Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015



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 island of Catanduanes. 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.

In The Middle of The Action

Located smack dab in the middle of the bustling Tabaco City, JJ Midcity Inn is quite accessible along Herrera Street of Quinale from the city’s own port and the Legazpi City Airport. 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.

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.

Affordable Rates

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

Address: Herrera Street, Quinale, Tabaco City, Albay, Philippines
Phone: +63 52 487-4158

Email: reservations@jjmidcityinn.com

Check out my other recommended Tabaco City accommodation called Hotel Fina here.

Learn more about Tabaco City here.

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


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