Date of stay: December 2014Trip type: Traveled solo
If you are looking for no-nonsense, affordable accommodations in Cagayan de Oro, Ivory Pension House is a good choice. It's a practical option for those looking for basic comforts - clean and comfortable room, complete with TV and cable, fast WiFi internet connection and good working air conditioning.
Service is superb as the staff go the extra mile in ensuring you have a comfortable stay at their hostel. When I was there, a typhoon hit the province, bringing torrential rains and strong gusts of wind. We lost power a couple of times but the management did it's best to keep our rooms cozy and lit. The staff made rounds informing people when power will be out.
Filipino breakfast food is offered all day long, though it's a bit pricey. Still you have the option to eat out.
The hostel is also strategically-located, right smack at the center of the city. It's very close to the city's better malls Limketkai and Ayala Centrio, with access to all public transpo.
One downside for the Solo rooms don't have hot water.
All in all, I enjoyed my stay in this hostel. Greatly recommended for those on a budget.
Room Tip: The solo rooms are very spacious and perfect for the lonesome traveller
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Response from IvoryPensionHouse, General Manager at Ivory Pension House
Responded 22 Apr 2017
Thank you for a great review sir. We have now upgraded and renovated all our rooms. All our bathrooms are now equipped with hot and cold showers, including our single rooms. Thank you.
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