Another overdue post here. I had a hard time retrieving the photos from our old desktop computer which already “retired” few months back.
That’s another story. Anyways, here’s the hotel where we stayed when we trekked down south in March this year.The Patio Rizal Hotel in Lucban, Quezon.
Sorry for the blurry photos. I am using my sister-in-law’s P/S. When something’s not yours, it takes a while to get used to it. Hence, I couldn’t find the right angles I know. My lame excuse.
Going back. The hotel is one prominent hotel in the serene town of Lucban. Located in the heart of the town, the hotel fronting the main street, Quezon Avenue, it’s one place where everything is so accessible -buses, jeepneys, banks, shops, restaurants, and the nearby public market. No wonder the hotel’s fully booked particularly in summer time.
Of the hotel. Yes, it is lovely in its pink color. Very contemporary. Yet, somehow, it seems odd a structure sandwiched by other buildings…old houses…old establishments…were capiz windows and wood walls still remains. However, in adjacent streets, modernized homes and buildings were in prominence.
There it was, the pink hotel and its balconies…Rooms with balconies, by the way, serves as the superior rooms of the hotel. We weren’t so lucky to have one of the balconies. No worries…
…As I can go up there in the balcony overlooking the town’s Municipal hall. I guess, this makes the hotel a great place to stay in Lucban. Note, too that Lucban’s a peaceful place and its locals are fun loving, very hospitable and are known to take extra care when they know there are tourists in the town.
From the balcony, I caught a glimpse of the surrounding buildings and landmarks the town is famed for…
…one is the Plaza Rizal, which is just a few steps from the Patio Rizal Hotel. The statue of our national hero is fronting the municipal hall.
The lobby’s a little cramped but it imbibes an old world charm. Designs and most of the decorative pieces were reminiscent of the Victorian era. I wonder how it contrast the exterior of the building to its interior design. There’s a much bigger seat on the other side of the lobby adjacent to the indoor wishing well. And, onto the far end of the lobby, there’s a dining area for the guests which serves local and other dishes.
We accommodated 2 De Luxe rooms. Each one had 2 twin beds. Very comfy, in fairness. And, yes, cold, thanks to the airconditioning unit. The bathroom’s okay, too. Sorry, this is the sole photo of the room I had saved from the old hard drive…
Definitely, the stay at the Plaza Rizal Hotel is worth it, considering we did pay 1900 pesos only (4 PAX with free breakfast) for each room. Not bad. And, yes, the hotel has free Wi-Fi, the first thing I asked from the hotel staff
I recommend this hotel to travelers planning to visit Lucban especially the Pahiyas Festival in May. It’s one hotel that is very accessible to popular places there. However, parking is prohibited on the town area at the festival day.
And, remember, do book in advance to make sure you’ll have a comfortable place to stay while vacationing in Lucban.