Having been to Cebu before and stayed at the Shangri-la Mactan (which for years was my all time favorite hotel resort), I was a little reserved about staying at the Crimson. Upon arrival though I could see what all the rave reviews are all about. The ocean view backdrop that greets you as soon as you step out of the car instantly turns you to full holiday mode. Staff were friendly and attentive. Our check in was so fast I would say it was instantaneous. Though the property size itself is not as large as the Shangrila, we were driven into our villa by a little golf cart buggy (these are available to take you to and from during rainy periods too!).
I highly recommend the villas for those who want to splurge. They are truly the best part of the resort and are nothing short of spectacular - private, roomy, beautifully decorated and include your personal private plunge pools that come in very handy after a hot day out.
Internet: Free wifi throughout the hotel but mobile is a little choppy in certain parts of the resort though not a major concern.
Transport: Did not try the shuttle as a friend graciously provided transport during our stay but our one taxi ride back from the main city of Cebu was charged at a 'fixed' rate as the driver said there will be no one riding back! Once in Crimson though I would say maximize your time in the resort rather than going to the city.
Food/spa: Breakfast buffet that was included in our room rate had a good selection. I personally found the menu expensive. Ditto with the Spa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Synonymous with luxury and personalized service, Crimson Resort and Spa is the new destination and resort to experience. Nestled in one of the country's most prestigious tourist destinations, this exclusive piece of paradise is just 15 minutes away from the Mactan International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crimson Resort And Spa, Mactan Hotel Lapu Lapu
- Crimson Resort And Spa, Mactan Cebu Island/Mactan Island