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“Quite expensive but great location”

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Diamond Suites & Residences
Ranked #29 of 92 Hotels in Cebu City
Reviewed 7 July 2012

Metro Cebu which is made up of 7 cities with Cebu City as it's most progressive is just booming and will continue to do so in the next few years. I've been traveling to Cebu for work in the past 5 years and business centers continue to multiply.

The Cebu Business Center where the Ayala Shopping Mall is located in a sprawling property with various locators and construction will continue as there are still vacant spaces to build. One of the newer hotels next to this Business Center is Diamond Suite and Residences. Ayala Mall is just across from the hotel which makes it a great location but with this comes a high price tag.

Relative to other hotels in other locations with similar facilities, I would consider Diamond Suites and Residences quite expensive. They have a gym and a swimming pool on the top floor. Food is nothing to rave about. Service is OK. If you need wifi service, get a room nearer the elevator area. Wifi gets weaker as you go further from the center of the building.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

the staff is very friendly and accommodating. the location is very ok, about 5 to 10 minutes walk to ayala mall..hotel is cozy, interiors are very good..facilities are at par with the european standard..pool is a bit small but quite ok..you have a background of a big hotel though. buffet breakfast is very good, varied..restaurant serves good food and not that pricey..

Room Tip: standard room is enough for us..it is much better to have a room not facing the street as one can he...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank audmonamikaela
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

Stayed at this place when I got invited as a speaker for a bloggers summit. Clean room, filling breakfast buffet, and good wifi service.

Room Tip: None that I could think of as my past 3 bookings were all good ones.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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3  Thank janettetoral
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

I have travelled a lot and was a little apprehensive about my first stay in Cebu and the choice of a value hotel was a real challenge and a guess.
The Diamond is the "happiest hotel" I have stayed in ...it has everything you want in terms of facilities and location BUT most importantly it has a "heart" in its wonderful staff.....they really make you feel at home, special and secure.
Greg the manager and his frontline staff Bjanesha,Mary Jane,Kristine, Chrislene. Jeff and Jumar are simply the best and cant do enough for you....beautiful people.
Diamond has a great outdoor restaurant area just above street level...agreat area for viewing and watching Cebu life....and it is here that you will be treated and attended to by more wonderful staff in Sweetie and Mitch.
Yes the Diamond is great value in every respect....close to everything and has a fine swimming pool upstairs. I would not hesitae to recommend this hotel to anybody.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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3  Thank Loyalmarch
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Diamond for one night on a business trip. The check in went smoothly and the porters were very helpful.

The room was a little smaller than I was expecting although it was clean and comfortable. The room has a flat screen tv, limited cable tv,coffee service in the room, a refrigerator with some drinks for sale and some snacks for sale on the counter. The bathroom was nice and clean. Only towels, no wash cloths in the room.

The buffet breakfast was standard for Cebu lower priced hotels with an omelette station, various meats, rice, bread, fruit, etc. Not elegant but adequate. The food in the restaurant is also good but a mall is fairly close by if you want to explore other restaurants.

I liked the hotel and would stay again.

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1  Thank Ken B
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

We stayed here for a few days in February 2012. The hotel is about 10 mins walk away from the ayala mall. Its a bit small but it has the cozy atmosphere. The rooms are clean. Breakfast is buffet though with limited offerings unlike in the big hotels in the area like marriott and radisson blu. The staff are friendly, we didnt have a hard time in getting our requests. the guard are also helpful, they would be the first to ask if we need a cab.

The hotel is not so popular in the area so we had to remember its address for the cab drivers. Food is good enough for the price of the hotel rooms.

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

We needed a spot to overnight on our way from Hong Kong to Bohol. The Diamond Suites was a welcome refuge in an otherwise not particularly appealing city. After travelling dark streets we were pleasantly surprised when our cab pulled up to a brightly lit and welcoming hotel. We received good service and had a reasonable sleep in fairly average, albeit clean, rooms. The staff was very attentive and arranged for a cab to the ferry in the morning. Breakfast was included and the cost was very reasonable. Also, there is a large mall across the street where we could grab a meal.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Lynn C
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Address: #8 Apitong cor. Escario Street, Cebu City, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Cebu City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #29 of 92 Hotels in Cebu City
Price Range: £24 - £68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Diamond Suites & Residences 3*
Number of rooms: 102
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