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Alba Uno Residencia
Ranked #20 of 79 Cebu City B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 3, 2013

PROS
This is near the IT Park in which there's a lot of restaurants to choose from. It will take you less than 5 mins to be in the IT Park. Also a jeepney passes near the hotel which is very convenient.

Their staff is very friendly and polite.

Good van transfers.

CONS
We got 2 rooms in this, the AC of the other one is not working very well. I think it's very small to fill a big room.

We ordered food which took a while to be delivered in our room. We had to call them like 3 times.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

If you just need a cozy place to stay or stop-over when in Cebu city, Alba Uno Residencia is a good option. The rooms are cozy, clean and spacious. A lot of closet space (if you plan to have a long stay). There’s a hot/cold shower, a mini fridge and an LCD TV with cable in the rooms. There is also complimentary Wi-Fi access for guests – in rooms as well as in their quaint restaurant/cafe on the ground floor.

The restaurant serves breakfast. You may opt to pay just a few hundred pesos more to get a room of the same size, with the addition of a mini terrace/balcony. The staff and service is pretty efficient, especially when we checked in/out and requested for a cab, and inquired about places to dine around the area.

The hotel may seem like it’s in the middle of nowhere when you first make your way there – it’s located just off one of the main streets in Cebu city’s I.T. Park (which is surrounded by office buildings, many of them of top BPO companies). If you take a cab there, make sure you inform the cab driver to go to ‘’I.T. park, behind Skyrise Bldg. 2.”

The hotel is an 8- to 10- minute walk or a 5-minute jeepney /cab ride to the some major shops and restaurants, including ‘The Walk’ (which is similar to Metro Manila’s Bonifacio High Street, with roads similar to that of Ortigas Center in Pasig City). Another 5 minutes by jeepney or cab (or if you’re up for it – a 10-minute stroll) to the famous AA BBQ restaurant on Salinas drive (which is just next to one of the Ayers Lechon branches!).

The hotel is approximately 25 to 30 minutes to the airport by cab. Opt for a hotel on Mactan Island, near the airport, if you literally just need a place to stay overnight (and don’t plan to dine out or do much sightseeing) and have a flight to catch the next day.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 25, 2012

I've stayed in Alba Uno three times and two out of three times we were overcharged, but they explain it well and the staff is very friendly. Food may or may not be good, depending on your taste, but the hotel is a walking distance from the IT park where there are a lot of restaurants to choose from (I recommend Abuhan). Price is actually very cheap for what you get and the rooms are quite big. We fit into a family room and there were 8 of us. It's easy to get a cab or a jeep, though sometimes (especially during Sinulog), it may take awhile.

Overall, I like this hotel and I wouldn't mind coming back to it all the time.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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4  Thank neekelita
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

The hotel is very clean and accessible to malls...

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

Still relatively new when we checked in early this year. Simple, no frills or fancy things that you can say about it. Rooms are cramped with 2 single beds. New 32" LCD TV and air conditioning units. Water pressure is low and sometimes water heater don't get activated.

No breakfast included in the rates. No soap, shampoo, or toothpaste.

Downside is the location. Though it is located at the back of Ayala IT park it's a bit sketchy as taxi drivers don't usually know the hotel. Pretty hard to get around if you don't have rented car. It has available parking space at the ground floor.

I suggest to look for other option as the location is quite off.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled on business
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2  Thank tomcat2512
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

This is a very nice place. The building is pretty new. For the price, it's a steal. Comfortable beds, 32" LCD TV, hot and cold shower, very cheap breakfast (less than $3.00), accomodating staff, you can't ask for more. The only downside is the location. Yes, its near IT Park with a lot of shops, offices, restaurants and banks, the immediate vicinity is not quite nice. But you can always ask the guard to get you a cab and it's just about 2 minutes to IT Park (about $1.00, yes it's that near) and about 5 mins to Ayala Center (a very nice mall).

Take note though, it's not a hotel. It's a bed & breakfast (hostel as the call it in Hong Kong), but its very good for the price.

If you are looking for a hotel accomodation, book the nearby Waterfront Hotel. Price is about 3 times more.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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3  Thank DennisMar
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

I will never regret staying in Alba Uno whilst enjoying my visit to Cebu. It's awesome. I like the scenery, staff, food and the bed feels like home. I will see you soon! Thank you!

  • Stayed: March 2011
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Additional Information about Alba Uno Residencia

Address: Villa Amores Compound, Lahug Apas, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Cebu City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #20 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Cebu City
Price Range: $25 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Alba Uno Residencia 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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