Hotel Review: Quest Hotel and Conference Center Cebu
Cebu is one of those destinations with something for everyone, whether you are an adventure seeker, nature lover, pilgrim, foodie, or wellness. Cebu offers something that will wow you.
Most people traveling to Cebu makes Cebu City their hub.
During the recent Southern Cebu Jubilee Churches Tour, which I joined, we stayed in Cebu City during our first and last nights at the Quest Hotel and Conference Center.
The Southern Jubilee Churches Tour takes guests on a tour of Jubilee heritage churches around Southern Cebu as identified by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). The highlight of the tour is passing through the Holy Doors in each of the churches visited, obtaining plenary indulgence as part of the Year of Christ celebration especially granted to the Philippines in celebration of the 500-years of Christianity in the country.
It was my second time staying in a Quest hotel. My first time was in Tagaytay City, and I had a relaxing stay there. So, when the organizers told me we would be staying in the Quest Hotel and Conference Center in Cebu City, I felt relieved.
While the Philippines is already relaxing its safety protocols because of fewer COVID-19 cases, I knew traveling from Manila to Cebu City would still be tiring. So, I really wanted a big comfy bed to sleep in when I get to Cebu City. True enough, we had a long travel time because of flight delays.
When we arrived, we stayed for a while in the hotel lobby. Its huge comfortable sofas were such a relief. We waited there for the rest of the people in our group to arrive before they took us to one of Quest’s spacious conference rooms. We had our briefing and dinner there.
Our tour organizers took care of our check-ins, so we did not need to go through that process.
After dinner, we were given our room keys and were told to just wait in our room for our luggage to arrive.
I knew that the rooms of Quest hotels are clean and classy. This was all I was looking forward to that night. But I was pleasantly surprised when I got a corner room with big windows.
My room also had a safety deposit box, minibar, cable TV, writing desk, universal power sockets, and warm lighting. The bathroom was complete with towels, toiletries, and a hairdryer. Wi-Fi was also strong and fast.
I was also given a welcome snack, which was probably placed in my room during the hotel’s turndown service. I munched on that, and it was good.
Since I had just eaten dinner, I decided to take a walk after resting a bit. Another plus for Quest Cebu is that it is within walking distance to Ayala Mall Cebu. It’s just like Quest Tagaytay, which is located behind Fora Lifestyle Mall and Ayala Serin Mall.
Before walking to the mall, I went around the hotel first to check out the facilities.
Quest Cebu has a swimming pool with a pool bar on the 7th floor and a gym on the 6th floor. It also has a business center for those looking for a more conducive place for doing office work.
I wanted to have cocktails there since I enjoyed Quest Tagaytay’s drinks but decided to put it off.
I went back to the lobby and browsed around its Live Love Local corner.
This is what I really like about Quest. Both Cebu and Tagaytay have these. The Live Love Local corner features locally made products, which is the chain hotel’s contribution to a local small businesses as they are all trying to recover from the effects of the pandemic.
Quest Cebu offers native bags, slippers, coconut macaroons, bottled shrimp pastes, pastillas, danggit, tablea, and other Cebu-made products.
The hotel’s breakfast spread is also something noteworthy.
A lot of us missed breakfast buffets because of the pandemic and even though I am not really a breakfast person, I woke up early so I would not miss the experience.
Though I only took fresh fruits, yogurts, and coffee, I had fun looking at all the different stations. It has all the usual stations – the egg station, pizza station, desserts, various viands, and a station for local favorites. It had puto maya, bibingka, torta, and tableya. Of course, there was bacon.
Breakfast is usually served from 6:00 to 10:00 AM but they allowed us to start earlier because we had to catch early morning mass at The Basílica Menor del Santo Niño de Cebú.
The Quest Hotel and Conference Center is a three-star hotel with 427 rooms. It is located along Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City. It is also near the new Cebu Business District, so it’s perfect for business travelers conducting transactions there.
More information about the hotel is available at its website – https://questhotelsandresorts.com/ and Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/CebuQuestHotel.
Quest Hotel and Conference Center Cebu
Address: Archbishop Reyes Ave, Cebu City, Cebu
Phone: (032) 230 5888
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