Buffet for Php 399 pesos for dinner was good. For hotel ambiance and quite a number of dishes to choose from, value for money was good. Just don't taste their rendition of Maki and Sushi as the rice seems like the rice they use for "puso" or the hanging rice that you eat on the streets. Also, the cuisine was purely hotel-like. Probably they should also prepare food that will highlight Cebu cuisine so clients who are excited to taste the local delicacy need not go out to taste it.
I was there for a seminar and some relax time. Seminar venue was good as the space was large enough for our function and you can easily make changes in the setup to adapt to changing needs of the situation. The sound system however needs to be changed. The microphone kept on dying and I felt I was dying to towards the end as I needed to increase the volume of my voice so everyone can hear me. If this was a wedding reception, I can just imagine the toast getting a tad challenging for the one proposing the toast. Rooms on the other hand were kept well, at least since they are still new, and the internet connection superb. Hopefully though, the next time I check in, they would have wifi in the rooms as well. The bar at the roof deck was fantastic as you will get a view of the entire city, plus the service crew who were more than willing to have a chat about cebu.
Service was also ok sans some communication gap between the organizers and the hotel crew. Everything has been ironed out however thanks to the manager in charge. One thing though, do you really need to charge for early check-in? If there are rooms available, should you not be excited that your clients will check in early so they are not given a chance to look for other hotels. I can understand if there are no rooms available, the client must wait for rooms to become available, but to charge for early check-in? And charge 40% of room rate for one hour of practical use?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HAROLDS HOTEL offers a vantage point to guests with business or leisure reasons in the city. Situated in the uptown area of Cebu City, about 30 minutes away from Mactan International Airport, Harolds Hotel is only ten minutes away from financial districts, government offices, universities and colleges, and major shopping centers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Harolds Hotel Cebu Island/Cebu City