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jonny

Can you believe that this will be my 14th time visiting Cebu, mostly with my Filipina wife, but this time I'm coming alone and have this feeling I will be lost without her.

When I first came to Cebu 8 years ago she met me at the airport and escorted me around the city and the malls. 4 visits later and she was travelling with me from UK on our twice annualy visits to her home province.

This time I'm on my own, no, we havent broken up, I'm heading over for 2 weeks to get a building project started on extending our house.

I want to stay in the city for a couple of days after my flight (as is usual), and would like to stay somewhere near to Ayalla or Robinsons (the area I know I can remember)....but I'd also like to go for a drink and have a chat without getting mixed up with the wrong crowd.

Last few visits we stayed at Marco Polo, but that was a bit extravigant as we had the kids with us and liked their pool.

Any suggestions as to where I can lay my head for a couple of nights and be fairly comfortable and also be able to walk outside and to the local bars ?(ex-pats preferably)

 

Jonny

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jonny

Thanks for link,.. I think this will be a bit far off my routes of knowlegde.

Was actually thinking of going back to the Cebu midtown as I aint been there for years,...I see it has changed its name?

 

Just don't fancy sitting in my room each night looking out the window wondering if its safe enough to venture to the bars (strange how it felt safer when acompanied by my wife). Hell she's only 5 ft,.... I'm over 6ft and still a 50 year old teenager !

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Balintawak

marahaja in osmena circle.. walking distance. If you need a local shotgun (sidekick), let me know:)

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jonny

Ahhh, cheers for that offer , I think I know where you are at... I actually had my wife's cousin lined up to go out for a night but he's landed in hospital!

Never mind, I'm sure by next week I'll have a drinking buddy that likes a laugh and can show me around.

 

Jonny

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Kim_

http://www.montebell...CFcUa6wodtibZgA

 

Behind Country Mall, not far from Ayala

What do you mean it's not far from Ayala? It's not walking distance for the most.....

Anyway, Montebello is in Banilad where you can find a couple of nice bars....

 

If you prefer nearer to city center (what ever that is) you might try Eddie's hotel (new name now but everyone knows it)

 

 

 

Just want to add that Skyman's suggestion is good. Monebello is a nice hotel, where I stayed a few nights myself early this year.

However, not near to Ayala in my map.

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razorbackhog2
Monebello is a nice hotel
My wedding and reception was held at this hotel. Electricty went out half way through.....Was offered a free one night stay as an inconvience. [email protected] this place. Glad you mentioned Montebello Hotel cause im still needing to post some scathing reports on their crappy service. I enjoyed ringtop across from persimion condos. Simple and clean.

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johnormoc

Eddie's Hotel is now called The Beverly Boutique Hotel. Not sure why they changed it to such a crappy name. It's walking distance to all the mango bars but if you're going to stay in that area, I'd recommend the Diplomat Hotel instead over near Robinson's on Ramos St.

 

The Montebello is very nice and has 2 good pools and a fantastic free buffet breakfast. It's where my wife and I usually stay when we are in town for more than a few days. If we are in town for just a night, then we stay at the Diplomat because her cousins have a place just down the street.

 

No reason at all to feel shy or hesitant about exploring Cebu solo. I've done it dozens of times and never had a problem. Just be aware of your surroundings, don't act the fool and treat the locals with respect and you'll have a wonderful time.

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greatplace

If your looking for a place around Robinson's you could try the Holiday Plaza Hotel on Ramos St about 50m down from the Cebu Midtown Hotel......They have a good roof top bar on the 8th floor and great night views all around the city.....being staying there for the last 7 yrs when going to Cebu.

 

Both these Hotels are getting a bit long in the tooth tho and could do with a bit of refurbishing.....which the Plaza is finally doing.

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Paul

To All Concerned: I warned the original member who basically started this entire issue.

 

I have deleted, God only knows how many, posts.

 

Let's stay on topic, people.

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mikejwoodnz

 

Any suggestions as to where I can lay my head for a couple of nights and be fairly comfortable and also be able to walk outside and to the local bars ?(ex-pats preferably)

 

Jonny

http://www.kiwilodgecebu.com/

The ethos here is "western' just walk downstairs to drink with expats, eat familiar foods etc

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KennyF

Kiwi Lodge in Mabolo.

Nice hotel, bar and restaurant full of expat and holiday makers on ground floor.

Kiwi owner Dick Dunlop is the on site gaffer

You could easily walk but it's only 50 to 60 pesos by cab to Ayala, SM or White Gold.

I have caught literally hundreds of cabs in Cebu City and I never got one that didn't know Kiwi Lodge.

 

KonGC

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Davaoeno

I stayed overnight in Cebu 2 nights ago. I stayed at the new Tune hotel and loved it. I booked it thru Agoda. Right across the street from Ayala

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Forex

I can recommend the Parklane Hotel. Nice gym and pool and easy walking distance to Ayala.

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Headshot

Since nobody else has, I will suggest the Mango Park Hotel. It is a nice, reasonably-priced hotel with an in-house restaurant (complimentary breakfast is included in the room rate), and it has a nice pool on the roof. It is on Mango Avenue next to the Lighthouse Restaurant, so that is a great option for lunch or dinner. Because of it's location, it is within walking distance of many bars and an easy taxi ride from Ayala, SM City or Robinson's and Fuente Circle (all within walking distance if you like walking, but not what most would call an "easy" walk). However, since it is right on Mango Avenue, taxis are very easy to catch.

 

http://www.mangoparkhotel.com/

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