals have recommended.

City Plaza though looked more like a motel. It was dark in the reception, and there were a number of girls in the entrance whom I suspect are good time ladies.

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