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“Small and smelly room with no window”

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Gran Prix Hotel & Suites Cebu
Ranked #65 of 82 Cebu City B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 5, 2013

BEWARE! On the pictures the hotel looks really nice. Reception is nice, wifi is for free, etc.

Reality: Very small rooms with NO WINDOW (I asked and they have few rooms with window, but they are usually fully booked). My room was smelly. Also the free wifi is VERY slow and every few minutes doesn't (and it's not because of signal, I have full signal and internet doesn't work anyway).

For the price I paid (1400 peso) absolutely no-sense. I stayed one night and ran away to cheaper and more nice hotel with windows!

Room Tip: Almost all rooms don't have window and are VERY SMALL.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

We stayed at the Summit Circle Hotel for the PAL 66th interclub competition. Having come from Australia, we were extremely pundandic where we go to. My golf mates and I went to Nature Spa after a day of golf and we were extremely pleased with the service and the cleanliness of this place. The manageress and her staff were extremely friendly, accommodating and professional. And to top it all, it was extremely affordable. No wonder we ended up going back more than once. I highly recommend Nature Spa if you ever come to Cebu.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

My friends and I stayed here for 4 nights during Sinulog 2013 weekend and thought the location near Fuente Osmenas was ideal. Overall we've been quite happy with our stay. The rooms were clean and comfortable enough. Noise was a bit of an issue as the walls are quite thin, so ear plugs are a good idea if you are a light sleeper. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the in-house spa offers good (and good value) massages. Breakfast is pretty decent too by Philippines standards. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

We stayed for 5 nights and 6 days last October 2012 while attending seminar at Waterfront Hotel Lahug, We got a small room, no closet just a few cloth hangers on the wall for 3 but it still okay because most of the day we were out. Anyway the place is close to Ayala, Robinsons but a little far from SM. They served breakfast for free, the menu was good, but the fruit being served was so small.The hotel staff were very nice and accommodating.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Right in the heart of Cebu City, this small hostel with a big heart. The place is clean and quiet at night. The staff are very attentive of your needs without reservation. Location is the best close to everything in the city. Love to stay here again.

Relaxation, a spa on second floor that offer common massages and its clean not the best but you will get pampered for what its cost.


Food they offer complimentary breakfast and we love it.

Room is not quiet big which is common for hostel in Cebu. If you are looking for big huge room like in US this is not for you.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank jcdalman
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

The Gran Prix Hotel was very small
The wireless was not working when I arrived and it took 3 calls before, they believed me that it was not working.
Beds were good housekeeping was good
Reception was good and helpful.
Laundry through the Hotel was cheap.
The area in general was quite rough, lots of beggars and street marketers.
Robinson’s department store is with about a 70 meter walk.
Mango Avenue is just down the road (girl Bars) but it pays to be careful and security conscious
I booked the family room which was not so bad the normal rooms are so small I would not like to stay in them.
The walls are thin so sometime you can hear what's going on in the room next door if you know what I mean.

Room Tip: I booked the family room which was not so bad the normal rooms are so small I would not like to stay...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

This is a relatively new hotel, right in the heart of uptown Cebu. The location is very good - it's right on the main road, near Fuente, right across Robinson's Mall, and just a block from Mango Square - the nightlife center of Cebu. The rooms are new and very clean. Good interiors. The sheets and towels were just OK. The basic ("superior") room is very small, you'd have to watch your step lest you bump your legs into something. Breakfast? No coffee :( Wifi speed is just OK.

My biggest issue with this hotel is that it's hard to sleep in (especially in the morning) because of the noisy staff. They don't think twice about banging doors and talking with each other and laughing with loud voices across the corridor outside the rooms. They also knock very hard on doors and you can hear them talk to guests in other rooms. I had wanted to wake up late, but the noise made it near impossible.

The hotel is exactly what it calls itself - a bed & breakfast or econotel. You get just a small, but comfortable room to sleep in. So with its excellent location, it is a good value hotel. However if you don't mind going to a not-so-new hotel, with less classier rooms, there are so many other cheaper alternatives around the same area, one of which is Sampaguita Suites right across this hotel. Many others are a block or two from the main road (try J Llorente St.)

Room Tip: Choose one that's far away from the staff / supplies room.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Gran Prix Hotel & Suites Cebu

Address: Maxilom Ave | 3rd Floor Coast Pacific Business Center, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Cebu City
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #65 of 82 B&Bs / Inns in Cebu City
Price Range: $18 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Prix Hotel & Suites Cebu 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gran Prix Econotel Cebu officially rolled out its red carpet to both foreign and local travelers, as the newest and most innovative econotel in Cebu. It's first in the Visayas, Gran Prix Econotel Cebu takes pride in its personalized, efficient and fast service, comfortable accommodation, affordable rates and perfect location. ... more   less 
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