Travelbee Guesthouse

Travelbee Guesthouse

225-E, Elizabeth Pond Street, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
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    Travelbee Guesthouse Reviews

    7.9
    Very good
    /10
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    7.7
    Very good

    "Guard was super friendly and desk guy handled business."

    Mike

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    January 8, 2016

    8.8
    Excellent value for money

    Things you’ll love about Travelbee Guesthouse

    Things you'll love

    • Located in heart of Cebu

    • Air conditioning

    • Bar

    • Garden

    Good
    Location
    6.3
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    Better than 88% of properties in Cebu
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    Nearby
  • Ayala Center Cebu920 m
  • Museo Sugbo1.76 km
  • Taoist Temple2.27 km
  • Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral2.36 km
  • SM City Cebu2.44 km
  • Basilica De Sto. Nino2.5 km
  • Magellan's Cross2.56 km
  • Fort San Pedro2.78 km
  • Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod4.09 km
  • Tops Lookout6.7 km
  • Value for money8.8
    Distance to city center3.8 km
    Location rating6.3
    Nearest airportMactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB)
    Distance to airport9.0 km

    Rooms available at Travelbee Guesthouse

    8.0
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Medium Hive
    Medium Hive
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Private Hive
    Private Hive
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 double beds
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    Large Hive
    Large Hive
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    7.9
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    Cleanliness8.6
    Facilities7.5
    Location6.3
    Room comfort and quality8.0
    Service8.7
    Value for money8.8
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    8.3
    Excellent
    Tala from Philippines
    Group
    Large Hive
    Stayed 1 night in August 2015

    clean rooms with comfortable beds”

    value for money, clean rooms, attentive staffsa

    we chose this place because rooms were affordable, ideal for just staying a night and leaving early for bantayan island. what i like most about this hotel is that each beds have lamp and plug for charging mobile phones. they have considered customers' needs. they also provided towels and toiletries. loaction is 10mins walk to mango square. will recommend to transients.

    Reviewed September 15, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Rachelle from Philippines
    Group
    Large Hive
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2015

    Good for its price”

    Comfort of rooms, staff, food

    Stayed here with friends, in a Large Hive room. The room was spacious, and there are available cabinets for everyone. Note that the cabinets were also big to fit our bags, shoes, etc. You can even hang clothes, though I think you'd still request for hangers since there were none in our room. The airconditioning was sufficient for the space of the room. The bed was comfy, although they were double decks. What I really liked was that there were individual light near your bed with a little space to put stuff, which serves like a bedside table. The switch for the light is also at hand's reach. And of course, there were power outlets for everyone! The bathroom though is quite small. There's a sink with a mirror, the toilet of course, and a hot and cold shower. The pressure of the shower was a little low, so no fast showers for us. You'd have to request for a pail or dipper too, and this was a bother when you defecate since there's no bidet. The free breakfast was a simple toast and coffee, and you can request for this anytime you want. We had ours at 3am! Also, if you'd order food from their menu, the serving is big and the taste delicious. Prices for their food and drinks are reasonable too, we really did expect that these will be of higher amount since they were quite away from any convenience store. And must I say, the staff were really kind and friendly (and honest!). Everytime we arrive at the place, they would always have a friendly greeting for us, regardless of what they are doing. At one point, my friend misplaced his phone, and knew about it when we were already on our way to south of Cebu. We were out for the whole day and arrived late in the night, and immediately helped him find his phone. As it turns out, he left his phone at the guesthouse's lobby, and the staff kept it until we arrived. So many thumbs up for the people who work there. They even managed to get us two taxis after our checkout. So happy withe our stay here! :)

    Reviewed June 27, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Russel from Philippines
    Group
    Private Hive
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015

    Gem in the rough”

    Clean, convenient and kind staff

    You got more that you've paid for because the staff was attentive and organized. I've called them several times to change my reservation details and they are very patient to accommodate my ever changing plans. I've got an early flight and they managed to call me a cab to airport within a minute notice. I know they have to walk to the main road to get it. They even called to notify us for things we've left behind. Unfortunately, they cannot deliver because of limited staff. I did appreciate them for notifying us. I've stayed there with 4 of my friends and all were satisfied with the good food, comfortable bed and clean surroundings. Bonus is that the wifi connection is good! I will be staying there again next time I visit Cebu for sure!

    Reviewed March 11, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Capt from Philippines
    Couple
    Private Hive
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

    Excellent guesthouse!”

    New & clean guest house with excellent staff

    Finding it is the hardest part. But after that, it is all good. Travelbee Guesthouse is located in a residential area. It is a repurposed residential bungalow that is very new and a joy to stay in. The private room (hive) has two big beds with fresh linen and towels. There is enough secure closet space for four individuals. The bathroom is cramped but no issues there because it is clean and new. The water pressure in Room 202 was not strong. It was just enough... Guests can ask the reception staff to call them a cab. Very useful if you need one in the middle of the night or early morning. No extra charge. The free breakfast consisted of rice, egg and a viand. And juice/coffee for a drink. It was ok. My worry now is that management may think of increasing the prices because the guesthouse is really great value for the price paid. Yes, my fellow traveler, Travelbee Guesthouse has my vote! :)

    Reviewed October 21, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Alton from Philippines
    Couple
    Private Hive
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

    Basic Yet Comfy”

    Clean, Attentive Staff, Decent Rooms

    It's a place where groups would find a bang for their buck. Food is typical Filipino; nothing more to say on that. The private hive looks nice. The addition of TV sets would be very welcome though. Staff was generally friendly and accommodating. They call a cab for you whenever you need one. I'd recommend this to anyone on a tight budget yet is looking for a decent place to stay.

    Reviewed September 21, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    David from United States
    Solo traveler
    Private Hive
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

    I am a repeat customer”

    The staff was really great. The food at the free breakfast was great. Good location near plenty of bars and restaurants.

    I posted a review for this hotel for the first part of my stay in Cebu. A few things I would add: Get the staff to call you a taxi when you want go out. It's quicker than walking to the main road to flag a taxi down. There is a 7-11 convenience store near the hotel. There are no TVs in the rooms, but there is a big screen in the lobby. TV in the Ppns sucks anyway, unless you have all the movie and sports channels, which few budget hotels offer.

    Reviewed September 07, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    David from United States
    Solo traveler
    Private Hive
    Stayed 7 nights in August 2014

    Good budget hotel”

    The staff was really great. The food at the free breakfast was great. Good location near plenty of bars and restaurants.

    The staff was really great. The food at the free breakfast was great, but the portions were small. Good location within a short taxi ride of bars and restaurants. However, it was a bit hard to find. Tell the taxi driver to go to St. Marks Hotel and Redemptorist Church on Queens Road. The street that the hotel is located on (Elizabeth Pond) intersects Queens Rd beside the church.

    Reviewed September 07, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Kristine from Philippines
    Family with young children
    Large Hive
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016

    One night stay”

    modern room setup, close to fuente circle

    1)We check-in late and they have double booked the large hive room which we have already paid. with that, we have further delay on checking in as the room was not yet ready. 2)I wasn't expecting breakfast to be included but they provided one even if we requested it to be packed since we have an early trip to Moalboal. Food was so-so. 3)Room setup was modern and nicely done with lockers. 4) location was close to fuente circle around few minutes taxi ride. Note that there are no public transpo near the area. So you have to walk to the main street or request to the reception to call a taxi. 5) Except for the double booking issue, staffs are very accomodating

    Reviewed January 13, 2016
    6.3
    Good
    Ma from Philippines
    Group
    Large Hive
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

    Very remote location (Travelbee Guesthouse)”

    Very affordable. Very basic amenities. Just right if you plan to just spend a few nights and go around the city to tour during the day anyway.

    1) Staff were friendly, but not that knowledgeable when you ask them about getting around the city. 2) During our stay, there was another big group which we often came across in the common area/lobby. They were quite rowdy and they used the common PC to play loud music, which, to my surprise, was acceptable to the staff. I expected the staff to be more vigilant in keeping the place quiet and peaceful. 3) Location was far from the main road/s. To conveniently get around, you have to get a cab, specially when you go out at night. The neighborhood in which the guesthouse is situated is not that safe. The streetlights are dim. And there are shady guys who hangout along the street ("tambay")

    Reviewed October 21, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Vincent from Philippines
    Group
    Large Hive
    Stayed 1 night in August 2015

    Short stay in Travelbee Guesthouse...”

    Really accomodating staff, Good location and Suitable for group travellers

    Overall it was very good. They warmly welcome us even if we checked in late at night and even follow up if we are really comfortable on our room. They also assisted us on how can we go around town especially going to Tabo-an Market via jeep. The free coffee and toasted bread is a plus point knowing we are just staying in their dormitory rooms. And lastly, they even went out on the main road just to get us a cab going to airport. Kudos to your team!!! We will surely go back here on our next adventure in Cebu.

    Reviewed August 26, 2015
    4.3
    Patrolena from South Africa
    Group
    Private Hive
    Stayed 1 night in August 2015

    Shocked”

    Can have a meal at the guesthouse, lobby is nice, short taxi ride to the mall

    Not impressed with the service especially regarding the water in the bathroom. First time I experienced problems regarding flushing, taking a shower and washing my hands in the basin. We were told that the water pressure was not good and then given a bucket for flushing purposes. Big cockroach in the bathroom. You can also hear when the people upstairs are using water. Will never stay here again. Taxi drivers don't know where it is.

    Reviewed August 11, 2015
    4.0
    Patrolena from South Africa
    Group
    Private Hive
    Stayed 1 night in August 2015

    Disappointing”

    Comfortable bed, Helpful Staff, Close to mall

    I only stayed 1 night and I couldn't wait to leave. The reviews are great and the rating is hight but I was very disappointed. First, there was no water in the basin when we wanted to wash our hands in both rooms and we had to call someone to fix it. Then the toilet in room didn't flush and they gave us a bucket. Really? A bucket? This was my first experience ever and let me tell you that I have stayed at alot of hotels. Then the shower didn't want to work. I was very angry and frustrated. I booked a private hive for 4 people and a private hive for 2 people. The 2 rooms are exactly the same but if you book the one for 2 people they only make up the one bed so you are forced to sleep together. The space in the room is very small especially the one bed that is closest to the bathroom. I knocked my knee against the corner since there just isn't enough space. Apparently this guesthouse got an award for cleanliness but on the morning we left my daughters went to use the restroom on the first floor and ran out shouting because there was a big cockroach in there. I wouldn't go back here again.

    Reviewed August 11, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    angelina from Philippines
    Group
    Medium Hive
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

    Hidden Gem”

    great service, clean rooms, near party places

    A 15-minute walk from the city center. Near bars and nightlife. Suggest to put a more visible road signs so people wouldn't have to guess. We had a very nice stay overall. The staff was friendly and very helpful in getting a cab whenever we need one (even at 2am!).

    Reviewed May 08, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    John from United States
    Couple
    Private Hive
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2015

    Great Value”

    LOcation, price, quality

    My wife and I stayed at the Travelbee for 4 nites. The rooms were excellent, very clean, comfortable, with hot water and air con...everything worked perfect, we slept great and spent our days away from the hotel. The internet was excellent in the room and in the lobby. The easy breakfast was all we wanted, it was perfect for us as we don't over eat and enjoy simple breakfast to start our day, we are not complicated and the food was perfect. I would recommend Travelbee for people who enjoy good simple, quality lodging, and appreciate the fact that travelers are guests in another country and need to respect the customs and cultures of others. When you travel, forget about what you are used to "back home" and accept your new home in your adopted country.

    Reviewed February 06, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Prashanth from India
    Solo traveler
    Private Hive
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2014

    Travelbee Guest House Review for Private Hive Room”

    Customer Service, Room condition and internet connectivity

    The Guesthouse is located just off the North Escario Street and has a 7/11 store roughly 400 meters away. It is located in a residential area and hence difficult to find, even by taxi. Mango Square mall is nearby and also it is conveniently located a short ride away from the South Bus terminal to other places in Cebu. The staff speaks English and is very kind and helpful, takes care of its guests with a welcoming smile. The reception desk in 24 Hours and the hotel has a security guard. The area post 10pm looks deserted and is dimly lit on the streets, but is safe, although, calling a cab would be preferred. The room is big enough, had 2 double beds and clean. The wifi is fast and also there is a desktop pc in the lobby to use internet. Overall, the service is excellent and tailored to your needs, the staff can assist you in travel tips.

    Reviewed November 27, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Princess from Philippines
    Family with teens
    Private Hive
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2014

    Nice guesthouse”

    Cozy, friendly staff, presence of signage

    Average. The staffs are friendly and helpful especially when looking for nice places to go. The rooms are ok. You just need to advise the staffs when you want your room cleaned. Directional signage helped a lot in finding the place.

    Reviewed November 18, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    titus from Philippines
    Couple
    Private Hive
    Stayed 1 night in November 2014

    Way beyond expectations for a budget hotel”

    clean, spacious and hospitable staff

    Despite the not so easy to find location, you will definitely get more value than what you paid for. We got the private hive which was very spacious and had great ventilation. Two queen sized beds was great for 4pax but we just used one of them. There are table lights if you need them at night but quite bright. Restroom was pretty standard but problem was the water flow wasn't strong so it takes time to take a bath. We just requested a 'tabo' because the water current was stronger using the faucet. We were lost the first time we got there but the signages along the way helped a bit. Would be nice if there is a large signage in the hotel itself though. Breakfast was standard but very appreciated for the price we paid. All in all, i would recommend Travelbee for the budget conscious travellers.

    Reviewed November 10, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Leovi from Philippines
    Family with young children
    Private Hive
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2014

    Clean and great value”

    cleanliness, friendly staff, great price

    We enjoyed our stay and continued to extend our stay until we have no option but to check out because our room got booked online. The staff were friendly with our young kids and were always there to assist us. The breakfast was included with our stay but only had 2 choices each morning. The rooms were clean, hot shower, wi-fi in the rooms, and air con. Jeepneys don't pass so you either need to take a short walk to the main street or take a Taxi. But, good news…it's a bit secluded so no city noise.

    Reviewed August 31, 2014
    5.3
    Morris from United States
    Solo traveler
    Private Hive
    Stayed 5 nights in July 2014

    Cabbies could not find ,.room had ants and a mouse”

    internet, quiet, internet

    Cabbies could not find the hotel, poor location, not well known. Pest control problems, ants and at least one mouse in the room. I don't think linnens were replaces in the five days I was there as I never received new towels.

    Reviewed July 15, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Jennifer from Canada
    Couple
    Private Hive
    Stayed 1 night in June 2014

    Good as a place to stay a night”

    The meals, not including breakfast were quite good, and the staff was very friendly and attentive.

    Our stay was only one night, as we were going to Malapascua Island and landed late at night. The bed was good, the bathroom clean and the staff kind. The only problem is that it seemed out of the way for most things and sometimes the cab drivers confused it with another hotel of the same name.

    Reviewed June 29, 2014
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