Thursday, May 21, 2015


Location: Km. 745 Maharlika Highway, Brgy. Bagacay, Calbayog City, Samar, Philippines

Note: This is a part of my May 2 - 8, 2015 Samar-Leyte-Biliran-Mactan-Cebu Trip which includes: Capul Island, San Antonio Island, Dalutan Island, Sambawan Island, The Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Shrine, Ciriaco Hotel, Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Other Calbayog tours, San Juanico Bridge, MacArthur Landing Memorial National Park, Limasawa Island

The state-of-the-art swimming pool of Ciriaco Hotel

Ciriaco Hotel is the only deluxe hotel in the entire Region VIII and because of this fact, it somewhat spurs progress in the entire region being world-class of its kind. Guests can be accommodated in its 45 elegant and luxurious rooms, a restaurant with the best chef with his culinary expertise in various cuisines whether local, Oriental, American, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and a few others. It is noted, too, for being the region’s premier boutique hotel with other facilities like ballroom and function rooms for private and corporate events and state-of-the-art swimming pools for guests’ swimming pleasure.

The modern and stylish facade of Ciriaco Hotel

If there is one great significance that Ciriaco Hotel is contributing to the provinces of Samar (Northern, Eastern and Western provinces), it is no other than its pioneering role of boasting its tourism by offering its guests adventure getaway packages in the adventure-filled and scenic-bounty island of Samar where these tour packages are summed up into three, as follows:

Eco-exploration Package

A 3-day/2-night package that will let you explore Samar’s enchanting falls and Biri Islands intriguing rock formations .

Extreme Adventure Package

A 3-day/2-night package that will test your limits as you embark on an exciting journey to Samar’s famous falls and wild river rapids.

Ultimate Expedition Package

A 4-day/3-night package that will take you to an exhilarating expedition to enchanting falls, wild rivers and intricate rock formations.

It is appropriately cool to have a plunge in the wide-ranging pool of Ciriaco Hotel

Hitting its website at , you will know what are those tourist attractions that you will know about Samar Island and Calbayog City in particular in order to give you an idea of what tour package you will opt to have.

A Superior Deluxe (Highway View) 37-square meter room with two queen beds

Hotel rooms are classified into five as follows: (1) Deluxe (Highway View), (2) Deluxe (Sea View), (3) Superior Deluxe (Highway View), (4) Superior Deluxe (Sea View), and (5) Executive Suite. Each room is equipped with 37" LCD TV with cable connection; Duvets and 350-thread count linen bed features; bathroom features: ultra plush bath linens, rainforest shower and Ciriaco bath amenities such as shampoo, body soap, body lotion, toothbrush, razor, comb, vanity, sewing kit, hot and cold water; and with room features such as luggage rack, oversized work desk, in-room safe with charger and in-room electronic safe port.

Rooms with Sea View has also the Pool View

Dining services includes a mini bar, with coffee maker upon request and with 7:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. in-room dining. Its room services also includes laundry and pressing services and personalized wake-up services. In addition, it also has WIFI internet access in guest rooms. Its check-in time is at 2:00 A.M. and check-out time at 12:00 Noon.

A blend of scenery: the sea and pool view for rooms with sea view

Other than Biri Island and the water falls, Ciriaco hotel is a 30-minute drive away from The Queen of the Most Holy Rosary along with Lo-ok Beach and accessible to the beautiful islands of San Antonio, Capul and San Vicente for the Pink Beach. Driving eight hours from Calbayog heading to Naval of Biliran, tourists can board a boat from there going to Sambawan Island.

You may find this Trip Advisor link very useful to know more about the place based on the testimonies of the satisfied clientele.

For reservations, you may contact Ciriaco Hotel and Resort through their numbers at (055) 2096521, (055) 5339300 and Mobile Number at (+63) 917 7100787 or Email address at and search on at


There are daily flights from Manila to Calbayog and vice versa for just an hour. You may opt to travel by land via South Road for 16 hours in a distance of 682.2 kilometers excluding the ferry boat which would take you to cross the turbulent waters of San Bernardino Strait from Matnog Port of Sorsogon to Allen of Northern Samar and then the bus ride continues till it reaches Calbayog City proper. The bus you are boarding can drop you in front the hotel as it is more than two kilometers away from the city proper.


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