One of the newest – and most unique – accommodations to open in Cebu City is the Cebu Quincentennial Hotel, which, as its name suggests, commemorates 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines (1521-2021). In spite of its theme, this hotel isn’t exclusively for Roman Catholics – they accept guests of any religious affiliation.
Standing next to Landers Superstore, this religious-themed hotel is conveniently located near the corner of Cardinal Rosales Avenue and Pope John Paul II Ave – the crossroads between Barangay Luz, Mabolo and Kasambagan. Cebu Business Park – where Ayala Center Cebu is located – is only a few minutes walk away. From the corner, its a short ride to Mandaue City, SM City Cebu or Cebu IT Park.
Walking into the hotel, you’ll be greeted by their courteous staff their thoughtfully designed lobby and adjacent cafe, which looks like history museum! The reception area features the works of Cebuano artist Henry Montebon, which include paintings of circumnavigation maps, a tableau of the First Baptism, and the galleon-inspired Cafe de Fe. Don’t miss the seats shaped like the islands of Cebu and Bohol.
The hotel has 42 rooms with warm and comfortable interiors. They come in three room categories: Deluxe Queen, Deluxe Twin, and Deluxe Queen Corner Room. Family rooms will also be available by the end of the year.
All rooms have elements of the Quincentennial celebration including a Jubilee Cross, photographs of the different events and jubilee celebrations taken by Fr. Bonnin Olivar, a Cebuano edition of the Holy Bible entitled Bag-ong Kasabotan, San Pedro Calungsod Edisyon Bible, which is a product of research by Roman Catholic Bible scholars for 25 years; and hand-painted excerpts of a poem written by renowned Cebuano poet, Simeon P. Dumdum, Jr. Rows of photographs adorn the hallways featuring among others, Cebu’s oldest churches and the various charitable work conducted by the Catholic Church in Cebu and the Duros hotel group.
Complimentary breakfast is served at Cafe de Fe at the main lobby (Restaurante Trinidad, the hotel’s main dining outlet as well as its function rooms will open later in the year). The small cafe specializes in Filipino and Spanish food. For their all-day breakfast, I especially enjoyed their Crispylog (₱350) – beef and chicken adobo hash, egg and garlic fried rice. For lunch and dinner, they also have delicious mains, which are good for one to two persons. The tastiest dishes I had were the Beef Salpicao (₱330), Pan Seared Snapper (₱460), and Lengua (₱470).
Accommodation at Cebu Quincentennial Hotel starts at ₱2,800 for a Deluxe Queen or Deluxe Twin with complimentary breakfast for two persons. The more spacious Deluxe Queen Corner Room is ₱3,300 per night. Find discounted rooms and check availability here!
How to Get There
Cebu Quincentennial Hotel is located 12 km away from Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA). The most convenient way to get to the hotel is by taxi or Grab, taking around 30 minutes travel time, depending on the traffic situation. Altenatively, you can take the MyBus from the airport to SM City Cebu, then transfer to a bus or jeepney bound for Guadalupe, which passes right in front of the hotel, before entering Cebu Business Park.
Address: 23 Minore Park, Cardinal Rosales Ave. cor Pope John Paul II Ave, Barangay Luz, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Contact Numbers: +63 32 5204488