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“The Essential Hotel”
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Red Planet Cebu
Ranked #9 of 92 Hotels in Cebu City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 April 2013

I call this the essential hotel because all you have are the essentials. An air conditioned room with a double bed, TV and bathroom. That's it. And for a traveler with a budget that is more than enough. The room is a bit cramped though and movement can be a challenge. The location is excellent... near Ayala Cebu and with a convenient store below the hotel. I cannot stress the importance of waking up in the middle of the night and getting coffee anytime I want to. The staff could use a little courtesy training though... I remember going to the internet area near the reception desk and was not even greeted by the receptionist, although no big deal. Overall, if you are on a budget, this is a hotel with great value.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

Upon arrival at Tune Hotels Cebu City the polite security guard will advise you to check in at the 2nd floor.
Like all Tune Hotels (in Asia), accomodation is very basic, you pay for what you need, from airconditioning, wi-fi, towel and toiletries. which you can prepay when you book online. Taxis are very accessible and readily available in front of the hotel. Hungry? Just cross the road to Ayala Center. Forgot/need something, there's a 7-11 at the ground floor. Pretty decent hotel if you just need a place to sleep and you are out all day. Also, as with our experience with Tune Hotels KL and KK, TH Cebu City is not particular if you have a small child, they dont charge extra for as long as your child shares the same bed with parents. Complementary newspaper is available at the lobby.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

We booked through booking.com and had towels, aircondition (VERY noisy though), soap, wifi (very fast), soap etc included in the price. Normally you pay for what you need so if you do not need a towel you do not buy one etc and save some money (and the environment).

The hotel and rooms themselves are not exactly cozy but clean, modern and well maintained. The rooms are not spacious but big enough.

We used the hotel as a transfer hotel i.e. when transferring between the airport and the piers (to take the boat to the other islands). The distance to the airport is approximately 30 minutes by taxi and to the piers approximately 10 minutes by taxi.

The service at the hotel was very quick, friendly and good.

There is a 7-eleven at the entrance of the hotel which is nice if you arrive late and need a night snack or similar. We did not really have time to explore the surroundings of the hotel but it seems to be located in a very central location.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

Check In at 1600hrs... asked for my ID and I gave them my ID and before welcoming me to the hotel, he said that my check in date is on April 13 and I was not suppose to check in but booking made to be check in on April 11 and after careful check and found out he made a mistake then before saying anything, he said to me that Check Out Time is 11am. Before even getting the key card, I already advised to leave on time. What a welcoming statement! I realize I made a mistake in the booking by not requesting for another day of aircon & wifi and I mentioned to charge me for it and instead of doing a careful check on my booking, he asked me to pay for 2days. Goodness is only 1600hrs and you are asleep in your work!!! Wake up!!!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

Centrally located near ayala center cebu. Nice and clean room with basic amenities. They dont have free toothbrush and toothpaste. You have to rent out 24 hr airconditioner tv and wifi. Their motto is if you dont need it dont pay for it. No restaurant for breakfast and no swimming pool as well. Just a place to sleep and go.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

The beds is so comfy and pillows too, and it is in front of cebu ayala mall..plus the 24hr 7-eleven downstairs that you can buy some refreshment and hot drinks. And all of the staff of this hotel are so helpful and courteous, which give the plus point of this hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Beds are very comfy, showers are great and it was very clean. Rooms are small as is the norm with Tune Hotels but they contain everything you need. We paid for the comfort package so got A/C, Wifi, towel and toiletries which was great for the price.

The location is great too. 7-eleven downstairs for emergency provisions and the shopping mall across the way has a huge courtyard of eateries (although only one bar) with varied options available and an energetic vibe about it (even on a Thursday). The shopping mall is a decent size if you wanted to go on a spree.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Red Planet Cebu

Address: 36 Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City 6000, Philippines (Formerly Tune Hotel Cebu)
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Cebu City
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Cebu City
Price Range: £28 - £38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Red Planet Cebu 2.5*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Red Planet Cebu provides guests with easy access to this energised city's best attractions. The famous Ayala Cebu Centre is right across the road, while nearby tourist landmarks include Magellan's Cross and Basilica del Santo. Located just 11km from Mactan Cebu International Airport, Red Planet Cebu is also close to a host of shopping malls, restaurants and bars. The Ayala Centre Cebu and the Cebu Business Park are a short drive away. The 150 practical and comfortable rooms include one with wheelchair access. Red Planet Cebu has redefined the value-hotel sector by offering an all-inclusive rate for every room, every night. All rooms have free high-speed Wi-Fi, soothing power showers, quality custom-made beds with upscale linen and many other features including air conditioning, in-room safes, hair dryers, ceiling fans and a 32-inch flat screen TV. There are no hidden costs in the room rates or the amenities we provide. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Red Planet Cebu Cebu Island/Cebu City

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