When I booked this room, I had an idea in my head about how it would be. I thought it would basically be a run-down hotel that the management had tried to gussy up with some funky art. But so far I can say it is a very nicely done hotel, with a lot of attention to detail. But the price was good so I figured it would be ok.
So yes, it probably was a run-down hotel at one point, I don't know, but the refurbish job is just top-notch. Things are clean, it looks well maintained, nothing really looks old in a bad way. I mean, the floors are concrete, but they're polished and have some kind of varnish on them, so they don't look old and cheap, they look classy. The designs are a little wacky, but that's the charm of the place. It's not like any other hotel you've stayed in. And as I am a designer myself, I can see they clearly have a good design sense about it. It's all a bit random, but it doesn't come across as just a bunch of random junk they put together.
The bed is comfortable, the comforter looks new, and the pillows are really big and fluffy.
Also, let me mention that the wi-fi is really good, at least in my room on the 5th floor. It's probably the fastest Wi-Fi I've ever had in an Asian hotel. I get between 50k/bits and 250k/bits a second here. I honestly didn't think I'd ever find a decent connection anywhere in Asia.
The staff is all very helpful and nice, and they smile a lot too.
The only negative I've had so far is that I ordered a drink (non-alcoholic) in the bar and it ended up being 130 pesos, which I thought was a little steep. But that is not a big deal.
If you're concerned that this hotel is one of those that looks good in pictures but bad in person, don't be. That's what I thought it would be, but it's not at all. If anything it looks better in person. And it's cheap!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the heart of Cebu City, The Henry is a boutique hotel that is unique, full of personality and charm. A hotel "like no other", it radiates an out-of-the-box hospitality experience. A mix of European, vintage, industrial and rustic vibe radiates from The Henry's interior. With 38 rooms of unique decor, your stay at The Henry will be a memorable discovery! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Henry Hotel Cebu Cebu Island/Cebu City