Ahh, it's been awhile since we've been to Bohol and it was such a fun-filled trip for the whole family - daddy, toddler and pregnant-then me. What we did to make the experience more magical (at least for our son) was to go board a plane to Cebu, and ride a ship to Bohol. We shell out a little more, but it was all worth it (we are thinking of repeating the adventure, this time with our bub, Dave).
Since we are not really there for Cebu, we opted to search for a cheap stay near the pier to ride the ship just in time (by being in the port the earliest possible because when you have a toddler, time ticks a little faster) - in short
Hello to Pier Cuatro (and to the two models of my post!). The name of the hotel says it all. It's located near pier number 4 - which is where we were going.
Location: Hotel Pier Cuatro is located in Cebu, close to SM City Cebu, Casa Gorordo Museum, and Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. Nearby points of interest also include Ayala Center and Basilica of the Holy Child.
Hotel Features: Dining options at Hotel Pier Cuatro include 2 restaurants. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves a complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast. This 2.5 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, a meeting/conference room, and audio-visual equipment. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Cebu property has event space consisting of a conference center, banquet facilities, and conference/meeting rooms. Business services, concierge services, and tour/ticket assistance are available. Complimentary guest parking is limited, and available on a first come, first served basis. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/caf and laundry facilities. This is a smoke free property. A total renovation of this property was completed in December 2010.
Guestrooms. 82 air-conditioned guestrooms at Hotel Pier Cuatro feature complimentary newspapers. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer phones as well as free local calls (restrictions may apply). Televisions have cable channels. Guestrooms are all non smoking.
Notifications: Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults only property. There are no room charges for children 10 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding. No pets, including service animals, are allowed at this property.
Hotel Pier Cuatro Amenities
The Cafe Quattro also offers books for free. Read on while you enjoy their Filipino-style breakfast buffet for a reasonably low price of Php120.oo if my memory serves me right!
One of the murals in the hallway. This hotel has an artistic side, and the book exchange is a plus factor for me. :)
The ships - big and small - definitely got the eyes of our toddler!
Cyde while waiting for the ferry.