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Kiwilodge Hotel
Ranked #34 of 213 Hotels in Cebu Island
Broome, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Designed to satisfy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

Everything here is basic and satisfactory. Clean and organized. Coded safe in room. Staff are willing to please. Friendly bar and restaurant so no need to travel out if you don't want to. Always someone to chat to. A place to go back to in sometimes hectic area of Cebu.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

stayed here in july 2013 in a standard room in the old wing, and will stay again in november 2013 in the new wing. i enjoyed the kiwi, and the breakfast (although the brewed coffee, though good, was a little pricy), and the restaurant area. this place is completely functional, the price is right for the location in cebu city, and the staff was terrific. this is neither a fancy hotel nor a budget inn. it is a midrange hotel, plain and simple. you will not be disappointed if this is what you think you are booking.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013 via mobile

I stayed twice at the Kiwilodge Hotel on route to and from Siargao! The rooms and building are simple Asian style hotel, (basic yet functional) my rooms had good air conditioners and fans! The first room had a slightly more basic bathroom but the second one was perfect.
I left my big bag in storage whilst I went island hopping for free! Food is good at the bar/restaurant and the staff friendly. Nothing is a problem for the reception staff, taxis on command, even an eight hour laundry service!!!
There is a new 7/11, pharmacy, coffee shop and ATM all in the same complex less than two minutes walk away.
I feel it is also closer to the airport than other Cebu city accommodations. It's also walking distance to SM mall maybe 10 to 15. mins max on foot! Taxi to the Ayalla Mall and Mango hotspots, but all under 100 Peso's. Overall this place is a winner!

  • Stayed September 2013
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4 Thank James J
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

What a pleasure when you have very helpful staff that are really concerned about one's wellbeing. They would not allow us to walk to the shops but escorted us there and back. The food is really great home cooked grub and the fish and chips are to die for. The price is right and we stayed only one night but well worth it

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Walt Disney World, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

I have stayed at Kiwi 6 times in last 5 years.I will be going back this year as well.The beds have a real mattress,not just a pad.The food is very good ,I especially liked fish & chips.The service is allways fast & friendly.I have read that they don't like Americans,I think that it is more there way of being direct rather than hostility..
The only complaint I have is the AC in the new rooms is too small for the room. My last visit I booked the super deluxe room,it did not feel cool.I changed to an older room,with a much better coolong system.
Sorry to hear Dick is selling the place.It won't be the same without him

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

We stayed for 2 nights at the end of June, the staff are helpful, the rooms are all New or refurbished, the location is central to SM & Ayala Malls. The Fish & Chips are the best in the
Philippines and the restaurant menu has many good selection options.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Andi6944
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Dumaguete City, Philippines
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

I'm an ex-pat permanently living in Dumaguete, and Kiwi is usually my choice for where to stay when I'm in Cebu. I regularly take the family to Cebu, and we generally stay at Kiwi - it feels familiar to me, and the staff is quite good taking care of people.
I like it because it literally is a few minutes to SM (little longer to Ayala for some reason - traffic?), and the value is good.
I especially like how the boys out front ensure you get a cab, and I feel like they are observant that we won't be "taken for a ride". Thats important to me when travelling with the family.
Food is quite good, western style, with very generous portions. The meat pies are outstanding.

Room for improvement:
- Ok, probably nit-picking & not everyone's gonna care, but I'm a tea drinker at breakfast - the mugs seem awfully small. Would be nice to have a bigger mug - doesn't cost the restaurant much (extra hot water) and still can use 1 tea bag.
- Checking out sometimes seems to take a long time even if they aren't that busy. Really wish it could be streamlined somehow.
- Some of the aircons are aging at this point, could use a bit of an upgrade in some rooms.
- Also, sorry, but have to disagree about the taxis "knowing where the hotel is". My experience is many have no idea where the hotel is - although the airport taxis seem to know. Strongly recommend you take a business card from out front when you check in that has a map to hotel on the back. Picture's worth a thousand words :-) Probably not a lot mgmt can do about this...

Will I stay here again? Absolutely. Although I have a few suggestions for improvement, you will have a hard time improving on the value at Kiwi.

Room Tip: Get one of the newer rooms - you'll pay a little more I think, but the older rooms are getting a...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank jwdaigle
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Property: Kiwilodge Hotel
Address: 1060 G. Tudtud Street | Mabolo, 6000, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Cebu Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Kiwilodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Very central location in Cebu City, rooms have air con, ceiling fan, fridge, en-suite bathroom with hot and cold shower, cardio fitness center, business center, skydeck, open to below garden, HD Cable TV, flat screen LED tv and full 24 hr security with plenty of parking, very close to the two main malls SM city Cebu and Ayala center cebu and the harbor.. Bar-Restaurant opens at 7am with free wifi and serves great free breakfast along with many European Favourites like Fish and Chips, Beef Stews, Roast Dinners, etc. Always cold beer on hand. All the taxi drivers know us. ... more   less 
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Kiwi Hotel Cebu City
Kiwilodge Hotel Philippines/Cebu Island

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