A Glimpse at Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
|A spectacular view of the Ibiza Beach Club, the resort's pristine shoreline, and its azure waters from one of the Premiere Ocean Front rooms|
Just recently, I was so blessed to have revisited Cebu with the country's top food and travel bloggers. And our home for the weekend? No other than the newly-reopened Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu.
|No more pink buildings (well, just one "pinkish" tower out there)|
Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is a five-star beach front property located in Punta Engano Rd., Mactan, Cebu fronting the Hilutungan Channel. It is less than 30 minutes away from the Mactan International Airport and less than an hour away from the island of Olango.
|The resort's airy and chic lobby|
The hotel car picked me up from the Mactan International Airport and upon reaching the resort's driveway, I was immediately greeted by the friendly staff who then escorted me all the way to the front desk. Just like in any other five-star resort, I was handed a refreshing welcome drink, this time it was a sweet mango juice of which Cebu if known for. Check-in was efficient and fast.
|Colourful seats await at the lobby|
|Loungers at the front desk area|
|I should have brought my mat!|
When the staff had brought me to my room, I was so surprised to learn that I was upgraded to a one-bedroom suite! She said my room was still occupied so as courtesy, I was given a higher room category. How sweet, isn't it?
The 52sqm suite has a spacious living room area complete with a cosy L-shaped sofa, 42" LED television, a full mini bar and a personal fridge. There is also a private veranda which commands a nice view of Mactan and the Hilutungan Channel. Two beautiful paintings by Galan adorn the living room wall, and a stylish floor lamp completes the look.
|The living room at the one bedroom suite|
|A view of the port from the private balcony|
|An edgy mirror hang above the mini bar|
|A cute blue fish-shaped stirrer at the mini bar|
|My oh-so-cosy bed for two nights|
My favorite part of the one bedroom suite is the bathroom. I love the intricately-designed round mirror and the rejuvenating Jacuzzi. There is also a separate glass-enclosed shower. Bathroom amenities are top of the line (Chopard it is!).
|The luxurious bathroom|
|Nothing beats a warm bubble Jacuzzi bath after a tiring day outdoors|
|Shhh...Nemo's watching you!|
I, together with my blogger friends, were able to have a sneak peek at the other rooms available at Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu. The rooms, just like the lobby, have been redesigned in line with the recent re-branding of the hotel.
|Colours abound at the hallway|
Elegantly furnished, the 32sqm deluxe ocean front room has all your basic needs: plush king- or twin-sized beds, a separate bath and shower, coffee- and tea-making facilities and a private balcony that commands an unhampered view of the ocean. The interiors have bright, perfectly combined colors that exude a youthful vibe.
|Twin Deluxe Ocean Front Room|
|A king-sized bed at the Premier Ocean Front room|
|The shower and bathtub at the Premier Ocean Front room|
If you're coming in with a group of four adults and two kids, the Two Bedroom Suite is the perfect option. It has a spacious living room adjacent to one of the private balconies, a dining area, and two expansive bedrooms each equipped with a 32" LED television (one with a king-sized bed, and the other, a twin), two bathrooms of which the master bathroom has its own Jacuzzi.
|Dining and Living Rooms at the Two Bedroom Suite|
|Twin Room at the Two Bedroom Suite|
|Master's Bedroom at the Two Bedroom Suite|
|A view of the port|
Up next: more of our gastronomic journey in Cebu! Plus, a giveaway coming up, so stay tuned!
Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
Punta Engaño, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines