Getting a cheap hotel in Cebu may sound and easy feat when coming here but its worth noting the time of year as many hotels seem to double in price due to demand. I would recommend however looking at pension houses or even looking outside the city for accommodation as the amount you save would justify the cost of taxis to where you need to go. Cebu itself has some great hotels with a range of 5 star down to renting a beach hut if you know where to look.
When looking for a cheap hotel in Cebu be aware that prices are often cheaper when visiting in person. Some people complain they get over charged but I find the opposite if arriving late as the checkouts are normally around 11am which means arriving at midnight you are only going to be in the room half the night so often hotels will charge you half the price. Why so late? well for me its to do with travel but others could be the fact of struggling to find an overnight stay or even a case of the hotel you originally wanted being fully booked.
If you want a cheap hotel in Cebu though I recommend looking just outside the city to places like Li-loan or in my area Minglanilla as you can find a resort with pool for less than you would pay in Cebu city for a room with no extra functions except being in the city. Beat the smog and dust and take something on the outskirts your likely to find also a good beach nearby where its not going to cost you an arm and a leg to use the facilities. Up on the bigger hotels and resorts the prices are often 3 x more than you will pay for a smaller location due to the way the Philippines corrupt government operates. As the cheap resorts and hotels don’t get advertised while the big expensive places control the tourism. Guess what though who is going to look after you more the rip off resort or the small business resort that is family run and love your business?
Exactly which is why I encourage skipping the big places and going for something a bit more down market but also more local giving you the Philippines experience instead of some fake setup within a resorts facility that scaremonger people “not to mix” with the locals.
Originally posted 2011-08-14 17:48:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter