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Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Butuan has a pretty poor selection of hotels. If you are looking for a pool there are only three choices. Almont Inland Resort (a bit overpriced), Dotties Place (some issues) and the much less well known Balanghai. Sadly when we came here (Jan 2016) the pool was being cleaned / renovated. It's supposed to reopen in Feb 2016. If and...

3Thank Greg C
Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 10 October 2015

There is so much history in this establishment, however, I suggest that they put captions to understand the significance of the items well (specially for those who doesn't know the history of the place or the Philippines). The exterior and lobbies are classy and vintage but the rooms are too small and dim. The floors squeak, giving you the feeling...

Thank Queen S
Davao City, Philippines
Reviewed 5 August 2015

When you arrive at midnight and look up at the facade of this dimly lighted hotel, your first thought is to back off. At least I almost did, but facing the friendly night receptionist at the front desk made things easier. I climbed up the circular stairs which reminded me of my grandmother's old house in the province. On the...

Thank Jojie A
Butuan, Philippines
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Some very interesting history there. Rooms are nothing fancy, but clean and well kept. In a nice part of town. Extremely pleasant and helpful staff. Pretty nice garden behind hotel. Great place for an evening stroll. It's not a 4 star hotel, but staying there was comfortable and friendly.

Thank Skip_66112
Cebu City, Philippines
Reviewed 7 April 2015

This hotel has a nice place where you can see the rich culture of Butuan City but the place in not well maintained. The rooms are comfortable but it smells rotten logs. For the food, I don't like it at all. For the basic breakfast they charge you so much that you will leave scratching your head.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 11 November 2014

This was my first trip to Butuan and not sure which hotel to book so my friend recommend me to try Balanghai since this hotel has some nice history. The hotel is easy to find and located near City Hall. It is quite near to Gaisano Mall. Transportation is either by Jeepney or Tricycle. The fare is only 8 peso...

Thank Edwin T
Gold coast
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Though the grounds and interior of the hotel are nice the rooms are small, darkish and with bathrooms that lack space and places to put toiletries. The staff are professional but lack warmth and are not particularly friendly. The restaurant is uninviting as is the food that is basic and unappealing. Still the hotel is adequate for a short stay...

3Thank Paul W
Makati, Philippines
Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

Date of Stay: Jan. 1-2, 2014 Room Type: Deluxe Twin Room We had no choice but to stay since we got stranded in Surigao and this was recommended to us. Likes: - Fast wifi connection even when it was raining thoughout the night. - Big cabled TV - 2 complimentary bottled water - Food at the restaurant was OK but...

2Thank Empress1866
Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 8 September 2013

I have stayed at the Balanghai Hotel many times over many years. In Butuan, it is THE place to stay. Beautiful swimming pools, convention center to handle business and weddings, and probably the best resteraunt in Butuan help make this in my mind, the best place to stay in Butuan City. The staff is great and are eager to help...

8Thank Jgmackay2000

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Additional Information about Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center

Address: Bacolodstreet, Doongan, Butuan, Mindanao 8600, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mindanao > Agusan del Norte Province > Butuan
Price Range: $32 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 41
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Butuan City, Butuan, Philippines
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Request for rooms with better aircon, some aren't that cold.”
641queens, 10 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Have your meals somewhere else”
josephrequermephoto, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The Suites are very nice and face the pool.”
Jgmackay2000, 7 Sep 2013 | Read review
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