Something to look forward to whenever you visit a familiar destination is trying new things, like staying in a hotel for the first time. For the past years whenever I’m in Bacolod, I always find myself staying in the same hotel but when I was invited for the Panaad sa Negros Festival 2014, I was excited when I learned I will be staying at Avenue Suites Hotel.
It was just an overnight stay, so you can’t really call this post an Avenue Suites Hotel review right? You think ” first impressions” is more fitting? As the cliche goes, ” first impression lasts”.
So let’s begin.
I arrived quarter to noon from Iloilo City and it was a very quick taxi ride from the pier. The moment my taxi stopped in front of the hotel, the bellboy on duty was ready to assist me, reminding me when was the last time I had a very alert bellboy? No more telepathic look to the security guard “ Hey, where’s the bellboy? I need help with my luggage“. Kudos to that man, sorry I didn’t get your name.
Check in was good. The atmosphere was great. Within minutes, I was inside the hotel room at Avenue Suites Bacolod.
Couldn’t help but crack a smile..
The layout and the rooms reminded me of Chalet L’Fisher. Sorry, I had no luxury of time to post “untouched” hotel rooms. This is the only decent and realistic shot, I got just before I checked out.
Given the hotel rates for Avenue Suites Bacolod, the room was satisfactory. And Wi-Fi is very strong and stable – the most important thing for your travel writer. I agree with other reviews on Avenue Suites I read, it would be better if they have coffee. It’s nice to enjoy coffee the moment you relax in your clean hotel room.
The Avenue Suites is one of the newest hotels in Bacolod. A small, boutique hotel right in city center. Situated in Lacson Street, the main street of the city, you can expect restaurants and attractions within your reach. Everything is walking distance when I had my lunch at Nena Rose for chicken inasal, went to a convenience store and even some cronut cravings at C cafe.
What I don’t like about the Avenue Suites Hotel in Bacolod is their breakfast. Please, do something about it. I feel for the other guests, especially the foreigners.
They offer buffet breakfast but when you say “buffet”, you automatically think about ” choices” but there’s none. My breakfast photo, the only choices I can dare to eat. The egg was not even close to perfect. I hope they will just go with plated breakfasts. It will be less disappointing.
To sum up my first impressions for this hotel in Bacolod…
Staff are alert and pleasing. They can cater to your “special” needs.
Strong wi-fi connection inside the room.
Breakfast badly needs improvement.
Lobby is very hot! Was it due that day’s natural temperature? While waiting for the Negros Tourism staff for pick-up, I stayed at the lobby for a few minutes but I had to go back to my room because I was sneezing and about to have an allergic rhinitis attack.
Air conditioner in my room was located up high and it didn’t come with a remote control. How can I adjust my room’s temperature?
Should you stay at Avenue Suites Bacolod? Yes, just be aware of these pitfalls. Rates are good, same goes with location. If you want to book or check the latest rates for Avenue Suites Hotel in Bacolod, visit Agoda.com .
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