Apr 24, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Dumaguete is a small city in the south of the Philippines nicknamed “The City of Gentle People.” The quaint structures of Dumaguete belie an industriousness typical of small Philippine cities similar to it. For history buffs, Dumaguete has a wonderful anthropological museum, as well as a museum dedicated to the history of Protestantism. Be sure to book your hotel room here with us at Skyscanner when you plan your trip to Dumaguete so that you can get the best rates and enjoy the gentleness of the city whose people are known for it.
Dumaguete’s hotels are largely clustered in the downtown area, near Quezon park. There isn’t any particular street or piece of beachfront property where there are more hotels than any other in Dumaguete.
If you’re interested in slightly cheaper hotels, you can go farther north or south from the central district of Dumaguete, and sometimes there are deals to be found there.
Hotels are extremely inexpensive in Dumaguete, and you should be able to get a great hotel room for under $30 per night. The hotels closest to the docks will be the cheapest, as they’re quite noisy at all hours. If you’re looking for a more luxurious hotel experience in Dumaguete, you’ll need to stay at one of the mid-sized hotels such as La Residencia Almar Hotel, where you can expect to pay less than $50.
There isn’t a huge amount of variety in the number of different types of hotels in Dumaguete, though there are a couple of notable outliers. The first is the Coco Grande Hotel near the ferry terminal, which features a piano bar—not something you’ll find anywhere else in Dumaguete or very frequently elsewhere in the country.
Aside from the Coco Grande, the Bethel Guest House is a typical hotel experience for the Philippines which will show you their idea of hospitality at an affordable price.
Your room will be cleaned daily in your hotel in Dumaguete. Your hotel probably won’t offer free breakfast or have many amenities, though there are exceptions. You probably won’t be able to find a hotel which offers pool or spa services, and you definitely won’t find any international chain hotels where conducting business would be easy. Internet hotspots will be tough to find and are typically at cafes.
Instead, expect your hotel room in Dumaguete to reflect the local way of life—treat it as a cultural experience rather than simple lodging. Your room may or may not have a TV, but the lobby of your hotel will almost certainly have a karaoke machine for guests to use gratis, so be sure to participate and have some fun—most of the machines have options for songs in English, so don’t worry. Your concierge should be more than happy to help set things up for you if you’re not sure what to do.