This is one of the nicest hotels in it's class that I have stayed at in the Philippines. Someone has clearly made a big effort to create a hotel of real quality here. All the materials, furnishings and fittings are excellent, and the whole design and décor is very well done.
The room had everything you would normally expect, including a room safe, mini-bar, complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water. There was even an iPhone docking station next to the bed. Contrary to some other reviews here I found the free Wi-Fi in my room had a strong enough signal and worked very well, but maybe I was just lucky to get a room in the right location for that. The water pressure in the shower could have been a bit stronger, but no big deal.
The staff are all very friendly an efficient. The housekeeper who cleaned the room even knew my name, which I thought was very nice. I don't think I've experienced that before in any hotel.
The only slight disappointment was the breakfast, which while ok, was nothing special. The cereals tasted like they were stale. There was bread and a toaster, but no butter, and most of the food in the serving dishes was barely warm. The chef did make a great job of freshly preparing the eggs any style you want, and I liked their crispy bacon. There was also fresh fruit available, so I think most people could find something they like.
The hotel is well located on the hill behind Mango Square, and is within 10 minutes walk of Fuente Osmeña Circle and about 20 minutes walk to the Ayala Center mall.
Overall I really enjoyed my three days there and would definitely stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- St. Mark is a boutique hotel with five star amenities that caters to travelers coming to Cebu for either business or leisure. The hotel is the premiere hospitality venture of Terre D’Or Realty Corporation, a realty development firm with a portfolio of condominiums, apartments and strip malls and an independent Australian business partner.The Hotel holds 63 elegant and well-appointed guestrooms across seven different themed floors. Guest may choose from its 17 Superior Rooms, 36 Deluxe Rooms, 3 Junior Suites and 7 Loft-type Residential Suites on the top floor, each room type having the complete amenities. St. Mark has HALO an all-day dining restaurant, room service, five meeting rooms and a ballroom that accommodates 70 persons. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- St. Mark Hotel Cebu Island/Cebu City