Home to the world-famous lechon, dried mangoes, and a rich collection of historical spots — Cebu easily tops the list of must-visit destinations in the country.
If you’re in the mood to lounge around all day and appreciate the view from the comforts of a cozy hotel room, then we’ve got just the list for you. Here are our top 10 choices for your staycation in Cebu:
Bai Hotel Cebu is one of the newest hotels in the Mandaue City area. It’s a sleek and modern high-rise strategically located in between Cebu and Lapu-Lapu City.
More than its luxurious rooms, the four-star hotel is home to eight restaurants, a fitness center, a rooftop pool, a business center and more.
If you’re itching to party, try dipping your toes in the famous Mandaue City nightlife by visiting the hip Oqtagon Club which is just a kilometer away from the property.
Known as the first wellness hotel in Cebu City, Maayo Hotel is a great choice for guests who are in need of a quick and quiet escape at the center of it all.
Don’t forget to make time for a cup of coffee and some pastries in the breathtaking Dayun lounge which overlooks the city skyline and the iconic Fernan Marcelo Bridge.
Guests can also enjoy a sunset swim at the roofdeck, indulge in an all-you-can-eat merienda, and walk around the Plaridel area.
Planning to squeeze in some shopping during your staycation? Then Bayfront Hotel is one of your best bets. Located just a few meters away from SM City and minutes away from the MyBus station, the hotel is a great jump-off point to explore the best of shopping, entertainment, and culture in the city.
During your stay, don’t miss out on the breakfast buffet to fill up on some Filipino favorites.
Big groups will enjoy Mezzo Hotel’s barkada room which comes with ten large beds and two en suite bathrooms. The property’s modern and cozy rooms are perfect for those who want to lounge around all day, and take advantage of the high-speed WiFi.
Popular restaurants nearby include Feria, Wakamatsu Yakiniku and Yolk Coffee and Breakfast.
Cebu Hotel Plus is a new budget-friendly option for travelers who want to keep close to the city’s major malls and tourist areas without having to endure the noise. Located in a quiet street minutes away from the capitol, the property boasts 50 stylish rooms that feature city and mountainside views.
Though the property is close to tons of dining options and cafes, it’s also a good idea to stay in and try out the hotel’s in-house restaurant. You can enjoy Asian fusion dishes and drinks like their tamarind chicken wings and lemongrass iced tea.
If you’re the type of person whose hotel preference is dictated by the quality of its buffet spread then Cuarto Hotel is an excellent choice. This charming boutique hotel located just steps away from the city’s major landmarks is the perfect starting point to begin your adventure around Cebu.
Start your day with a hearty breakfast from the Toast Cafe and head out to the Fuente Osmena Circle. From there, you can catch a jeepney to historical spots like the Magellan’s Cross and Fort San Pedro.
The 220-room Summit Galleria Cebu is another staycation option for shopaholics who want to cap off their day in a luxurious hotel room. The 4.7 hectare lifestyle complex offers guests a wide-array of shopping, dining and entertainment options all in one place.
The hotel alone features a large indoor pool, a gaming area, and an ultra-stylish lobby lounge which serves food and drinks by the esteemed Raintree Hospitality Group.
Harolds Hotel is a homey four-star hotel centrally located in Cebu City’s uptown area. At just 30 minutes from the airport, travelers with quick layovers will enjoy the hotel’s convenient location. Places of interest to check out nearby include the Sky Experience Adventure, Colon Street, and the Cebu Chinatown.
During your stay, don’t forget to indulge in a drink or two at the Highlands Lounge roofdeck bar. The view is best enjoyed at dusk when the sky turns into a mix of reds and purples to welcome the night.
For a great bang-for-your-buck staycation experience, Quest Hotel and Conference Center is your answer. The three-star hotel is popular for its mouthwatering buffet which comes with a variety of local and international specialty dishes.
One of the highlights of staying at the Quest Hotel is waking up to stunning mountain views from the floor-to-ceiling windows that come in each room. Spoil yourself with room-service and a relaxing in-room massage, and you’re all set for the weekend.
Though just a few years old, the Mandarin Plaza Hotel has easily become a favorite for tourists and locals alike. Right across the property is the Ayala Shopping Center, and within walking distance are hundreds of little shops, convenience stores, and busy commercial areas.
Stay in the Mandarin Plaza if you’re looking for an easy-to-get to home base after exploring the city.
Time for a little R&R. Go book a staycation in Cebu now!
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