Hotel Review: Diamond Suites and Residences in Cebu City
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Looking for a business hotel at the center of the Queen City of the South’s premier business district? Want to combine business and pleasure every time you visit a new city? Eager to try the best of Cebu be it dining, lifestyle, leisure and tourist destinations? Read on as the King of Sinulog will share to you his experience at Diamond Suites and Residences (check rates). A very hard native crystalline carbon that has been cut, polished and valued, here are the things you need to know about this gem located in no. 8 Apitong corner Escario Street in Cebu City.
From Mactan Cebu International Airport, you can hail a white taxi cab and tell the driver to take you to Diamond Suites located at no. 8 Apitong corner Escario Street and pay about PHP250 for an hour drive. The hotel is situated on a side street and is relatively close to Quest Hotel and Ayala PUV Terminal.
Hopping off from a 62B jeepney for Talamban outside Ayala PUV Terminal, I crossed towards the side street going to the hotel. Entering the lobby, I was immediately entertained. On my right was the business center with desktop computers for use beside a blue green sofa on a gray carpet with two tree paintings on the walls. On my left was the open bar and restaurant where they serve their breakfast and dinner buffet. After the standard check-in procedure, I went to use the elevator which was near the banquet and function halls for seminars and events. With the elevator doors opening, you’ll immediately see a black and white wall resembling an optical illusion.
Room and amenities
Arriving at my standard room 227 with a promo rate of PHP2,900 good for two persons, you’ll notice that it is fully-equipped with conveniences not found in other mid-tier hotels. It has complete bathroom amenities, sensor doorlock system, gooseneck reading lights, a private workspace, safety deposit box and an LCD Cable TV to name a few. Its plush twin beds and memory pillows are also perfect for a sound sleep. Looking out the window, however, you only have a view of another building and the side street. Better choose a higher floor if you like a better view.
The hotel has 103 standard, deluxe and suite rooms and 26 condominium units. It also has a swimming pool and a mini gym at the topmost floor which is not yet functional for the time being. It also has banquet and meeting facilities and a business center for last minute paperwork demands. It also has an all-day dining restaurant and an open bar slash coffee lounge that serve cocktails at PHP128 per glass.
Grain Restaurant offers Filipino and International Cuisine. A typical meal for two in their ala carte menu would cost around PHP600. Their ala carte breakfast costs PHP208 per person. They also serve dinner buffets every Friday and Saturday at PHP 408 per person. I got to try their International Feastival buffet, composed of Italian and many more dishes from different parts of the world. My favorite dishes include Osso Buco, boneless Lechon and the well-presented antipasti cold cuts. With the wide array of dishes to choose from, you’ll surely get value for your money.
At the time of my stay, the team at Diamond Suites and Residences (customer reviews) were very professional, helpful and thoughtful at meeting my specific demands from the front desk support up to the restaurant staff.
Overall, if you’re a business traveler or a vacationer and are looking for classy and fully-functional facilities with a guarantee of genuine care and reliable service, then Diamond Suites and Residences is crafted exactly for you.
Diamond Suites and Residences (Book Online) is located at No. 8 Apitong corner Escario Street Cebu City 6000 Philippines. For bookings and reservations, you may call them at (6332) 402 9800, send an email via [email protected] or check out their www.diamondsuitescebu.com.ph.