Reasons to Stay at The Henry Hotel Cebu
Hotel Henry Cebu Facade
Located at Maria Luisa Road – Banilad, this black building boasts of its spot-on, a little quirky and out of the box personality and hospitality and its fascination with Marilyn Monroe and the tiniest of details. This is an account of my first-hand experience, or as they would like to call it, a “like no other” experience at this charming boutique hotel.
Henry Hotel Cebu Welcome drink and keyless entry
The big black building of The Henry
One Paseo establishments
Every stay is a unique experience
With 38 rooms each with unique décor, an artistic surprise surely awaits you. They have 4 types of rooms: Big (36sqm), Large (42sqm), X-Large (72 sqm) and XX-Large (108sqm).
First impression of the room
I was able to stay at their smallest type of room ironically called the big room. Laughs. At Php7,500 per night good for 2 persons, it already comes with a free breakfast buffet at Rica’s Restaurant. This also includes two complimentary bottled water, use of the pool facilities, WIFI access and a parking slot.
View from room 508
Amenities and facilities
Funny in-room notes and puns
Riding the elevator with a keycard security feature up to the fifth floor, I pass through the concrete and artistic hallways until I reach room 508 and enter it keyless.
Restroom and toiletries
What I love about this room was its unfinished look and hidden artistic clues, its blue green color palette that’s very easy on the eyes, its chessboard-inspired optical illusion restroom with toiletries, its funny little notes and puns on its services, its locally sourced bed frame and recycle trash bins, its standard amenities such as its mini-refrigerator, cable TV and safety deposit box, its working space with stable WIFI, its view of Talamban and that you can literally sleep all day because the sun doesn’t pierce through the bed until afternoon.
Unfinished look and recycled bins
The King of Sinulog Signature Hotel Room Pose
Rica’s Restaurant and numerous dining options
Rica’s Restaurant mixes all-day dining and great design. Modern art and quirky finishing like their dining table with unique chairs will surely keep you company as you dine.
The breakfast buffet spread at Rica’s Restaurant
We got to try their breakfast buffet the very next morning. Its main spread has choices of sausage, chicken tocino, cebu longganiza, crispy danggit, pork and beans, Italian pasta and fried rice, an omelet section cooked at your preference, yogurt and dessert selections area, fresh fruits section, a cereal and salad bar, a toast and waffle corner and a juice bar.
What I love about their buffet is that you can choose to dine by the pool especially for us in-house guests. Their breakfast is also available for walk-ins at approximately Php435 per person.
Breakfast by the pool
The pool by the lush green garden
The Henry Hotel Cebu (hotel info) is also located in One Paseo, near Streetscape Lifestyle Mall and Oakridge Business Park which is full of great dining choices such as Canvass, Pizzeria Michelangelo, Hola Espana, Gibb’s Hot Wings, Ocean Garden and 10 Dove Street Confectionery to name a few.
Rica’s Restaurant at night
A mix of European, vintage, industrial and rustic vibe radiates from The Henry Hotel’s interior from its lobby up to every nook and cranny be it the restroom, the pool, the hallways and even their parking areas.
You’ll surely see pop culture icons on the walls such as Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, Che Guevarra and other personalities.
The King of Sinulog’s favorite though is the Berlin Wall Graffiti impression on their stairs, the old school beetle on the second floor and also the fact that the entire building was painted black which surely sparks the passersby’s curiosity.
The Exclusive Reading Room
Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax. This is the quote plastered inside the Reading Room filled with fun board games, a private library and an iMac available only for guests occupying the X-Large and bigger rooms. However, other in-house guests can also use this with a fee of about Php 500.
The Reading Room
Friendly and accommodating staff
To tell you frankly, I am quite a spoiled guest, always demanding this and that. Despite all these, the team at The Henry was courteous, helpful and very professional with their geek-inspired serious look outfit. Check in and check out was quick and hassle-free. Security was very attentive. Front desk was responsive to my inquiries. Rica’s staff was helpful and all smiles. My special thanks go to Brandon for his assistance, Stef for giving me a fun and quirky tour of the hotel and to Miss Leslie for her valuable time despite being away on the weekend.
The King of Sinulog with the team at The Henry Hotel Cebu
Overall, it was indeed a #likenoother weekend experience. The King of Sinulog was a very happy and satisfied guest and will be back for sure to try their other rooms. If you’re in Cebu and would love a unique, creative and inspiring hotel experience then look no further and choose The Henry.
The Henry Hotel Contact Information
The Henry Hotel Cebu (Book via Agoda)
Address: No. 1 Paseo Saturnino, Maria Luisa Road, Banilad Cebu City, 6000 Philippines
Telephone: +63 32 520 8877