Where to Stay in Cebu: Quest Hotel (A Review)

A few weeks  ago, I went on a solo trip for the first time in my life. I didn’t plan on going anywhere for the next several months but my company asked me to go to our Cebu office, so of course I went. Who wouldn’t say yes to the free  flight and accommodation? 😀 Sadly, my itinerary for my 3-day revolved around the office and my hotel so I didn’t get to tour around Cebu. I want to share in this blog post my experience with the hotel which was my sanctuary for the 3 days I was alone.

First impression:

Upon arriving via taxi from the airport, the hotel staff immediately helped me with my single piece of luggage. One of them was kind enough to lend me money to pay the cab because the driver didn’t have any change for my money. I paid him back when I was able to exchange my money at the reception. With that alone, my first impression with Quest Hotel was very good 🙂

I arrived very early so I waited in the lobby for my check-in. I could tell that the hotel was very used to having tourists and businessmen as their guests. Their wi-fi was very strong and fast throughout the hotel so I was able to work while waiting.

I was informed that there was a gym and swimming pool at the hotel but I didn’t get to see them both 😦

My room:

They allowed me to check-in early at 11 AM without additional costs. Their usual check-in time is 2 PM. I claimed my key card at the reception and headed to my room. The staff offered their assistance but I refused because I only had 1 luggage anyways.

Upon entering, I immediately knew that everything I would need is already within the four walls of my room. The bed was huge and super inviting, but I reminded myself that I still had work for the day.

The bed was calling out to me, but I had work! 😀

After I set up my work area, I explored the rest of my room.

My temporary work desk

The bathroom was complete with towels, toiletries and a hair dryer which I didn’t use.

First look of my bathroom

The little white box contained a hair cap, cotton, cotton buds and little trash bags

Brought these home instead ‘coz I prefer to use my own hair products

My room also included a mini bar, closet, locker and coffee/tea-making facilities.

Coffee and tea-making facilities

Mini bar, locker and complimentary water bottles right next to the closet.

If I had to find a fault in my room, it was the welcome letter on the bedside desk – it was addressed to a different person. LOL. But it wasn’t a big deal because of the complimentary snacks beside it.

They gave me rosquillos and dried mangoes 🙂

This room was spacious enough for me

I enjoyed my room so much! If I had the choice, I would’ve worked here to whole time. LOL. The wi-fi signal is great. I was able to work smoothly and even take conference calls via Skype in my room.

The breakfast buffet:

Breakfast is served 6-10 AM daily. On my first morning, I went to the restaurant at 9 AM and there were still plenty of food. I was able to eat 3 plates of their different offerings 🙂

The pictures below are just half of what’s available for Quest Hotel’s buffet.

Pastry selection

Salad bar

Loved them both!

One of my favorites. You can never go wrong with Arroz ala Cubana

I was so happy to find that bacon is available for buffet! 🙂

Omelette bar. I only asked for a sunny side up though

Pancake and waffle station

Pasta and fish fillet

My second plate. Forgot to take a picture of the first plate and I was too lazy to take a picture of my third plate. LOL!

Breakfast buffets are ❤

I stayed at the office until past midnight that night. I woke up late so I missed the breakfast buffet on my second morning </3

Final Thoughts:

I absolutely loved my stay at Quest Hotel. It had everything I needed during my stay, the staff were very accommodating and attentive, and it was near notable establishments.

A fast food outlet and convenience store was only a walking distance away, Ayala Mall and Cebu Business Park was right across the road, and House of Lechon (formerly Rico’s Lechon) was only a couple of blocks away.

Our office was a short 10-minute taxi ride away. I asked if it was possible to commute, but it wasn’t. It’s also very familiar to taxi drivers so you won’t have a hard time locating this hotel from the airport which is around 30 minutes away.

Quest Hotel’s Lowest price for June 2016

I might be biased when I say staying in Quest Hotel is worth it for the price because I didn’t pay for my stay. But I would highly recommend this hotel if you’re looking for somewhere to relax and had complete facilities. I am used to hostels and budget hotels but my stay might have raised my standards a little bit. LOL.

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