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An officemate of Tutubi asked him for his recommendations on "where to stay in Tacloban" where he mentioned two places: Luxury Suites and Welcome Home Pensionne, two places he stayed at in Tacloban but upon checking this blog, he found out he's yet to provide an entry on Welcome Home Pension...so here's a quick post on the Tacloban pension house.
Pension houses are small hotels favored by budget travelers like Tutubi. In this case, he only opted to stay here just to try something different rather than stay again at the Luxury Suites. This pension house fits his budget so much that he can afford to rent the largest room available but why bother? He only checked it, dropped his bag, returned late at night and left the next day. He doesn't need the frills of luxury hotels like the overrated Leyte Park Hotel (please avoid the place like a plague).
Tutubi's backpack on the bed with the refrigerator and TV visible.
the color theme may not appeal to you but Tutubi doesn't mind. He merely wanted to rest well for the night then check out the following day
Brief review of Welcome Home Pension House:
Cheap hotel with clean rooms though a bit old yet homey. Tutubi's room is actually too big for him though. TV turned on only for company late at night after dinner at Calle Z (for pakdol, Leyte's version of bulalo) and a few bottles of beer for a taste of Tacloban night life. Location is at the city center just across the Duptours van terminal). No meals available for your room though so you have to eat some place else.
Room rates: starts at P250.00/person for shared rooms up to P1200.00 for family room with 2 queen size beds. Extra beds at P150.00
Welcome Home Pensione Address: 161 Sto. Nino St. Tacloban City 6500 Telephone Number: +63.53.321.2739
please call Welcome Home Pensione contact number for the latest room rates and/or promos.
i hope the price is still the same, i need a place to stay tomorrow night before my flight leaves on sunday afternoon. thanks for posting this, it sure does help backpackers like me. you are very much appreciated.