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Living in The Philippines => Lodging: Finding A Place to Stay "for a while" => Topic started by: grizzi on June 09, 2009, 01:14:52 AM

Title: Quality Hotel in Cebu needed.
Post by: grizzi on June 09, 2009, 01:14:52 AM
Has anyone stayed at the Mango Park Hotel or the Montebello Villa Hotel - Cebu City?  I usually stay at the Holiday Plaza, but last February it was really showing its age, and I think its time to look for a new hotel in Cebu.  I\'m looking for something around the p2500-p3500 price range and located fairly central to Ayala center or SM.  It seems that most are within a 30 minute drive of the Airport, so thats a non-issue to me.  I\'ve done a search on this and there hasn\'t been any updated information.

Any advice on good accomodations is greatly appreciated.

Thanks! 8)
Title: Re: Quality Hotel in Cebu needed.
Post by: Lee2 on June 09, 2009, 04:32:54 AM
My wife and I stayed in the Montebello a few times but it was getting old and has since been having some remodeling done and we have not been there since, so I cannot tell you if it is nice now.

A friend of ours recently stayed at the MAXWELL HOTEL N. Escario Street Barangay Camputhaw Cebu City Cebu
Phone: +63(32)2558700 and he was very happy with it because the place is less than a year old and has internet and good water pressure showers and it is about one mile from the Ayala Mall. It was also within your price range.
Title: Re: Quality Hotel in Cebu needed.
Post by: grizzi on June 09, 2009, 11:30:27 AM
Thanks for the information. I will see if I can find more information on MAXWELL HOTEL on the internet.  Truthfully, I like Holiday Plaza, but they really need to start renovations in order to keep me as a customer. Loved their buffet breakfast and location also. Still, there are always new places to try out.

Thanks again!

Greg
Title: Re: Quality Hotel in Cebu needed.
Post by: samatm on August 11, 2009, 11:58:37 PM
Greg,    check out the Parklane Hotel...Its close to Ayala and lots of folks have great things to say about the place.  When will u be in Cebu? 

 http://www.agoda.com/asia/philippines/cebu/cebu_parklane_international_hotel/reviews.html
Title: Re: Quality Hotel in Cebu needed.
Post by: grizzi on August 12, 2009, 12:36:10 PM
Well, right now, I\'m shooting for the first week of September, then head to Bohol for a few days, then back to Leyte.  I booked at the Maxwell, but will find the telephone number to the Parklane and we will probably stay there when I\'m on my way back to work at the end of September. 

Thanks for the recommendation...I hate leaving the Holiday Plaza, but until they renovate and make it worth staying in...I have no choice.

Thanks again.
Title: Re: Quality Hotel in Cebu needed.
Post by: samatm on August 15, 2009, 10:28:47 AM
Ok... that discount link  for the parklane is much cheaper than calling them directly... Or Kontiki in Maribago .. has a great accomodation (suite) right on the water. with a second floor terrace.     YOu can go for a night dive right from your digs..  I have the owners direct number for discount.  If want it.
Title: Re: Quality Hotel in Cebu needed.
Post by: grizzi on August 15, 2009, 12:10:09 PM
Keep that number handy...I might need it for R&R trips in the near future... ;D  Still have my January trip to plan out after I get back from September\'s trip!

Thanks for the info! 8)
Title: Re: Quality Hotel in Cebu needed.
Post by: Lee2 on September 29, 2016, 01:43:30 AM
Old topic but if the op was looking for a top of the line hotel then there would be the
Marriott
Radisson Blu
Marco Polo
Title: Re: Quality Hotel in Cebu needed.
Post by: Brisbane on September 30, 2016, 10:29:02 PM
I see its an old topic but I can confirm the Montebello is in good shape as I was there last week. Many improvements and seems to be better run than before.
Title: Re: Quality Hotel in Cebu needed.
Post by: jjcabgou on September 30, 2016, 11:21:23 PM
Old topic but if the op was looking for a top of the line hotel then there would be the
Marriott
Radisson Blu
Marco Polo
We stayed at the Radisson Blu and loved it.  It is about a 4 second walk to a huge SM with an IMAX theater.  Really a nice hotel
Title: Re: Quality Hotel in Cebu needed.
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on September 30, 2016, 11:50:07 PM
We stayed at the Radisson Blu and loved it.  It is about a 4 second walk to a huge SM with an IMAX theater.  Really a nice hotel
Their dinner buffet is great too!
Lee and Nila took us there a few times.
Loved their deserts, especially their
homemade ice cream and crepes!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7fpKl-b8ZU
Title: Re: Quality Hotel in Cebu needed.
Post by: David690 on October 01, 2016, 04:19:23 AM
I can personally recommend the Marco Polo.
In fact it is the only thing that I can recommend in Cebu....!!!
Title: Re: Quality Hotel in Cebu needed.
Post by: Lee2 on October 01, 2016, 05:21:16 AM
I see its an old topic but I can confirm the Montebello is in good shape as I was there last week. Many improvements and seems to be better run than before.
Tom, do they still have two pools and a included buffet breakfast?
Title: Re: Quality Hotel in Cebu needed.
Post by: Brisbane on October 02, 2016, 10:29:06 PM
Tom, do they still have two pools and a included buffet breakfast?

Yes they do. The pool bar was rebuilt maybe 5 years ago and now they have covered gazebos and tables and chairs with fans in the gazebos as well around the main pool.
As far as I know most rooms have been renovated and little things like more fans in the common areas make a difference. Reception staff seemed to improve and did not see the older ones that used to be there with some what bad attitude so all round a pleasant place to stay.
Title: Re: Quality Hotel in Cebu needed.
Post by: Lee2 on October 02, 2016, 10:30:35 PM
Yes they do. The pool bar was rebuilt maybe 5 years ago and now they have covered gazebos and tables and chairs with fans in the gazebos as well around the main pool.
As far as I know most rooms have been renovated and little things like more fans in the common areas make a difference. Reception staff seemed to improve and did not see the older ones that used to be there with some what bad attitude so all round a pleasant place to stay.
Thank you...
Title: Re: Quality Hotel in Cebu needed.
Post by: Hestecrefter on October 02, 2016, 10:55:12 PM
I stayed at Montebello for about 2 weeks in 2015 and found it quite acceptable and reasonably priced.  Yes, the breakfast buffet was offered and, as mentioned, the pool area had been renovated and was quite pleasant.

In a small group we went for the buffet dinner at Marco Polo a couple of times.  Not cheap by PI standards, but very good.
Title: Re: Quality Hotel in Cebu needed.
Post by: Brisbane on October 05, 2016, 01:55:03 PM
Just on another note of where to say, instead of hotels some good price condos can be found through airbnb.com. At the moment i'm in citysuites on Ramos; studio apartment for $29 au a night which is better than most hotels in Cebu. If you're staying a week or month it's usually cheaper. There are some very expensive condos for short term stays as well depending on your budget and needs.