The Top 7 Star Studded Hotels in Cebu

Cebu is a haven for tourists.  We see them shuffling in and out looking for places to go, to eat, to be and most importantly, to stay. Hopefully this post of the best of the best hotels in Cebu will help a traveler in need. If you are looking for a budget hotel, you won’t find it here. But sometimes these hotels are known to have promos every now and then. Keep your eyes and ears open.

These hotels have standard amenities such as fitness centers, spas, pools, daycares and the like. Here’s the list of THE top hotels in Cebu.  We’ve also added a few opinions to showcase which hotels would suit your lifestyle.

Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa Cebu

Shangri-La may be one of the more expensive hotels in the list, but it’s definitely worth it. If you’re looking for a hotel that has it all – amazing food, beach front, soothing spa, and a happening bar just to name a few then this is the way to go. It also incorporates fun for all ages. There’s a Sports and Games Room for the teens, a spa and bar for the adults and the Adventure Zone for kids.

Location: Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, 6015, Philippines

Contact: (032) 2310288,

Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu

If you’re a business traveler, then the Radisson Blu would be a wise choice. This is especially true if you have a function to organize or attend. They have arguably the best facilities for these types of events. This may not be the closest hotel to the ocean, but it is located in the heart of the city. SM City Cebu is literally a few steps away. It’s perfect for the urban traveler.

Location:  Sergio Osmeña Boulevard, Corner Juan Luna Avenue Extension Cebu City 6000

Contact:  (032) 402 9900, (032) 505 1700,

Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino

The Waterfront is definitely for those who enjoy the social scene. This is the de facto venue for Cebu’s biggest events like Miss Cebu and Queen of Cebu. Of course, they do not limit themselves to local events. Many international acts like Hanson, Brian McKnight, Anne Curtis and Bruno Mars have graced the stage at the famed Pacific Grand Ballroom. It also boasts a great location as the hotel is only a few steps away from Asiatown I.T. Park where you can find plenty of popular clubs and restaurants.

Location: 1 Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City

Contact: (6332) 232-6888,

Plantation Bay Resort and Spa

Known for their beautiful and expansive lagoon, Plantation Bay is perfect for a romantic getaway or fun family vacation. The lagoon is literally the center of the resort. This allows for most rooms to enjoy a magnificent view and in many cases be right by the water. Aside from the usual water activities like aqua rides, fishing and diving, they also offer plenty of alternative activities not normally found in a hotel. How many resorts can boast of archery, wall climbing and an indoor firing range?

Location: Marigondon, Mactan Island, Cebu City

Contact: (032) 505 9800,

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

To many people, Cebu’s iconic landmark is the Marco Polo. Perched up on Busay’s hills, their guests enjoy the best views of the city. For many tourists and locals alike, this hotel has one of the best buffets in Cebu. Their menu has the perfect mix of local and international food. Here’s a tip for those who don’t plan to book a room. Whenever you avail of their buffet, it comes with free use of the swimming pool. Make a day out of it.

Location: Cebu Veterans Drive, Nivel hills, Apas, Cebu City

Contact: +63 (32) 253 1111,

Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort and Spa Cebu

If you’re the fun-in-the-sun type then your top choice should definitely be Imperial Palace. Other resorts may have water rides and the like, but they pale in comparison to the bigger than life Water Park here. Discover your inner child with themed pools like the Amazon River Pool, Wave Rider, Beach Pool, Captain Hook’s Pool and a Toddler Pool.

Location: M.L Quezon Highway, Brgy. Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

Contact: +63 32 494 5241 to 45, +63 32 494 5100,

Mövenpick Hotel and Resort Cebu

You can’t miss Mövenpick when taking a boat ride by the shorelines of Mactan island. The yellow and pink towers rising from the sea is as iconic a building as you can find in Cebu. This resort promises to wow its guests in the near future as it is currently undergoing upgrades and renovations in the interior common areas like the pool and grand lobby. But for now, we can still enjoy one of the better beaches in Cebu’s luxury hotels.

Location: Punta Engano, Mactan Island, Cebu City

Contact: +63 32 492 7777,


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