BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Lex Cebu,  Cebu

4.0/5  - based on 466 guest reviews.
Escario Street Cor. Juana Osmena Ext., 6000, Cebu, Philippines - See map
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  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Cocktail lounge
    Cocktail lounge
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
  • Valet parking
    Valet parking
  • Onsite laundry
    Onsite laundry
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
    Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Right in the heart of uptown Cebu rises the BEST WESTERN PLUS Lex Cebu, strategically located on Escario Street, the perfect location for any business and leisure trip. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Lex Cebu is committed to provide gracious customer service to all types of travelers. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Lex Cebu boasts 86 exquisitely designed guestrooms: 60 superior rooms, eight business class rooms, ten deluxe rooms, four deluxe suites and one junior suite each guest room is complete with the following amenities, mini-bar, 32-inch LED monitor with cable television, individual control air conditioning, hot and cold shower and individual safety deposit box. Every part of the hotel's ten floors has been sensibly planned to adapt to the dynamic and varied profiles of experienced travelers. Wireless Internet connection is available in all guestrooms and in the hotel lobby allowing the guests to communicate online. In order to ensure a pleasurable stay, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Lex Cebu thought of facilities to offer to our in-house guests such as health and wellness. Our gym is equipped with modern Cybex equipment. Laze around in our lap infinity pool located right outside the hotel gym. The business center is equipped with modern office equipment such as computers, fax machines and full secretarial support. Business people can take advantage of services such as scanning, photocopying, lamination, printing, online confirmation. Travel and tour assistance is available for those guests during their stay. Apart from room accommodation the hotel also serves all-day dining which offers international cuisine and some popular local dishes. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Lex Cebu also has one ballroom that can accommodate up to 120 people, two meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 100 people, and one boardroom that can accommodate up to ten people that would cater to meeting, social and corporate functions. The hotel is currently under repair and enhancement in the reception area until December 10, 2016.

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Lex Cebu,Cebu
  • 5
    « Second time experience »

    Everything is nice in here even the staff. Good value for the money. Good breakfast selection with service crew who are all so nice. Close proximity to convinience stores and restaurants. Commendable service. Good tasting food.

    5
    « Relaxing Stay »

    This hotel was recommended by a relative and lived up to all the accolades. Hotel staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable, the rooms are extremely clean. The only issue was some of TV channels did not come in clearly but was not there to watch TV. Would recommend to any one going to Cebu.

    4
    « Service! »

    After spending two months in the Philippines with my son's family we wanted something nice to end our stay. The Best Western Plus Lex was just the ticket. Excellent service, clean rooms, a really good breakfast and reasonably priced, tasty meals at the small restaurant on site. The room we had booked for our son and his two children wasn't quite suitable so the hotel staff went out of their way to find something more amenable to their needs. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

    4
    « Best value Spacious rooms for a Business Hotel »

    If youre in Cebu for business and looking for a business hotel that is not too pricey, try Lex hotel. Its located in one of the busiest steeets in the city and in front and side of it are establishments with restos, bars, pharmacy, convenience store etc. Rooms are unexpectedly spacious, having a nice, clean toilet. The only quirk is the toilet light as it opens automatically when it detects a person coming in.

    5
    « They take care of their customers »

    A nice hotel, with a fantastic rooftop bar/restaurant, as well as a small swimming pool and a small gym. Walking distance to the Ayala mall. When we were walking to the hotel, near the entrance, a group of three girls were walking behind us. One of them did something to my wife's handbag but we didn't know exaclty what and after looking she didn't miss anything. Their security person at Best Western Lex was paying attention, and even though we were not inside the hotel yet, he noticed that something was going on. We came inside the hotel and went to the restaurant at the rooftop. And while we were enjoying our food in a romantic dinner under the moon, he managed to go after the girls, recover my wife's mobile and bring it to us, without us knowing that it was missing. We couldn't believe it. Amazing job. Once again, thank you. From the first minute we felt welcomed by a very friendly staff.

    3
    « View to the AC machinery room »

    After arrival to the hotel we get room nr.310 with view to the machinery room because we were very tired and need sleep we don´t make a complaint. Waiting time for a breakfast 20 minutes because restaurant and also lobby before reception was crowded.

    5
    « Enjoyed our stay »

    Originally, I cancelled my reservation because of bad weather. Bago kame lumipad, umokey na yung weather so I called the hotel and asked kung maaccomodate pa kame. Nireserve nila yung room, same price, same room same requests. So happy kame dun. Ok yung view ng nakuha naming room. Ok na ok yung room. ok yung restroom. may bathrobe, may toiletries. slippers etc. malinis, maayos. We love the buffet and we love the infinity pool sa roof deck. Mababaet yung mga staff. Although puro foreigner yung mga guests, the staff treated us the same. Overall, happy kame ng tropa ko. Will go back kung makabalik ako ng Cebu City.

    2
    « They assigned me to an occupied room »

    The staff assigned me to a room which was already occupied. Imagine my shock when I opened the door and saw foot wear and an open luggage by the entrance. It appeared that the guest/s was/were bathing when I opened the door so he/she/they didn't realize someone inadvertently invaded their privacy. I went down to reception right away and asked for another room. The staff were so blasé not probably not realizing how big a misstep they committed. While the room they eventually assigned to me was lovely, I could barely sleep a wink because I was worried the front desk staff would assign my already occupied room to another guest. I didn't leave my room until the start of business day the following morning to finish my work and check out of the hotel immediately after.

    3
    « Just so so.. »

    Breakfast was by far the most amazing among all BestWestern I have stayed. There is a guy named Rich that works as a security guard and was so friendly. The room was nice and clean but beyond the long curtain wasnt a view one would appreciate. They have a rocking chair in the room that looked like an office chair, I almost hit my head in the wall not knowing it would swing. Frontdesk doesnt extend extra mile to serve you, in particular the graveyard lady when we arrived the first night. She seemed insincere and doesnt value guests. They all dont exert effort to personalize their service. I think calling guests ma'am & sir all the time is very rude. I would comeback not because it was an expectacular stay but because it is BestWestern. Nothing else.

    2
    « Arrogant and Selective »

    Breakfast is passable being continuously condensed for selection but that's about it for our stay. We tried asking for another room with a fully functioning airconditioning but the front desk/house keeping insisted that the airconditioning is working without even checking it out. considering we had these problems already during our previous stay. There is also a hint of moldiness in the air that you cannot just ignore (the scent of old wet wood left to dry indoor)...I hope the management tries to investigate the problem and come up with a solution. We also booked another room with an extra bed and when we headed back to the hotel around 10pm after checking-in early, the extra-bed was nowhere to be found. We still had to call the front desk before they added the bed. Inconvience at its best. We also wished that the staff would treat us locals the same when they greet and guide foreign tourists. At least greet us good morning or evening with nice smile...simple hospitality goes a long way. All this made us wonder what happened to BW Cebu Lex Hotel...it is definitely not the same during these past 3 years. We are looking forward to some changes and hopefully reel us bacl to the WBCLH that we know.

  • 4
    « Great place to stay in the heart of the city »

    Probably an underrated place compared to the bigger hotels like Marriott & Marco Polo. But it has the advantage of being newer, and it's also close to several restaurants and other services. We booked three rooms, and they gave one room a free upgrade. The king size beds are more than enough for a couple and a child. Pool area was nice. It was just four feet deep but was great for relaxing. It also offered a great view of the city. The water could stand to be heated a bit, though. Breakfast was okay. Decent spread of continental and local food. Would be nice if they had an oven to heat the other bread in, as only a toaster was provided for sliced bread. Would stay here again.

    4
    « First time to Cebu, accommodations were great, but service was not so good at times »

    Check into the hotel was simple and easy. Doorman were there to help you with your luggage and get you to the check in counter. The staff was friendly and communicate quite well in English! Our room was a King Size bed and it was great, but we thought it might be a bit more spacious. Daily room service was good, but I did have to ask them for some small face cloths. Our shower overflowed all over the bathroom due to a clogged drain, but I did clear it with a toothbrush. I reported this to the front desk and I think they took care of it after we checked out. The roof deck is a nice place to relax and have a drink, or take a swim in their lap pool. I wanted to get in the pool, but it was so DAMN COLD, I could not. It was a nice pool though. You have a nice view of the surrounding area too. The RAI Restaurant on the ground floor was good and while the majority of the dishes were Filipino themed, the did have other nice dishes. One night I had the Chinese Cantonese Scallops and it was wonderful! Scallops, shiitake mushrooms and a great spic sauce. I had it with some garlic fried rice and it was wonderful. Their breakfast buffet, (which was included), was real nice. A mix of Filipino and Western foods, omelettes to order, fresh bread and rolls, fresh fruit, baked chicken, the list goes on. They could expand the fresh fruit to include fruits other than just pineapple and watermelon. Where was the fresh green and ripe mango?? Overall, we enjoyed our stay, but sometimes the service in the restaurant was not so good. Once it took a half hour for us to get water and other drinks after we ordered them. This is why we could not give the place a 5 rating! Service was lacking sometimes. We will go back though!

    4
    « Great stay »

    Hotel is very nice to stay at. Comfortable bed and clean place. Only downside is probably the bathroom which has a glass panel. Even though a blind is provided but it won't cover the whole panel. I have no issues with it as I'm traveling alone. It's for those traveling with friends but not as close together. Breakfast was excellent with lots of restaurants around. Only downside is that there's no direct mall around the hotel. But that can be easily solved with taxis.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    Modern and clean hotel with friendly staff, a huge shower and a great amenities not too far from local attractions. The buffet breakfast was also very varied and filling compared to other hotels in the area.

    4
    « Great hotel when staying in Central Cebu »

    Staying at this hotel was very pleasent and comfortable. All of the staff were very supportive, friendly and helpful. The breakfust comes in buffet style and provides international and also local foods. All of them were great. The pool is an eye catcher and gives you a nice view on mountains, the western beach in the far, and the town aswell. If you are looking for a better location in Cebu like beaches or quiet places, this hotel might not be the first joice, since it is located in Central Cebu (town). However, if you want to explore the city, or just drop by for a night heading to another place in Cebu, the Best Western Hotel will provide you with a very pleasent stay and will be a perfect stay.

    3
    « OK for Cebu »

    Somewhat overpriced for a business hotel in a city like Cebu. Breakfast is OK, rooms are somewhat small, pool is tiny, right near a Starbucks. Staff was friendly and helpful. Overall good bet if you need to be in Cebu City

    4
    « Quite a great place »

    Cebu itself is quite a small, intimate town with big city aspirations.....quite like the hotel itself. Its quite well located to all the important places, close to the hip areas and not too far from the port and IT zone. The property offers the basics quite well.....nice clean, well sized rooms, decent breakfast, quite good wifi....but fails a bit in the overall experience viz:: once i went to change currency but could not as they had "run out of money".

    5
    « An excellent hotel »

    My stay at Cebu couldn't been better at my stay at this hotel, the staff are friendly and very professional, I will recommend this hotel to ALL my friends and family back in Australia, I'll be returning to this hotel on my next stay in Cebu But my only concern is the noises from the outside but I got used to it The food was fantastic including the buffet breakfast, spoiler for choice!!!

    4
    « Cozy and Comfy »

    Was knocked off my feet when I entered the room and was amazed by the size and cleanliness. Everything you expect from a top rated hotel and especially love their large bathroom and blackout curtains. Jayjay from the Housekeeping Department is a blast .... Breakfast was very good but just a single person servicing the floor while three others lingered back of the counter. BTW, Caesar Salad is made with Romaine and not Iceberg and Red Leaf Lettuce ... and don't ask what type of dressing is desired!!! The roof deck pool is under utilized and it felt like having a pool of my own. I would definitely return and will keep an eye open for their monthly specials or promos if it is ever posted online. Nice and pleasant eating places in a 300 feet radius .... I discovered Cafe Sarre on the last night and enjoyed it.

    5
    « Staycation »

    A good place to stay whenever you want to relax after a busy week at work. It was a weekend when my best friend and I decided to try this hotel. We stayed at their business class room. Quite spacious and clean. The pool was the best feature of this hotel, located at their roof deck . ?? Staff were also friendly and their executive chef personally asked us if we enjoyed the food. Will definitely recommend this hotel to my friends.

  • 2
    « I prefer Mandarin. »

    You need to check a room condition before your reservation. Some rooms have a very small window with no view (walls and outdoor fans) Damp bed. Something was flying in my room. some reeception staffs answered very mechanically and never considered customer's position.

    4
    « Good location, nice hotel room, good service »

    We stayed at this hotel for a workshop. We started the day disappointed because instead of assigning us to a function room, we were assigned in a suite room. That would be good if our intention was to relax only. But we were here to work. 11 people were cramped in a small space. The room was warm and tight. We were not happy. The service crew did the best that they could to appease us, they were consistently courteous and empathized with us. Thank you to the service crew. Of course we complained and we were compensated for it. Aside from that unpleasant experience, the room is good size for two adults, clean and cozy. Comfy bed. The location of the hotel is near to a lot of restaurants, so no need to dine in the hotel. The hotel food is average. They have a nice viewing deck for drinks and relaxation. I'd recommend this hotel for vacationers.

    3
    « Not a bad inter-city option »

    Lovely hotel with a decent location near all city center attractions. We took taxis everywhere but driving your own car wouldn't be a challenge for parking. Staff was friendly but weren't very accommodating to requests for changes in reservations. Roof top pool was cool and there's a great view of the city and mountains. The room was decent and mostly clean. The bathroom was too dimly lit for grooming. I'd stay here again with the right promo price.

    2
    « Hotel had Goods and Bad's. Would not stay again. »

    BADS: Started with the email I received from hotel when I booked asking for information about the airport transportation. To arrange the 650 Peso shuttle they would need a photocopy of the front/back of my credit card and a copy of my passport faxed or emailed to the hotel. I took a white taxi instead because I was not about to send them all of that information and it was 225 Peso's. When I arrived at 12:30 my room was not ready which I realize is a possibility when check-in is not until 2:00pm. The problem that I had is right at 2:01pm they brought keys out to all 5 groups waiting for their rooms. Seemed like they were holding them on purpose. I went to the concierge to book some tours for my stay. She told me that another guest had the tour book but would call me when it was returned. I never heard from her so I went down to the front desk at 3:00am (oh jet lag) and was told again that a guest had the tour book but I would be called when it was returned. The next morning at 11am the book was still not there. How can a concierge lend out the only tour book to a guest and then not help any other guests book tours. Isn't this one of the main uses of a concierge? The tour book was still not available the last day when I left. Good: The breakfast is a great breakfast. They have breakfast and lunch/dinner items. They had salads, cheese, pancakes, omelette station, pasta station, bacon, and much much more. The breakfast def is what made the rating I gave 2 stars instead of 1. The pool on the roof and the roof has awesome views and is a great way to spend a day. The rooms are nice as well and the bed is comfortable. My shower was not draining but housekeeping was up and it was fixed within 5 minutes.

    5
    « Review 9/10/2016 »

    Lots of staff to help needs of guest. So service is excellent. Breakfast buffet is great & variety everyday. Place is clean. I experienced slow or internet timeout. More treadmill at exercise room. That should be the areas they need to improve. I stayed for 5 days.

    4
    « Clean, Friendly staff and sumptuous breakfast, Convenient location. All in one! »

    We stayed there for 3 days and 4 nights. Everyday we look forward for our sumptuous free breakfast on a buffet.. The staff are all friendly and are always ready to answer queries on how to go around Cebu. The hotel's location is very convenient since it is centrally located and near the tourist spots. And most of all the hotel is well maintained and very clean. They also have an outdoor pool and a bar at the rooftop where you can relax after a tiring day's stroll. Worth coming back to this hotel. :-)

    4
    « Excellent »

    I had to go to Cebu at very short notice under fairly stressful circumstances. I did not have to worry about my accommodation as this place was clean, well equipped, central and with excellent service and friendly professional staff. I would happily stay there again. The traffic is noisy but ok for short city stay and they do provide ear plugs to supplement the double glazing! I particularly enjoyed a sneaky couple hours on the roof. Had one excellent main course via room service and another in the restaurant which wasn't so good and rather slow. All in all very happy.

    5
    « Long weekend for mom and dad »

    We enjoyed everything about our first stay here. Poolside service was great....hot showers at all times of the day..... reasoable pricing and super fast internet...very important! One suggestion would be to ensure the breakfast buffet is fully setup for early risers.....we tried various timing for breakfast over our stay and found there is a very small sweet spot between when the food items are all present and when the guests consume it all. Overall a great stay and a place we look forward to returning.

    5
    « "One of my fave hotel so far.. ." »

    This is my 2nd time to stay here at lex, and they still maintain to provide excellent service. Great staff! They were very nice and accommodating. Room is very clean,pleasant and comfy! Amazing infinity pool :) Highly recommendable! will definitely be coming back????????

    5
    « Cool pool ! »

    Our stay in this hotel was very pleasant, thanks to the friendliest staff you can imagine, a really comfortable room and a great swimming pool with nice views. The breakfast was fantastic, with a lot of options both savoury and sweet.

  • 4
    « Well specified hotel, although location not so convenient »

    The hotel had a friendly welcome, and although stated in the t+c, I never like to have to pay additional deposits after fully paying for the room. I don't use a credit card, so they could only offer me a cash deposit option. The room was a delux with bath - which was a good size. The furnishings were good. I remember there being a mention of memory foam mattresses - when in fact, it's just a memory foam top attached to the regular mattress, which was ok, but it didn't lie quite flat. The pillows were like rocks, so I didn't find those comfortable. The bath was nice, and the hot water availability was good. The shower had two heads, a rainfall and a hand held. the rainfall could have done with some descaling, as it wasn't letting the water fall like rain fall, the little rubber nozzles were blocked up. The hand held section had a holder that wasn't able to tighten, which meant that the shower head remained at the bottom of the pole it was attached to, and couldn't be fixed at a higher level. This is ok if you're one of snow white's dwarves, but for most of us it's an inconvenience. So the shower was just ok. The mini bar wasn't very cold, but set to maximum. The air-con worked well. The swimming pool on the roof terrace was also a nice place for relaxation. Check-out was slow. I understand that the room has to be checked before departure - to make sure I haven't run off with the TV or the contents of the mini-bar - but it did take a long time.

    3
    « Stayed here for two nights - OK for short stay. »

    Arrived late one evening and there was a party going on but that soon stopped, was taken to our room - there was no view and it was quite dark and although it was quite clean, it didn't feel clean (not helped by the carpets). The bathroom was clean and modern! This hotel was OK for what we used it for - just a place to sleep. The pool is nice, but the food (nachos) was very basic. I recommend for a stop over, but not for a long holiday! It may just be the room we were given that let it down! We went to Kawawssan falls whilst there - the hotel trip is very expensive so we booked a driver online and went ourselves - you don't need a guide!

    2
    « Just average with a lot of minor issues »

    The hotel is well located in Cebu city, rooms are big with all you need. But the service is on some areas low or poor with at the end a mixed feeling. Issues to mention: no change provided on small bank notes (minimum 100 Euros), transportation services very expensive, stains on the carpet, cleanliness of the shower to be improved. Breakfast food is not very good.

    4
    « Great view of the mountains, sea and the city lights »

    My husband and I booked a night here last year. The rooms was spacious. The roof deck has a great view of the mountains, the sea and the city lights. After dinner, we have our coffee at the roof deck lanai. The ambiance is so relaxing. What came as a surprise to us was when we dined at the Kai restaurant at the hotel lobby. I am not into eating mode that time and I have something in mind that's not on the menu but lo! and behold! the waiter told us that they can serve the shrimp pasta in my favorite pesto sauce even if it's off the menu.

    5
    « Home away from home »

    During our summer long trip we always stayed at this hotel when we were in Cebu. It doesn't get better than Cebu Lux! The rooms are excellent, great showers and a kettle, tv, fast internet and even a digital scale. The hotel has an amazing roof top pool and a great gym that has everything you could need. They are very accommodating if you need to check out but store luggage. The staff is amazing. They speak great English. One staff member Ramond, was particularly helpful and ran to return my phone that I left behind on the lounge chairs! Overall a perfect stay, well worth the drive from the airport to spend a layover. Oh! And breakfast is AMAZING!

    5
    « Wonderful customer service! »

    We used this hotel as our hub for a month long trip around Southeast Asia, and always looked forward to coming back! The staff is very accommodating, and the rooms are modern, spacious and comfortable. The restaurant had a wonderful selection, and the free breakfast buffet was great. Not too far from the airport - and they were helpful in getting transportation. Would definitely recommend!

    4
    « Modern Building »

    Very modern Hotel. Our room faced the West Side (J. Osmena St) and the double pane insulated windows even on the 3rd floor kept the room cool and quiet. They keep the entire Hotel fairly cool and air conditioned which is good because they have carpeting everywhere. Most Hotels with carpets smell moldy here in the Philippines because of the humidity. The Best Western here is kept very cool and dry inside and has no moldy carpet smells. The Hotel seems to be divided into two sections, one half for smoking rooms and one side for nonsmoking rooms. We choose a nonsmoking room and our room key card says 2,000 peso fine if they suspect smoking. Big bathroom. Three people could easily fit inside the shower all at the same time. The complimentary amenities are abundant, they even gave out free USB Power Banks to recharge your cell phone. Air Conditioners are split type so they're very quiet. The A/C remote allowed us to adjust the temperature easily. Breakfast is a buffet. Very small area but they seemed to have a good selection of different foods to eat. Salad Bar, Fruit Bar, Eggs and Pasta Bar, along with breads, cereals, meats and rice. Car parking is really tight with two levels going under the ground. They offer valet parking for those not good in small parking areas. WIFI is Free and fast (speedtest.net gave me 11 Mbps download), but they have many filters that can make the system slow. I tried to update my Apps on my Ipad and could not. They did update as soon as I left the hotel and went to the airport. They have a 24 hour 7-11 store next door to hotel if you have the midnight munchies.

    3
    « Nice modern and clean hotel. »

    Stayed here for one night in May, It is a modern hotel, clean and the rooms are very spacious. The staff are really friendly and willing to help with booking transport to different resorts on the island. The location is perfect as its next door to malls and restaurants. Also i have to mention the roof top pool is pretty cool!

    4
    « Great Rooms! »

    This property is located along the main road near N.Escario and Juana Osmena St. This is a good location as there are plenty of restaurants & convenience store outside...McDonalds, Jollibee, 7/11, Family Mart, YakiMix, etc. There are also coffee shops and bars near the hotel. The check in process was quick however I didn't like being asked for all the ID's of the staying guest. I think presenting 1 ID per room should suffice and they can just list the names of the other guests. I understand that this is a standard protocol but it is a bit of a hassle when you're checking in more than 1 room. Rooms are really clean and all well kept. The AC was quiet so I had a good sleep. They have a small buffet area so it's a great idea to have breakfast earlier to avoid the crowd. Breakfast is actually good..the spread is enough. Excellent staffs! Whenever they are around, they would greet you with a big smile.

    4
    « Awesome Venue for our Max Christmas Party! »

    It was a good idea to have this hotel as the venue for our Christmas Party. The place was just enough. Food was delicious. Waiters were attentive. There ample parking for all of us. It is located in the heart of the city. It has a swimming pool too for those who wants to linger staying in the hotel after our event.

  • 5
    « what a great place to stay at »

    once i booked with them i received and email from them informing me that they are working on my special requests they will great you with a fresh juice while they check you in...the staff always smiling and welcoming. the room was clean..it has a king size bed..flat screen TV..mini bar..safe. the shower got cold and hot water...water pressure was great..you will get clean fresh towel daily...their breakfast was good. the location of the hotel is great too...though you have to deal with the traffic noises outside. ill definitely stay there again

    5
    « I love this BW Hotel »

    I can't say enough great things about this hotel. The service is incredible, the rooms are very comfortable, and I always enjoy my stay here when I am in Cebu. The food quality & the service for breakfast is excellent. I wouldn't stay anywhere else.

    5
    « Excellent »

    Best hotel I have stayed in in cebu. Very good and friendly staff. Very good restaurant good rooms the pool is excellent. Very good location in cebu short trip to the mall about 5 minutes. Will stay there wen I come back to cebu

    5
    « A wonderful place to stay »

    This was my second time staying here, and it is my new favorite hotel in Cebu city, and I will return here. The rooms are excellent, the staff very friendly and helpful, and it's a great value. The location is close enough to everything that I want to go to in the city, and it is easy to get around

    5
    « Excellent Stay at the heart of the city »

    I stayed in Hotel Best Western Plus Lex at the heart of the city in the month of June 2016. The hospitality provided by the team was awesome. The buffet breakfast was very good and the buffet spread was one of the best in Cebu. You cannot have a review of the hotel without mentioning the infinity pool at the roof top. It is a pleasurable view of the city from the infinity pool and the restaurant attached to it. There is an issue of traffic noises in the room due to the location of the hotel. The hotel reception provides ear plugs if you need to avoid this noise.

    5
    « BEST Cebu Hotel! »

    Lets start with the hospitality. You can't fault it. Lex is such a happy place, everyone is so friendly. "Good morning Sir, Good morning Ma'am" is common place, even in the afternoon and evening! :) The room was great. Amazingly large bed, plenty of space and great aircon. The ensuite was nice too, had a shower AND bath...luxury! The only downsides I would say about the room was the TV reception was awful and almost all channels were barely watchable and it appears it doesn't matter how high up the building the room is located, you can still hear the cars, traffic and plenty of 'beeping' as though you were standing on the street. I'm not an architect so I wouldn't be sure but surely an investment in thicker sound proof windows wouldn't go amiss? Yet strangely, I got kinda used to it but certainly didn't need an alarm in the morning :) The restaurant was great for breakfast. Had such a variety of food from European to Filipino and everything in between. And then there is the swimming pool and bar on the top level. One of the big reasons I chose this hotel. And it didn't disappoint. It was so nice to take a swim in the pool when the days get so hot. And as you are so high up, you get a nice cool breeze floating over you whilst sipping a mango fruit juice and floating in the pool :) the only change I would make is that they have music playing through the speakers, and this is usually techno or some other hardcore dance music. Not very appropriate for kids or generally chilling by a pool. Perhaps some lounge/summer music would be more appropriate? But really, that is such a small thing compared to what they offer. All in all, I very much enjoyed my stay here and would definitely recommend to others to go. And if I'm ever back in Cebu, it would be my first hotel of choice.

    4
    « Great hotel, perfect location »

    I would of gave this hotel 5 if the free breakfast was better, but that was the only thing not good on my trip. Rooms are very well laid out with wall mounted/swivel televisions, comfortable king sized (some rooms two doubles) beds, large bathrooms with many hygiene items supplied, and huge rain shower. 5/5 Pool on the rooftop is amazing with a great view of the city and helpful staff on hand. There is also a fitness room and loungers to catch some rays while you sip on a shake. 5/5 Service was very good! Front desk even came to get me for a late check out at 6pm in which I didn't check out till 7pm :-) (had a 11:30pm flight at Mactan). Vans are on hand for tours and all tour packages are advertised on the televisions and on the desks in your room. Check out and check in were pretty well seamless and had no issues for a 5 day trip. 5/5 Food was mediocre, breakfast was horrible. This is the only reason they did not get a 5 from me. Plenty of food options on Escario Street to satisfy your hunger needs anyway so no big deal. 3/5 Overall great hotel and I will stay again on my next Cebu City trip.

    5
    « "Nice hotel" »

    This hotel is very good modern the location ,staff are very friendly and helpful service excellent room are spacious and bathroom very clean ,nice infinity pool one of the best hotel in cebu ...great experience we have

    5
    « Ms Apple Tacandong »

    Excellent stay, excellent service from check in, food and beverage specially during breakfast. Would definetly recommend this hotel. Friendly and accomodating staff. Clean and has elegant scents and style.

    3
    « Average Hotel »

    Pros: The staff were very nice, and the breakfast was a big spread. Lots of good dining options nearby, from budget to mid-range. Bed was comfortable and had plenty of pillows. Pool is very small, but nice. Cons: Room was very below average, possibly because I paid much less than my colleagues booking through a third party. I was stuck in a handicapped room with a tiny window that showed into some space between the building, bathroom floors did not drain and would be extremely dangerous for somebody who had a disability with the huge puddles after showering. Traffic is bad in the area, but that's pretty typical for Cebu. I've dealt with below average rooms before, but the most annoying thing was the staff trying to tell me I had an "upgrade" to a bigger room. I travel a lot, and this was a blatant lie that they shouldn't tell people. They were very nice otherwise, but that was enough that I will never stay at this hotel again.

  • 5
    « Just Excellent »

    This Hôtel is just excellent . It is modern, clean and the room are spacious. The staff is really nice . The location is just great , close to malls and restaurant. I will definitely come back there with no hesitation.

    3
    « almost a great experience »

    really had a good experience from time of arrival, reception were very attentive, friendly and approachable... room was nice and was impressed with the bedding arrangements was lovely and cute... but had a bad experience with the pool bar... on the first day, we would like to eat something spicy so the guy from the pool recommended a nacho wth a salsa...i said id like it with cheese but he said its not available so he promised to give me a mayo instead... we were happy wth the salsa, but he didnt gave the mayo as he promised... i asked for extra salsa, he said that there wil be an extra charge for it, and when i asked how much he said he dont know! wow! second day, we ordered the same, as we loved the salsa yesterday, to my surprise it was a different type of salsa! i said this is not the one they give me yrsterday... the guy still insist that this is the only nacho-salsa that they have,... so what was that yesterday????...ok fine! on third day... we ordered pizza and chicken... it took so long to be delivered to us! we also ordered mojito.... and after 40mins, the lady said they dont have mint leaves... seriously!??? after 40mins? the order came after almost 1 hour.... the chicken and pizza, there was no standard procedure in delivering the food order, no spoon, fork or knife with it, no tissue or salt and pepper... just the chicken and pizza! so annoying! i requested to have fork and knife, and wow! it came when i actually finished the chicken already! pizza was so hard! was cold! not nice. we look for the manager, we waited for too long to meet her to inform the 3days consecutive issue with her department, but she never show up. they said she was busy in the meeting, ok fine... but she never even try to reach us even after her meeting! well i guess she dont care about the guest satisfaction. was a great hotel, good location, friendly staff... but the service and f&b pool bar failed...need more training and improvement. Room-met Swimming pool/view-met internet-met cleanliness-met pool bar,f&b service not met

    3
    « Two nights »

    We booked two nights through booking.com. One must be careful as we did not read small print pertains to taxes and payed much more than anticipated. The lobby and exterior are all very nice and fresh, how ever the rooms do need up grading. .During our stay there was zero hot water, surprised as its a semi classy hotel. Bed is huge and delightful, pillows very hard and high. Internet is good in room and has also small fridge. Pity rooms not upgraded as one would expect more for p3k a night. TV channels are few and fox sports only sport channel, have experienced more channels in far less expensive hotels. Pool is lovely but drinks there very expensive as is food. The inclusive breakfast is adequate.

    4
    « Nice, clean rooms and good location »

    Stayed here for a business visit recently. The rooms and clean and typical of most Best Westerns. The breakfast spread is decent but the restaurant is quite small, which means that a few of the tables are placed in the lobby, which is odd. Service is fairly good. There's quite a few restaurants within walking distance which is good. I would stay here agin on my next visit to Cebu.

    5
    « hotel in the heart of cebu »

    modern hotel. we had great time during our stay, rooms are big and very clean. staff are so friendly and easy to talk with if you make some arrangements.. the buffet breakfast was excellent, different variety of food and fresh fruits. The Bar and pool on the roof top was amazing.. overlooking the city of cebu.

    5
    « Best place for the (low) price »

    At 2100 pesos it s one of the best deal in cebu... nice place really. Great breakfast buffet, nioce large and confortable rooms. Nice and helpful people working there. Nice Pool on the roof. Great location in cebu city. FASTEST WIFI IN CEBU HOTELS

    5
    « Great Hotel at Cebu City »

    This Hotel have all the best things that you need, the front check in service is great, very helpfull staff with good attitude, this hotel just make me feels like home. the room is spacious with great design and bed is superb comfort. The pool have the best view for sunset, u can enjoy it either from inside the pool or from the sun bed. Breakfast is good, the staff arrange our food packs cause i'm leaving hotel on early morning to the whale shark tour. Definetly will come back to this hotel again when i'm back to Cebu City.

    4
    « great »

    Room is cozy, breakfast is good, amenity wise its great. staff is good as well. we had a wonderful time during our stay. i spent my birthday at the hotel and they gave me a complimentary cake and it made our stay even a bit special

    4
    « great experience »

    I was three nights in the hotel . very friendly staff , nice rooms , clean , nice pool on the roof. breakfast is ok but nothing special ,most of the time the food is not warm . but its great located . even if it is in the centre of Cebu you cant hear the noise from the street . I will come again !!!

    4
    « Great Hotel, big breakfast, faboulous pool & fitness on roof top »

    Stayed for a night before heading south. Enjoyed our short stay a lot. Only downside: quite much traffic noise (ask for a room on upper floors) and in traffic (which is apparently always the worst) it takes quite long from the airport in mactan. But the roof top rewards the waiting!

  • 4
    « Outstanding Hotel »

    Stayed for a few days at this hotel with my wife during the Sinulog Celebration. Purposely moved to this location from another hotel for the duration of the Sinulog, considering the location which was close to the Capitol and Fuente where the action was. The hotel itself was very well situated, clean with comfortable beds. The bathroom was large and elegant. There was no problem with water pressure considering we were at an upper floor. Wifi was great. The hotel staff was very courteous and friendly. Requests were answered promptly. They have a small rooftop pool as well as a gym. Our room rates came with breakfast buffet which was great. We would highly recommend this hotel.

    3
    « Untrained Front Desk!! »

    When contacting them prior to my arrival to ask about free transfers their response was 'we have transfers but they corresponding charges' the answer of no would have sufficed and mind you they charge three times the price of a taxi. Taxi to airport= 250-300 Taxi to Ayala Mall= <100 It's located in a central area so it's cheap to go anywhere. Upon checking into this hotel everything seemed to run smoothly until the attendant told us there were only smoking rooms were available even though we specifically booked a 'non-smoking' room. There was no apology, and the staff member couldn't even look me in the eye as she kept typing on the computer. My family who I was travelling with were not happy nor impressed with the service so far. She told us to go check the room to see if we could deal with the smell and if we couldn't she would 'see what see could do', (still no apology). We went to the room and it stank even though we were advised that it was clean and fresh. If you're staying in a smokers room the smell doesn't go away over night especially if smokers are continuously using it night after night. After speaking with the staff members a room magically became available on a 'non-smoking' level. This experience was one to remember, who knew checking into a hotel would cause so many problems.

    2
    « Not a pleasant experience. »

    Our housekeeping staff were wonderful, full of enthusiasm and took great pride in doing a professional job. Other than that, we were regularly met with indifference and laziness. The amenities could almost be described as four star, but the human component needs some serious training and constant managerial supervision.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel! »

    Staff were very nice, helpful and accommodating. The gym and the pool is a plus , room is clean and spacious . We stayed at the 9th floor and it's really quiet. Breakfast is included and each time we ordered it to go . We will definitely come back and stay here again I the near future

    4
    « Great city hotel »

    We stayed here for one night and used the pool and gym which were both lovely and clean. Excellent breakfast options and well appointed room. The staff are all very helpful, recommend this to people who want to stay in the heart of Cebu. It is also very close to Ayala mall which is a good spot for shopping. Try 'The Social' for dinner.

    4
    « Nice hotel if your room is not on the main road. »

    Room was clean with a good bed and a spacious bathroom. First night I had a room on the main road, 5th floor. Even though i requested at the time of my booking for a quiet room, away from the main road. The noise and the traffic is unbelievable, like the motors and the ambulances are driving through your room. Luckily they gave us an other room the next night. Too bad it was a smokers room, but everything better than staying awake again... And a pity that we could only stay one night in that room and we had to move again on the third night. The staff is really polite and helpful, with advise about taxis etc. The roof pool is really cool, and great for cooling down after a hot day in the city. The neighbourhood is also good for have food in the evening.

    3
    « Bad check in experience, but generally ok stay. Very congested area of Cebu City. »

    Harolds Hotel was fully booked, so decided to try the Best Western Plus LEX for a one week stay. I checked the hotel out in mid 2014 and knew that the normal [superior] rooms were on the small side [only 27 to 30 sqm], but the business rooms were ok for 2 people [40 to 42 sqm]. Booked a business room [shown as being 42 sqm] through Booking.com. Checked in; given Room x13 [corner room], but immediately knew it was a small room - queried the room type with the porter, who confirmed it was a business room. Decided not to unpack as the room was too small. Got a tape measure out, and measured the room - room including bathroom was 28.1 sqm. The emergency exit plan behind the door suggested that all the rooms were small except x01, x02, x03 and x08. Checked Best Western Plus LEX's website - they indicated that the superior room size was 27 to 30 sqm, the business room was 40 sqm [for customer who needed extra space], and the deluxe room was 45 sqm. Went to the reception, and queried the room allocated - they tried to suggest that the room allocated was a business room. Stressed that Best Western Plus LEX's website indicated that the standard superior room size was 27 to 30 sqm, and the room allocated x13 was 28.1 sqm, but the business room was 40/42 sqm - 50% larger than the superior room. The reception initially suggested that they could 'upgrade' to a 45 sqm deluxe room [upgrade?? I'd booked a 42 sqm room] for 3 nights, but would then need move back to a smaller room!! Stressed that I wasn't looking for an upgrade, merely a 40/42 sqm business room as booked/prepaid. Indicated that if they couldn't provide, I would find another hotel, and sort the problem out by legal action against Booking.com for selling a product that was unavailable. Eventually viewed one of the hotel's 45 sqm 'deluxe' rooms - adequate size although probably a little noisy with windows on 2 sides. The reception suggested that the room viewed x01 was available to the entire week - problem solved; the hotel eventually fulfilled their contractual. Room was ok, but the housekeeping staff need to clean behind curtains - very dusty, obviously seldom cleaned [out of sight/out of mind]. Security lock inside the room didn't work, but fixed after advising the reception. Although free breakfast was included, we preferred to eat at Yolk in Tres Borces. Free basement car parking.

    4
    « Comfortable »

    Had the business room for one night. Room was modern and clean and toilet is very spacious! Pity it didn't come with a bathtub. Wished that I had time to enjoy the rooftop pool at night since it looked lovely. The breakfast provided was average, not particularly tasty, but I'm not too particular. It was very near Zubuchon and Starbucks, as well as couple of cool dining places which was a great place to hang out at night. Overall the hotel was very reasonably priced

    2
    « Fuss about Nothing »

    The front desk staff obviously have zero authority to make independent decisions without the blessing of the owner. It took 4 levels of management and 45 minutes before they could decided that my 12 year old was eligible to eat the breakfast we had pre paid for. Nothing special about this place at all, there are lots better in Cebu without the fuss.

    5
    « Great hotel ? an island of luxury and peace in Cebu City »

    A day in Cebu City's hassle and bustle can be tiresome and the Best Western Lex is a great place to retreat to. Very spacious and comfortable rooms with comfortable and vary large beds are well equipped, clean and modern. Staff ? extremely polite and helpful. Bellboys ready to open a door for you and get you a taxi and an afternoon tidy-up service added a nice and luxurious touch. Food at the restaurant is great and the service outstanding. Roof-top swimming pool, although small, offers great views and having some evening cocktails there was a real pleasure. Considering reasonable pricing ? the value for money is amazing. I would definitely stay again and recommend to anyone.

  • 4
    « Glad I started my trip here »

    Staff were lovely, made us feel very welcome and comfortable especially being the first hotel of our trip. Pool was to die for, and location I had no issue with, central to food outlets (fast food especially) and staff here are very knowledgable in regards to organising taxis for you to get to bigger shopping centres. Rooms are great too, will be back for sure.

    4
    « good hotel »

    a 4 stars hotel for sure. although small, the room provides all. breakfast buffet is one of the best i had in south east asia. small pool and area on top floor are great. if you worry about security - a chicken can not fly through.... everybody who is not staying there and enters the hotel, gets to show id and sign a visitors card at the front desk. will i stay there again?.... haha.... maybe, but i am becoming stingy and have found cheaper hotels in the area that are sufficient for me.

    5
    « Very friendly and great stay in Cebu »

    The room was amazing with an even better bed! Wow, Could slep the whole day. Pool area is great! Staff very friendly and professional. Would def. recommend this hotel and come back. Thanks, Maurice and Joanna

    5
    « Great hotel, wonderful breakfast, lovely swimming pool area, v attentive staff »

    Everything about this hotel was great. The staff can not do enough to help. Buffet breakfast is extensive with everything you can desire. Pool area is a nice escape from the city. Bedrooms are wonderful with very comfortable bed.

    5
    « Great pool area, excellent service! »

    I didn't stay here but I paid to use the facilities for a day! The pool area is really lovely and a welcomed oasis away from the very busy streets. The staff were amazing, very attentive. I had a beautiful shrimp potato salad for only 200php! This hotel was just what I needed after many hours of traveling the day before and next time I will chose this hotel as a place to stay overnight too!

    4
    « A lux experience at the heart of the city. Got huge discounts when we booked via HotelQuickly. »

    Situated along the streets of Capitol and Escario area, this 4-star hotel offers a premiere 5-star world class service. Paid only P1300 when we booked via HotelQuickly.com app and redeemed the discount code: BFAMA. New users should enter the code within 24-hours after signing up. The code is valid for three months after redemption. Staff were exceptionally polite and accommodating. Rooms were large and spacious. Modern glass-bathrooms and movement-detecting lights were an added surprise. What grabbed our attention the most were the mini-infinity pool and killer view at the upper deck. Pool-side services were great and ambience was simply relaxing. One possible drawback was the breakfast set-up. Extremely minimal selection and they hosted breakfast at the lobby. Yes, the lobby. Traveler Tip: ALWAYS, always, always request a room at the higher floors. It'll provide a better view and city noise won't be a bother.

    5
    « Visited March 2016 »

    My second stay; first was in July 2015. Modern property, great room and bed, beautiful roof top pool and lounge area. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good on site restaurant for breakfast. Central location, other hotels and restaurants nearby. About half hour drive to Airport.

    5
    « Home From Home »

    Well it was my first time in Cebu, I went there to meet my fiancé for the first time, she proposed to me on the 29th of February, Awwwwww, anyway back to the hotel : ) after a long flight and a scary taxi ride from the airport I was looking forward to some rest at a nice relaxing hotel, that`s exactly what I got, there are a lot of hotels to choose from in Cebu and I`m glad to say this lives up to it`s billing, it`s modern and clean, the staff could not be nicer or more helpful and it just has that luxury feel about it, the breakfast was nice and as other people have commented if the hotel is busy they sometimes put some tables and chairs in the reception area which seems a bit strange but in no way a bad thing, there was an issue with the bathroom door on one day as in we could not get into the bathroom, they sent maintenance straight up to the room and even offered us another room to use while they fixed the door, if I`m being picky the only thing I would say that needs attention is the silicon around the bottom of the shower area had gone black in some places and looked horrible but really that's all I could say was wrong with the whole place, this is a lovely hotel with very good staff, the roof top pool looking out over Cebu was a beautiful setting to spend some time with my lady and is nice and quiet in the evening to enjoy a swim. in closing I would just like to say thank you to everyone at The Lex, you made the first trip to Cebu a very happy one for my fiancé and me, we are coming back in June and look forward to staying with you again

    3
    « A good stay. »

    Location is near to some tourist spots. Had our room facing the street. Staffs are accommodating. Rooms are clean and spacious, cost per night is not too expensive. Breakfast is buffet, foods are just right. A little far from airport. Overall it was a good stay.

    4
    « Sleep -Zombie »

    Restaurant Staff, Chef Glenn, Receptionist and Cleaners are very friendly. Superior room is quite large with a very huge beds (made for 5 adult people ) unfortunately the bed is like a rock and the pillow is also big and also very hard on your neck...the worse is so noisy at night its been overrun by motorbike and we were at the 6th FLOOR!!! The toilet is functional , the shower is different story, it needs a rubber or anything to stop the water escaping through the gap in the glass door. They made our room clean everyday. There is a free WiFi, there's also a small gym at the top floor. The swimming pool so good with a good view. The food is okay but it's so expensive. ..I have 4 pieces of battered chicken, 2 cups of rice, 2 glasses of mango juice and 1 serve ice cream I paid 950. Pesos! Went to MacDonald after that. .. The closest shop is ayala mall..but everything there is very expensive. It cost us a fortune for taxi to the central part of Cebu City. ..the hotel is very expensive for 10 days we stayed there, I paid 30,005. Pesos and you must pay it as soon as you arrive. Overall it's not a good value for money! But has a very beautiful views at the top floor. ..I suppose that's what we are paying for. ..

  • 5
    « happy place »

    Very friendly people i enjoyed every thing about the Lex from the breakfast to the great pool on the roof great view,the rooms were very clean as every thing else at the Lex would differently stay there again.

    2
    « Very noisy all day and night »

    The first room I was given on the 3rd floor was as noisy as the second on the 7th floor. Two main roads are crossing at the hotel and the windows do not properly reduce the high noise level. Not a good place for an undisturbed sleep. The rooms were fine and well equiped. Login into the wifi of the hotel did not work though. I was not satisfied how the the reception followed the request of my reservation and the information given on arival was not really supportive. Friendliness could be better.

    4
    « Luxurious »

    We stayed our first part of our holiday here and it was great... Staff are friendly, restaurant's food is good, it's a nice clean hotel, they have a swimming pool with a view to the city on the top level. Dislikes... Plenty! Very expensive we stayed for10 days and it cost us 30, 005. 00 pesos, that is about $900. AUD Very expensive travelling by a taxi to SM or to the central area, although it's closer to Ayala shopping center and Taoist Temple.

    5
    « Perfect ! »

    i have stayed 2 night in Cebu . I came with my wife for our 1st anniversary. the only word to descibe this hotel is PERFECT. the stuff are friendly. the room and furniture are perfect. the bathroom is amazing. the breakfast has many choices. and the best thing about this hotel is the area around it , there many shops , resturants , bars and spa . you will never get bored . so my advise for any one will come to visit cebu is just stay at this hotel .

    5
    « Wonderful stay, plus a rooftop infinity pool! »

    We stayed here three nights and loved it. The rooftop infinity pool makes it! Great rooms, big comfy beds, quiet air-con units, excellent bathrooms. The breakfast buffet was astonishing! There was so much stuff to pick from - including omelette station with custom omelettes, a carving station, fresh fruit, every kind of sweet and pastry, and an excellent cheese board. The location is excellent. You can walk to Mango Square and the park there, it's right next to Zubochon, there are 24 hour stores all around. Our room was quiet and we slept great. Beautiful views of the city and the green hills from the rooftop patio / pool area! Staff and service were top notch. If I find myself in Cebu again, I will for sure stay here.

    4
    « Clean & Cozy Hotel »

    This hotel is so nice! The staff was very courteous and professional, can't ask for more :) My room was very spacious, clean & cozy. Their bathroom was so modern and nicely designed. Their pool was very nice and well kept. There are a lot of sofas to lounge on. Overall, this hotel is really nice and I would def. come back here in the future during my visit to Cebu. There are a lot of convenience stores & restaurants around so this is very convenient. About 40 mins from the airport with minor traffic.

    5
    « Fantastic value hotel »

    A peaceful haven within the hustle and bustle of this crazy city! Great value for money, with generous well equipped rooms. The breakfast is excellent. The roof top pool and bar area is fantastic, especially for a swim and beer after dark with great views across the city. Highly recommended for a stop over in Cebu!

    5
    « Urban Delight »

    Recently stayed 9 nights at Best Western Plus Lex Cebu and discovered this to be a truly urban delight. Greeted by welcoming staff at reception, restaurant and housekeeping who are a credit to the hotel. Only very minor hiccups in an otherwise perfect stay. Restaurant - found it a little lacking in variety. Curfew - unable to have guests past 10 pm. Found this a little strange. extra person charged to swim at pool - this was disturbing as I have never been charged for bringing guests/family to swim at any hotel I've stayed at around the world. I would recommend this property because it has great location, great staff and great ammenities. The size of the room and upgraded to business class twin was certainly money well spent.

    5
    « Great value, superb rooms and customer service! »

    First of all, please do not pay any attention to Macalaney from Bahrain review talking about Western men and Asian woman. So when did he decide who can be with who as I never saw any of that. Anyways, this hotel is in a perfect location, great value at $55 a night with superb customer service. They take care of you in every aspect, from hailing a taxi, room service, late checkout and excellent breakfast. Ervin in the lobby was a great help and for 900 pesos drove me to Mactan Island for scuba diving and ensured I was taken care. Lorenzo at the front desk was a great help as well. I agree the breakfast in the lobby was weird but kind of added to the uniqueness of the hotel. If anything, shows the popularity of the Lex to all travelers. The pool on the top was very nice with great views of Cebu and the surrounding areas. When taking taxis, ensure you tell the taxi driver, THE LEX not Best Western. I will be back for sure on my next visit to Cebu.

    5
    « Excellent Roof top pool »

    This hotel has a fantastic hidden surprise, the roof top spa with fantastic view over the city and hills of West Cebu city. Staff is very friendly and breakfast facilities are perfect. Right around the hotel there are restaurants and bakery stores. A great place for your weekend trip to Cebu. Highly advised.

  • 2
    « Not great »

    We were disappointed with the hotel in many ways. The breakfast is inadequate really, spilling out from the very small restaurant area into the lobby with very limited buffet and lacklustre service, I had to ask the service team why it was necessary to fetch them from behind the bar to help me to get a coffee and some juice, it almost seems that breakfast is an after thought. The shower pressure is very poor, as is the in room massage service that Mrs S had after our long flight, very impersonal and lacking in strength as the massage therapist was tiny and seemed to lack experience. The roof top pool is one redeeming feature The lobby is an uncomfortable experience as it is always full of older Western men with young Asian girls in tow - as a mixed race married couple it made us so uncomfortable that we checked out and went to the Waterfront instead - the first time I have ever cut a stay at a hotel short. Besides the lack of supervision and drive for guest satisfaction the staff were friendly enough, particularly on the front desk We have no plans to stay here again and due to the discomfort felt at the appearance of the other clientele would not recommend should you be travelling with children...too many awkward moments - some of the girls in the lobby looked at my wife with open hostility as if she were encroaching on their "patch"

    5
    « What a magnificent surprise! »

    I'll be honest I wasn't looking forward to staying in Cebu after a few days over on Bohol however we needed to catch a flight from the airport to el nido so we booked into this on the strength of.it's Best Western ties. On arrival I had my breath taken away Everything was like a 5* hotel except the price we payed. Attentive staff, a cool welcome complimentary drink, and bags taken to our room. A great nights sleep and then breakfast was the best I had during our stay in the phillipines with a huge selection to pick from. The front door man helped us get taxis to.the local tempai temple and later to the airport. Very pleased with our stay don't hesitate and book now if staying in Cebu City!

    4
    « Infinity pool in Cebu city.. »

    Given the good reviews, we decided to book this hotel for our stay, and it didn't disappoint us. The hotel is not near the shopping centres, but they offer free shuttle bus (only twice a day). In the neighbourhood, there are restaurants (Zubuchon), coffee shops, banks and convenience stores. It's actually quiet near Cebu Provincial Capitol, and about 20 min walk to Larsian bbq. The check-in & -out went smoothly, and the room was big and clean. The infinity pool is centrally located on the top deck. If it was built near the edge of the roof, it would have given a better feeling. The taxi drivers know this hotel as Lex hotel. They were confused when we said the full name lol.

    4
    « Great value for money »

    We decided to stay one night in Cebu, before moving south of the island, and the Lex hotel was a great choice. For a very reasonable price you stay in a top quality hotel. Check in and check out was quick and efficient, the rooms are big and comfortable, many TV channels, great amenities (it's hard to find hotels in Asia that have actual hair conditioner available). Breakfast have lots of options, and the swimming pool at the rooftop looks great, too bad we didn't have the chance to use it. We did have the chance to visit the shops next to the hotel, where you can find nice restaurants and an amazing spa where we had the best massage of our trip (called "Tree" something, I don't remember the full name, sorry). Overall, a great experience!

    5
    « Definitely a PLUS »

    I have stayed in best westerns all over and this is definitely much more than a Best Western. The roof top pool with great views towards the mountains and around the city are a definite advantage. The only odd bit is how they turn the lobby in to a dining hall for breakfast. I have never seen this before and it feels incredibly bizarre. The moment you step out of the lift you arrive in to a temporary restaurant - Otherwise a very nice hotel.

    4
    « Did not expect much from this hotel but surprisingly, we kinda liked it! »

    I love their buffet brunch LOL. Huge spread which was really a good surprise for all of us! The location is not very near to the mall but I heard they have a free shuttle going to Ayala but it is timed so make sure to ask what's their schedule like. Thank you to all the staff for making our stay memorable!

    4
    « Overall, good experience »

    Got an upgrade to the suite room, which was large and comfortable. The location is good and the breakfast tasty (even though not huge). Staff very helpful and nice. About the room though.. it was not really fresh.. Stains could be seen pretty much everywhere, such as on the curtains, couch and pillows. But I would still recommend the hotel when planning to visit Cebu.

    5
    « Just one night, but so nice »

    The rooms were great, and they upgraded us to business suites. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Even with the city being packed just before Sinulog, they went out of there way to help us arrange a driver, and took very good care of us. The breakfast buffet was awesome :)

    4
    « It was okay »

    Nice rooms. Clean. No issues with the food and service. Roof deck pool has a nice view. Though not that affordable, but this is one of the best hotels in the city. A really good location. Near the malls. Also okay for solo travelers and families.

    4
    « I should've stayed there longer »

    Great Hotel, friendly staff really good service. We had the business class rooms, beautiful spacious room, great shower. Down side was the traffic noise we could hear inside the room itself, they do have double glazing throughout to combat his but still noisy. Maybe some sound deadening curtains may help. Besides that, I wouldn't hesitate staying there again, buffet breakfast on the better side of food I've had in the Philippines and changes to the menu are done most days. The staff again couldn't do enough to help also a very handy location, this hotel shouldn't disappoint when you're in Cebu

  • 5
    « Best hotel in town »

    We stayed here for 15 days or more. the staffs are very courteous and attentive. the rooms are spacious, relaxing and mind you it is very clean. Also, they give complete bathroom set ( including mini sewing kit!!) They have wide variety of foods for buffet breakfast.I love their cheese! the food is okay and way better to other hotel. you can also request for mangoes, even if it's not included on the buffet. down side is the restaurant is kinda small to accommodate all guests. They also have infinity pool at the roof deck. with mini bar at side and the view there is magnificent! however, the stairs and floor is very slippery. Over all, i love everything. i'll definitely come again.

    4
    « One of the Best Hotels in the City »

    One of the best hotels I've stayed so far in Cebu City. The management were very very accommodating. The staff were well trained and friendly. Amazing night view in the roof deck. Great for relaxing too. the roofdeck pool and bar is a wonderful end to a tiring day.

    3
    « sinulog »

    i stayed at this hotel due to its close proximity to the sinulog celebration and i will give it a rate of 5/10. the first 8 days of my trip i stayed at mandarin hotel near ayala center and i would give mandarin hotel a 9/10 and i paid 20 dollars cheaper than what i paid best western lex.the rooms are very small and cramped, although very clean and well decorated.the staff were helpful and friendly.the gym which was very small and was not ready to use when i got there. the airconditioner was off and it was sweltering hot that day. i had to switch the airconditioner on myself and wait 15 minutes till it was comfortable enough to work out in as it was like oven hot when i got there.also the gym was all glass and i couldnt use one equipment as the sun was glaring and i couldnt see, probably blinds will work well when the sun is shining so bright.it was also hard to get a taxi cab from this hotel and you have to wait at least 20-30 minutes to get a ride.at mandarin hotel the whole 8 days i stayed there was a taxi stand and taxis available to take you anywhere .breakfast was also disappointing and the choices were limited.

    4
    « Perfect Sinulog Spot! »

    This is not my first time to stay here at Best Western. The first one was for business in September. Their great service and delicious breakfast's what made me come back. Not to mention, their prime spot as well. I went back here for Sinulog this January and just the same, the two qualities mentioned above were still lived up by the hotel. It was also the perfect spot because it's close enough to be at the main events of the celebration, but far enough from all the commotion brought by the parades, etc. Also, it was rather easy to book a grabtaxi from the area. Some concerns that happened during my stay: 1. We had breakfast in the pool area. We asked the waiter to bring down the check to our room so we could pay in cash. We asked him to leave it in the room and after 15 minutes we brought it back up to the pool area. At around 8pm, someone knocked on our door asking for us to pay for the same bill. At around 10pm, i called the front desk to ask if they have recovered the money that we paid and asked them to call us if they've already found it. No one called us but it wasn't reflected in our bill when we checked out so that's good. 2. Blackout at around 7pm. Though i noticed that the whole strip was blacked out, i expected they had an emergency generator prepared. 3. Since it was Sinulog, i guess most hotels were selling the Sinulog Weekend as a package. Friday-Sunday. We arrived Friday morning and our flight back to Manila was Sunday morning. So we had 1 night wasted. Friday, we asked if we can have the breakfast for Sunday packed as our flights were at 7am. They agreed to and have us fill out forms stating the kind of breakfast we wanted. Come Sunday, the people at the front desk told us that there has been a mix up and they were not able to place the request. I had to wait 10 minutes for them to arrange this. Kind of hassle because we were already in a hurry since we didn't wanna be late and miss our flight. 4. Since we arrived early Friday, we went around the city first before we checked in the hotel, knowing that check in was at 2pm. We arrived the hotel at arround 1:45, exhausted from the flight and going around. We were asked to stay at the pool area as they "prepare" the room. 2:30, we still weren't in our rooms. My friend got pissed because at one point they told us "there is no definite time" when we asked how much longer it would take us to be in our rooms. We finally got in at around 2:45pm. Overall, it was a pleasant stay and i would definitely recommend this hotel.

    4
    « Elegant setting at affordable price »

    We stayed here for two nights. The rooftop swimming pool with an amazing view of the city was the reason why we stayed in this hotel not to mention its affordable price. We booked two connecting rooms on the 8th floor: a Deluxe Room and a Business Room. Both were spacious with comfortable memory bed and excellent amenities. One room has a bathtub and TV in the bathroom.The wifi works well all over the hotel even to the burger joint next door. Breakfast buffet was good with different variations both western and Filipino foods. I just wish they serve fresh fruit juices instead of powdered or canned juice. The bathroom smells like a dead rat on the second day even after housekeeping cleaned it. We can hear car noises from outside even if we were on the 8th floor. Watching the moon and the stars at night and the sunrise in the morning from our room was a beautiful experienced. We waited a little bit when we checked in and it turned out that they prepared the room as we requested that we didn't have to call for extra bed or extra towels. As soon as we got settled, we got a call from the front desk checking to see if everything was ok. At that time we had problem with the A/C not working properly. Someone came and fixed it right away. At check out time, we waited awhile also. It's because housekeeping was checking the room to make sure we didn't trashed or took something? I went back to the room because I forgot something while my husband was checking out and saw housekeeping. We will definitely come back to this hotel.

    5
    « ?Great hotel in near ayala mall cebu »

    We stayed for a couple of nights at this hotel . The lobby is excellent . The restaurant serves excellent .The rooms were clean and nice,The rooftop offers both a bar, a swimming pool and amazing views all over the city

    3
    « Poor management and front desk »

    I stayed in this hotel many times. I like the location and facilities of the hotel. Rooms are good Swimming pool is good. I started to bring yhe group here but front desk management is awfull. To get the key we had to wait for a long time. Last time 2 hrs. Even i notted they have me smoking room and they said No other room. Night time i had to try another hotel Ladt week i needed 5 rooms. They mixed it and wait a lot. In hotel there was no responsible manager Unbeivable. You can mot find anyone to complain. If i had not paid for my next coming i would cancel it. Pls be cateful anout front desk and management

    5
    « Great hotel in a busy area »

    We stayed for a couple of nights at this hotel right before xmas in 2015. The lobby is excellent - and gives you a feel of luxury. The rooms are spacious and modern. The rooftop offers both a bar, a swimming pool and amazing views all over the city. The restaurant serves excellent breakfast. Even though the rooftop is more than 10 floors up - you can hear the noise from the busy traffic below.

    5
    « The best service I've experienced »

    The hotel is simply known as Lex to locals, adding a thing more than it is on Escario St will confuse most taxi drivers. Although the location is not exactly central it is only at most 120 pesos to get to most places around Cebu city. The service we experienced was outstanding, well above what we were expecting. The rooms were clean and nice, the pool and rooftop area is also great, we do this it would benefit from some more plants though. The breakfast buffet Lex puts on is excellent so make the most of it.

    5
    « Honeymoon stopover »

    Nice place to stay in Cebu. The price is quite good for the quality of the facilities. The room was very nice and clean and comfortable. Close to a Macdonalds restaurant and 7 eleven store. Highly recommended

  • 3
    « New Year 2016 »

    i stayed there for new year's eve and new year's day. i made my reservation weeks ahead and yet when I checked-in, i did not get my room until 4:15 pm. Even with this long delay (check-in is @ 2pm), when I got to the room it was still not fully ready. There was a leaky toilet hose that caused water to be all over the bathroom floor, and yet Front Desk personnel and maintenance was slow to action when notified. The basement parking situation is terrible. I drive a pick-up truck and there is hardly any wiggle room to make turns...getting in and out of parking is a mess. Hopefully service and attention to detail will improve.

    5
    « Great hotel, amazing staff »

    I spent 4 nights in a superior double room. The staff are great here and immediately make you feel welcome and provided impeccable service throughout my stay. The room was clean and fresh, with the room well made-up each day with new toiletries. The breakfast was great with slight variations each day, with a great selection is of western and Filipino breakfast foods. The pool and gym areas are well kept and stylish and it was rarely busy whilst I was there often having the pool or gym to myself. The pool is situated on the roof with nice evening views over the city. The only downside to the hotel is its location, but the hotel provides a free shuttle service to Ayala mall and will happily flag down a taxi should you wish to travel elsewhere. If you enjoy walking it's possible to walk to Ayala mall in 30 mins, or to the tourist sites such as the cathedral and fort in in 45-60 mins Mango square is about 30 mins by foot. If you are walking be careful crossing the road outside the hotel it can get a little crazy. There are convenience stores and restaurants within 2 mins of the hotel. An unexpected extra was a Christmas gift from the hotel left on the bed on Christmas Eve: a power charger battery for phones and apple products. Overall an amazing hotel, I'll definitely stay again on my return to Cebu.

    5
    « Great Service »

    great service, reasonable price, the room is clean, bed is comfortable, the all the staff work here are very kind, and never ask for tip. it take about 20mins from Mactan Airport. there is McDonald, Starbucks, seven-eleven near by.

    4
    « Good hotel »

    My third stay here,last year i tried a superior room and a bussines room,this time i had 3 nights in a deluxe room room 701,and it was really nice,even bathroom had a tv for laying down in the bathtube and watch movie,,,, Really nice rooftop swimmingpool good view and big room with a nice big bed,staff is nice,breakfast ok, but sad to have to wait every morning for have a table,some days they had breakfast even in the reception area, one night the neighbour room beside me ,,, Japanes or koreans had a party until 5:30, i called the reception 04:00 AM to tell that they was really noisy,but nothing happened they continued to 05:30,,,,,,, :-(,,,,,,, Check out took almost half an hour ,so if you have a plane to catch ,, think about this if this issues had not happen i had give it a 5

    4
    « Not Close to Ayala but Still Convenient »

    I Chose this hotel because the price is affordable and international hotel chain. Check in and check out is flawless. The service is good and everyday there always someone called my room to ensure everything is ok. The breakfast at first day (Friday) is very good, lot of selections, service is warm and the food taste good. however on the second day (Saturday) the selection is not as many as Friday and the food taste just acceptable. On Saturday we have to had the breakfast in the lobby next to elevator not at the restaurant. My Bathroom does not equip with bathtub, the shower pressure is strong enough and overall the bathroom is clean. The location is close with Jolibee, 7-11 and one of the best lechon according to Anthony Bourdain (Zubuchon) Down Side: Ayala is not walking distance (well, you can walk but not recommended). if you want to shop, it's better to stay nearby Ayala.

    4
    « Nice Hotel in Cebu »

    Nice hotel, but disappointed with their booking process. To start with the good, it's a nice location in the heart of Cebu, the rooftop terrace/pool is fab, wifi worked well, and the rooms are bright and modern. All the staff were friendly. When I made my reservation I indicated I had a best western travel card I wanted to redeem as payment. They ignored this, and despite the booking terms saying payment would be when I arrived, they charged my credit card the full amount before arrival and then said they couldn't change anything. Therefore my stay here ended up costing me over 30% more than I had planned for. This put a pretty big damper on my stay.

    5
    « Excellent stay for a short visit in Cebu »

    We chose this hotel because it was centrally located and cheaper than the hotels around Ayala mall. It was not so important for us to be located in the vicinity of any mall since we didn't go to Cebu to shop. The hotel have a swimming pool on their deck floor which is on the 11th floor. Breakfast was buffet and the selection was pretty good. Their bacon did not taste at all so skip it but you can order omelette, your choice of ingredients. It was easy to get a taxi. Just tell the guard at the lobby. You have to allot 10 min waiting time. Cebu traffic is lilke Manila traffic now. We were amazed at how much it has changed since the last time we visited this place some 13 years ago. The room was spacious and bathroom big. We highly recommend this hotel.

    4
    « Very warm and welcoming vibe »

    the rooms are well kept. a classy and very stylish ensemble of furnitures make you feel at home. With a unique offering of a swimming pool on the roof deck, you will see most of the skyline of metro Cebu. Its proximity to the go-to places in Cebu also create an undeniable value added bonus.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    hotel with warm and friendly staff . Nice swimming pool ,awesome breakfast...from hotel 10 mins cab ride to Ayala shopping. Mcdonald , Jollibee , 7 eleven and couples of restaurant just a minute walk from hotel.

    3
    « Disappointed!! »

    After a few attempts at contacting the hotel for a direct rate for 1 person only, they quoted a much dearer rate than through a booking site. I booked through hoteltravel.com and was really looking forward to my stay, as the reviews were so good. The room was clean and large. The bed was large and comfortable with a choice of 2 pillows - one so big your neck would be almost vertical and the other reminded me of a small sack of rice. The small window in the room looked over an iron walkway. For a hotel of that class I expected the curtains to be blackout and to fit the window properly. I asked if this was normal in all rooms and was told yes. Though I would assume that isn't true. The bathroom comes with shampoo, conditioner and the like. The shower is over head and there is another spout. Though it was clean, the mirror looked like it had gum stuck behind it and the shower was stained from years of use. Breakfast which was for 2, was ok. Not a lot of western style options and the pancakes and bacon were cold. You can have hot eggs made to order. Staff were friendly and helpful. The shuttle bus to SM & Ayala mall leaves at 11am and 5pm daily. For some strange reason when you check out you are given a piece of paper to give to the guy at the door - they are approx 3 meters away from each other! The hotel isn't close to anything and I'm at a loss to understand why it has such good reveiws. If I go back to Cebu again I wouldn't stay here.

  • 4
    « Excellent Staff »

    Stayed here for 2 nights and have felt genuine service from the staff. I forgot to let them know in advance that we will be picked up at 5am for our tour, hence won't be able to have our breakfast, but the front desk receptionist had gone out of her way to ensure we could bring something to eat given a very short notice and considering it's very early in the morning. The packed breakfast came with pastries and best tasting hot chocolate! It reminded me of old fashioned Spanish chocolate my grandmother used to make. When we came back, the room was spotless clean as if we haven't used it the previous night. Their housekeeping team definitely did a good job! Had a swim during the night but the deck area's pool lighting is not the best. Its about 4ft deep and just good for dipping as it is quite small to do lap swimming. There is also a gym if you're a buff. The room we had is on the 9th floor which is quiet enough but my brother's room on the 7th (705) is noisy so better wear an earplug if you mind the noise. They could offer airport pick up depending on the availability but its a lot cheaper to just grab a cab from and to the airport and shouldn't cost you more than PHP300 depending on the traffic

    5
    « I Wish We Could Have Stayed Longer »

    We stayed in Cebu City for two nights and one night in Kawasan Badian. Our last night's accommodation was Antel Plus Lex, a fitting culmination to an awesome Cebu weekend tour. The lobby is the envy of other hotels in its category. High ceiling, ample space for waiting guests and floor-to-ceiling glass walls which gives for a more spacious feel seeing the busy intersection outside. The rooms have this classic feel. You know that this hotel has been here for a while but it holds a dignity of being well subscribed yet well kept. The furnishing inside you know are expensive the shower I love. 5-star hotel feel. Sophistication, details, comfort. All here. The cable tv I don't like so much though because it was not the clear it felt like watching over antenna tv. Also the elevator I find a bit unresponsive. Other than these very minor details I have no more issues. The pool at the rooftop is love. I thought the concrete accent above the pool looks disturbing but in reality gives the poolside area a majestic feel. You feel more protected from the sun or any flying object since the area is not completely exposed. A gym with a floor-to-ceiling walls adds dimension to this rooftop amenity. There was a party the night of our stay so we were not able to take a dip but the view from here either night or day is indeed lovely. The hotel is located very near Fuente Osmeña which means it is smacked in a happening district, the more old district of Cebu City. If you are for modern pursuits, Ayala Business District is only a few minutes by cab. Also noticed many new stores and dining spots blocks away from Lex. Oh, the restaurant, although a little constrained in space punches above its weight. A diverse mix of food offering all delectable. We enjoyed our stay at Lex, my only wish is that we could have stayed longer.

    4
    « Cebu sidetrip 6 nights »

    Hotel is a 150 peso cab ride to Ayala Mall or the hotel runs a free shuttle 2x a day. We visited Ayala almost daily for restaurants, movies, and light shopping. Great mall, better than most in the U.S. We had 3 deluxe rooms. Roomy, comfy beds, 24 hour room service,ok wifi, excellent staff all around, nice rooftop pool with bar and food, excellent morning breakfast included,walk to some restaurants and coffee places. Down side, noisy street outside.Big downside for me was I booked through the hotels reservation dept.and got charged almost double if I had booked online.They did change it for me after I complained to the front desk. I still had to pay the high price for the first night. Be careful there.... We'd stay there again.

    5
    « Our Second home, Best Service and great deluxe room! »

    We have stayed here on two separate occasions already (2013 and 2014).. -bed and pillows was super comfy -wifi was fast -superb view -spacious room -efficient work desk and chair -proximity to many establishments -quick in room service -checkin and checkout? a breeze -good buffet breakfast spread -friendly chef who granted my hubby's request It's like. . We've booked BestLex every year that we visit Cebu! and on those times, they never failed us =) So, next month Dec 2015, we'll be back and will be staying for 17 nights, I guess =) Can't wait. See you BestLex!

    5
    « Excellent »

    Right from the word go this hotel is perfect with staffs, excellent with amneties and location. An awesome property...been stayed many times. Very much adorable staffs. Wi-Fi is improved from before as it was not so good. But now that also been sorted out..

    3
    « Slipping a Bit »

    Second stay at his property, conveniently located in the Capitol area a short cab ride from the big malls. Corner room was bright and comfortable. The rooftop pool is really nice for a smallish pool and the staff (throughout) are a pleasure. The problems: wi-fi was just terrible, with slow speeds and numerous dropped connections making it nearly impossible to make an airline reservation, for instance. This inferior internet experience is not attributable to the city overall, because the nearby Marriott has much superior internet service with no dropped connections. Another big disappointment was the restaurant, which I quite liked during my previous stay but has slipped badly since. All in all, even given the benefits accruing to me as a BW Diamond member, I'll not likely return. I've found the Quest and the Marriott to have superior food and superior locations.

    3
    « misunderstanding, miscommunications »

    i booked my reservation through online about a month before the trip. when the day for the reservation came and we tried to check in past their check in time, the front desk clerk told me that the K room that i booked wasn't available. the clerk asked if it was okay for my partner and i to switch to a smaller bed type or they can put two beds together. i asked how it was possible for the K room to not be available when they've already charged my card for it, he couldnt answer my question. i told him to go ahead and put two beds together and he spoke with somebody over the radio for it and told us to wait. so we waited, he called us back up to the front desk and told us our room was ready and the staff can take our things for us. seconds later, he apologized and let us know that they were preparing the wrong room and asked us to wait again. by that time, i was already frustrated. coming from america, i was very tired and it was upsetting that the check in process took more time than it should have. finally when check in was done and we got to the room, the bedroom and bathroom were clean, ac didnt work so well. we were just tired so we werent so picky with everything and it was only for one night. the next day came and we were trying to check out, even check out took awhile and we had some place to be. we were just ready to leave. i advise better communication between the staff? place was clean so that was good.

    3
    « Poor Coordination »

    We booked 4 rooms and stayed for almost 2 weeks. We experienced how poor the "coordination" of staffs including the Manager; we advised the Manager that we're going to extend our stay for another night and he said "OK, noted" but on the following day we were still transferred to other room by the staffs, worst they transferred us in the smoking area floor. Their reason 1) we did not notify them that we're going to extend; 2) our room will be used by the APEC Summit delegates who booked online; and 3) we just have to wait for the Manager (arriving at 10PM shift) to clear things out. But was the sense of notifying the Manager and approving our extend when they will just transfer us just to accommodate the delagates? If only there was a proper coordination.

    3
    « Hotel very nice but restaurant poor »

    The rooms and service at this hotel are excellent but the restaurant is poor. It is too small for the number of people staying in the hotel so much so that tables spill out into the lobby. It says its an international restaurant but this is not the case. The bellboys and reception staff are fantastic. I will definitely stay there again BUT eat outside which is not a problem in Cebu.

    4
    « Courteous staff and excellent service »

    Booked 3 days business room. We flew in at 1am and we're allowed to hang out at the lobby with complimentary coffee and tea before heading off to simala shrine at 5am. We came back and check in was a breeze and our luggage already in our room. Daily buffet breakfast was superb and staff were very attentive. Good location. Comfortable stay and definitely will be coming back.

  • 5
    « second time there »

    stayed there in april and wrote a review titled WONT BOTHER STAYING ANYWHERE ELSE and that still holds true. Miss Rona and her staff took great care of me. I really cant say enough about the place, in is central to everything in the city, it has a great breakfast buffet include in the stay and the pool on the roof is amazing. if you find yourself in need of in formation of any kind(ferry, bus, shops or anything else) the staff will find it for you. if you've stayed in Cebu city before you know there are 2 things that are at the top of the list when searching for a hotel. cleanliness and the shower while considering the cost. the hotel was spotless and DAMN the showers were the best!!! $80 U.S. booked through booking.com. However, if your smart you might take the time to email their reservation team(care of Miss Rona) and see if she will improve on that price. shhh, I din't suggest that

    5
    « Luxury »

    Enjoy this hotel very much . Staff are friendly & service was very good . Location to main areas excellent . Highly recommend this as a place to stay . Room & shower where top class . Roof pool was an attraction & Friday /Saturday a grill is located on pool level

    5
    « We'll be Back »

    It was our first hotel experience as a family (with my wife and son). It's sad that we stayed only for a very short time at the hotel. Room ambiance is relaxing. Best part was the pool. My son totally enjoyed swimming.

    5
    « 5 Star Rooms »

    Our stay, over all, was very pleasant. It is very good value for money because of the very good experience in almost all aspects of the hotel. 1. Room. This is what I loved most, a five star feel in a three star hotel. While the lobby and building is very unassuming, its rooms boast of complete, modern amenities to ensure one's comfort. The king bed is California King sized. I know because it fits me and my husband plus our kid. The regular kung doesn't fit us all. To make us more comfy, they offered to give us an extra bed free of charge. That's because I booked online and asked for twin beds put together however they only had King bedrooms left. Indeed a pleasant surprise. By complete I mean heavy robes, terry slippers, huge bathroom, nice lighting, hair dryer, premium quality toiletries, work desk, among others. 2. Pool. The attendant is very attentive. First he offered floaters for my little boy. I also notice that he stands up and goes near the pool to look at my boy when I take a quick lap to the other end. Very warm and ensuring. 3. Overall service. Everyone is very courteous. Also they always look after the guests safety and comfort. Door man for example not only escorts us upon alighting a cab. He inspects the cab with his flashlight to make sure nothing is left. The shuttle service to mall is very comfortable. The driver is likewise very courteous. Lastly, their housekeeping. One night my son threw up on our bed and on all the new towels delivered to us that night. I was apologizing for the inconvenience and he constantly assured that it is not an inconvenience at all. He changed all the beddings, replaced all towels. What strikes me what the constant reassurance he gave me that everything is fine and that he is very happy to help out at midnight. 4. Breakfast buffet. Their restaurant is small and cramped but the tables are comfortable. Also they have a good spread. I particularly liked all their soups -- cream of broccoli that's so full of broccoli. 5. Location. It is in the middle of the Ayala Commercial District and the F. Osmena area. Which makes is an okay location. Traffic is always very heavy though. Nonetheless, it is very near the Capitol Commercial and Escario Commercial area (right beside) so the night spots are quite near. 6. Price. If you don't avail online booking their price will be almost close to Marriott's. So make sure to book online for the huge discount and good value for money.

    4
    « had a great stay. »

    We had a great stay, verg nice overlooking view. Sadly was the pool in that moment in maintenance. The breakfast was great. Helpfull and friendly staff. We didnt hear much of the noises from outside, so it was a comfort stay.

    5
    « Great stay »

    We loved this hotel. 5 star quality at a reasonable price. Wonderfully comfortable bed and pillows. Nice large rooms. Nice rooftop pool and outdoor lounge. Breakfast is not huge but plenty of delicious options. Great staff. Everything was perfect for us here.

    5
    « Highly recommended »

    We arrived at 5 AM after a very long flight, and the staff was extremely helpful, friendly, and welcoming. Stayed in a Delux room on the 3rd floor. We were originally warned that the 3rd floor might be a bit noisy, but we didn't find this to be the case at all. In any case, the rooms are quite large, very clean, and the showers have excellent water pressure and hot water (something which many hotels in the Philippines lack). The bathroom also has a nice hot tub with a TV, which is the perfect way to relax after a long flight The pool upstairs is also very nice and has a great view of the city. Overall, it is a great hotel to stay at in Cebu, especially for the price.

    4
    « Consistent Quality »

    Having just completed our second stay at The Lex in a year we are impressed with the consistent quality of service, ammenities and cleanliness. Our rooms (Business Suites) have been of a good size to be able to spread out during our two week stays & room staff do a great job in ensuring that we always came back to a well presented room at the end of the day. We will return to The Lex as it is very good value for money, it is well located for shopping and restaurants, we love the rooftop pool area and we know what we will get with our stay:consistent quality.

 

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·From: Mactan Airport. Head southwest on Alley Berdin Sr. Road toward Pajac-Maribago Road. Turn right on Maximo V. Patalinghug Jr. Avenue. Continue to Osmena Bridge. Continue to A. C. Cortes Avenue. Turn right onto S. B. Cabahug. Sharp left onto M. C. Briones Street. Continue to M. C. Briones Street. Continue onto Lopez Jaena Street. Continue onto M. J. Cuenco Avenue. Turn right onto General Arcadio Maxilom Avenue. Slight right onto Gorordo Avenue. Turn left on north Escario Street. Drive straight onto north Escario Street. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Lex Cebu is on your right. ·From: Cebu Port Authority. Turn right on Sergio Osmena Boulevard. Turn right onto Juan Luna Avenue Extension. Turn left ...

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