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2011 • 7 • 9

When we were planning for this trip, we knew we should visit Danjugan Island in Cauayan, Negros Occidental. Upon a quick online research, we learned that the terminal of buses going to Cauayan was located along Lopez Jaena Street. This weighed heavily in choosing the inn or hotel we would be staying at on our first night as we planned to take the early morning bus to Cauayan — we wanted a hotel near the terminal.

That’s when we came across the reviews of The Circle Inn.

Photo from the official website of Circle Inn Bacolod
Photo from the official website of Circle Inn Bacolod

The Circle Inn is a budget hotel at the corner of Lopez Jaena and Malaspina Streets. This meant that we wouldn’t have to travel long early in the morning should we choose to stay here. The reviews at TripAdvisor was also very encouraging.

Circle Inn Bacolod
Circle Inn Bacolod

Rooms and Service

We immediately approached the Reception Desk and shared our reservation details. After settling payment, we were handed the key immediately.

What I loved most about this hotel was that they were easy to talk to. Remember the research thing I told you at the start of this post? It happened the night before, just the night before. LOL. It was at the wee hours of the morning and we still didn’t have any hotel reservation. Once we learned about the hotel, we gave them a call. It was around 2am. We asked them to reserve a room for us for that day. Without asking for deposit, they did reserve a room.

At 6pm that day, while we were at the Ruins, we received a text message from them asking if we would still take the room. Imagine, no deposit yet they trusted us and took our word.

Our room
Our room

When we entered our room, we were delighted. It was clean and there’s enough space for the three of us. There were two beds and an extra bed was just added to accommodate us. There was a cable TV in the corner. The rest room was also very well-maintained. Overall, it was better than expected considering the rate.


The room we booked was a standard twin. We ordered for an extra bed. The total overnight cost for all 3 of us was P1300 (including the taxes). That’s a bit over P400 per person. :)


Here’s the complete address of The Circle Inn.

Lopez Jaena – Malaspina Sts.
Capitol Shopping Center 6100 Bacolod City Bacolod / Philippines

It is within walking distance of Robinson’s Bacolod. In case you run short of cash, there are ATMs in the Robinson’s area. There’s also a convenience store outside it called Munsterific (which is like Bacolod’s version of Mini-Stop, hehe). A lot of jeepneys also pass by so it’s a very good location.

The Circle Inn – Bacolod
Lopez Jaena – Malaspina Streets,
Capitol Shopping Center, Bacolod City
Contact No.: 63-34-709-9111 OR 63-34-709-9009

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Thanks for the info… :)


Stayed here during my visit in Bacolod. Locationwise, I found it a bit far and secluded from Lacson Street which is the center of everything. Good thing the hotel is on a highway with jeepneys and taxis passing by for easy access. Other than that everything is ok and worth it. Sharing my Bacolod food trip experience at

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Hi Rachel! Thanks for sharing! We chose Circle Inn because it was close to the Ceres Liner terminal but yeah, far from other points of interest. :)