Monday, June 29, 2015

Waterfront Hotel (Lahug, Cebu)

Its close proximity to Ayala Center is what makes this hotel an ideal choice while in Cebu. You can actually walk from this hotel to Ayala Center. However, on the other side of the street, there are rows of informal settlers where walking while carrying something valuable may not be a good idea. I suggest taking a cab instead.  If you desire a hotel where it is much safer to walk to Ayala Center, try Diamond or Quest Hotel instead.

Just like what is expected in a hotel of this standard, Waterfront Hotel's lobby immediately conveys the impression of  class. The usual and everything  in a first class hotel can be seen and felt immediately as  you step out of your vehicle and into its lobby with the addition of Cebu's  sweet accents and endearing hospitality.

This hotel is not only the choice of discriminating travelers but  an ideal venue for conventions and seminars that, more often than not, the lobby is packed with guests  and the entire process of registration and finding a room can take some time even with prior reservation.  It is at this  time that patience becomes a very valuable virtue. A weary traveler appreciates efficiency in the registration process. Time is very important to every traveler and every form of delay is an opportunity lost. 

It took us almost an hour to find a room. Finally, we got room no. 550. It was a relief! Usually, the process of registration, if with reservation, takes only a few minutes. But, with so many guests due to a scheduled convention, delays in the front desk are common. 

It was a nice room. Best for families and  friends. It is actually not a room but a suite - with a sofa, dining table, and a computer. It has two rooms with each room having its on CR. One is the masters bedroom, the other seems more like a childrens' room. The sofa is very comfortable and can actually be used as an extra bed. It has its own computer set with a very reliable wi-fi. Room service is commendable with most of our requests attended without much waiting.

In my most recent visit to Cebu, I have noticed a very remarkable change in their taxi service.  All of the taxis we hired were using meters. The City may have finally solved the dreaded "contract system" in hiring taxis. This is definitely good news for travelers and visitors who are beneficiaries of an honest and reliable taxi system. The traffic however  seems to be a problem without a solution.

If you happen to visit Cebu, consider this hotel as your second home.

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