In this final post about our short weekend in Dumaguete, I’ll talk about where we decided to stay. While scouring for a good hotel in Dumaguete, we came across plenty of options. After checking them out, we opted to stay at Island’s Leisure Boutique Hotel.
A few days before our trip, we made sure our room was booked and waiting for us. To our surprise, they sent us a text just the night before our trip telling us that our room was unavailable since the air conditioner was not working. They offered to help us find another room or instead, get the more expensive room they had at a discount. But we were on a budget. Since we would be in Dumaguete for 2 nights and 3 days, we would need to have a budget of P1,000 per night on the hotel.
I was heartbroken. I really wanted to stay at Island’s Leisure Boutique after reading it from one of my favorite bloggers, Just One Way Ticket. But losing our accommodation was really sad. We decided to look for other options and was fortunate enough to have booked a room at another hotel in Dumaguete. Our next decision was to get the room offered by Island’s for our second night in Dumaguete.
Island’s Leisure Boutique Hotel Interior
While my husband was busy checking into our room, I took time to explore and take pictures of the hotel. I loved everything about the interior– from the red door waiting outside the main road down to the combination of colors used in their rooms.
It looked like an old house they converted into a picturesque boutique hotel. Some of the interior used have aged dramatically.
They also have this curious little dog roaming around to greet the guests.
Island’s Leisure Boutique Hotel Pool and Spa
The hotel also offered a pool and spa services. Unfortunately, we were unable to use either since our trip was jampacked with food activities.
Island’s Leisure Boutique Hotel Rooms
The cozy hotel had several different rooms to offer– the Backpacker’s Room, Solo Pad Room, Duo Pad Room, Premier Room, and the Premier Suite Room. We originally wanted to stay in the Duo Pad Room since we wouldn’t be staying in the hotel most of our trip. But because they told us the air conditioner was unavailable (and they couldn’t replace it with a fan), we opted to get their Premier Room with a discounted price of P1,600.
Upon checking in, however, we learned that the hotel staff decided to upgrade our room to the Premier Suite Room for the same price. It was beyond what we expected, especially with all the hullabaloo with the room reservation.
The Premier Suite Room came with a fully stocked kitchenette, a bathroom of its own, a spacious dining area, a Queen sized bed, a TV, and a sofa. Our room also came with free breakfast for two.
Overall, it was an enjoyable stay. The hotel interior was amazing and the staff went beyond for us. Perhaps my only complaint about the hotel was that there should be a designated smoking area far from everyone else who didn’t smoke. And also to minimize noise, especially at nighttime. We heard some people talking in the fountain area while we were trying to sleep. Other than these issues, the hotel is a must visit; especially for those who want to relax in Dumaguete.
Island’s Leisure Boutique Hotel
0915 349 1132