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8.0
Excellent
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8.7
Excellent
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Better than 94% of properties in Dumaguete
Excellent location
Parking
FREE
  • Lee Super Plaza190 m
  • Dumaguete Bell Tower/Belfry220 m
  • Cathedral Church320 m
  • Silliman University Church330 m
  • Church Bell Tower410 m
  • Silliman University Anthropology Museum410 m
  • Marine Mammal Museum420 m
  • Quezon Park450 m
  • Sisters of St Paul of Chartres Monument450 m
  • St Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral450 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Hotel Essencia

    39 Real Street corner San Juan Street, Dumaguete City, Dumaguete, Philippines, 6200 - See map
    "The food is awesome and the staff really pampers the guests."
    Israel - May 18, 2016
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 91% of guests
    Excellent comfort
    8.2 room quality and comfort
    • 530 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Sauna

    • Air conditioning

    This property is in high demand!

    Last booked 6 hours ago

    Value for money8.2
    Distance to city center1 km
    Location rating8.7
    Nearest airportSibulan Airport (DGT)
    Distance to airport2.8 km

    Rooms available at Hotel Essencia

    8.2
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Deluxe Suite
    Deluxe Suite
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Deluxe Family Room
    Deluxe Family Room
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Deluxe Twin Room
    Deluxe Twin Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds
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    King Suite
    King Suite
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 queen bed
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    Deluxe Triple Room
    Deluxe Triple Room
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      Premium Twin Beds
      Premium Twin Beds
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        Triple Room Sea
        Triple Room Sea
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          Suite
          Suite
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            Deluxe City View Suite
            Deluxe City View Suite
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              Triple Room Panoramic
              Triple Room Panoramic
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                What people love about Hotel Essencia

                • 8.0
                  Very good
                  Location

                  "To enjoy Dumaguete, this hotel provides accessibility to a lot of good places within walking distance."

                  Wally T.

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                  January 5, 2019

                • 8.8
                  Excellent
                  Location

                  "Hotel is strategically located in the city center."

                  Love

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                  September 4, 2018

                • 8.4
                  Excellent
                  Cleanliness

                  "Staff is very warm and the room was clean and spacious enough."

                  Eileen

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                  September 19, 2018

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                9.2
                Exceptional

                "I can highly reccomend this place to my friends and relative..."

                Ana

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                December 27, 2018

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                What they offer

                8.0
                Very good
                Breakfast

                "Breakfast was good"

                Clydin A.

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                October 18, 2017

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                Reviews of Hotel Essencia from real guests

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                Agoda Reviews (1177)Booking.com Reviews (426)
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                Cleanliness8.0
                Facilities7.4
                Location8.7
                Room comfort and quality8.2
                Service8.2
                Value for money8.2
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                8.8
                Excellent
                Myra from Philippines
                Group
                Deluxe Family Room
                Stayed 1 night in May 2018

                Excellent”

                It was a good hotel, they had good food, their location in Dumaguete was quite nice. Just a bit a little pricey but still worth the value of money you spent. Not the perfect score because I believe that there is still room for improvement. But nevertheless, it was a good hotel, and the experience was just great

                Reviewed April 14, 2019

                Good day! Thank you so much for the comment. We will try to check all of our rooms also.

                Responded April 25, 2019
                Hotel Essencia
                8.4
                Excellent
                Frederick from Philippines
                Business traveler
                Deluxe Twin Room
                Stayed 1 night in March 2019

                Excellent”

                the hotel is quite imperssive considering the price. location is not at the center of tourist hangout (boardwalk, and restaurants) but just a few meters/short walk. Room is tidy and the airconditioning is good. its an added bonus that they have their own spa at the ground floor. the rates of their spa/treatment packages are outstanding. treatments are comparable to high end spas for just half the price

                Reviewed April 11, 2019

                Thank you so much sir.

                Responded April 25, 2019
                Hotel Essencia
                8.8
                Excellent
                Donald from United Kingdom
                Business traveler
                Deluxe Twin Room
                Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

                Best Hotel in Dumaguete”

                The room on the 8th floor had good views. The restaurant had a good choice of food although the breakfast is limited by Western standards - ok for Philippine. Prices were reasonable. Staff service was good this time.

                Reviewed April 04, 2019

                Thank you so much for your comment.

                Responded April 25, 2019
                Hotel Essencia
                7.6
                Very good
                Blesilda from Philippines
                Group
                Deluxe Family Room
                Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

                Very good”

                The location, staff, breakfast and spa were all good. The spa technicians were very good and managed to trace us and return a watch worn by someone in the group who had forgotten where he left it. Kudos! Wish they could accommodate late check-ins if it's possible without having to charge an hourly rate though.

                Reviewed May 22, 2019
                5.2
                Arnel
                Family with young children
                Deluxe Twin Room
                Stayed 1 night in May 2019

                Above average”

                Only one key fob issued and you have to remove it from the slot every time you get out of the room and of course it turns off the electricity supply in your room so the room is hot as hell when you come back, first time in so many hotels I’ve been that I experienced this crap....

                Reviewed May 18, 2019
                6.4
                Good
                Janet from Japan
                Couple
                Deluxe Twin Room
                Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

                The room was stuffy and noisy!”

                I booked a quiet room on a high floor but was originally given a room on the 3rd floor above a party room, we were shocked by the noise of music booming under us, so after complaining strongly they moved us to a higher floor. Still some noise but not as bad as at first. The breakfast was awful, almost inedible, and many of the staff were not good. A few staff were very nice, but it was hit and miss. The room wasn't too bed, we had everything we needed but we doubt if we would stay there again.

                Reviewed May 06, 2019
                8.8
                Excellent
                Jordan from New Zealand
                Couple
                Deluxe Twin Room
                Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

                Great location, pleasant stay ”

                It's located near the port and airport, and surrounded by a number of shops / restaurants. Room was reasonably clean and spacious. Room service and restaurant food were pretty decent, service was prompt. In-house massage was excellent, and thoroughly enjoyed that.

                Reviewed November 04, 2018
                8.8
                Excellent
                Adonna from Australia
                Couple
                Deluxe Twin Room
                Stayed 1 night in May 2018

                Overnight Stay”

                My husband and I stayed here the night before our flight to Manila - check in was easy and staff very helpful. The hotel itself is not new but is maintained well enough and clean. Our room was quite large and comfortable for our overnight stay. The location is great as you can get out and about and have dinner/do some shopping without having to hail a cab or pedicab. They also offer a buffet breakfast which isn't bad if it's included in the cost of the room - good spread of local dishes and hot food. The hotel is around 10-15 minutes from the airport depending on traffic. Would consider staying again for any overnight stay.

                Reviewed February 19, 2019
                8.0
                Excellent
                Olivia from Philippines
                Business traveler
                Deluxe Twin Room
                Stayed 6 nights in November 2018

                Good enough for a temporary base”

                I traveled to Dumaguete for a lecture, but I decided to stay longer because I wanted to have some personal writing done. I specifically asked the hotel for a high floor room, which I got. I also asked for a room with a window, and I also got that. However, the photo they used in Agoda may have been outdated already, since the window photo there presented a clear view. But in reality, they already plastered their windows with some opaque tint material that obscures any kind of view. That was an important detail for me, that's why I decided to book here. But aside from this glitch, the hotel was okay for the purpose it served during that time. It's accessible and near Silliman University where I gave my lecture, and it's just a tricycle ride away from everywhere else in the city. They have a reliable restaurant below providing the free breakfast that came with the room, and their room service is also good. Staff is overall helpful as well.

                Reviewed February 12, 2019
                10.0
                Exceptional
                Wang from China
                Business traveler
                Deluxe Twin Room
                Stayed 1 night in May 2019

                Good value for money”

                Very good location, free airport pick up and they let me check in early as my flight was really early morning. Nice room and staff, breakfast was good too.

                Reviewed May 12, 2019
                8.4
                Excellent
                Kelly from Canada
                Solo traveler
                Deluxe Twin Room
                Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

                High end feeling with a low end price.”

                A very nice, modern hotel. Nice comfortable beds and hot shower. A little bit of a walk to get to the waterfront with the restaurants and bars but nothing to deter you from doing it. The restaurant downstairs was modestly priced with good food.

                Reviewed July 10, 2018
                8.0
                Excellent
                Jelaine from Philippines
                Couple
                Deluxe Twin Room
                Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

                Very good”

                Staff are very friendly and accommodating that they accepted our request of a very early check in (as early as 9am). Bottled water in the mini bar is not for free, but there’s a water dispenser outside the room. We just had a problem with the shuttle service going to the airport. Driver came 20min late.

                Reviewed December 19, 2017
                10.0
                Exceptional
                CJ from United States
                Group
                Deluxe Twin Room
                Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

                Best hotel in Dumguete city”

                Nicest hotel in dumaguete city. Nice rooms, clean, quiet and well appointed. Great staff, always smiling and happy. Very tasty breakfast with lots of options. Central to everything. Regularly meet celebrities in lobby.

                Reviewed December 10, 2017
                8.4
                Excellent
                Margarita from Philippines
                Couple
                Deluxe Twin Room
                Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

                The Hotel is nice, good location and value for money. The hotel breakfast is good and staff are help”

                Big lobby, good service and good location. The room are nice with big comfy bed. Very comfortable. My only concern is the shower, the water is not so hot. And suggest to add more light especially on the mirror inside the toilet. This is so especially for women who do make up. Aside from above mentioned, the hotel is well recommended.

                Reviewed October 16, 2017
                8.8
                Excellent
                Kathleen from Philippines
                Group
                Deluxe Twin Room
                Stayed 1 night in October 2015

                Great hotel with good location”

                A good value for money, rooms are spacious and clean, nice bathroom too... it is in the heart of town, walking distance to Silliman University, baywalk boulevard and restaurants... they serve good breakfast in buffet..

                Reviewed July 28, 2017
                8.8
                Excellent
                Todd from United States
                Couple
                Deluxe Twin Room
                Stayed 4 nights in December 2016

                Excellent Wi-Fi”

                The building is older but the staff is great the Wi-Fi is exceptional and the price is good. The breakfast in the morning is ok. A few minutes walk from the beach or any of the restaurants in the city a larger building with great views from the roof deck. They also have travel agents in the lobby who can help you rent a scooter or set up a tour.

                Reviewed December 20, 2016
                9.6
                Exceptional
                nigel from United Kingdom
                Couple
                Deluxe Family Room
                Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

                good stay”

                great food from room service, central located good bed and air con, big selection on cable tv mini bar is priced right, no complaints, good pick up and drop off a airport, will stay again if in dumaguete

                Reviewed November 20, 2016
                8.0
                Excellent
                Stephen from United States
                Couple
                Deluxe Suite
                Stayed 1 night in April 2016

                In Town Digs”

                If you desire a room in town, without beach or pool, this is a pretty good choice. I went with the suite since it is big enough and has it's own balcony, but a smaller room would be fine if you don't mind small. Breakfast isn't my favorite, crowded and limited selection, but it was adequate. The room was nice.

                Reviewed April 25, 2016
                8.0
                Excellent
                Maria from United States
                Couple
                Deluxe Twin Room
                Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

                Excited for Dumaguete to have this hotel! ”

                Location, wifi, massage

                My grandma and a few other family members live in Dumaguete so I've been going there since I was little (my father now lives in the States). I find it very exciting for this hotel to be in Dumaguete! It's very close to everything - Lee Plaza, the Boulevard, Robinsons - all a short walk or a cheap petty cab. The wifi was fast, the room was clean - a/c worked great - hot shower and free breakfast. I thought the breakfast was fine. Dried fish, rice, eggs, mangos, juice/coffee. There is also a great spa. You can get an hour massage for around 450 pesos give or take. Totally worth it. The staff was nice, and helpful as well. I think it's a great value for your money and would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a hotel in Dumaguete.

                Reviewed January 18, 2016
                9.0
                Exceptional
                Jenalyn from Philippines
                Couple
                Deluxe Twin Room
                Stayed 1 night in October 2014

                " Super Like Hotel"”

                "Very Clean, City View, Very Nice Room"

                Wow! I love it! If you have big budget for hotel, try this one!Very welcoming staff, very clean room, nice bed, everything is great except my husband's breakfast. We have set to fly that morning to Cebu, and we had free breakfast, my husband got problem with his breakfast because the waiter gave him the wrong one..but everything was fine.. We tried to eat their for dinner too, excellent! And lastly, we have booked the twin room and surprisingly, we fit in one bed! :D All good for me :)

                Reviewed November 02, 2014
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