My wife and I like to stay in Mactan Island in the 5 star hotels but on this trip to Cebu I had the full compliment of my Philippino family. Yep kids, mother in law, sister in laws the lot, 8 of us. So I had to settle for something affordable. Checking trip advisor helped with the many options available but we asked our local taxi driver for his idea. He suggested the Golden Valley hotel which I had seen on TA but had few reviews.
So glad we did, it was ridiculously cheap and the quality of services and building was surpassed by the price. We arrived at 6.30 am and we were greeted professionally and warmly. Check in was simple and quick. I chose to check the rooms first and was satisfied with what I saw. No flatscreen TV but thats okay, we're here to shop, not watch Telly. The rooms were a decent size, nothing fancy but clean. A few chipped tiles in the bathroom but hey for 30 bucks what do expect.
The area around the hotel is not attractive, typical Philippine landscape, tin roofs and millions of telephone wires. Close to shops and other amenities, so no problems there. Easy transport options. Breakfast was a huge surprise, it was the first budget hotel breakfast I enjoyed in the Philippines in 7 years, I had a double serving. The food staff were well dressed and attentive.
There were a few foreigners here in the short time I was in the lobby, quite surprising there weren't more reviews. Oh Internet is free and worked well in the room and the lobby. I am in the room at this moment as I right the review. For those who have complained, seriously go to the Raddison Blu if you want 5 star. For me 9/10 hard to find fault.
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Valley Hotel Cebu Island/Cebu City