Every now and then, you deserve the luxurious treat of staying overnight or spending the weekend in a hotel. You deserve lounging on thousand thread-count sheets, plopping up on goose-feather pillows, or swimming laps in couture-decked pools. We’ve curated this list of Cebu City hotels that promise incredible weekends of comfort and awesome food choices without blowing a hole in your wallet.
1. Montebello Villa Hotel
Montebello Villa Hotel is the only garden hotel in Cebu City with a sprawling four-hectare area that charmingly reflects the city’s Hispanic heritage. Their elegant rooms offer modern comforts and views of the beautifully landscaped gardens. With a variety of activities to engage in, from Jazz nights to weekend Yoga sessions, your staycation will be nothing short of amazing.
Ladies, pack your best Spanish-inspired OOTD outfits – you’ll want to bring on the ruffles and flowy skirts for those stylized shots on the hotel grounds.
Rates: From ₱2,290 per night
Address: Gov. M Cuenco Avenue, Banilad, Cebu City
2. Harolds Hotel
Harolds Hotel is popular for its five-star rooms at their three-star prices. It has 90 well-appointed guest rooms providing comfort and convenience at their finest. After a busy day, relax and dine at the Highlight Lounge on their roof deck. Enjoy top-of-the-line Asian fusion cuisine as you listen to live music and lazily gaze at the evening cityscape with your drink in hand.
Rates: From ₱3,000 per night
Address: Gorordo Avenue corner Rosal St., Lahug, Cebu City
3. Best Western Plus Lex Cebu
If you want to stay in the uptown area, Best Western Plus Lex Cebu is your perfect pick. Convenient and accessible, it is located near Escario Central, an area with lots of restos worth exploring which is also a few minutes’ ride to Ayala Center Cebu. Also a stone’s throw away from the famed Fuente Osmeña, you can easily head to Larsian barbecue located in the circle to enjoy a greasy barbecue binge.
Rates: From ₱2,600 per night
Address: Escario St., cor. Juana Osmena Extension, Cebu City
4. Quest Hotel Cebu
Quest Hotel Cebu is the best option for travellers looking for affordable digs during staycations. It is a three-star hotel featuring 427 guest rooms and modern facilities for corporate meetings, social gatherings, wedding receptions, birthdays, and Christmas parties. Their famous Pusô Bistro & Bar serves delicious gastronomic options for the hungry guest. Quest is just across the street from Ayala Center Cebu, which gives you the convenience of heading to the mall for more dining options and shopping needs.
Rates: From ₱3,150 per night
Address: Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City
5. Cebu Parklane International Hotel
Cebu Parklane International Hotel offers glimpses of the rich Cebuano culture, thanks to the murals and photos that deck the halls on every floor landing and the walls of the guest rooms. A highlight of this hotel is their all-day dining restaurant Manuel’s, which has breakfast delights, like the popular local favourite combo of puto, mangga, and sikwate (sticky rice, mango and native hot chocolate). Let’s not forget Cebu’s famous danggit and pusit (dried fish and squid) coupled with itlog maalat (salted egg) and tomatoes, dipped in spicy vinegar. If you prefer international fare, check out the interactive buffet stations that offer pasta, Japanese, dimsum, and shabu-shabu, to mention a few.
Rates: From ₱4,400 per night
Address: N Escario St, Cebu City
6. Pillows Hotel
The name itself is a promise of a good night’s sleep. The budget-friendly Pillows Hotel is located near hospitals, clinics, and malls. A favourite among backpackers, Pillows is impeccably clean, reasonably priced, and conveniently located right smack in the middle of the metro. Living up to its name, the pillows at Pillow Hotel are what fluffy dreams are made of – they’re made from hypoallergenic, super-soft, 100% polyester microfibre.
Rates: From ₱2,000 per night
Address: 209 Gov. M. Roa Street (previously Kemuning Street) Capitol Site, Cebu City
7. Bayfront Hotel Cebu
Bayfront Hotel Cebu has sea-inspired elements with rooms painted in subdued colours of varying hues to set a peaceful mood for its guests. Located right across SM City Cebu, this hotel offers posh digs that are as pristine as they are practical.
Rates: From ₱3,800 per night
Address: Kaohsiung Street, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City
8. The Henry Hotel
The art aficionados and creative set would definitely enjoy a staycation at The Henry Hotel. Their eclectically designed themed-rooms will impress any first-time staycationer and will make a comeback guest right at home. With murals painted by local artist Mark Luzon, the entire hotel showcases a perfect blend of European sophistication, industrial taste, and quirky appeal.
Rates: From ₱3,600 per night
Address: Paseo Saturnino, Cebu City
9. Mandarin Plaza Hotel
The classy Mandarin Plaza Hotel is just a stone’s throw away from Ayala Center Cebu. Laze merrily on their pristine white sheets, order in some room service, or go for a refreshing dip in their swimming pool that overlooks the city. Mandarin Plaza Hotel is the perfect place to hole up and relish doing absolutely nothing.
Rates: From ₱2,200 per night
Address: J. Solon Dr, Cebu City
10. Mezzo Hotel
After a day of energy-filled sightseeing, relax and unwind at this four-star business hotel. Mezzo Hotel provides specialised comforts for both business travellers and staycationers. If you’re escaping with a group, they even have a barkada room, which is perfect for sleepovers with friends on a budget.
Rates: From ₱2,300 per night
Address: F. Cabahug St, Cebu City
This article originally appeared in Tripzilla Magazine on September 27, 2018.