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Downtown Cebu has a number of hotel options for travelers.
Exploring downtown Cebu is like going on a trip down the history of the Queen City of the South. Being home to numerous cultural and historical sites, the area is a paradise to heritage lovers looking to learn about the times gone by.
After exploring the different heritage sites in the downtown area, you may want to find a place where you can rest your tired muscles. Fortunately, many of these downtown hotels in Cebu are located close to these tourist spots. These accommodations are either within walking distance or just a few minutes away by vehicle from said historical sites. To help you in your search, here’s a list of downtown hotels in Cebu for your next visit!
The modern design of the rooms at Golden Valley Hotel can give high-end hotels a run for their money.
Image: Golden Valley Hotel Cebu Facebook Page
Located just a short walk away from Colon Street, also known as the oldest street in the country, is Golden Valley Hotel. Golden Valley is a budget hotel offering all the creature comforts offered by other high-end hotels in the city. Each room features cable TV, a hot and cold shower, and Wi-Fi access. Aside from businessmen, the hotel also counts tourists among its clientele with the presence of numerous heritage sites within walking distance from the hotel, including the Heritage of Cebu Monument and Casa Gorordo. Its location is also close to the main parade route of the annual Sinulog festival. Golden Valley Hotel is located around 45 minutes from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.
Where:Corner Leon Kilat and Sanciangko Streets, Cebu City
Rates:Start at PhP3,800*
The swimming pool area of One Central Cebu offers a panoramic view of Cebu.
Image: One Central Cebu Facebook Page
Visitors of Cebu may want to consider One Central Cebu if they are looking for a good mix of comfort and convenience. Situated in the spot where the Central Train Station of Cebu once stood, the hotel’s location holds a significant history in the business and commerce of the city. In addition, the hotel also has a panoramic view of Cebu. It is also within close proximity to Colon Street, and a few minutes away from Magellan’s Cross, Basilica del Santo Niño, and Fort San Pedro. One Central Cebu is located around 50 minutes from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.
The restaurant at the Palm Grass Hotel reflects its advocacy of preserving the culture of Cebu.
Image: Palm Grass Hotel official website
Named after a local herbal plant, Palm Grass Cebu Heritage Hotel reflects the resilience and persistence of the plant as it advocates the preservation of Cebuano cultural heritage. This advocacy is reflected in the décor of its lobby, restaurant, and in all the rooms. Even its restaurant is named after a historical Cebuano figure, Rajahmuda Lumaya. Aside from the usual amenities offered in a hotel, Palm Grass Cebu Heritage Hotel also has a historical gallery, the Galeria Independencia, which shows different eras in the history of Cebu. While the hotel in itself is a history buff’s paradise, there are also a number of heritage sites close to the hotel, including Casa Gorordo and the Heritage of Cebu Monument. Palm Grass Cebu Heritage Hotel is located around 40 minutes from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.
Southpole Central Hotel’s amenities rival that of higher-end hotels.
Image: Southpole Central Hotel Facebook Page
Southpole Central Hotel Cebu is a three-star hotel featuring many of the amenities offered in higher-end hotels in the city. The overall modern design of the hotel can even give the best budget hotels in the city a run for their money. The hotel offers three room options: Superior, Deluxe, and Business Suite. All three room options feature wired and wireless internet connection. The hotel is also close to the heritage sites and tourist spots in the downtown area, including Jose R. Gullas Halad Museum, Museum of Bicycling, Casa Gorordo, and the Heritage of Cebu Monument. Southpole Central Hotel Cebu is located around 40 minutes from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.
An expansive lobby greets guests at Hotel Fortuna Cebu.
Image: Hotel Fortuna Facebook Page
Also located close to Colon Street, Hotel Fortuna Cebu offers both comfort and convenience to its guests looking to explore the historic downtown Cebu. Aside from the basic facilities offered by other hotels in the area, Hotel Fortuna Cebu also has a business center, fitness gym, coffee shop, restaurant, and access to a golf course within three kilometers from the hotel. In addition, the hotel is also close to a number of tourist spots including Magellan’s Cross, Basilica del Santo Niño, and Fort San Pedro. Hotel Fortuna Cebu is located around 50 minutes from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.
The bright colors of the rooms are a welcome sight to the guests of Well Hotel.
Image: The Well Hotel Facebook Page
Strategically located close to both downtown and uptown Cebu, Well Hotel is ideal for travelers looking to experience the best of both worlds. The hotel allows guest to explore the heritage sites in the downtown area and have fun in the entertainment district of the uptown area. While the sun is up, guests can opt to explore cultural and historical spots in the downtown area, including Colon Street, Magellan’s Cross, and Fort San Pedro. Once the sun starts to set over the horizon, they can let their hair down in the different bars and restaurants in the uptown area. The Well Hotel is located around 45 minutes from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.
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