Cebu Hotels: Mandarin Plaza Hotel Cebu

The hotel is located at the J. Solon Drive in Cebu City, just the opposite road from Ayala Center Cebu (Cebu’s one of the top shopping malls). The hotel is a 4-star hotel in Cebu, with 4-star rate from TripAdvisor. People liked the area where the hotel is located as it’s so convenient to practically everything in Cebu. Places like IT Park, Mango Square, SM Shopping Mall, and the Crossroads are just a short taxi ride away. It is one of the larger hotels located in Cebu with 322 rooms.

Rooms are furnished with minibar, LED cable TV, hair dryer, safe, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, daily free bottled water, air conditioning, and hot and cold showers. Some rooms are wheelchair friendly.

Rooms are classified as Superior Twin, Deluxe King, Trip, Executive, and Luxury Suite. The hotel also has a reception that will accommodate guests 24/7 for car rental and car transfers. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and sauna, business center, banquet and events facilities, bar and restaurant, basement parking and concierge.

The ground floor restaurant serves a buffet breakfast every morning with an array of different cuisine, which is pretty decent. For you to arrive at the hotel from the airport, they offer an airport transfer for 950PHP for a car and 1500PHP for a van. If you catch a white taxi from the airport, it cost you around 200-250PHP depending on the traffic.

The room is size is quite spacious and everything is brand new as you go inside the hotel. The Wi-Fi is fast, and the bathroom is good as well. But the rooms are not quite “sound proof” from the noise outside the hallway and street noise. The staff is quite accommodating and welcoming. If you upgrade your room, it will be a hassle free transaction on the front desk.