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Harolds Hotel
Ranked #2 of 87 Hotels in Cebu City
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Legazpi
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56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Sooo Neat!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

After two hotels, this hotel offered us a ‘Welcome ‘ drink as I just requested the Concierge for an ‘Anniversary ‘ surprise for my hubby (while he was checking in). I thought that was it, the staff then signaled that it was a regular part of welcoming guests. She asked for our name and anything I would want written on a card. The cake and computerized card was more than what I expected. They were thanking us for making them part of the special trip. The hotel room was immaculately clean, after two hotel stay during the trip, this time we had four pillows without asking. Bath was all ok, no problem at all. Breakfast was good though not as many choices. Location was great…though we could have stayed longer to explore the quaint restos and spa around. The Roof deck was a nice place to have a drink and talk. Will bring the kids next time.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights and loved it! The best part, in my opinion, is the service. Like others have mentioned, Harolds' staff provides 5-star service -- everyone is so kind, friendly and helpful. My room was great, too. I booked a deluxe room with two twin beds, for my mum and me. The room was spacious, the AC worked well, the beds were comfortable, and the water pressure and temperature were great. The wifi didn't work on the 9th floor, but the LAN connection provided by the hotel was fast and perfectly fine for my needs. Some may think that the breakfast buffet is small, but I thought it was the right size with good food -- a mix of American and Filipino dishes. (I'm not into huge buffets with average food that some people seem to drool over.) Went to the rooftop bar once, and they served tasty drinks for a very reasonable price. The guests are a nice mix of people from the Philippines, other Asian countries and Europe. After a 4-day trip to Palawan, I came back to Cebu and stayed at another popular hotel for the last 4 days of my vacation (hint, it's across the street from Ayala). Huge mistake. I wish I had booked Harolds again!

Room Tip: Stayed in a deluxe room, and I recommend it for the extra space.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lomigirl
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Davao del Sur Province, Philippines
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51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights in this hotel, and i can say that we did not regret choosing this hotel, location wise its good its very near ayala center. Around 50 php for the taxi. The staff of the hotel are nice as well, very service minded. especially for the frontmen/security they will get cabs for you without hesitations.
Rooms are nice, equipped with good amenities and some are for request as well. the air condition is perfectly cool, the only problem i have is the wifi connection it seems i could not connect using every device i have, both android and ios. they try to check it they just mentioned that its the location of my room . :( haha
Breakfast is good as well, congee/cereal section and more, everyday different food being served.
The best part of staying in this hotel is the spa beside it "Thai Boran" located just on the left side of the hotel, good service good spa place. so everyday is massage day.
i feel bad though i was not able to try the roof deck. :( but overall I recommend this hotel for people visiting cebu.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Pasay
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63 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

Hotel was a plesant surprise. It could pass as a small 5-star hotel if it had a swimming pool. Room and bathroom was very large. One good thing about the hotel is they offer a LAN cable and wifi in the rooms. Rarely you see a hotel have LAN cable for computers instead of only wifi access. Breakfast was simple but of standard. They have a happy hour promotion that they advertise but when we went to the bar, we found out that it was only available on weekends.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank KingSevens
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Manila
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25 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Harolds depicts the modern day business hotel. Like the usual find in most cities, it has the atmosphere of a systematic workplace that usually lacks the homey milieu. Location wise, they're 1km away from Ayala Business Park. The rooms are spacious compare to other neighboring hotels. Comfy bed and linen. They also have expansive bath area and basic toiletries. One of their drawback is they don't have a pool, which I think they should consider to have an appeal to those guests with child/dren as well as to those travelling with friends.
Their breakfast buffet (H Café) was limited, restaurant staff were accommodating though. We haven't got to try their roof deck bar, Highlights because of an event that night.
Aside from non-working remote control, the only complaint we had was the unwelcome knock on our door at 6:00 am asking if were checking out.

I strongly suggest you book your reservation online as they offer lower rates than over-the-counter and over-the-phone rates.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Las Pinas, Philippines
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

Harold's Hotel has clean, modern rooms. Rooms are relatively bigger than other business hotels. Buffet breakfast is included but selection is limited. No swimming pool or other leisure amenities. Check-in and check-out is a little bit slow.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank sedtravel
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qc
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58 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

Located in the center of Cebu City, Harolds Hotel has the convenience of being easily accessible but at the same time, quiet and discreet. The rooms are comfy, spacious, and clean, this being a relatively new hotel. The staff are friendly and accommodating, eager to please their guests. The food in their breakfast and lunch buffet is okay, but nothing to write home about. During breakfast, my companions and I were wondering why they didn't have the food that Cebu is famous for. Where are the luscious, golden Cebu mangoes? And how come they didn't have the crispy, salty friend danggit? We forgot all about that as we were checking out of the hotel. The amiable General Manager of Harolds himself sent us off with a warm smile, a handshake, and a sincere invitation to visit their hotel again anytime we were in Cebu. All in all, a pleasant stay in a nice little hotel. So when visiting Cebu, why not Harolds?

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank anabelleochoa
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Additional Information about Harolds Hotel

Property: Harolds Hotel
Address: Gorordo Avenue | Lahug, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Cebu City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection 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 Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Cebu City
#4 Business Hotel in Cebu City
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cebu City
#7 Family Hotel in Cebu City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Harolds Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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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Harolds Hotel Cebu Island/Cebu City

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