Go Hotels Bacolod has been around for several years already in Bacolod City. But it was only recently that we stayed overnight for a little family staycation.
Ever since my husband and I had kids, it has almost always been family travel for us. Blame it on the fact that we don’t have a babysitter or maybe it’s just because, I personally don’t like the kids missing out on what I am experiencing. So one of the things that we did as a family is to have a family staycation at Go Hotels here in Bacolod City.
Go Hotels Bacolod is the go-to place for a budget traveler. It has decent, clean, and secure rooms at prices that are very easy on the budget. Will tell you later how to get the best rates at Go Hotels anywhere in the Philippines.
The location of Go Hotels Bacolod is very strategic because it’s just a few meters away from Lacson Street, a main thoroughfare of Bacolod City. It is just behind the Robinsons Place Bacolod mall, which has everything you need for shopping, dining, and even entertainment.
Since Lacson Street is a commercial area, a lot of businesses are here, so most likely, your business will just be pretty much around the area. And Lacson Street is also now famous for the many homegrown Bacolod restaurants that have peppered the area.
Go Hotels Bacolod is located at the northern area of the city and is just roughly 20 minutes away from the Bacolod-Silay Airport. Airport shuttles are available at the mall for your convenience.
Lobby | Common Area
Go Hotels Bacolod has a spacious lobby with lots of chairs and tables around. Since it is a budget hotel, you would understand that this common area is not air conditioned.
However, the place is very clean and tidy. Also, they positioned it that it does not face the rising or the setting sun, so direct sunlight does not go in. So although it’s not air conditioned, it is not very hot.
There are different booths where you can buy toiletries or instant noodles or make bookings for rentals.
Room and Toiletries
The room is simple and clean and nice. But it was small. It’s good for budget travel or for official business, when you need a clean and secure accommodation, it’s nice for up to two persons max.
Otherwise, you may fit up to three people on the two single beds combined but the entire room can get cramped. In our case, there’s 2 grown-ups (my husband and I) and two young kids. My husband felt it was too crowded while it was hard for me to sleep.
Toiletries are basic. But you get soap, shampoo, and bathroom tissue. If you want other stuff, you can opt for add-ons at the reception.
I am not sure what the other amenities are but I do know that they have an air conditioned function room for meetings or small gatherings. And Weego Bistro can cater the affair.
Generally, the staff that we have encountered are nice and helpful from the reception to the housekeeping. Actually, we go there earlier than check in time. The room was available but not ready for occupancy. The hotel staff that we talked to made up the room very quickly and efficiently so that we won’t have to wait for their housekeeping staff (who were still on break at that time) to come back.
When I approached the front hotel staff about the rates, I was told that Go Hotels doesn’t have a set tariff. But if you are a walk in client, the rate is P1,500 per standard room.
How do you get the room at a cheaper rate?
If you have plans of traveling to any city in the Philippines, book your accommodations early with Go Hotels. You can get their standard at only P88 per night if you are early. So I guess, if you plan early, you will be blessed with very low rates.
Go Hotels in the Philippines
Here’s a list of the cities in the Philippines where there is Go Hotels.
Manila Airport Road
North Edsa-Quezon City
Wifi is available to the guests of Go Hotels Bacolod. It was pretty fast when were there but I wasn’t able to work because the room was too crowded and the folding table was not very secure to hold my laptop.
There is no breakfast buffet at Go Hotels Bacolod. But you can have all your meals at the Weego Bistro on the ground floor. It’s an art cafe with a nice vibe and some good food. They serve them very affordably, too.
So will we stay in Go Hotels when we travel? We would. But I don’t think we will share the room as a whole family though.
Maria Sigrid D. Lo is a multi-awarded Bacolod lifestyle blogger and social media advocate. It is her desire to make the city known to the world through her online presence. She promotes Bacolod restaurants, food tourism, social media etiquette, breastfeeding, and a greener Bacolod City in her blogs and talks. She loves taking photos, mostly of her children and of food. She is a proud member of the Negrense Blogging Society Inc. (NBSI) or the #NegrosBloggers.