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Reviewed 21 April 2015

I stayed at The La Rica Hotel for 2 weeks this April 2015. I found the hotel to be old and dark and in need of a new remodel. However, there was always a hot shower available. Staff was friendly and courteous. The location is excellent as it was close to the pier to take a ferry to the Samar side and in the heart of shopping and dining. The breakfast was included in the cost; the breakfast was also basic and there was little options. The Wifi is only good in the lobby area. If traveling with a small group (1-4 persons) and for a short stay, this hotel would be adequate.

Room Tip: Close to pier, McDonald's, Jolibee, SM, and shopping.
  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled on business
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2  Thank Greg A
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Reviewed 5 February 2015

coming in to tacloban on a very early flight prompted me to look for a hotel that has a room ready for occupancy in downtown. La Rica was the only place who had rooms to offer on a very reasonable rate. however:

elevator: smell of used oil and sounded so old
hallways: dark and so bare
room: small, moldy smelling, and and dusty. worst is i can see the inside of my room from the hallway. there are no phones to get you connected to the front desk officer.
front desk: warm and accommodating. very welcoming. they assist you with your bags and all.
room attendants: knocked on my door at 4 am to bring in an extra pillow which i never asked for. to find out much later that they were in the wrong room.

all in all, not an ideal place to stay when you are in town for business and where sleep and privacy is very important.

the hotel needs the needed renovation.

Room Tip: stay somewhere else.
  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled on business
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5  Thank wickedvet
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Hotel/Resort name: Hotel La Rica

Location: Tacloban

Country: Philippines

Booking year: 2013

Stars:* (1)

Price: from: 850 PHP

Staff service: OK the staff here is very friendly and helpful.

Standard rooms: OK, the hotel looks old and small it need some paint since it looks like it's many years since the last time.

[b]My Review:[/b]

This is a typical crappy hotel that is dirty, noisy and have small rooms, that is very common in Philippines. The rooms have 1 very hard bed, a small desk and a old TV that have some weird colours so everything looks strange.

The bathroom have a window out in the hallway so the people that walk outside can look in when you taking a shower or do other things there. The shower is almost falling apart, there are no towels in the bathroom so that you need to have whit you.
The toilet is almost falling apart and there is almost no space to sit on it.

They have a karaoke bar on one of the floors that are open to around 2 in the night and it's not possible to get any sleep before they close.
They have a open internet connection in the café on the ground floor that you can use as you like.

The positive whit this hotel is that it's in the middle of the city cent rum so you have everything around you in walking distance.

This is a hotel I will not recommend you to stay on, if there are other hotels that have rooms. It's ok for one night if you are on a very very strict budget but if money are no problem so stay away from this hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Oddis36
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

UGLY - DISGUSTING - and cheated by the roomrate - the perfect mixture

What people accept if they are in need - go to Tacloban and you know it

Well I was not expect anything nice, but at least clean hmmmmmmm first all hotels was fully rented out and no room available so after the several addresses you accept what you under normal circumstances never would.

Pictures tell more than 1000 words -if you can stay away from them - good luck

Room Tip: the problem up there is - in case of so many helping organisations it is nearly impossible to get a nice room, all are occupied by this organisations, some are blocked even nobody is in but they are not allowed to rent it. Well not much to say than check out in advance maybe the Alejandro Hotel is an option.... but havn´t seen the rooms.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank bernd_frey
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Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

The hallway was dark, no windows in the room, stained linens, torn towels, fuzzy tv reception and no internet connection. Its just near restaurants and other establishments. The rates are really cheap but the service is bad. You walk by the lobby and the staff are sleeping on the benches and stare at you. I told receptionist to prepare my receipt in advance because I would check out early in the morning, he said yes but did not even do it

  • Stayed: September 2013
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3  Thank Siberianhuskies
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