clean room with no water,challenging but an adventure
There were no other cheap internet rooms bookable for all of cebu metro area except here the day i arrived in cebu on a festival day. It is located to the south of mactan island. the taxi fare from airport is over 150p, it is in a poor area but easily spotted from the road.
there is a tree growing in the middle of the small courtyard dropping small budlets, which was quite cute. It looks like a hotel, but is supposed to be an apartelle, a rentable studio room. the room was very clean and tidy, had aircon and tv that worked fine, but in bathroom there was no water nor any soap, but towel yes.
the bed was exceedingly comfortable, i didnt want to get up, but i noticed other small annoyances, bulb had blown, bedside lamp did not work, but these thimgs were quickly rectified. you do not receive a key, but the front door is locked round the clock.
The workers there were very friendly and helpful, but very scatty, as if they did not sleep much.
i had great sleep and the aircon was great, did not dry the air and could be put on minimum.
There are only local filipino places to eat within walking distance, which means very cheap, poor, sweet, cold food meant for locals. there seems to be very dense population around there, but you will have a great time if you dare eat out, especially if you are alone. It is good fun to try.
in morning the small drips of water had filled up the basin overnight, maybe they did not the water bills, but for the price of room( 1000p ), you expect to have soap and water really.
to sum up, clean room with problems, place in poor part of island with wellmeaning hardworkimg but scatty staff. If you are alone, go out and meet the friemdly happy locals! Would i stay again? only if no other in central cebu, but i enjoyed it on the whole but with some anoyances
Solo travel - Jan 20, 2014