Booked a 3 night stay through Agoda. On arrival at Deluxe room discovered ants in the bathroom, malfunctioning electric kettle and TV remote control plus swarms of bees on the veranda. Housekeeping sorted everything except the stubborn bees. The room was OK but a bit gloomy and the bees prevented us from taking advantage of the sea view from the veranda. Soon though another problem emerged in the form of constant hammering. Checking outside we discovered that construction work was going on near to our block of rooms. A notice read "Apologies for any inconvenience." Obviously it would have been much better if the management had informed the guests in advance of such disruption.
Feeling utterly fed up we decided to upgrade to a Junior Suite in the Courtyard complex. This is an upmarket development next to the spa and has exotic fish ponds to entertain the tourist.
We had no complaint about the new room which was very spacious and well appointed with extra large bed (good for 3 !!) and Jacuzzi.
The free breakfast was buffet style and very appetizing but to my wife's frustration the Spaghetti was never available during our stay.
. Beach lovers need not waste any time considering this resort. There are dozens of jetskis, banana boats and small pleasure craft moored close to the beach, spoiling the view and making swimming a hazardous past time. The beach itself is very narrow and as soon as you set foot on it you become the target of guys trying to sell you a boat trip.
So what were the plus points? The Spa was excellent with a range of treatments in a lovely relaxing environment. The gardens provided beautiful surroundings for a morning or evening stroll and the two swimming pools were well maintained and supervised. The larger free form pool attracted families whilst we had the adults only pool to ourselves.
The food was good although quite expensive and the lobby pianist performing during dinner gave a classy feel to proceedings.
Above all it was the friendly and helpful staff who impressed most. I can only think of the Marco Polo as having more attentive front desk staff, waiters, gardeners, lifeguards, housekeeping etc.
- Also Known As:
- Cebu White Sands At Maribago Beach Hotel
- Cebu White Sands At Maribago Beach Hotel Mactan Island
- Cebu White Sands
- Cebu White Sands At Maribago Beach Cebu Island/Mactan Island
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