Me and my brother stayed here for 1 week. I am currently on a gap year travelling and he has come to meet me for 3 weeks. We stayed at Cleverlearn for one week and have had a lovely time. The rooms are a great size, get cleaned daily, have a wardrobe, great sized bathroom with good working shower.
The breakfast is included and in the price and is just what I expected, coffee and tea with Rice, Ham, bread, tomatoes, sausage... A real mix, which in my experience you find here and across quiet a lot of SE Asia.
The residence comes with a decent enough sized pool, has a mini shop (which sells beer!) and free wi-fi as well as computers to use free of charge. There is plenty of room to sit outside and socialise and you can also borrow books free of charge and chill on the sofas next to reception.
A great thing about this resort apart from daily too, cleaning is that there are free water dispensers where you can get hot and cold water, and in the hot heat you need a lot of cold drinking water.
The location is a little out of town but if you walk for 5-10 minutes down the road there is a garage with a shop, a bakery (which was so cheap!) and a market selling fresh fruit and hot food. You can also walk into town (it's one lone road) but will take about 45minutes. We walked into town most days and got a Jeepney back each evening which only costs 8peso each and take about 10 minutes. The jeepney a stop right outside wether you are going to town or back to the residences.
Around the pool there are only 2 sun beds with is a bit of a downer but as most of the people staying here are long time students they're normally not occupied. You also get a lovely breeze coming around the pool as its right next to the sea (no beach, most of the beaches on mactan are privately owned by the resorts and are easy to reach from Cleverlearn for a day).
Overall we found the rooms perfect for what we paid, having a pool was a bonus, the staff were friendly and we liked that you could use both the wifi and their computers for free. If you are looking for a typical hotel, this is not for you. These are more like basic apartments and are perfect if you are on a budget and can't afford one of the resorts or your happy just chilling round the pool in the day like we were.
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- Also Known As:
- Cleverlearn Residences Hotel Lapu Lapu
- Cleverlearn Residences Cebu Island/Mactan Island