Now that you booked your flight and figured out what to do in Cebu, next on the checklist is finding the right hotel.
First you’ve got to ask yourself what your needs are. Different hotels for different purposes. Cebu has plenty of high end hotels, but if you are looking for a budget friendly option, we’ve listed down a few bang for the buck accommodations within Cebu to help you decide which hotel would fit your budget and itinerary.
Located in the Capitol area, Hotel Stella is perfect if you have business around the two major hospitals in Cebu City; Chong Hua and Cebu Doctors’ Hospital. It is also a few minutes away from many restaurants, two of the Robinsons malls and the lively party scene in the Mango area.
They offer standard rooms for as low as P999 (w/o breakfast) good for 2 persons and up to P2,500 for four, with the usual Air conditioner, Hot & Cold Shower, 32 inch LCD Flat Screen Cable ready TV and WiFi. The hotel is also Person with Disabilities (PWD) friendly as they have a ramp and a 24 hour elevator.
Address: Don Gil, Garcia Street Capitol Site
Tel no: 2390249, 2360260
San Remigio Pensionne Suites
Located in the boundary of Mandaue and Cebu City, the location is good if you have business in both Mandaue and Cebu City. It is 10 -15 minutes cab ride away from the city’s major shopping malls SM City Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu and JCentre Mall. It is also close to IT Park and various restaurants around the Banilad area.
The main downside is that you always have to take a cab as the location is not accessible by public transportation. And when you get hungry in the middle of the night you are limited to fast food delivery as there are no restaurants open near the area.
What I love about San Remigio Pensionne Suites is their super comfortable almost Tempur like bed and pillows perfect for those who want a good sleep after a long day. Their double room has a furnished kitchenette where you can cook your own meals if you’re planning to save on food expenses. Wifi is offered in the lobby and there are no elevators, so be ready to exercise when you plan to get out of your room. Also, if you’re also planning to make a few local calls during your stay, be ready to pay P5/call.
They offer rooms for as low as P950 with breakfast good for two. They even have a dorm room that can house 18 people for those who are traveling in large groups.
Address: Sindulan St. Cebu City
Tel No: 231-0382
Cebu R Hotel
Still within the Capitol area, Cebu R Hotel is the best place to stay when you have business in the Cebu Provincial Capitol or the National Bureau of Investigation Region VII. Public transportation, convenience stores and sidewalk food vendors are just a few minutes from the hotel.
Their rooms have air conditioning, a hot & cold shower, Cable TV, a personal refrigerator, safety deposit box, IDD/NDD ready phones. All at a low price of P850/night for single occupancy with free breakfast. They also provide a complete room kit with room slippers, toothbrush and other personal care items. Rooms are spacious but some of the furniture is a bit old.
Address: 101 Don Mariano Cui St. Capitol Site Cebu City 6000
Contact nos: 032-5057188 or 0917-3034781
Express Inn Hotel
Express Inn has two locations in Cebu, one in Lapu-Lapu City and the other near SM City Cebu. Both of which are very accessible to public transportation, restaurants and 24 hour stores. Room rates start at P1,100 for a standard room good for two guests with free breakfast. Rooms are equipped with Air conditioning, a hot and cold rain shower, a toiletries kit, WiFi and TV with Cable.
The hotel has an elevator and a lobby restaurant that serves full meals. The room rates can also drop to as low as P850 whenever they have a promo. Their M.J Cuenco branch is best if you have business around the Mabolo, Lahug, Banilad and North Reclamation Area. Their branch in Mactan is a few minutes from the airport and the Philippine Economic Zones, while the beach and world class resorts is about a 15 minute ride.
Mactan: Candelario K. Guba Street, Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City 6015
Cebu: M.J. Cuenco Avenue Mabolo Cebu City 6000
Mactan: el: (+63 32) 520 2823 (+63 32) 495 9606 Mobile: 0906 266 6690
Cebu: Tel: (+63 32) 266 7551-52
Situated in between Talamban, Cebu and Cabancalan, Mandaue the hotel offers contemporary guest rooms and suites that are fully air-conditioned with hot and cold showers and Cable ready LCD TV. All rooms have WiFi and the rate includes breakfast for two. You’ll never have to worry when your tummy grumbles in the middle of the night because a 24 hour bakeshop and a 7-Eleven is available at the ground floor of the building. It’s also elderly and PWD friendly as the hotel has a ramp and an elevator.
Their most affordable room is their standard with one double bed at P1,350 a night. Aicila also has dormitory room for a group of 10 for only P3,000 a night.
Address: M.L. Quezon Avenue Corner Gov. Cuenco St. Talamban Cebu
Contact no: (032) 238-1091, (032)238-1191
Sampaguita Suites has two branches located in two of the busiest streets in the city. One is along Mango Avenue and the other one in Magallanes St. Their branch in Magallanes is a stones-throw away from two of Cebu’s famous landmarks, the Magellan’s Cross and Basilica del Sto. Nino; it is also walking distance from the Cebu City Hall and Fort San Pedro. The General Maxilom Avenue branch is close to the Fuente Circle and other interesting destinations like the famous Larsians and different bars and restaurants along Mango Avenue.
The hotel has a 24 hour coffee shop, restaurant and elevator. A single standard room that is air conditioned, with one single bed, private bath with hot and cold shower, a cable ready TV and a phone is priced at P698 a night for one guest. But Wifi is available only at the Lobby. The hotel is also very accessible to public transport and malls.
Address: Magallanes: Plaza Garcia Location Plaza Garcia Building Magallanes St., Cebu City
General Maxilom Avenue: 2nd Floor, JRG Building (formerly the Belvic Theatre)
General Maxillom Avenue (Mango Avenue), Cebu City
Contact Number: Magallanes Branch : (032) 505 3978
When you enter the property, you’ll immediately notice the fusion of modern and zen designs. It is located within the Escario Central Mall, an establishment that houses leisure operators, 7-Eleven, Café Sarree, Brioche and the famous Zubuchon.
They made it easier for their guests to book rooms as the hotel only offers two types of accommodations – Red or Orange. The red room is the cheaper between the two starting at P1,500/night good for two guests. The room has a Satellite/Cable LCD TV, Hot & Cold shower, WiFi, complimentary personal care, free bottled water and a study desk.
Address: N. Escario Street Kamputhaw Cebu City
Contact no: (032) 520-2222
This hotel is a 5 minute ride from the Mactan Cebu International Airport. Goldberry suites is perfect for those who are staying for a layover flight, or for those who have businesses around the Mactan or Lapu-Lapu area.
A little more expensive than the rates of the hotels we’ve listed, Goldberry’s amenities are like that of a 5 star hotel at a very affordable price. Their studio room starts at P2,200/night – food for two and with breakfast included. They have memory beds with Duvet covers. The rooms have hot & cold showers, free Wifi, complimentary 2 bottled water a day, LCD Cable TV, telephone, Electronic safety deposit boxes and complimentary newspapers upon request. They also offer free shuttle transfers to and from the hotel and airport.
Address: M.L. Quezon National Highway, Pusok Lapu-lapu City 6015 Cebu, Philippines
Contact no: (032) 239-0000 or (0917) 3204559
The hotel is located in the busy district of Mandaue City – considered to be the industrial hub of the province. Andy Hotel is a 15-20 minute ride to the seaport, airport and the major malls in the City, but it is also very accessible to fast food chains like KFC and Jollibee, pharmacies and spa facilities. The hotel has two high-speed elevators and a 24 hour security with CCTV surveillance cameras.
Rooms have safety deposit boxes, LCD Cable TVs, telephones, WiFi, Air condition units, complimentary toiletries, hot and cold showers. The hotel also offers luggage storage services, a standby generator and a coffee shop. A standard room with two single beds or one queen size bed is P1,480/night good for two guests.
Address: 727 A.S. Fortuna St. Mandaue City 6014
Contact no: (0917) 327-0105, (0947) 347-4775 or (032) 520-9988
*All rates and details are subject to change. Best to call the hotels directly or a travel agent to double check.
**All photos from the respective hotel websites.