When I helped organize the Digital Influencers Marketing Summit in Cebu, I realized that traveling to and from Mactan on the summit date was going to pose as a challenge for me. The week before that, we had another learning event and I had to endure an hour of traffic from Mactan Island to Mandaue alone. So staying somewhere in city was the way to go.
I was just thankful that Johnn Mendoza was open to hosting both me and Ms. Janette Toral for two days stay at his place - The Center Suites. It is a new pensionne house located Cebu City. Known for its tagline "Budget meets Luxury", it promises a stay that will make you wonder if it is even for travellers on a budget when they offer more than your money's worth.
Friendly hotel staff ready to accommodate your needs 24/7
One thing I liked about the place is the add-ons and options that you can avail to make your stay more comfortable than it already is. Hence, they have a menu of items and services that you can avail of that doesn't make you break the bank.
They have flatscreen LCD television that includes Digibox that makes you watch all your favorite shows. It's strategically mounted on the wall so you have lots of space to occupy instead of having another table in your room.
David checking out the menu. They have a lounge where you can order food in case you get hungry while staying at the suites.
Floor plan and reminders. Please be guided!
Spaces galore for your stuff and pasalubongs!
Comfy beds for you and your companion. For us, since we are a family of two adults, one child, we put the beds together to make it more comfy for us. :)
And last mention, but certainly my favorite - the have UBER FAST internet connection via WIFI. If you are a blogger, backpacker, traveller on a budget, this will certainly be helpful as you navigate Cebu and harness the power of the internet to update your itinerary. It is certainly very fast that you can even torrent (hehe) as much as you want!
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to torrent as I got very busy preparing things for the summit. When I get back, I will definitely do that. :)
It is also worth noting that they have function rooms, an upper roofdeck for meet ups. Johnn was very kind to accommodate us for the GBG Cebu tea party and meet up and thus where we got to first see The Center Suites.
They also have their very own chapel where they hold masses once a month. Imagine that - a chapel in a suites! First I've seen so far in our accommodations.
What I also liked about the place is that it is strategically located with just one ride to major malls in Cebu - Ayala and SM Cebu. You just walk to the right of the suites and wait for your ride at the end of block. Quite accessible! If you prefer taking taxi, it's not a problem since lots of taxis use the access road where The Center Suites is located.
If you need information about the suites, their rates, and other information, you can check out their website (created by Johnn!) at http://thecentersuites.com/. You can also check them out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheCenterSuites