Comfort and Convenience at 1A Express Hotel

1A Express Hotel is Cagayan de Oro’s newest addition to the budding hotel industry in the city. While there are dozens of places to stay in Cagayan de Oro available for travelers and visitors to choose from, 1A Express Hotel is definitely one place to highly consider for the following reasons.


1A Express Hotel is conveniently located in One Avenue Building (beside Magnum Radyo), CM Recto Sts. CDO. It is just few meters away from Centrio Mall, the soon to be opened SM Premier, Gaisano City & Gaisano mall. It is also just across a Wellness Spa for those who just had a long day probably adventuring or touring the city. It is next to the highway so looking for a ride to get you to where you want to go is not a hassle.


Cozy and Neat Rooms

The entire hotel is neat. No fancy stuff outside or on its hallways but the simplicity of the place is calming and beautiful. The interiors are attractive, the piece of art(s) displayed in specific areas are pose-worthy (hey instagrammers! You cannot miss the glorious chairs and the paintings! :D). The rooms nicely done and comfortable spacious bed is heaven! You can stay there the entire day!


Peace and Quite

Who doesn’t love a peaceful environment to stay especially when you are on a vacation or in a staycation mode? We love the fact that 1A Express Hotel despite being located along the busy highway of CM Recto, the rooms are spared from the vehicles’ noise outside, it’s really amazing that guests can have a peaceful time inside their room while everyone are hustling and bustling outside.


Fast and Reliable Internet Connection

With today’s fast-paced lifestyle and technology trend, Internet connection is among the priorities of hotel guests. For those travelling and working at the same time where Internet access is a prime concern, 1A Express Hotel gives you seriously fast and reliable Internet connection to ensure you are not behind your tasks. On a personal note, I finished watching the entire season of a one TV series during my stay at the hotel without getting annoyed of this “buffering” thing.


Food! Complimentary Breakfast

1A Express Hotel treats their guests to a hearty and delicious breakfast after a relaxing night’s rest. For the guests complimentary breakfast (2 per room), their menu consists of Beef Tapa, Chicken/Pork Tocino, Friend Chicken, or Pancakes. Each comes with a hot beverage either coffee or hot choco plus a glass of orange juice. We personally love the pancakes!

Friendly, Courteous Hotel Staff and Other Amenities

The friendly staff makes 1A Express Hotel guests feel instantly at home the moment they set foot inside the hotel. Express a warm welcome and greetings from the smiling staff at the reception making sure that your stay is convenient, comfortable, and worthwhile. They make sure that your room is tidy when you get back from your day’s business outside. Everyone is just accommodating and welcoming. Thank you ladies and gents for doing such a great job!

And oh! 1A Express Hotel is the first hotel in Cagayan de Oro to have a coin operated laundry station. So if you are a guest staying for a while, you don’t have to worry about running out of clothes to wear because the laundry station is just at the ground floor to conveniently accommodate the guests’ laundry at a minimal cost. Drop them off, put them in the machine and wait comfortably inside your room or at the lobby while browsing the net or chatting with your friends over social media.

These are just few of the reasons why we highly recommend 1A Express Hotel to visitors and travelers. Experience comfort and convenience when in Cagayan de Oro by choosing 1A Express Hotel as your temporary home. For bookings and reservations contact them at (088) 881 9527, +639176701239 or email at

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Big Bite 2017 – The Colors of Summer

Centrio Ayala Mall will ones again showcase the most delectable and probably the best foods in Northern Mindanao in an event dubbed as “Big Bite 2017 – The Colors of Summer“. The event will take place on March 31-April 2, 2017 around Centrio Mall.

Bigbite 2017

Apart from experiencing delicious foods by purchasing/dining at the designated area in the mall (last year, it was at the garden area) or food sampling, get also the chance to see and learn from the beautiful Carla Abellana as she showcase her cooking skills in a cooking demo on the opening day of this 3-day culinary delight.

Here are the highlights of the Big Bite 2017 Colors of Summer

March 31,2017
11:00 AM – Opening Ceremonies / Cutting of the largest Maja Blanca in Northern Mindanao
5:00 PM – Cooking Demo with Carla Abellena

April 1,2017
3:00 PM – The Big Meal: Presentation of the largest Bowl of Binignit in Northern Mindanao
5:00 PM – Largest Pineapple Crumble in Northern Mindanao by Mercedes Bakeshop

April 2,2017
4:00 PM Awarding of Best Dish of Bigbite 2017
5:00 PM The Largest Donut in Northern Mindanao by Dunkin Donuts

Definitely kick off your summer with savory and tasty foods! Mark your calendars and see you at Centrio Mall everyone!

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Newly Renovated Missy BonBon Reopened

Cagayan de Oro’s homegrown brand Missy BonBon reopened its doors to Kagay-anons after closing for several weeks with a much fresher and modern look last February 5, 2017.

So What’s new?

Spacious Dining Area – more tables and chairs to cater diners from breakfast to dinner. So whether you’re a large group or simply a company, Missy Bonbon got you covered! The modern interior is definitely a winner plus the lighting and fixtures are instagram worthy :D.! The new Missy Bonbon is very conducive for hangout and dining with family and friends.

Missy Bonbon CDO

Missy Bonbon CDO

Convenient Pastry Corner – The pasalubong and pastry area is now in an area a little away from the dining area. That means, it’s more convenient giving the customers more space to go around while choosing the pastries they want in their basket.

missy bonbon pastry shop

Updated Menu
Another reason to love the new Missy Bonbon is their updated and new extensive menu from breakfast to lunch to dinner! Check out some of the dishes in their menu.


missy bonbon breakfast

missy bonbon soup

missy bonbon chef salad

Gelatos and Cakes
Missy Bonbon Gelato

missy bonbon rainbow cake

Missy Bonbon Purple Yam Cake

Oreo Cheese Cake

double chocolate cake

Visit Missy Bon Bon – Main Branch at Rosario Drive Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City. Store is open daily from 07:00AM to 10:30PM.

Photo Credits: Missy Bonbon (with watermark)

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