Sunday, 29 December 1985

Hotel and Inn Review: Cebu Plaza Hotel (Cebu City, Cebu)

Date of Stay: December 29 - 31, 1985

RATING (Scale of 1 to 10)
Location: *******
Rooms: **********
Condition and Cleanliness: *********
Staff Performance: ********
Room Comfort: *********
Food and Beverage: ********
Other Amenities: *******
Value for Money: *******

Cebu Plaza Hotel

This 22-storey hotel, situated atop a hill 600 ft. above sea level, within a 6-hectare hotel complex, has a panoramic view of Cebu City, the mountains and the island of Mactan.  

Cafe Tartanilla

The hotel’s 420 luxuriously-appointed airconditioned guest rooms includes 22 de luxe suites, 3 royal suites and 1 presidential suite.  Our suite (Room 1200) had a view of the mountains and the pyramid-shaped Cebu Casino across the street from the hotel.

View of Cebu Casino Filipino from our room

This hotel, Cebu City’s landmark business resort hotel, also has a restaurant (Lantaw Restaurant), a coffee shop (Cafe Tartanilla), a bar (Alindahaw Bar), disco (Boom), 11 function rooms, business center, 2 swimming pools and a shell tennis court.  Within the complex is a picnic area and the Sugbo Village and Museum.  

NOTE:Today, the hotel’s management has changed hands and the hotel has been renamed the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel.  Still the top 5-star hotel in the city, it now has 329 rooms, 4 restaurants, a grand ballroom and 12 function rooms.

Marco Polo Plaza Hotel: Cebu Veterans Drive, Nivel Hills, Lahug District, Cebu City, Cebu. Tel: (032) 253-1111.  Fax: (032) 234-8170.