Molo Plaza and Church | Things to do in Iloilo City-Iloilo
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|Address:||Brgy. Molo,, Iloilo City, Iloilo|
Right across the town church is the grand Molo Mansion built in the 1920s. To save the structure from deteriorating, it has been restored and turned into a heritage museum. It now houses crafts and arts by the Ilonggos, and tourists can conveniently shop at a cultural retail store by the lobby.
At the backyard, one could find a sweet spot for sweet organic treats! Table Matters sell artisanal ice cream made from blue ternate and also a variety of coolers—a perfect break from touring around the district of Molo.
The battle of the best batchoy in Iloilo is endless; however, many locals seem to agree that Netong’s is on the running to be number one. With its buto-buto broth slow cooked for hours, fresh meat and offals, bone marrow infused with guinamos or shrimp paste, crushed chicharon, garlic, egg noodles, it comes to no surprise that a steaming bowl of Netong's batchoy is one of the most sought-after Ilonggo guilty pleasures. From starting out as a humble stall in Lapaz Market, Netong’s has established another branch in the commercial district of Atria, giving more local and foreign foodies easy access to a bowl of Iloilo pride.
A Batchoy foodtrip in Iloilo wouldn't be complete without a visit to Lars Buko Batchoy near the Mandurriao Public Market. While a bowl of this soup usually tastes really sinful (with all the fatty but succulent components in it), this diner offers a fresher, lighter take on the Ilonggo favorite. Served in a coconut shell, the broth tastes sweet without being overpowering. It complements well with its perennial partner, the Puto Manapla. Other bestsellers on their menu include the Buko Pancit Molo, Buko Lomi, and Buko Burger.
Where to stay
Strategically located at Molo, Iloilo City, this hotel is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay.
Experience the amazing transition upon entering Urban Sands. The threshold features wood flooring lined with sand-colored pebbles and a beautiful landscape. To the left is a bar that caters to guests and the public, raised high and mighty with wood-inspired accents and delicate interiors. To the right is another crafted transition, spotless white tiles that house the front desk. The hall leading to the pool is lined with artworks of Ilonggo artists. Further, exposed in all its glory, is the core of Urban Sands: the rooms, the pool, and a new enchanting realm.
Urban Sands has comfortable rooms, three of which house a queen bed in every room, two with two semi-double beds, and another two with one king bed each. All rooms are located at the poolside – it’s undeniably better than being in a hotel saturated with rooms and hallways. At Urban Sands, you’re closer to nature. Revel on the milieu of the beach, the fine landscaped space, the smell of fresh air, and the cool calm that evidently soothes the soul. The room dimensions vary around 15 to 16 square meter or 18 to 19, terrace included. All rooms are fully air conditioned and equipped with the following: high quality beds with padding and comforters, bathroom with hot and cold shower, telephone, a refrigerator with mini bar and snacks, and a 32 inch LED television with cable connection and USB port. To the working population, Urban Sands is a haven because of its 24/7 WiFi/Internet access.
Urban Sands is all about fun and enjoyment. Enjoy a well-designed pool perfect for the morning stroke or late night swim. Guests are welcome to enjoy the pool while having a bountiful breakfast or luxurious dinner. The Kiddie pool is located in the far end of the pool, perfect also for a family swim. Moreover, the Business Center is also conducive for group meetings and for those working as a group. The bar and restaurant serve palatable dishes and savvy beverages. You can even request for a blissful full body massage; either in the convenience of your rooms or at the reflective shimmering of cool water at the poolside. All in all, Urban Sands is dedicated in giving all that valued guests could ask for. Truly, and intimately, Urban Sands is a paradise in the city.
La Fiesta Hotel is the laboratory Hotel of St. Therese - MTC Colleges which provides services to its highly satisfied customers and also provides quality training programs to its practicum students with the passion to learn hospitality, knowledge and skills in pursuance of the needs and developmental goals of the local and national community.
Getting there and around
Brgy. Molo,, Iloilo City, IloiloGet directions