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“Great for a Staycation” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Radisson Blu Cebu

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Radisson Blu Cebu
Ranked #1 of 86 Hotels in Cebu City
Certificate of Excellence
Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
59 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great for a Staycation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

My family and I stayed at the Radisson for a weekend break from Manila. My impression of it was very good.

The location is convenient for the port area or the convention center. Other than that, there is not much in the area. What makes is excellent for a staycation however is that there is an SM (mall) right beside it. You can pop into it for a quick and cheap meal, a movie, grocery items, shopping or have your hair done. There's also a taxi queue right beside the hotel at SM.

The hotel in and of itself is good. Check in was quick and efficient and the person who checked us in was nice and polite. Actually, everyone was nice and polite. They were very service efficient. We stayed in executive rooms for which we got cheaper rates because of a credit card promo. They were excellent. Had flat screen tvs both in the lounge and the room itself, nespresso machine, a walking dressing room and extra powder room. The club lounge had all day refreshments and good cocktail dinners. Wasn't able to go down to the gym and sauna area but could see the pool and the outside areas and they were huge and nice.

The breakfast choices in the lounge were good if you want to escape the more crowded Feria. But for choice, Feria is the place to be for breakfast. I thought it had the best choices for native Filipino breakfast foods of the big hotels I have stayed in the Philippines. We also had dinner buffet in Feria one night. They had excellent choices but the star of the show, the prime rib, was wanting.

I've stayed at the Waterfront and the Marriott in Cebu. While Marriott is the best location wise, I felt that it paled in comparison to everything else in Radisson.

Room Tip: If you can afford it, go for the Executive Suites. There are also business class rooms which are sm...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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RicaReneeRellon, Director of Marketing and Communications at Radisson Blu Cebu, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Thank you so much for dubbing the Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu as a great staycatiion venue. Please continue to visit our hotel website for even more great online offers. We look forward to seeing you back in Cebu soon.
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Pearl City, Hawaii
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for three nights and loved it. The lobby area is stunning, with high ceilings, marble floors, fancy furnishings, etc. Service people everywhere to open every door for you and escort you to where you want to go. Many are dressed like they're guests to a queens ball.

The rooms are equally nice. Comfortably sized, with an elegant modern look. They're well designed, and very functional for living. Clean and quiet as well. It felt great to return to the hotel every evening after a tiring day of sightseeing. The only thing I didn't like was the smell and taste of the tap water. Terrible. I could smell it when I walked in the door.

The hotel is located in the port area. There's a mall next door with a food court, tour agencies, shops, a grocery store, theatres, and beauty services. Very convenient. It's a 5 min taxi ride to the port which was great for us to make the 6am departure to sightsee neighboring island Bohol. Other than that, there's nothing else to do in the area.

We particularly loved the lunch and dinner buffets. Fresh and well cooked and seasoned food and a wide selection to choose from. There was a discount when we went and we got half off dinner.

Overall, I highly recommend the Raddison Blu. You can't beat the price and service.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank quoodel
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RicaReneeRellon, Director of Marketing and Communications at Radisson Blu Cebu, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review and sharing your experience with us. The hotel is closely working with the public utliity agency concerned with the water quality. We apologize for any discomfort that the smell may have caused. The hotel engages in periodic water quality checks so you can be assured that it is safe to use for washing but is not potable as advised in the collaterals provided in guest rooms.
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Manila, Philippines
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70 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012 via mobile

I stayed overnight on a business trip. The breakfast was really good, selection was very big, but it could be better with hot oatmeal, not cold. The cheese selection was also a bit limited to the more popular cheeses, not too much swiss cheese. Rooms were nice, complimentary sweets ( i prefer fruits though) and there was no complimentary water....

Anyway, its also nice because the location is near a mall, you just have to cross a street. i just didnt like the handling of my golf bag, they bellboy left it leaning on the room table. Its a good thing the shaft didnt break.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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RicaReneeRellon, Director of Marketing and Communciations at Radisson Blu Cebu, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Thank you for your comments in relation to your stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu. It is much appreciation as it is feedback likes yours that allow us to improve on our product and services. You will be glad to know that the concierge department is one of the key areas that the hotel is now focusing on retraining to ensure that guests always received the best service at all times.
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Hawaii
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

Stayed at the Raddison Blu three nights and we loved it. Reserved a Deluxe room, but they were all full so was upgraded to the Premier room. Room was fantastic. Very large, more like a suite. Very clean and bed very comfortable. Master bath had a nice bathtub and shower. Separate living room and office area with its own toilet. Lots of plugs and outlets available and lighting in the rooms great. Room on the 17th floor so the views were awesome. This hotel has a great staff, they were always very friendly and helpful. Pool was a nice place to cool off from the heat. Location is next to SM Mall so very convenient for shopping. We were there on the weekend, so there was a group playing in the lobby Friday and Saturday night. It was very relaxing to have a few drinks and snacks while watching the entertainment.

It was our first time in Cebu so we took two tours, a Cebu City tour and a Bohol tour. The hotel is near the docks, so very convenient when going on the ferry to Bohol.

The Feria restaurant buffet is large and tasty with excellent variety. Price at the restaurant is high so we also had a few meals at SM Mall next door.

Overall we had a great time at the Raddison Blu Cebu. Excellent rooms, service, food and location. Plan to return to Cebu next summer and I'm sure I will be staying here again. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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RicaReneeRellon, Director of Marketing and Communications at Radisson Blu Cebu, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful review of Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu and we look forwrad to welcoming you once again next summer.
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Manila, Philippines
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115 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Best option for hotel in the Metro Cebu area. Staff are friendly and food is great. Rooms are new. Big lobby. Ideal for both business and mini vacation.

Pros: ideal location for shopping - just beside the mall. Great breakfast buffet spread.

Cons: lobby tend to be uber busy. Warning since the hotel is near the port area you may hear the siren (morning, lunch and afternoon). Though near the water but it is not the beach area.

Tips: you may stay here for business and get a day pass/tour if you would like to go to a beach area. I would recommend Crimson Cebu. Since shopping is just beside hotel, no need to go far - there's a Duty-free in the mall for tourists.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tripin_travel
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RicaReneeRellon, Director of Marketing and Communications at Radisson Blu Cebu, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for your review and we apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced at the lobby during your stay. We do hope to welcome you back soon.
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

It was my first time travelling to Cebu in September and I have chosen this hotel to try it out since it's very much talked about here in trip advisor AND ...... I love love love this hotel . . . It's very close to SM Mall literally close LOL .. the place made me feel like I'm at home, I only booked the hotel for 2 days and I wanted to stay for another 2 days but they said that they are all booked out but when someone called and made a room canceled they informed me immediately and I extended 2 more days instead of moving to another hotel =] . The staffs are very friendly and they helped me planned out my adventure trip in Cebu. Would definitely go back on my next trip to Cebu =]

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MsFashionGeek
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RicaReneeRellon, Director of Marketing and Communications at Radisson Blu Cebu, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful review of our hotel. The hotel was indeed quite busy during the last few days and we are thankful to have guests who value the extra mile that our team members extend to ensure that we make your stay a most memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

Coming from Bohol and going back to the airport I had a one night stay only. The hotel is relatively close to both ferry pier and airport. Very tired from travelling I made use of the perfect room service and I enjoyed the extraordinary breakfast. Unfortunately I didn't had time to try the fitness and pool facilities.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alfdag
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RicaReneeRellon, Director of Marketing and Communications at Radisson Blu Cebu, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for expressing your satisfaction with our in-room dining and breakfast product and service. We do hope you will have more time to enjoy the rest of what the hotel has to offer on your next stay.
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Property: Radisson Blu Cebu
Address: Serging Osmena Boulevard | Corner Juan Luna Avenue, Cebu City 6000, Philippines (Formerly Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu)
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Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Cebu City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Cebu City
#1 Luxury Hotel in Cebu City
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cebu City
#1 Spa Hotel in Cebu City
#1 Business Hotel in Cebu City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Radisson Blu Cebu 5*
Number of rooms: 400
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cebu City hotel's location places guests close to beaches, shoppingLocated on Serging Osmena Boulevard at the corner of Juan Luna Avenue, this Cebu hotel places guests in the middle of the oldest city in the Philippines. Located just 500 metres from the International Port area, this South Pacific getaway proves to be the perfect starting point for exploring the island of Cebu and its 167 neighbouring islands. The Radisson Blu Cebu is situated just 11 kilometres from the Mactan International Airport. Cebu City offers various transportation options for travelers. The strategic location of the hotel provides easy access to public transportation. Metered taxis and local jeepneys are within easy reach to take visitors around the city. The ferry terminal is a convenient 10-minute walk from the hotel. ... more   less 
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