Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Sojourn to Remember

I was in Cebu last October 29 to 31, 2010 for the Golden Wedding Celebration of my parents and booked online my reservations for this hotel located at 101 Don Mariano Cui St. Capitol Site, Cebu City, 6000 Philippines (
The location may not be too familiar to most taxi drivers from the airport so, I showed them the location map that I printed out, and told them the landmark to the place, it being near Cebu Doctors hospital and the NBI in the Capitol building.
It is a nice place, a good sojourn nestled in a quiet environment where other city entertainment, adventure and shopping venues are readily accessible through a taxi or jeepney ride. There couldn't be much review found on the net about the hotel as it is only a year old.
My first impression of the hotel as I reached the doorstep:" GOOD".
It's clean, the staff we're very courteous and accommodating to the foreign tourists, who were checking in ahead of me. 
They exemplified the true warmth of a Cebuano hospitality.  I felt elated watching them and don't mind waiting for a while.
I am no stranger to Cebu as, I spent the best five years of my adolescent years in the queen city of the south. I finished my degree in Chemical Engineering at the Colegio de San Jose Recoletos now University of San Rose Recoletos (USJR). 
The hotel is classified only as three star, but as unbiased assessment of its services and  facilities, I can honestly say that" it a can stand proud of its class". From a scale of 1 to 5, I can fairly rate it at 4.0. The rooms are spacious and sparkling clean. It has a"wifi" both in the rooms and in the lobby and the connection is relatively fast. I stay connected online  with-out being interrupted waiting for hubby to be available in Skype. The room rates are reasonable and the free breakfast is palatable. The only set back is that the hotel is situated a little farther from the major night life in the city, but for  tourist who wanted a clean and peaceful accommodation at night, Cebu R Hotel is a good place to Stay. It is highly recommended.  
My classmates from USJR (Vivian and Mabel) whom I haven't met for the past 28years  and I, had a good bonding moments in this hotel after the wedding reception. They slept with me at my double deluxe room in the hotel at no extra cost. It is reasonably priced at Php 1,050.00 with a double bed and a single bed with a refrigerator and a free breakfast. Am glad that they also extended a complimentary breakfast to them. Cheers to Cebu R Hotel for your courtesy, you were part of a very special event in my life and my friends too. 
Thank You for a worthwhile stay. See you again in my next trip to Cebu.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Moving Forward

Life is not like a pendulum where it can sway back and forth.
Despite the failures and the pain, there is only one direction to take if we want to be successful and that is to move forward.