Tacloban hotels and hostels
Hotel La Roca
Decent rooms to suit a range of requirements. Light high-ceilinged rooms above the street are comfortable but noisy during the day; towards the back it’s quieter and darker. When choosing a room, beware of the karaoke bar on the top floor.
Welcome House Pension
Set around a quiet garden courtyard, these budget rooms are simple and clean as a whistle. Out of the chaos of the town centre, it’s close to the restaurant and internet strips of Burgos St and Ave Veteranos.
This three-storey hotel built around the classic 1930s home of Alejandro Montejo looks like a regal colonial-era villa.
A good budget choice this, built in and around a rambling 1940s wooden house in which the original family still lives.
Leyte Park Hotel
This crumbling behemoth, once the premier resort in Tacloban, was undergoing much-needed renovation when we visited; the unrenovated rooms are very tired, in extreme contrast to the elegant new villas with individual infinity pools.
Asia Stars Hotel
The dull facade of this centrally located five-storey hotel may not be the most inviting, but many of its rooms are off the street and blissfully free of traffic and karaoke noise.