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Where to stay in Dumaguete

The province of Negros Oriental is one of the country's best-kept secrets with its breathtaking waterfalls and delightful islands on the doorstep of its capital city Dumaguete.

The city is the perfect gateway to discover the gems of the province, while its strategic location in the coastal area of the Oriental Negros province makes the other nearby provinces such as Cebu, Bohol and Siquijor easily accessible.

While most of the tourist spots in Dumaguete and around Negros Oriental can be toured without accompaniment, most hotels in the city offer organised tours, which, while more comfortable and less of a hassle are a little more expensive. However, they are often the best way of seeing attractions such as Apo Island.

With Dumaguete being the center of commerce and education, there is no shortage of accommodation with hotels, budget rooms and a few resorts available. The main transportation is the tricycle, while single motorbikes are also numerous and much cheaper. Jeeps and buses are available at their respective terminals to get to other towns.

Hotels in Dumaguete

1. Sta. Monica Beach Club

The Sta. Monica Beach Club is located on the beach some 9 km from Dumaguete Airport and just 3 km from the shopping option of Robinsons. Rooms are simply decorated and offer complimentary Wi-Fi, while a free breakfast buffet is included. Among the resorts other amenities are an outdoor swimming pool, easy beach access, a casual beachfront restaurant and an option to rent the resort's beach house.

2. Hotel Essencia

The Hotel Essencia overlooks the bay and provides contemporary accommodation with complimentary Wi-Fi and a spa offering massage and beauty treatment packages. The location of this mid-price hotel is around six minutes by foot from Dumaguete Cathedral in the heart of downtown Dumaguete and within easy walking distance of shopping and dining areas. The rooms are fully air-conditioned and come with a complimentary buffet breakfast for residents.

3. Obdulia's Business Inn

The budget choice Obdulia's Business Inn is a comfortable option in the heart of the city offering easy access to the commercial district. The hotel is located at the corner of Dumaguete's business district next to the Cathedral and Quezon Park. Bicycles can also be hired from the hotel staff, while an in-house massage service is also available.

This information is correct as of February 2018

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The least expensive month is May, with an average of AED 76 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Dumaguete is March, with an average price of AED 105 per night.
The average price of a hotel in April last year was AED 86 per night. This is 3% less than the average nightly price of AED 89 seen over the previous 12 months.
The nearest airport to Dumaguete is Dumaguete (DGT) (4.8km).Other nearby airports include: Bohol-Panglao International (62.4km)

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