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#39 Real St., Corner San Juan St., Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental Philippines
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#1 of 22 hotels in Dumaguete City

Welcome to Hotel Essencia, your Dumaguete City “home away from home.” Hotel Essencia 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 Hotel Essencia, visitors can check out Sisters of St Paul of Chartres Monument (0.3 mi) and Belfry (0.6 mi), some of Dumaguete City's top attractions.

Hotel Essencia is a family-friendly hotel offering a flat screen TV, a minibar, and a refrigerator in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The hotel features a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service. Plus, guests can enjoy free breakfast, which has made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Dumaguete City. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Don Atilano, Chowking, and La Essencia Cafe, which are some Chinese restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

If you are interested in exploring Dumaguete City, check out an architectural building, such as Silliman University.

Hotel Essencia puts the best of Dumaguete City at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino
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Andreas S wrote a review Jan 2020
Bern, Switzerland37 contributions3 helpful votes
We arrived early in the morning at 8am, asking for 2 rooms for 2-3 days. We could immediately check-in without any additional fee. Hotel is greatly located at main road between southern Dumaguete and Airport. In the room, main road noise was not really disturbing. Room was very good compared to the "average Philippine standard", especially at this price. Spacious & clean. The restaurant was a big surprise. All the foods they offer, are very delicious.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Samuel B wrote a review Jan 2020
England71 contributions56 helpful votes
Another stay in this deservedly popular hotel. Its conveniently situated in the centre of town with a good restaurant, and a spa. Excellent linens, beds and housekeeping. Good WiFi, free water, included breakfast buffet or a la carte if you want American or English cuisine. Bathroom in our room could do with a deep clean and TLC, fittings getting a little worn but still presentable. But this is no longer a new hotel and is very will used, always busy. Overall a great hotel to relax in, brilliant staff make staying a pleasure.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Rooms on the rear are over the kitchens, some fan noise.
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Huekoe B wrote a review Dec 2019
Bangkok, Thailand2 contributions4 helpful votes
I stay here for 1 night and there’s no water in the room I can’t take a bath or any toilet things and staff can’t do anything just gave us an stupid answers just to wait until it’s working again and nowI’m writing this review still no water.DON’T STAY HERE
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
princess-sarita.com wrote a review Dec 2019
Dumaguete City, Philippines38 contributions7 helpful votes
I always tell my guys to stay here during our Tour together. Its the only upscale place in central Dumaguete. It's not cheap, but the men appreciate the quality. They give me a discount since i am a regular.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Leah N wrote a review Nov 2019
Lapu Lapu, Philippines172 contributions27 helpful votes
The hotel is at the Center of the city, near the very clean market and business district. Based on my observation, it has a small parking space upfront but the lobby is elegant and welcoming. The room has enough space for 2 people, it has a refrigerator, water heater, cable tv, A/C unit and hot/cold shower which worked perfectly. The roofdeck will give you a complete vista of the city. The food tastes good and it is a mere 10-minute ride from the airport and 5-minutes from the seaport. They offer tour services and is considerate to tourists’ needs as they really offer sound advice.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
US$39 - US$52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PhilippinesVisayasNegros IslandNegros OrientalDumaguete City
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Essencia
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Essencia?
Nearby attractions include Silliman University (0.4 km), Silliman University Anthropology Museum (0.2 km), and Center for Tropical Studies (CENTROP) (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Essencia?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Essencia?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Essencia?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Essencia?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Essencia?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kri, Casablanca Restaurant, and Mooon Cafe.
Does Hotel Essencia have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Essencia offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Essencia?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Essencia?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Essencia?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Silliman University (0.4 km) and Belfry (1.0 km).
Is Hotel Essencia accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.