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Grand Astoria Hotel
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Zamboanga City
Reviewed 12 August 2012

this is where we stayed when i visited my husband and its the first time we stayed in this hotel. firstly, the coordination with the airport pick up was poor so we have to take another mode of transpo to get to the hotel from the airport only to find out there was a driver from the hotel waiting for us at the airport. The place was okay with friendly staff though they wer eyeing us when we arrived. The breakfast was really honestly not good, not good at all. So expectedly i wasnt able to gooble it up inspite of my gurgling tummy. the room was okay, not so good but not so bad either. the aircon was really noisy but at last it was cooler than outside. It needs repainting and at least they could fix some of the furnitures as well as the walls where u can see cracked holes. But at least it was better than the previous place weve stayed at in zamboanga. You will get ur money's worth. for whatever its worth. :-)

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

When I first arrived, I looked at the hotel again, then again, then checked the name again, before allowing the taxi driver to unload my stuff! I mean, the name did say "Grand"! So, that would give you a pretty good idea of what the hotel is like :)

It's not the hotel, it's Zamboanga itself. Dusty, busy, noisy, lots of motorised taxi waiting to heckle you outside....The hotel is located right in town, where it's easy for you to explore. assuming you are the exploring kind :D

Hotel staff are friendly, and they speak English. Do not expect 3 or 4 star hotel rooms...it's like a dormitory kind of room/bed...big enough for you and a bag or two, unless you book the family suite (DO book the family suite). The airconditioned sounded like a fokker flight in midair...so get used to it! For the price you pay, I'd say it's okay. Just don't be shocked. I wasn't cos I'm used to it. So if you're not fussy, this is good enough. I love Zamboanga!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank TOPCatNurul
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

We stayed there from Feb 11-15, 2012 for leisure. We booked the hotel online, and made additional arrangements over the phone. We asked if they can pick us up at the airport and they did, for a minimal fee. The hotel is located in the heart of the city and a few minutes walk from the Mindpro shopping center.The hotel is reasonably priced, from PHP 1,000-4,000 (USD 20-50) per night, depending on the size of the room. The room is spacious and the basic necessities are provided. Airconditioning is adequate, strong hot shower pressure, ref, cable tv etc. wifi is free and available in all floors. Hotel staff is courteous and very helpful. This is not a five star hotel so dont expect too much, but what I can say is you get more than what you paid for.

I think they can improve their services by providing value added services such as tour arrangements in zamboanga and nearby areas (like the great sta. cruz island). Apparently, they dont arrange tours.

Pick the room in the 3rd level ( the newly renovated rooms)

Overall, the hotel is a 4 out of 5.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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5  Thank Sunkissedguy
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

The lobby looked promising but my soul was crushed as soon as I entered the room. Although very spacious, the fixtures are old and tacky. The mattress is thin and the pillow is made of hard foam. The bathroom, well, was not a hotel bathroom. You'll understand as soon as you see the shower curtain with cartoon caricatures.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank stargazerManila
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

The one good thing about this hotel is that it's close to the city center, just a few minutes walk. The hotel is a bit old and will need remodeling soon. The hotel offers free WiFi service in the room, so this is something that I appreciated cause not all hotels in Zamboanga has one. Service was fast and efficient, we had some room service and the food is good. Room condition is OK, nothing fancy.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank kristine1982
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Additional Information about Grand Astoria Hotel

Address: Mayor Jaldon, Mindanao, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mindanao > Zamboanga Peninsula > Zamboanga Sibugay Province > Zamboanga City
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Zamboanga City
Price Range: ₹ 1,494 - ₹ 1,753 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Astoria Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 79
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