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I stayed here for one night on July 17-18, 2013. This was during my first time in Leyte, the 21st province on my list.
GV Hotel Tacloban is conveniently located near food places, Internet shops, and landmarks.
I went to the hotel at around 7 p.m. and proceeded to the front desk to ask for their room rates, the staff told me while pointing to their price list that their only available room was the standard twin bedroom for Php 650. Since I was too tired walking around Tacloban since I flew in from Manila, I decided to get the room. Right after I paid, the staff then gave me my receipt along with two bottles of GV Hotel branded purified drinking water.
The staff gave me the room 412 located at the fourth floor. It has no window, comes with one power outlet used by the TV, a wooden desk, and AC. The beds has one pillow and one blanket each. The floor tiles has stains all over.
My room came with one towel, one soap with no wrapper, and with no shampoo. Just like my room’s floor, my bathroom had stains all over the floor, toilet, sink, and walls.
GV Hotel Tacloban offers free Wi-Fi access to the lobby area only.
The staff at the front desk was courteous and answered all my questions.
I went to the front desk to check out at around 8 a.m. and upon giving the room keys, one of the staff checked my room. After about five minutes, they said I’m good to go then I said thank you and left.
The Bottom Line
I love GV Hotel Tacloban for its good location and affordable prices but I hate them for their room. I won’t stay with them again.
GV Hotel Tacloban
Avenida Veteranos corner Juan Luna Street
Barangay 47, Tacloban City
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