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Lotus Blu Hotel in Legazpi City: Where to Stay in Albay Review

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Looking for an upscale but affordable hotel in Legazpi City? Lotus Blu Hotel enjoys being located near the terminal and airport, at a reasonable price!

As a backpacker, I would rather stay in traveler’s inns that have basic, decent beds and none of the fancy. See, I like to spend most of my time outdoors, and my money for adventures instead of staycations. Still, there beautiful cities outside of Manila that could be best enjoyed with comfort and undeniably, the luxury that a hotel could offer.

Because we’re touring Albay tourist spots, we also had the chance to look for hotels in Legazpi City, Albay. One of our top choices is Lotus Blu Hotel. They are one of the newer Legazpi City hotels in the affordable luxury category and has received quite a number of Filipino celebrities in its place.

Who wouldn’t love to stay where famous names such as James Reid and Nadine Lustre, Sarah Geronimo, Yeng Constantino, Richard Poon, etc.!

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Where is Lotus Blu Hotel located?

One of the boasting points of Lotus Blu Hotel is being located walking distance from the bus terminal and one ride away from the Legazpi City airport. They also reap the perks of being within Yashano Mall, which has tricycle terminals and is a common jeepney stop. Should you be commuting going to Cagsawa Ruins or Ayala Malls area, or simply go on an Albay food trip, you’ll find no shortage of rides from the hotel.

Additionally, being located near a mall, you have access to a wide array of restaurants, ATM machines, supermarket, a spa, pharmacy, and a convenience store (a 7-11 branch is located just across). Pretty soon, an SM Mall will be located just a few meters away! So even if you have emergency or midnight runs, you’ll find everything you need without needing to ride a car.

For me, the best part about an accessible hotel is that it encourages you to go out and see the Albay tourist spots. Of course, not because we want to! We really loved the room they gave us and had marathon sleep after all our tiring activities, which brings us to…

What are the hotel amenities?

Lotus Blu Hotel is not as rich in amenities compared to other luxury hotels in Legazpi. They don’t have conference halls for company gatherings or meetings. They also don’t have swimming pools. Still, if you’re looking to enjoy Albay attractions instead of doing a staycation, you’ll be delighted to find that their rooms are easily 4-star hotel material.

Each of their rooms is armed with:

  • Orthopedic hotel type bed
  • Hot and cold shower — A delight for cold -ber months!
  • Flat screen TV with cable service
  • In-room safety deposit box
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary tea and coffee-making facility —PS I’ll vouch for the flavor of their coffee!

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In short, you’ll have everything you need for a comfy stay in Albay. Since Lotus Blu Hotel does not have their own restaurants, breakfast is served at Figaro Coffee. Not complaining!

My favorite features would be the automatic “do not disturb” or “please clean-up” buttons by the door. No need for those cardboards you hang on the door. But what I like most of all is that they care for the environment.

Guests have the option to put under the lavatory basket only the towels they want to be washed and to reuse the fluffy bed sheets instead of washing them daily. While other hotels have options to use pump-based toiletries to be more environmentally-friendly, I think offering these choices improves awareness. Just imagine the water, electricity, and detergent saved.

Which room should we stay in?

For me, Lotus Blu Hotel is best for couples because of the luxurious feel that’s date-worthy. We stayed at the One Bedroom Corner Suite with a king-sized bed. We really enjoyed the fluffy sheets and pillows that we almost never watch TV and go straight to sleep. The OBCS also has a walk-in closet perfect for hanging or drying clothes. It also has a small receiving area with a couch, in front of the TV, lest you’re fussy about not eating in the bedroom.

The other rooms are equally self-indulgent even if smaller in size. Deluxe Queen would be a great choice for couples, while Deluxe Twin is great for families.

  Capacity Floor area Bed size
One Bedroom Corner Suite 2 pax 32 sqm King
Deluxe Queen 2 pax 25 sqm Queen
Deluxe Twin 4 pax 28 sqm Twin Double

Another note-worthy praise is that they have great customer service. Their staff is always happy to be of help. On our last night, I asked the reception what time the bus terminal closes, and she offered us a ride there even though it’s walking distance. One morning, we missed our breakfast and the receptionists offered it to us when we returned at noon. They are all humble and helpful people.

 

BOOK NOW: Lotus Blu Hotel Legazpi Accommodation

  • Amenities: Free airport transfer, Free breakfast, WiFi in all rooms, cash withdrawal, daily housekeeping
  • Room available: Click link to view all rooms available
  • Price: Enter desired dates and rooms for best prices

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Tips for your stay at Lotus Blu Hotel

  • The reception allows leaving bags before and after check-out, which is great for some last minute sightseeing in Albay. You may use their washroom near the lobby to freshen up, in case you arrive early or before check-in like we did.
  • If you need to leave early and before the 7AM breakfast call-time, talk to the receptionists and ask for your breakfast to be pre-prepared and available in the lobby at the specific time. They will arrange this with Figaro, but make sure you clarify that you need it earlier.

Lotus Blu Hotel is ideal for a luxurious stay in Albay without spending too much. They have the basics you need for a memorable stay, including a great location, breakfast place, perfect rooms (I mean it!), and friendly staff. I highly recommend booking with them if you’re looking for Albay hotels.

 

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Lotus Blu Hotel
Yashano Mall, Terminal Rd 1, Brgy. Bitano, Legazpi City, Albay
Contact: (+63) (052) 742 6632
Email: reservations@lotusbluhotel.com

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  • Reply
    NEIL ALVIN NICERIO
    January 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM

    What a timely article. 🙂
    I’m planning to go to Albay this year. I will add Lotus Blu Hotel to my choices as I’m still making an itinerary.
    Thanks for this. 🙂

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