Fuente Osmeña Circle is not only one of the iconic landmarks of Cebu City but also a practical and strategic area to stay in. Located in the midtown area, the historic roundabout is the crossroads between the downtown district, where the city’s most well-known heritage attractions are located (like Fort San Pedro and Magellan’s Cross) and uptown commercial districts (like Cebu Business Park and IT Park).
In addition, the street dancing parade of the Sinulog Festival – one of the Philippines’ biggest religious-cultural celebrations – passes through the circle, making this an excellent area if you wish to witness the event and easily return to your accommodation. One of the newest accommodations to open its doors in this area is Primeway Suites Cebu, located atop the two-level retail center of Primeway Plaza along F. Ramos Street.
Primeway Suites Cebu has 53 spacious rooms on two floors, surrounding a lobby atrium, accessed by back-entrance elevator from the ground level. The interior design is minimalist with tropical accents. The small lobby is elegant and stylish, exuding the sophisticated atmosphere of a boutique hotel with its verdant murals of tropical plants, brass hanging lamps, and rattan-inspired lounge chairs.
The rooms themselves are more understated. I stayed a Family Suite next to the reception area. With 40 sqm of floor space, the suite was very spacious with twin beds, a kitchenette, dining corner, open-style clothes rack and LED TV, The bathroom featured double vanity sinks and, conveniently, separate cubicles for the shower and toilet.
This boutique accommodation is more of an upscale lodge rather than a full-service hotel. They don’t serve breakfast or meals at the accommodation. However, being located atop the retail center of Primeway Plaza, there are restaurants and food stalls conveniently located within the same building. Among the food establishments located at the lower levels are Starbucks, Yellow Cab, David’s Tea House, 10 Dove Street, Leylam and Takoyaki Boss.
There are also so many dining options along F. Ramos St. and the rest of the neighborhood. If you wan’t a proper shopping center, Robinsons Fuente and Robinsons Cybergate are located along Fuente Osmeña Circle.
Accommodation at Primeway Suites Cebu starts at ₱2,100 for a 22-sqm Superior Room, good for two persons. The larger rooms are Premium Deluxe (28 sqm, ₱2,400), Executive Suite (33 sqm, ₱2,800), and Family Suite (40 sqm, ₱3,420).
Address: 3/F Primeway Plaza, 176 F. Ramos St., Sta. Cruz, Cebu City, Philippines
Contact Numbers: +63 32 2323777 or +63 9176225019