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Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Penaranda Park 270 m
Cathedral of San Gregorio Mango 420 m
Bicol Heritage Park 1.34 km
Pacific Mall 1.45 km
Embarcadero 1.54 km
Lignon Hill Nature Park 2.49 km
Vera Falls 26.75 km
Nearby landmarks
Bicol University 150 m
Albay Capitol Atrium Art Gallery 190 m
Albay Astrodome 210 m
Jose Maria Penaranda Monument 230 m
Liberty Bell 240 m
Penaranda Park 270 m
Legaspi City Museum 320 m
St. Raphael Church 360 m
Cathedral of San Gregorio Mango 420 m
Banco de Oro 450 m
Balai Tinay Hotel

"Very clean and rustic theme with lots of book and magazine to read whenever you are staying in the living room."

janice - September 22, 2017

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Balai Tinay Hotel

70 Gapo Brgy 16 East Washington Drive Legazpi City mobile#09178413051, Ilawod, Legazpi, Philippines, 4500 - See map
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Exceptional service
9.2 rating for service
Excellent cleanliness
8.7 rating for cleanliness
Fantastic breakfast
86% positive mentions
Excellent comfort
8.2 room quality and comfort

Cold ac, hot shower, close to town, nice staff, free water, and free use of umbrellas

David | May 22, 2018

We had a great time in Legaspi and we felt so at home at the Balai Tinay Hotel.

Marc | March 1, 2018

We enjoyed our stay at Balai Tinay.

Aileen | November 25, 2017

  • 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

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.2
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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      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 hotel 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 150 PHP. 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 convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. 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. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. 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.

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      What people love about Balai Tinay Hotel

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        "Special thanks for Gerson being attentive to all our needs."

        Ma.Christina | January 3, 2020

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Breakfast
        "I l always look forward for their breakfast every morning."

        Gersielle | December 15, 2017

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Location
        "It's near Rizal Ave so it's accessible very accessible."

        Gersielle | December 15, 2017

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      9.2/10
      Room comfort score
      8.2/10
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      8.9/10
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      8.5/10
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      Overall rating:
      8.5
      Excellent
      280 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.7
      Facilities
      8.1
      Location
      8.1
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      room is always clean and staff are always nice and courteous
      eleonor from Philippines
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      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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      14 mentions
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      4 mentions
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      3 mentions

      What they offer

      10.0
      Exceptional
      "Definitely highly recommend to singles, couples or families."

      tereza | March 4, 2020

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      Reviews of Balai Tinay Hotel from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      8.5
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      Cleanliness8.7
      Facilities8.1
      Location8.1
      Room comfort and quality8.2
      Service9.2
      Value for money8.9
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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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      Mar - May (56)
      Jun - Aug (37)
      Sep - Nov (54)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      mary from Philippines
      Group
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

      It was excellent”

      We came across Balai Tinay from Agoda when we searched for a good place to stay that is worth our money. Balai Tinay was homey and cozy as well. The reception or common area had several couches and tables, a number of ceiling and stand fans and a dining table. There was hot and cold water to drink and you can make coffee, tea or milo anytime you want. The breakfast included was good as well. They have eggs, kamote fries, pancit, wheat bread, rice, dried fish and chopseuy. Kuya Gerson the caretaker was accommodating and warm. He entertained our questions and spent time with us when he was not busy. He was very friendly and knew so many places that we could visit. The owner, Sir Jomar, was friendly and accommodating as well. He entertained the guests when he was not busy. The room was clean and the sheets and curtains were colorful, giving the room a lively feel. The aircon, hot/cold shower and tv were working properly. The place was situated in a street where you won't hear the busyness of the area nor the music coming from a nearby ktv. It was truly worth our money. We will stay there again when we go to Legazpi with other friends.

      Reviewed April 26, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Richard from United States
      Solo traveler
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 5 nights in February 2015

      Fantastic hospitality!!”

      Hospitality, location, & friendliness

      I was there in February with 3 other contestants of the Xterra Albay Cross Triathlon. Balai Tinay is excellently located within walking distance to our bike shop & restaurants in the Rizal Street and to the convention center, the Astrodome. The airport is quite near (50 Pp.with a trike) also. The hotel is quite small with only 5 rooms (all w/private bathrooms) to my knowledge. This is a definite plus. Not only have you your privacy, but, if you choose, also easy contact to the other guests. The best is the owner, Joe & his wife. He helped us in every possible way, even serving us a hot breakfast at 5 AM on race day. He was so proud of his 3 1st place winners that we named our group Team Balai Tinay and have vowed to come again next year. By the way, my bed had the best mattress (firm but not rock-hard) of any hotel that I have experienced. The room was small, but the lobby is quite large, meant as a lounging and dining area for the guests, with a communal kitchen at the rear. I would only stay here while in Legaspi. Thanks so much !!!

      Reviewed February 13, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Judy from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2013

      Felt like home.”

      Balai Tinay had a homey atmosphere. The owners were warm and generous with their stories. The room I had met my needs.

      Balai Tinay served as my base while I went around Legazpi City and nearby places in early June. The place felt like home to me, not only because it was part of a house (the owners lived upstairs) but also because the owners were very welcoming. We had a long conversation over breakfast the first morning I was there. The room I had was clean, the mattress was firm, and the air conditioner was not noisy, so I had a nice sleep. If I get the chance to visit Legazpi again, I would stay at Balai Tinay again.

      Reviewed June 11, 2013
      10.0
      Exceptional
      sigita from Latvia
      Group
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2012

      Best guest house in Philippines!”

      Friendly stuff, great atmosphere, cozy

      Bicol is a great city with a lot of history, but the best impression that we've got from our trip to Bicol is actually the stay at Balai Tinay hotel. Me, my friends and family were traveling around Philippines last summer and we got to experience all kinds of accommodations during our trip, but once we got to Balai Tinay guest house we felt like we have arrived home. The owner of this place will make sure that you get your favorite food for breakfast, best tour guid for the city tours, great mood during your stay and cold beer in a fridge. I HIGHLY recommend everyone who travels to Bicol to stay at Balai Tinay!

      Reviewed May 08, 2013
      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
      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
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Ella from Philippines
      Couple
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

      It's my new home away from home!”

      I'd always consider myself looking for having stumbled upon Balai Tinay. I haven't heard of it before even though I'm practically living in a nearby city. I'm glad I did find reviews about it when I was looking for a place where I can stay to have a few days off from work. The place is cozy and warm, and you wouldn't even feel like you're not in your own home. Balai Tinay is wonderfully quaint, with accommodating staff and owner. I will surely be back here soon! Kudos!

      Reviewed November 01, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Michal from Poland
      Solo traveler
      Standard Room
      Stayed 10 nights in September 2013

      Astonishing view on Mayon Vulcano”

      Friendly,family and worth to visit

      Legaspi City is still under covered by tourist in September,first I planned to stay here for ten days, but it was so nice and peaceful in here that I overstayed for next seven days.I will remember for long time astonishing view on most active in Philippines volcano Mayon in Cagsawa.I will be back to Balai Tinay next year cause I found love and now planning to get married with local girl!.Great thanks to owners Joe and Tina you are the specials ones!.No doubts about Balai Tinay I had time of my life just out of season...

      Reviewed October 03, 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
      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
      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
      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
      8.0
      Excellent
      Thelma from Philippines
      Group
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

      Homey Vibe!”

      Good location, clean rooms, free Wi-Fi, courteous staff.

      Balai Tinay is not exactly a Hotel but more of a Pension House, but a very GOOD one! The staff are very accommodating and courteous! The rooms are amply sized and clean (they provide towels, soap, bathroom tissues, & they have heated shower). Food, do not expect too much, they do not have a lot of choices, but you can request something to be cooked for you and they are very much reasonably priced too! Coffee was free when we were there. There is a common area outside that is so nice to "tambay" to after a long day of being out, the small fountain at the corner gives you a sort of relaxing feel. They have free Wi-Fi too. From the airport Balai Tinay is just probably less than 15 minutes away by motorcycle cabs, just say that it is in Gapo, Washington. It is not exactly on the main road, but it is just a few minutes walk, or ride bicycle cabs to the main street.

      Reviewed December 02, 2012
      8.3
      Excellent
      James from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 1 night in February 2014

      feels like your home...”

      friendly staff, clean and it is home

      I checked this hotel thru online blogs, i was not disappointed with what prev blogs and sites said about this homy feeling they experienced with Balai Tinay. Trully, not only the place was clean but you can feel the warm welcome by the owner and staff. as if i am one of the family. like they would ask you how was your day touring and sightseeing. they too would suggest what else you can see and visit as option like the rainy morning i had in legazpi. not to mention the overflowing coffee and tea. recommended for all backpacker and family like tour.

      Reviewed February 26, 2014
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Mark from United States
      Couple
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 8 nights in December 2015

      Mayon Volcano Beauty”

      Price, air conditioning, knowledgeable staff

      Our stay was quite enjoyable. The staff and owners connected us with many activities. Hike Lignon Hill, ATV and zip line at the volcano, hire in a masseur. The mall had many amenities and the market place has old world flavor. Our room had air conditioning and a comfortable bed. Due to food sensitivities, I needed use of a kitchen and this was the one place where that need was met. If we return to PI, we plan to stay at Balai Tinay again.

      Reviewed December 13, 2015
      8.3
      Excellent
      ROMMEL from Philippines
      Group
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

      Homey Ambiance”

      in great location, near to popular restaurants, clean and homey ambiance, big and clean rooms, very good customer service

      Our stay was terrific! We found our home in Legazpi. It offers cozy and homey ambiance. We were treated like we are part of the family, the rooms are big and clean, they do room service which is unexpected for an Inn type of accommodation. You can use their kitchen, utensils, dining area, living area, lanai and they offer free coffee, hot and cold distilled water 24/hours a day and it's a good place to stay and have a little chitchat with the owner. We love it there, we recommend it to all the people, couple, friends or family to stay in this home. And the best of the Balai Tinay is... they have a tremendous taste of good interior.

      Reviewed October 18, 2012
      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
      9.0
      Exceptional
      carmelita from United States
      Group
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2014

      Friendly, hospitable and family atmosphere. ”

      Family owned. Friendly owner. Clean.

      It's a pleasure to be at the Balai Tinai. We stayed as a group and felt we own the place, the owner have given us the liberty to feel at home. The Balai is very clean and especially affordable. We will stay in the Balai again given the opportunity.

      Reviewed February 16, 2014
      8.3
      Excellent
      Jongwon from South Korea
      Couple
      Basic Triple
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

      we were stay there only two nights”

      near from center of city and airport.silent place.

      the owner was very kind and wanted give us free simple foods every time. there is free Wi-Fi,too it's walking distance from center of city and about 5minutes away to airport by tricycle. I would like to recommend this Balai Tinay hotel to every tourists.

      Reviewed July 10, 2014
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