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Cebu what neighborhood for tourist are safe

I want to go to Cebu what areas should I be looking for a hotel in. I am looking for tourist and safe areas to walk at night. Any recommendation on a hotel in the $40.00 to $70.00 range?

Is Cebu like Manila safer are is it a matter of the neighborhood your in?

I would like to be able to go out for dinner and walk there and back without taking a taxi.

Never been there so I don't know the in's and out's. Any advice would be welcome.

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11. Re: Cebu what neighborhood for tourist are safe

Further to my above post, avoid the horse drawn cabs.

Ok Cebu try this thread, especially post 5

tripadvisor.co.uk/…37554218

and here... tripadvisor.com.au/…26901341

And search the expat forums, as suggested before.

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I gave you two suggestions a while back Given your additional reply, ff the two, Northwinds will work because the area around Northwinds hotel is teeming with restaurants, night clubs, spas, sports activities in a place called Metro Sports. I.T. Park is a place where the old Cebu airport used to be and is now a big commercial place primarily related to I.T. activities.

Another option is to stay in the midtown area, where it is teeming with a lot of 1-2 star hotels called pension houses. There are plenty here in the 1,200-800 peso a night level, or at 43 exhange rate, or $25-30. In this area, there is a place called rotonda, and around that place are places like Robinsons Cybergate which is another high rise building with restaurants all over the ground floor, a lot of restaurants around the the rotonda, and a slot machine casino, also a small-medium sized mall in Robinsons. In this rotonda, there is a street more commonly known for its old name: Mango Avenue. This street has a lot of restaurant choices. There is even a comedy joint if that is your thing. Another street in this area is called Ramos Street, another place teeming with restaurants and places that offer some adult shows. This area is more low end than I.T. Park, but offers more choices, ALL THAT CAN BE COVERED BY WALKING.

Edited: 11:47 pm, March 17, 2012
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13. Re: Cebu what neighborhood for tourist are safe

My advise if you feel unsafe - avoid downtown, and areas nearer to the docks. Areas near Ayala is a bit safer then average.

As a tourist the prime risk you are facing is pickpocketing. If you go out, get drunk and start waving around fists full of money you is in risk for being robbed, but the same would be true most bigger cities.

For a safe and low cost hotel choise I would most likely go for the Diplomat hotell. I felt safe there, but there is no pool. However, they advice you to take a cab if going out at night if you are white. However, I suspect most hotels in Cebu city would suggest the same.

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A new hotel just opened right across ayala mall its call TUNE HOTEL. Budget hotel with great price. Or quest hotel also still right across ayala.

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New Yorker, aka CIO2012,

You seem to be stressing yourself unnecessarily, relax first as has already be stated Cebu is nowhere like the size of Manila and second just because you are a foreigner (flush with cash) doesn’t necessarily mean every second person is out to rob you.

On crime this could happen anywhere, nine times out of ten, the victim is partly culpable. I recall many many years ago where I got talking with one of your fellow New Yorkers in a Bar in Pat Pong, Bangkok had this habit of leaving his wallet on the table, even when going off to the bathroom, considering he didn’t really know us, it was a strange thing to do. He finished the night highly intoxicated and me and an Australian putting him in a cab to get him back to his hotel safely.

Yet in 2010 I was in Angeles City and dropped my wallet as I was approaching SM Mall and two women stopped me to tell me. So not everybody is trying to rob you, the stigma of being called a “thief” applies equally as strong in the Philippines as it does in any other country.

You mentioned that the hotel front desk advices you to avoid certain areas in town, trust me most hotels I have visited they say this, Amsterdam, Milan, Naples, Prague, Nairobi, Rio, Riga – been there done that! Do people listen, yes, for all of about two minutes only and then as in the case where I was in Rio one fellow tourist saw some pretty girls walking onto the beach at night and then he asked me if it is safe to walk on the beach at night, after being told explicitly to avoid the beach area, after dark.

Pick pockets can strike anywhere anytime, no disrespect to Filipino pick pockets but from what I have seen riding jeepneys, these guys are amateurs compared with the professionals I have observed in Prague, if there was ever a world championship then the thieves found in Prague are gold medallists.

As had been stated earlier Cebu is a small city, far safer than Manila, dependant on how you conduct yourself, if you are that concerned then either cancel your trip otherwise get yourself a girlfriend for additional protection. I have stayed in the homes of Philippines poor and middle class and trust me they are very protective of their guests.

One bit of advice, no need to carry your passport around with your, leave it in your hotel safe, there has only ever been one place where I have had to carry my passport and that was in the Greenzone in Baghdad and that was because they were shooting people first, then asking questions later. Worst thing if you are not carrying your passport you may not be able to purchase something in a store. But having a copy is a great idea.

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>>>if there was ever a world championship then the thieves found in Prague are gold medallists.<<<

Hahaha. Couldn't agree with you more... But I think those in Rome are a close second...

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