I've been to Bacolod twice before but arrived by road each time and only stayed one night in transit. This time will be coming direct from Europe next month by plane, arriving Manila 11pm, getting the first flight down next morning at about 5am. In these circumstances I'll want to take a direct taxi and not mess about with shared transport. How much is the taxi fare at the moment? the first few days into a 118 day in the Philippines, I decided I wanted to stay somewhere with a pool, this place looks like good value Circle Inn Circle Inn Bacolod - Official Hotel Website 1080 pesos for an aircon room with cable tv, in a hotel that has a pool. Not bad. I've spoken to them on the phone already and they'll do an early check in on the day I arrive in the week after that big Bacolod festival thing, has finished. Has anyone ever stayed at this place? is there a decent Chinese restaurant in Bacolod, not in a mall, that anyone could recommend? Any other genuinely good restaurants anybody knows about? I'll be staying five days before heading on to Cebu, so I might as well get an extension early on. What is the Bacolod BoI office like and how long does it take.