Guest Houses & Hotels in Bais
With having such a tourist attractions like the Dolphins in the Tañon Strait between Negros and Cebu Island, one would think there is a wide range of Guest Houses & Hotels in Bais City. Quite the opposite is the case. The reason is probably the proximity to Dumaguete City. With only an hour (or less with own vehicle) to drive from the capitol of Negros Oriental many visiting Bais just for a day-trip.
Casa Sandoval Pension House
Casa Sandoval Pension House & Restaurant is an ideal budget traveler & backpacker inn. Located just 5 walking minutes of the center of the city. While it is along the main street, the rooms are located towards the back of the building, which makes Casa Sandoval a quiet place to stay. The Guest House in Bais has three room categories starting from 650 Peso for the fan-room with shared toilet/bathroom. All rooms have cable-TV and WI-Fi internet connection with satisfyable speed (for a province in the Philippines that is). The superior room comes with an en-suite bathroom. Extra beds are available for some rooms on request.
Attached to Casa Sandoval Pension House is a small restaurant offering Filipino food and drinks to reasonable prices. Some roast Chicken and Pizza places are in the direct neighborhood.
La Planta Hotel
The history of La Planta Hotel in Bais goes many years back. originally an electrical supply building it was 1980 when the owner turned the place first into a restaurant and after extending the building in 1990 into La Planta Hotel. With a location close to the city-center the hotel offers quick access to the market, shops and offices.
La Planta has 17 guest-rooms. Rates starting from 1,450.00 Php for the Standard, 1,650.00 Php for DeLuxe and 1,850.00 Php for the Suite. Extra mattresses for an additional guest in the room cost 300.00 Php. The rooms have WiFi connection. Air conditioning, desk, television, satellite/cable TV, shower can be found in selected rooms.
The swimming pool opens from 9:00 am with a fee of 100.00 Php for outside guests. The restaurant offers good selection of local and international dishes. La Planta hotel has also a designated smoking area.
There is also a government owned hotel in Bais. The location is a bit of the regular streets on the top of a small mountain. The view is supposingly really nice, but we can not verify that. We were supposed to stay there for one night. However, a standard trike from the market was not able to climb up the steep slope with one person (52Kg) and her travel-bag, not even starting to think about the second person which might have double the size. Therefore, we skipped that idea completely. Considering also that due to the slightly remote location there is no way to find a ride going downtown without walking down the hill, you better only consider that place if you have your own reliable motorized vehicle.