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Hotel Essencia

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Meeting facility
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
Family Room | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains

Overview of Hotel Essencia

Hotel Essencia

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Dumaguete with spa and restaurant

8.0/10 Very good

214 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
39 Real St., Corner San Juan St, Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, 6200

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Dumaguete (DGT) - 15 min drive


  • Panda Ice Cream House - 2 min walk
  • Cimbali Coffee - 4 min walk
  • Scooby's - 4 min walk
  • Dunkin' Donuts - 4 min walk
  • Jo's Chicken Inato - 5 min walk

About this property

Hotel Essencia

A great choice for a stay in Dumaguete, Hotel Essencia is only 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from the airport. Guests can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials or body scrubs, and international cuisine is served at La Essencia Cafe, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and breakfast.


English, Filipino

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 150 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)


  • English
  • Filipino

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LED television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Cot/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Hotel Essencia SPA has massage/treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. The spa is open daily.


La Essencia Cafe – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for PHP 100.0 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for PHP 600.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.


<p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Hotel Essencia Dumaguete
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Hotel Essencia Hotel
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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Essencia offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Essencia does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Essencia?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Essencia?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Essencia?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Essencia?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Hotel Essencia and nearby?
Hotel Essencia has a spa.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Essencia?
Yes, La Essencia Cafe offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Cimbali Coffee (4-min walk), Scooby's (4-min walk) and Dunkin' Donuts (4-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Essencia like?
Hotel Essencia is a short 2-minute walk from Silliman University Main Campus and 6 minutes' walk from Rizal Boulevard. Travellers say that the area is safe.



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10/10 Exceptional

Staff was very helpful and accommodating.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Accommodation and service was great.
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6/10 Good

Lobby is clean and decorated. Café in lobby. Room is old. Linens clean yet quality is less than expected. Amenities none. Tiny soap wrapped in plastic. Shampoo pack. Oh gosh. Basic hotel room. May not meet international travelers expectations.
John, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

That was worse hotel experience I have ever encountered!! The noise was ridiculous! Who puts a disco club in the middle of a hotel and have the music so loud it disturb the entire hotel?? And to top it off I saw a rat yes a RAt in my room!! You don't expect for me to pay for that hell week do you?
Dale, 6-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Friendly staff, walking distance to the boardwalk😊
Merlina, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

I loved that everyone was so responsive and respectful i truly love the Philippines and there people.
pedro, 10-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hotel Essencia is ❤️
Hotel Essencia is ❤️. Clean hotel, every hotel staff is courteous, friendly and helpful (from front desk, security, restaurant, housekeeping), reliable wifi, delicious and satisfying free breakfast (like fried garlic rice, danggit, hotdogs, corned beef, fruits, bread, juice, coffee) free on-site parking and lobby is very spacious with lots of seats to entertain our guests. Staff are very attentive to guests needs and they are very quick to respond requests. Kudos to the staff!👍👏 We love the Hotel Spa with a reasonable price. They were open until 12 midnight. We enjoyed a very relaxing massage every few nights before sleeping time. So worth it! Per request, guests can have option of in-room massage. One more thing about Essencia is it’s accessibility to the city center. Walking distance to Lee Plaza, Jollibee and other restaurants, banks, boulevard and a good walk to public market. If needed, there are a lot of tricycles around as well. Highly recommending Hotel Essencia! We’ll surely go back. Great experience!
Emmylou, 16-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Good location!!!
Everybody in the hotel was so helpful & kind. The room was fine, but the bath room need extra cleaning due to limestone. The drinking glass in the bathroom, were not clean. The breakfast was fine, but the food was cold.
Joy L., 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wayne, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

First time in Dumaguete & the staff & service here was phenomenal. I came in with my big family (about 9 of us) & everyone was very helpful. Huge shoutout to the bell hop/van driver guy who gave us tips & pointers around the city. Jade My husband/I, along with my parents, will be coming back here again.
Joyce-lynn, 1-night family trip
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