Pros: great family-friendly resort
great beach front
good customer service
Cons: too crowded
not enough staff to attend to all the guests
not enough beach chairs / pool chairs to accommodate all guests
not impressed with the restaurants
Location. This luxury resort is situated on a Lapu Lapu beach. The property is a 15-minute drive from the international airport and 15 km (9 miles) from SM City Cebu and Cebu International Convention Centre.
Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa has a private beach, a health club, outdoor adult and children's pools, a spa tub, and a steam room. The large onsite spa offers massage and treatment rooms and beauty services. Business amenities at this 5-star property include a business center, complimentary high-speed Internet, and event facilities consist of a ballroom, exhibit space, conference rooms, and banquet facilities.
The property has several dining venues including 4 main restaurants, including Chinese cuisine at Tea of Spring, and a poolside bar, Buko. Guests are served a complimentary breakfast each morning. 24-hour room service is available. This property provides an airport shuttle (surcharge) and secure free parking. Additional amenities include a marina, a nightclub, and a fitness facility. Babysitting or child care can be provided for an extra charge.
Guestrooms. Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa has 530 guestrooms. All feature separate sitting areas, sofa beds, and desks with direct-dial phones and voice mail. Wired and wireless Internet access are complimentary. Televisions equipped with premium cable channels and pay movies are included. Bathrooms offer shower/tub combinations, scales, phones, and bathrobes. Additional amenities in all rooms include minibars, coffee/tea makers, complimentary bottled water, complimentary newspapers, and in-room safes. Turndown service is offered nightly and housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds (surcharge) are also provided.
Cons: Not a good location for getting around the city, lots if trainee and no mentor
Situated on a secluded tropical area of Mactan Island, the Plantation Bay Resort and Spa overlooks the Hilutungan Channel and is a 30-minute drive from Cebu City.
Perfect for couples and families, the 11.4-hectare (28-acre) Plantation Bay Resort has 4 outdoor freshwater pools, a 2.3-hectare (5.7-acre) saltwater lagoon, and private beach with sun loungers and umbrellas where guests can partake in beach yoga and volleyball or hop on a banana boat. Mogambo Springs is a full-service spa equipped with a steam room, sauna, and 19 treatment rooms. Guests can dine at one of the 4 restaurants or at the 24-hour coffee shop, and enjoy nightly theme dinners.
WiFi is available. The family-friendly resort also offers a, playground, game room, fitness center, and shopping area. The property has free parking and designated areas for smoking.
Air-conditioned guestrooms at the Plantation Bay Resort feature plantation-style furnishings, and most rooms have balconies with resort views. Spacious bathrooms have coral stone and marble finishes and offer separate showers, deep-soaking bathtubs, phones, hair dryers, and complimentary toiletries.
Rooms include flat-panel HDTVs with cable channels, direct-dial phones, and in-room safes. Complimentary wired and WiFi is provided. Additional amenities include coffee/tea makers, complimentary bottled mineral water, and welcome baskets with Philippine delicacies. Cribs are available at no cost.
First rate resort with a beautiful setting and quality staff
Pros: Staff was extraordinary
Cons: Food could have been better
Located in Mactan Island, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district, 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Magellan's Marker, and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from CHI, The Spa. Scuba World Mactan and Magellan Shrine are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Location. Situated on the tip of Mactan Island, Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is close to popular diving spots including Boyong Reef, Cordova Reef, and House Reef. Cebu City, Santo Niño basilica, and Magellan's Cross are all within 12 miles (19 kilometers) of the resort.
Hotel Features. Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, renovated in 2012, has a private white-sand beach, an infinity-edge outdoor pool with separate children's pool, and marina with water sports equipment for snorkeling and scuba diving. The restaurants include a spot at the wharf's edge with panoramic ocean views, an all-day venue, and several bars.
The fitness center is open 24 hours and there is a supervised childcare/activities. The Zen-inspired Spa del Mar is located in a garden setting with ocean views. Business amenities at this 4.5-star resort include a business center, WiFi (surcharge), and 4 meeting rooms. The resort also offers a 24-hour concierge and complimentary valet parking. A 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle is available (surcharge).
The property has designated areas for smoking.
Guestrooms. Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu's 245 Art Deco-style guestrooms offer balconies with sea views. TVs are equipped with premium cable channels and DVD players. WiFi is complimentary. Marble bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers along with bathrobes, hair dryers, and phones. Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and minibars are provided. Rooms also include desks, in-room safes, and direct-dial, multi-line phones with voice mail.
Eloisa Royal Suites is just 3.4 mi (5.5 km) from the airport and offers a free shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests indulge in Swedish massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. An outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are other highlights, and rooms offer up nice touches like comfy beds and rainfall showerheads.
JPark Island Resort & Waterpark offers a private beach where you can enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or relax in a sun lounger, plus you'll have access to onsite snorkeling and parasailing. There's plenty of fun with the 7 outdoor pools and free water park, and guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, facials, and aromatherapy. The Abalone, one of 5 restaurants, serves Asian cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are 2 bars/lounges and a casino, and rooms at this luxurious resort get the details right with rainfall showerheads and bathrobes.
Pros: Flawlessly clean, very thoughtful service, the free shuttle to the airport was an unexpected treat... The free breakfast was elegant and delicious... The bed itself was the most comfortable in all of the Philippines (in my experience)... The shower heavenly. Staying at Goldberry made me so, so happy.
Cons: cant think of a thing!
Goldberry Suites and Hotel is just 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from the airport and offers a free shuttle (available on request). Guests can indulge in massages, and Vienna Kaffehaus serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Nice touches like memory foam beds with premium linens and down comforters are offered up in all rooms.
Pros: The location is ideal as it is right across the street from the airport. We had to catch a flight the next day, so it was convenient to just take a short walk to get to the airport. The rooms are large and spacious, and the bathrooms were a refreshing change from some of the other places we stayed at because there was good water pressure and the toilet flushed without having to pour buckets of water into the toilet bowl. The wifi was also good, and it was the best connectivity I had the entire trip. There is also an outdoor pool where you can enjoy a nice swim.
Cons: The food at the restaurant was mediocre and pricier than outside restaurants and other hotels.
Pros: the rooms were comfortable the bed was comfortable the pool and a jacuzzi are very nice easy access to taxi the menu was very good easy access to the airport friendly staff
Cons: access to the casino from inside the hotel a little bit confusing but access to the workout room and access to the rest of the hotel was easy
Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino is conveniently located in front of the Mactan Cebu International Domestic Airport. It's a three-minute drive to the Industrial Zone, a fifteen minute drive to the beaches of Mactan Island, and just thirty minutes awayfrom Cebu City's shopping and financial district.
With access to onsite kayaking, Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort is a great choice for your beach stay in Lapu Lapu. 3 outdoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages, body scrubs, and mani/pedis. Allegro Restaurant, one of 3 restaurants, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge and a health club are other highlights, and rooms offer up nice touches like deep soaking tubs and premium bedding.
Alpa City Suites is perhaps the only hotel in Cebu that offers excellent service standards matched with well-appointed studio suites. Located at the borders of Cebu and Mandaue cities, the hotel is a perfect choice for business or leisure travelers. All guests can truly expect value for money accommodations and services. Alpa City Suites' emphasis on efficiency and pro-active customer service ensures guests that they enjoy a hassle-free stay from the moment they check-in.
At BIG Hotel, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Magellan's Cross. For a bite to eat, guests can check out B/G Restaurant, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights include a garden, and rooms offer flat-screen TVs and room service.
Pros: Staff are incredible. I was able to see the owners work during my stay. Details start from the top down. Thank you Dennis, Karen, Ivan, maryss, and the rest on the restuarant staff. Thank you very much!!!! Merong salamat po!!! Jason pimentel
Pros: Staffs were kind and some even funny but it was almost no wifi. Ok breakfast but so so restaurant.
Cons: There was nothing around...
With access to onsite kayaking, Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel is a great choice for your beach stay in Lapu Lapu. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body wraps, and aromatherapy. Brisa, one of 2 restaurants, offers pool views and serves lunch and dinner. A poolside bar and a fitness center are other highlights, and rooms offer minibars and slippers.
Dohera Hotel is just 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours) for PHP 450 per vehicle one way. After visiting the fitness center for a workout, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. An outdoor pool and a nightclub are other highlights, and rooms offer 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs.
La Maria Pension Hotel puts you just 5 mi (8 km) from the airport and within a 15-minute drive of Magellan's Cross. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and free cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 10 AM.
Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa puts you within a 15-minute drive of CHI, The Spa and offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for PHP 950.00 per vehicle. You can grab a bite to eat at one of the 3 restaurants, then indulge in hot stone massages, body wraps, or aromatherapy. 2 outdoor pools and a rooftop terrace are other highlights at this romantic resort, and rooms offer refrigerators and minibars.
At Allure Hotel & Suites, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Magellan's Cross. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the fitness center for a workout. LCD TVs, refrigerators, and minibars are offered in all rooms.
On the beautiful tropical island of Mactan, the Best Western Cebu Sand Bar Resort is an ideal destination for leisure holidays and unforgettable events. The resort offers elegant guest rooms all of which feature private balconies and views over the turquoise sea. Each has its own 32-inch flat screen television, Eco-Friendly air conditioning, mini bar, complimentary bottled water and free Wi-Fi. There is something for everyone at the Best Western Cebu Sand Bar Resort; children can splash about in the fun kiddie pool while mom and dad soak up the sun on the pool deck. The adults’ pool also features fountains and slides, while the beach is just steps away. Families and colleagues can have fun in the resort’s three karaoke rooms. The resort’s Alegria Ballroom can handle all types of functions, from stylish conferences to glittering weddings.
At Maribago Seaview Pension and Spa, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of CHI, The Spa. You can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body scrubs, or reflexology, and Filipino cuisine is served at THE VILLA PILIPINO RESTAU, which is open for lunch and dinner. Rooms offer refrigerators and room service.
Pros: Simple, clean, minimal and the staff are delightful. They assisted us with taxis and even escorted us with an umbrella when it was raining. My spouse and i were in for a few nights travelling through Cebu and this hotel fit the bill of an inexpensive place with all the basic comforts. Highly recommend.
Cons: Bathroom had a faint funky smell, though not uncommon in the Philippines, and taxis had a hard time finding the hotel on account of its young age.
Just 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from the airport, Chambre Hotel Mactan features a rooftop terrace and puts you 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from CHI, The Spa and 6 mi (9.7 km) from Magellan's Cross. Guests will have free perks like WiFi and self parking.