Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu
Finally! For a couple of years, Cebuanos have grown accustomed to seeing that vacant and unfinished hotel building beside SM City Cebu. There were talks of Sheraton Hotel or some other hotel brands opening on this side of the country but this never came to fruition. But within the last 2 years, this building has been busy as it was undergoing major renovations.
And by September of 2010, Radisson Blu opened its first hotel in the Asia-Pacific region through the Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu branch. Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu officially opened its doors to the public last November 10, 2010. Through a friend, we got the chance to experience staying at one of Cebu’s most promising hotel.
the fountain at the entrance of the hotel
This hotel has 400 rooms ranging from deluxe, business class rooms and executive suites. Each room has wi-fi access available but when we were there, the wi-fi internet access was so bad.
Deluxe room at Radisson Blu
All of the hotel’s rooms uses a memory foam bed paired with goose feather/down pillows and duvets. I just didn’t like the smell of those pillows. For those with sensitive smell, you may not like the smell of those duvet pillows at all.
each room has its own 37-inch LCD television with cable channels
snacks and cup storage, fridge and safety deposit box
cabinet and iron board with iron
iPod® docking entertainment system with alarm clock; electric outlets in the study desk with universal and USB outlets
the desk and comfy chair for the business execs
universal outlets are available on all rooms; LAN for free Internet access
the shower room with glass doors
city lights by night from our room’s window
SM City Cebu’s parking lot
a view of the Cebu International Port
The hotel has this 800 sq meter pool where one can relax after a long day at work. The pool is open from 6am to 10pm. The pool is also child-friendly for there are various points in the pool which are suited for kids. The pool’s depth is only 4.8 feet.
the pool area
view of the pool from our room
In-house guests can also use the locker rooms provided for those who’d like to dip in the pool or those who want to use the gym. Free use of towels are available and you can use the sauna too.
free use of towels are provided in the locker room
Currently, only in-house guests can use the hotels’ gym. Their Health Club is open from 6am to 11pm.
free use of towels and earphones are provided at the gym.
well-equipped fitness center
The Blue Spa
To those who’s aching for some pampering and further relaxation, you can also check out the hotel’s spa section.
the hallway is dimly lit, adorned by this arrangement of flowers in a big bowl
each of their the Spa rooms are equipped with its own shower
a couple’s room at the Blue Spa
has its own sauna and shower room too
the foot massage room
elevator lobby on the P2 level
The hotel’s Health Club, Blue Spa, Locker room and pool are located at the P2 level of the building
Feri, a Roman word for “feast day” is Radisson Blu’s dining area. There’s a wide selection of food, freshly prepared for you to choose from. We never got the chance to taste their food though but the ambiance of the place will surely make you want to taste all the food prepared there. It is said that this restaurant serves Asian, Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine. The Feria restaurant is open from 6am to 11pm.
Feria’s dining hall
table setting at Feria
Here’s a tour of the hotel…
the very spacious lobby
the front desk
the main lobby of the hotel
the stairs leading to the 2nd floor where all the function rooms and grand ballroom is located
sitting area in the lobby
main lobby by day time
4 elevators function on the building to accommodate guests
lobby at the grand ballroom
one of the waiting areas at the 2nd floor
one of the ground floor lobby
The hotel is still new in Cebu. Being situated just beside SM City Cebu and near famous Cebu landmarks and spots makes it an ideal choice for locals and tourists who want easy access to Cebu. The hotel also has very warm and accommodating staff who won’t fail to address any concerns you may have. Don’t hesitate to air out any issues you may have for they will surely address them immediately.
Radisson Blu Hotel by night
The hotel is located right beside SM City Cebu in the North Reclamation Area.
Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu
Serging Osmeña Blvd. corner Juan Luna Ave.
Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines 6000
Tel: +63 32 4029900 / +63 32 505 1700
Fax: +63 32 402 9999