Where to Stay in Bohol: 717 Cesar Place Hotel

Last July, our cousin booked for us a family room at 717 Cesars Place in Tagbilaran, Bohol. I was looking for a hotel that could accommodate four adults, 1 12-year old teenager, and 1 10-year old teenager, and my search in Agoda led me to Cesars Place. I think the hotel can be classified as mid-range, but it is relatively new and is still clean. Read on for my reviews, whether I recommend it, it’s pros and cons.

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Security Deposit: None. I was not required to make a security deposit upon checking in. I am always cautious of security deposits because some hotels ask for security deposits when booking through Agoda. Usually, the security deposit is P1,000 per night of stay.

Extra Person: Extra person was P350. We were not charged for an extra person (my 10-year old cousin) because children below 12 are free. Upon check in, the attendant told me that we would be charged extra for breakfast and we did avail of extra breakfast, but upon check out, I paid only P35 for the extra rice that we ordered. Maybe my cousin’s breakfast was free. Maybe she was cute.

Quality of Room: The room was huge. Maybe the size of our apartment in Cebu City. The family room had two queen sized beds (with very soft pillows) and we were given one folding bed with foam as extra bed. There was a huge sofa at one corner that can be used for one person to sleep in. The airconditioning was good. One side of the room was in glass. The toilet and bath was also spacious although it does not have a lock, so announce ahead that you are inside. They had no cable so we just turned off the television most of the time. They have free wi-fi but the connection got slow in the evening.

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Facilities: The hotel is a no-frills hotel. It has a restaurant at the ground floor. A corner with high chairs where you can work on your laptop. A reading corner near the entrance with books my cousin and I would have loved to consume. A reception area near the entrance. One of the reasons why I choose this hotel was because of their elevator. If you are with senior citizens or people with disability, elevators in hotels are musts.

Extras: The hotel provides the following services that comes free with your room:

  • Airport/Port shuttle. They have a van that guests can use to bring them to Tagbilaran’s airport and port. My brother and I availed of this. This can be a great help because the van is not just way more comfortable than Tagbilaran’s cramped pedicabs, you can also save around P75 for one tip from the hotel to the port or airport.
  • Breakfast. Each guest can choose one set breakfast. Be warned, the bread and/or rice is not adequate, and I won’t be surprised if, like us, you would be ordering additional rice or bread. The coffee was brewed, and adequate. Did not sour the whole time we were eating breakfast. The other food they serve in the restaurant were also delicious, albeit a little expensive.

As of July 25, for bookings on Aug. 3-4, the lowest price for a family room at Agoda is $49.00 (or around P2,450) per night.

 

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