Formerly known as Western Samar, this province which is known as the Caving Capital of the Philippines is now simply known as Samar.
In Samar, lady leaders are also popular. The governor is headed by a woman while the capital town, Catbalogan is also ruled by a young woman mayor.
Provincial Governor Sharee Ann Tan heads the province while Catbalogan local government head is Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan.
But we aren’t discussing politics here.
We are going to share with you something that tourists will be interested.
Down in the little town, you’ll find lots of accommodations — from budget and backpacker’s hotel to a regular hotel. Most of these hotels are already old.
But take a little ride going to Executive Heights, Brgy. Guinsorongan, you’ll find a high-end hotel and convention center.
M Grand Royale Resort will welcome you from the top of the hill.
The hotel is reached via a private vehicle from the city. So these kinds of local transport may not be able to bring you to the hotel.
Habal-habal, a custom single motorcycle brings passengers from point A to point B for a minimal fee.
A “pajero” is best suited for a group of passengers. This type of local transport has terminals and they have fixed routes.
And for the most traditional way, you take the “trysikad”.
M Grand Royale Resort Amenities & Services
Here are the list of services and amenities when you go to the hotel.
- Complimentary breakfast, coffee & bottled water
- Transfer (back and forth hotel pick up)
- Swimming Pool
- Fully Air Conditioned rooms
- Flat Screen LED TV
- Hot & Cold Shower
- Safety Deposit Box
- Mini Bar
- Bathtub (Grand Royale Rooms)
- Laundry Services
- Hair Dryer (Available upon request)
M Grand Royale Resort Room Rates
Here are the current published rates of the hotel
- Grand Royale — P3,450
- Grand – P2,950
- Royale – P2,450
We were part of the USPG ASPAC back in April, so we were able to visit the hotel during one of the conventions.
Here are some of the photos we obtained from that trip.
From the hotel, you have the best view of the ocean. The same spot would be the best to have coffee and enjoy a beautiful sunset.
When we visited the hotel during the UCLG ASPAC Conference, the hotel is just newly-opened.
There are still finishing touches needed, but the convention hall is already open.
It can house about 500 pax and it has beautiful lighting complete with internet connectivity.
M Grand Royale Address
The hotel is located at:
Catbalogan, Samar 6700
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