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Buena Vida Suites Capitol
Reviewed June 11, 2014

the hotel has definatly an elevater, rooms were cleaned daily and it isnt expensive at all as I tried a backpacker hostel bevor which was less than 20% cheaper only!

I would definatly recommend it for the price, but Chose upper floor(s) and rooms 9-12 on each floor!

Room Tip: rooms 9-12 on each floor!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

The room is plain and dry! The rate is expensive! Breakfast buffet is just ordinary! My mom cooks better! The TV model is ancient! No elevators in this hotel, bad especially for Senior Citizens who have hard times in climbing stairs. One good thing about the inn is it's located in the downtown area. It is near Ayala Center. Another good thing is the WIFI connection is good! Plus the guard is also efficient in finding a taxi cab for its hotel guests. Good job! I think the hotel needs further renovation to keep up with the competitors.

Room Tip: Choose a room in the first or second floor. The WIFI connection here is strong! Also, there are no e...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Cheap rates. Room cleanup should be done daily. They didn't clean our room during our 3-night stay. They didn't even take out the trash. Poor wifi. Below average breakfast "buffet". Guard was friendly though. Gave us directions on how to get to places.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Me and my family stayed here for 3 days November 2013, it's 4 of us and 1 2 years old. We arrived late and to our surprise the place is very nice. Lobby is welcoming. Front desks staffs are very friendly and helpful especially the mature lady from the housekeeping department. The room it is huge and the shower/toilet is clean. Complimentary water inside the room and u can refill it in the hallway. Wifi very fast, breakfast is simple but delicious. Worth the stay. We love it!



Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Cup noodles and some chips placed on the top of the table inside the room were already expired. I informed the front desk about the problem after checking out. ALWAYS check the expiration dates before consuming them. We stayed in this hotel last 2012.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Usually when we stay in hotels to take a rest, we don't want to be out of the loop especially for when it comes to social networking sites. Fortunately, the room where we stayed in had great access to the internet and I was able to share my experiences to my friends here and abroad. The food was also good but I would have preffered a buffet meal and not a plated one. For a budget conscious person, it was a good experience.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Ara S, Marketing Consultant at Buena Vida Suites Capitol, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2013

Dear Guest,

In behalf of the Verbena family,thank you for staying with us ad for your valued feedback.Please be assured that we are seriously looking into your concerns and will certainly take the appropriate actions to improve our services.

Looking forward of hosting your stay again at Verbena Capitol Suites!

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

I have shown this establishment more respect than they showed us. I emailed them with directly with my comments forty eight hours prior to writhing this review and they have not bothered to reply to my email, enough said, therefore any comments by them on this review are purely a marketing strategy
For readers information, I am not a tourist, I retired here from the UK and have stayed in a number of Cebu hotels, some of which were similarly priced as this one
So what is wrong with the hotel
1. Cockroaches in the bedroom, and the general cleanliness of the room was abysmal
2. The suite that we stayed in, (allegedly one of the best rooms they offered at 1700 pesos per night), was simply a very small twin bedded room with a bathroom
3. A security guard who for a period in the evening was on the internet in reception wearing headphones and who never saw me leave or enter the hotel, some security
4. In the room was a breakfast menu which seemed quite good, yet when we went for our breakfast we were only offered a local buffet breakfast that simply looked inedible. The restaurant staff were only interested in eating themselves and watching television

1700 pesos per night is mid range for Cebu City, but for that price there are many better establishments in Cebu.

Room Tip: Do not stay here
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Ara S, Marketing Consultant at Buena Vida Suites Capitol, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2013

Dear Guest,

On behalf of the entire Verbena Family,Thank you for staying with us and for your valued feedback. Please be assured that we are seriously looking into your concerns and will certainly take the appropriate actions to improve our services.

Looking forward of hosting your stay again at Verbena Capitol Suites!

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Additional Information about Buena Vida Suites Capitol

Address: 79 Don Gil Garcia St., Cebu City 6000, Philippines (Formerly Verbena Capitol Suites)
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Cebu City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 75 Specialty Lodging in Cebu City
Price Range: $23 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Buena Vida Suites Capitol 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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