Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cebu: Moevenpick Hotel




Hotel Lobby






Ibiza Beach Club

Moevenpick Hotel Cebu is one of the top destinations here in the Philippines. I have been dreaming of going here over a year and luckily my cousins have invited me to stay here. I was excited to see this hotel and know what the hype is all about.
Swimming Pool



The design of the hotel, pool and amenities is very clean, cool and relaxing. The rooms of the hotel are average for a 4 star hotel and a bathroom  with complete with toiletries.  The hotel has a man made beach which has  fine white sand. The food here is absurdly expensive. Wi-Fi in the hotel is free and available in all parts of the hotel.  The highlight of the Hotel is the Ibiza Beach Club which has white furniture and a Jacuzzi placed in the middle of the club. 
Nightlife at Ibiza Beach Club

 I was quite disappointed because the service was really bad. I checked in at around 10 in the morning because our flight was very early. They told me than I cannot do an early check in; then they just asked for my cellphone number so that they can inform me when I can check in. They texted me at around 6 in the evening. Good thing is that I did a city tour of Cebu, or else I would have been pissed off,  if I just waited for my room.   I was also angry because we booked our room through the company website and told us that we had free breakfast but when we got to the hotel they told us that our room did not include free breakfast.  In fairness to the front desk, I was just happy because the Hotel had the fastest checkout I have ever stayed in. 

The famous icecream is nothing special it tasted like normal icecream.
The hotel’s ambience is very relaxing.  Its amenities are nice but they must need to improve their service. The highlight of your stay will be the Ibiza Beach Club Nightlife. I recommend that you should just stay here for a maximum of 2 nights since the location is very far from Cebu City Center and there are few restaurant Choices in Mactan City. Overall our stay wasn’t perfect but we still had a good time. It could have been a lot better though. 
My Cousins
Travel Tips:
If you want to find peace and relaxation then this hotel is the perfect place for you but if you are the adventurous type, you may choose to stay for just overnight here or maximum of 2 nights and then stay at the city.
There are few choices of restaurants in Mactan City.
If you’re going to take a city tour I suggest you do it for a whole day since taxis are  quite expensive which can cost you up to P250 one way from Mactan to Cebu City Center. Mactan is quite far from Cebu City Center it will take you up to one hour travel time.
Double check the hotel if you can get a free breakfast.
Moevenpick Cebu has also a residential area. If you want to save more money, try renting out one of their apartments. It’s cheaper by 50% than the hotel price. You can still use their pool facilities and other amenities during your stay here.  
You can search available apartments at this app called AIRBNB, just type MACTAN, Cebu.
You must experience the nightlife at Ibiza Beach Club. Their performers are quite entertaining. Drinks here are quite expensive. You need to make a table reservation since tables here can get fully booked during Friday’s and Saturday’s.

Movenpick Hotel Cebu
Punta Engano Mactan Island 6015 Cebu Philippines
+63 32 492 7777
http://www.moevenpick-hotels.com/en/asia/philippines/cebu/resort-cebu/overview/
Rates: P7,500-P11,000 per room  for an Overnight Stay
Day Trip: P850 per Adult 

*Moevenpick Residential Condominium Rates are from P4,000 to P9,000 per room per night
*All pictures were taken from my iphone sorry for the low quality. hehheheheh




3 Days/ 2 Nights Cebu Itinerary and Budget at Moevenpick Hotel Cebu
Day 1
Details
Cost
8:30
Depart Manila  Roundtrip Airfare Promo Fare
P2000
9:30
Arrive Cebu

10:30
Leave things in Hotel Lobby and Do an Early Check in (2 nights P7500/2 pax)
  7500
11:00
Go to Cebu City Center
Taxi (250/2)
    125
12:00
Lunch at  Rico’s Lechon, The Ridges, Mabolo, Cebu City
(250/2)
    125
13:00
Dessert at La Marea  Warm Brownie Cup
      80
14:00
City Tour of Magellan’s Cross, Sto. Nino Church
        8
17:00
Buy gifts (pasalubong)  at the Wet Market ex: dried mangoes, dangit, otap etc.
   300
19:00
Lunch at Larsian Barbecue (300/2)
    150
21:00
Enjoy Nightlife at Ibiza Beach Club
    300
Day 2


9:00
Enjoy Free Breakfast at Moevenpick Hotel

11:00
Sun Bathing at the Beach

15:00
Enjoy the Hotel’s Free Amenities

18:00
Dinner at Guiseppe  Pizeria and Sicilian Roast Mactan
Which is Walking Distance from the Hotel (1000/2)
    500
22:00
Party at Ibiza Beach Club
     300
Day 3


8:00
Breakfast at Hotel

10:00
Morning Swim

12:00
Check Out from the hotel

1:00
Go to Airport
     120
2:00
Depart Cebu

3:00
Arrive Manila


Total Cost per Person
P11,508
 

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