Pension House in Bohol

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Bohol is one of the most attractive tourist destination. The beautiful and vibrant island offers over 200 hotels for its visitors, from 5 star resorts to basic pension houses. In this article, we are going to review six pension houses in Bohol that are frequented by foreign and local tourists alike. Like many places in the Philipines, staying in pension houses could be smartest choice if you are travelling on budget because they offer basic and comfortable accommodation at the small fraction of price you have to pay to the similar accommodation in a hotel.

Vest Pension House in Tagbilaran City, Bohol

Many guests who stayed here before reported a very nice and pleasant experience. Located in the peaceful residential area of Tagbilaran City, this pension house in Bohol is a good base to explore the city Tagbilaran, Island Bohol and Panglao because it is near to many tourist attractions in Tagbilaran such as Punta Cruz Watch Tower, Wildlife Sanctuary, Philippine Tarsier and Simply Butterflies Conservation Center. It is located not far from pier and has free transfer to the peir, feries and airport. For nature lover, natural attractions near to Vest Pension House are the Inambacan Falls, Mag-Aso Falls, Hinagdanan Cave and Dimiao Twin Flass. This pension house in Tagbilaran has 16 guestrooms equipped with air-conditioner, satellite TV channels, telephone and ensuite bathroom with hot and cold shower. The pension house also has a restaurant that serve local western cuisines. Breakfast is also offered to guests every morning.

Casa Rey Francis Pension House, Tagbilaran City

This pension house in Bohol is nicely located 7 minutes walk to the beach, culture, sightseeing district of Bohol. It is also 3 minutes walk to canteen which was much cheaper than restaurants in front of the beach. Casa Rey Francis Pension House also a popular choice for techie traveller because it offers free wifi to the guests in public area. Not far from this pension house in Bohol are the Bohol Quality Mall, Bohol Museum and Tagbilaran Airport. At Casa Rey Francis Pension House, the most impressive things are the window views and fresh air. It is very tranquil and romantic when you look out from the place and see the sea and islands. The free breakfast provided here are basic but it is also very convenient to go to the mall in the city centre to eat there.

Menchus Pension House in Tawala Panglao Island

The environment and surrounding of this pension house in Bohol is very nice. It is operated by a German guy who also offer motorbike renting service for you to get around Bohol easily. Located just 500 meter from the beach, Menchus Pension House is highly recommended for those who like the beach but do not want to be too far from the lively city. From this pension house in Bohol, you can easily get to the beautiful and famous Momo Beach and Alona Beach. Rooms in Menchus Pension House is At Menchus Pension House are equipped with toiletries, wifi internet and shower. Other facilities and services that can be found at this pension house are laundry service, car park, room service, kitchen, outdoor swimming pool and smoking area.

Slim Pension House Bohol (near Bohol Quality Mall)

Slim Pension House has the best location for convenience because it is located within walking distance to the commercial center of Tagbilaran and well known. This pension house in Tagbilaran is also very near (just steps away) from Bohol Quality Mall. Impressively, all rooms has free wifi internet connection. Other facilities available are laundry, air conditioning, TV and desk. Within breakfast include, the room rates at Slim Pension House starts from US$15 a night. This is definitely very cheap compared to other pension houses in Bohol given its location in the city centre of TAgbilaran. This pension house offers standard single rooms, single deluxe rooms and standard double rooms as well as deluxe double rooms.

Le Pensione de San Jose, Bohol

This is one of the newer pension house in Bohol. Le Penssionne de San Jose is well-placed in city of Bohol for sightseeing and beach activities. Available on site of this pension house are car park, coffee shop and restaurant. The public area are mostly covered with Wifi Internet access. In addition, rooms in this pension house are equipped with desk, telephone and TV. Even though the rooms are quite basic, most people who comes to Bohol does not stay in the room anyway as they can enjoy the beautiful beaches and sun light that await them. One thing good about this pension house in Bohol is its large family rooms and family suites with many beds that can accommodate three, four or five people in a family. This is a big saving if compared to other pension house where you have to rent separate rooms.

Idea Pension House

Many guests find this pension house in Bohol small and simple but clean and no frills. The staff at Idea Pension House are friendly. Breakfast are included with room rates and the on site restaurant offer good choices of food in the menu, mostly local but some western dishes as well. Located at the heart of Jagna, Bohol, Idea Pension House are located near the happening city and Carmaloan Cave. Facilities provided in rooms could include fans, TV, Wifi connection and safe. However, please note that there is no shampoo, no hot water in the shower.

Why Stay in Pension House in Bohol

Of course, the most important reason, is the room rates. You can easily find a room at Bohol pension houses below US$20 a night. Most of them offer single rooms, double rooms but some of these pension houses offer family rooms and are located near the beaches, Tagbilaran city or Panglao Island where most people like to visit in Bohol. Location and proximity to the places you want to spend time (e.g. the beach) is important for your stay in Bohol. Hope this article has helped you in finding a pension house to stay for your vacation in Bohol.

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Pension Houses in Bacolod Downtown

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Apart from Cebu, Bacolod is also a favourite vacation spot among travellers to the Philippines.  Don’t worry about your budget. There are many affordable pension houses in Bacolod that you can rent, either for a short vacation or long stay. Here is a quick guide and review of pension houses in downtown (city centre).

Pension Houses in Downtown Bacolod

Pleasant Travelers Pension House

Pleasant Travelers Pension House is a home away from home for many returning visitors to Bacolod or Negros Occidental as many like to call it. It is very near to all the happenings in the city centre such as Bacolod Metro Poker Club, ANP Negros Showroomand Provincial Capitol Lagoon. This pension house in Bacolod has many services and facilities to make sure that you enjoy a pleasant vacation and stay alone or with your loved ones. This includes TV, shower, air conditioning, tours, laundry service and room service. You can choose from 34 rooms (including non-smoking room and family room) when staying at Pleasant Travelers Pension House.

Bacolod Pension Plaza

For first timer to Bacolod (Negros Occidental), Bacolod Pension Plaza is a perfect base to explore and discover the city and its broader island area. Located right in the centre of the city, this pension house is near to all the attractions of the city, including the famous Bacolod Public Plaza, Bishop’s Palace and Negros Museum. Even though this pension house is only rated as a 1.5 star hotel, Bacolod Pension Plaza offers many facilities and services that you can find in more expensive hotels, including convenient stores, saloon and coffee house. There are 88 guest rooms in this pension house. You can choose rooms that has shower and air conditioning for a comfortable stay while enjoying the exciting sights and sounds in the city centre of Bacolod.

Blue Roof Inn Pension House

Located near to Negros Museum, Paglaum Sports Complex and Jose Rizal Monument, Blue Roof Inn Pension House is another affordable accommodation for those who want to stay close to the lively downtown area of Bacolod. What make this pension house special in downtown Bacolod is its facilities and services such as free Wifi internet access in all guest rooms and car parking for those renting a car during their stay in Bacolod. Furthermore, some of the guest rooms come with TV and shower. You can choose between rooms with fan or air conditioning.

Java Pension House Bacolod

Java Pension house is located in the restaurants, shopping and culture district of Bacolod (Negros Occidental). It is also not so far from the city attractions. You can find wifi internet access, TV, air-conditioning and flat screen TV in rooms of this pension house in Bacolod. On top of that, Java Pension House also welcomes its guests with its 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage,  laundry service and dedicated smoking area. For those who love workout and exercises, this pension house even have a fitness center for you. The combination of excellent facilities and good location has made this pension house in Bacolod one of the preferred choice for those visiting Negros Occidental.


Star Plus Pension House

Centrally located in Bacolod Downtown at Lacson corner Rosario Street, Star Plus Pension house is perfect who wish to visit the Negros Museum, Paglaum Sports Complex and Jose Rizal Monument. This pension house also offer great facilities and services such as concierge and coffee shop in the common guest area and TV, shower and air conditioning in the guestrooms. For just US$13 a night, travellers to Bacolod can have a basic but comfortable and peaceful stay at Star Plus Pension House for a long as they want for their vacation here.

Manna Pension House Bacolod

Last but not least is the Manna Pension House in the edge of Bacolod Downtown. One thing very good about this pension house in Bacolod is its very warm and friendly staff who treat guests like family members. This pension house is not too far from Negros Museum, Paglaum Sports Complex and Jose Rizal Monument. Therefore, it is suitable for those who do not want to stay far from the happenings of Bacolod city centre. Manna Pension House offers many facilities and services to make your stay here easy and comfortable. This includes shared kitchen, 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out. In addition, guests of Manna Pension House at Bacolod can also enjoy BBQ facilities here. For those who want to rent a car, car rental is available through this pension house too. As for the guestrooms, you can choose rooms that comes with air conditioning and satellite TV channels. Note that some rooms require you to share bathrooms. Occasionally, there are parties and events that you can join in as well, which will definitely make your stay in this Bacolod pension house most memorable.

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Pension Houses in Cebu

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Planning a long vacation to beautiful Cebu? Accommodation at Cebu City in particular could be costly for long stay. Fortunately, Cebu city has many affordable pension houses that would not burn a big hole in your pocket. There are a lot of pensionne houses in Cebu Island. In this post, we would introduce the most popular pension houses that are located within Cebu City itself. These pension houses are in high demand. Book early if you wish to stay here.


Best Pension Houses in Cebu City

Palazzo Pensionne (US$26 a night, 15 minutes walk to Ayala Mall)

Palazzo Pensionne House Cebu CityLocated in the heart of Cebu City, between Uptown and Downtown, Palazzo Pensionne is just 15 minutes walk or 3-5 minutes drive from the nearby Ayala Center Mall, Sky Adventure, Mango Square, restaurants and night life. Going back to the hotel is both convenient and cheap. Jeepney back to hotel for only 7 pesos. Just alight at the end of General Echavez Street. The room and bed are comfortable. Free Wifi are available in the public area.  At USD26 a night, Palazzo Pensionne has the best value for money among the pension houses in Cebu. Not only that this pension house in Cebu City also provide free breakfast daily for its guests.

Robe’s Pension House (My Favourite!)

Robes Pension House in CebuComfortable bed, nice hot shower and cold aircond. These are what make Robe’s Pension House my favourite in Cebu City. Robe’s Pension House is conveniently located in Cebu City, near to the attractions such as Parian District, UK Consulate and Central Bank of Philippines if you need a money changer of foreign currency exchange. This pension house in Cebu City offers many services and facilities of a hotel such as concierge, luggage storage, convenient store, room service and smoking area for its guests. At the rate of US20 per night for one of its 36 rooms, this pension house offers value for money for its guests. Book early as it is always full at peak seasons.

Skypark Pensionne (Cheapest Pension House in Cebu City)

Skypark Pensionne House Cebu CityLooking for a cheap pension house in Cebu City for your vacation? Skypark Pensionne may be your best bet.  This relatively new pension house is situated in Cebu City, near the popular Robe Penssione as well as the attractions and happenings around Cebu City itself. Skypark Pensionne also provides guests with amenities, including, shower, television, and telephone for a basic but comfortable stay. Wi-Fi is provided in public areas free of charge for all guests and also in some guest rooms. One good thing about this pension house in Cebu is that you can choose to add a bed to your room at just US$3.39 if 3 people are staying. At the rate of less than US$15 a night, skypark Pensionne is probably the cheapest pension house you can find within Cebu City.

New Era Pension Inn Cebu (New! Love the Design)

New Era Pension Inn Cebu CityLocated just a few hundred meters from Ayala Center shopping mall and the restaurant hub of Cebu City, this new pension house in Cebu City offers the most attractive designed room in the lovely area of Cebu City. Money changing or foreign currency exchange is easy as well because HSBC and City Bank are near New Era Pension Inn Cebu. enjoys a commanding position in the nightlife, shopping, restaurants hub of Cebu. Even though the price is a bit higher (US$37+ per night), it is worth the price as this pension house in Cebu provides free breakfast and hotel class amenities such as safe deposit box in room, room service, newspapers, garden, massage, coffee shop as well as access support for disabled guests. New Era Pension Inn Cebu only has 23 rooms. More than two weeks of advance booking is recommended for those who wants to stay here because rooms are usually fully booked if you book last minute.

Pacific Pensionne Cebu (from US$25 a room)

This pension house in Cebu is located at Osmena Boulevard, close to the main street, shopping mall, dining, and entertainment and well lighted at night for you to go back to the hotel without fear of darkness. There is a 7/11 convenient store nearby and a very good billiards hall next door and massage parlour. Pacific Pensionne offers well equipped guest rooms with hotel style amenities for a comfortable stay. Apart from the in-house restaurant, this pension house in Cebu City also provide banquet hall, workshop, seminar and conference rooms for business events. At the rate of USD25 a night, Pacific Pensionne has a strong reputation for business travellers who are on budget or visiting Cebu City for an extended stay.

Verbena Pension House 

Located near the Rizal Memorial Library and Museum, Robinson’s place, Cebu Doctor’s Hospital, Chong Hua Hospital and the restaurants, Verbena Pension House is a good choice for many travellers who want to stay in Cebu City itself. At the room rate of US$36+, Verbena Pension House Cebu offers 45 well furnished rooms for a comfortable stay. Guest rooms are provided with free Wifi internet access, TV with satellite/cable channels, air conditioning. For those who wants to relax after a busy day, this pension house in Cebu City also provide massage services (with charge) for a relaxing stay.

Other Pension Houses in Cebu Island

Apart from the popular pension houses in the Cebu City area, there are also many other pension houses outside the city area. Among them are those located at Mandaue City, Mactan Island, Liloan and the more remote areas on and off Cebu Island. Although pension houses are cheap in Cebu, they provide basic room, facilities and free breakfast in some cases. Don’t expect facilities and services of a 3 or 4 star hotels. Read the customers’ reviews on these pension houses before you book them. Enjoy your stay in Cebu City.



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