When you are lazy to travel on a long weekend, you should enjoy a staycation. Last week, I treated my boys with an overnight stay at one of the best hotels in Iloilo – Days Hotel Iloilo.
A business hotel right at the city center, Days Hotel is kid-friendly and definitely a family hotel. Days Hotel Iloilo is situated inside a mall, The Atrium Mall, which is one of the first in the city of Iloilo.
Its location is one of the many reasons why among other hotels in Iloilo, many choose to book their stay at Days Hotel. Occupying the 4th-6th flour, the 5th floor houses the guest rooms. Check-in was swift and in no time, we were billeted to our room, Modern Deluxe.
When you are checking out hotels, setting up real expectations is important. With Days Hotel serving Iloilo guests for decades, I was astounded to have a room at par to those new hotels in Iloilo. To my OC readers, the pillows are not perfectly placed because my kids jumped on the beds as soon as we got inside.
As a woman and a freelance writer, I like that their Wi-Fi is stable and the blow dryer is high-grade. Not the wall-attached type or the small dyers. #kulotproblems
The bathroom is quite large with its rain shower and non-slip features. I was at ease while my kids took a shower; my kids are now insisting on their privacy.
Here’s another photo on the fifth floor. Great to hang-out. Near the elevator is a standby security guard.
With room rates ( promo) starting at 1,999Php, Days Hotels Iloilo is not one of the cheapest hotels in Iloilo, yet I still consider it as an affordable. Imagine the savings you get from taxi rides and the opportunity cost as you go out of the hotel to find restaurants and shops.
With The Atrium, you can shop, dine, and enjoy leisure time without leaving the hotel. Days Hotel was a comforting place for me with kids, asking for food throughout our stay. The myriad of food choices and shops surely replaced our need for a hotel pool.
Here is a photo taken during the latest Chocolate Festival Competition ( why the activity area is packed). At the ground floor is Iloilo Supermart and Tinapayan Bakeshop – comes in handy when your kids wake up at 5:30 in the morning.
Such convenience for me to buy our supplies especially for our midnight snacks. Because my kids are currently unplugged from gadgets, the building has a small place for school supplies. I bought some art materials. There is also a pharmacy, just in case. See, you’re completely covered!
We spent the day just sleeping, eating, buying art materials, and cheap toys. There is a salon where my kids had their much-deserved haircuts. For food, there are fast-food chains as well as budget-friendly dining venues. Therefore, this hotel is a good choice for budget and frugal travelers.
The hotel’s in-house restaurant, The Promenade serves the best food spread in the city. This is just a sample of their breakfast buffet.
The rain and the sumptuous arroz caldo complemented our cozy accommodation in Iloilo..
Days Hotel Iloilo is perfect for business and other functions. This is one of the press conferences I attended which was held in one of the hotel’s function rooms.
Other hotel amenities are gym and their spa. I experienced the Wellness Club Spa on a separate occasion with my husband and I’m glad that finally, there is a great place for a massage in the city. Their spa also has a sauna.
To sum it all, I would like to borrow my five-year-old’s words, “ I can stay here for hundred years!“. As mom, it was a stress-free staycation. Thanks to Days Hotel Iloilo.
No doubt, this hotel is true to their tagline ” Sleep with the Best“. We definitely enjoyed our staycation and glad to share my experience with you.
Thanks for reading!
4th Level, The Atrium Mall
Gen.Luna Street, Iloilo City, Philippines
Tel. ( 63 33) 337-3297; 336-8801 to 10
Fax No. (63 33) 336-8000
Mobile No. +63 0917-700-3297 or +63 0999 887-3297