Hotel Alejandro in Tacloban is not just another hotel! It is a museum, an ancestral home and a hotel rolled into one. The hotel's facade looks very interesting. One can easily tell that there's a great story behind the beautiful white mansion. It was constructed way back 1932 not as a hotel, but a home to Dr. and Mrs. Alejandro Montejo. The residence served as a venue for gatherings of military officers. During World War II, the Montejo's open their doors to war evacuees. It was a home away from home to families from Cebu and Negros.
At present, the mansion, now known as Hotel Alejandro, is a home away from home for tourists and travelers. The Montejo's residence is perfectly preserved. It is decorated with antiques, memorabilia and vintage photos. The ancestral home serves as an entrance to the main hotel; a 5-storey structure with a cafe, guest rooms, party halls, and swimming pool.
Hotel Alejandro is Tacloban's best hotel according to the ever reliable TripAdvisor. It is undoubtedly the best! I had a very pleasant stay at Hotel Alejandro 4 years ago. So, I was glad to be back for a 3-night stay with my family last March. Four years have passed but nothing changed, Hotel Alejandro is still amazing. The hotel is very clean, the staff are courteous and the old mansion is still very much preserved.
We stayed at the hotel's deluxe room. It's simple, yet complete. It has 1 single bed and 1 matrimonial bed, refrigerator, hot and cold shower and all the essentials. The deluxe room has a very reasonable rate of Php 1,675/night.
Hotel Alejandro has a classic and vintage vibe with modern flairs! The hotel is perfect for families; adults will be mesmerized with the rich historical features, teens will adore the stylish set-up, and kids will surely love the pool. As for me, a middle-aged lady who always long for comfort but absolutely love fancy extras, Hotel Alejandro is beyond impressive!