What are the most important things you usually look for in a hotel for the best staycation you are always planning? Mine’s simple – just a comfortable bed and a sweet platter of whatever it is for breakfast.
Usually whenever I travel to a province or go for a long vacay from place to place, I don’t book fancy hotel rooms at all. Instead of spending too much for a comforter and air-conditioned bedroom, I’d prefer to stay the night in a simple yet affordable room in an inn.
|◘◘◘ ABOUT THIS PLACE|
Richmonde Hotel Iloilo
Address: Megaworld Boulevard corner Enterprise Road Iloilo Business Park, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines
Hotel classification: 4-Star
Check-In: 2PM / Check-Out: 12PM
Hotel classification: 4-Star
Amenities: Pool, Free Parking, Bar/Lounge, Breakfast included, Room Service, Resaturant, Free High Speed Internet, Fitness Center with Gym and Shower Rooms
Room Features: Accessible Rooms, Family Rooms, Non Smoking Rooms, Air Conditioning, Mini Bar, Suites
A shot of the front view of Richmonde Hotel Iloilo using Yi Action Camera.
◘ Best location. Located within the city’s township development, Megaworld Boulevard, it’s undeniably accessible to many commercial spots like restaurants, malls, and entertainment complex.
◘ Luxurious ambiance. To date, RHI has 149 rooms that are all equipped with the best room features that will surely satisfy your saycation needs.
◘ Best Dining experience. Whenever anyone asks me how was Richmonde Iloilo, first thing that always comes to mind is that my food experience was unexpectedly great. Read more about The Granary experience here!
◘ 5-Star service. Second thing that comes to mind is their commendable service. From check in up to checking out, you’ll know people there truly love what they’re doing – giving guests the best Iloilo experience!
I got a premier room for a one-night stay. But honestly, it’s so comfy I wanted to stay for a few more days! Only if I had no other items in the itinerary.
Click below bullets for available room descriptions and photos. (© Richmonde Hotel Iloilo)
◘ Deluxe Rooms
Deluxe rooms reflect a contemporary design with modern appointments to ensure the convenience of guests. Both the bedroom and bathroom areas are very spacious, allowing effortless movement within the room’s luxurious confines. Richmonde’s signature Luxe bed provides utmost comfort with plush beddings of 300 thread-count sheets, soft duvets, and duck-feather pillows. Available bed types include king size and twin beds. Rooms for the differently- abled (PWD) also available.
◘ Premier Rooms
Premier rooms are chic and modern with generous space perfect for an extra bed. Designed to accommodate up to triple occupancy with ease, this very limited room type features Richmonde’s signature Luxe bed with beddings of 300 thread-count sheets, soft duvets, and duck-feather pillows, for a relaxing and soothing sleep. King size and twin beds available.
◘ One-Bedroom Suites
One-Bedroom Suites are the epitome of first class living. From its spacious floor area to its fashionable interiors, the suite is ideal for receiving visitors and for extended stays. With a well-appointed living room, dining area, including a convenient powder room, entertaining friends and lounging within the confines of your suite will be delightfully enjoyable. To ensure your privacy, a door separates the bedroom and master bathroom. The bathroom comes equipped with a full-sized bathtub and an enclosed shower area. There is also ample wardrobe space, so storage won’t be a problem if staying for long periods. Superior sleep quality is assured with Richmonde’s king-size Luxe bed with its snug mattress and plush beddings. All one-bedroom suites can connect to a deluxe twin room for the convenience of families traveling together.
◘ Outdoor Swimming Pool with Pool Deck (7/F). My most favorite part of RHI. I definitely enjoyed the view of the city at the deck especially at night, plus the bar was always there to fill in my tummy!
◘ Fitness Center (7/F).
The fitness center, thankfully, is open for 24 hours daily. And they have personal fitness trainer you can request if ever you need one. Plus, and this is very important, they have their own shower rooms so you don’t need to go back to your rooms to clean up after a play-hard workout.
◘ Business Center (UG)
Basic office equipment and secretarial assistance are available for the busy travelling executive 24/7. Fees may apply.
◘ Parking Area (LG)
The area provides secured covered parking for guests.
◘ Atrium (5/F)
This quaint area is an ideal spot where guests can entertain visitors, have quick meetings with business associates, or just lounge around during their stay.
◘ 24-Hour Hotel Services:
- Front Desk
- Room Service
- Safety Deposit Box
- Richmonde Express
- Medical Assistance
◘ Transport Services by Arrangement: (Corresponding fees apply)
- Car Rental
- Airport Transfers
◘ Safety & Security Features:
- 24-hour Security Service
- Closed-circuit TV surveillance
- Automatic heat/smoke detection and fire sprinkler system
- Hotel key card security system
- 100% backup power supply
Source: Richmonde Hotel Iloilo
Okay, let’s be honest. The pools isn’t my most favorite part. DINING IS! This actually gave the most of the flavour of my Richmonde Hotel stay. It’s like the price of a hotel stay is not worth it if the food isn’t that great. But since, I admit, this was a partnership, I didn’t expect great food at all.
Well my breakfast, firstly, proved me Richmone food is not just great but also heaven on Earth. I am not exaggerating, but food is really, really great it satisfied me for like the whole week.
I had my first meal at the Granary (read more about the place here), but there much more than a buffet breakfast at Richmonde Hotel Iloilo.
— Biz Bar —
BizBar is an entertainment lounge where you can enjoy your food and great sounds as you chill with fine drinks and good friends. Located at the upper ground floor, Bizbar can accommodate up to 40 pax from 4pm to 12mn on Tuesdays to Sundays.
What to eat
◘◘ Varieties of cheese such as edam, blue cheese, cheddar, and cream cheese, served with bread sticks, cucumber, carrot parsley dips ranch , dried mango, prunes nuts. A fine platter perfect for wine night.
◘◘ Grilled pork mixed seafood and chicken, served with dips and flavours such as garbanzos, olive oil and tomato, tahini sauce, sesame seed, peanut butter, oil lemon and salt, garlic paste tomb (arabic) and garlic oil egg white, babaganush eggplant salad, pita bread (in house dauces/dios).
◘◘ Beef salpicao
— Zabana Bar —
As mentioned (repeatedly, lol), I super loved the pool area, and of course, the convenience of having a bar beside it. You can order drinks of your likes and snacks if you’re hungry. Located at a deck at 7th floor, the Zabana Bar can accommodate 45 people from 6am to 9pm daily.
What to eat and drink
◘◘ Kaakit-akit – white rum with fresh lime juice, sweetened by sugar syrup, flavoured with soda and cucumber.
◘◘ Mabuhay – Zabana 8 (a special Zabana mix) with fresh lime juice, mango syrup, chamomile tea, and mint leaves.
◘◘ Triple decker – clubhouse sandwich served with yummy potato wedges.
◘◘ Tex Mex Nachos
— The Granary —
The Granary offers not just great food, but luxurious ambiance for everyone to enjoy their food. The Granary can accommodate 70 pax for breakfast buffet withing 6am to 10am on weekdays and until 11am on weekends. And for dinner buffet, they are open at 6pm to 10pm. Get updated on the rates on their website: richmondehoteliloilo.com.ph.