I've been in the White House, the nicest hotels in Paris and London, and even the largest palace in the world. However, despite there being a restaurant and other money making stores at the Movenpick and I was standing there at the gate. Fortress like security denied my entry.
I was meeting a friend on that side of the island and thought the Movenpick would be a great spot to meet.
In Munich the Movenpick restaurant was my favorite one. When I am in Singapore, I eat at the Movenpick at the exclusive One 15 Marina.
However, despite the fact I am obviously a Westerner with money in my pocket, there seemed to be no way any low life like myself could get onto fortress Movenpick. What kind of place is this? While standing around the guard house I watched as each car that arrived was checked with mirrors and a guard dog. I asked the guard desk about the prison next door. He seemed confused. "Prison?" He asked. "Yes," I said, "that property just before your property with the big barbed wired fence and security dogs patrolling the path." "Oh sir," was his reply, "that is our property. We just have to be careful."
I've been on Mactan Island now 1 month. Having all these guns facing me is new to me. It is not just this hotel. At BDO Bank there were 5 armed security guards at the front door at the branch of SM City Mall.
So what was the property like? Really can't say. It was closed to me.
I so much now appreciate the Western world were I can just walk into a fancy resort and order lunch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sun, sand and sea await you at Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu. Home to the hugely popular dining and entertainment venue, Ibiza Beach Club, this 5-star Mediterranean-inspired beachfront hotel is the ultimate hotspot for travelers seeking fun and comfort in a trendy setting. Surrounded by expansive marine life, and a location that is only 6 kilometers from the Mactan International Airport, the hotel is the ideal choice to jumpstart your Cebu journey. Feel the thrill of exciting water sports and adventure, or take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool or Sea. Nights come alive as Ibiza Beach Club commands the rhythm of the Mactan night scene with its showcase of live, world class entertainment accompanied by award-winning cuisine. The hotel is also the perfect choice for all kinds of occasions, from business events to weddings, with venues ranging from intimate spaces, ballrooms or lush tropical grounds, to a luxurious beach side bar and club. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Movenpick Resort And Spa Cebu
- Movenpick Resort & Spa Cebu Hotel Lapu Lapu
- Hilton Cebu Hotel
- Hilton Mactan Island
- Hilton Lapu Lapu
- Lapu Lapu Hilton
- Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu Cebu Island