I decided to stay at The Golden Prince in Cebu City to take a break from the many cheaper hotels and B&Bs I'd mostly been staying at during my trip. It was not bad, but not quite the 'upgrade' I'd expected.
The reception staff wasn't too polite during check in nor too helpful when I called them from my room asking for at least a couple of hangers for the closet (there weren't any). The restaurant/room service staff has, however, left a much more positive impression.
I was staying in a suite, quite a small one at that. It looked a little tired and not very clean. The towels in the bathroom were gray and damp. The air-conditioner wasn't working properly, so the room was very very hot at night.
The Golden Prince is conveniently located next to a large shopping centre, The Ayala Mall, and the town centre is a short drive away. The neighbourhood itself is neither good for walking nor otherwise interesting or attractive.
Overall, I would say that the Golden Prince Hotel is a good option for business travellers, but a backpacker looking for some local flair is best advised to stay elsewhere,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Golden Prince Hotel & Suites is the only home-grown (Cebuano) hotel property that is: --> 4-Star accredited by the Department of Tourism, Philippines --> Family-friendly environment due to our Cebuano values: Pahiyum (Genuine Smile), Paminsar (Smart Attentiveness), Pangbarog (Excellent Demeanor), Pakigtambayayong (Great Team Player) and Pagbati (Empathic Anticipation). --> Socially-responsible through our unwavering commitment in various communities and thrusts that support local tourism, heritage and culture. --> Meetings, Conventions, Exhibitions ready for major events and activities --> SIMEX (Simulation Exercise) certified by Key Security Agencies: Philippine National Police, Cebu City Police SWAT, CITOM (Traffic Enforcement), Burea of Fire, Cebu Disaster Risk & Reduction and more --> PWD (Person with Disability) friendly - with such facilities as: Wheelchair elevator, Ramps, Room space and more Golden Prince Hotel & Suites highlights a Unique Cebuano Royalty Experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Prince Hotel & Suites Cebu Island/Cebu City