Cebu Hotels

Where to Stay in Cebu: Cebu R Hotel

By on November 11, 2014

cebu r hotel - facade

Cebu R Hotel sets itself apart from the handful of affordable accommodation in uptown Cebu, by offering larger-than-usual rooms, top-notch service and better hotel amenities. All these can also be had at rates that are reasonable and even better than most in its category.

I am saying this not because they bumped my best budd and I into a Deluxe Room when what we initially reserved was just the Standard. At that time, I had to ask their courteous staff regarding the unexpected upgrade, but we were assured that it was not a mistake. The mere Php200 difference, in other words, was on the house.

cebu r hotel - room
cebu r hotel - other amenities

Our Deluxe Room had a double bed and 2 single beds, a closet, a working WiFi and hot and cold shower. It was well-kept, clean and spacious enough to fit a family or barkarda of 5.

But what made me really smile was the personal refrigerator and the closet. These two in particular can already be perceived as ‘luxuries’ especially for a budget hotel in these parts.

cebu r hotel - lobby

A plated breakfast is complimentary and may be enjoyed within the confines of your room or at the lobby cafe. For other dining options, there’s Yakski Barbeque located just across the hotel. The Escario branch of Zubuchon is also one brief jeepney ride away. And if you missed 7-Eleven’s generic siopaos, you’ll probably be glad to know that a branch is located nearby.

Cebu R Hotel is located along Don Mariano Cui, a quieter street at the Capitol area. It is semi-secluded (but only 2 blocks away) from the busier thoroughfares in the metro. So while the hotel is in a relatively peaceful neighborhood, basic conveniences is well within reach.

This, including the Cebu R Hotel’s surprising amenities, makes it one of my preferred budget places in the city.


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Cebu R Hotel
Room rates start at Php 950. Major credit cards are accepted.
101 Don Mariano Cui St., Capitol Site, Cebu City
+63 32 5057188 to 89

1 Comment
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    November 29, 2014

    Cool! I've stayed here before, too! In the same room! Haha! I agree this is a nice and economical choice for a hotel in the Capitol area 🙂



Brennan Mercado
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Brennan is an electronics engineer by profession. From time to time, he gets to travel beyond his office cubicle, try new restaurants or catch up with his terribly long list of unread books. He likes museums, spicy food and talking with habal-habal drivers. For now, he's still deciding on whether to play Pokémon GO or not.

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