Tacloban Hotels & Shopping

One of the country's top resorts is found in Tacloban City. The Leyte Park Resort Hotel offers guests with quarters, warm service, food and a unique ambiance. Conveniently located in the heart of the city. Built by former First Lady Imelda Marcos in 1979, the hotel closed for three years until in 1994 when it reopened following renovation and refurbishing. It is nestled on a hill overlooking beautiful San Pedro Bay.

Other fine hotels/resorts in the city are the Asia Stars Hotel, Vic-Mar Resort, Tacloban Plaza, and Hotel Alejandro. Inside this hotel is a World War II mini museum.

Hotel Alejandro




Most of the hotels boast of well-equipped and up-to-date convention facilities and well-trained staff to meet the client's need.

Tacloban also offers a number of economy class hotels, inns and pension houses with very affordable rates to cater visitors who wish to stay in the city for a longer period. (Source: The City Tourism Office, Office of the Mayor, Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines)

There are fine boutiques in the city and a large shopping mall named 'Gaisano'.


Handicrafts from all over Eastern Visayas are also offered in the city.

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  1. AnonymousJuly 12, 2008


    I am Tacloban based, and I run a private backpackers guesthouse. I also do alot of travelling around the Eastern Visayas to discover new places of interest.

    I am writing to inform you that Leyte Park Hotel doesnt fit in your description anymore. This might be misleading to your readers. The Hotel is totally in shambles and down the drain. The last time I visited the place last May, rainwater was seeping through some parts of the roof. Guests often complain of cockroaches in their rooms. The rooms, though still retain signs of luxury and oppulence, are rather musty and threadbare.

    The fate of Leyte Park is a sad story. I hope it will be renovated and refurbished to what it used to be.

  2. Hello Fire,

    As you can see I posted this article more than a year ago, so there is no intent to mislead my readers. In span of more than one year, there is the possibility the hotel could change drastically anytime especially if it is not well taken care of.

    Nevertheless, thank you for updating this information.

    By the way, you didn’t leave you contact details. I am interested to know your private backpackers guesthouse in Tacloban City.

  3. July 13, 2008

    Hello everyone,

    As of today, I received a letter from the management of Leyte Park Hotel stating,

    "Leyte Park Hotel has undergone major renovations and is the only hotel in the city which has COTTAGE VILLAS with a private infinity swimming pool inside. A hotel having complete facilities and free Wi-fi high speed internet connection. The hotel also has newly constucted APARTELLES with very affordable prices. Its crew / staff are very professional and friendly always ready to help. Hotel Reservations can be done online thru its website:
    http://www.blancsablon.com/Philippines/hotel/leyte-park-resort-hotel/01-leyte-park-resort-hotel-index.html (A new website with new photos of the hotel is still under construction)."

    I'm just sharing this information with you all.I hope this will be a substantial amount of valuable information that will be very helpful to my readers.:)


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