Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Hotel and Inn Review: Leyte Park Resort Hotel (Tacloban City, Leyte)

Date of Stay: October 10 - 11, 2007

RATING (Scale of 1 to 10)
Location: ********
Rooms: *******
Condition and Cleanliness: ******
Staff Performance: ******
Room Comfort: *******
Food and Beverage: ********
Other Amenities: ********
Value for Money: *******

Leyte Park Resort Hotel - Driveway

Standard twin room
The Leyte Park Resort Hotel, a 6.13 hectare, standard class hotel, sitting atop a hill,  was built by former First Lady, Imelda Marcos in 1979 but was closed for 3 years until it was reopened in 1994 following renovation and refurbishing.   
The hotel has 100 well-furnished airconditioned rooms with bath, cable TV, NDD phone and minibar (single/twin standard, PhP2,250-4,800) within the main building. From the room balcony, one has a gorgeous view of beautiful San Juanico Strait (the world's narrowest navigable body of water), Mt. Danglay and San Pedro Bay.   It is also not far from Tacloban's heart and soul.  The hotel also has 50 villas (some with private infinity pools) and cottages.  Leyte Park Hotel still has the potential to be the best hotel in Leyte but it needs a further overhaul. 
The hotel has a number of food and beverage outlets.  Its specialty restaurant, San Pedro Bay Seafood Restaurant, offers  seafood and cultural presentations.  Its second floor coffee shop, Veranda Cafe (open 4 AM-2-AM), offers international cuisine as well as Samar/Leyte gourmet favorites.  The cozy Lobby Sala Grill, adjacent to Veranda Cafe, offers grilled seafood.  The Tavern Videoke Bar offers cool drinks, videoke and billiards. The Pool Patio Pizzeria, open 9 AM-12 PM, offers snacks and frozen delights while Park Cafe offers expresso.

View of San Pedro Bay, Mt. Danglay and the villas below 

The hotel also has a 100-150-pax airconditioned ballroom dancing pavilion (Don Joseph), bar (Bacchus), 500-pax plenary hall, four 40-pax function rooms, 20-pax executive rooms, 80-pax President’s Hall, business center, two swimming pools (open 10 AM-12 midnight), game room, barber shop, health and fitness center, beauty salon, clinic, two tennis courts, skating rink, target shooting range and gift and handicraft shop (Philippine Treasures,open 9 AM-6 PM).  

They also offer catamaran dinner cruises (Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) at San Pedro Bay on board the Lara Lynn.  The hotel also offers room service, safety deposit boxes, tours and airport transfers.

The hotel's two swimming pools

Leyte Park Resort Hotel: Magsaysay Blvd., Tacloban City, Leyte. Tel: (053) 325-6000,  325-5585 to 86 and 325-7859.  Fax: (053) 325-5587 and 321-1099.  Mobile number: (0922) 372-2829.  Email:  Website: Manila office: Unimasters Conglomeration, Inc., 1002 Orient Square, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Tel: (632) 631-6015. Fax: (632) 687-5884.  Mobile number: (0922) 326-6563. Email:

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