Places to stay Cebu

Being a densely populated island in the Philippines next to Manila, Cebu is one of the busiest and liveliest cities within the country with lots of tourists arriving from time to time. With such demand, finding a place to stay is easy as finding a taxi in this Queen City of the South. If you want pure luxury, beachfront hotels and serenity, head out to Mactan Island where most of the luxurious 5-star resort hotels are located with most hotels having their own private island or a great oceanfront view of the Mactan Sea. But if you want to be in the center of the busy, fun-filled, crowded city then go ahead and book a hotel within Cebu City wherein a lot of hotels that suits different budgets can be found within the city.

Top End - Mactan City

Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa - Only 15-minute drive from the airport is Shangri-La Mactan which is a five-star luxury resort which is under the famous Shangri-La Group of Hotels. A three-year renovation program has just been completed recently with its total of 537 guestrooms and suites. The newly-renovated hotel rooms have a sleek design which used indigenous materials like abaca,capiz, banana leaf and rattan and has its own balcony which provides a great view of the Mactan Sea. The hotel is composed of two wings which is the Main Wing and Ocean Wing. Aside from the private balcony, each room is equipped with modern amenities like an LCD TV, private toilet and bath, plush cotton towels and exclusive Shangri-La toiletries, dual-line telephones and a complimentary broadband internet access. Other hotel facilities include an indoor playground, a complete entertainment hub with arcades and karaoke rooms, spa and an outdoor pool.

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Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan - A luxury hotel and casino in the Queen City of the South and is just a stone's throw away from the airport terminal. The Waterfront Hotel Group currently has 2 branches in Cebu with the other located in Cebu City. This hotel has a total of 167 soundproof deluxe rooms, villas and suites. All the guestrooms here are complete with modern amenities like Cable TV, safety deposit box, mini-bar, refrigerator, IDD phone connection and a 24 hour room service. Facilities include a swimming pool, fitness gym and health spa, business center and a restaurant.

Abaca Boutique Resort - A luxury boutique-style oceanfront resort that offers tranquility and privacy in their tropical-style suites and villas. Abaca Boutique Resort only has a total of nine rooms which consists of six deluxe suites and three large villas with classic, ethnic touches and makes use of native materials like warm dark woods and natural stones. Each suite and villa have their own private terrace wherein they can get a panoramic view of the ocean and an oversized spa-style bathroom. Suites personal space ranges from 65-75 square meters and equipped with modern amenities like a 24 hour butler service, wireless high speed internet access, LCD TV, mini-bar, king-sized bed and luxury linens. A villa on the other hand has almost the same amenities like a suite but has a bigger personal space which ranges from 110-120 square meters and has a 24 inch Apple IMAC PC with both wired and wireless high speed internet access. A restaurant and a spa are also available within the site.

Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort - A tropical style luxurious beach resort is Maribago Bluewater. There are three room types in this resort namely: Royal Bungalow, Amuma Spa Suites and deluxe rooms. Each guestroom is equipped with modern amenities like cable TV, mini-bar, private shower and bathtub and your own private verandah. The Amuma Spa Suites have coffeee and tea services available while the Royal Bungalow has a separate living room. Aside from in-room dining, Maribago has a total of seven restaurant and bars combined within the vicinity. Other facilities are a spa, fitness gym, two outdoor swimming pool and a man-made island which is a perfect place fir having a beach party or other fun events.

Plantation Bay Resort and Spa - This hotel which opened in late 1996 got its name from its elegant colonial-plantation architecture. It is set in 11.4 hectares and has one of the biggest private-owned waterways in the world. Plantation Bay promises a stay that will make you feel like you're in a private estate. Each guestroom has a personal space of 46 square meters and furnished with decorations like oil paintings and plantation-style furnitures. Every room is also equipped with amenities like cable TV, mini-bar, electronic safety deposit box, airconditioning and spacious bathrooms with a private shower and bathtub, hair dryer and an extension phone. Four different types of restaurant are available onsite which showcases different local and international cuisines and open dinner buffets with different themes are held every night. Other hotel facilities include a spa, fitness room, game room and three freshwater pools.

Movenpick Resort and Spa Cebu - A five-star hotel in Mactan Island which is only 10 minutes away from the airport is Movenpick Resort and Spa Cebu which is under the popular Movenpick Hotels and Resorts chain. This hotel has a total of 241 well-appointed guestrooms which is divided into six categories: Deluxe, Deluxe Ocean, Family Room, Suite, Suite with 2 bedrooms and a Presidential Suite which is located on the top floor of the resort and has 130 square meter of personal space. All guestrooms have airconditioning, private balcony and complimentary high speed internet access. It is also equipped with modern amenities like private shower with separate bathtub, cable TV with DVD player, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, mini-bar, coffee/tea maker, safety deposit box and a sitting area. It also has four conference rooms which are perfect for events like weddings, meetings and the like. The Presidential Suite on the other hand, can also be used for private gatherings. For dining and drinking, the hotel has five restaurants and bar/lounge onsite including the poolbar. Other facilities include a gym, outdoor swimming pool, spa and your own private beach.

Mid-range and Budget - Mactan Island

The Bellavista Hotel - With its refurbishment completed just last 2009, The Bellavista Hotel offers its guests more updated rooms and restaurants and more free wifi hotspots. It is conveniently located in Midtown Mactan and perfect for business or budget-minded travelers if you want to stay within the area but not really willing to spend on the luxury hotels. It has a total of 44 rooms and 4 suites and each is equipped with amenities like private toilet and bath, mini-bar, cable TV, IDD/NDD phones, airconditioning and hairdryer. Complimentary buffet breakfast is also included as well as free airport transfers. For dining and drinking, they have three outlets available namely: Cupola Lounge, Hayahay Lounge and 1565 Cafe. Other hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a function room.

Be Resorts Mactan This boutique hotel has a total of 161 guestrooms and is conveniently located in Punta Engano,Mactan which is just minutes away from the airport. With its inviting beachfront location, BE Resorts Mactan promises you that perfect tropical getaway. Each guestroom is equipped with modern amenities like climate-controlled airconditioning, refrigerator, complimentary daily bottled water, LCD cable TV and chiropractic-approved mattresses. Complimentary breakfast is also available to its guests. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, recreation room, restaurant and a beach bar.

Costabella Beach Resort Another beachfront hotel located in Mactan Island is Costabella Beach Resort. The guestrooms in this resort hotel are classified into several categories, from deluxe rooms to family suites. All the guestrooms are air-conditioned and room rates are inclusive of breakfast. Each room is also equipped with modern amenities like cable TV, private toilet and bath, refrigerator and a mini-bar. They also have a conference room and ballroom for special events and other facilities include a restaurant and bar, spa, and an outdoor swimming pool.

Cebu Marine Beach Resort - A budget beachfront hotel within Mactan that can be an alternative to all those five-star hotels within the area. The cottages have a native Filipino design and also used indigenous materials like bamboo, abaca, etc. It has a total of 26 guestrooms which is composed of 2 standard rooms, 2 deluxe rooms, 2 suites and 2 private apartelles. All the rooms are equipped with amenities like airconditioning, idd/ndd telephone, TV and a private bathroom with hot and cold shower. Both suites and private apartelle have their own private verandah while the latter also have its own kitchen area. Facilities include a business center, restaurant and bar, an outdoor swimming pool, gift shop and its own dive shop.

Goldberry Suites and Hotel - Located in President ML Quezon National Highway in Mactan City, this hotel is only 5 minutes away from Mactan International Airport and also provides free transport to and from the airport. Rooms here are divided into five groups: Studio, Standard, Deluxe, Suite and Penthouse. Room amenities include complimentary bottled water and coffee sets, high speed internet connection, idd/ndd telephone, LCD TV with cable, mini-bar and an electronic safe. other facilities are a cafe, business center, gift shop, spa and a conference room.

Top End - Cebu City

Marriott Cebu City - A hotel with a very convenient location, just beside the Ayala Mall which is one of the biggest shopping and dining area in Cebu and only 10 minutes from Cebu International Convention Center. This 12-floor hotel has a total of 278 deluxe rooms and 23 suites plus 8 meeting rooms. Each room can either have a mountain or harbour view and features amenities like complimentary wireless high speed internet access, in-room safe, a separate work area, iron and ironing board, mini-bar and a plush bed.  It's restaurant Garden Cafe by the Marriott is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner while their Pool Bar is only open for lunch and dinner. The hotel's lobby bar provides nightly entertainment from Wednesdays to Saturdays. Hotel facilities includes an outdoor swimming pool, kid's swimming pool, fitness area, sauna and a spa.

Quest Hotel and Conference Center Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City 402-5999 email: [email protected] – One of the newest and biggest hotel in Cebu City is Quest Hotel. It is conveniently located just across the Ayala Mall but guests should be extra careful when crossing the road because there is no pedestrian lane within the said area. Aside from the said disadvantage, this hotel is close to perfection. It has a total of 427 well-appointed fully air-conditioned rooms classified into different types namely: deluxe, premium deluxe, corporate suite and junior suite. Each room includes modern amenities like a safety deposit box, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower, hairdryer, coffee and tea maker, mini bar, satellite TV and a complimentary Wifi internet access. Guests can also choose to include buffet breakfast in their rates. Quest Hotel’s breakfast buffet spread is impressive and worth the extra pesos. There are also 10 function rooms within the hotel for personal and business events while other hotel facilities include a swimming pool, business center, coffeeshop and a bar/lounge.

Harold’s Hotel Gorordo Avenue corner Rosal St. Lahug, Cebu City 505-7777 – Not to be mistaken as the famous department in London because they share exactly the same font style and color, is Harold’s Hotel in Cebu. Harold’s is located in Gorordo Avenue and approximately a 20-30 minute drive from the airport. This hotel offers 90 fully-appointed guestrooms, consisting of 36 superior rooms, 45 deluxe rooms and 9 deluxe suites. Each room is equipped with modern amenities like airconditioning, cable LCD TV, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower, safety deposit box, hairdryer and coffee & tea maker. Complimentary wifi internet access, mini bar and buffet breakfast is also included in the rates. Other hotel facilities include a fitness center, business center, restaurant, lounge, a roof deck and several function rooms.

Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu This hotel, which is under the popular Radisson Blu Hotels, is located on Osmena Boulevard in Cebu City, only a 10-minute walk from the ferry port and a 30-minute drive from the Mactan International Airport. This luxury hotel has a total of 400 guestrooms and suites, each is furnished with modern amenities like an Ipod docking entertainment system with alarm clock, 36 inch LCD TV with cable channels, and a complimentary wireless high-speed internet access. Other room features include a coffee/tea maker, hairdryer, electronic safe, a spacious work area, iron and ironing board, plush bed and pillows, and a mini-bar. It has three food and beverage outlets which serves international dishes. Other hotel facilities includes a spa, an outdoor swimming pool, business center, fitness center, and a club lounge.

Marco Polo Plaza What makes this business hotel is that it is situated at an altitude of 600 feet at the popular Nivel Hills which provides a great scenic backdrop for its guests. This luxury 5-star hotel houses 329 spacious and well-appointed guestrooms and suites. Each guestroom features modern amenities like complimentary broadband internet access, 32 inch LCD TV with cable channels, coffee/tea maker, mini-bar, in-room safe and electronic locks. For dining and drinking, the hotel currently has three restaurants and a lobby lounge which provides great panoramic views. It also has a couple of meeting venues and a grand ballroom for events like weddings, birthday parties, etc. Other hotel facilities are an outdoor swimming pool, children's swimming pool, health club, fitness center and a sauna.

Cebu Parklane International Hotel - Located right along the corner of Archbishop Reyes Avenue and Escario Street in Cebu City is Cebu Parklane International Hotel. The hotel features 241 well-appointed guestrooms and suites which are equipped with full modern amenities to complement the traveler's need. Amenities included are cable TV, complimentary internet access, mini-bar, refrigerator, idd/ndd telephone, coffee/tea maker, safety deposit box, hairdryer and an alarm clock. Rates are also inclusive of complimentary buffet breakfast good for 2 persons. The hotel has four food and beverage outlets available which includes two restaurants, Piano bar and cigar lounge and a poolside bar. Other hotel facilities includes several function rooms, outdoor swimming pool, spa and a fitness gym.

Montebello Villa Hotel - This hotel boasts of being the only garden-themed hotel within Cebu City and is set on a beautiful four-hectare landscape. The hotel has five types of rooms available: deluxe, standard, apartelle, superior and executive suite. Amenities included in each room are 36 inch flat screen cable TV, airconditioning, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower, idd/ndd telephone and a mini-bar. The appartelle and executive suite has a separate living room area as well. For dining and drinking, the hotel has two restaurants and also offers poolside dining.

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Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino - Only 30 minutes away from Mactan International Airport is Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino. This hotel features 561 well-appointed guestrooms and suites which is divided into 11 categories and has an elegant design and equipped with amenities namely: Cable TV, idd/ndd telephones, mini-bar, safety deposit box, refrigerator, wifi internet access, 24-hour room service and a free shuttle to and from the malls. Complimentary breakfast is also included. The hotel has 10 food and beverage outlets for its guests dining and drinking pleasure and also has  a number of conference rooms that can be used for business meetings or special events like birthdays, weddings etc. Other facilities include a fitness gym, in-house massage and an outdoor swimming pool.

Mid-Range and Budget - Cebu City

Alpa City Suites - This hotel is situated along the border of Cebu and Mandaue cities and is located at the corner of Hernan Cortes and F.Cabahug streets in Cebu City which is near the ferry terminal, airport and most tourist spot. The hotel features studio-type suites which is categorized into four: Superior Suite-Twin, Deluxe Suite-Twin, Royal Suite-King and Executive Suite. All suites have airconditioning and is equipped with amenities like LCD Cable TV, complimentary wifi internet access, kitchenette, microwave oven, refrigerator, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower, hair dryer, idd telephone and complimentary bottled water. Other hotel facilities includes a cafe, business center, conference room and a shuttle service.

Hotel Pier Cuatro - A budget hotel perfect in Cebu City which is conveniently located near the sea port and only minutes away from SM City Cebu and other Cebu City attractions like Cebu International Convention Center and Fort San Pedro. The hotel offers a "simple yet functional" stay to its guests with simple architecture and furnishings. Rooms are classified into three categories: Standard, deluxe and Superior. Room amenities included are free wifi internet access, 24-hour room service, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower, cable TV and complimentary buffet breakfast. Other hotel facilities include a function room, conference room and a restaurant.

Diamond Suites and Residences - Strategically located right beside Cebu Business Park in Apitong, Corner Escario Street Cebu City. Diamond Suites Cebu has a total of 102 guestrooms which is divided into 85 Standard Rooms and 12 Delux Rooms. Each room is fully equipped with modern amenities including airconditioning, high speed internet access, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower, LCD TV, mini-bar, in-room safe, idd telephone and a separate workspace. They also have a separate 27 fully-furnished condominium units available for rent for long-staying guests. Other hotel facilities are a restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool, mini-gym and a business center.

Hotel Fortuna - A newly-built modern hotel in Cebu City that promises a homely vacation. It is located in Borromeo Street in Cebu City and near famous tourist attractions like the Sto.Nino church and Magellan's Cross. The hotel currently has 62 guestrooms which are all aircondtioned and features modern amenities including cable TV, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower, PABX telephone system and complimentary breakfast. Other hotel facilities are a restaurant, coffeeshop, bakeshop, conference room, grand ballroom, giftshop and complimentary internet access within the public areas.

Mango Park Hotel - A new six-storey boutique hotel which is conveniently located along General Maxilom Avenue in Cebu City, which is also near commercial establishments like SM City Cebu, Ayala Center and Robinson's Place. It features 48 guestrooms and suites which are all air-conditioned and equipped with amenities including idd/ndd telephone, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower, cable TV, refrigerator and safety deposit box. Other hotel facilities are: indoor swimming pool, free parking, restaurant, function rooms and wireless internet access in public areas.

Vacation Hotel Cebu - This hotel is a former family home belonging to one of Cebu's prominent families and is converted into a hotel. As its name implies, Vacation Hotel offers its guests, the same feeling and atmosphere of being in a home away from home with its limited number of rooms and by retaining its old features. It is classified into five different types of rooms and each is equipped with basic amenities including air-conditioning, mini-bar, cable TV, private toilet and bath with hot and cold shower and some rooms have their own balcony. Other hotel facilities are: outdoor swimming pool, coffeeshop, recreation area and a backyard garden for outdoor dining or functions.

Metro Park Hotel - A budget hotel in St.Lawrence St. Lahug, Cebu City, which is considered a quiet part of the city but still not that far away from commercial establishments and tourist attraction sites. Rooms are classified into seven types depending on your budget. All the rooms are air-condtioned and have basic amenities like cable TV, private toilet and bath with hot and cold water and refrigerator. Complimentary breakfast is included in the rates and can be taken within the hotel's restaurant. Other hotel facilities included are an outdoor swimming pool, function room and a coffeeshop.

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