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Baras, Palo, Leyte Province 6501 Philippines
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Welcome to The Oriental Leyte, your Palo “home away from home.” The Oriental Leyte aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

While staying at The Oriental Leyte, visitors can check out The Transfiguration of Our Lord Cathedral (1.5 mi), which is a popular Palo attraction.

Rooms at The Oriental Leyte offer air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

Room service is one of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A pool and breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to The Oriental Leyte, free parking is available.

Guests of The Oriental Leyte can find RED BEACH SUTUKIL (0.9 mi) a short walk from the hotel when they are feeling hungry and looking for a bite to eat.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular parks such as Mac Arthur Park.

The Oriental Leyte puts the best of Palo at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Free airport transportation
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Yuri wrote a review Nov 2021
Manila, Philippines9 contributions
As always want to relax one day in a better hotel at the end. And the Oriental seemed just that. I could not have been more wrong! First impressions last. When arriving, the bag boy ran towards me to help. But then when arriving at reception, three staff members standing there, where a bit clueless what to do. No welcome, or whatsoever. After a minute I decided to ask or I please could check in. Being there at 2.15pm, I was expecting my room to be ready. But they told me it was not, and government allowed them to check in at 3pm. Uhm.... ?! Anyways, while waiting I decided to sit in the restaurant and have some food, a nice lunch perhaps! Too bad, kitchen only served 3 sandwiches after 2pm, as they are preparing for the buffet tonight. "Uhm, what?!". So kitchen is not serving food after 2pm? So had a simple tuna sandwich. Then I see people, that arrived after me, checking in and going to their room, so I decided to ask or my room is ready yet, and it was. No one thought to inform me, and instead let me wait. Now, here it comes: while checking in, still an empty stomach of the closed kitchen, they told me the rules: no food from outside, unless you pay corkage! I had to ask again or it was correct what I just heard, so I tried to understand the logic: "So, you close the restaurant after 2pm and not serve food, and then only allow food if your customers pay corkage fees instead?". This was confirmed. Look, I have no intentions to get food from outside, if you serve food normally, as any other hotel (especially 4 star) would do. So far my impressions, and I had not even been to my room! And before the manager says (as he/she said before) this is a candid review: Sir/Ma'am, nothing candid about this, as your service and quality (or lack of it) is so obvious! Room Well, Paying 100 USD for a simple queen bed room, you would expect a tat of luxury. Check the photos, no need to say more. The hotel is dated! And sure, it been tough years (Jolanda, Covid19, etc). But then do not charge 4 star rates until you actually worth that price! Old room, dirty sofa, 21 inch TV or something, dirty carpet, seats outside were falling apart, etc etc. A hostel in the Bronx would do better! The only clean thing, was the CR and bedsheets (lucky enough). Night I am not sure where it came from, as we were the last room in the building, next to off limit rooms (I guess staff?!). But at 2am, they decided to move around their furniture for 2 hours long! Not lifting, but pushing. It could have come from restaurant as well and carried the noise. But what Hotel does that NOT quietly at 2am! Amenities Gym and two pools. The sun bathing chairs were new, so one point there. Pool was nice, but could a huge renovation (most tiles on top were missing, giving it a cheap look). Also at night (when all deficiencies are hidden) and the lights were on, the garden looks nice and romantic. Staff As said, coming just from Hotel XYZ, where staff was well trained, attentive and smiling, this was a bit of a dumper. Bag boy was good, and one or two people in the restaurant were trying to make up for the bad management. But overall, what a disappointment! Conclusion This is NOT a worthy 4 star hotel and definitely not worth the price they are asking. For some reason Agoda shows high ratings, but when u go through it, u will find some honest reports (also on tripdadvisor). I would NOT recommend this hotel to anyone, unless they fix things and adjust their prices to like a third of what it is asking now. (40 USD would be more appropriate). And again, Manager that replies: I did try to give you the feedback directly, but guess what: you were not around or any other manager / responsible in that matter!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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TheBoujCrew wrote a review Feb 2021
Tempe, Arizona430 contributions114 helpful votes
VISIT: beginning of March 2020 BOOKING: directly through their site We had a great stay here. For Philippine, especially Leyte standards this stay was 5 stars! The dinner and breakfast spread every day was great, with plenty to choose from, including their drinks menu. They have their fire show every night, which my husband and I loved! My uncle that lives here, obviously, doesn't think it's anything to right home about, but they've seen it multiple times. The staff were friendly and attentive and we had great communication with the company even before we arrived. Our flight arrived VERY early in the morning, several hours before check-in and I was able to e-mail them to make sure we could check-in early (we took a red-eye flight from Bali) and definitely wanted some time to check-in and catch up on sleep! As, I have a family here, I am sure I will be back! For those not used to Philippines standards, I did watch bug crawl out of the buffet, so I feel as though it would make some a bit queasy. For those familiar with the Philippines, this is just harder to control there, especially the humidity. Overall, the place was clean, but it is hard to compare to American standards vs Philippine standards. Considering where you are, I think it was great stay and we had no complaints! I hope to post photos soon, as I am very behind on editing them!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Rico wrote a review Jan 2021
Leyte Island, Philippines2 contributions4 helpful votes
When I arrived, no one welcomed me. I unloaded all of my stuff including heavy luggages. When i got to my room, room was very claustrophobic so i transferred to a much more expensive room (ocean view). Beds were even more of a shock. It was like checking in to a very cheap motel. Beds were very stiff. The veranda was filled with dirty tissue papers. Very Disappointing place considering it was a “4 star Hotel” Do not go to this place. Overpriced. almost 100usd rate for a cheap motel experience. Cable didn’t even have good reception.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled
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iGURU+ wrote a review Jan 2021
Quezon City, Philippines162 contributions207 helpful votes
Maybe I was fortunate to have checked-in at the time the COVID-19 is already stirring things in the country last March 2020. The place had very few guests and that I usually have the pool all to myself. The room is spacious and clean, the buffet and food selection is OK but not great, The facilities are OK but very few things to do. Tour options would have been great. I enjoyed most the serenity felt and the karaoke rooms. The place is dated and some guards are really not accommodating. The staff dancing in the evening is a good touch. Will definitely come back when times are better.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Bluette B wrote a review Feb 2020
Luzon, Philippines137 contributions78 helpful votes
The hotel/resort is very ideal for both local and foreign tourists. The location is good and ambiance is very relaxing. Quiet and calming which is perfect a for short get-away from the city. the staff are friendly and very efficient . The rooms need a bit of updating. The watr heaters sometimes gets shorted or does not work. Rooms are clean. But some of the towels need replacement already.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled
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US$62 - US$97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Oriental Leyte
Which popular attractions are close to The Oriental Leyte?
Nearby attractions include Leyte Landing Memorial (0.3 km), Robinsons Place Tacloban (4.2 km), and Sto. Nino Shrine and Heritage Museum (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Oriental Leyte?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Oriental Leyte?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Oriental Leyte?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Oriental Leyte?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chew Love, The Little Green Kitchen's Village Chefs, and K Patisserie.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Oriental Leyte?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Oriental Leyte have airport transportation?
Yes, The Oriental Leyte offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Oriental Leyte offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Oriental Leyte?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Leyte Landing Memorial (0.3 km).
Is The Oriental Leyte accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.