Beyone Manila: Dumaguete, Negros Oriental

We spent our Christmas in Dumaguete as EJ’s family had a reunion. Of course, while on the trip, we looked around for places to go to and places to see for us to share with you.

For our accomodations, we were just lucky that EJ’s lola lives in Dumaguete that we didn’t have to look for a place to stay. But of course, we tried to scout for good places to stay in Dumaguete for tourists and visitors. There are a lot of rooms and even houses for rent. All you have to do is go around the town proper and you will see all these places. Our favorite though is Bethel Guest House. They call it the “Convention Hotel in Dumaguete”. It is located along the Rizal Boulevard, a very good location, since when you just want to eat, all you need to do is go out of Bethel and you’ll see all these restaurants. Accommodations are very reasonable, the service is good and the building is very clean.

Manila Reviews in Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete

Manila Reviews in Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete

Reservations without deposit or credit card guarantee can be done at the discretion of the Bethel management. Rates (inclusive of VAT) are the following:

Studio – Php 850
Double (1 Matrimonial Bed) – Php 1,000
Double (1 Matrimonial Bed) – Ocean View – Php 2,000
Twin (2 Single Beds) – Php 1,200
Family (1 Matrimonial Bed and 1 Single Bed) – Php 1,800
Family De Luxe – Php 2,000
Suite – Php 4,000
Villa Suite – Php 4,000
Extra Bed / Person – Php 200

The have hot and cold showers, cable TV, centralized airconditioning, PABX Telephone system, 250KW Standby generator, Wifi internet service, a Business Center and Purified drinking water.

Restaurant of Bethel
Cafe Filomena

The favorite area of EJ’s family is the Fastfood and Coffee Shop, called Cafe Filomena, located at the ground floor. It is a clean, cafeteria like restaurant where you get to choose the food that you want to order and bring it to your table. Prices are reasonable. Meals are around 100 pesos (80 for the viand and around 20 for the rice) and deserts are at 35 pesos. They also serve fresh fruits like mango, banana, jack fruit or langka, etc.
Bethel's Langka
Bethel Dessert
My husband loves that halo-halo. They serve Regular halo – halo at Php 50, Special Halo-halo at Php 60 and Bethel Halo-halo special at Php 70.

Special Halo-halo
The check out time in the hotel is at 12:00 noon. Smoking and drinking is not allowed in the hotel. If you want to get around town, there are a lot of pedicabs that you can hail or you can rent vans around the area that would take you around.

Contact Details:
Bethel Guest House
Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete City
Cruztelco (035)225-2000/Globe(035)4228000
Fax No.: (035)422-8003
Email: (reservations)
Email: (Inquiries/other concerns)

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Ginger is the General Manager of She is also the co-founder of a tech start-up company called Turn Up Trumps, Inc. She is a business coach and has her own program called Love the Leap. She has been a blogger since 2005, writing for, and She graduated MA in Communications Major in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Asia and the Pacific. She worked as an account executive for a couple of ad agencies. She also managed a food franchise store. Her longest corporate stint was as a product manager for a known bank in the Philippines.

2 Responses

  1. dyanie

    Ay bakit di ko nakita yang Filomena na yan? Btw, nag try ka sa Sans Rival? Miss ko na sya! Super laid back ang DG noh?


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