I have been to Cebu city before, and the start of that trip was miserable. Wiser from the experience, I am going to ask you, the Cebu experts in here for some advise.
I am looking for a decent enough hotel. I dont have extreme demands - I of course like to live clean and safe, as well as I want my things (especially money, cards and passport) to be safe. Non smoking room is a must, pool is nice but not a demand. Dont really care if there is any nightclubs etc nearby, but I like to be safe if I need to go outside at night. I have looked some on three hotels: Cebu R hotel (suite), Castle peak hotel (executive room) and Mango park hotel (suite). Have you guys any experiences from these places, so you can advice me?
Mango park and castle peak has in room security box, mango park has a pool and I think that castle peak is building a "dipping pool" (according to their homepage - no idea of size or when it will be ready). Cebu R seem to be clean and rather new. Pricerange here is 1700p to 2500p per night. If you have better advice, feel free to give it!
Have also heard that Cebu city is supposed to be famoused for really good standup commedy. Any advice on good commedy clubs (dont know Philippino so they must perform in english)?
Finally I was wondering about do and dots when it comes to buying gold and jewelry in cebu. Is it any chains that you can trust? I will ofcourse not buy gold in the street, was thinking more of gold store in Ayala center or something similar.