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Cebu Guesthouse
Ranked #65 of 77 Cebu City B&B and Inns
Singapore, Singapore
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“Centrally located, safe and secure.”
Reviewed December 23, 2011

I took a domestic flight from Clark and reached Cebu late at night. When I reached the place it looked according to the pictures I saw on the internet. For the price I paid (P650 for two nights) it was really good except for the mosquitoes. Luckily I had a repellent with me. The shared room I had was really nice and the bed was quite comfortable. Bathrooms were also clean. The air-condition also worked well. The staff and the security guard are nice people. The place was centrally located and easy to walk around. Jeepneys are also cheap (P7) to get to other parts of town but ask first before boarding. It was a wonderful and unforgettable experience. Taxis are also cheap. About P100 to get to almost anywhere and P200 to the airport. I will come back again!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2011

Friendly staff, but that won't help you when you get eaten by the bedbugs.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Reviewed January 27, 2011

We are travelling almost one year and this place was the worst one, where we ever have stayed.
The pictures on their website look quite good, but it is not true. We were sleeping near kitchen in hole with one small window, all was wet, stinky and dirty.
There is no toilet paper and no towels. In the evening you could not sleep well, becouse people are sometimes very loud in bar, same in the morning.. toilet was terrible, dirty, with broken shower.
Yes, the price is good, but if I know, that near jasmine street, you can have much more for almost same money - try tourist inn!!! they have big room for 600PHP, with window and own bathroom!
Staff is trying to be nice and helpfull, except a reception guy. Very unfair, unproffesional and he was lying to us!
One example:
We need to go to airport at 3 in the mornig and as we read a lot of about taxi drivers in phillipines and also the reception guy told us, that is it a big problem, we ask the him for a favour, if he can arrange a reliable taxi driver for us. He said us, he will try to. But he did not. When we arrived in evening and ask him, if he got the driver, he just call someone, and told us, sorry, I dont have a driver. I tried 4 numbers during the day, but I dont have anyone.. Actualy, I dont believe him a single word, what he was saying. He just said, you have to catch the driver by yourself and try to make him the taximetr on :-) and that was it, do it by yourself, and this was end of our conversation.. In the late evening we ask girl, which have duty on reception, is it really such a big problem to catch a driver in night? no, it is not, there is a lot of taxi drivers, dont be afraid!!!!! So, I still dont understand, why the guy lie to us and tried to make us afraid of the journey! Becouse when you are travelling, sometimes the only place, you can trust, is the place, where you are staying in.. This is not this case!!!!!
Dont go there!!!!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2010

Cebu Guesthouse has simple, straightforward amenities:
1. Clean room with adequate ventilation - We chose a room with fan only. Even without airconditioning, we had good, comfortable sleep all the time.
2. Clean, modest bathrooms - The common toilet and bath had no fancy frills like a tub, but definitely provides what you need after a long walk in the city. There's hot water too. Cleaners maintain the bathrooms and living areas every morning.
3. Friendly staff - They provide good directions and options whenever you need them - like the nearest grocery store or what tours are available (we didn't avail of the tours though due to time constraints). We had minimal interaction with them since the visit was hassle-free.
4. Central location - The location is superb if you prefer to walk around the city instead of hiring your own van, or taking cabs. There's plenty of eating places nearby, both affordable and expensive. It's a 15-minute ride (or walk) to Osmena Circle where all the action is (going to Sto. Nino, Crown Regency, etc.), and almost a similar distance to the Ayala mall.
5. Free Wifi!

What we liked best: The location and the no frills atmosphere
What we liked least: Dust on some parts of the room (like under the bed, not a deal-breaker though)

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2010

One of my friends recommended this place to me, he says its safe and cheap. Yes, its cheap, the rate was just a few bottles of beer. Safe? NO! they have a guard on duty but the risk is from your fellow guests!!! I cant even sleep straight, afraid somebody might sneek inside and rob you!!! The place, its an old house converted into a boarding house. I dont understand why it passed as a hospitality establishment when it lack all the required facilities and amenities not to mention the staff!!. On my way checking out, I was entertained by a staff (i dont know if hes the manager or the owner or just an idiot guest) talking some foolishness. I will never go back again to tha place. Better find a decent place to stay!!!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
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Manila
Level 4 Contributor
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Reviewed November 11, 2010

First the good things, the staff is very friendly and nice and the location is actually good, not far from Robinson Mall, Mango Square with some discos, and some nice restaurants.

Now: The rooms are an absolute catastrophe. I booked the "Penthouse" as i thought it looked nice enough on the website, forget about the website pictures, the rooms do not even look similar when you get there.

The carpet and as well as the Sofa has been so dirty that you did not dare to sit on it or walk on it with bare feet. The bathroom was big, water was hot, that was ok.

Air condition (from the last century) was loud and inefficient. Noise from the Street is loud as no real windows, and bad doors and Walls.

Bed did almost break when i laid on it, no towels or any toilet paper.

Wifi did work, but too slow to be of any use.

On the ceiling have been water spots so I do not want to imagine what happens during heavy rain.

Checked out after the first day, did not get offered any refund for the room rate that i paid in advance, did not bother to argue.

Do yourself a favor and stay - away.

See my pictures - real pictures.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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Philippines
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2010

We stayed there for one night in their Penthouse room. It had a living room with a dusty old carpet in the middle. The bed room also had a queen size bed, and the bathroom was huge.
However, the house itself was old. This house was never intended for commercial use. My opinion, the rooms for rent were just constructed after they decided to turn this residential home into a business. So, please do not expect any service/ameneties to that of a professional Inn/hotel.
But still, I'd go back to this place for it's value-for-money, location, security (there is a security guard posted at the gates). It's just another place you can crash into.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Cebu Guesthouse
Address: 211 Mango Avenue | (also known as Aysha-Lily Cebu City Guesthouse), Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Cebu City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #65 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Cebu City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Cebu Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cebu Guesthouse is located in the popular Mango Avenue, within walking distance of the City Circle, the vibrant area dubbed 'Heart of the City' being very popular for malls, restaurants and cheep CD's, and the central city shopping and I.T park of Ayala. We are also on a main Jeepney route to all the major centres and short ride to the caf?? area of Capitol. Our local staff can assist you in the local knowledge of catching these illusive creatures. We offer large rooms from 690, either double or shared at a very affordable rate. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor space for relaxing, or mingling with fellow guests. Kitchen for cooking, with fridge and microwave, all utensils and dining area, you will have everything you need to cook or information as to where are the best places to eat and enjoy, all housed in this period style Spanish ancestral building. Cebu is a great starting point for your island adventure. Our guesthouse is only minutes from the Supercat ferry going to the diving mecca of Bohol and local airport heading to the world class island of Boracay: listed in the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. ... more   less 
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