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Express Inn - Mactan Hotel
Ranked #22 of 30 Hotels in Lapu Lapu
Warsaw, Poland
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57 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“clean and quiet”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

We had to book hotel close to the airport for 1 night in Cebu and Express INN was good choice. New and comfortable building with lift and very well looking rooms. Bathroom, air condition and restaurant with cheap and good food at the ground level. WI FI available. Breakfasts big enough and tasty. Location on small street something like 10 minutes taxi ride from the airport (cost about 130 php). Overall good place :)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Stayed here 2 nights on arrival was asked to pay for accommodation, was informed by reception they had no change after they had ask me to pay in full...
Shown to room on entry room had a very bad smell, reported this to reception but nothing was
done to resolve the problem. Breakfast was terrible full of cooking oil and the omlette.was cold.
Bed linen was stained with blood, staff are poorly trained their attitude was well dont worry about it your here for a couple of night's ...
This is the WORST PLACE EVER!!!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

you pick the location, so no need to fuss about that. Only be aware that there are no taxis at the hotel, every time you need to leave someone from the staff has to run to the main road and flag down a taxi for you. This can take a while. Breakfast is substandard with a cold omelette and a cup of hot water that you can convert into something similar to coffee using the no-name instant coffee powder supplied. After my first night I left around 8am, hanging out the sign to please clean my room. When I returned around 10pm nobody had bothered to clean the room or change the towels. As their towels are tiny you need to have them changed every day because they will not dry inbetween showering. Reception offered a pro-forma-apology but of course at night time no cleaning staff was available anymore. The room itself was quite small with a queen size bed even though I had ordered a double bad. Lucky for me I was travelling alone. The bathroom is very tiny with the water from the shower running everywhere. Mind that only a congested rusty rain shower is available so no chance to get really clean. The curtains in the bedroom are leporello plastic so no chance to sleep in after the sun has come up. The aircon is window-type and much to weak for the room size and Philippine temperatures. You will have realized by now that there is not really anything good I can say about this place, it was a mistake booking it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2012

My wife and I have stayed here twice now. Because each time we just needed a place to sleep for one night and it is certainly economical we choose here. While the Inn is not a luxury resort neither is the cost. At around P1,000 for a night don't know how you can beat it. I expected it to be dirty and noisey but was pleasantly surprised. The rooms are small but have a nice TV, cable, Wi-Fi, A/C, and are adequate for a night or two. You may need to bring a little shampoo and soap, as what is supplied is very limited. A little cafe has some food if you are hungry and not out and about. The food is average and may be a little overpriced but not bad. You can also get an assortment of cold drinks there anytime. The staff is helpful and does a good job of explaining things. The set breakfast is small but I have paid allot more at hotels that gave me NOTHING! Overall I give it a very good based on the market they are after and the job they are doing. If you want a decent place to lay your head for a night or two......it certainly works for me!

Room Tip: I have stayed on the 2nd and 3rd floors on the street side both times......a little street noise but...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cebu
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2012

It was indeed a good value for the money since the room was already with breakfast, we didn't book in Lapulapu branch but in their new branch in Mabolo Cebu. We are just dissapointed because they promised a buffet breakfast upon booking, to our suprise the meal included was just set and it change everyday with no other option,the worse there are days where the options will be just bread.
Anyhow, the room was clean and new,just wish they kept their word on the buffet inclusion though.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2012

We had planned to stay one night in Cebu City, on our way from the North to the South of Cebu Island. We picked this hotel close to the airport because I wanted to be close to car rental agencies. Good surprise, cheap but brand new, clean, nicely "modern style" decorated rooms. Rooms are all standard I guess though the ones like ours in the back have no window, which is probably quieter. 2 beds, so we could sleep with our 3-year old and the baby sitter. Only marginal "defects" given the price, 1. no credit card "yet", had to pay in cash; 2. taxis find it difficult to find (or say so) so better be ready to guide them with your gps... 3. small design flaw in bathroom, once taken shower difficult to stand in front of sink without boots... Breakfast is minimum but correct and additions are cheap. Bottom line, outstanding, exceptional value for money.

Room Tip: Not sure if rooms on the street are well isolated from the noise of the (secondary) street, you may...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2012

This hotel is very good for a quick overnight stay. It is about 10 to 15 minutes from the airport. The rooms are clean and simple. The cost for the lowest room is about 20 usd per night and that includes a free breakfast. The neighborhood around the hotel is not too good but for Cebu that should be expected. If you are a solo traveler or a couple traveling and don't have high expectations then head to Express Inn.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Express Inn - Mactan Hotel
Address: Candelario K. Guba Street | Pajo, Lapu Lapu 6015, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Mactan Island > Lapu Lapu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 30 Hotels in Lapu Lapu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Express Inn - Mactan Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Designed as a budget hotel, Express Inn answers the needs of people who are looking for establishments that provide lodging at a cheaper price, yet with optimum customer service. With its competitive rates and location, Express Inn is truly an excellent choice for your stay. Each of the 54 rooms at this fine 3-star hotel feature superior amenities. Each room includes LCD television with digital cable, soothing hot and cold rain shower, toiletries kit, air conditioning, relaxing bed and great ambiance. This excellent hotel in Cebu also has car park, and elevator. The hotel blends expert service with state-of-the-art facilities to provide guests with a memorable stay. Dine in at Sammy's Cafe, or have your food served right in your room. No worries to digital connections, all rooms are equipped with FREE Wi-Fi connection. ... more   less 
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