Cebu is considered as one of the top tourist destinations in the country. In fact, figures from the Department of Tourism showed that visitor arrivals in the province reached 84,200 for the month of January alone. While this huge figure can be attributed to the Sinulog, it cannot be denied that Cebu City is a major tourist destination in the archipelago. With this in mind, we came up with a list of 5 affordable hotels visitors may want to consider when they come to the Queen City of the South.
Hotel Pier Cuatro
Hotel Pier Cuatro is a budget hotel located at the North Reclamation Area, Cebu City. It is located close to the port area making it accessible to visitors who may want to take a fast craft going to the different islands in the archipelago. The newly-opened Robinson’s Galleria Cebu is located just a few steps away from the hotel while SM City Cebu is one ride away. Room rates start at PHP 980 for the Standard Room, PHP 1,280 for the Deluxe Room and PHP 1,580 for the Superior Room. The rates include free buffet breakfast. Aside from free wireless internet access, the Café Quattro also offers delectable dishes to satisfy the appetite of the guests of the hotel. The Mezzanine Music Lounge also gives guests the chance to sing their hearts away.
Majority of guests who stayed at the Hotel Pier Cuatro gave it either an “excellent” or “very good” rating on tripadvisor.com. Its close proximity to a major mall was one of the major advantages of Hotel Pier Cuatro along with the friendly staff. Guests said the hotel is ideal for people who want to be close to the port.
Robe’s Pension House
Robe’s Pension House is a newly-opened pension house located along R. Landon Street, Cebu City. It offers budget-friendly accommodations to business and leisure visitors to the Queen City of the South. The pension house is located within close proximity to major tourist spots, landmarks and universities of Cebu City. Room rates start at PHP 700 for the Standard Room and PHP 800 for the Deluxe Room.
A good number of guests of Robe’s Pension House gave it an “excellent” or “very good” rating on tripadvisor.com. The guests admired the cleanliness of the rooms and courtesy of the staff. But, one thing they pointed out was the absence of an elevator, which would make it a struggle for those with weak knees to go up to the third floor. Despite this, some guests said they will stay at Robe’s Pension House if they come back to Cebu.
Red Planet Cebu
Red Planet Cebu is a value hotel located across Ayala Center Cebu. The hotel is a part of the Red Planet Hotels Limited group based in Bangkok, Thailand. The hotel focuses on the things important to their guests: location, value and cleanliness. Room rates are determined by the date of stay of the guests. While there are no phones inside the room, it does have a free high speed Wi-Fi connection for guests to use.
Red Planet Cebu received an “excellent” or “very good” rating from most of the guests who stayed there, as indicated on tripadvisor.com. The location, good Wi-Fi connection and cleanliness of the room were considered the good points of the hotel by its guests.
Cebu R Hotel
The Cebu R Hotel is ideally-located along Don Mariano Cui Street, Cebu City. The hotel aims to exceed the expectations of its guests by offering excellent service and personal attention to all their needs. Standard room rates start at PHP 950 while Deluxe Room rates start at PHP 1,150. On the other hand, room rates for Superior Room start at PHP 1,500. The room rates for the Suite Rooms of Cebu R Hotel start at PHP 1,700. Room rates include daily plated breakfast.
The Cebu R Hotel was given either an “excellent” or “very good” rating by guests on tripadvisor.com. Guests highlighted the affordability of the room with some describing it as a “good middle-class hotel.” Some guests found the rooms were small, but clean.
Escario Central Hotel
The Escario Central Hotel combines modern design with a Zen living atmosphere to provide guests a fun and relaxing experience each time they check into the hotel. The hotel is located at the Escario Central Mall, which is a stone’s throw away from a number of restaurants and bars along Escario Street, Cebu City. The hotel offers two types of rooms for its guests, the Red Room and Orange Room. Room rates are at PHP 1,500 for the Red Room and PHP 1,800 for the Orange Room.
The Escario Central Hotel received an “excellent” or “very good” rating from majority of its guests. Its location was the main advantage offered by the hotel, according to the guests. It is close to a number of restaurants and bars, and one ride away from the major malls in the city.
These are just five hotels you can consider when you visit Cebu City. Have you stayed in any of the hotels listed above? Give us some feedback on the comments section below.
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