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“Clean, excellent location, small rooms, noisy” 4 of 5 stars
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Gran Prix Hotel & Suites Cebu
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   Ramos St and General Maxilom Avenue | 3rd Floor Coast Pacific Business Center Corner F, Cebu City, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #40 of 58 Cebu City B&B and Inns
Cebu City, Philippines
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“Clean, excellent location, small rooms, noisy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

This is a relatively new hotel, right in the heart of uptown Cebu. The location is very good - it's right on the main road, near Fuente, right across Robinson's Mall, and just a block from Mango Square - the nightlife center of Cebu. The rooms are new and very clean. Good interiors. The sheets and towels were just OK. The basic ("superior") room is very small, you'd have to watch your step lest you bump your legs into something. Breakfast? No coffee :( Wifi speed is just OK.

My biggest issue with this hotel is that it's hard to sleep in (especially in the morning) because of the noisy staff. They don't think twice about banging doors and talking with each other and laughing with loud voices across the corridor outside the rooms. They also knock very hard on doors and you can hear them talk to guests in other rooms. I had wanted to wake up late, but the noise made it near impossible.

The hotel is exactly what it calls itself - a bed & breakfast or econotel. You get just a small, but comfortable room to sleep in. So with its excellent location, it is a good value hotel. However if you don't mind going to a not-so-new hotel, with less classier rooms, there are so many other cheaper alternatives around the same area, one of which is Sampaguita Suites right across this hotel. Many others are a block or two from the main road (try J Llorente St.)

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Pasig, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Although you really cannot expect much for a budget hotel, Gran Prix Cebu has good clean rooms with just the right stuff in it. They have comfortable beds and pillows that are not clumpy and dusty. The sheets are also clean and fresh.

The location is great specially if you're gonna stay here during Cebu's famous Sinulog Festival where it is less than a minute walk away from Fuente Circle where all the festivities happen.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

I am trapped here because they asked for the payment upfront and now say I cannot leave a day early because they deposited my money into the bank already.

The only reason I was lured here to begin with was because other locations you have to go to the lobby or restaurant for wifi. Here you have the option to log in in your room, after two hours of the network loading up.

Standard rooms in other locations mean a king or queen size bed, table with chairs, tv, ac, and a closet. I am here with my wife and 2yr old daughter in a 8 x 8 ft cell with no room at all.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Ok...this is a budget hotel...u can't expect too much. If you are looking for clean and convenient location...and maybe good wifi connection, this would be your hotel. My room didn't have a window and fridge but I was ok with it since I was there to sleep. The location was good...robinson mall is a block away...you can access to many bars and restaurants in walking distance. Ayala center is maybe 10 min by taxi...less than 100 peso. They would provide breakfast coupon for Jollibee next door which I didn't like too much.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Falls Church, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Love this place, and I would recommend to anyone. The family room with loft is big enough for 5people or more and just ask them for extra bed. It is not 5 star hotel, but the place is clean. The staff is very efficient and convenient location-wise. I had AC problem at first, but it got resolved right away as soon as the maintenance guy came and fix it.

**FYI: Leave the key inside your room, so your room stays cool and just ask the front desk to open it for you when you come back.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

The hotel is located on the 3rd floor of the building. Front desk was accommodating but it made me wait for a couple of minutes to get to my room. The room was modern and stylish but it is very small.. toiletries are well provided, clean linens, great bathroom and well lighted room. You could hear your next door neighbor or footsteps on the hallway at times. My claustrophobia was a bit triggered during my stay.. I guess because stairs and fire exits are not very well emphasized, but its there you just need time to explore. And free breakfast? not breakfast on bed you need to get out of the hotel, with 3-5 minutes walk to a fastfood chain (Jollibee) to get your free breakfast.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

The hotel location is good , you have almost everything near by. The room amenities are very basis and rooms are small (superior room) ,just enough for a single person to stay . Breakfast is disappointing ,voucher is give for Jolibee and not much option to choose . Overall value for money

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Gran Prix Hotel & Suites Cebu

Address: Ramos St and General Maxilom Avenue | 3rd Floor Coast Pacific Business Center Corner F, Cebu City, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Cebu City
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Cebu City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Prix Hotel & Suites Cebu 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gran Prix Econotel Cebu officially rolled out its red carpet to both foreign and local travelers, as the newest and most innovative econotel in Cebu . Its first in the Visayas, Gran Prix Econotel Cebu takes pride in its personalized, efficient and fast service, comfortable accommodation, affordable rates and perfect location. ... more   less 
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