Dumaguete has accommodations for each kind of traveler. Many hotels and resorts have not only regular rooms but also some apartments for more people or traveling families. Many Apartments in Dumaguete are also a good choice for expats who want to saddle down in the city or stay for a few months to escape the cold winter in their countries.
Apartments in Dumaguete are also a booming business. One should not have a big problem to find something which fits the individual needs. Of course, it depends on the individual expectations. There are quite some terms used which may not mean the same than in other countries. Semi-furnished and high-speed internet being two examples.
Semi-Furnished Apartments in Dumaguete
When a place to sleep is needed, a semi-furnished apartment might be the way to go. Some foreigners may be surprised, that a bamboo bed and a few plastic chairs are already considered semi-furnished. Add to that a cabinet and it might be even called a fully furnished Apartment.
Our advice is to have a look around the city or the neighboring towns. There are many places “hiding” on smaller roads where one would not expect them. If you visit Dumaguete for a few weeks, you may find some of the more expensive fully furnished apartments in the more central locations pretty convenient and pretty much up to an international standard.
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Luxury Apartments at the Beach in Dauin
If one is looking for a little bit a more luxurious stay at the golden beach in Dauin, there are plenty of options! Most of the Apartments in Dauin are closer to the beach while others are more on the mountainous side. If you are planning to go for a long scuba diving vacation, or even just snorkeling, then choosing an apartment near Dauin is a great option!
Things to be aware of when looking for an Apartment in Dumaguete!
When you found the place you are looking for, look again for some hidden issues which might not be to your liking. It always makes sense to have a good look at the neighborhood. If there are any signs of a Karaoke bar, you may have some restless nights ahead. Maybe you can try to visit the place after sunset again. Also, watch out for roosters and dogs. Even it remains a secret what they find so interesting at 4:30 in the morning, it can be quite annoying for their human neighbors.
When the place promotes high-speed internet, it has also a different meaning from what you are used to. When you can watch YouTube videos on medium quality without stopping for buffering, that is what you can expect from “High speed” Dumaguete internet. The water pressure can be an issue in certain areas of the city. The supplier regularly turns down the pressure at night or cuts it off completely from 10 pm to 5 am. If the complex has a water tank on the roof you shall be fine.
The power situation has improved quite a lot over the last 15 years, but blackouts (locally called brownout) are pretty common in some areas. Not many landlords have a back-up generator. There are also scheduled brownouts which last 8-10 hours. Also, the voltage is not exactly what one calls stable. If one has some sensitive electronics, think about some voltage regulators and backup batteries. At least it gives you time to save your files and shut down your PC or laptop.
Public Transportation can be an issue in some areas. While there are 2500 tricycles crisscrossing the city when the night falls one might need to walk quite a bit to the main street to catch one. While Dumaguete is generally a safe city, there are areas where walking on badly lit roads is simply not the smartest thing in the world. If one wants to enjoy the nightlife in Dumaguete, which does not start before 10 pm it is wise to have some cellphone numbers of drivers and arrange pickups. This may cost a few pesos more, but better safe than sorry.