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“Best place to stay when you want to explore the city!” 5 of 5 stars
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Vacation Hotel Cebu
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   35 Juana Osmena Cor. Jose Avila St., Cebu City, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #30 of 75 hotels in Cebu City
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best place to stay when you want to explore the city!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Vacation Hotel Cebu is your best bet when you just want to explore the city of Cebu. Now that the hotel has been renovated, it is perfect for the smart traveler. Nicely sized and very clean rooms and bathrooms, will make your stay very comfortable. The hotel is close to downtown, Mango Square,Carbon Market and Ayala Center. The taxi ride is super cheap to get to this places from the hotel but if you are into walking, this is also a good hotel stay at. Absolutely amazing, helpful and caring staff! Their free "breakfast" which is unlimited toast with butter, jam and coffee is a great start but try their delicious breakfast! They also have good food for lunch and dinner- try their pancit special, bulalo steak and crispy pata with a cold bottle of San Mig light! The hotel also has a nice pool and garden which other hotels around the area do not have. Quiet and secure, great service- this hotel is great!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

This was my first visit to the hotel, and I really enjoyed my time there, the staff were excellent and went out of their way to make our stay a pleasant one, so much so that we re-booked the hotel room after our vacations to Bohol and Leyte.
There was some building improvement work going on when we arrived, and we were able to ask for a room transfer away from the noise.
The room was very comfortable, had cable T.V., and everything worked in the room and bathroom.
The hotel has a garden and swimming pool, and also has wifi in the reception area.
In summary great value for money, nice staff and comfortable

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Western Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

Stayed for about 5 nights from the 11th of November 2011. The menu was basic, though we only had breakfast meals there. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The pool was nice and refreshing to swim in.
It was well located in Cebu, close to most places of interest.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Grenchen, Switzerland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

Title says it all...
quiet, green, small swimming pool, family like, laid back, free wifi, but in 10 minutes walking distance your in the middle of urban life. Mango Square, Fuente Osmena, Robinson and a 10 minutes taxi ride to Ayala Mall (even walked it once - it's only 1.5km).
Rooms are basic and a bit run down but clean - nothing special; rate is around 1.100 PHP (single room), 1.300 PHP (double w/ breakfast) and 1.500 PHP per pax! in double room during Sinulog (parade passing by on General Maxilom Ave.).
Staff is very friendly, food portions are tiny, but there are plenty of food stalls and restaurants nearby. Most annoying thing have been the old, noisy and bad working aircons.

"123°53'39.00"E 10°18'56.11"N8" (copy 'n' paste in Google Maps/Earth)

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2010

The staff that work in the hotel were terrific, other than that, you have an owner that is grumpy and unfriendly, the rooms are run down, locks on the doors did not work well, showers and taps not working properly, you are not allowed to bring in a friend without a prior permission and not beyond 11.00pm.
But wait there is more: If you order food from outside like a pizza or anything, the hotel will charge you half of that price, (if food costed you 1000 pesos, hotel charges 500 pesos on top) is this insane or what? the restaurant food not good and if you ask for something on the menu chances are they don't have it. Also when we lost power the generator failed to start so we were without power till it got fixed but were not allowed to use air con. and TV. There are times they would have only one room occupied in the entire hotel, staff tell me that is because they don't have repeated visitors.
The whole place looks like a dump. I am going back in January but not to the Vacation hotel...

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2010

I do not know where to start! this Hotel offers great customer service and its got WOW factor...just great service and the STAFF ARE THE BEST PEOPLE!!! I stay for 17 nights and was sad when i departed! Just has a cozy "homely" feel about the place.
The Room was well set out and Bathroom was good. It wasn't a Glitzy Hotel, but i didnt want Glitzy. This is more Practical and Homely - which is just what i wanted. The "Chief" is a great guy, and always ready to stop for a chat. Many Thanks to Venus in the front office and her colleagues for handling my booking, the Kitchen and Cafe Staff are really kind. I Miss this Hotel!!

I really look forward to staying here again in the future with my Wife. Thanks Vacation Hotel! Your simply the best!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Coolum Beach
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2009

Whenever I go to Cebu I stay at Vacation Hotel. It is in an easy to get to location (although it can be hard to get a cab in rush hour!). The staff are very welcoming and look after you very well. The food is good, or you can go across the road. The area is pretty safe and you can store your baggage if you go on other trips. Lots of rooms have been done up over the last couple of years and the aircon works well.

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Vacation Hotel Cebu

Address: 35 Juana Osmena Cor. Jose Avila St., Cebu City, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Cebu City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 75 hotels in Cebu City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Vacation Hotel Cebu 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of Cebu City, Vacation Hotel Cebu is an ideal spot from which to discover Cebu. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Vacation Hotel Cebu is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Wi-Fi in public areas, safety deposit boxes, meeting facilities, family room, car park are just a few of the facilities that set Vacation Hotel Cebu apart from other hotels in the city. All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including garden, outdoor pool, pool (kids), massage, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Vacation Hotel Cebu is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Cebu. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Vacation Hotel Cebu Cebu Island/Cebu City

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