2018 CEBU CITY TRAVEL GUIDE | BUDGET HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

2018 CEBU CITY TRAVEL GUIDE | BUDGET HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

CEBU CITY TRAVEL GUIDE | BUDGET HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Magnificent Cebu City – A treasure to behold, beckons

She has been dubbed several names – the oldest city in the country, Magellan’s Refuge – the Queen City of the South. All these names are appropriate for her and more – as she continues to beckon people from all walks of life to savor her treasures, which have and will continue to stand the passing of time. Yes, Cebu City is one of the cities that showcase the true richness of culture, forged through the passing of centuries, assimilating, evolving, continuously changing to the demands of society and the times. Just like a mysterious woman, she still holds enough mystery that enthralls people to flock to her shores to experience the beauty that she holds close to her heart.

2018 CEBU CITY TRAVEL GUIDE | BUDGET HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

As previously mentioned, Cebu City is one of the historically significant places in the country. It is the place which houses the oldest school in Asia- the University of San Carlos, formerly known as the Colegio de San Ildefonso. It is also the oldest city in the country what with it being renowned in the treaty of Cebu between Rajah Tupas and Spaniard Miguel Lopez de Legaspi. The oldest street in the county – busy and commercial Colon Street – still stands and is a testament to the resiliency of the city as well as its people.

The fabled Magellan’s Cross is also to be found in Cebu City which is quite significant since it signifies the start of the spread of Christianity in the country. Add to the that the fact that the oldest Christian relic – the Santo Nino de Cebu – a gift to Rajah Humabon and Reina Juana – can also be found in Osmena Boulevard at the Basilica de Sto. Nino and you get the idea of how relevant and significant Cebu City has played in our storied history.

Walk the streets of Cebu and not only will you be charmed by the lilting Cebuano dialect that the Cebuanos speak with such a passion and pride you will also be bound to find such gastronomical delights that would surely leave you sated and satisfied. Follow your nose and indulge in the world famous “Zubuchon” (Lechon de Cebu) – the crispy skin, the succulently tender meat, and the overall experience shall leave you speechless. The explosively flavorful taste of  Cebu’s Lechon leaves your taste buds begging for more!

Let your ears bring you to the fabled side streets where you would be able to procure world famous Cebuano guitars whose quality is unparalleled. Locals and international musicians swear by the musicality and the longevity of these instruments.

For those seeking adventure, well, Cebu City offers some things that are definitely not for the faint of heart. The Crown Regency Hotel – also the city’s tallest building – offers a thrilling attraction that would surely test your resolve. The Sky Experience Adventures features an edge coaster ride which gives you a definite adrenaline rush as you get to be suspended (although latched on safely to the ride) to see the various city sights. It is about 429 feet above the ground and you can even tilt your seat another 55 degrees so you would have a more thrilling adventure. And if you still haven’t got enough of the thrills yet, you can try the Sky Walk which is a little less an adrenaline rush at 416 feet from the ground.

For those whose compunctions do not go to the extreme heights, then a quick getaway to the picturesque beaches and coastline of Cebu City would surely lift your spirits up from the doldrums. The sand may not be of Boracay quality but the serenity that it would evoke upon you would definitely be worth the trip.

As we have said, Cebu City – the Queen City of the South – holds us enthralled not only by her enchanting beauty but moreover, by her ability to shift and change along with the times.

CEBU CITY TRAVEL GUIDE | BUDGET HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS | THINGS TO DO IN CEBU CITY AND CEBU PROVINCE

1.TAOIST TEMPLE, TEMPLE OF LEAH AND  TERRAZAS DE FLORES BOTANICAL GARDEN

If you are touring around the city in just a day, these three destinations are nice to be visited. Please click the link provided to read my story about my visit to these places. Cebu City Adventure

CONTACT DETAILS

Cebu Taoist Temple
Address: Canyon Road, Beverly Hills Subdivision, Lahug
Phone: 0948 574 2549

Temple of Leah
Address: Cebu Transcentral Highway, Cebu City, Cebu
Phone: 0906 324 5687
Entrance: P50/person

Terrazas De Flores Botanical Garden
Entrance: P100/pax
Terrazas De Flores Botanical Garden
Address: Budlaan – Busay Rd, Cebu City, Cebu

MACTAN SHRINE

Just a few minutes (oops, depending on the traffic) from Cebu City, you can reach the historical Mactan Shrine. Click here for our story about the place. 

MACTAN ISLAND HOPPING  

Mactan, Cebu has various Island and Islets which are worth visiting. Click here for our Island Hopping Story 

 

CEBU CITY TRAVEL GUIDE | BUDGET HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

KAWASAN FALLS, CANYONEERING AT ALEGRIA AND BADIAN

An extreme adventure like the Canyoneering is one of the reasons why many tourists would visit Badian Cebu. Know more about this place in our Kawasan Falls, Badian and Alegria Canyoneering Travel Guide 

MOALBOAL, CEBU

Located on the South-western tip of Cebu Island is the Municipality of  Moalboal. The place is known for its beautiful beaches and diving spots. Click here for our Moalboal Travel Guide.

 

CEBU CITY TRAVEL GUIDE | BUDGET HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

OSLOB, CEBU

Also on the Southern part of the island is Oslob. The place is known for its Whale Shark Watching Activity, Heritage Sites, Beaches and other attractions. Click here for the Oslob Travel Guide.

 

THE CHURCH OF PATROCINIO DE MARIA, BOLJOON

One old church which is worth visiting due to its historical value is the Church of Patrocinio de Maria in Boljoon. Click here to read more about this Church

 

CEBU CITY TRAVEL GUIDE | BUDGET HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Sinulog Festival, Cebu City

SINULOG FESTIVAL

Cebu City is home to one of the biggest and colorful festivals in the country, the Sinulog Festival. During this event, thousands of tourists both local and international floods the street of Cebu.

Click here for the Schedule of Events of Sinulog Festival

 

List of Hotels In Cebu City, Philippines

Below is a list of hotels and pension houses in Cebu City.  You can book a room and get a discounted rate by clicking the links provided below.

 

BUDGET HOTELS

Allson’s Inn
129 Echavez St., Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

Cebu R Hotel – Mabolo
49 Tres Borces Street, Mabolo, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000 BOOK HERE FOR A

BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

Sampaguita Suites Plaza Garcia
6000 Plaza Garcia Building, Magallanes Street, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

Skypark Pensionne
55 RR Landon Street, Jones Avenue, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

Uncle Tom’s Cabin
M.P. Yap Street,, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

MEDIUM PRICED HOTELS

Castle Peak Hotel
F.Cabahug Cor. pres. Quezon Sts, Villa Aurora, Mabolo, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

Cebu Grand Hotel
N. Escario Street, Vibo Place, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

Cebu Parklane International Hotel
Arch Bishop Reyes Ave and Escario Street, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

Cebu Grand Hotel
N. Escario Street, Vibo Place, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

Citi Park Hotel
F Cabahug Street, Mabolo Panagdait St., Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

Express Inn – Cebu
M.J. Cuenco Avenue corner Pope John Paul II, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

Golden Peak Hotel & Suites
Gorordo Avenue corner Escario Street, Kamputhaw, Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

Mango Park Hotel
General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines,
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

Mandarin Plaza Hotel
Archbishop Reyes Corner Escario Street, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

Main Hotel and Suites
J. Panis Street, Old Banilad Road, Kasambagan, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

Pillows Hotel Cebu
208 Gov. M. Roa Street (previously Kamuning Street), Fuente Area-Capitol Site, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

Quest Hotel & Conference Center – Cebu
Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

Rajah Park Hotel
Benigno Du Building, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

S Hotel & Residences
827 M. Velez St, Cebu City, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

HIGH PRICED HOTELS

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Hotel
Cebu Veterans Drive, Nivel Hills, Apas, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino
Salinas Drive Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

Radisson Blu Cebu
Serging Osmeña Boulevard corner Juan Luna Avenue, Mabolo, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

CEBU CITY TRAVEL GUIDE | BUDGET HOTELS, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

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6 Comments:

  1. We have been in Cebu once and it has been years. Hubby and I need to revisit someday to reminisce our honeymoon. Thanks for the info.

  2. Once again a very good list for places to stay while away from home, visiting interesting places.

  3. I’ve been to Cebu only twice so I’ve tried only two hotels there. Can’t wait to go back and try the others. Thanks for this list, finding one will be easier! 🙂

  4. I didn’t know that there are many hotels to choose from when visiting Cebu. Will bookmark this for future use and will recommend the page to my friends going to Cebu soon.

  5. Ang dami, thanks for this! I’ll bookmark this for future reference.

  6. This is very helpful especially when someone like me doesn’t know anything about Cebu and a list of all the hotels to stay is a huge help.

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