Palm Grass Hotel

68 JUNQUERA STREET, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000 - See map
3-star Hotel
Free Wi-Fi
8.0
Excellent
/10
(800 reviews)See what guests said
Housekeeping43
Breakfast16
Food & Dining8
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Palm Grass Hotel

"The room was very clean and we really liked the interior design of the hotel."

Davor - March 16, 2020

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Popular landmarks
Colon Street 210 m
Yap Sandiego Ancestral House 450 m
Casa Gorordo Museum 580 m
Magellan's Cross 590 m
Basilica De Sto. Nino 600 m
Fort San Pedro 860 m
Ayala Center Cebu 2.18 km
Temple of Leah 2.4 km
Taoist Temple 4.19 km
Tops Lookout 7.16 km
Nearby landmarks
Dok Alternatibo 90 m
University of the Visayas - Colon Campus 180 m
University of the Visayas 180 m
Colon Street 210 m
Parian District 250 m
University of San Carlos Museum 270 m
Jose R. Gullas Halad Museum 270 m
Santo Rosario Parish Church 300 m
Cebu Heritage Monument 410 m
Heritage of Cebu Monument 420 m
8.0

Very good

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Temperature check for guests and staff
Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Property highlightsRead all 800 reviews
Excellent service
8.4 rating for service
Excellent cleanliness
8.1 rating for cleanliness
Fantastic breakfast
76% positive mentions
Very good facilities on premise
7.5 facilities on premise

Was convenient for us because it's close to Cosmopolitan Funeral homes so it's good for a shower and a few winks of sleep.

Kelly | January 27, 2020

We enjoyed every night on the rooftop terrasse drinking fresh cocktails (really reasonable prices).

Davor | March 16, 2020

Good value hotel, very convenient location to walk to main sights of interest in Cebu.

Jane | March 2, 2020

When I checked in, I was very surprised to see how clean and good the ambience was .

Ruth | August 23, 2019

The room was very well updated, quite nice actually, even though quite small also.

William | October 30, 2019

Pros: The hotel is in walking distance to some of the mayor attractions of Cebu.

Kerstin | January 30, 2020

  • 770 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Cebu

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money8.1
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportMactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB)
Distance to airport8.9 km

Rooms available at Palm Grass Hotel

Royal Suite
Royal Suite
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  • Room size: 43 m²/463 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed & 1 queen bed & ...
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Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Suite
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Superior Suite
Superior Suite
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Deluxe
Deluxe
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Suite
Standard Suite
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior
Superior
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Double Standard
Double Standard
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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SUITE Royal Suite TWO BEDROOMS
SUITE Royal Suite TWO BEDROOMS
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  • Room size: 43 m²/463 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

Does Palm Grass Hotel offer hand sanitizer?

Hand sanitizer is available at Palm Grass Hotel.

Does Palm Grass Hotel check the temperature of people entering the premises?

Palm Grass Hotel offers temperature checks for staff and guests as a service, but it is not a condition of check in.

What time is check-in and check-out at Palm Grass Hotel?

Check-in is from 2:00 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 property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Palm Grass Hotel?

Palm Grass Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of PHP 1500. Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Palm Grass Hotel has a car park available for guests. Car parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Cebu with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at Palm Grass Hotel?

Palm Grass Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about Palm Grass Hotel

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Location

    "Good location, along public transport, eateries."

    Pablito

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    October 26, 2019

  • 9.2
    Exceptional

    "I love the facilities, the bedroom was so cozy."

    Joseph

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    January 8, 2020

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Great service and good calue for money."

    Alfa R.

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    October 3, 2018

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Room size
30 sqm.
Review score - United States
8.2/10
Service score
8.4/10
Cleanliness score
8.1/10
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Overall rating:
8.0
Excellent
800 reviews
Cleanliness
8.1
Facilities
7.5
Location
8.0
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Really nice hotel just next to the famous Colon Street in Ce...
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More about Palm Grass Hotel

More about Palm Grass Hotel

Palm Grass Hotel, the only heritage hotel in Cebu, offers a unique approach to hospitality. It doesn't simply provide guests with a bed and a place to stay, but it brings them Cebu's history and culture. The seven-storey green hotel gives you the blueprint of Cebu's revolutionary history in the Spanish period - a unique blend of experience as we travel back in time when our heroes offered their lives for the freedom that is being enjoyed today. Preservation of the Cebu cultural heritage and loving mother earth are the hotel's major advocacies. The hotel is named after a local weed and herbal plant, known as agusias or asahas, which grows on barren and unused lands. Just like the humble palm grass, resilient and persistently growing in abundance despite harsh conditions, the hotel aims to become a staunch advocate for the preservation of the Cebuano cultural heritage.

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Most talked about facilities

Breakfast
34 mentions
Housekeeping
22 mentions
Food & Dining
19 mentions
Swimming Pool
10 mentions

What they offer

7.6
Very good

"We liked the roof top bar with its view over the city."

Kerstin

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January 30, 2020

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Continental

Restaurants on site

Kapihan ni Lumaya
Cuisine:Local
Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

Nearby restaurants

Filipino cuisine
Filipino cuisine
Muvanz Pocherohan and Seafood
1.9 km Filipino, Seafood
Simply J's Cafe & Restaurant
2.5 km Filipino, Italian
American cuisine
American cuisine
Fifties Cafe
1.2 km American
Semi-Final Sports Bar
1.4 km American, European, Pizza
Marshall's Irish Pub and Restaurant
1.4 km American, Asian, Bar
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Mang Inasal
190 m Asian, Barbecue, Fast food
Manila Foodshoppe
570 m Asian, Chinese, Filipino
Joilbee
740 m Asian, Fast food

What's nearby

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Reviews of Palm Grass Hotel from real guests

Overall rating
8.0
Excellent
From 800 reviews
8.4Service
8.1Cleanliness
8.0Value for money
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Rating via Agoda8.0
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Cleanliness8.1
Facilities7.5
Location8.0
Service8.4
Value for money8.1
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8-9 Excellent (58)
7-8 Very Good (82)
6-7 Good (34)
<6 Below Expectation (70)
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Mar - May (97)
Jun - Aug (102)
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9.2
Exceptional
Lara from Philippines
Family with teens
Superior
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Hospitality to a T”

My family had a wonderful time here. Although it is located in the old downtown area of Cebu City, with its share of ghastly tales, Palm Grass Hotel keeps it up with an effortless hospitality. It was so consistent; I just knew the staff were trained very well. This is their No 1 asset. As many reviews have pointed out, Palm Grass shares some history in its interiors and it was truly interesting to learn those snippets about Cebu. With moderate pricing, Palm Grass is a steal if you take up the breakfast option, which is a buffet with nice choices. It's one of the things my family enjoyed, along with the roofdeck bar and the sisig. Such a wonderful find in Cebu!

Reviewed April 03, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Michael from Philippines
Couple
Superior
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Outstanding Hotel Value in Cebu!”

Palm Grass is a unique hotel in all aspects of the Cebu hospitality scene: facilities, ambiance, room design, decor and furnishings, staff courtesy and helpfulness, location, price and connection to the heritage of the region. We were impressed with the room size and comfort, the variety and quality of the restaurant offerings (leaning heavily to native specialties), security services and staff attention to all details of our stay. In summary, it would be difficult for any traveler to find disappointment with a stay here, and we will certainly choose Palm Grass Hotel for all our future visits to Cebu.

Reviewed May 08, 2019

Maayong Adlaw Michael! Thank you for staying at Cebu’s only heritage hotel. We are delighted that we managed to make your stay extraordinary and special with the goal of providing the Cebuano hospitality that preserves the local cultural heritage and the passion of preserving Mother Earth. See you soon. Alfon Arbule Front Office Supervisor

Responded May 17, 2019
Palm Grass Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Amalina from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in September 2017

Comfy beds & amazing breakfast dishes!”

Stayed at this hotel on the 4th of September with my partner and had an amazing stay here. The staff were so helpful and friendly and accommodated to our needs immediately. We arrived about 10pm at the property and received a welcoming invite from the reception. Asked for ice from the room and the room service attended to us immediately. The room had a really comfortable bed and very clean bathroom. Perfect end to our trip in Cebu to get a comfortable rest before our flight back home. The free breakfast that came with our room was not a buffet spread but ala carte. However, the choices of food was amazing!. We had a Cebuana type of breakfast instead since when you are in the Philippines, why not right? Will definitely come back here again. Thank you Palm Grass Hotel!

Reviewed September 07, 2017

Dear Amalina, Good Day! Thank you for taking the time to give a review. Your positive review is deeply valued and appreciated. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to serving you again soon!

Responded October 05, 2017
Palm Grass Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Bien from Philippines
Couple
Standard Suite
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Value for Money”

We enjoyed our overnight stay with the hotel and wished we should have stayed more. It went beyond our expectation. We had a peaceful and relaxed sleep. Our only concern was the breakfast. They should have added other breakfast options/choices. Or something that is unique in Cebu. Location is quite good and near to other sites so transportation isn't a problem. All in all, we would definitely recommend staying at Palm Grass Hotel and given a chance, we'll be staying with them again.

Reviewed March 02, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Seth
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Gem of a hotel in a rundown part of the city”

The Palm Grass was a pleasant surprise for me. The room is cozy but has character in the motif of the hotel's appreciation for Cebu history. Unfortunately it is trapped by its own history...the hotel is in the historic down-town area of the city. Despite the shopping, and multiple universities and school within a few blocks, the area outside of the hotel gets a little sketchy for foreign travelers after dark. And you will have to travel by taxi to enjoy the best of Cebu's famous cuisine. The bar on the roof is a great little meet and hang-out place. Very coolly designed. But they play their music a bit to loud to really chat.

Reviewed August 17, 2019
8.0
Excellent
Ruth from Singapore
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Don't judge the hotel by its location:-)”

Palm Grass is located in Junquera St which actually has a "not-so-good" reputation so that's why I had initial thought of booking in this hotel. When I checked in, I was very surprised to see how clean and good the ambience was . The interior of my room was good, with some paintings on the wall and a glimpse of Cebu's history. There was a personal ref and an electric kettle inside too. However it would have been good if the hotel management also provide disposable slippers inside:-) Palm Grass Hotel is a good choice if one's itinerary includes going to Santo Nino Church, Fort San Pedro and neighbouring historical sites. It is just a walking distance to University of San Carlos , Cebu Normal University and University of the Visayas. It is accessible to public transport going to SM City, Ayala Center, Gaisano and many more. Lastly, they have a cafe just infront of the lobby which sells hot chocolate and other desserts at a reasonable price. I t's a good place to meet friends too.

Reviewed August 23, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Jonathan from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Suite
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

Best Stay in Cebu City”

I was a little hesitant booking here based on the limited number of reviews, but I gave it a shot. And now it is my favorite place to stay in Cebu. The rooms are very nice, with a very good aircon, not too hot and not too cold. The restaurant downstairs is also now my favorite place to eat in Cebu, I found myself eating all 3 meals of the day there even though there are lots of other eating options nearby. The rooftop bar is very nice also, very lively and always things going on. Sometimes it can be a little loud in the rooms late into the night bc of the karoake, but I didn't mind that. Walking distance to Super Metro grocery. And most importantly for me the Wifi was excellent. Very strong and very fast. This is the hotel I will choose from now on anytime I need to stay in Cebu, such a great experience.

Reviewed June 03, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Jude from United States
Couple
Deluxe
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Great staff. very clean, nice rooms”

The staff at Grass Palm is fantastic. They go out of their way to help in every way possible. I truly enjoyed staying here for 5 nights with my girlfriend. The rooftop bar and plunge pool make you forget you are in the middle of a traffic choked city. I will stay here again on my next trip to Cebu.

Reviewed May 05, 2018

Thank you for staying with us jude. Looking forward to serve you again.

Responded May 20, 2018
Palm Grass Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
DIANA from Philippines
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

5 stars”

the hotel is fare enough for value, the offer a buffet breakfast and the location is in the city which is 15 mins walking distance to museums and magellan cross and fort san pedro. the hotel has a mini museum too and roofdeck bar that you will see the beauty of cebu city at night with a dancing color jucuzzi and free kareoke if your brave to sing with people around the bar. the room is big and within a hotel standard bed. the only comment is they didnt provide complementary slippers. but overall 10 stars

Reviewed January 19, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Sudhir from Singapore
Family with young children
Royal Suite
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

Customer friendly staff”

Pros - Very very customer friendly staff. They also just went beyond their scope of work to help during a medical need. The restaurant staff were also very accommodating and they tried their best to customize to our requirement. The front desk staff were very cheerful and professional all the time. Very close to some of the attractions in the cebu city. Cons - The hotel location is more congested and is not very attractive as shown in the website. Water does not drain properly and clogs to the corner of the bath room. Overall their service overtakes the shortcomings and I will still prefer to comeback.

Reviewed June 29, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Brent from Philippines
Couple
Superior
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

AWESOME ”

I originally booked for 1 night but we liked it so much we ended up booking for 3 more nights. I don’t like searching for good hotels because you never know what you might get. That is why I stayed here. This place is very clean. Everybody that works here are always so nice and professional. They really work hard to make sure your always happy. My room was super cold and the WiFi is always really fast. The cable tv has all the good movie channels and all the rooms have a refrigerator. When they clean your room everyday they give you 2 bottles of water. The free breakfast buffet was very good and healthy. They always served fresh fruit and eggs and many more good things. The food and drink prices are very reasonable. I got a mango smoothie everyday for P85.00. Beer is p55.00 and my girlfriend always got a lunch plate for p999. I really can’t say anything bad about our stay especially for the price you pay stay here. When I come back to Cebu I am going to come back here. I give my stay a perfect score.

Reviewed August 10, 2018

Maayong Adlaw Brent! Thank you for staying at Cebu’s only heritage hotel. We are happy that we managed to make your stay extraordinary and special with the goal of providing the Cebuano hospitality that preserves the local cultural heritage and the passion of preserving Mother Earth. Hope to serve you again. Alfon

Responded September 02, 2018
Palm Grass Hotel
9.2
Exceptional
Marilou from Philippines
Couple
Deluxe
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

Very Good, accommodating staff!”

I stayed 4D3N with my 12-year old daughter. Near to food establishments, shopping malls and historical places. I love the ambiance and food presentation in restaurant, it represents CEBU, truly amazingfor tourists! The place is clean and we love the rooftop Pool & RestoBar. We stayed few minutes to an hour in rooftop before we rest and even had dinner there. They offer private coach for City tour and they follow any city tour itinerary and the staff in lobby recommend the best places to visit. Drivers are very accommodating , however I strongly recommend that all driver should at least know a bit of History for City tour. I will definitely recommend this hotel, my daughter even rate it 4-5 Star!

Reviewed April 24, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Yaching from Taiwan
Group
Deluxe
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

The room is clean and the service is acceptable”

The staff is not that kind (only acceptable). We are not satisfied that we need to pay fees for the water and hair dryer because we don't need to pay these fees in hotels which have the lower level than the Palm Grass Hotel.

Reviewed September 01, 2018

Maayong Adlaw! Thank you for staying at Cebu’s only heritage hotel and thank you for bringing this up. We are looking forward to see you again. Alfon

Responded September 02, 2018
Palm Grass Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Bernadine from Philippines
Family with young children
Superior
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

GREAT LOCATION, CLEAN ROOM AND HOSPITABLE STAFF”

Have stayed in several hotels in cebu and so far this is the best I have ever stayed. The room is big, the location is great, so easy to explore the city and the staffs are very hospitable. When it comes to food, they are serving good breakfast in variety of options. In all great value for money. Would recommend it to friends and clients.

Reviewed April 15, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Florian from Philippines
Couple
Superior
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Exceptional”

very nice clean room and facilities. Bar wit nice view on top floor. Staff was very friendly and helpful. 5star like. even hours after our checkout, staff assisted us to get a taxi (during sto. Nino festival) to Airport. They even store our luggage for free so we can explore Cebu City. I highly recommend this place.

Reviewed May 30, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Rhosell from Philippines
Family with teens
Deluxe
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

Excellent”

love the whole interior of the hotel. if you are a traveller/tourist and you want to fully embrace the history of cebu, go here. they designed it with the idea of cebu history, they even have mini exhibit. oh, just a heads up, at front of the hotel is a vacant hotel and before you arrive to the hotel, your taxi might pass by a tourist spot (its a big statue, forgot the name though).

Reviewed July 16, 2018

Maayong Adlaw Rhosell! I think you are referring the Heritage of Cebu Monument. Thank you for staying at Cebu’s only heritage hotel. We are delighted that we made your stay extraordinary and special with the goal of providing the Cebuano hospitality that preserves the local cultural heritage and the passion of preserving Mother Earth. We are looking forward to serve you again soon. Daghang Salamat! Alfon

Responded July 31, 2018
Palm Grass Hotel
9.6
Exceptional
Maricel from United States
Couple
Superior
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

Great location and nice hotel ”

Friendly staff, excellent service, delicious food, comfortable clean room and close distance to Magellan’s Cross, Sto. Nino church, Cebu cathedral, Fort San Pedro. The hotel is also proud to be known as the first and only heritage hotel in Cebu.

Reviewed November 29, 2018

Maayong Adlaw Maricel! Thank you for staying at Cebu’s only heritage hotel. We are happy that we make your stay extraordinary and special with the goal of providing the Cebuano hospitality that preserves the local cultural heritage and the passion of preserving Mother Earth. Hope to see you again at Palm Grass!

Responded December 04, 2018
Palm Grass Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
Christine from Philippines
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Exceptional”

I had an amazing stay with Palm Grass Hotel. They have very comfy room, fast internet connection & serves sumptuous food.

Reviewed October 16, 2018

Maayong Adlaw! Thank you for staying at Cebu’s only heritage hotel. We are delighted that we managed to make your stay extraordinary and special with the goal of providing the Cebuano hospitality that preserves the local cultural heritage and the passion of preserving Mother Earth.

Responded October 30, 2018
Palm Grass Hotel
10.0
Exceptional
BENJAPORN from Thailand
Couple
Superior
Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

Best location in Cebu”

We stayed here for 3 days and this place is the best location in Cebu. It nears the shopping malls and restaurants. We can walk to the Cebu Southern Bus Terminal to go to Oslob and also can walk to the pier to go to Bohol. The room is great. Staffs are nice. I would recommend this place.

Reviewed March 13, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Darren from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Great Place to Stay in CEBU !!!!!!!”

Staying @ The PALM GRASS Hotel was a Fantastic Experience...We will be Staying here again ....1 Million % eeer

Reviewed April 11, 2018
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