Business hotel for a business trip. So who sleeps in the hotel during a business trip?
Well, I do. And I would appreciate mixing a bit of pleasure with the business. Which means that coming home to a place that provides a bit of pampering for the price you're paying for is something that I look for.
There are many new five star and boutique hotels in Cebu City. When the Marriott Cebu opened its doors to the public in the late 90s, it was one of a kind. Found right next to the posh Ayala Commercial Center in Cebu, Marriott Cebu was a modern hotel way back then. A few years and a renovation or two later, it has deteriorated in both facility and quality. The lifts need a remake. The rooms are old and the carpets are stank. The bathroom while it has a rainshower, still uses the traditional bath tub (which is a mile high). And the service - is HORRIBLE.
I checked in at 315PM only to have the front desk girl tell me that their computer system was down and that they could not check me in because of that. Really?!?!? [I mean, if there computer was down the whole day they wouldn't be able to check guests in? With the age of technology came the age of inefficiency as well! That's customer service for you.] Then I placed on the door a sign to make up the room when I left around 6PM for my meeting. Lo and behold, when I got back to my room at 10PM the sign was still hanging on the door and my room was not even made up. Sheesh!
With that said, except for the fact that Marriott is located right at the back of Ayala malls in Cebu, there's really nothing fantastic about this hotel. It's downright sad and pathetic that Marriott Cebu is even called a Marriott. If you compare it to the other Marriott hotels worldwide, the one in Cebu is a shame.
It has aged - and aged without grace...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located within the city’s premier financial district - the Cebu Business Park, the Cebu City Marriott Hotel sits right next door to Ayala Mall where opportunities for great shopping and a vibrant nightlife await you. Near by are offices of top corporations, banking centers, an exclusive sports club, convention centers and the Asia Town IT Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Cebu City Hotel Cebu City
- Cebu City Marriott Hotel Cebu Island