We stayed here for 2 weeks in March and found it to be not too bad for the low price paid.
So many Philippine hotel rooms have a hard slab for a bed. However, at the Crowne Garden,the bed appeared to be new, and was very comfortable. Certainly comparable to what you would find in a UK/US hotel room.
The TV had a wide choice of channels, the air con was reasonable and quiet, the large refrigerator was a godsend. The room was well-soundproofed from the busy road outside. No kettle is provided but there is a thermos and you can ask for hot water.
The bathroom let the room down. What seemed to be a 3ft-long and extremely narrow bathtub was just not useable for a 6ft tall Brit. Unfortuantely the showerhead produced a pitiful trickle of water and was fitted 4ft above the tub. Not good at all unless you're short.
Breakfast is free, but definitely not worth getting out of bed for. A choice of 3 set dishes. The 'American breakfast' was the only western choice, and consisted of scrambled egg, soggy semi-toasted bread and some foul tinned corned beef or mystery meat. Why they think this is what they eat for breakfast in America is a mystery to me!
It is worth mentioning that we were initually given a room on the 3rd floor and had to ask to be moved. The reason being that the room's walls were suffering so badly from cracking in the corners, that it went all the way to the next room and we could hear everything & had no privacy. The hotel moved us to a much better room on the 5th floor.
Also worth mentioning is that the hotel asks for full payment on check-in; Which isnt too great if you dont like the place after the 1st night!
All-in-all an average hotel, saved by having comfortable beds, cheap rates, and a location which is convenient for accessing most places in Cebu.
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Garden Hotel Cebu Island/Cebu City