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Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City 6000, Philippines (Formerly Waterfront Cebu City Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #20 of 77 Hotels in Cebu City
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“excellent service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Front office team were always attentive and efficient. Uno resto and the Cafe Madeliene are my favorites! The room needs a total renovation or refurbished, bed linens are clean. The spacious lobby lounge is nice, and the service crew attending me most of the time were excellent and pleasant.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Hi all,
we stayed at the hotel for 2 nights in 2 rooms (Bridal and Junior Suite) during the wedding of my gf's sister in Dec 2012.
As to the location and building as an architectural POI, view of the city it is nice. Lobby and 1st impression is great, the lobby is really nice and amazing. Rooms are normal size for this type of a hotel, but it is already rundown. A little bit of modernization would be appriciated, it was IN about 15 years ago, but still comfortable. BUT there are things, which made our stay really uncomfortable and even terrible. 1st of them is the non-working air-con/cooling system in both rooms. Cooling can be only ON with lowest temp possible or OFF with no fan/change of the air at all. The thermostat is not working so you can choose if you will be freezing or sweating, nothing in between. 2nd - check the room right after your arrival, you might be charged for anything! One missing hanger with value of 0.5 USD will be charged 50 USD even if you didn't take it, just because it wasn't in the closet. Dirt on the carpet = 130 USD, even it was there before your arrival.
The Waterfront hotel is pretending to be 1st class hotel with all facility you might need. BUT under this shiny facade they will try to rub off your wallet and everything you have in it. I would not recommend this hotel to any of my friend.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

such a rip-off! guest beware! make sure to take photos of the room before you start using it. it can be used as proof that you didn't destroy any of their already run-down rooms. had a really bad experience with this hotel. it's definitely not worth the money you spend there!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Everything was fantastic, all the Buffets were amazing, Comfortable beds, all the staff go out of their way to help you out, a special mention and thank you to the assistant sales manager Joseph, who was so pleasant and helpful to us, a very professional manager.

Room Tip: Make sure Breakfast Buffet is included in the package as the Buffets are amazing
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We recently stayed at the Waterfront over the New Year, the room was great and had a very comfortable King Size Bed. The location is great and a quick taxi ride to anywhere in the city. The Buffet offered and variety of food available for breakfast and lunch is definitely a highlight. The Staff are definitely what make this hotel, everyone is friendly and accommodating and always happy to assist, especially the assistant sales manager Joseph, before & during our stay he was very professional, helpful & very accommodating. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manila, Philippines
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Be aware that the hotel is currently being renovated. The entire mezzanine level is closed. The only reason we chose to stay there was Sally's Piano Bar on the mezzanine (now closed). They made no mention of this while booking the room and only found out about it when we attempted to go to the bar on our first night. The also charged 1000 Php over the amount quoted when making the reservation. They claim that we made the reservation with a "Brian" who quoted the rate. I never spoke with a Brian, in fact I only spoke with a woman.

The rooms are overpriced, the Italian restaurant SUCKS, and the buffet is also over priced and very average.

When I stayed here 5 years ago I was double billed.

These people are arrogant thieves and this overpriced dump should be avoided at all costs.

Room Tip: STAY AWAY, there are much better hotels in Cebu.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Pls. beware as Waterfront hotel Lahug Cebu will try and rip you off and cause some hassle when you disagree to pay. We checked in the hotel suites for our Wedding preparations. When we returned at night after the wedding, we found a note in our room informing us that we will be charged an enormous fee for damages found on the carpet of our other room. We immediately called housekeeping to check it out. Upon checking it was a small dark spot on the carpet and we wondered how it happened when all the guys did was sleep in the room and just change for the event. The hotel told us it was probably caused by an iron that was left but we never did use an iron since all the clothes was pressed before we brought it to the hotel. They told us to write a letter to appeal our case since they insisted we need to pay. All these happened in the wee hours of the morning after a long tiring day from our wedding. Instead of going back to the hotel to rest and relax, which is why we checked-in for 2 nights, we really had a very bad experience of the hotel trying to rip us off and accusing us of something we never did. There was not even any due process of investigation and giving us the benefit of the doubt. Waterfront Hotel just immediately charged us. We couldn't sleep because of bad mood. Luckily for us when we were reviewing the photos of the wedding, we found a photo we took when we first entered the room and there was a photo of the same spot. We found out that the burned spot was already there even before we checked in to the room. And we remembered that upon checked-in, we requested the 2nd suite to be near the bridal suite for convenience and the hotel told us that there is a room that they blocked and will have to checked if it can be released. We wonder if the reason they blocked it was bec. of the damage and they released it to us thinking they can pass on the blame to the next guest? It was really a hassle checking out the next morning as they made us wait for a very long time. Even though we had evidence that we did not damage the carpet, they still made us wait. Not only that, they also charged 2 hangers, 2,000 pesos each. We asked them to check on the 2nd room as we could have just moved it there. It was there alright but how can they charge it right away without checking? Pls. check the room conditions and count all items first before you can enjoy the hotel as this hotel has really bad service.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Salinas Drive, Lahug, Cebu City 6000, Philippines (Formerly Waterfront Cebu City Hotel)
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Cebu City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Cebu City
#8 Luxury Hotel in Cebu City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino 4*
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