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Best Hotels in Cebu 2021 by ETHT

ETHT Reviews Hotels in Cebu 2021 :

The Good , The Bad & The Ewww!

 

Hey folks Erik here from ETHT and we are again rating Hotels in Cebu 2021. As always the list will expand as I visit more hotels / bed and breakfast establishments in the coming months.

Staying in Hotels in Cebu just got more complicated and trickier with Covid 19 still being a pain in the behind for all of us!

At first, I enjoyed the slash down on the rates and how cheaper it is now to be doing staycations in hotels. Particularly those located at the heart of Cebu City. But honestly, at some point, I feared for my life (LOL) as there was a time that the COVID cases in Cebu city increased.

 

The Ratings Game: ETHTโ€™s Search for the Best Hotels in Cebu 2021

 

  1. Cleanliness & Adherence to Health & Safety Protocols: 10
  2. The Room : 10/10
  3. Customer Service : 10/10
  4. In House/ Room Service Dining Experience : 10/10

 

ETHT Hotels Reviews in Cebu 2021: Current Ranking as of May 1, 2021

Harolds Hotel : 9.0

Summit Galleria: 8.5

Parklane Cebu : 8.25

Diamond Suites : 4.5ย 

 

 

Related Post : Top Cebu Hotels for 2020 !ย 

 

Hotels in Cebu 2021: Reviewed by ETHT In Alphabetical Order

 

Diamond Suites

 

The Good

 

It is cheap relative to its location which is in Cebu Business park. Very near to Ayala Center Cebu. And they have indoor parking which is essential for me whenever I visit hotels in Cebu.ย Wifi is also generally okay.

The room despite its wreaking of ancient history was clean.

 

 

Hotels in cebu 2021 : Diamond Hotel
I did not mind how outdated the room was. I did mind the rude customer service, the false advertising and the overall smell of the room which was horrendous.

 

 

The Bad

 

๐—”๐—ฏ๐˜†๐˜€๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ: You know you are in a cheap hotel when the front desk team is just worthless. Okay except for the one guy who handled my check-in (reputable hotels save him from the monstrosity). The rest of the front desk team were just human shells to a degree that even if you replace one with a broomstick you would not even notice the difference.

Finally, the rest of the staff were equally if not worst than the front office team.

 

๐—™๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ฑ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด/ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป

Now I availed of their promo which clearly stated in detail what the BIG BREAKFAST package consists of and a lot was missing including- Coffee. Like who serves breakfast without a hot beverage and nopes, not even a cold drink. So if you plan on staycationing (despite my fair warning) don’t bother ordering their food.

 

 

ETHT Reviews : Food in Diamond Hotel

 

 

๐—›๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐˜€ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ

The hotel does not smell good at all. It wreaked of food and not the aromatic kind. Let’s leave it at that.

 

Best Hotels in Cebu 2021 ETHT Endorsed Rating: 4.5 / 10

Implementation of Health & Safety Protocols: 6

The Room: 4

Customer Service: 4

In-house/ Room Service Dining Experience: 4

 

ETHT Instagram Photos of Diamond Hotel

 

Harolds Hotelย 

 

The Good

The room was as always impeccably clean although I did notice that their WIFI was weaker compared to my last yearโ€™s visit. Nonetheless, I did not notice any downgrade in terms of how the cleanliness and sanitation of the hotel.

The lobby was better now! Although if these were the Battle of the Lobbies Haroldโ€™s hotel would be on top.

Perhaps their best asset is their buffet dining experience. Perhaps Parklane Hotel could learn a thing or two about how Haroldsโ€™ H Cafรฉ.

Why is that? These are the reasons why:

 

ETHT Reviews : Harolds Hotel

 

 

๐—–๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ: they are the only hotel to sustain a breakfast buffet and turned it into a BRUNCH BUFFET that widens their market from early risers to I hate mornings but love a breakfast meal!

๐—ค๐—จ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ง๐—ฌ: I have been to H Cafe 4 times now and their food is consistent. Well not going to exaggerate desserts are not their forte but overall the food has always been generally above average! Again their egg’s effin benedict is just ๐Ÿ‘

๐—ฉ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—จ๐—˜ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐— ๐—ข๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฌ: For less than 600Php you can have your breakfast and lunch at H Cafe. And yes they add in new meals as the day transitions from morning to noon.

 

The Bad

Well now perhaps I am just being a**hole about it but when their parking is full at the front of the hotel you have to drive around to a vacant lot which I honestly find scary especially when you plan on going there at night.

While I rave about H Cafรฉ. Their roof deck restaurant is a no for me. When we talk of ambiance and a chill vibe then A plus but when it came to food. It was a Meh for me. It was expensive and the taste was not there.

 

Best Hotels in Cebu 2021 ETHT Endorsed Rating: 9

Implementation of Health & Safety Protocols: 10

The Room: 9

Customer Service: 9

In-house/ Room Service Dining Experience: 8

 

ETHT Instagram Photos of the Harolds Hotel

 

Parklane Cebu

 

The Good

 

The hotel had well-behaved guests and throughout my stay have strictly followed health and safety protocols which I was soo happy with. It also helps that the staff including the security guards were all well-equipped and always on alert in ensuring all guests who enter the hotel premises passed through health and security checks.

The hotel also has a sanitary kit that contains masks and alcohol.ย  Customer service was also good but not great.. I liked how warm the front desk staff were and were also helpful when I made certain inquiries.

 

ETHT Reviews: Parklane Cebu
Relax folks- the bed was made perfectly. Already slept on it when I took this photo

 

They also made a small nook for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration nothing jaw-dropping but A for effort! Still way better than some hotels that made no effort at all .

I’ve been to the hotel a couple of times and they have a partly shaded pool which is well maintained and presentable and a small gym and a smaller sauna (although I am not sure if their sauna was open due to the pandemic)

I barely went out of the room as I dedicated my stay in the hotel to complete deadlines. I needed the peace, quiet & a strong WIFI to complete projects, and Parklane delivered!

 

The Bad

I had a plated meal for my breakfast. So…

  1. The guy who took my breakfast order was borderline rude /exhausted with work. The first line he told me when I was about to mention my order was: Sir are you the one who called a while ago about your order it’s going to be 10 min more. So in my head, I was like (b*tch don’t give me the Attitude before I even had my coffee) but what came out of my mouth was Nopes not the one who called.
  2. Did not even apologized. And they claim to have “Cebuano hospitality” you might want to reconsider your slogan.

 

ETHT reviews: Parklane Cebu
This is how BACON looks like according to Parklane Cebu’s In house restaurant.

 

Anyway long story short. The Bacon breakfast meal that I ordered came out as Corned Beef meal which was no good so with their tocino. I mean for a resto that claims to be 2019’s best breakfast buffet from a known media establishment in Cebu. Yeah not really sure about that.

Lastly, their dinner buffet was also not delicious. It was sad, cold, and just plain boring. Well, it is the age of pandemic so perhaps they just have not found the right groove when it comes to new normal dining. Nonetheless it was not good!

 

 

 

 

Best Hotels in Cebu 2021 ETHT Endorsed Rating: 8.25

Implementation of Health & Safety Protocols: 10

The Room: 10

Customer Service: 7

In-house/ Room Service Dining Experience: 6

 

ETHT Instagram Photos of Parklane Cebu

 

Summit Galleria Cebu

 

The Good

 

The hotel is part of Robinsonโ€™s Galleria mall so buying food and other essentials for your stay would not be a problem. Checking in and Checking out was swift and special commendation to the guy at the front desk who was accommodating and polite despite the multiple guests checking in and out during the time of my stay.

 

Hotels in Cebu 2021 :Summit Galleria Cebu
The room was spacious and clean! Would have been on top of my list if not for their poor wifi service and my horrible experience with their guest who had a party and seemed wasted or high or even both.

 

The Lobby of Summit Galleria Cebu was perfection! And it probably is the best lobby I have ever seen when we talk about hotels in Cebu.

My room was spacious and clean. Everything was working properly and I could not ask for more in terms of the roomโ€™s features.

 

The Middle Ground:

The in-house resto was nothing special, plus they had tons of competition since again itโ€™s inside a mall. There are more affordable and quality restaurants that you can choose from if you explore Robinsonโ€™s Galleria.

 

The Bad

 

If you plan on staycationing and just disconnecting from the online world then this would not be an issue for you. Otherwise, their WIFI connection is abysmal. As my phoneโ€™s 4G connection was stronger than their room WIFI.

This is a major turn-off for me since my staycations and my work are tied up with having a good internet connection. And I speak for the majority when I say that a hotel that big should invest in a good WIFI system.

The hotel observed health and safety protocols, however, guests (well those I shared an elevator with) just were unable to comprehend the concept of maximum elevator capacity. It was too unfortunate since they had an indoor pool but didnโ€™t bother to check it out as again my safety comes first.

 

Best Hotels in Cebu 2021 ETHT Endorsed Rating: 8.5

Implementation of Health & Safety Protocols: 8

The Room: 10

Customer Service: 9

In-house/ Room Service Dining Experience: 7

 

ETHT Instagram Photos of the Hotel

 

More hotels to be added to ETHT’s list of Best Hotels in Cebu 2021 Soon!ย 

 

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13 Responses

  1. These hotels all look so comfortable and relaxing. Thatโ€™s so important when youโ€™re traveling. Itโ€™s nice to have a place to kick back in comfort after a long day.

  2. Much goes into a great hotel: Cleanliness, service, amenities, and much more. Even without the amenities, a hotel should still be able to cover the basic expectations and it looks like its a mixed bag with this set of hotels.

  3. This review serves as a guidelines to everyone who are going or planning to have a staycation in these hotels. Thank you so much!

  4. Thank you so much for your review. This is going to help a lot when choosing a hotel in Cebu. I have never been there but I really dream of visiting someday.

  5. Thanks for the great honest reviews of these places. I love the honestly and they need to do better with the customer service and food!

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