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Driggs Pension House, a GenSan Hotel in the suburbs

The first time Bariles visited Driggs Pension House, a GenSan Hotel in the suburbs of the Tuna Capital, he could not believe what he saw.  As its name itself suggests, a Pension House is basically a teeny-weeny  nondescript version of a hotel and so that was what he was looking forward to see when he accepted an invitation to grace its grand opening!

Lo and behold!  He was amazed at the sight of what greeted him when he drove over to Driggs Pension House‘s suburbs address at Eve’s Street, Paradise Subdivision, Aparente Avenue, City Heights… right at the center of one of GenSan’s residential areas.

Driggs Pension House basically is a villa type of hotel and its name is actually a misnomer! It has 19 well-appointed rooms distributed in its two floors!  Its location is good for those who want some peace and quiet since it is located inside a subdivision and therefore, guests could hardly hear the sound of traffic along the main road of City Heights.

The exteriors of Driggs Pension House is impressive but Bariles was more excited about how the rooms look.  Here is what he found out in this new GenSan hotel…

Below is their nicely-decorated Family Room painted in relaxing earth colors.   This one costs only P1,750 inclusive of two breakfasts!  Hey! That’s very affordable, don’t you think? And the room is quite large and has an extra sofa for hotel occupants and their guests.

Bariles checked their DeLuxe room which has two beds and costs only P950!   So cheap considering that it comes with a free breakfast too!

Lastly, Bariles took a look at their Standard Rooms, equipped with a Queen-sized bed each,  and costing only P750 a night inclusive of one free breakfast!!!  Here is how it looks below…

And what’s more – all these air-conditioned rooms have hot & cold showers,  PABX Telephone system, LCD Flat screen-wall mounted Televisions with cable programming and FREE WIFI, which is a must among GenSan hotels these days!

It is also safe and secured since Driggs Pension House has its own CCTV Security System  extending to its ample parking lot and a couple of security men on guard.  One thing more is its neighborhood which is basically very quiet but very near the main road where one can just flag a tricycle or jeepney to take him downtown.

It may be in the suburbs but it’s easily reachable by tricycle or jeepney (look for those with PUROK MALAKAS signages).

For room reservations, you may contact Driggs Pension House at +63 (83) 553-0088 or 0917-3089731.  You may also email  this new GenSan hotel at By the way, it is owned by the very young and goodlooking Dr. Rudy Salangasang Jr. so you know you’re in good hands when checking in. 🙂



Here’s Driggs Pension House on Google Maps.

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About Avel Manansala

Avel Manansala aka Bariles, is a native of a bustling city down south of Mindanao Island. He is a consultant on Blogging, Social Media, and Marketing . He is co-founder and head of the SoCCSkSarGen Bloggers and manager of Google Business Group (GBG)- General Santos. You may add him to your circles on G+ - If you need more info on any of these fields, please leave him a message.

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  1. dong ho says:

    a really good option. thanks for sharing.

  2. elvi rojas says:

    nice one…tnx avel 4 d info…god bless!

  3. sweet says:

    parang gusto ko mag stay dito…. =)

  4. fahdingding says:

    A misnomer indeed! Pa humble effect taraw (Har har har!)… But I think, with it’s “not so cheap” amenities, it deserves to be classified as a HOTEL (a micro hotel at that)… And changing the name from Driggs Pension House to DRIGGS HOTEL makes good business sense…

    Pashare kuya sa SCC… Photos only with citation…
    Thanks po! God Bless you and More Power…


  5. Rade says:

    This is really cool. thanks for the info.

  6. Toinks says:

    Impressive ang exterior. May restaurant po ba sila?

  7. mer says:

    nice…hinay hinay na ka develop ang heights..naa pjud tong kang pacman nga mahal na ang lote dri dapita..yeah..hehe

  8. nice A says:

    Cool! I’ll recommend this place to friends visiting Gensan.

  9. White Knight says:

    The place is really cool, superb amenities and the rate is very reasonable at may free breakfast pa, talo nya pa ang GOHotels ng Manila. Hope Dr. Salangsang will maintain its competitive room rates to the masses.

  10. Dangem says:

    Hahaha LoL ang price nya pang Hotel na.Hindi sya cheap. Expensive sya hehehe… Agree ako na Dapat DRIGGS HOTEL ang pangalan nila.

  11. Dangem says:

    May iba pa ba kayo alam something like Princefield pension.. ang layo kasi nun from the city.

  12. mitchelle says:

    I heard maganda din daw ung Le Grand Suites.. bago din nd affordable pa.. tabi ng Mindanao Medical Center! sobrang ganda ng service 🙂

  13. fahdingding says:

    Yes… sa may Mabuhay ROAD…

  14. Jen says:

    hi, would like to ask if this is located at downtown area or with the business district of gsc?ty

  15. bariles says:

    @jen, i just embedded the Google Map of Driggs. Check it out. Thanks.

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