Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino Mactan
1 Airport Road, Lapu-Lapu City, 6015 Cebu, Philippines
We weren’t supposed to stay at Waterfront but due to unforeseen circumstances, we ended up staying at Waterfront Mactan for our last day in Cebu. We arrived exactly at 2PM just in time for check-in. The first thing I asked was if there was wifi in the room. The lady said there was, but we had to pay extra (Php 600 for 24-hours but they do have 12-hour and hourly rates as well). By the way, you can’t share the connection, the internet is good for only 1 computer.
Waterfront Mactan has a nice location since it’s just 10 minutes away from Cebu’s international & domestic airport. Very accessible & no need to worry about the traffic as the airport is just right in front of the hotel. Actually, the next day we arrived at the airport exactly 45 minutes before our flight hahaha! Talk about last minute..
We chose the superior room ($135). The room rate is already inclusive of buffet breakfast (I did mention that this was the most memorable breakfast buffet that we had in Cebu right?). The room was just okay. A bed, table, television with cable, safety deposit box, mini bar, refrigerator, bathtub & nice view of Cebu when you look out the window.
What I love most about Waterfront Mactan hotel is their food. Their breakfast buffet is just great and can I say that their room service is the best too? It was 3AM in the morning and I was really really hungry. We ended up calling room service to order Arroz Caldo (Php 200), which is a chicken-flavored rice porridge served with eggs, calamansi, onion leeks & patis. I got the shock of my life when I saw just how big it was! I thought it was just good for one, but would have easily served 4 people. I was pleasantly surprised when I tasted it, geez it was really good & yummy! I didn’t think that they would be able to make it that good! Well, I know I was really hungry but I really believe they cooked it right and the ingredients blended right too!
The hallway is nice too and UNO restaurant has to take credit for that coz of its wonderful design. Made it photography worthy 🙂
Waterfront Hotel is famous for its casinos. I was a bit disappointed though with their Mactan branch as the casino was small. I’m also a bit pissed with the security officer at the casino reception, would you believe that the girl really checked every bit of my bag? Like even the candies in my bag she had to check. I felt a bit disrespected with the act but I just didn’t let it affect me. And oh, there’s a Lapu-lapu statue outside the casino too.
Lastly, what is a hotel without a swimming pool?
See the rest of the pictures in my Flickr album. If you just wanna relax and stay in the hotel room, then I don’t think this is the place for you. I can say that Waterfront Mactan hotel is best for people who are planning to tour around Cebu, have early flights the next day, or for business people on the go. The room rate is cheap and the location is good too as it’s very accessible.