There are more than just hotels in Cebu City where you can book and stay at to enjoy the 2017 Sinulog Festival
Considered as the center of the Philippines’ Santo Niño Catholic celebrations, the Sinulog Festival in Cebu City has evolved from a simple commemorative dramatization of the coming of the Spaniards and the presentation of the image of the Holy Infant to Queen Juana in the 1500s, to one of the most popular and well-attended religious celebrations in the Philippines.
Featuring a month’s worth of events surrounding the main festival scheduled every third Sunday of January, it draws numerous visitors to Cebu City and the surrounding locales at the beginning of each year. With Cebu Province already a popular tourist destination all year round, it is quite difficult to book accommodations here. Fortunately, Lamudi Philippines knows (and has listings) of affordable options beyond the traditional hotel, such as the following properties—houses, condos, and apartments—for rent.
Three-bedroom Condo in Crown Regency
Location: Osmena Blvd., Cebu City
Rate: Php7,200 per day
An apartment big enough to accommodate up to 10 people, this condo unit features three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and is ideal for a group or family trip to Sinulog or any other vacation in Cebu City. Along with being fully furnished, this centrally located property also gives occupants access to amenities, such as three swimming pools, a spa, and a comprehensive fitness center, as well as proximity to a number of shops and restaurants, to name a few. Check out this property here.
One-bedroom Apartment in Lot 8 Condominiums
Location: Mabolo, Cebu City
Rate: Php20,000 per month (shorter stays are negotiable)
For the solo traveler or visiting couple, this one-bedroom unit can prove to be the best fit. Approximately a kilometer away from key commercial areas, such as Ayala Center, SM City Cebu, and the Cebu IT Park, the unit is ideal for being in the thick of the Sinulog events, or for viewing the spectacle from up high. Amenities include a gym, swimming pool, housekeeping, and room service. Check out this property here.
One-bedroom Penthouse at Quest Hotel–Grand Cenia Condo
Location: Camputhaw, Cebu City
Rate: Php2,700 per night (minimum of three nights)
Located at the topmost floor of the Quest Hotel a short walk away from Ayala Center Cebu, this one-bedroom, 56-sqm apartment features floor-to-ceiling windows for unsurpassed views of the city lights, the neighboring ocean and mountains, and is ideal for enjoying Sinulog events like the Fireworks Competition at SM City Cebu. Fully furnished, the unit is kept in showroom condition and features amenities like access to the hotel’s fitness center and swimming pool with swim-up bar. Check out this property here.
One-bedroom Apartment at I. Park Suites
Location: Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu City
Rate: Php1,600 per day
With demand for accommodations high during Sinulog, a place to stay in Lapu-Lapu City is also a viable option. The city is situated on Mactan Island several kilometers away from Cebu City, and boasts a number of great rental condos and houses, such as this one in I. Park Suites. This one-bedroom unit is fully furnished and boasts a location that is easy to go to and from numerous commercial areas. Check out this property here.
Rooms for rent at Bonita’s Guest House
Location: Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City
Rate: Php5,000 per month
Made for visitors in need of basic, clean, and comfortable accommodation at an affordable price, the rooms for rent at Bonita’s Guest House are recommended for extended visits that involve plenty of activities outside the residence. Each unit includes basic amenities like pay TV, air conditioning, Wi-Fi access, and laundry services, while the property itself is close to many of Mactan’s diving sites and resorts. Check out this property here.
Studio apartment at Mactan Newtown
Location: Mactan Circumferential Road, Lapu-Lapu City
Rate: Php40,000 per month (daily, weekly, monthly, and longer stays accepted)
While this property is one of the more expensive options in Lapu-Lapu City, the benefit of staying in this studio apartment at Mactan Newtown is unmatched. Apart from being in convenient proximity to all the best that Mactan Island has to offer and being easy to go to and from Cebu City, Mactan Newtown also comes with access to word-class amenities and facilities, such as a gym, sauna, and 61-meter horizon edge pool, Jacuzzi, and more. Check out this property here.
Beachfront Apartment at Soto Grande
Location: Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City
Rate: Php2,500 per day, Php13,000 per week, or Php25,000 per month
A fully furnished apartment within a first-class resort on a beachfront location, this property is recommended for extended vacations. There is plenty to do nearby, such as visiting shops, the complex’s health club, Jacuzzi, and parks, as well as exploring Lapu-Lapu City and Cebu City. Check out this property here.
Two-bedroom Condo at the Northern Section of Mactan Island
Location: Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City
Rate: Php2,700–3,900 per day
Spacious enough to accommodate six guests, this condo is idyllic for groups looking to spend time outdoors. Located along a 200-meter-wide beachfront, it offers views of the ocean and Magellan Bay, and is located near white-sand beaches, diving spots, and shopping malls like the Gaisano Grand Mall and the Mactan Marina Mall, and is only 30 minutes away from Cebu City’s commercial core. Check out this property here.
Fully furnished Condo Near the Airport
Location: Brgy. Pusok, Lapu Lapu City
Rate: Php20,000 per month inclusive of condo dues (short-term stays are accepted)
Located 5 minutes from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, this fully furnished condo unit at Azon Residences is also conveniently located near the Mactan Marina Mall, the Gaisano Grand Mall, and downtown Lapu-Lapu City; it is reasonably easy to get to and from Cebu City. Visitors staying in this property are also afforded access to the development’s swimming pool, bar, and a French-inspired restaurant and sky lounge located at the roof deck. Check out this property here.
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