I am from the Philippines, I work for a multinational company, I love to travel.
Elmar was the perfect host and made us feel very welcome. He went out of his way to assist us during our stay. You could not ask for more from a host.
- Good location almost halfway between two main malls in Cebu, Ayala and SM
- A great host. very friendly and helpful and always just a text message away from you.
- Very clean and nicely furnished studio/one bedder
- You get twice cleaning each week, NOT a given when you stay somewhere through Airbnb and it's done at your convenience and time of choice
-FULLY equipped kitchen !
- I would have only one complain and it's about the noise you get in the bedroom. From early morning you get lots of noise from dogs and roosters to cars and even a noisy fitness group exercising with a megaphone! I ended up sleeping on the couch in the living room on the couch most of the time which was quite comfy actually.
Overall a positive experience and recommended.
This condo is clean, organized and in excellent location. Elmar and his wife Queenie is a great host. They assist us very well and they are also very patient and understanding with there guest. I highly recommend this place. Definitely this will not be our last stay in there unit.
This unit was perfect for so many reasons. First were the owners. Even before I arrived they took a special request from me and ordered an additional cable channel so I could watch sports from the US during my two month stay. It was already activated when I arrived. The unit was also stocked with snacks, water, and toiletries on arrival so there was no need to immediately purchase them which was a nice touch.
The location is perfect. Having the pharmacy and the 7-11(24 hours) right downstairs was great for us and our infant. Taxis are very easy to get there and never once an argument for them to use the meter unlike when we stayed in Mactan several times before.
The condo itself is small but very cozy. You could here voices and doors open and close from outside the door briefly at times but the walls seemed completely soundproof. This was a relief to me since our infant can be very loud at times. Both myself and my wife found the bed to be very comfortable. The water pressure in the shower was also very nice in contrast to some other places I have stayed.
The condo grounds were also very nice. The pool is actually bigger than it looks in some of the pictures where it seems so skinny. They do have a strange rule that you have to wear a swimming cap in the pool, but I never did and was not bothered about it. The grounds staff and security were all very pleasant and professional, even refusing a tip for helping us to load our luggage.
All in all a great place to stay.
Elmar was a great host. His place in Cebu is in a great location that is central to many places. We had a great time touring the city and checking out nearby Bohol. Elmar's place is very nice with all appliances, cooking utensils, water bottles, etc that Elmar leaves with you. Great stay!
This is a superbly located Condo. A 10-12 minute stroll to SM Mall, depending on how easy it was to cross the 2 major roads. The Jeepneys were always easy to find to Ayala Mall and it was around a ten minute ride. The building has good 24 hour security and the guards soon knew our names.
Very good TV with lots of TV channels and the Broadband was a reasonable speed with a reliable connection.
Elmars wife Queenie was flexible and always happy to fit in with our plans for cleaning and changing the sheets/towels.
The kitchen had lots of equipment and many useful things like salt, etc. There was a very nice complimentary welcome basket with water, tea, coffee, local candies, etc.
As we stayed for a month, we were really looking to do a lot of cooking in the condo, but found this impractical with only one electric ring and limited work space. However, there is a rice cooker provided and if you're not lloking to cook a lot, you should bear with it.
We can recommend a restaurant called Carlitos on the complex. However, we found that the food was always better there when Brian was the chef.
We did find the apartment a little warm outside of the bedroom. Although a good fan was provided, we found that we were overheating.
One word best to describe this booking.
Perfect place to have a comfortable stay in Cebu City. Thank you Elmar and Queenie for accomodating our stay and being the perfect hosts. Thank you also all the friendly guards, who always greeted us when we coming and going. The unit, the entertainment systems. kitchen amenities, aircon and the hot shower system and being so close to the shopping centres was just perfect and spot on for those looking for a great stay in Cebu. Very much high recommended and would love to book this place again when time comes I come back to Cebu City. Thanks again Elmar and Queenie.
Very Nice Condo and excellent customer service. Any questions or issues that I had were taken care of immediately. Very professional, clean and excellent location. Right around from SM Mall and very close to all the activities I wanted to do. Elmar, his wife, brother and staff are very friendly and nice people. I truly look forward to spending more time in Cebu and getting to know the rest of the staff and family.
Everything that has been mentioned in other reviews is right on! Elmar is a great host. Communication, beginning weeks before my arrival was quick and concise. Directions and instructions were clear, and the unit was spotless. He stayed in SMS contact the entire time if I needed something, but I never felt like he was hovering...it was perfect!
The unit is in an extremely convenient location, if you are interested in museums and shopping; I did both. But, if you do not want to leave the complex, you do not need to, because there is a laundry, pharmacy, convenience store, coffee shop, and several restaurants all on the premises. The pool area is clean and attractive.
I would rent from Elmar any time. In fact, I am hopeful he gets a unit in Manila so that I can use it when my business appointments take me there. Thanks, Elmar!
I stayed at the condo in Mabolo in Cebu City for a period of 2 weeks. On arrival I was met by Elmar and his wife. Both were very friendly and helpful. The place as very neat and tidy and weel setup. Lots of complementary things were there as well.
There is a laundry shop nearby which charges 145 peso for 5 kgs to wash and press and takes 3 days. You can pay more and get it done quicker if you like.
There is also a convenience/pharmacy store nearby for water, drinks, snacks and personal things. A few places to eat as well. Its set back from a busy road by about 60 meters and has guards at all times and is very safe.
In order to get a taxi you just can walk to the front and put your hand out and get one very quickly.
I walked to Ayala Mall a few times and its about a 12 minute walk. I think its ok in the day time but of a night might not be so safe. 60 to 70 pesos ride to Ayala Mall or Sm Mall if you like.
I did not ride a jeepney but for longer term stays that would be a good option.
The wifi in the condo worked well (email hidden) and sound system setup. Air con worked well and full kitchen and a nice big fridge with 2 freezer compartments.
It is cleaned every 2nd day. just text when you go out and its done when your out. Very convenient and easy.
I would thoroughly recommend anyone to stay there and feel its very good value for money and the area is central and very handy.
Elmar and his wife are very very nice and understanding and the building is very safe and well maintained and quiet.