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Kiwilodge Hotel
Ranked #32 of 213 Hotels in Cebu Island
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“great hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

stayed for 3 nights in aug 2012. shopping mall. ferry port ten minutes away. ATM machine across the road. clean rooms with good showers. comfy beds. nice and quiet here you get a good nights sleep. staff are friendly.helpful.jokey. the food is very good. choice of food is good as well. theres alot of hotels who could learn from this hotel. enjoyed my stay here will try and get back there again next year. robin :)

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank jazzitt
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KiwilodgeHotel, Manager at Kiwilodge Hotel, responded to this review, 1 September 2012
Many thanks for your review. I think this is the first 5 star review we have had and I shall be passing this onto the staff.
Their goal this year is to get 5 star ratings, They will be very happy about this.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Orlando, Florida
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165 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

I ahve stayed here a number of times when visiting Cebu. This hotel is tucked away in a side street in Mabolo but every taxi driver knows it. It is within easy walking distance of SM Mall (10 minutes) and if you feel energetic you could also walk to Ayala Mall but taxi fare is only 50 pesos or so. Getting there from Mactan Airport will only cost you about 160 pesos.

The rooms are homely but clean and comfortable. CRs are good with instant hot water. Aircon works well. WiFi works and has good throughput. Dick Dunlop and his loyal staff are approachable and friendly. Western style food is readily available. A excellent large beef burger is only 145 pesos. Don't know what the cook puts in it but it tasks real good! SM Light is 55 pesos.

This hotel will not be for those who wish for a top of the line Western-style hotel experience but for those travelers looking for value for money and a friendly clean hotel, this is the place to go.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the newer rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank alkonost45
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KiwilodgeHotel, Manager at Kiwilodge Hotel, responded to this review, 25 August 2012
Many thanks for your review, most appreciated
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012 via mobile

Kiwilodge may have a big difference with all those other fancy hotels in Cebu, but that difference is what makes it better.you may be quite far from where you came, but here there's nothing to worry about,because it has all the thing you need at a high standard like good food , comfortable bed , and a clean CR . I would really suggest people , especially those new to Cebu to come here at kiwi lodge hotel,because not only the surroundings are nice the employees are friendly as well

Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
Helpful?
Thank Maurice S
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KiwilodgeHotel, Manager at Kiwilodge Hotel, responded to this review, 12 August 2012
Many thanks for your kind comments, I will pass this onto the staff, they do try hard....
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Nelson, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

I usually stay in the KiwiLodge when I am in Cebu. Although it is not very smart in appearance, you could even call it scruffy, the owners understand what westerners like, so it has lots of advantages compared to many Filipino-run hotels:
- The service is generally quick and helpful
- The food appeals to western tastes with favourites such as fish and chips, steaks, roast dinners, good burgers and pies and proper English/American-style breakfasts
- There is a bar (with pool table) popular with expats
It also has a convenient location, between the main Ayala and SM malls. (I often walk to SM).
The rooms are unpretentious but a reasonable size, with the usual facilities – aircon, cable tv and many with fridge/mini-bar. Free wifi is available in the public areas and reaches some but not all the rooms. There is no lift.
Perhaps it will not appeal to those looking for luxury or fashionable styling but I recommend it to those who seek simple comforts and friendly service.

Room Tip: Wifi reaches some rooms (I think mainly the newer ones) but not all, so ask for that if it is import...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank Ian M
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KiwilodgeHotel, Manager at Kiwilodge Hotel, responded to this review, 19 June 2012
Yes we agree it is a little scruffy at the moment, but there has been a lot of political nonsense going on which still may require us to change a staircase and as soon as that is resolved we will be painting asap.
Thanks for your review
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

not correct , dont respect the price its write one price but when its time to pay the cashier say you its 10 % more expensive, new roles from the manager !!!!
the food is overpriced, in the standard room the bed is small for two people...no wifi in the room you must stay in the bar, depending on the room sometimes very noisy, very limited comfort, you can find easaly a hotel near this location, less expensive, clean, quite and honest.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank robpr
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KiwilodgeHotel, Manager at Kiwilodge Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2012
Customer is clearly upset about something.
Prices stated are exactly that.
I do not know who this person is otherwise I would contact and see what the problem is.
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Additional Information about Kiwilodge Hotel

Property: Kiwilodge Hotel
Address: 1060 G. Tudtud Street | Mabolo, 6000, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Cebu Island
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,499 - ₹ 2,151
Hotel Class:3 star — Kiwilodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Very central location in Cebu City, rooms have air con, en-suite bathroom, HD Cable TV and full 24 hr security with plenty of parking, very close to the two main malls and the Piers. Bar-Restaurant opens at 7am with free wifi and serves great breakfast along with many European Favourites like Fish and Chips, Beef Stews, Roast Dinners, etc. Always cold beer on hand. All the taxi drivers know us. ... more   less 
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