As a vacation resort that is advertised as secluded I was dissapointed to learn that it isn't secluded in a good way. This small bed and breakfast is located an hour and a half away from Mactan Island. Speaking of the drive it was non stop traffic with poor views of the island, hardly the long and scenic drive one might expect to find seclusion. I can't express how dissapointed I was when the taxi stopped in the middle of this small town in the middle of everything. The bed and breakfast is nestled in the middle of a small province. If you are dreaming of seclusion, this isn't the place you are dreaming of. You won't feel any further away from anything than you do at the Hilton Cebu or Shangrila on Mactan. The only thing it is secluded from is the airport. The bed and breakfast is not much more than a large house. The room was quoted as a King bed, it was a queen. The bathroom knob failed, locking me in the bathroom. The shower is neat but leaves you holding the shower wand with one hand and washing with the other, sound relaxing?
When choosing a resort on Cebu know what you want and know what you are getting. We wanted georgious views of the water and mountains. We got black polluted water with trash floating about and a limited peripheral view of the ocean. The beach was full of sharp rocks and shells. There are adjoining properties to the left and right that certainly take away from the secluded feeling. You may be able to walk down the beach five miles, but, you wouldn't want to. The morning after our first night there was a small child relieving himself on the beach, no. 2.
I wanted a five star resort with full facilities. I got a three star Bed and breakfast with very little to do. I based my expectations on the full five star reviews that other people had bestowed upon the property. If you are a business class, world traveler and enjoy five star hotels and secluded beach resorts, you might not like this property. Just understand that the property is an hour and a half away from the airport, this does not buy you exclusivity or seclusion. You are just as close to the madness of everyday life here as you are in Mactan island at the Hilton or the Shangrila.
Hopefully if you have read this review you will at least know what you are getting. I felt as though the previous reviews and the description of the property on their website were somewhat disingenuinous.
The few things that I did like were the one on one customer service, we were the only guests at the moment, and the friendly staff. They were very nice and couldn't have been more accommodating. The food was good, at least what we ate. The pina colada wasn't good and perhaps wasn't a pina colada at all.
I just wish someone had written a more honest review before I got here. Like I said, just know what you want and know what you are getting. There are many beautiful things to do and see in Cebu, but, don't believe that you have to travel and hour and a half out of the city to see them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Todays travellers be it for leisure or business, require the same high standards of comfort and quality.Here at Las Flores we are committed at all times to achieve our utmost in meeting our Guests needs and expectations.We are situated in the North of the Island of Cebu approximately one hour from the City of Cebu. Located in the countryside on a Waterfront Setting with spectacular sea views, Las Flores has become a favoured spot for a cosy get together for couples,families and friends.The environment is a huge concern of ours and we make every effort in supporting and encouraging the local community in their efforts to keep the surounding countryside and beachfront free of pollution.Las Flore evokes an atmosphere of crisp elegance with a sensual and homely touch."The Family owned Las Flores is a unique and comfortable hotel to fall in love with". ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Las Flores Cebu
- Las Flores Hotel Cebu