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Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Review: Sky-living Luxury at its Best!

Towering atop Nivel Hills which boasts a picturesque view of both the skylines of Cebu City and the tranquil serenity of Mactan Island, the Marco Polo Plaza is an iconic hotel known to locals and visitors alike.

When thinking of a reliable, elegant place to stay at that you know won’t disappoint, the renowned Marco Polo brand of hotels comes to mind. Trust us, their venture in Cebu is not an exception.

Your stay in beautiful Marco Polo Plaza will be highlighted by breathtaking views, heartfelt service, and award-winning food that you won’t be able to resist.

What makes Marco Polo Plaza Special?

Marco Polo Cebu

While Cebu City offers a multitude of hotels, inns, and other lodgings to choose from, Marco Polo Plaza ensures that you will have an unforgettable stay by providing the utmost comfort and a variety of world-class amenities and services.

With luxurious and comfortable rooms, a cornucopia of dining options, and one-of-a-kind features, you will be hard-pressed to find a reason not to choose Marco Polo Plaza.

The Rooms

Marco Polo Plaza knows the importance of having a place you can call your own while you’re on vacation. With this principle in mind, the hotel ensures that all their guests will have a room for all their needs and comfort.

Marco Polo Suite Room

The hotel features a total of 329 thoughtfully designed rooms. Each room comes fully furnished with amenities such as full climate control, a 32-inch flat-screen LCD TV with cable channels, a mini-bar, a refrigerator, an electric kettle, a safety deposit box, and a telephone that comes with free local calls.

Select rooms also include additional amenities such as lounge access, free WiFi, and free laundry and dry cleaning services.

  • Deluxe Room – A 32-sqm room that can comfortably fit three adults or two adults and two children. Guests staying here can enjoy a view of the nearby mountainside or the beautiful Cebu seaside.
  • Premier Mountain View Room – These newly renovated rooms are 32sqm in size and can house up to three adults or two adults and two children. Situated between floors 19 to 21, these rooms will allow guests to enjoy a panoramic view of both Cebu City and Mactan Island.
  • Continental Club Room – These rooms can be found on the 22nd and 23rd floors of the hotel. Each room is 32sqm in size. Guests staying here have free access to the Boardroom and are entitled to all-day complimentary refreshments.
  • Deluxe Suite – This suite is 47sqm in size and features a living room. Guests staying here have complimentary WiFi access and free entrance to the Club Lounge.
  • Premier Suite – This suite features a bedroom with a king-sized bed, a spacious living room, and a separate dining room. Guests staying here will have access to both the hotel’s complimentary WiFi and the Continental Club.
  • Specialty Suite – The Specialty Suite is located on the 23rd floor of the hotel, which provides guests a scenic view of the Cebu skyline. The suite houses amenities such as a luxurious living room, a separate dining room, and a bathroom with a large jacuzzi.

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The Facilities

Even if you are tired from visiting the tourist destinations of Cebu City, Marco Polo Hotel features a number of unique facilities that will ensure you enjoy your vacation while cooling down and relaxing for the day.

Marco Polo Plaza is the only hotel in Cebu that features a scenic elevator that provides guests with spectacular views while travelling between floors.

Marco Polo Cebu Pool

The hotel also features a number of leisure facilities. They have a wellness center where guests can take the time to work out and exercise, and a beautiful mango-shaped pool where guests can unwind and take a relaxing dip.

Marco Polo Cebu Conference Room

Marco Polo Plaza also has several business rooms and conference halls available for events. Guests can request to use these facilities for hosting business meetings and small celebrations.

The Food

An important part of every vacation is the food you eat. Usually you’d have to venture out away from your hotel to find gastronomical delights. Thankfully the people at Marco Polo Plaza have you covered. With four different dining options within the hotel to choose from, guests are spoiled for choice.

Marco Polo Cebu Restaurant

  • BLU Bar and Grill – Found 1,000-ft high on top of the hotel, guests can enjoy a romantic dining experience where they can enjoy their meals al fresco while looking out at the beautiful panoramic views.
  • Café Marco – At this award-winning restaurant, every dining experience is a celebration. Guests dining here can enjoy a wide range of Asian and Western dishes.
  • El Viento – At El Viento, guests can enjoy their meals along the poolside, where they can relax and unwind to the sound of waterfalls, enjoy the mountain breeze, and bask in the view of the cityscape.
  • Lobby Lounge – Featuring nightly live entertainment and world-class performances, the Lobby Lounge will make sure your dining experience will be both classy and unforgettable.


The Location

The hotel is located at Nivel Hills, one of the more upscale destinations in Cebu. From here guests have access to some of Cebu City’s popular landmarks such as Bugho Waterfalls, Lotus Disco Club, and Mandaue-Mactan Bridge.

Read 10 Best Things to Do in Cebu City

How to get there

Guests coming from Mactan-Cebu International Airport will have an easy time getting to Marco Polo Plaza, as it is a short 33-minute drive from the airport. For an additional fee, guests can request for airport shuttle services courtesy of Marco Polo Plaza.


Insider Tips

Here are some insider tips to make the most out of your stay in luxurious Marco Polo Plaza:

Marco Polo Cebu Sky Resto

  • Be sure to try the specials at BLU Bar and Grill and Café Marco. The Malicious Cookies, Ensaymada, and Mango Cheesecake are some of the most delectable treats available.
  • Plan your trip during your birthday. Marco Polo Plaza gives freebies such as birthday cakes and special promos for celebrants.
  • The Premier Rooms offer panoramic views. If you want to enjoy the best views of the hotel, be sure to book the premier rooms as they boast some of the most impressive views the hotel has to offer.
  • In case you’re planning on visiting Cebu’s malls and other shopping locations, inquire at the front desk. Marco Polo Plaza provides guests with shopping trip drop-off and pick-up services.
  • Enjoy a massage. Spa and massage services are available upon request. The hotel even features steam rooms and saunas!


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