May 14, 2016

Staycation: Cebu City Marriott Hotel

Update January 2018: Cebu City Marriott Hotel is closed now and it is under renovation. Ayala Land Hotels and Resorts Corporation contract with Marriott came to an end last December 31, 2017. After the renovation, the hotel will be named Seda

We had summer vacation in Cebu last month and since we bought our ticket 8 days before the trip, I was having a hard time looking for resort in Bantayan Island. I inquired and reserved in two resorts that we prefer but unfortunately, no more room available. I know that there are more accommodations in Bantayan Island but I don’t want to take risk since it was a long travel.

I’ve been reading reviews online so mas prefer nga namin yung two resorts, fully booked nga lang. So I gave up and let my husband book our hotel in Cebu. My only request is I want an overnight stay in Crimson Mactan Resort and Spa because that is on my bucket list. 

Read: Crimson Mactan Resort and Spa

Few days before our trip, I asked my husband where we are going to stay? Siya na daw bahala. Okay, fine, two days before our departure, we still have no accommodation but my husband already called, inquired, and reserved three hotels for our Cebu trip. I was glad that everything was confirmed before our flight. 

Cebu City Marriott Hotel 

Five years ago, we stayed in Fuente Oro Business Suites, I chose this because it is an affordable hotel and we just really need a place to sleep since we will be out the whole day for our Cebu City Tour. We stayed there just for one night so I was really excited when my husband booked in Marriott Hotel because it is one of the luxury hotels. 

Read: DIY Cebu City Tour

From airport, we just rode taxi going to the hotel. The traffic was bad because there is going construction in Marcelo Fernan Bridge. At that time, four time pa namatayan ng makina yung taxi namin. Feeling ko di na kami aabot ng hotel.

The security in the hotel is very strict, it is like going to the airport where they asked the taxi driver’s ID and checked the vehicle. They also have baggage and body scanner just like in The Manila Hotel. The lobby was not grand but of course better than other hotels. 

My husband booked a room with King Sized bed but when we got there we were advised that it was not available. After that we went to our room, you need the keycard in order to use the elevator. 

Let us have a room tour. 

The bathroom has bath tub and rainshower. 

Look at the toiletries and freebies, there are mouthwash, liquid hand soap, polishing shoe mitt, scrunchie (hair band), nail file and sewing kit which is not common in other hotels. 

We just left our things in the room and off we went to Ayala Mall, it is just at the back of the building as in tatlong tumbling lang. Hehehe! Big savings in transportation because we can eat breakfast, lunch or dinner in the mall. 

Read: Buffet Breakfast at Marriott Garden Cafe

View from our room

Since my husband will be busy, my son and I just had staycation in Cebu City Marriott Hotel. We just go out to eat or if we need to buy something. I bought drinks and snacks in Metro Supermarket after our lunch in CnT Lechon

Read: CnT Lechon

Walkway to Ayala Center and Marriott Hotel

I let my son swam in the pool. Tiis lang sa init. Hehehe! Towels were provided and the staff even asked me if I want water. 

I wish they have playroom so we can have another activity aside from the swimming pool. 


1. The room and bed size are good for a family of four. Bed and pillows are very comfortable. 

2. Service is good. They clean the room and replenish the toiletries and complimentary water every day. 
3. I love the location because it is very near Ayala Mall. 


1. No bidet in the bathroom.

2. I wish they have playroom for kids.

All in all, we had a good stay in Cebu City Marriott Hotel, I cannot comment on their food since we only booked "room only" and we did not order anything in their restaurant. Like I said, tabi lang siya ng Ayala Mall. 

We checked-out before 12 noon and transferred to Cebu Parklane International Hotel

Tip: If you are Marriott Rewards Member, use it so you can have the best rate. My husband forgot that he has Marriott Rewards card so we got a different rate but we present it upon arrival for points. 

If you are going to stay for several days, ask if they could offer a discount. They gave us 10% discount for our three nights stay. 

Cebu City Marriott Hotel 

Cardinal Rosales Avenue 
Cebu City 6000 Philippines


  1. Looks like a fun summer staycation at Marriott Cebu. Good to know they gave you a 10% discount. :)

  2. Marriott is very well known for the quality of their service. Their hotels are amazing, especially the rooms. I'm sure you had a lot of fun during your stay there!

  3. Very convenient ang Marriot sa Ayala mall talaga. I miss Cebu =)

  4. Cebu Marriot looks like a fantastic place to stay in. Would book this hotel if I were in cebu.