Photo Review: Savoy Hotel Mactan (Quarantine Hotel)

 

Savoy Hotel Mactan (quarantine hotel)

Cebu & Expo 2020 Flying Emirates First & Business Class

Traveling during the pandemic is not easy (in regards to flying) as there are lots of documents needed to present at the airport during check-in. Specifically for my flight to Cebu, As an ROF-Returning Overseas Filipino (and not an OFW which has a different requirement), I had to have a confirmed booking of 10 days in Cebu (you have to book an accredited DOH quarantine hotel) and a health declaration form with QR code, both of which have to presented when you check-in for your flight at the airport. The OneHealthPass was required when pre-boarding in Dubai Airport (I was transitting in Dubai) but it turned out this requirement was not yet official. Face shields were being offered during pre-boarding as passengers are required to wear both a face mask and a face shield upon disembarking in Cebu Airport. On the flight, passengers were given 3 forms to fill up: Health declaration card, Immigration card and one for the Bureau of customs. Upon disembarking, we were directed to a seating area where the officials from the Bureau of Quarantine gave a short briefing. Then, we proceed to document validation of QR code, passport, boarding pass, health declaration form and hotel booking confirmation. I have dual citizenship but I used my Philippine passport this time since it will be easier for immigration, and I was also able to save 901 Pesos as the swab test is free for all Filipinos. Next steps are temperature scan, immigration clearance and swab test. It is only in Cebu Airport that they do 2 swab tests, first upon arrival and second on 7th day (which is the only one required by the IATF in all other airports). After my swab test, I went directly to the waiting area as I did not have any checked in luggage to collect. The staff informed me as soon as the representative from Savoy Mactan has arrived and then I proceeded to Customs clearance and then off to the hotel. 

Date of stay: September 2-11, 2021
Address: The Mactan Newtown, Newtown Blvd, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
Nightly Rate: 2650 Pesos per night, fullboard
Room: Superior Deluxe Room (25sqm)

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Airport Pick-up

Airport pick-up cost was 690 Pesos.

Hotel Exterior & Entrance

Hotel exterior

Savoy Mactan entrance

Hand Sanitizer (Health Check)

Reception & Lobby

Reception

Practice social distancing 😉

Hand sanitizer

Reminder to wear a face mask and face shield

Lobby

Lobby

Cakes 😋

Savoy Cafe 

Zabana Bar

Check-in

After paying for my 9-night stay and presenting my vaccination card, I was given my card key and a letter from the hotel.

Elevators & Hallway

The highest floor is the 18th floor

Hallway, 3rd floor

Superior Deluxe Room, 3A30

Light switch, DND and Housekeeping button, key card reader

Mirror

Air-conditioning controls

Queen bed

Workdesk

Power ports, USB ports

White Pages

Complimentary wifi

Phone, In room dining menu, care kits

Sofa

Holy Bible

Wall-mounted Sharp Aquos TV

TV Guide

At night when the TV and lights are off 👍

Coffee and tea making facility, 2 bottles of water, miniref

Safe and slippers

Clothes rack

Shelves

Sink

Bathroom with Savoy branded amenities; soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, dental kits 

Walk-in shower

Toilet

Luggage rack

Night light 👍

Emergency Escape Plan


View

My view was the upcoming Belmont Hotel under construction and which is scheduled to open in 2023.

Partial view of the sea 🌞

Full Board

Breakfast

Breakfast

Lunch

Lunch

Dinner

Dinner

Room Service

I tried ordering from Room Service one time and enjoyed this tasty Yang Chow Fried Rice for 300 Pesos 😋

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