This Pretty 4-Star Hotel was Named after a Super Typhoon

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The town of Tanauan in Leyte is home to a 4-star hotel with stellar facilities and services. Haiyan Hotel and Resort was named after the super typhoon that ravaged the province in 2013. The hotel and resort offer fun and relaxation for all ages, making it a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.


As the eye of super typhoon Haiyan hit Tacloban City in November 2013, thousands perished. To commemorate them, a restaurant named “Haiyan Foostop” was built in the town of Tanauan in 2014. It was named “Haiyan Foodstop.” This was the first-ever restaurant to have opened five months after the typhoon. It immediately garnered recognition from people who were very eager to dine out after recovering from the calamity.

The Transition

The success of Haiyan Foodstop led to its gradual expansion. A café, Coffee Surge, soon began operating next to it, offering not only coffee and tea but also delectable goods such as pancakes, waffles, burgers, and pizzas. In 2018, the cafe was further expanded into a hotel and resort, eventually opening its very own playhouse and convenience store. It provided almost everything that wasn’t very typical for a hotel in town.


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Haiyan Hotel’s rooms are categorized into Standard Room, Queen Room, King Room, Elite Room, Pool Side Room, Extension Room, and Dormitory. Price starts at P1,550 for two persons per night. Extra person is charged at P350 while additional bed is at P650. Big groups of 12 to 30 people may be accommodated in the dormitories (Dorms 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5).

My personal favorite is the Standard Room, which come with a veranda. Here, you can see the beauty of the hotel’s infinity pool, which illuminates beautifully at night.

8 Degrees Bar & Restaurant

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NOW OPEN 8° Bar from 4pm to 11pm

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8 Degrees Bar & Restaurant can be found at the third floor. Just like Haiyan Foodstop, it provides al fresco dining. It offers different types of Oriental cuisine, and a Kid’s menu (great for picky-eaters) that consists of chicken lollipop, pancake, hotdog waffle, carbonara, French fries, and mojos. It costs P160-P170/kid with drinks, free drawing/ coloring sheet, and a balloon.

If you want to unwind in a neighborly hotel with superb dining and exceptional hotel service, then Haiyan Hotel and Restaurant should be your next stop.

How to get there

The hotel is accessible in about 30 minutes from the city by car. It is conveniently located along the road, so commuting via public vehicle is also fairly easy.

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