Hotel Review: The Oriental Hotel in Legaspi City, Albay
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After a long 10-hour drive from Manila, we’ve finally arrived at our hotel. I can still remember the cool breeze entering the vast entrance of The Oriental Hotel in Legazpi (hotel info). It was a gloomy morning in Legazpi and the Mount Mayon was hiding in the clouds.
The Oriental Hotel is peacefully located atop the Taysan Hills,Sto. Nino Village in Legazpi City.
While waiting for our access cards, we seated over at the grand lobby which is definitely a feast in the eyes. It has comfortable sofas, amazing local art pieces which complement the purple backdrops. I’m pretty sure creative and modern travelers will love the exuberant yet elegant receiving area.
Although I’m not an interior design expert, everything in the lobby is almost perfect and convenient. Its ergonomically designed lobby includes making use of the vast spaces for people to walk in freely and a grand piano which creates a semblance. On the left side of the entrance is where their in-house restaurant is located. On the right part is the Café Al Fresco.
Let’s take you a tour to this refreshing hotel, who’s nothing but a provider of utmost comfort and exemplary service.
There’s nothing more satisfying than to disconnect with reality. But even more satisfying if you stayed in one of the rooms at The Oriental Hotel (hotel reviews). We stayed at a Deluxe Room which was really surprising because it was huge. There’s a lot of space for 2 more extra beds.
A minimalist approach was obvious in the room’s vibe. Our room is exquisitely furnished with a Modern Electronic Energy Saving Device, an executive work desk, telephone, 32” inch TV, mini bar, coffee and tea making facilities, an electronic in-room safe, and bathroom with complete amenities as well.
Interesting part of the room? Opening the curtains and viewing the perfect coned-shape Mount Mayon. It’s a face-to-face with paradise that’s relaxing, you won’t want to leave the room.
What’s a hotel without a spa, right? Well guess what, The Oriental Hotel houses their spa and their gym at their basement area for a more private atmosphere. They also have an infinity pool with a depth of 4 meters, and an unparalleled view of the Mayon Volcano.
The Oriental Hotel also houses their Grand Ballroom for events and conference, which can accommodate up to 1000 people.
The Jasmine Restaurant and Cafe Al Fresco
It was our 2nd day when the Mayon Volcano appeared right before us during our breakfast at The Jasmine Restaurant.
The visually appealing restaurant, with its plum colored chairs, hanging rattan balls, and a hand-made shell for its interiors is one of a kind. For the breakfast menu, they have a bread station, cereals, rice meals, and local home-made dishes too.
They offer Asian and home-made bicol dishes including Pasta Bicolandia, Baluko Florentine and Bagnet ala Bicol Express, a thick cut pork belly with rich coconut cream sauce to name a few.
On the afternoon, you can enjoy a cup of coffee at the Café Al Fresco in their awesome cocoon couches.
Thing To Do in Albay
There are plenty of activities to do in Albay. Although the hotel also arrange sightseeing tours, I suggest should try binge-eating the local delicacies and fusion dishes with sili. Visit the famous Colonial Grill, Waway’s Restaurant, or maybe after, ride an ATV and get up close with the volcano, or visit the picturesque Mayon Volcano at Cagsawa Ruins.
To experience the live and vibrant scene, go to the Embarcadero and explore shops and restaurants where you could taste everything about Albay.
The Oriental Hotel Legazpi
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Address: Taysan Hills, , Sto. Nino Village in Legazpi City.
Landline: (052) 480 0383 to 85
Mobile: 0917 430 5915 / 0999 887 7690