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“Convenient place to stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Cebu Grand Hotel

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Cebu Grand Hotel
Ranked #58 of 87 Hotels in Cebu City
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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13 reviews
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“Convenient place to stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2013

The Cebu Grand is a convenient place to stay for business and shopping. The staff are attentive and friendly. The rooms are clean, and generous in size, although the bathrooms could do with a makeover, especially the fittings and plumbing.
The restaurant is almost empty most of the time, and this is probably because the food is generally overcooked and not particularly appetising. The menu itself is fine, with a reasonable range of dishes at acceptable prices, but for some reason the food is just OK.
Given the competition in Cebu, and the rise of smart modern budget hotels, The Cebu Grand may struggle a bit to compete unless the rooms undergo a makeover, and the restaurant improves its food preparation.
Given all this, we would stay here again for the friendliness, familiarity and convenience.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a balcony. For food, you will be safe ordering steamed fish such as lapu lapu.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

The Cebu Grand Hotel is an older hotel in downtown Cebu. The ride in from the airport takes about 30-40 minutes. The hotel makes not the freshest impression. The lobby is renovated. The gangways to the rooms are not air-conditioned due to the structure of the building. Repairs are underway as cracks in the walls are evident from the Bohol earthquake of mid-October 2013.
The rooms are spacious, but not all of them are equally equipped. The bed was of good quality. The large LCD TV had some English channels switched on. The old, noisy air conditioner could only be manually operated; and finally the internet was unworkable slow.
The breakfast consisted of mostly Filipino dishes which included small dried fish in tomato sauce. A good toaster was not available nor any unsweetened bread rolls. Eggs were prepared on order. The coffee was a bitter, undrinkable brew. Guests who like a decent breakfast should take it outside.
Many coffee shops and restaurants are located in 200 meters walking distance up the small hill on the right hand side. Among them are an Italian restaurant, some fast food joints, a pub and Zubuchon the famous Cebu piglet roaster. I would give only limited recommendation to the Hotel Cebu Grand.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Riesst
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

Had a short stay in cebu and just jumped in om grand hotel. Was met by a professional and very polite staff that really cared for you as a guest. Rooms in good condition and clean. Ok the views out isnt the best had a room at the backyard. Silent and nice impression overall. I will return again.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Thank Sidney K
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

I've been staying at this hotel for 11 years almost each year now and feel tryluly at home there ! All the staff by now knows me ( I usually stay 6 weeks at a time ) and get that extra service I guess.. We've all become friends over the years , also with the management. I recommend the CGH to anyone who wants a quality stay and excellent service .. I've booked again today for December and will stay 28 nights lookig forward to it and my friends out there !

Room Tip: Superior rooms are the best !
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Thank 801MAC007
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Harstad, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

Our first visit to Cebu Grand Hotel.Room was booked at Mactan Airport.Hotel is a bit old.But staff at hotel is helpfull and very serviceminded.They have a good breakfast and also dinner is good.Hotel has a prime location a short taxiride to most places in Cebu City.Rooms are good and beds gave us qualitysleep.Will use this hotel again.Roomrates is inexspensiv.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank knuthelgeschistad
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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013 via mobile

Staff are friendly and the room is clean. Limited space with low price. It is fair. But the room was affected by the noise all night………We can access to everywhere in cebu easily. The hotel is good for backpacker.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Thank sing10281028
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El Paso, Texas
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34 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

My grandmother had stayed in this hotel during her previous trips to Cebu so I had high hopes about it since she is really picky, but when we got there no one helped us with our luggage or even opened the door, the room was small and the air condition had a hard time, the sheets were dirty, and my shower stopped halfway through. For the same online booking price one could stay at a higher grade hotel in the same area. If you want to stay here I highly suggest checking it out before commuting to the purchase.

Room Tip: When booking make sure to add in to make sure room is clean and up to standards.
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Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Cebu Grand Hotel

Property: Cebu Grand Hotel
Address: N. Escario Street | Vibo Place, Cebu City 6004, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Cebu City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 87 Hotels in Cebu City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Cebu Grand Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 99
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