This is a not a good hotel. In fact, it's quite poor. Its only redeeming value is that it's extremely close to the airport-5 minutes by cab.
Upon arrival, I noticed a huge dog turd right in front of the main door that no one had bothered to clean up until the next morning.
The staff was friendly enough and check in was completed quickly.
The room itself was quite large, but lots of mold everywhere. The first thing I saw when I walked in was a big bug that scurried away under one of the beds. One of the walls had a huge scratch and insect remains still stuck to it. The air conditioner was effective, yet extremely loud and it emitted a strange odor.
I reserved a large room which was supposed to include a kitchen. The kitchen consisted of a sink...that had not been cleaned in quite some time.
The bathroom was decent sized, but there was mold everywhere. The shower water pressure was limited at best.
To top things off, at 430am, I was treated to a rooster making its presence known for the next 45 minutes. Also, you can hear motorbikes from the street.
Overall, the hotel's pictures make it seem like a great place to stay...which I'm sure was the case when it first opened, however the lack of maintenance is readily apparent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Islands Stay Hotels is a value chain hotel in Cebu that focuses on great locations while offering low prices. Islands Stay Hotels in Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan, is strategically located at the airport road intersection and is a two-minute drive away from Mactan-Cebu International Airport. Islands Stay Hotels also has a branch in uptown Cebu, strategically located in Cebu's central business district, across Ayala Center Cebu. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Islands Stay Hotels Mactan Hotel Lapu Lapu
- Islands Stay Hotels Mactan Cebu Island/Mactan Island