Trip to Singapore, Hong Kong & the Philippines Flying in Turkish Airlines Business Class
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Video Tour from my YouTube Channel 📺
Date of stay: January 26-27, 2018
Address: Sergio Osmena Boulevard Corner Juan Luna Avenue 6000 Cebu City
Nightly Rate: 1,136 SEK with breakfast & access to the Business Class Lounge
Room: Business Class Room
How to get here: The hotel is a 30-minute taxi ride from Mactan-Cebu International Airport
Hotel Exterior & Entrance
Hotel Lobby & Front Desk
lobby in Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila 😉
Oops, it looks like Emirates has found their home in this hotel 😉
We arrived at the hotel before 2pm and were offered some welcome drinks (four seasons) which was very refreshing. Upon presentation of our booking, we were told that we would be doing our check-in the business lounge on the 20th floor as we had booked a business class room and were escorted by one of the associates to the elevators.
Elevators & Hallway
*The highest floor is 21st floor.
Twin Business Class Room, 1905
Business Class Lounge, 20th Floor (6am to 11pm)
The use of the boardroom and meeting room is complimentary for those staying in the business class rooms (maximum 2 hours).
*Just like in other hotel lounges, refreshments are available during the day.
Afternoon Snacks (1pm to 5pm)
Evening Cocktails (6pm to 8pm)
I really liked the fact that the food offering was extensive including Indian and Japanese choices, which is enough for a good dinner 👍 The fact that they write the ingredients on every food item is very helpful for those who have allergy. As soon as we were seated, we were asked for our drinks order. I did not see any Iced Tea from the drinks list but asked for it anyway. The staff told me she'd check if it was available and came moments later to confirm it. It took awhile before it was served since I'm guessing that they don't normally serve Iced Teas and that the staff just didn't want to say no to my request. That's the kind of service you'd expect from a 5 star hotel 👍
Breakfast Restaurant, Feria (6am to 10:30am)
Here are some of the pictures from the buffet:
There's also a big salad bar in the center of the restaurant where you can make your own salad 👍
There are also a few other bars and restaurants inside the hotel, as you'd expect from a five star hotel.
Having stayed at the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu and the Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel during our previous visits to Cebu, I thought we'd book the Radisson BLU Cebu as I've read a lot of good reviews about it. Well, these reviews are definitely true 😍 As you enter the hotel, you'll notice the grand lobby (which is really big and gorgeous) and a guy playing a musical instrument. I thought the hotel amenities (pool, health club, etc) are truly five-stars. Our room was spacious and even if it was not that modern, it offered everything we needed. In the Executive Lounge, there were plenty to choose from during the evening cocktail, and the fact the the staff went out of her way to serve me the iced tea that was not on the drinks list was just impressive 😍 If you are looking for one of the best breakfast buffets here in Cebu, then you'll definitely find it at their Feria Restaurant. The food offering was extensive and of high quality, and the staff were very friendly. As for the hotel's location, being a few steps away from the SM City is a big plus, and taking a taxi to get around the city is not that expensive either.
Overall, we were glad we booked a one night stay in this hotel before our flight to Camiguin since we really enjoyed our stay here and we'll definitely come back in the future 😍