February 24, 2012

Circle Inn

A month before our flight I emailed one hotel in Bacolod to inquire if they still offer the promo rate on their website and she said yes. I replied to her email to reserve one room for us. Then a week before our flight I confirm my reservation with them but to my disappointment, the room was not reserved and she said they no longer offer promo rate and if we want to reserve the room please reply immediately because Feb 15-19 is their peak season. 

I did not answer back because I was really disappointed so, I searched the internet for possible accommodation; Circle Inn immediately responded to my inquiry and they told me the same thing.

“Please note that we are on peak season on Feb 15-19, 2012. We are requiring 50% non-refundable and non-rebookable confirmation deposit for the reservations we received within those dates.” 

I reserved a room immediately because I only have few days left before our flight. I also availed the airport pick-up for P500, actually, we can take a van from the airport for P100/pax but my husband wants to avail the airport pick-up because our arrival time is 5:25AM (yes, ganyan kaaga, yan ang natira sa promo fare.) 

Fast forward to our trip, we arrived at the hotel as early as 6AM, no early check-in so we just left our things and off we went to Capitol Lagoon to start our Bacolod Adventure. We went back at lunchtime and I was glad that they allowed us to check-in already. Circle Inn is a budget hotel so this is the room, twin beds, and bathroom. 

It was time for lunch but my husband wanted to sleep so my son and I just ordered at the hotel for our lunch. I ordered dinuguan, fried chicken, and rice. 

They have a pool too, my husband and son had night swimming while I was busy packing our stuff. 

I have no problem with our stay in Circle Inn; my only concern is the location. I did not check on their location, Circle Inn is two to three jeepneys away from tourist spots and restaurant so we’re having a hard time in commuting. We have to walk two to three blocks away from the hotel just to look for trisikad or tricycle going to Lacson Street. We could save more if we stay at L’ Fisher or Saltimbocca Inn because most of our food trip is located in Lacson Street.

Read: 31 Hours in Bacolod 
Food Trip in Bacolod

Circle Inn 
Lopez Jaena – Malaspina Streets, Capitol Shopping Center 
Bacolod City 6100 Philippines 
Telephone: 63-34-709-9111 OR 63-34-709-9009  
Telefax: 63-34-433-2538  
Mobile/Text Messaging: 63-917-445-9972  
E-Mail: bacolod@circleinnph.com


  1. ganda ng hotel! wish ko din magstay jan nung masskara season kaso fully booked na.

  2. the place is cozy and nice... it depends on your priority, if you're after a good hotel ok na ok to, but since your priority was the convenience going to the tourist spots... i agree malayo nga sya... 3 blocks walking is good for your health pero since vacation ang pinunta nyo dyan, sayang sa oras and money.

    1. masikip kasi trisikad and tricycle hindi kami kasya. hihi!

  3. I like the facade. Very modern. But the inside looks really basic. Plus nainis ako sa ginawa nila sa inyo a. Bad customer service. =(

    1. sis, hindi circle inn yung nakakainis, yung first hotel na pinareserve ko. =)

  4. The place looks nice and the room is not bad :)

    Spanish Pinay

  5. The hotel looks really nice, glad you were able to get a reservation though given a short period of time.... Anywhozzles, I have a problem with the email your first hotel sent you.
    It was such a d!ck move, sorry for the language. BUT REALLY!
    I mean, how can they expect you to work on other reservations on such a short notice??!?!?!

    *getting all steamed up for you*

    Hahaha, if you can email me the name of this hotel so I can avoid it... :)

    Much support, Christia
    Top 7 Commercials that Ate my Brains from Christia's World

  6. Mukhang malinis namn ang room at may swimming pool pa! Yun nga lang malayo pala sa tourist spots. Minsan kasi no pag madalian na di na nakakapag check. Piso fare ba yan? bat ang malas ko dyan di ako makakuha ng piso fare. hehehe! lagi ubos!

  7. anney, swertihan lang ang piso fare, bihira din ko makakuha nun. =)

  8. hmmm yeah. the location is quite cumbersome. but i like their pool hehe saltimboca is also nice and affordable too.

  9. The hotel was nice looking! sometimes these good hotels are located in areas that are far from the main city or tourist spots so they offer still lower or equal to the not-so-nice ones situated near the tourist spots or main city.:)