Last June, Holiday Inn – one of the 17 hotel brands of IHG – opened in Cebu City, its first hotel in the Visayas-Mindanao region. The well-known international hotel brand occupies the upper floors of a 21-storey building shared with a Hop Inn Hotel, under the same management, at Cebu Business Park – a popular commercial district colloquially referred to as “Ayala” after its shopping mall, Ayala Center Cebu.
Holiday Inn Cebu City has 180 well-appointed rooms from the 16th to 20th floors, boasting great city views. While catering more to the business traveler, due to its location, the hotel also appeals to the leisure tourist and families. The interiors are modern and streamlined yet warm and inviting with its pop of color and geometric motifs, which lend a fun and youthful vibe.
Consistent with the Holiday Inn brand, kids are not only welcome here, but enjoy privileges like staying and eating without extra charges. This makes Holiday Inn Cebu City the perfect choice for business travelers visiting the city with family. Moreover, IHG One Rewards members can earn points during their stay and avail of exclusive offers.
Aside from the business lounge at the lobby, the rest of the facilities are located at the 7th floor. On this level, you can find a restaurant, outdoor pool, and 24-hour gym with keycard access – all overlooking the commercial district and the rest of the city.
Situated next to the restaurant, the pool is modest in size but sufficient for guests’ needs. It has very shallow sections for lounging and for small children, as well as a deeper one for accomplishing laps for exercise.
The hotel’s restaurant Sevii Dining & Drinks, located at the 7th floor, offers an eclectic a la carte menu of Filipino, Asian and Western fare, as well as generous buffets for breakfast, weekday merienda and weekend dinner. The breakfast and dinner buffets I had offered a lot of options, which included my personal favorites: cheese platters, prawn tempura, and baked scallops. There were also traditional Filipino dishes one typically doesn’t find in upper-end hotels like kalderetang kambing (goat stew). Indoor and outdoor seating are available.
Unfortunately, there are currently no other restaurants or convenience stores right outside the hotel, aside from a Pan de Manila bakery at the building next door. The nearest 7-Eleven convenience store is at Apple One Equicom Tower, a 5-minute walk away, next to Ayala Center Cebu, where you can find numerous options for dining out.
Accommodation at Holiday Inn Cebu City starts at ₱3,249 (exclusive of 10% service charge) for a Standard Room (King or Twin Bed), good for two persons. This rate is exclusive of buffet breakfast. Check discounted rates and room availability here!
How to Get There
From Mactan-Cebu International Airport, the most convenient way to get to the hotel is by taxi or Grab. Alternatively, one can take the MyBus airport bus from MCIA to SM City Cebu, then transfer to a Guadalupe-Ayala-SM bus at the jeepney terminal. The route of this bus passes right in front of Holiday Inn but one needs to alight at the bus stop before the hotel. Inform the conductor beforehand of your destination.
Address: Lot 5 & 6 Block 20, Samar Loop, Cebu Business Park, Mabolo, Cebu City, Philippines
Contact Number: +63 32 5204444