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Express Inn Cebu Mabolo

"Location is accessible to Malls and other interesting places in the city."

Jemson - May 21, 2018
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Express Inn Cebu Mabolo

M.J. Cuenco Avenue corner Pope John Paul II, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
Property highlights
Front desk [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Temple of Leah
Within 550 m of property
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Popular landmarks
SM City Cebu 440 m
Cebu Trade Hall 460 m
Temple of Leah 550 m
Sugbo Mercado 550 m
Sirao Flower Garden 550 m
Chinabank 770 m
Assi Mart 860 m
Consulate of Japan 860 m
Landers Superstore Cebu 930 m
SM Hypermarket Parking 970 m
Nearby landmarks
Temple of Leah 550 m
Casa Gorordo Museum 1.96 km
Yap Sandiego Ancestral House 2.08 km
Fort San Pedro 2.61 km
Basilica De Sto. Nino 2.64 km
Colon Street 2.64 km
Magellan's Cross 2.73 km
Taoist Temple 3.71 km
Tops Lookout 7.91 km
7.9

Very good

Location rating score

980 meters from city center

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Steamroom

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money7.2
Distance to city center2Km
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportMactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB)
Distance to airport7.1 km

Rooms available at Express Inn Cebu Mabolo

Superior Twin
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 single beds
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Superior Double
Superior Double
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 double bed
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
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              Frequently asked questions

              What time is check-in and check-out at Express Inn Cebu Mabolo?

              Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.

              How do I get to Express Inn Cebu Mabolo?

              For those who wish to drive their own cars, Express Inn Cebu Mabolo has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

              What is the smoking policy at Express Inn Cebu Mabolo?

              Express Inn Cebu Mabolo does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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              What people love about Express Inn Cebu Mabolo

              • 8.8
                Excellent

                "Express inn Mabolo is a nice hotel to stay at."

                Earvin

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                March 29, 2019

              • 8.0
                Very good
                Staff 

                "Staffs are corteous and well trained."

                Jemson

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                May 21, 2018

              • 8.0
                Very good
                Cleanliness

                "Relatively clean rooms."

                Greg

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                January 6, 2020

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              19 sqm.
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              6.6/10
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              Overall rating:
              6.8
              Good
              2,115 reviews
              Cleanliness
              6.5
              Facilities
              5.9
              Location
              7.9
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              What travelers say they love:
              There are convenience stores and restaurants nearby.
              Dexter from Philippines
              Business traveler
              More about Express Inn Cebu Mabolo

              More about Express Inn Cebu Mabolo

              Well-placed in the shopping, nightlife, restaurants area of Cebu city, Express Inn - Cebu provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. The excitement of the city center is only 2Km away. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to SM City Cebu, Carmelite Monastery Cebu City, Cebu Business Park.

              Express Inn - Cebu offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

              Step into one of 84 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, slippers, separate living room, internet access – wireless, non smoking rooms which can be found in some rooms. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the spa, massage. Whatever your purpose of visit, Express Inn - Cebu is an excellent choice for your stay in Cebu.

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              Most talked about facilities

              Breakfast
              87 mentions
              Housekeeping
              69 mentions
              Internet
              54 mentions
              Food & Dining
              16 mentions

              What they offer

              7.6
              Very good

              "Pros are convenient, cheaper, fast processing."

              Blenda

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              November 29, 2018

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              Nearest essentials

              Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
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              Food and dining

              Breakfast options

              Continental

              Restaurants on site

              Sammy's cafe
              Menu:Buffet

              Nearby restaurants

              Filipino cuisine
              Filipino cuisine
              Simply J's Cafe & Restaurant
              1.6 km Filipino, Italian
              Muvanz Pocherohan and Seafood
              2.3 km Filipino, Seafood
              American cuisine
              American cuisine
              Dunkin' Donuts
              490 m American, Fast food
              KFC
              490 m American, Fast food, Halal
              Feria
              750 m American, Asian, Chinese
              Asian cuisine
              Asian cuisine
              Harbour City Dimsum
              300 m Asian, Chinese
              Neo Neo's Grill House
              430 m Asian, Filipino
              Chowking
              490 m Asian, Chinese, Fast food

              What's nearby

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              Reviews of Express Inn Cebu Mabolo from real guests

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              Agoda Reviews (2115)Booking.com Reviews (106)
              Cleanliness6.5
              Facilities5.9
              Location7.9
              Room comfort and quality6.6
              Service6.9
              Value for money7.2
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              <6 Below Expectation (456)
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              9.0
              Exceptional
              Cynthia from Philippines
              Business traveler
              Superior Double
              Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

              A Pleasant Stay for the Budget-Conscious”

              New and clean, walkable distance from SM

              I booked a two night's stay here (double room w/ ensuite), breakfast included. A reasonable rate for Cebu, and worth it since I booked on such short notice. Despite the name, Express Inn is less of an inn and more of a hotel. The helpful staff tells me they have only been open for less than a year, so everything was pleasantly new and very clean. My room was reasonably spacious, the bed was comfortable, and the bathroom even had a rainshower head. It is a budget hotel though, and it comes with the usual cons like having really small and cheap toiletries, and you had to hang a sign on the door of your room if you want to have it cleaned, otherwise the housekeeping wouldn't bother. Nevertheless, I'm glad a lot of comfortable and efficient budget hotels like this are becoming more popular, and Express Inn is no exception. Plus, the location was good, near a lot of cheap eateries and a walkable distance from SM. All in all, a highly recommended stay for the budget-conscious traveler.

              Reviewed February 18, 2013
              8.8
              Excellent
              Shelda from Philippines
              Family with young children
              Family Room
              Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

              A satisfying 3 night stay in Cebu City”

              Express Inn - Cebu is a child friendly and the best family budget hotel in Cebu City. We stayed here with my 6 year old niece and 70 year old father. SM City Cebu is just walking distance from the hotel. A convenience store is just one elevator ride down. Breakfast is good. Hailing a taxi is not a problem in the area. I will definitely book again here sometime soon .

              Reviewed June 03, 2018
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Ken from United States
              Solo traveler
              Superior Double
              Stayed 7 nights in May 2017

              Stayed again....still a good place.....”

              This is my third stay in as many years, so you know the review will be positive. I still love the location as not only is it within walking distance of the SM Cebu mall, but (by taxi or jeepney), close to other outlaying areas. The room is simple.....but comfortable. Bring earplugs (as you should for any Philippine larger city). Staff is friendly...both cleaning and front desk. One negative....the free breakfast menu is not as open as previous visits....it is restricted depending on the day. One positive.....there is now a massage business above the hotel and a full body massage for only 100p (about 2 USD), had me going every day. I would not hesitate to book here my next travel to Cebu.

              Reviewed May 22, 2017
              9.0
              Exceptional
              Ken from United States
              Couple
              Family Room
              Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

              2nd time around a little better”

              room , location to mall , shower

              We stayed at the Express upon our arrival and now for our departure point. I was only semi satisfied last time, but this time it was a little better. First time we were on the 5th floor and the room as just ok. This time on the 4th, right below our previous room and it was nicer and looked updated slightly. The A/C was better and the shower worked better. As mentioned in my previous review, the location to the mall is the key for a quick stay over between flights. After a so-so meal experience, we ate at the mall for lunch and dinner. It is a three block car polluted walk, but once inside the mall it is fresh and clean. Breakfast at the Express Inn was THEIR choice, not ours unless we paid 40 pesos(~$1 USD)more for a minor change. Front desk was nice but not overwhelming. Again, recommend for a one or two night stay over. Airport to hotel is about 180p (~$4 USD) and to the North Bus terminal about 90 pesos (~$2 USD).

              Reviewed February 22, 2015
              9.3
              Exceptional
              Pauline from Australia
              Couple
              Superior Double
              Stayed 1 night in October 2012

              clean, new business budget hotel ”

              1 block from sm city mall, large tv with cable and very good wifi in room

              our favorite hotel in cebu city, we will definitely come again. rooms fronting main road are noisy all night, so we were moved to a room at back of building, and found it quiet and very comfortable. staff are nice, speak good english, are very well trained in hotel service, and make a point to remember your name. in all a professionally run budget hotel, no frills but very pleasant to stay to explore cebu city.

              Reviewed October 13, 2012
              8.0
              Excellent
              mark from Philippines
              Couple
              Superior Twin
              Stayed 1 night in April 2018

              This was the fastest internet I saw in my Cebu travels (6 hotels total)”

              Internet is terrible in the Phils, right? I ran constant speed tests during my trips, this hotel averaged 10 MBPS down and 8 up, while other hotels had download speeds of about .5, 1.5, 1 .75 and 0 (out of service) MBPS. BTW, the Express Inn on Mactan Island is one of these slow speeds, so I am just recommending THIS location, NOT the Mactan location. Other than that, the hotel was a slight grade above the others generally, but this was the only budget type hotel I found that seemed to understand the importance of investing in a decent connection for the modern traveler. Very close to Cebu SM Mall, though I liked APM Mall better for low prices, across from SM Mall. Tried a $3 all you can eat next to the APM Mall, (up the escalator, you will see NY Pizza downstairs in the same complex), which runs that low price from about 2:45 til 5, very good. Street in front of the hotel is quite noisy late at night from the hollering jeepney touts. Aircon was fine, breakfast was okay.

              Reviewed April 20, 2018
              10.0
              Exceptional
              james from United States
              Couple
              Superior Double
              Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

              Was excellent--5 star service”

              Was a great experience! After looking at many reviews was a little apprehensive, but found the negativity was unfounded! Express Inn in Cebu is clean and the staff is wonderful!

              Reviewed April 14, 2017

              Dear James, Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your comments are very much valued. We appreciate your comments regarding our customer service,and we are pleased that you found value and hospitality during your stay. Thank you for staying with us, and we look forward to serve you again.. Best regards, Express Inn Cebu

              Responded May 11, 2017
              Express Inn Cebu Mabolo
              9.2
              Exceptional
              Mae from Philippines
              Group
              Family Room
              Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

              Value for money”

              Stayed here during the Cebu Marathon 2016/Sinulog 2016. It was my first time in Cebu and it's a good hotel for an afforadable price. Great location, breakfast was okay, good communication skills of the staff, spacious room. They don't have water heater in the CR so you might want to turn off the AC so you won't get cold after a bath. We loved the spa center on the upper floor of their building that offered a full body massage for 100 pesos!

              Reviewed July 13, 2017
              8.0
              Excellent
              Cynthia from Philippines
              Business traveler
              Superior Double
              Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

              Great Budget Stay”

              Location, Affordable Rates, Cleanliness

              My previous review dated February 17, 2013 already has listed the usual pros and cons of this budget hotel. I would highly recommend Express Inn, except for a very important security issue in the rooms. The problem is that all the rooms lacked deadbolts, which made me feel very unsafe, especially since I was traveling alone at that time. While I was about to talk to the manager in the lobby, the other guests told me that a lot of them had already complained about the lack of deadbolts, to no avail. When I reported this to the manager, her illogical reply was that the lack of deadbolts were a precaution against suicides, so that in the (unlikely) event someone were to commit suicide there, the staff would be able to get to them quickly. The manager said all this in a very condescending tone, and didn't even consider the number of guests who might (rightfully) disagree with her reasoning and lack of sound judgment. I'd just like to add that if someone did happen to kill themselves in their room, the hotel wouldn't be held liable. However, if someone were to break into my room with utmost ease beacause of the lack of deadbolts, steal my stuff and then kill me, of course the hotel would be held liable because of their lack of basic security measures. I sincerely hope Express Inn will soon install deadbolts, because this is a simple but vital security measure that I believe all hotels should employ for the safety and peace of mind of their guests.

              Reviewed March 30, 2013
              8.0
              Excellent
              Anne from Philippines
              Family with young children
              Superior Double
              Stayed 1 night in January 2020

              With great potential but the management should pay extra attention to cleanliness!”

              It is our first time to stay at Express Inn Mabolo, the hotel is accessible to everything which is really good. They allowed us to check-in on our arrival which was about 12 noon so it's another plus point for them. My only concern is the cleanliness, at around 9 pm when we came back from dinner, our room is full of small cockroaches. After informing them they moved us to the other room. In general, the hotel has great potential but the management should pay extra attention to cleanliness and fumigation. We were informed that the reason is due to the garbage not collected for over a month. If they can seriously pay attention to this issue then we will definitely stay there again. Until then we will look for another alternative for our next trip.

              Reviewed January 07, 2020
              10.0
              Exceptional
              CINZIA from Italy
              Business traveler
              Superior Double
              Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

              living room”

              location, staff, cleanliness

              hotels and 'ideally located for the city' cebu '. Inside is there restaurant with ok food at great prices .A feet 4 minutes walk away and there is' the SM mall and other shopping centers on the other hand, a few km from Ayala Center, White pizzeria just 50 meters, Santo Nino Basilica 3 km. Under the structure and 'a pharmacy and chicken and fish barbecue Andoks .hotel very clean and 5 star service! e'

              Reviewed March 10, 2016
              8.4
              Excellent
              Geoffrey from Philippines
              Solo traveler
              Superior Double
              Stayed 1 night in July 2017

              I always love Express Inn! ”

              I love Express Inn Cebu since it's located near SM Cebu and very accessible. What's minus in this hotel is the toilet/comfort room, they don't have bidet. Suggest to the management to add bidet . ☺️☺️☺️

              Reviewed July 06, 2017
              9.0
              Exceptional
              Ivan from Philippines
              Business traveler
              Superior Double
              Stayed 4 nights in November 2012

              Great low-cost to mid-range place to stay”

              good-sized room, nice location (short walk from SM Cebu; other commercial centers accessible), courteous people

              For the price range, the room was big; enough for two adults actually. Service was courteous and always with a smile. The breakfast was ok: a sandwich meal that you could upgrade for a low price of PhP40 to a rice-and-viand meal. I didn't really try the sandwich meal since I'm more of a rice person but the food was worth it; I'm also not so much a breakfast person so take this with a grain of salt The place was also located beside a convenience store, a local fastfood chain (Andok's). The local mall (SM Cebu) is a brief walk away, about two blocks. Other commercial centers are easily accessible either by mass transit (the local jeepneys) or by cab.

              Reviewed November 26, 2012
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Natalia from New Zealand
              Couple
              Superior Double
              Stayed 1 night in November 2018

              Great for a quick stay! ”

              We only stayed here one night as we missed our boat to Bohol due to a flight being delayed. The room was reasonable and very simple. The shower had great water pressure and the wifi/aircon worked perfectly. If your wanting to stay somewhere long term in Cebu city I would look elsewhere preferable for somewhere with a pool as it’s quite hot and muggy. Great accommodation for only a night or two!

              Reviewed January 26, 2019
              8.0
              Excellent
              Dirk from Philippines
              Couple
              Superior Double
              Stayed 1 night in August 2016

              Nice inn near SM Cebu ”

              The price I got for the last minute deal was great, aside that this inn is stragetically situated in downtown cebu, it comes with free breakfast. The room was clean but no rag inside if you request theres a extra charge. The front desk doesnt allow early check-in though the next day we will check out early in the morning to catch our flight. Plus dont choose rooms facing the street, thats street is super busy and noisy at night. 👍: clean room, water pressure, breakfast, elevator & full bars 4G signal (Smart network) 👎: no rag, no remote control, & noisy aircondition unit

              Reviewed August 31, 2016
              7.3
              Very good
              armida from Philippines
              Family with young children
              Family Room
              Stayed 1 night in January 2015

              the hotel livea up to its 3 star status”

              buffet breakfast, location and nothing much more to say

              Express Inn Cebu is ideally located for a family traveller like us. It is at the crossroad of everywhere in Cebu City - from shopping centers, to uptown and downtown area, even to the airport or pier. Buffet breakfast is good. The rooms are clean, the beds well kept. The downsides are 1) the hallways are dimly lit; 2) the staff do not respond to email queries prior to our arrival; 3) small windows not proportionate to room size; 4) single elevator to cater all guests.

              Reviewed February 14, 2015
              8.8
              Excellent
              Earvin from Philippines
              Solo traveler
              Superior Double
              Stayed 1 night in March 2019

              A nice hotel to stay”

              Express inn Mabolo is a nice hotel to stay at. The rooms are clean, staff are okay and it is very near to places you’d like to Go to.

              Reviewed March 29, 2019
              8.4
              Excellent
              Gerry from Australia
              Solo traveler
              Superior Double
              Stayed 1 night in December 2016

              Great location, excellent staff, crap Air Con”

              arrived more than 3 hours early for check-in, staff were more than helpful for giving me Wi-Fi access to kill the time. only stayed overnight, & that['s what it almost bearable. Had it been more than 1 night, I would've left 3 hours into my stay because the air conditioning wasn't up to scratch. as soon as I entered the room, I had left the AC running for 2 & a half hours & the room was barely cool, but comfortable enough. it would blow cold air for 10 minutes, then blow non-air conditioned air (Fan setting) for another 10 minutes, making the first 10 minutes of cold air useless. in the heat of Cebu city, air conditioning should at least be working. the AC in reception was working far better & had I the choice, I would've slept in one of the chairs there instead.

              Reviewed January 03, 2017
              9.2
              Exceptional
              Henri from Philippines
              Solo traveler
              Superior Double
              Stayed 1 night in January 2020

              Good location at an affordable price”

              The location is near SM City Cebu and Rose Pharmacy is in the same building which operates 24hrs. When I arrived, the telephone was defective and there's no towel however they were prompt in fixing the phone and giving me towels when I complained about it. Free breakfast portion is too small. Need to increase the food choices or increase the food portions.

              Reviewed January 08, 2020
              8.7
              Excellent
              david from United States
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

              Great deal in Cebu City”

              Upgraded, AC, clean, close to food and jeepneys and mall

              For the price, this is definitely the best deal in Cebu. Its clean, upgraded with flat screen TV, close to the mall and food, and on a major jeepney route so getting around town is easy. The hot water wasnt working there but hopefully thats just a temporary thing. The free breakfast was decent. Its meat, eggs, and bread/rice.

              Reviewed August 31, 2012
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