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Last month, while I was planning for our Cebu itinerary; I decided to have a Day Trip at Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan. I inquired about the rates and they immediately replied. But few days before our trip, our plan changed and my husband called Crimson Mactan to reserve a room. If we can’t go to Bantayan Island then go to Mactan.
After our breakfast in Cebu Parklane International Hotel, we already checked-out and off we went to Crimson. We arrived past 10AM, my husband gave our confirmation voucher and our ID’s; while waiting they served our welcome drinks and we played sungka. We had fun playing sungka, it’s been a long time that I haven’t played this game and I’m really looking for this toy. San ba pwede makabili?
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As expected, room was not available yet but we are allowed to use the facilities. The staff gave us resort map. We left our luggage in the concierge and went to the locker room so we can put our valuables, P500 deposit which is refundable.
We roamed around the resort looking for an available beach chair but unfortunately, no available chair. We decided to have lunch Azure Beach Club.
While waiting for our food bill, the staff called and informed my husband that our room is already available. Yey! Early check-in (past 1PM).
We paid (via credit card) our reservation before we went to Cebu because pre-payment (one night stay) is required to reserve a room. Additional P3000 for incidental deposit upon check-in. The staff gave our key card and we went back to the concierge to get our luggage and we rode this golf cart on our way to our room.
|Hindi siya yung staff na tinutukoy ko. Siya lang naglagay ng gamit namin. :)|
The bathroom has this folding door/window that you can open, I love this because I can see my son while playing in the bath tub or you can also watch TV while inside the tub.
They provided basic toiletries like shampoo, soap, bath gel, lotion and dental kit.
The fridge has complimentary drinks and snacks (one time only). Two softdrinks in can, 2 beer in can, 2 bottled water, 1 Peanut Kisses and 1 Kitkat.
We just took a rest first and off we went to the beach. The beach was still packed, ang hirap makahanap ng bakante. Don't forget the swimming shoes at mabato yung beach. We all know that the sand was imported somewhere just like in other resorts in Mactan.
We transferred to the pool because the beach was closed already.
The following day, we were surprised to see a note in front of our door. It was a piece of paper where the time and activities of the day were listed. This is nice because you can plan your stay.
Then we went to Saffron Cafe for our free buffet breakfast. The buffet spread is better than the Crimson Hotel because they have more choices here.
After eating we went straight to the beach, I was glad that it was not packed as yesterday. It’s Monday so I guess, most of the guests already checked-out. We killed our time here while waiting for check-out. There are beach toys that you can borrow.
We stayed in the CrimZone so my son can play and join different activities like face painting, figurine painting, Amazing Kid’s Race and bracelet making. I will share it in a separate post.
We prefer Filipino foods so we had lunch at Saffron Cafe. After our hearty meal, we went back to CrimZone again. :)
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Before going to the airport, we had quick shower. So if you want to visit Crimson for a day, don’t worry because the bathroom is clean.
On our way to the airport, the concierge staff asked our flight time because taxis are not always available, he gave us 3 options. But thank God at may napadpad na taxi. Hehehe!
1. We like the room because we have enough space to move around.
2. We have complimentary drinks and snacks.
3. The service is good especially in the restaurant, CrimZone and reception. They are all friendly, approachable and they always smile. Some even volunteered to take our family picture. Even the housekeeping staffs and gardeners greet us.
There is one lang in the concierge na medyo off sumagot. He said, “Paano kayo papasok kung wala kayo key card”. Hmm, di lang agad napakita yung keycard at namisplace, may side comment na ganun. We stayed in other luxury hotels and resorts and first time ito.
He even stayed in our room na pagkatagal-tagal na parang waiting for tip. My husband just said that he left his bag at the locker (which is true) so wala siya maabot but the truth is kahit may wallet because of your attitude, no tip.
Other concierge staffs naman are good. :)
4. The waves in the beach are unpredictable but they provided life vest for guests. I did not bring any toys so I was glad that there are available beach toys that we can borrow.
5. There are so many activities for both adults and kids every day so you will not get bored.
Hmm, the staycation is almost perfect kung di lang dun sa isang staff sa concierge.
The only thing I don’t like here is the price, hehehe! It is expensive so even we want to stay long, nakakabutas ng budget.
I suggest that they have staffs in the beach or pool area that will supervise, we experienced that in Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa. After the guests left, they will immediately pick up the used towels and prepare the beach chair for the next guests. So guests have an idea that the beach chair is really available. In Crimson, di mo alam kung wala na ba tao o pang reserve nila yung used towels dun. hehehe!
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We really had a great time in Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan , I even told my husband na bitin ang 2 days and 1 night namin. I hope next time kahit 3 days and 2 nights stay.
That’s the end of our Cebu trip, back to reality.
Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan
Seascapes Resort Town, Soong,
Lapu-Lapu City, 6015 Cebu