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“Ace pensionne - Excellent located, medium quality range”
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Ace Penzionne
Vellinge, Sweden
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Ace pensionne - Excellent located, medium quality range”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

Free shuttle service to and from the airport about 8-10 minutes drive away. But keep in mind the service ends at 22:00 hours in the evening.
Large and clean rooms with shower, wc, tv and phone. European contact standard fits, no need for adapter. Breakfast is not included in the room fee but can be ordered at rhe open top floor with a very nice view. Or go down to rhe McDonalds resto in front of the hotel.
This year also the internet connection seams better than it was last year.
There is also an ok "local" shopping mall (Gaesano Mactan) right in front of the hotel. A good aim if you travel by taxi.
I would recomend this hotel to anyone that want a nice, clean and confortable night-stay but not to recomend to guests that want a luxury stay where to spend a day or more in the hotel room (you would get bored...).
There is a serious massage studio on the second floor with low prices and good staff. You xan ask for a couple-facility and get massage for both husband and wife together.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Pros: Near to Airport, 10mins on their pickup truck. Relatively low cost (Paid 1000pesos for a nights stay). Loads of channels on the tv. Friendly staff. free wifi . Gaisano mall just across the road, fast food, departmental store and supermarket.
Cons: Room interior looks a bit worn out. No mid range restaurants within walking distance, don't like fast food and the Japanese restaurant located in the same building as Ace Penzionne is out of my budget.
I was looking for a convenient place to stay overnight for the flight out the next morning, so my basic requirements was fulfilled by Ace hence the rating.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Peace River, Canada
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89 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

This was a nice colonial style hotel, with comfortable beds, and a pleasing layout (tasteful tiling, woodwork, etc.). In many other countries it would be old world style at a bargain price. It also had a mall across the street to get some good eats and anything else you might need. The massage on the 3rd floor was great too. 550php for two hours of massage. Hard to beat. Check in and check out was quick and it was a half hour drive to the airport. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cebu Island, Philippines
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014

First a bit of geography and history. Cebu City is on Cebu Island but that's quite a mountainous place so cities are on the coast while mountains dominate the center. And mountains are not good places to put airports. Mactan Island however is just off the coast of Cebu Island and close enough to see Cebu and perhaps swim it if you choose. Mactan Island is flat and so a natural place for Cebu City's airport. LapuLapu City is the main urban center on the small island of Mactan.

So here's what you have to decide. On arrival at the airport on Mactan do you take a taxi to Cebu City via the two bridges that cross over to Mandaue and then deal with slow and irritating traffic to Cebu City itself? And bear in mind that's going to be a 90 minute or more ordeal because there there are no highways, just congested streets to get to Cebu City.

A better option is to just stay on Mactan Island and the Ace Penzionne is a mere ten minutes from the airport. It's just across from the Gaisano Mall where you have dining and shopping options. And if you want to visit the SM mall in Cebu there are air-con vans leaving the Gaisano every ten minutes. You can of course dine at the Ace Penzionne's own restaurant on the top floor with a nice view of both Cebu City and LapuLapu City. Many other dining options are also nearby at the Gaisano and a nearby McDonald's.

Okay, I've told a lot about the location but the hotel itself is decent with clean rooms and courteous staff. It's a perfect location if you're going to spend only two or three days in the area because the return to the airport to leave is very easy from there.

Oh, one more thing. If you want to visit downtown Cebu City from LapuLapu I'd suggest you just take a taxi or jeepney to the ferry landing at Simbahan in LapuLapu. Then pay 14 pesos to take a ferry to downtown Cebu City. There's a ferry every ten minutes. Much faster and much more convenient than a taxi that has to go over the bridge and through Mandaue City and its horrible streets.

So, if your visit to Cebu is business or tourism the Ace Penzionne is an excellent base.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Quezon City, Philippines
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81 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2014

I stayed here twice when i had to stay overnight to take a flight back. The rooms are simple and cozy, i like the blue sheets they use which exudes class. Its very clean and has hot water piped in. The television has standard cable and the wifi is very fast, good for downloading movies. You have to purchase your soap and shampoo though, since the provided soap and shampoo is of the motel type quality, small and almost not adequate. However, there is a grocery opposite the hotel in the gaisano mall which is being expanded. There is a 24 hour fastfood joint (jollibee) just 100 meters away as well as a mcdonalds about 300 meters away. There are shuttles to the airport (free) which start at 5 am and ends well into the night. All in all a good stay at a very affordable price

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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San Juan
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

It is not a 5-star hotel, but the staff were all polite and very attentive to all our needs. Room service' quick. We just walked in and luckily there's one family room left for us. We didn't expect to be welcomed by a well-lighted, spacious room for only 2,300 pesos with two queen-sized beds, TV (with cable), fridge, phone, cabinet (but no hanger), big and clean bathroom with hot and cold water, and mirror. It's situated in front of Gaisano mall so you can just cross the street if you want to buy food, water, toiltetries, etc. They have two in-house restaurants (one's Japanese) if you don't feel like going out. You can get their massage service for as low as 200 pesos when you get too tired after your tour. There's a salon/massage shop near this hotel. It's a few-minute drive from Mactan Airport and it's easy to get a cab from Ace.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

It's a hotel located to the centre of Lapu-Lapu City.It's not an expensive hotel but it's far from the sea (20 min. by car).The "standard rooms" are small with a tiny window, no view!The more expensive rooms are biger with some view, either to the city or to the harbor(better view).The comfort is not high, but you'll have air-co, hot shower and fridge.New bed-sheets and one big towel every day.The roof-restaurant's food is O.K.There is a wi-fi but not in your room, you must go to the public areas or to the restaurant.It is located 10 min. away from the "Mactan International Airport" and you can arrange for a free pick-up.It is located across the "Gaizano Mactan Mall" where you can eat and shop many things.You can also take the mini-bus from "Gaizano Mactan Mall" to the big central mall in Cebu City (I forget it's name) for a very low fair (0.50 euro).There you can find everything like a European Mall.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ace Penzionne
Address: M. L. Quezon National Highway, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Mactan Island > Lapu Lapu
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Ranked #10 of 28 Speciality Lodging in Lapu Lapu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ace Penzionne 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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