The first thing I need to set straight about this hotel is that it is NOT in Legazpi city.
It is close to Legazpi, but it is a long jeepney ride to Legazpi itself.
Legazpi offers lots of restaurants and malls and is a nice place to stay. FJ Manila Hotel offers an affordable place close enough to enjoy all that.
The standard rooms are just right and for those looking for a little more space there are rooms with a entresol with a dining set and coffee and tea making facilities.
The hotel is clean and tidy, the long stairs to the reception area does look intimidating though
There is on site parking which means that you vehicle is next to the main road, which is a busy road. That brings me to the other downside of the hotel: traffic noise. There is a lot of traffic noise, day and night.
The roof terrace could be used more wisely, now it is a mismatch of half finishes buildings and a gazebo for breakfast. But it does offer a nice view on mount Mayon.
But for that view you do not have to book this hotel, that volcano is to be seen from anywhere in Legazpi, specially from the Starbucks in Ayala Mall.
FJ Manila Hotel is a nice hotel for a short stay. There is free wifi in the rooms
- nice clean rooms
- lots of amenities
- good mattresses and pillows
- plenty of towels
- good price quality balance
- traffic noise
- a little too far away from Legazpi City
- no real parking space
- lots of stairs to climb to enter