Thursday, July 11, 2013

Affordable Accommodations in Legazpi City

This post is for those looking for a cheap place to stay in Legaspi City in Albay. Because I am a cheapo myself...

...I risked my life by staying in Sampaguita Tourist Inn [Rizal Street, Legazpi City. (052) 480 6258]. Sampaguita Tourist Inn welcomes guests with a huge sign at their front door declaring: This building is a fire hazard.

Rates start at Php 275 (single, fan room) / Php 400 (double, fan room). The rooms are simple: bed, pillow, blanket, fan, table and chair, towel, soap, and a toilet and bath. Higher than Php 275, of course, for rooms with TV and/or airconditioner.


Because "This building is a fire hazard" kept gnawing at my brain, I just stayed a night in Sampaguita Tourist Inn. In my search for other affordable accommodations I checked out two inns also along Rizal Street: Twilight Zone Hotel [(052) 480 9374] and Great Pacific Tourist Inn [(052) 820 6348]. Both are slightly better (no signs that they were a fire hazard!) and slightly higher in price than Sampaguita Tourist Inn.

On a positive note: All three are along Rizal Street where one can easily catch a jeepney ride to towns east or west of Albay.


Still not satisfied with those two inns, I was led to RMJ Apartelle [Rose Street, Imperial Court Subdivision Phase 2, Legazpi City. 0917 558 9100 / 0928 507 9988. magendelrosario@gmail.com], in a subdivision just off Rizal Street. RMJ Apartelle looks newer than the three inns because it is quite young, less than two years old.



All rooms have AC, toilet, hot and cold shower, cable TV, cabinet, bed with pillows and sheets, table and chair, and a mini kitchen. Towels are provided. The room I stayed in was clean and so was its toilet and shower. Not bad for Php 650. There are three room types available: Php 650 (up to 2 pax) / Php 750 (up to 4 pax) / Php 900 (up to 6 pax). Breakfast is also available for a separate fee. The downside: it's in a subdivision and if you're too lazy to walk, you'd have to take a tricycle. Streets can be quite dark at night.

All four accommodations mentioned above are very near Gaisano Pacific Mall (where you can find 1st Colonial Grill, a popular restaurant in Legazpi City) and Legazpi Grand Central Terminal (where you can ride jeepneys for other points in Albay and vans for Camarines Sur and Sorsogon).


A Fraction of Albay:
Ligao City: Kawa-Kawa Hill
Ligao City: La Terraza Restaurant
Legazpi City: Affordable Accommodations (you're here!)
Legazpi Eats: 1st Colonial Grill, Small Talk Café, Bigg's Diner
Stalking Mayon

18 comments:

  1. Do they have free wi-fi too in their rooms?

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    1. I didn't check on the WiFi when I was there, but according to their facebook pages, Twilight Zone Hotel and RMJ Apartelle have WiFi. And if I remember right, Sampaguita Tourist Inn has WiFi but only at the lobby.

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    2. what will you recommend?

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  2. How much for just 2nigth to stay?just 1person.

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    1. Kindly inquire through the contact numbers posted above.

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  3. Thanks friend.. it gives me idea where to stay.. are these placesnear the legaspi airport?

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    1. Hi Grace. It's about 3.5 km from the airport; just a tricycle ride away :)

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  4. how much is will i pay all in all if i check in RMJ Apartelle on the saturday morning of March 29 and check out on the next day at around 10am?

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    1. Hi. Kindly contact RMJ Apartelle through the numbers/email address provided above.

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  5. is RMJ near the concourse convention in Legaspi City?

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    1. According to Google maps, it's about 1 km.

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  6. do you have a mobile # of sampaguita in?

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    1. Thanks for visiting the blog, King Ale. But sorry, I don't have their mobile number. All information I have gathered during my visit can be found in the above blogpost.

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  7. How about the price is it updated or not?

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    1. Prices were as of July 2013. Please call the numbers above for inquiries.

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  8. Hello Mustachio.

    Thank you so much for this. I always go to Legazpi for my post grad studies and I've been looking crazily for a cheap but clean rooms.

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    1. Hi! Thank you very much for visiting the blog. Please note that this blogpost is 4 years old and prices may have changed.

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