Different kinds of travels demand different kinds of needs, such as your accommodation, for instance.
Business trips often take a whole day of meetings and conferences and it is appropriate if your stay is in a business or luxury hotel, where these activities happen and where there are facilities that can cater to your official needs.
But if you’re on a tight budget and you prefer to spend your money on experiences and options that will immerse you in the local scene, you sometimes choose hostels or inns.
The Inns by the Oriental, which opened its first property, located along San Juan St. in Bacolod City, provides you options, be it for business travel or backpacking or somewhere in between. Since it is situated at the heart of the city, right at the downtown area, The Inns is accessible to malls, shopping places, church, and interesting attractions.
Hip, Modern Hotel
One thing I really love about The Inns is its vibrant teal green color theme. The color is interesting as it exudes a relaxing feel yet an adventurous vibe. The lobby is like your home’s living room – very inviting and casual.
Understanding the varying needs of different types of travelers, The Inns has come up with options where you can customize your room package. You can choose from a Quick Nap of 3 hours or 10 hours of stay or 24 hours or the regular rate which includes breakfast, soap, shampoo, dental kit, tissue and bottled water. But you have the option if you want to avail of the other amenities or stay within your budget.
Every room has comfy beds, television with cable, wi-fi, air conditioning, clean towels, hot and cold shower, electronic keycard, and IDD and NDD telephone system.
There are also different kinds of rooms – Zingly, Perky, Snappy, Churpy, Bouncy, Groovy, or Sprightly – depending on the size of the room and the type of beds available.
The Inns is managed by The Oriental hotel chain in the Philippines that has properties in Legazpi City in Albay, Leyte, and Bataan.
At the second floor of The Inns is The Spa which offers various types of massages – Oriental Signature, Bamboo, Krapok Herbal, Swedish or Shiatsu. You can also get a Body Scrub or a Glutathione Body Scrub.
They have common rooms good for three, a room for two and a VIP room with Jacuzzi.
At the ground floor of The Inns, the Hot N’ Juicy Seafoods and Ribs finally opened its doors to diners. We were few of the lucky ones to have first dibs on their menu.
We were afforded the experience of eating with our bare hands while servers placed plastic on our tables so we could have an improvised boodle fight. Should you plan to eat at Hot N’ Spicy, don’t be afraid to enjoy the experience. But, remember to wash your hands well before eating.
You can choose from five seasonings or dips: Louisiana, Cajun, Garlic Butter, Lemon Pepper or Hot N Spicy. You can also opt for a particular spice level: Baby Spice, Mild, Medium, Spicy, or Extra Spicy.
I really enjoyed their Ribs, Mussels, Tiger Prawns, as well as the Chicken and the Liempo dishes. They gave us buckets where we could put the shells, bones, and leftovers.
We were served with glasses of Sangria, aside from the iced tea given to each one of us.
It was an enjoyable visit at The Inns. As a traveler myself, it is something that backpackers and business travelers will consider because of its flexible services and packages. After all it’s “Your Stay, Your Rule.”
For more information about The Inns by The Oriental, visit their website or Facebook page.