TACLOBAN CITY | IRONWOOD HOTEL

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TACLOBAN CITY | IRONWOOD HOTEL

I was born and raised in Tacloban City.  Ever since I moved to Metro Manila for higher education and to earn a living, numbered are the days that I go home, and usually these are for special occasions.  To celebrate the Chinese New Year and because of a seat sale which my travel buddies have secured for me, I was able to visit my hometown unexpectedly.

Unexpected as it is, it is also the first time that I would be staying in a hotel at Tacloban City.  And that would be the newly-opened (1-day old), Ironwood Hotel.

THE WELCOMING RECEPTION

Elegantly dressed like flight attendants with prominent scarf wrapped around their necks, the lady receptionists greeted us with a smile as soon as our weary and exhausted selves enter their elegant yet minimalist lobby.

TACLOBAN CITY | IRONWOOD HOTEL

The materials used in the reception areas’ interior is quite interesting in a mix of iron (steel) and wood, apt for the hotels name.

We just came from Kalanggaman Island and in a natural course, didn’t have a decent bath.  It was so comforting that checking in was done swiftly that we were able to immediately attend to our concerns. 

TACLOBAN CITY | IRONWOOD HOTEL

THE ROOMS

We were booked on a Premier Double room.  The room comes with the basic amenities of LCD flat screen TV, safety box, closet and two upholstered seats on the corner next to the glass window. (click to check other room types and rates)

TACLOBAN CITY | IRONWOOD HOTEL

I had a good quality sleep while at the hotel that I wasn’t able to join my travel buddies as they visit the San Juanico Bridge early morning the following day.  The pillow was so comfortable with its soft, fluffy and cushiony feel.  I would run out of adjectives to describe how I was satisfied with my deep slumber because of the pillow and of course the clean and well-maintained bedsheets.

TACLOBAN CITY | IRONWOOD HOTEL

TACLOBAN CITY | IRONWOOD HOTEL

TACLOBAN CITY | IRONWOOD HOTEL

FIREGRASS TAVERN RESTAURANT

TACLOBAN CITY | IRONWOOD HOTEL

Complimentary breakfast was served at the hotels in-house restaurant, Firegrass Tavern.  The choices include the usual Filipino favorites of silogs and a continental breakfast in varied combinations where the standout is the crispy bacon.

TACLOBAN CITY | IRONWOOD HOTEL

TACLOBAN CITY | IRONWOOD HOTEL

The cozy atmosphere of the restaurant which is next to the reception area is a good treat for both in-house guests and even those who would like to sample on the culinary treats of the restaurant.

Since the hotel is strategically located at the intersection of the two of the busiest streets of Tacloban City, it is no wonder why the restaurant is widely received by the residents and visitors for a dining experience.  Definitely, they won’t regret it.

TACLOBAN CITY | IRONWOOD HOTEL

Before we leave for Manila, we had our early dinner at the restaurant and feasted on their bestsellers.

My personal favorite is the spicy gambas despite the fact that I don’t actually eat spicy food.

TACLOBAN CITY | IRONWOOD HOTEL

TACLOBAN CITY | IRONWOOD HOTEL
SPICY GAMBAS (PhP250.00)
TACLOBAN CITY | IRONWOOD HOTEL
GRILLED BABY BACK RIBS
Full rack (PhP750.00)
Half rack (PhP480.00)
Solo (PhP250.00)
TACLOBAN CITY | IRONWOOD HOTEL


QUALITY SERVICE

The hotel has excellent hospitality service.  They are attentive to guests’ needs and always brighten up the mood with the smiles flashed on their appealing faces.

For convenience of transport service, the hotel also provided a free shuttle service going to the airport. 

TACLOBAN CITY | IRONWOOD HOTEL


ASSESSMENT

I am just proud of how my hometown has become.  I never saw this coming that one day, the city would be offering luxurious hotels and will be a popular tourist destination in the country.  Ironwood Hotel provides the perfect comfort to travelers and even business concerns are made personal.

This is the first modern business boutique hotel in Tacloban City and truly recommended for a stay.  And I am more than privileged to be one of the hotel’s brand ambassador, living up to one of my goals as a travel blogger – to promote the tourism industry of my home province, Eastern Visayas.

TACLOBAN CITY | IRONWOOD HOTEL

Ironwood Hotel
Burgos Street corner Juan Luna Street
Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines
(+63 53) 321-9999
Mobile Nos. +63 998 8571857 or +63 917 6276099


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