One of my dream staycations is Siama Hotel in Sorsogon City. Its outdoor pool area seems straight out of a travel magazine! I was ecstatic when I learned that I would finally get to see it first-hand.
My stay here was part of the 6-day Bicol Trip sponsored by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB). At the time, the hotel was under renovation and the side building was still closed off to guests.
About Siama Hotel
Siama Hotel is a boutique hotel located in a 10-hectare coconut plantation in Sorsogon City. This 30-room accommodation features a simple, chic design that is said to be inspired by the traditional nipa hut.
The buildings have unpainted walls, which give off a modern industrial look, with wooden accents that add a warm, cozy ambiance. The whole hotel is surrounded by coconuts and other trees, making it an ideal place to unplug and enjoy nature. Additionally, the materials used for the hotel are all locally sourced, including the rattan furniture and display.
The hotel has its own restaurant called the Lobby, a function room that can be reserved for groups, and a 25-meter outdoor swimming pool.
I was assigned the AA Suite, along with my roomie (Ana of anagonzales.com). It was spacious and classy. We were impressed the moment we walked into the room.
The suite features a huge bed good for 4 people, a flat-screen TV, a lounge chair and sitting desk, a wardrobe cabinet with hairdryer, and a bathroom with hot & cold shower. The room comes with a pitcher of water, towels, and complementary toiletries.
Aside from these, there are also clothing racks inside and outside the balcony, which I appreciated. We’d already in Bicol for almost a week and I had a lot of wet clothes I’d like to try. I hope this becomes a standard with other hotels.
We also have a balcony with outdoor seats, though since the suite is located at the end of the hallway, it only has a peripheral view of the pool.
The room was very comfortable. I had no complaints with it whatsoever. However, some of my co-bloggers were assigned to twin-bed rooms that have a bathroom with no door, only a curtain. I can only imagine how uncomfortable that would be. Seeing as Siama Hotel is a high-end hotel, I hope they reconsider their bathroom designs in the future.
Of course the highlight of our stay is the pool, which has a lounge bed and an outdoor hammock tied to coconut trees. It was picture-perfect.
For anyone planning to stay at Siama Hotel, I suggest bringing your best swimsuits because you won’t get tired taking pictures in the pool. I only brought my bikini top and paired it with swimming shorts, and I wish I’d packed something else instead. Nonetheless, I had a good time with everyone else!
The food offered in Siama Hotel is one of the best I’ve had during our trip. Our group used the function room since there were many of us. On the night of our arrival, we had an amazing buffet dinner. The lightning and decor was classy, the food was delish. I particularly liked the scallops in coconut milk.
The breakfast buffet the next day was just as good. Unlimited coffee was a bonus, too.
I had a lovely time at Siama Hotel. Our accommodation and food were great!
My only complaint about our stay was the internet connection. Mobile data was unreliable and the hotel’s wifi only worked outdoors. I had to go out the balcony to connect and even then it would get spotty at times. You might want to consider this if you need to be online all the time. Otherwise it’s a good opportunity to disconnect and enjoy a staycation during your stay in Sorsogon.
Siama Hotel rates are a bit pricy, but in my opinion it’s worth the splurge. It’s a good option for families or couples looking for a romantic hotel in Sorsogon. It’s also a decent home base for those who are exploring the tourist spots within and just outside the city.
How to get here
Siama Hotel is located in Sitio San Lorenzo in Sorsogon City. It’s about 10-15 minutes away from the city center, depending on traffic.
If you’re coming from the airport or bus terminal, the easiest way to get here is by availing of their shuttle service, at additional cost.
Book your stay at Siama Hotel
Siama Hotel offers various rooms, starting from superior rooms (single to double occupancy) to bunk-bed rooms (up to six people) or family rooms (up to four people). Suites are also available for those who’d like an upgrade. You can specify whether you want pool access, pool view, or garden view.
All rooms come with complimentary breakfast.
Rooms start at P6000+. Book your stay at Siama Hotel via Agoda.
Disclaimer: My stay was provided for free c/o TPB’s Exciting Bicol Trip. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own.
Have you been to Siama Hotel in Sorsogon? What was your experience? Let us know in the comments section below!
What to read next:
Here are our guides about Sorsogon:
- Travel Guide to Sorsogon
- Sorsogon Tourist Spots + Things to Do
- Island Hopping in Matnog, Sorsogon
- Whale Shark Watching in Donsol, Sorsogon
- Buhatan River Cruise in Sorsogon
- Bulusan Lake in Sorsogon
- Zoe’s Resort and Eco Adventure Park
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Katherine Cortes is a long-time backpacker and a freelance writer/editor. She likes beaches, snorkeling trips, and relaxing staycations (preferably with bath tubs!).