Seda Capitol Central (Seda Hotel Bacolod)
Traveling with the family has its own requirements, especially if you have young kids. You want a hotel that is clean, secure, convenient, accessible, and of course, easy on the budget. One of the Bacolod hotels that fit these criteria is Seda Capitol Central (Seda Hotel Bacolod).
Note: A blog collaboration
Seda Capitol Central Location
When you travel with kids, you look for the accommodation with the most central location. Among Bacolod hotels, I think one that has the best location is Seda Capitol Central (Seda Hotel Bacolod). We had an overnight stay here with our little family.
From its name, you will know that it is located in central Bacolod City. It is along Lacson Street, just across the capitol lagoon, which is a favorite hangout of Bacolod residents.
Furthermore, it is just a walking distance away from among the best homegrown Bacolod restaurants. There are also lots of fast food chains around the area and just a few kilometers away from the major malls of the city.
Seda Hotel Bacolod is about a 20-minute drive away from the Bacolod-Silay International Airport. Hotel shuttle service is offered at P700 per vehicle per trip.
Lobby | Common Area
The courtyard of Seda Capitol Central is not very expansive or fancy. They just made the most of the space. There is an island of plants in front of the entrance in order for cars to make a turn after dropping passengers at the main door.
The lobby though, has quite some room and is kind of separated from the reception area. The area in front of the receptionist is quite spacious, so there would still be some room to move around even if a bus load of tourists are unloaded at the same time.
However, you will have to pass by the receptionist before you reach the elevators. So if there lots of guests checking in you, you will just have to go around the people.
Seda Bacolod Hotel used predominantly muted colors. From the darker earth tones on the exterior to lighter complementing nude colors inside, the hotel exudes a quiet and minimalist elegance. Even the wall frames are black and white or sepia photos, consisting mainly of close up shots of Bacolod tourist destinations or Negrense handicrafts.
Room | Bathroom | Toiletries
Our family of four, two grown ups and two young kids ages 9 and 5, stayed in the deluxe room of Seda Capitol Cental. The exact floor area is 25 sq. meters, which was ample. It was not very big, but not cramped at all. It had space for two twin beds, a bedside table, desk, office chair, luggage rack, mini bar with refrigerator, and an ample closet.
A bed is very important for me because of my back problems, and thankfully, Seda used a good quality mattress. The kids spent a lot of time on the bed, lying down while watching TV and playing with their toys. Yep, we had to bring toys. They are kids and they need the diversion.
The mini bar was stacked, but consummables are charged separately. There is free coffee, tea, and bottled water, compliments of the hotel. And oh, you know what their welcome gift is? A cute box of truffles plus a personal note from the hotel manager! I love it!
The bathroom is also well lighted and roomy. The toiletries called Sasy n Savy are of good quality and smell so good. The kids were especially raving about the minty shampoo with conditioner. Though for Dindin’s long fine hair, we needed to use a separate hair conditioner. And of course, she had to use her Cacai Detangler brush, as always.
What’s provided when we went inside the room are the toiletries, a bath robe, bath towels, and two really comfortable slippers. There’s the standard electric kettle and hair dryer. The towels and robe may be brought to the pool area if you are going swimming, but you have to bring them back to room for accounting. You may request for another robe or other things, like an iron, from the housekeeping.
By the way, our room was on the side facing the South Capitol Road. When we parted the curtains, we had a good view of the Capitol Lagoon and Park.
Here is a complete list of the in-room facilities of Seda Hotel Bacolod’s deluxe room. It’s the room where our family stayed.
- 40-inch LED HDTV with cable connection
- Media panel with HDMI, USB, and audio-visual connectivity
- IDD phone with iPod dock, alarm clock, and FM radio
- Complimentary wifi and internet access
- Mini bar
- Coffee and tea making facilities
- Executive desk
- Safety deposit box
- Iron and ironing board (upon request)
Seda Hotel Bacolod Amenities
The following are the amenities at Seda Capitol Central.
- Misto Restaurant on the ground floor
- Straight-Up Roof Deck Bar
- Function rooms
- Parking lot
- Swimming pool
The pool is very important for us because the kids really love to spend time swimming. Aside from being occasional unicorns, they transform into mermaids when they hit the water.
It is like a must that we make time for swimming whenever the family is billeted in a hotel with a pool. The Seda swimming pool is a no-nonsense rectangular pool that is divided into two areas. The small part is the kiddie pool, which is just two-feet deep. The big pool is four feet deep. You cannot dive in but you can certainly do some laps.
Swimming for Kids
Our kids really enjoy swimming. That is why we always look for a hotel with a pool. And then we spare some time for them to swim. That is exactly what we did upon checking in during Shane’s 5th birthday. After we stashed our stuff in the room, we immediately went swimming.
For an overnight stay, we try to spare at least an hour each day for the two-day stay just so they have time at the pool.
When they are not swimming, the kids need to play some more. That is why toys are in order.
Here are the hotel services offered at Seda Capitol Central.
- Airport and city transfers – P700 per vehicle per trip to the Bacolod-Silay International Airport and vice versa
- In-room dining service
- In-room massage service
- Laundry and dry cleaning
- Complimentary high-speed internet powered by Globe Telecom
Seda Capitol Central is a nice and modern hotel. It may not be opulent, but it is simple, elegant, and very comfortable. But one thing that really makes them notable is their staff. They have very warm and accommodating personnel, from the front office, to the concierge, waiters, pool attendants, and pretty much every one we have encountered. This includes their housekeeping. They are very helpful, too.
Even the waiters who were so busy scurrying for the breakfast menu were polite and pleasant. While this is a blog collaboration, we did not get preferential treatment because it’s not like everyone at the hotel knows I am there. It’s not like a media or bloggers’ day. But still, their staff are well-trained and very hospitable.
Seda Bacolod Room Rates
For walk in clients, the average rate for a deluxe room at Seda Capitol Central is PhP7,000 or approximately US$130 per night. Promo rates could go as low as PhP4,500 or approximately US$85. But during rainy days, like in August, the rates can drop to as low as PhP3,500, which is only about US$66 only. The overnight stay includes a buffet breakfast for two (2) adults.
Seda Capitol Central has a total of 137 Deluxe Rooms, 16 Premier Rooms, and a suite. Book at room at Seda Capitol Central Bacolod on this link.
The entire hotel has high-speed internet connection powered by Globe Telecom, their sister company. You will just have to ask for the password from the front desk. If you are a hotel guest, passwords will be handed upon check in.
Their internet is soooo fast. If it was not a staycation for us, I would have kept working just to take advantage of the fast connection. When I went home, I wanted to cry because I realized how slow my connection is. boohoohoo 🙁
Food | Seda Breakfast Buffet
The breakfast buffet at Seda Capitol Central is free for hotel guests (up to two adults per room). Regular price is P699 per person. Children six years old and below are free. Meanwhile, children from 7 to 12 years old are charged half.
There is enough variety of food served for breakfast at the Misto Restaurant. I think there were more than 30 varieties there. We enjoyed the Filipino breakfast of fried rice and several kinds of cured meats like longganisa, tocino, and many others.
Except for scrambled eggs, the rest, however, would have to be ordered from the waiter. They do not not have an omelet station as part of the buffet table.
Additionally, they have salads, breads, cereals, as well as local fare, or what we call sud-an, like adobo, humba, laswa (vegetable stew), and the like. Some people I talked to do not like these Pinoy dishes section, saying that they seem to be out of place. May take is that, you will never know what cravings people have and so these dishes add to the variety. You can always just choose what you like.
We have attended several functions at Seda Hotel Bacolod and the food has been pretty good. However, I cannot comment about their ala carte meals at the restaurant as we have not dined there in this set up.
Find Seda Capitol Central on the map.
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