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“Reasonably-priced hotel with a good pool”
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Holiday Spa Hotel
Ranked #28 of 79 Cebu City B&B and Inns
Reviewed 12 May 2013

Reservation via email was smooth and hassle free. Room was ready upon agreed check in time and was clean and cozy, much better than what i expected for the rate. Had a king size bed which was a bit too hard for me, a 32 inch lcd cable tv, good air-conditioning ,clean bathroom. The pool was the main reason i chose the hotel as my daughter wanted a good-size pool she could practice her swimming skills in and it did not disappoint her.
Breakfast buffet was cheap but very ordinary . Ala carte menu isn't available until 10am so you either starve til 10am or get their breakfast.
Wifi is non-existent anywhere in this hotel.
Overall, had a generally good experience since my daughter had a great time swimming in their lap pool and with this in mind, i will consider coming back to this hotel in the near future.

Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

I enjoyed my stay here there was a great pool and the gym was excellent too although hotel guests are charged 150 pesos per day to use it
The service here especially at cafe acelo was diabolical and the Internet was also very slow and also an extra at 150 pesos per day
The rooms were big and spacious but the air con in mine sucked so much so I went out and bought my own fan

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank chris c
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

It was a pleasant little hotel with a pool adjoining the low-rise building about 100 meters from the busy road. The lobby is however very chaotic because the hotel is also the entrance to a busy gym with locals going in and out through the hotel lobby. It is like a busy airport check-in counter. At that time there were many staff members behind the counter, many of them do not know what to do. It was discomforting on my part carrying my heavy bags and talking with counter staff who remained seated in their comfortable chairs looking up at their customers instead of eye-level.
Rooms were nice and comfortable although the sound proofing is not too good; we heard our partying next door neighbor one night, and we hear shouts of kids and adults using the pool.
What was the final straw was during checkout when we were told they upgraded our room because our reserved room (lower category) was no longer available, AND they also upgraded our room charge. We asked to speak to the manager and she was said to be always out of the hotel, so for a price difference of 200 pesos per night, we thought it was not worth arguing and ruining our vacation. But it was a bad business practice that lingered in my mind to this day. Some decision making should be left to counter staff if the manager is always outside (or so the staff keeps saying). It left a bad taste in our mouths. We don't know if we were taken for a ride with that overcharging. In the end, what was a four-day reservation was cut down to only one day stay and we hurriedly packed our bags to move to another place.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Budjetsetter
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

just add 150pesos for gym 199pesos for roach breakfast, bed was king size, but only one chair int he room, no where to really relax in less you or your friends sit on the bed!

better hotels to stay at with better gyms,

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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2  Thank james B
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

they were altering the entrance so things a bit messy. front desk staff so so certainly could of been better. rooms were okay clean and tidy. towels were see through not good. pool, well very good but I do not lap swim so was certainly crowded out I stayed in 1 lane with another swimmer and then a lap swimmer joined in. breakfast okay food was not hot and NO tea only coffee or water NO juice either in the buffet price. I lobby was not lacking light being on so looked dull. 3 days same biscuits and muffins in the cabinet, no shops to walk to

Room Tip: pay more and get a room with a window. these have no fridge though (well mine did not)
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

i stayed at holiday spa for the 2nd time in january,i loved my 1st stay but even though i still like many things about the hotel, quality of the bed, friendly front desk, superb pool & gym(50% discounted for guests)there is definately not been any improvements done since my previous visit nearly 2 years ago. The wi-fi is still hopeless & food average..

Room Tip: Dont pay extra for a poolside room as there is no direct access from your room unless you climb out...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Theabsentee
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

We have stayed here twice in Feb 2013. The hotel has great potential but seems to be poorly managed. The staff were friendly and helpful but the atmosphere in the lobby was terrible. The TV in the cafe was always on and turned up full blast. Most of the time the only people wartching it was the bell boy and the cafe staff. The rest of the staff were always on their Facebook when ever we walked up to the front desk. As the free wifi was only in the lobby the noise from the TV was distracting, we also had some friends come and visit us and there was nowhere to sit and talk that wasn't loud. The pool area had some nice tables and chairs but it was usually crowded with smokers so that wasn't an option. Also you had to walk through all the smokers to go from the room to the lobby..... I hate smoke. The gym was ok... lots of broken equipment so when it got busy I had to wait. Again so much potential but just poorly managed. Rooms were clean and comfortable... no smells, showers were good and Spa was good as well. I had 1 massage.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Additional Information about Holiday Spa Hotel

Address: Gov. M. Cuenco Ave. | Banilad, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Cebu City
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Cebu City
Price Range: £18 - £29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Spa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Holiday Hotel Cebu City
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