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The best hotel in or around Cebu?

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The best hotel in or around Cebu?

We are flying into Cebu in June. Money is not really a big issue - we just want the most luxurious and relaxing experience

What do you suggest?

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1. Re: The best hotel in or around Cebu?

Hello Drew & Deni

In Cebu City, the best hotel is the Waterfront Hotel, Lahug.

It is not by the water but has excellent water views a lobby you could land a plane in, a couple of swimming pools, two duty free shops, casino, restaurants and all the usual ammenities you would expect in a top class hotel. The US consulate is also situated in the hotel complex.

If you want to spend all your time in a resort and not see Cubu, there are many nice beach resorts on Mactan Island. Take your pick! Just keep this in mind. Most of the best daytime and nightlife activities or in Cebu City. It is about 40 minutes in normal daytime traffic from Cebu City to the resorts and can take up to 2 hours in peak traffic. It can also be hard at night getting a taxi from Cebu City to a resort as the taxi driver will not want to take you because there is no fare coming back.

Just my two centavos worth.

Regards: Jim Sibbick

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2. Re: The best hotel in or around Cebu?

Hands down, it's the Shangri-La Mactan Island resort for me.

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3. Re: The best hotel in or around Cebu?

1. Shangrila Mactan - get a room with an ocean view. food and service are superb.nice beach.large pools.

2. Plantation Bay resort - get a room by the lagoon. if you have kids, they'll enjoy this resort. the beach ain't much but you can enjoy the huge lagoon and their swimming pools.

3. Hilton resort & spa - small & classy hotel. they have a good fine dining restaurant. beach front is very limited.

4. Waterfront HOtel in Lahug - if you want a hotel within the city (the first three are about 45 mins from the city, with traffic)

5. Marco Polo in Lahug - if you want a view of the city (its on a hill), but Waterfront is still better than this..i think.

have fun!

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4. Re: The best hotel in or around Cebu?

It's the Shangri-la Mactan Island Resort , no doubt. Hotel shuttle leaves the resort every hour to and from the two major malls in Cebu.

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