I had always been wanting to visit Bacolod City and the route going there was via Cebu. Since I've been to Cebu several times but haven't really explored this beautiful Queen City of the South yet, I planned that when I push through with the Bacolod City trip, I will stay a day or two and go around Cebu City. I got so lucky to booked our plane ticket, this was during Cebu Pacific's "Piso Fare" promo more than a year ago. To be exact the tickets were booked August 17, 2012 for travel dates September 13 - 18, 2013.
The first thing that I looked into after booking the plane tickets was a place to stay in Cebu City. I had stayed at Regal Business Park Hotel a few years ago and wanted a different hotel this time that's also near the Ayala Mall of Cebu. There were several suggested hotels that came out in my research but I chose Diamond Suites and Residence because of the good reviews it got at Trip Advisor. I immediately scanned the internet for their website and good thing they accept reservations directly in their website and no advance payment was required. I immediately made a two days reservation at P2,200/night with free breakfast for two.
We arrived in Mactan International Airport around noon. We took a taxi, good thing taxi at the airport are now using their meters. Unlike before where taxi drivers tells you that they run on a fix rate from the airport, a fare much higher than the meter rate. When we arrived at Diamond Suites we were greeted with a warm welcome by the bellboy and the front desk staff. I showed them my reservations voucher, then they asked for a valid ID which I willingly presented then gave me the room key, with it was a small paper where they have printed the password for the wifi access.
Our room was spacious & clean. It has an LCD television, a refrigerator and a safe. There was also a complimentary bottled water and coffee. The hot and cold shower in the bathroom were complimented with basic vanity kit that includes shaving and dental kits. The bed was comfortable and equipped with memory pillow which made sleeping a lot better. The guest can also relax in their small swimming pool or workout at a mini gym on the 6th floor.
Breakfast was served at the ground floor restaurant. There were only a few food choices but it was quite decent and taste good. Indeed at Diamond Suites and Residence you can enjoy all these at a pocket friendly rates.
No. 8 Apitong St. corner Escario St. Cebu City
Telephone No. (6332) 4029800