Richmonde Hotel Iloilo is hotel near SM Iloilo, and is primarily located within the budding economic district of Iloilo City in Western Visayas. Situated at the heart of the 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park township of Megaworld Corporation, its proximity to BPO buildings, luxury condominiums, posh shopping complexes, and the world class Iloilo Convention Center gives the hotel a very advantageous and prestigious address. Airport travel is also hassle-free to and from the hotel as it takes a mere 20 to 30 minutes.
Transportation options to Richmonde Hotel Iloilo from the Iloilo International Airport:
Taxi: Ranges from PHP 350-500 per way, accessible 24 hours
Hotel Airport Transfers: Prior arrangements needed. Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
Car – PHP1,050 per way for 2 to 3 persons
Van – PHP 1,350 per way for 8 to 9 persons
Points of Interest:
Richmonde Hotel Iloilo provides leisure travelers with first class comforts and easy access as they tour in and around the beautiful city of Iloilo and its neighboring islands. Here are just some of the charming places to explore and exciting things to do while in Iloilo:
1. Enjoy a Historical City Tour of Iloilo
Iloilo City was the last Spanish-colonial capital of the Philippines during World War II. As such, many of the grand vintage houses, historical churches, and old commercial buildings from the time when it was hailed by the Queen Regent of Spain as a Royal City still stand and have become tourist attractions.
Whether you’re religious or not, one will surely enjoy visiting the different towns which are home to many heritage churches. The most famous and best preserved is Miag-ao Church which is included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. There is also the militaristic-inspired San Joaquin Church a few minutes away. Also worth visiting are the old churches and church ruins in Guimbal, Tigbauan, Tubungan, Pavia, Santa Barbara, Cabatuan, Leon, Alimodian, Dingle, Dueñas, Passi City, and Barotac Nuevo.
In the towns of Jaro and Molo are centuries-old churches and grand ancestral houses that stood the test of time. When you tour, begin with Jaro Cathedral, then proceed to Lizares Mansion, Casa Mariquit, and Molo Church, then end at Camiña Balay nga Bato.
2. Take a Gastronomic Tour
Without a doubt, Iloilo’s cuisine is a popular attraction. Being surrounded by coastal waters, fresh seafood abound. The city’s signature dishes, of La Paz Batchoy and Pancit Molo, are must try items, including an array of Ilonggo native fare.
3. Witness the Spectacular Festivals
Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival is one of the biggest religious and cultural festivals in the country, with the Ati Competition as its highlight. Expect colourful costumes, extravagant head gears, and fast-paced choreography danced to the beat of thundering tribal drumbeats. All performances are done in honor of the Holy Child Jesus or Señor Sto. Niño. In addition to the Dinagyang Festival, which incidentally happens every 4th week of January, other exciting and must-see events include the Paraw Regatta Festival, Jaro Fiesta, and Chinese New Year.
4. Watch the Sunset at Iloilo River Esplanade
Catch the picturesque view at the Iloilo River Esplanade at sunset and take a leisurely walk along the promenade. This is the best spot to take a breather from all the touring and marvel at the city’s transformation from its history-rich past to an exciting destination for both business and pleasure.
5. See the City’s Contemporary Side
Richmonde Hotel Iloilo is the perfect location if you want to be near a world-class convention center, sophisticated corporate and residential buildings, a classy shopping cum entertainment complex, and exciting recreational facilities, which are all within the mixed-use development of Iloilo Business Park (IBP). Expected to be completed in a few years’ time, IBP is the trailblazer in bringing a more cosmopolitan lifestyle to the city.
6. Go on a Beach Adventure
Gorgeous beaches abound in Iloilo. Choose from the islands of Gigantes, Concepcion, Ajuy and Sicogon in the north, Miagao, Guimbal, Tigbauan and Oton on the southern coast. Find also well-preserved marine sanctuaries in San Joaquin.
7. Hike in Iloilo’s Highlands
Find cool spots in the mountainside of Bucari, Igbaras, Janiuay, Calinog and Lambunao. Follow hiking trails and discover nature’s splendor like refreshing waterfalls and quiet streams.
8. Take an Excursion to Nearby Destinations
Iloilo serves as a gateway to the Western Visayas region. It is a favorite stopover for tourists on their way to the world-renowned beaches of Boracay and the nearby Guimaras, Antique, Capiz, Aklan, Bacolod, and Negros Occidental. Guimaras Island, the famous home of sweet mangoes, is a mere 15-minute boat ride from Iloilo City Proper.