Firstly we were advised that this hotel was the best place to stay in Catbalogan. Secondly we were told that the standard room was unavailable for a couple. So we elected to stay in the Deluxe room but the elevator was not working. Then the AC leaked water over the baggage. We had to pack up all our stuff and move rooms another floor higher. In the morning the water for the shower and toilet was not working! I do not recommend this hotel.
Curtains needs to be fix, TV remote control not working, toilet needs cleaning, foul smells from drainage. I observd that they do not change beddings when u requested for your room to be clean. Otherwise, staff are friendly, nice, location, strong internet connection.
Always good to have friendly staff.
Some add'l tips tho:
1.place orders early or even the day before. The food is outsourced from a well-known and respectable restaurant nearby.
2.check expiration dates of the drinks. This has been addressed after repeated prodding, but then again, safe is better.
3.check your room to your satisfaction (under the sheets, shower drain, curtain dust, etc.) before you settle down. Just saying.
4.compare van prices. They vary. You'll be thankful. The hotel owns a fleet of vans.
A wake up call for the owners is good every now and then.
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We had a very fast check-in. The staff helped with all the bags and put in room. We picked a family room. It was big with A/C, cable TV and mini frig. The room was clean and bathroom was clean. They treated us great and its one of the better hotels in Catbalogan. The downside was wi-fi was only in lobby area. The free breakfast was good and the staff was very attentive. Good place to stay.
Hotel San Franciso is the best choice in Catbalogan - new, cozy and clean.
Stayed in Room 101 which is good for 1 pax. The bed is a little bigger than the usual single-sized. The pillows were nice and of the right size (not too thin, nor too thick). The comfort room features a hot shower, but it seems to be not working when I was there. The small flat tv has cable, too. The a/c is working fine, even too cold when placed in max for the small room. There is a space to place your luggage, a small dresser and a small closet to hang your clothes.
The only dismay I had is the wifi. My phone could only receive wifi signal when placed near the door. There is also no phone signal once inside the room.
The breakfast is just ordinary, but has Catbalogan's organic rice.