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Cebu Grand Hotel
Ranked #52 of 89 Hotels in Cebu City
london
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“simply the best”
Reviewed 7 January 2009

i have had the pleaseure of staying at the Cebu Grand many times and for at least three weeks each time. From the moment you walk into the lobby one is greeed with enthusiasm and respect (everyone calls you Sir) or Maam) which can be a tad frustrating at times but it is meant and sincere. Tthe rooms are exceptional huge beds air con plenty of light amd even blackout curtains if you happen to have a late night. The staff are a joy to behold they are inquisitive but not intrusive they really want to know about different cultures and lifestyles. i can not reccommend this hotel enough i think it to be the very best in cebu. yes in parts its old fashioned but hey once outside jump in cab and your in city centre in minutes. in short Iloved it there.Icant wait to return. orlando madden from London

  • Liked — huge room very clean and comfortable
  • Disliked — leaving it
  • Stayed January 2007, travelled solo
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Washington,DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2006

This would be the third time I stayed at the Cebu Grand and it is important you put things in perspective. If you are an American and expecting to find the Grand Hyatt look elsewhere. The Cebu Grand is a bit old and faded in spots but it is wonderfully located, clean and the staff has been wonderful on every occasion. If you look at the price of the rooms you get a better value than you do at most hotels in US. I will continue to stay there whenever I go to Cebu!!!!

  • Liked — Location and friendly staff
  • Disliked — A little old
  • Stayed January 2006, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank Potent3006
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Atlanta GA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2006

I will recommend this hotel to all travelers who want to relax and don't spend too much. I love thier breakfast buffet and thier staffs are very friendly and helpful. My room is big enough which can accomodate several friends of mine who drop by for a chat. The only thing that I'm not really happy about is thier hot water, twice I was in the shower and didn't get enough hot water....

  • Stayed May 2006
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2006

Well, lets start with the positive:
I stayed at the 2room suite which was really huge!
The decoration was outdated and a little worn, but the room was (as for philipines standards) very clean.
The staff was very friendly.
The Location is superb.
There are some small shops nearby and 1-2 banks.
Never had any problems to get a taxi.
By taxi It takes about 5-7 minutes to get to the city center as well as to Ayala Center.

I found it a pity that there wasn't a second tv-set in the living room, and that there wasn't any window in the bedroom.
The F&B outlets are lousy. The restaurant is smelly and there are about 100 ants having a race on each table.
Never mind; you still may order roomservice.
F&B Quality (roomservice) is fine, but it usualy takes up to an hour.
The swimmingpool (on the roof) is a joke. Its not much bigger than a bath tap and the water had a strange colour which certainly was not blue.

Since there are lots of worse hotels in cebu which are more expensive (and not as clean), I would go there again.
The only real setback for me was the pool.

hmm... should I mention this?
Ok, my GF saw a small cockroach in the bedroom. I didnt see it, even I was looking for it.
So, I cant really say if its true or false...

  • Stayed March 2006, travelled on business
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5 Thank Badabing888
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 June 2006

I have read the ranking for hotels in Cebu, and I recommend that Cebu Grand Hotel should be ranked as one of the hotels in Cebu City and not just in Cebu. This will help us get accurate ranking for Cebu Grand Hotel in terms of hotels in Cebu City.

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Reviewed 14 April 2006

cheap,near all the stores,quiet rooms,good breakfast,
frindly staff,safe,yesss!..WARM WATER! unlike beach hotels :(..old not luxury but very clean rooms and showers,place to put ur cold drinks etc...no window from room :(..but exellent place in its value if u just need a place to sleep and rest..roomservice works great too and bed was good to sleep too(couple bed) good mirror where u can fix uirself bef u go out :) and this hotel had ok parkin place where was NO HUGE SHOCKING rush! when u want a taxi just few taxi drivers and they didnt rip ur clothes of GJ!
haha. a good place!

  • Stayed March 2006
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Reviewed 15 March 2006

This Hotel s----. It's old but unlike vintage wine does not have the desirable fizzle. Only one elevator worked and does not have an open button in case you have to open the door a bit. The room is big enough but the furnishings are worse. To say they are not pleasing to the eye would be an understatement.The bathroom is too small. Hotwater mechanism can't be blended easily.There's not bathtub as displayed in the net.

Early morning, I was awakened by the noise of water dripping in the room airconditioner. I reported the matter but was never offered any alternative room. I suppose this is an ordinary occurence because of the type of airconditioner used in the rooms.

I wouldn't recommend this Hotel.

Stayed March 2006
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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 #52 of 89 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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