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“Harold's Mansion”
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Harolds Mansion
Ranked #14 of 52 Dumaguete City B&B and Inns
Darwin
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“Harold's Mansion”
Reviewed 13 July 2012

We took the option to stay at Harold's while in transit to and from Siquijor Island. The accommodation was clean and comfortable. We had opted for a double room and it was quite large. Harold's is an easy stroll from the ferry terminal and not too far by foot from the main part of town. Local transport abounds and is cheap if needed. We prefer walking but used the three wheeler's when caught out in the rain etc.

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Reviewed 6 July 2012

Once again, its not the bricks and mortar of the place, but the people and their service which makes the place a home. Here in Dumaguete, we have once again found somewhere that we can home, albeit for a couple of nights.

Yes the rooms are a little tired and need of some TLC, but generally the things that really matter is the bedroom, close to the shower / Toilet. The balcony with views of the hills at the back of Dumaguete. The free WIFI in the rooms, the free continental Breakfast in the morning, but most of all the staff here are a delight. They are all trying to be helpful, happy and smiley !

When you get to the coffee shop on the second floor, read the back of the menu, its enlightening ! It talks about trying to understand that you are not in the Australia / US / Europe / you are here, in a country seaside town of the Phillipines, where things might be a little different, but at the sametime, this place exudes the same qualities that I am always looking for..... A home away from home, and I found it here in Harold's Mansion. I just wish I could have met Harold and said thank you !

Room Tip: ask for three doubles ( if that is what you need ) the front of the hotel is noisy but has a outlook...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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New Westminster, Canada
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

Heard scratching sounds through the walls. Between the mucky mirrors, abundant aunts and grimey shower- only rats crossed my mine. We left the very next morning.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

Harolds Mansion mansion is backbacker-friendly place with lot of organized activities. However, I encountered some problems during my stay and would not stay there again.

First of all, the single room had window broken (which I noticed too late) so I was not really able to sleep at all due to mosquito bites. The next day I asked to see some other rooms and noticed that also some of them had similar issue.

In the evening I was greeted with a cockcroach in my room and next day on the corridor of the other floor. This is first time in last 2 months in Asia that I actually see these lovely things so I was not so happy about it.

Anyway, do not let me scare you about the place. It does has some good value rooms, staff is not that friendly though but at least visit it before deciding. I went there due to Lonely Planet recommendation so probably other people have not had same problems.

Ohh, and WIFI. They said they have it but it never worked. They admitted having some problems.

Room Tip: Check out that rooms have Mosquito protection. If you do not like sleepless nights...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

Harolds is a super nice place located close to the Harbour. Staff is super friendly with excellent english skills and can inform you about whats going on in town.
Our room was nice, clean and had a comfortable bed. The shared bathroomse were clean at all times and the terasse with the pool table hamoks etc to our disposal. The owner, Harold ( :-) ), was very charming and helpful, a very good host! They organise group dinners a coupple of times a week for their guests to mingle on the rooftop and get to know each other, if they wish to do so.

The diving school allocated next to the mansion offers special packages to the hotel guests and we had a superbe time taking our PADI with them.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Harolds Mansion
Address: 205 Hibbard Avenue, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Negros Island > Negros Oriental > Dumaguete City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Dumaguete City
Price range (per night): $24 - $31
Number of rooms: 8
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