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8.1
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Excellent location
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  • Penaranda Park270 m
  • Cathedral of San Gregorio Mango420 m
  • Bicol Heritage Park1.43 km
  • Embarcadero1.54 km
  • Pacific Mall1.55 km
  • Lignon Hill Nature Park2.49 km
  • Mayon Volcano14.44 km
  • Vera Falls26.75 km
  • 2-star Guesthouse/bed and breakfast
    Free Wi-Fi

    Balai Tinay Hotel

    70 Gapo Brgy 16 East Washington Drive Legazpi City mobile#09178413051, Ilawod, Legazpi, Philippines, 4500 - See map
    "Cold ac, hot shower, close to town, nice staff, free water, and free use of umbrellas"
    David - May 22, 2018
    Exceptional service
    9.2 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.7 rating for cleanliness
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 87% of guests
    Fantastic breakfast
    86% positive mentions
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    Cheaper than 85% of all properties in Legazpi in the last 24 hoursCompared to 79 Legazpi properties at Agoda for various dates
    Value for money8.9
    Location rating8.1
    Nearest airportLegazpi Airport (LGP)
    Distance to airport1.6 km

    Rooms available at Balai Tinay Hotel

    8.2
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Family Attic
    Family Attic
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Country/region view
    • 4 single beds and 1 queen b...
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    Basic Triple
    Basic Triple
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 single bed or 1 queen bed
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    Standard Room
    Standard Room
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Family Room Ground Floor
    Family Room Ground Floor
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
    Room Assigned on Arrival
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Balai Tinay Hotel?

      Check-in is from 12:30 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

      How do I get to Balai Tinay Hotel?

      Balai Tinay Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of PHP 150. Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Balai Tinay Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the property's convenient shuttle service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Balai Tinay Hotel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Car parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the property. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Legazpi with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

      What is the smoking policy at Balai Tinay Hotel?

      Balai Tinay Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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      What people love about Balai Tinay Hotel

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "The owner is very nice and thoughtful, that time diretso kasi kami calaguas at nagcheck out kami at around 3am."

        Mark A.

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        May 2, 2018

      • 9.2
        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "room is always clean and staff are always nice and courteous"

        eleonor

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        June 17, 2018

      • 10.0
        Exceptional

        "I will definitely stay here again when I go back."

        Gersielle

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        December 15, 2017

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      9.2/10
      Room comfort score
      8.2/10
      Value for money score
      8.9/10
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      8.7/10
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      Overall rating:
      8.6
      Excellent
      277 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.7
      Facilities
      8.1
      Location
      8.1
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      What travelers say they love:
      The owners were welcoming and warm and Kuya Jerson was very ...
      Gersielle from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      More about Balai Tinay Hotel

      More about Balai Tinay Hotel

      Built in 2000, Balai Tinay Hotel is a distinct addition to Legazpi and a smart choice for travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: St. Raphael Church, Tanchuling Hospital, JY Minimart.

      The facilities and services provided by Balai Tinay Hotel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage.

      In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning to please the most discerning guest. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including hiking trails, massage, garden, games room. Whatever your reason for visiting Legazpi, the Balai Tinay Hotel is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

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      Breakfast
      28 mentions
      Housekeeping
      14 mentions
      Food & Dining
      4 mentions
      Internet
      3 mentions

      What they offer

      9.2
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Very clean and rustic theme with lots of book and magazine t..."

      janice

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      September 22, 2017

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      Reviews of Balai Tinay Hotel from real guests

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      8.6
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      10
      Cleanliness8.7
      Facilities8.1
      Location8.1
      Room comfort and quality8.2
      Service9.2
      Value for money8.9
      High score for Legazpi
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      9+ Exceptional (87)
      8-9 Excellent (58)
      7-8 Very Good (42)
      6-7 Good (19)
      <6 Below Expectation (9)
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      Jun - Aug (37)
      Sep - Nov (54)
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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Julie from Philippines
      Group
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

      Indeed your home away from home”

      Highly recommended. Near the airport. Near good restaurants. The staff are friendly. They accommodated us even if we arrived too early for check in. They serve hefty breakfast. The staff and the owners themselves are very nice (thank you Tito Jo!)

      Reviewed February 28, 2019

      Thank you too! Until next time.

      Responded July 22, 2019
      Balai Tinay Hotel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Juvale from Philippines
      Group
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

      Exceptional”

      It was a good choice. The place though was quite hard to find but no worries since trikes know the place. There was a short cut in going outside the main street so it was then accessible. The buffet breakfast was more than enough.

      Reviewed December 21, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Gersielle from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

      Home Away From Home”

      I really enjoyed my stay in Balai Tinay. I l always look forward for their breakfast every morning. Haha.. It's near Rizal Ave so it's accessible very accessible. The owners were welcoming and warm and Kuya Jerson was very helpful and knowledgeable on where and how to go to places in Legazpi. I will definitely stay here again when I go back.

      Reviewed December 15, 2017
      9.6
      Exceptional
      karenina from Philippines
      Couple
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 1 night in August 2017

      Excellent Value for your Money”

      Although Balai Tinay is a transient home. You will feel that you are in deed at home. With the excellent and friendly owners and staff. Location wise - since it is in Centro everything that you need is just a walking distance away. Restaurants like Biggs, Yellow Cab, Everything Breakfast, Palamigan, Jollibee, Mc Do, Chowking etc. It is also near Robinson's supermarket. Although the room that we stayed has a bad reception for Globe users all in all this is a great value for your money. I will surely recommend Balai tinay and will definitely come back to the place.

      Reviewed August 22, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      David from United States
      Couple
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 5 nights in June 2017

      Ilawod Guesthouse Makes Guests Feel Special”

      This guesthouse is run by a pair of gentlemen named Gerson & Joe who made my partner and I feel extremely valued. The guesthouse serves a top-rate Filipino oriented breakfast each morning, along with unlimited access to coffee, tea and malt drink. Nearby are fleets of trikes available to take guests to several malls, in-town tourist sites and the Legazpi Embarcadero. There is also access to jeepney service to other areas. Its quiet location in a residential neighbourhood by Albay Central School gives this guesthouse a leg-up on the competition despite current construction and periodic brown-outs. We loved hearing the singing voices of the schoolchildren next door.

      Reviewed June 29, 2017
      8.7
      Excellent
      Barry from United States
      Solo traveler
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

      Don't think twice about staying here - just do it!”

      Excellent staff and owner, wifi, breakfast

      The owner of this B&B is extremely nice and helpful, as is the staff. Breakfast is excellent. Wifi, in the common area only, is very good. Location is great -- near some good restaurants and transportation. Value is very very good. I strongly recommend staying here.

      Reviewed December 14, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Christine from Philippines
      Couple
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

      Excellent Hostel!!!”

      Location, Cleanliness, Friendly staff

      We arrived before noon and was greeted with smile by the staff (forgot his name). He pleasantly asked us if we want double or twin bed, we opted for double. He then showed us our room and informed us with some house rules and also the direction going to the highway. I didn't expect much about breakfast but he served us with yummy pork tapa with egg. We were so full. He also let us borrow one of the umbrellas as it is about to rain. Overall, this is perhaps the best hostel I've ever been to, not to mention that the rates are very cheap. I think the best thing about this hostel is the location. There is a robinson's supermarket about 3min walk from the gate. Two thumbs up for Balai Tinay Hostel. Highly recommended!! :)

      Reviewed September 07, 2015
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Josephine from Philippines
      Business traveler
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 1 night in December 2014

      home away from home”

      warm personal reception from the owner, very nice place, very clean huge bedroom n toilet n bath

      I just had a very brief stay in this cozy place. When I go back to Legaspi I will surely stay on this place again....I was able to meet the very accommodating owner. Sir Joe.This is really a home away from home

      Reviewed December 28, 2014
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Marigold from Australia
      Group
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2013

      Balai Tinay has a homey vibes...”

      Accessible, Accommodating and Confortable

      Very accommodating hosts, they gives us helpful infos with regards to best place to visit, best foods to eat,easiest route and transport. 2.) Balai Tinay has a homey vibes. Comfortable rooms with free breakfast on our last day and love the dog, Noah!ehehehe. 3.) Accessible to almost every areas,a 5-10 mins away from the airport via tricycle ride.

      Reviewed October 10, 2013
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Marigold from Australia
      Group
      Standard Room
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2013

      Balai Tinay has a homey vibes...”

      Accessible, Accommodating and Confortable

      Very accommodating hosts.Gives us helpful infos with regards to best place to visit, best foods to eat,easiest route and transport. Balai Tinay has a homey vibes, comfortable rooms with free breakfast on our last day and love the dog, Noah!ehehehe Accessible to almost every areas, a 5-10 mins away from the airport via tricycle ride...

      Reviewed October 10, 2013
      9.7
      Exceptional
      GEORGE from United States
      Solo traveler
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 1 night in September 2013

      Quiet, peaceful and rrelaxing”

      Quiet neighborhood, close to main road (Rizal), and friendliest staff Ever!

      Thanks to Joe, the Balai Owner, my stay was most memorable for the gracious hospitality afforded me while staying at Balai Tinay. Joe went above and beyond the typical balai owner by making 'his home my home'. I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphereat the Balai and will personally only stay there whenever I travel to Legazpi City again. I only hope it's soon!

      Reviewed October 01, 2013
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Edwin from Philippines
      Couple
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

      The best place and value for money”

      Friendly and accommodating owner/staff, quiet and serene environment, and cozy and homey place to stay

      Our stay in this place was great and we couldn't ask for more given its price. Our overall experience is indeed more than we expected. Ate Gigi was so kind and accommodating and we felt like we just stayed with our relatives who opened their homes just for us. What seemed to be some glitch with airport transfer (we expected to have one as advertised in agoda and tripadvisor. We wanted this as first timers in the place for some assurance and safety) was just a little to the comforts and warmth of acceptance and assistance accommodated to us. The place is just few minutes from the airport and accessible by taxi or trike for just around 10 minute drive. Given the second chances we shall still go this place!

      Reviewed July 07, 2013
      7.6
      Very good
      Eisen from Philippines
      Group
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 1 night in December 2018

      Nice cozy place but can be improved”

      PROs: the place is very interesting, it is cozy. It is jot your usual hotel, it feels like going to a familiar place. The staff are very friendly and accomodating. The common area is big and chill CONs: there is no trash can in the common area, you will need to throw your trash in rhw bin found in your restroom. The blanket is too thin. No hairdryer. Breakfast: would be nice if they provide homecooked meals for the guests; it will complete the homie-feel of the place.

      Reviewed December 05, 2018

      Trash can is in every room (bathroom) and we serve homecooked breakfast. Advised our staff to be more attendant to the guests needs. Thicker blankets have been provided in some rooms where needed. Thank you for taking time to comment for our betterment . warm regards. Jomar, manager

      Responded January 17, 2019
      Balai Tinay Hotel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Rochelle
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in September 2018

      Love the place a lot ♥️♥️”

      It feels like home and the staff are so nice and accommodating. The place is also near centro so you dont have to worry about getting the stuff you need. The rooms are so clean, hot shower is available, bedsheets and pillowcases are all newly washed. Stayed here for 3 days and 2 nights and definitely gonna plan to book here again. Thumbs up for the great experience 👍

      Reviewed October 02, 2018

      Thank you! - balaitinay

      Responded November 05, 2019
      Balai Tinay Hotel
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Maeta from Philippines
      Group
      Family Room Ground Floor
      Stayed 4 nights in August 2018

      The place is indeed a home away from home. ”

      We are a group of 5 and the room that we had was very spacious and the aircon was a big one that we usually turn it off at dawn or we will freeze :) There are complimentary water, coffee, milo, bread, and biscuits at the lobby where guests can mingle every morning or whenever you come in after a long day of excursion. Kuya in the reception is very accommodating and will happily suggest on must-see places in legazpi as well as helped us haggle on the atv rides with Your Brother. We also got to meet the owner of the house whom we are very happy to chat with in Bisaya! If ever il be in legazpi again, i will surely come back to this place

      Reviewed August 22, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Mark from Philippines
      Group
      Family Room Ground Floor
      Stayed 1 night in April 2018

      Highly recommended , its a very nice place to stay”

      The owner is very nice and thoughtful, that time diretso kasi kami calaguas at nagcheck out kami at around 3am. Nag volunteer si tatay(owner) na ihatid kami sa junction going to naga city kahit na madaling araw pa. Napakabait ng mayaari, and if babalik ako ulit sa legazpi city i will stay here again..

      Reviewed May 02, 2018
      9.2
      Exceptional
      janice from Philippines
      Family with young children
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 1 night in September 2017

      Excellent guest house .. ”

      The guest house is excellent.. friendly staff , good coffee and breakfast..very clean and rustic theme with lots of book and magazine to read whenever you are staying in the living room..or "lobby " , though the street heading to the guesthouse from the main road is so narrow, so it's a bit difficult to those who are travellign with car. And the name of the street or guest house location is not so familiar even to the locals that it took us almost an hour to find it. Overall review. Excellent!!

      Reviewed September 22, 2017
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Roy from Philippines
      Group
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 1 night in July 2017

      Homey and comfortable - Even the kids loved their stay! ”

      Balai Tinay is home away from home! It is a 5 min walk to the main street (Rizal St) where you could catch public transpo and choose from several options of supermarkets and restaurants. Buffet breakfast is available with a decent selection of 2-3 dishes, with rice and bread available as part of the meal. Unlimited coffee and tea is available all day long. Wifi is available. The staff is also friendly and very attentive. Thank you Balai Tinay :)

      Reviewed July 06, 2017
      8.4
      Excellent
      Violette from Philippines
      Couple
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

      At Home feels!”

      Staff was very hospitable. We arrived around 8pm and arranged food delivery for us for dinner. Breakfast buffet is awesome, I could eat everything. A real homey feel guesthouse and felt that we really got what we've paid for, actually exceeded! Walking distance from several food chains, yet a little careful when walking at night as the creek you'll pass by doesn't have street lights but it's safe. Overall, we were satisfied. Will definitely come back here.

      Reviewed July 05, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      ellen from Canada
      Solo traveler
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

      Exceptional”

      Jerson, Balai Tinai's asst to the owner is very helpful. He suggested places I can see that is popular to the locals. Really appreciated it. Jerson is also personable and helpful, I stayed at the attic, as per request because there is a lounge that has a full view of Mt Mayon right outside the room. The room is spacious and clean. Bathroom is not ensuite but was not shared to other guests either Balai Tinai serves simple breakfast and coffee. They also has free clean water for guests. The dining room is my favorite space at Balai Tinai. Here are free to eat their meals and at breakfast, i find i met other guests here. They did not gonout foor breakfast hence, it encourages socialization among other guests. Owner Joe is friendly

      Reviewed March 13, 2017
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