GQ Plaza

GQ Plaza

19 Martyrs Street, Kalibo, Aklan Province 5600 Philippines
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4.5
#1 of 12 hotels in Kalibo
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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Situated at the heart of the Ati-Atihan town of Kalibo, GQ Plaza offers cozy rooms blending industrial design & local flavor for the modern traveller. The hotel’s design pays homage to the era that made commercial travel possible. Its exteriors and interiors draw inspiration from the industrial revolution while still evoking a sense of modernity. Adorning the interiors of the lobby are the obra maestras of Filipino artists and furniture designers. Adding to the Filipino spirit imbibed by these nationally and globally-renowned artists are locally made nito handicrafts, piña cloth, native swords (talibong in the vernacular), and paintings by Aklanon artists. GQ Plaza warmly welcomes the international, local, and multi-local traveller. It is a humble abode for an experience that is truly local while keeping to standards that are global. Contemporary in outlook yet Kalibonhon in identity, the GQ Plaza is your provincial home for business and holiday travel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Secured parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

Location

19 Martyrs Street, Kalibo, Aklan Province 5600 Philippines
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 74 out of 100
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Kalibo Airport
Roxas City Airport
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Ralph wrote a review Jan 2020
Manila, Philippines
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the best hotels in Kalibo. Situated at the heart of the town with easy access to parks,malls and with a 10min drive to the airport. More than the hotel's interiors and amenities, what really made my stay pleasureable was their staff. I have stayed at the hotel a couple of times before but it wasn't until typhoon Ursula hit Kalibo that i experienced how incredible the staff were. They were very helpful in every way possible, constantly giving me updates and helping me get a room since the hotel was mostly fully booked at that time of the calamity. I also want to commend Ms. Clair Marte, Mr.Yeoj Alonzo, the housekeeping staff and frontdesk staff for finding my wife's earings, going beyond the call of duty to contact me and return it to our helper. I greatly recommend that you try and stay at this hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Brooke S wrote a review Dec 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is simply amazing. They clean your room beautifully, they always greet you with a smile and are genuinely happy, kind, intelligent people.
Carlos was an absolute standout for us from day one. Mar has been so lovely and sweet. Marty and Joemar are absolute legends too, so caring and appreciate the care and love from them.
We will be back for sure.
Thanks for all the beautiful mango juices at breaky! 🤪
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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DelightedGal wrote a review Apr 2022
Panay Island, Philippines
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Surprisingly pleasant. First, located in the middle of Kalibo proper, just across the Plaza. Second, Staff were very professional and helpful. Third, Lobby and rooms were really thought of when it came to design and functionality. Rooms and Bathroom was clean, everything worked well inside the room. Prices were reasonable too!
Didn’t include breakfast because was hesitant but I still tried, and it didn’t disappoint. Great coffee at the coffee shop
Will definitely stay here whenever I am in Kalibo, will also definitely recommend to friends.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from GQ Plaza Management, General Manager at GQ Plaza
Responded Apr 29, 2022
Dear Delighted Gal, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us and sharing with us your pleasant experience during your stay with us. We are most delighted to learn that you were satisfied with our services and facilities. We strongly believe in providing our guests with the highest services and utmost attention to detail and nothing makes us happier than a confirmation of our guest’s satisfaction. Your fine compliments are highly appreciated and we shall certainly share them with our team. In the meantime, we shall endeavor to maintain and improve our services. I hope to welcome you again at GQ Plaza in the near future, Yours sincerely The Management
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Phi Somchai wrote a review Apr 2023
Bangkok, Thailand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here during the New Year earlier this year. The room is a little small but very clean and comfortable.

The hotel is located in front of the Kalibo Plaza, which is currently considered the main center of town. There are many eating places and shops nearby.

The check in was easy and the employees here were helpful.

We had breakfast in the dining area on the top floor. The view of the town up there was very scenic.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from GQ Plaza Management, General Manager at GQ Plaza
Responded May 10, 2023
Dear Sir/Madame , Thank you very much for taking the time to write us and sharing with us your pleasant experience during your stay with us. We are most delighted to learn that you were satisfied with our services and facilities. We strongly believe in providing our guests with the highest services and utmost attention to detail and nothing makes us happier than a confirmation of our guest’s satisfaction. Your fine compliments are highly appreciated and we shall certainly share them with our team. In the meantime, we shall endeavor to maintain and improve our services. I hope to welcome you again at GQ Plaza in the near future, Yours sincerely The Management
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Bruce H wrote a review Apr 2019
Doha, Qatar
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids) staid a night at GQ Plaza before we head to the airport for an early flight. GQ Plaza is right across the street from the beautiful Kalibo cathedral, and a short distance (15min car) to the Kalibo airport. We really appreciate their free shuttle back and forth from the KLO airport, and even more thankful for the prompt response in email correspondence over the pick up service, their shuttle service is convenient and comfortable. Check in staff at reception is very friendly and helpful, gave us directions to nearby attractions and shopping. They told us to take the tricycle (costs PHP9 each person) to the nearby CityMall for shopping and food options, it was definitely a good choice. Room is very clean and polished, with secure doors and separate shower in the bathroom. I like their ground level Nineteenth Street Cafe, with great smoothies, cappuccino, and breakfast menu options, everything is tasty to our surprise. Top notch service for check in, room appointment, restaurant service, and shuttle bus. Would highly recommend this hotel for those travelling in the city.
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Date of stay: April 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Upgrade to larger room with balcony, worth the price
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Response from GQPlaza, General Manager at GQ Plaza
Responded Apr 15, 2019
Dear 1981bruceh, Thank you very much for staying with us and for leaving a detailed and generous review of your experience at GQ Plaza. We're glad you liked the free airport shuttle, our staff, the room, and the restaurant service. It warms our heart to know that you would highly recommend our property to future guests. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, The Management
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JM Castillo wrote a review Nov 2019
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Good location + Helpful staff made our stay excellent. Nearby to banks, resto, police station and park. Very convenient. We stayed for 2 nights and its a very comfortable stay. It's really worth the money.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Nica wrote a review Oct 2019
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am so in love with this place I cannot even decide on which aspect to highlight. I can simply say “everything was good”, but that won’t do this treasure of a place justice. So I’ll go with the most logical way and start, as with everything, from the beginning.

When I started looking out for accommodations in Kalibo (this is for business, btw), I had only three considerations in mind: accessibility, cleanliness, and comfort. Having been to Kalibo town proper in the past myself, I already have a clear picture of lodging spaces available in the area. I knew there were no 5 or even 4-star establishments for sure, thus I managed my expectations.

I was pleasantly surprised when GQ Plaza turned up in my search. All reviews written about it, which were a lot for a relatively new hotel (note: it only opened in 2018 if am not mistaken), were positive. I got intrigued so I read up and did my research before finally inquiring. Rates were beyond reasonable. But what floored me really was the gracefulness, speed, and exceptionally kind manner by which all my queries and very specific requests were addressed. None of the template (often automated) response from other similar businesses. I was sold then, but of course, the true test of a hotel is in the, well, actual stay. And man, did it pass with flying colors.

From the moment I entered the lobby all to way to my room, I found everything to be in pristine condition. The choice of furniture, décor, and fixtures exudes an air of elegance. Things were colorful but not gaudy, professional without being stiff, and basic without scrimping on comfort. It was so much better than its supposed equivalents in terms of star rating in other more developed regions and countries.

One more thing I really would like to talk about is that this hotel has its own restaurant upstairs, where the quality of food matches that of the atmosphere— truly Filipino, warm, and pleasing to the senses. Granted, food was not Michelin-level, but it definitely did not disappoint. At one point during our stay, our team needed breakfast at 4 freakin’ AM and guess what? They did more than deliver. That is excellent and unforgettable service that is hard to come by nowadays, even in more luxurious accommodations.

I’d be hard-pressed to say anything that leave much to be desired about this place. But if I really have to, may I point out to anyone planning to book a room here that that they do not provide indoor slippers—a negligible shortcoming in an otherwise perfect visit. In fact, this is pretty much the case as well in other establishments at this level. It’s because GQ Plaza is so reminiscent of 5-star sophistication that one ends up having delusions of luxuries (like the slippers haha) offered by the latter. Just remember that at GQ you are paying for less than a quarter of what a fancier hotel (which does not exist in Kalibo btw) would charge. And do not be like me who always forgets to bring her own slippers, okay? Also, if room size matters to you, I suggest getting their Executive or Queen Rooms. I stayed in the Double Room and it had ample space for one luggage, a twin bed, and a study, which was more than enough for me, but may be a little small for others who are traveling as a group (why are you even staying in one room that's advertised as good for 2 people?), are carrying plenty of stuff, or those who enjoy running around or rolling on the floors of their hotel room.

To say I was satisfied with our stay in GQ Plaza would be an understatement. I enjoyed every moment. I adored everything about it. I have nothing but respect to every member of its staff, from reservation (thanks, Ms. Dina!), the guard, the drivers that shuttled as to and fro the airport for free (they did not even accept tips!), to the front desk (hi, Ms. Geonalyn and Rechelle!), and the kitchen crew (hello, July!). Mr Kim, kudos on leading such an exceptional team! I won’t be surprised if this hotel and its every member eventually rise to the ranks…. it’s the only plausibility that makes sense to me after my incredible experience here. Big thaaanks to everyone again. Blessings!
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Date of stay: September 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Get a room with a window.
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Response from GQPlaza, The Management at GQ Plaza
Responded Oct 19, 2019
Dear DNthdegree; Thank you! What a wonderful review! Many thanks indeed for taking the time to write and express your satisfaction with GQ Plaza. We are most delighted to learn that you were satisfied with our services and facilities. Such correspondence is always highly motivating but even more so when it comes from someone who has traveled and remarks more detailed points of what our services means to them. We shall take the greatest pleasure in passing on your kind words to our employees of GQ Plaza. I hope we may have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. I remain with my best personal regards.
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torsten1097 wrote a review May 2019
Hannover, Germany
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 2 nights in GQ Plaza in a standard room. The room was tiny and the bed was big enough for a single person or a couple but too small for 2 persons with a baby like us, but when I booked the room only the standard and the twin rooms were available. The room was clean and equipped with a comfy bed, a small table with a chair, a kettle, an effective and quiet aircon and a TV with plenty of channels, but neither a safe nor a fridge. The room didn't have a window which wasn't a problem, but the lighting wasn't strong enough if you are searching for something. There is WiFi in the room and it was fast enough. They provide 2 small bottles of water are provided as well as 2 sachets of green tea and 2 sachets of coffee, plus there are toiletries. The bathroom was nice. There is a semi transparent glass between the bathroom and the bedroom which can be covered with a curtain and is an interesting feature, but  if you want or need own privacy it might be a problem.

I booked without breakfast because the price for the breakfast is 210 PHP per person and it's only plated breakfast, outside the hotel you can get breakfast for around half. If you opt for the breakfast, it's served on the rooftop and you can order other things there too.

The hotel is at the Pastrana Park, a supermarket, a 7/11 and restaurants are just a couple of hundred meters around the hotel.

The hotel was kinda new  (built 2018?) and therefore still looked new. They have a free shuttle service coming from and going to Kalibo Airport, they just need to be informed.

The standard room was good value for money in my opinion and I would recommend QC Plaza for staying 1 night or 2...
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from GQPlaza, Manager at GQ Plaza
Responded May 27, 2019
Dear torsten1097, Thank you for staying with us and for leaving a detailed review. We're very glad you found the hotel clean and the bathroom nice. We're happy that you would recommend GQ Plaza to future guests who are looking for good value for money. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, The Management
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Houslak wrote a review Apr 2019
Macau, China
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The biggest room has only one bed, not enough for family with children as was advertised. Extra bed is available for 1000 pesos. We have to ask extra for a additional “set” of towels etc. Our room in fifth floor had a balcony with nice view of the plaza and cathedral. The WiFi is super slow. Breakfast was served on the roof top restaurant but is not worth it. We were waiting more than half an hour and it wasn’t really good start of the day. Plus it was not very tasty (cold beans).
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Date of stay: April 2019
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from GQPlaza, General Manager at GQ Plaza
Responded Apr 21, 2019
Dear Houslak, Thank you for staying with us and for leaving a review. We're happy you liked the view of the plaza and the cathedral. We apologize if you were let down that we are not a family hotel. All our rooms are good for two as indicated in all booking websites online, but we do have an available extra bed for 1000 pesos as you mentioned, which includes the additional set of amenities for the extra person. We're sorry about your experience with the WiFi and the breakfast service. We appreciate your feedback as we strive to improve our services for our future guests. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, The Management
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M50Trip wrote a review Jan 2019
Dublin, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Love this hotel. Based right in the main plaza of the town. Newly build modern hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful. Nothing less for a filipino people always friendly. Lovely little coffee shop on ground floor. With a rooftop restaurant (Roofdeck) which serves lovely food.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from AAngeloG, Manager at GQ Plaza
Responded Jan 6, 2019
Dear M50trip, Thank you so much for staying with us and for leaving positive feedback. We appreciate that you love the hotel, the coffee shop, the restaurant, and the staff. When you find yourself in town again, please know that we will be looking forward to welcoming you back to GQ Plaza. Sincerely, The Management
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Alex asked a question May 2019
Do you have an airport shuttle .
Answer from GQ Plaza
Kalibo, Philippines
Hi artfuleck, Yes we do have an airport shuttle service, free of charge. Should you have any other questions, please feel free to ask. Sincerely, The Management
Answer from GQ Plaza
Kalibo, Philippines
Dear Lee-Miso, Greetings! This is to inform you that GQ Plaza is offering free shuttle service from Kalibo International Airport to GQ Plaza vice versa at 6am to 10pm only. For beyond time, we can arrange special transfer for you in a minimum amount of 150 per person. For conformity, please provide us your flight itinerary. Thank you. Sincerely, Kim Hilje R. Rapiz (Mr)
Nica wrote a tip Oct 2019
54 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a room with a window."
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Bruce H wrote a tip Apr 2019
Doha, Qatar42 contributions58 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upgrade to larger room with balcony, worth the price"
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Anthony S wrote a tip Aug 2018
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a room near the road to have at least signal near the window."
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PRICE RANGE
₱1,645 - ₱2,349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasPanay IslandAklan ProvinceKalibo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about GQ Plaza
Which popular attractions are close to GQ Plaza?
Nearby attractions include Museo it Akean (0.1 km), Aklan Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation Center (0.4 km), and Pastrana Park (0.06 km).
What are some of the property amenities at GQ Plaza?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at GQ Plaza?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at GQ Plaza?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to GQ Plaza?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jollibee, Cafe de Calivo, and Panimalai Resto & Cafe (formerly Sy Bee Tin Kalibo).
Does GQ Plaza have airport transportation?
Yes, GQ Plaza offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at GQ Plaza?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
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