TACLOBAN CITY, (PNA) — Few weeks before the first year anniversary of super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), hotel rooms in this city have been reserved by various groups who want to witness how the city transformed since last year.
Rosvenil Pensione, located along Burgos St., has 48 operational rooms and six more under construction. And as of to date, they have no room to offer for walk-in guests.
“We’re already fully booked. Many of our guests are from international non-government organizations (INGOs) and they are here to stay longer,” said Dykha Razonabe, front desk staff of Rosvenil.
Operation of the Tacloban Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport has been limited due to runway repair. But it has only caused minimal effects to the hotels due to influx of tourists from other gateways.
“Since some of the visitors can’t fly back to their homes because of the limited operation of airport, they extended their stay here so it didn’t much affect our sales,” Razonable added.
Like Rosvenil Pension, Canelsa Hotel, at the city’s Rizal Avenue shared the same situation. They have 50 rooms, all reserved for participants of seminars and trainings scheduled by government offices and INGOs.
“Participants of scheduled seminars will stay here. We still have some rooms available, but it can only accommodate few,” said Jessica Cabillo, Hotel Canelsa employee.
It’s not a totally bad news for walk-in guest since there are also other hotels and inns that refuse reservations such as GV Hotel, Hotel Lai Rico, Welcome Home Pensione and Royal Suites.