A L B A Y
S T O P O V E R
Albay’s Tabaco is known by local and foreign tourists as more than just a city of love. For the past few years, it has become the popular jump-off point of visitors to the nearby
The love for tourism seems to be reflected in the area where tourists find the
city worth a night of stay or two before heading to wherever they are supposed
to head. And the most affordable of tourist inns in the city to offer
comfortable lodging for this purpose is JJ Midcity Inn. island of Catanduanes
In The Middle of The Action
Located smack dab in the middle of the bustling
JJ Midcity Inn is quite accessible along Herrera Street of Quinale from the city’s
own port and the .
It’s actually just a few minutes of tricycle ride from the port where
Catanduanes-bound RORO vessels are docked. Plus, it’s conveniently less than an
hour away of drive from the nearest airport. Legazpi
Mayon Volcano and Night Life Spot
The majestic view of the nearby Mayon Volcano is another reason why tourists find the inn worth spending a night or two. During my last visit of the city, I remember seeing the magnetic silhouette of the volcano upon stepping out of the inn. The location is also sought-after by locals for its night life which the inn has for a prime destination – the JJ Bar and Restaurant (conveniently located at the upper floor of the inn that overlooks the rest of the city). It was where I also had a few hours of fun at one of its videoke rooms.
With a range of accommodations at affordable rates, JJ Midcity Inn was an easy choice for my stay at the province. Offering Single, Double, Deluxe occupancy rooms, the inn works on a 12-hour and standard hotel (24-hour) rate system. This option makes it easy for guests who have nowhere to stay but are bound for Catanduanes the next day or to spend extra nights if they choose to. For as low as P550, a single occupancy room can be booked for half a day of reliable sleep.
Well-Maintained Facilities and More
For guests who want a stylish stay, the inn also has a Presidential Room that has a king-sized bed and Jacuzzi and a Family Room that has a bathtub. The facilities of the inn are well-maintained to cater to the standard taste in affordable travel that includes plush and clean beddings, a television set, air conditioning, a decent bathroom, and full security cameras at the inn’s lobby.
I could have opted to be booked at a hotel in the next city of Legazpi but Tabaco beckoned with its own touristic charms that include the interesting Manalang Gloria Ancestral House (a ride away from the inn), the scenic San MiguelIsland, and the old St. Johnthe Baptist Church.
The next time I visit Albay even without the intention of visiting nearby destinations, I will still prefer to stay at JJ Midcity because of the comfortable stay that I experienced during my stay.
|The refreshing Guyabano Shake at TopView|
|Beef Stew, JJ Midcity Inn Fried Rice, and more for dinner|
|Delectable appetizers of Cheese Vegetable Sauce and Goody Peppercorn|
JJ Midcity Inn
Quinale, Tabaco City,
Phone: +63 52 487-4158
More Photos Below:
|Top View's own cheese-topped halo-halo|
|Vegetable Omelette and Fish with Tofu for dinner at Top View|
|JJ Midcity Inn's affordable dormitory-style accommodation|
|The dormitory's decent bathroom and sink|
|JJ Midcity Inn's shuttle service and e-trike for guests|
|Guests can be toured within Tabaco City using these shuttles|