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“Perfect location, good service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Islands Stay Hotels Uptown Cebu

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Islands Stay Hotels Uptown Cebu
Archbishop Reyes Avenue | Cebu Business Park, 6000, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #116 of 258 Cebu Island B&B and Inns
Las Pinas, Philippines
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Perfect location, good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

My family stayed here for 4 days. The location is perfect for us since it’s just a street away from Ayala Mall. It’s also easy to call a cab whenever we need to. 7/11 is also near (it’s just beside Tune hotel). There is also a laundry shop in front of the hotel should you want to avail such service.
We rent a large room which is just big enough for us. The water supply is fine. The vibrant color of the room helps lighten the mood. They also clean our room and change our bath towels on everyday basis. The staffs are very accommodating (always smiling) and always willing to help us for our every need. It’s easy to talk to them and gave us enough information/tip of going around Cebu.
Though there are some drawbacks like you can hear the conversations of other guests from the other room. There is also poor internet connection inside our room but once you go to their lobby, you can get connected easily. This is not a 5 star hotel so for us this is just fine.
Overall, we would recommend this hotel for the proximity of its location and good service from their staff.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Davao City, Philippines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for 5 days mainly because of its close proximity to Ayala Mall and its central location. Aside from that, the price was every enticing for an in-suite bathroom, unlimited use of the A/C and cable TV all for the price of P950/night. However it has its drawbacks. For instance, the paper thin walls. I could basically hear clearly people passing by my room. I could eavesdrop in people's conversations even if they whisper.. All the way up to the music at the lobby/reception area, I could hear it. Now I know why mainstream hotels have carpets on their hallways. Also, not to mention the tine-tiny room. It almost feels like a prison cell or worst a coffin. That being said, may I remind you that this hotel is just across Ayala Mall and its conveniently located to most popular destinations of Cebu has to offer. You don't stay at this hotel for its room but for its location. It all depends really on what you need for your trip.

Room Tip: If you want a basic place to stay, try Escario Hotel. It has actual windows, it's quieter, more...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

When you first step into the hotel, you will notice life and vibrant interior designed. very modern and chic but when you get into the room, you will notice that the rooms in it are not as big as shown on the pictures. Rooms are relatively small and there are no space to walk around after you put your luggages. Although Good Location to the business park and Ayala mall. Not Reccomended.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

The room is too small. The bed is just beside the door and its difficult to get inside with your bags, you have to open widely to get in. The bathroom is just a few inches away from the bed and its door is just a few millimeters away from toilet seat. Plus the wash basin is in between the door and the toilet seat, you have to fully open the door just to get inside the bathroom. Its shower has a very small space,the entire bathroom is very very very small. The walls are made of wood,you can hear people talking in the other rooms and outside the corridor. The price is too expensive for this. Its much much much nicer to stay in West End Court Hotel than this. The only advantage is that its closer to Ayala Mall.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bacolod, Bacolod, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

If their is one hotel you can alays count on in Cebu its the Island's Stay Hotel!! This place has serve so many great memories for me!!! Not only are the rooms GREAT but the wifi is fantastic as well!! Super clean rooms and bathrooms! Cant ask for more! But the best thing about this place that makes it so special are the AWESOME crew that make the place really feel so homey!! Great service always!!!! Kudos to the Island Stay Crew! :) The lobby here by the way is also the BEST lobby I have ever seen in a hotel chain! Its really awesome and has this modern and home feel top if off with the fantastic Cafe Del Maor music, this is my home in Cebu!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a window to make your stay here extra awesome!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mandaluyong, Rizal, Philippines
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Stayed for a night with 3 other friends. Good value for the price. I heard that the prices don't change even on peak seasons. The room is big enough for 4 people and the beds are comfortable enough for sharing. The bathroom and room, in general, is clean. Although they don't serve food, Ayala Center is within walking distance. The people taking care of the place are nice. You can ask for directions if you don't know what jeep to take, they even let us troll in the place while waiting for our flight out of Cebu, although, they are not very helpful when asked where the you can find a spa or a good breakfast place besides Ayala, things like that.

Room Tip: The control box for the water temperature is in the cabinet under the sink. Don't rely too much...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

stayed in the small room.

make sure the water heater is ON underneath the sink.
request an extra power strip for your electronic gadgets, or bring your own that handles 220V.
pestering ants, don't leave food or bread crumbs around, insist on daily room cleaning, and let the front desk know to make sure.
no small fridge to store or cool perishables.
you will be charged an arm and a leg for staining their orange towels. DO NOT STAIN THEIR ORANGE TOWELS.
in-house laundry charges P30 each piece, not by kilo.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Archbishop Reyes Avenue | Cebu Business Park, 6000, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #116 of 258 B&Bs / Inns in Cebu Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Islands Stay Hotels is a value chain hotel in Cebu that focuses on great locations while offering low prices. Islands Stay Hotels in uptown Cebu is strategically located in the central business district, perfect for the needs of the modern-day traveler. Islands Stay Hotels has another branch in M.L. Quezon Highway, Mactan, just right across the intersection of the airport road, and is a two-minute drive to the domestic & international airport of Cebu. ... more   less 
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