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Montebello Villa Hotel
Ranked #12 of 92 Hotels in Cebu City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 23, 2013

Located near a small mall, this hotel is quiet confortable with nice facilities.
Large swimming pools and corect breakfast. The staff is professionnal and at your disposal to help you. Good place to sart visiting Cebu.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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MontebelloHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Montebello Villa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2014

Dear Guest,

We are so delighted to hear that you find our facilities nice and comfortable.

Our staff is more than willing to dispense utmost service and it is our greatest pleasure to help you with what you needed. We thank you for highly appreciating our service.

We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed December 7, 2013

This hotel is just one thing: cheap. And its only cheap if you don't buy anything but the room.

Some reviewers have said it has an "old world feel." Only if the old world in question is from the 1970's. It's not in terrible shape, but there's nothing noteworthy about it either. It just looks like it hasn't been renovated in 30 years - and judging by the locks, which are real locks with keys, it hasn't.

The room I got was pretty small. The Wi-Fi is pretty good all around the hotel though, as they have several routers positioned around the place. The air conditioner in the room was noisy, but effective. The halls are open air and thus not air conditioned.

Other than the room, everything is overpriced. If you buy a San Miguel in the bar it's 75 pesos, which is fairly expensive. If you buy it in the little cafe next to the reception desk, it's 100, which is ridiculous.

My phone's battery was dying and I had just given away my laptop, so I asked at reception if there was a place to charge it. I just needed a USB plug. Some hotels would see this as an opportunity to show their great service, but not this one. They told me the only place I could charge it was in their business center - for 100 pesos an hour. That's $2.50 at current rates.

Also note that in a country known for its hospitality and friendliness, the reception women were cold and unfriendly, and one particular person in the bar area (one who was grilling outside) was downright unpleasant.

Other than being conveniently located behind a low quality mall, there's nothing really good about the place. I was frustrated at every turn at reception.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank RobinFolsomCA
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MontebelloHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Montebello Villa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2014

Dear Mr. Robin FolsomCA,

Greetings!

We are sorry to hear that your were disappointed during your stay in Montebello Villa Hotel. In contrary to what you've described Montebello Villa Hotel, many guests find our hotel unique because we're able to maintain and reflect the richness and charm of Cebu's Hispanic heritage and remained to be Cebu's only garden hotel.

With regard to the rooms, we are proud to let you know that most of our guests appreciate the Spanish style, newly refurbished rooms. But we are not opposed to renovating and updating, and have been doing it in some rooms. Hopefully on your next visit we could showcase other room types, which is bigger and better than what you have experienced.

Our rates, comparable to other hotels, are even lower than in most luxury hotels in the country.

As for WIFI, it is available and free while internet at the business center has a minimum cost.

However, we respect your feedback. We look forward to see you again.

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Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is a sight to behold for those who fancy old world styling and the ambience that comes with it. It's reminiscent of old Spanish architecture with tropical landscapes. The service was excellent. The staff were very friendly. The hotel's appointments are way above par. The restaurant, bar and pool area are situated centrally. The free breakfast buffet of local and international dishes will leave you stuffed and satisfied. The rates are very reasonable. Take advantage of special seasonal rates and save some money for shopping at the nearby mall. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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1  Thank digitalpapa
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MontebelloHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Montebello Villa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2013

Dear Mr. Digitalpapa,

Thank you for your kind words and thoughts. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay in Montebello Villa Hotel. This kind of review from a guest’s perception is very helpful to inform other reviewers what a perfect retreat Montebello Villa Hotel is.

Thank you for posting your pictures and we hope to see more of these reviews in the coming days from different reviewers.

We appreciate how you define excellence and satisfaction in our hotel especially our service, landscape, staff, breakfast and restaurant.

The whole team hopes to see you again.

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

I have been here twice already and every time I spend my time here I always felt being away from the busy city. The ambiance is great with it's well trimmed grass, wide pool for adults and kids, radiant colorful flowers surrounding the villa and a cool relaxing music beside the pool area in the evening. Service and staffs has always been accommodating. One of the oldest and remaining original hotels in Cebu.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank jojoregis
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MontebelloHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Montebello Villa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Dear Mr. Jojo Regis,

We are delighted to know that you and your family had cherished moments at our hotel with your family.

Thank you for recounting the many ways to have a relaxing stay on your second visit at Montebello Villa Hotel.

Montebello Villa Hotel remains to be the only Garden hotel in Cebu and highly maintains the charm of Cebu’s Hispanic heritage. And we are glad that you have mentioned that in your review.

We look forward to see you again.

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

One of the best hotel that i have visited is the Montebello Villa Hotel located at the back of Country Mall in Banilad Cebu City.
Even though it is located at center of cebu this place is so quite and good for every one who wants to refresh mind from workaholic
days... I visited this Hotel ones but i really love to go back.. The hotel has a big space, big swimming pool for children, big rooms for
family bonding, beautiful garden and most especially it has a big tennis court for family who wants to have bonding playing tennis.
The staff are very accommodating and friendly. Thier rooms also are clean.I visit Montebello Villa Hotel when my friend arrive in Cebu City
and stayed at Montebello Villa Hotel. She called us to visit her their. When we arrive i was so amaze by the beauty of the hotel and
promise myself i will go back their in the future with my family... The hotel is also famous in Cebu City. During Sinulog also this hotel has
its own celebration of sinulog festival. The location of the hotel is far from the city proper of cebu but it is easy to locate. You can ride taxi
or jeep.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Aiza Mae P
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MontebelloHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Montebello Villa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Dear Ms. Aiza Mae,

Thank you for recounting the many ways to have a refreshing stay in Montebello Villa Hotel.

We're glad that you and your friends enjoyed the variety of activities and facilities we offer.

We hope that we see you soon especially that Sinulog is fast approaching and witness such celebration with us again.

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

This was a very good pick of Cebu Hotels for the following reasons: Despite being physically located behind the extremely busy and noisy Country Mall near Banilad the actual grounds of this hotel were quiet, grassy with beautiful gardens, plenty of flowers and gorgeous pools. Walking around the grounds one would think they were in a country locale inwhich security made a significant presence without being overbearing.
The check in was quick, efficient and despite not initially meeting my special requests hotel management made a quick executive decision to upgrade us to a room that more than suited our needs. The room itself was large, spacious and climate controlled although with no elevator at times it seemed like the air conditioning was a most critical element. There were ample electrical outlets to charge or recharge all of our numerous devices. The wifi was good and servicable. Unfortunately the room lacked a safety box so there needed to be near daily trips to the front office to replenish funds etc. The staff were freindly, professional but unobtrusive. The resto area was nice, quiet and adjacent two sparkling blue pools. Would I return to this hotel, yes DEFINITELY!

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Angelescitypi
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MontebelloHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Montebello Villa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Dear Guest,

We truly appreciate the kind words in your review.

At Montebello Villa Hotel, we make sure that guests are fully satisfied, comfortable and relaxed.

Safety boxes may not be readily available in the rooms but rest assured 24-hour camera is available at the front office for additional security.

Thank you for definitely considering us on your next visit.

See you soon.

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Stayed in this hotel during the Sinulog festival. They had their own mini-sinulog parade through the hotel grounds.

Location: It's a bit far from the city center, but its easy to get a jeep to the city or to Ayala. IT Park is very close, but its better to ride a taxi going there. The jeeps are located in front of the Gaisano Mall, which is about a five minute walk from the hotel.

Hotel Interior: True to it's "Villa Hotel" moniker, the lobby and hallways are open-air. There are always children playing in the swimming pool. No elevators either, so you have to take the stairs, which would be okay if you were in the 2nd floor, but not that fun if you're higher up. You can't smoke in the rooms, but you can smoke in the hallways (not that fun if you do it at night.)

Hotel Rooms: Very big, we got two extremely fluffy beds, great pillows. Bathroom was also big.

Hotel Breakfast: Buffet, with good food and a variety of options from Bacon, Ham and Eggs to Tapa and Danggit. Fresh fruits were also available, and you have your choice of bread or rice. It varied day-to-day

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Qasdan
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MontebelloHotel, Guest Relations Manager at Montebello Villa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Dear Qasdan,

Thank you for your review.

We are glad to hear that you have appreciated the Spanish heritage of Montebello Villa Hotel. We appreciate your compliments

On your next visit, you can always request for a smoking room. Special requests are highly acknowledged to make your stay hassle-free.

We look forward to serve you again.

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Additional Information about Montebello Villa Hotel

Address: Banilad, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Cebu City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 92 Hotels in Cebu City
Price Range: $49 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Montebello Villa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amidst the bustling and active metropolis of Cebu City, the center of trade, education and business of Central Philippines, lies the tranquility and serenity of Montebello Villa Hotel. Montebello Villa Hotel is the only garden hotel within Cebu City located on a sprawling four hectare landscape reflecting the richness and charm of Cebu’s Hispanic heritage. It is the perfect blend for the business traveler and leisure traveler. A short distance to commercial establishments, business centers, shopping malls, churches and a golf course, with easy access to the historic beaches of Mactan Island and the Mactan International Airport. ... more   less 
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