Review: Highway 21 Hotel in Iloilo City, Visayas

My first night in Iloilo City was spent in Highway 21. Classified as a pension house, I actually thought that this nice place located right in the heart of Iloilo City was more of a hotel. The perfect choice for budget conscious tourists, Highway 21 Iloilo City is located along the busy General Luna Street.

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Highway 21 is actually right beside the Sarrabia Manor, a well-known hotel in Iloilo. Compared to Sarrabia, though, Highway 21’s rates are way cheaper.

I stayed at the new wing of Highway 21. The rooms found at the new wing are slightly higher than those found on the annex area but I thought the added expense was worth it. The new wing had an elevator while the annex didn’t have one. Plus all the rooms at the new wing had free, fast wireless Internet connection. That was important.

The room that I got was fully air-conditioned, equipped with cable TV, hot and cold shower, private bath and telephone. I actually didn’t expect a good looking room since I only paid P850.00 for my stay (single occupancy) but I got a pretty neat one. My room also had a good view of the bustling city.

Yes, I had wireless web connection so I was able to work for a bit before I hit the sack that night.

The staff members were friendly and helpful. The lobby, albeit small, was nicely decorated. The small cafe in the lobby area (where guests can also have heavy meals) was okay. The restaurant staff members were courteous and even helped me decide what to eat for dinner. They recommended these – calamares and grilled porkchop. Yum!

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Now for photos of my room, check them out after the jump.

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So does Mindanaoan recommend Highway 21? Yup, I most definitely recommend staying there. It’s a great choice as your home away from home while in the arms of beautiful Iloilo.

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Mindanaoan Irene

Mindanaoan is a multi-awarded blogger, social media strategist, publicist, Google Business Group - Women lead organizer, avid traveler and a proud relief operations volunteer. She is also a regular resource person for social media and blogging related conferences/workshops here and abroad. In 2012, Mindanaoan also completed a US Gov't. Department of State-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program for emerging global leaders. She toured the U.S. for about a month for her IVLP experience. She is the founder of a bloggers group and social media club. She is also an active member of several online media, bloggers and social media enthusiasts groups all over the world. Mindanaoan is available for work and travel. Contact Mindanaoan at

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