After discussing things with the city’s tourism staff, we concluded that my best option was to stay at Sugarland Pension. They described it a bit for me, topping it off with how to go there. As instructed, I waked rightwards from their office, turned left on Rizal St., sandwiched by the two big transport terminals and proceeded walking on the left side of the street. Not really far, plus easy to find. I was still approaching Gaisano and I could already see the big sign that said Sugarland Pension. Yeah! BUT…
When I accidentally glanced to my right, across the street, by a row of commercial establishments, I saw a big sign that said “Sugarland Suites”. That stopped me there for a little while. Did the tourism officers really mean Sugarland Pension or did they mean Sugarland Suites? It’s the same street! Plus I recall, they just kept referring to it as “Sugarland”. And if they asked me to walk on the left side, was that meant for me to be on the same side where the hotel would be or for me to see it clearly from across the street? Ah, I decided to go and check-out this Sugarland Suites, thinking that if I don’t like it I could just proceed walking to the Sugarland Pension!
Make the long story short, I stayed at Sugarland Suites! But let’s elaborate…
Turns out that the manang housekeeper goes to the room to check and ensure that everything is clean and complete when a guest checks in. I knew she was telling the truth for when I went to see the comfort room, everything was dry. Hey, the thermos bottle already had cold water in it, and manang exited with a fine litany of introductions like “the room service menu is on the desk with the remote control and TV channel list”, plus a final “just call us if you need anything else” as she closed the door! Alliw!
Hey there’s a Casino in this hotel! The PAGCOR electronic thing, that is! And they even have a more elegant restaurant, aside from that ground level fastfood! These are all conveniently located at 2nd floor where the front desk is. This was a good find. Why? I know real clean from “posing” as clean! And that is the very first thing I try to discern when I check-in Second is the positive aura of the crews. It affects us, right? It helps make everything to filling and fitting right into place!
Let’s go elesewhere Ormoc!
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