A couple of weeks ago I received a text from my friend who was on vacation, “Want to come to Cebu?” Within in a few hours of her text I booked my flight and flew off the next day. If that wasn’t impulsive I don’t know what is.
Cebu City is only 1 hour and 15 minutes away from Manila by plane. Such a short trip I should really go to there more often. I was lucky to be billeted at Shangri-La Mactan. The last time I stayed there was more than a decade ago for a business convention.
Everywhere I go around the hotel I was greeted with sincere smiles and greetings from the hotel staff. From these helpful ladies in blue at the lobby to the housekeeping staff and even the maintenance people, I was bombarded with smiles.
The hotel hasn’t changed much but I was happy that it was well maintained and didn’t look dated. My room was smaller than one at Shangri-La Boracay. The bed and pillows were really comfortable. The room air-con was really cold which I loved.
Thank you Shangri-La for planting so many, many, many trees. As usual Shangri-La didn’t disappoint. As beautiful as the property was, it was their very well trained friendly staff that made my short stay very enjoyable.