Have you ever been to an ancestral home turned into a bed and breakfast hotel? Welcome to Casa Escaño Bed & Breakfast! I finally had the chance to visit this small hotel in the center of Cebu City! A lot of my vacationing friends say they book at Casa Escaño because it gave them a “home away from home” feel.
Unlike other mainstream hotels, Casa Escaño is not your typical modern vibe hotel. According to their website, Casa Escaño was designed during the 1950s by a Vietnamese architect named Ernest Kornald. It was built for fun and entertainment and housed a lot of stage plays and musicals.
Today, Casa Escaño is now a bed & breakfast hotel and has 11 cozy rooms for any traveler who wants to see a historic place and relax. They have a room for two for couples & friends, and also bigger ones to accommodate a whole family.
When I stayed there last week, I was introduced to the Deluxe Standard Room. I was really delighted when I came in because it felt like our ancestral home in Negros Oriental. The furniture, bedding, lighting, and even the television felt nostalgic – not that I’ve already lived that long!
The staff were friendly and offered us mango shakes as welcome drinks. They were also so kind to accommodate my requests such as additional ice buckets, water, etc. I brought a wine for the night and relaxed until I feel asleep. I almost did not catch breakfast because I woke up really late!
Casa Escaño is also VERY WELL KNOWN for their breakfast treats. If you want to know what I had, click this link. Be ready for some mouth watering dishes!
Recommendations for this hotel:
1. Telephone. There was no means to call the front desk because our room did not have any telephone. This should be added for convenience.
2. Mosquitoes. There were a couple of mosquitoes in our room. The surrounding was very clean but because it’s an ancestral home, it requires a lot more to keep the pests away.
3. Better foot towels. The foot towels we had was like a body towel cut with a dull pair of scissors. It did the job but didn’t look very presentable.
4. Power outlets. Having only one power outlet is hard, especially if there are two of you in the room. Plus, it was not near the bed making it hard to keep your phones close to you when charging.Casa Escano Bed & Breakfast | www.casaescano.com | Juana Osmeña St, Cebu City 6000 |(032) 253 5563