Friday, February 18, 2011

CEBU: Hotel SOGO

Arriving at Cebu city on a rainy Saturday evening, February 12 (two days before V-day), could really be hard especially if you don't have any prior hotel booking. Going around the city and asking for room rates and knowing that everything is fully booked can be stressing. Finally, we reached a hotel that is quite old and there are available rooms but... the place seems filthy and there are hookers outside. 

And then we saw a sign, Hotel SOGO. We headed to Sanciangko street to inquire. Hotel SOGO in Cebu is not the kind of SOGO that we know of here in Manila. There, tourists really flocked in because of the cheap accommodation. Imagine this, the hotel's selling point is that the rooms are per hour basis. There are 3 hours, 6 hours, 9 hours, 12 hours and 24 hours stay. So that suits everyone's needs. We arrived there at around 8 p.m. from the airport and we got the 9-hour room because we need to be early at the pier the next day for our Tagbilaran ferry ride. They have promo during Sundays-Thursdays, 8p.m. to 5 a.m check-in. 400 pesos for 12-hour rooms. We were there on a Saturday, and 2 days before V-day, so we didn't avail of the promo. Our room was 720 for 9 hours. The 12-hour rate is 775. Not bad right? 

necessities right?
The rooms are clean. This is because after every client, everything is replenished. There are two towels, a soap, a blanket, two slippers, cable tv, hot and cold shower, toilet and bath, dresser and mirror, wi-fi connection, a bed of course and there are two doors. haha. So if don't have any qulams of not having a window in a room for a nice view of the city, then go for SOGO. It's really cheap and all the necessities are there. I requested for a hot drinking water (coz I have 3-in-1 coffees with me, I can't live without coffee) at 4 a.m. and they are prompt in giving my request, and with no extra charge. So if you're in Cebu, try Hotel SOGO next time. So clean... So good... :)

13 comments:

  1. Trulalu. When you say Motel, it's always associated with uhmm.. you know what I mean. hahah!

    Never pa ko nakapasok sa motel e. Ganyan pala ichura. Thanks for this. Btw, may salamin nga ba sa taas? lol!

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  2. di ako sure pero yung room namin wala namang mga mirrors...Siguro may "special" rooms na ganun...hehe

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  3. Hi! How did you go to the Pier from this hotel?

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    1. hi there. we hailed a cab coz we checked out at around 5 a.m. to catch the 6 a.m. ferry :)

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  4. maam, i m going to cebu and i will travel by supercat papuntang tagbilaran, okay lang ba na on the day ako bumili ng ticket or mas mabuti dito pa lang ako manila bumili na ako ng ticket? TIA.

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    1. is it one-way or roundtrip? cheaper kasi ang roundtrip eh. ok na bumili dun na lang para mas makahanap ng mas murang ferry.

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  5. one way lang ako maam, hindi ba punuuan pag on the day ako bibili ng ticket?

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    1. depende po siguro araw. pag holiday/weekend siguro punuan pero as long as maaga ka dun eh walang problema.

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    2. thank you ulit maam, after may vacation to cebu and tagbilaran i blog ko para makita mo.. hehe,, salamat po ulit,,

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  7. hi sabi daw kasi mas mura yung mag papareserve ka 2 weeks before sa ferry? and sa sogo hotel, nagaccomodate ba sila ng more than 2 na guest sa isang room? :D thanks!how much ung 6hours rate nila?

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    1. if you reserve 2 weeks before dapat andun ka mismo sa office nila so dapat may contact ka mismo dun na bibili ng tickets for you. pwede namang more than 2 sa SOGO peo sa family room siguro yun.

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