Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Quest Hotel and Conference Center is a 3-star hotel in Cebu City. It has 427 comfortable and spacious furnished rooms and 10 modern meeting rooms with state-of-the art facilities. It is conveniently located in Cebu's business district and is a walking distance to Ayala Mall.

The Amenities
Quest Hotel has 374 Deluxe Rooms, 37 Premier Deluxe Rooms (with balcony), 5 Executive Suites and 11 Junior Suites that suits every traveler's needs whether it is for business or leisure. Aside from the comfortable rooms, it also has 10 state of the art Meeting Facilities ideal for conferences and summits. In addition, it has a restaurant which serves both local and international dishes and a swimming pool on the 7th floor and a pool bar at the same time so guest can sip on their favorite drink while lazing in the pool area. It is also equipped with a gym on the 6th floor where guests can workout and stay fit while they are away from their home. A free Wifi is also available in the hotel.

Swimming Pool at the 7th Floor

The Room
I stayed in one of their deluxe rooms and I must say I had a comfortable sleep during the night. The bed was huge and the mattress was so comfy. The linen was clean and smelled good. The room was spacious too. It is equipped with a side table and a writing desk. A mini bar is also available for the convenience of the guests. I was lucky to be staying in a corner room so I got a pretty good view of the Cebu Cityscape. 

Deluxe Room

The Location
I definitely love Quest's location. It is situated near Ayala Mall and within few distance from other tourist attractions. I attended the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit at the Cebu Capitol and it was close enough for me to conveniently go to the venue.

Overlooking view of the city from my room

The Service
The customer service was of high quality. I was greeted with a smile and was assisted with my needs. The staff were friendly and accommodating. 

The gym at the 6th Floor

The Buffet Breakfast
One of the best parts in staying with Quest is their Buffet Breakfast at Puso Bistro & Bar. It has a wide array of both local and international dishes and pastries. You can choose from their various choices of fresh salad and fruits to the sumptuous Filipino favorite dishes and delectable pastries.

Assorted pastries at the buffet breakfast

Overall Impression
I highly recommend Quest Hotel if you are visiting Cebu City. I'm sure you'll have loads of fun as much I did. Good food, comfortable and affordable rooms as well as state of the art facilities.

Quest Hotel and Conference Center

Archbishop Reyes Avenue, Cebu City, 6000 Philippines
t: +63 32 4025999 f: +63 32 4025986 e: CebuInfo@Quest-Hotels.Com

Room Rates:
Deluxe Room - P5,700+++/night
Premier Deluxe - P6,300+++/night
Junior Suite - P9,700+++/night
Executive Suite - P11,200+++/night

*Rooms include breakfast for two, exclusive of government taxes and service charge.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

One of the considerations we take when we travel is the visa restrictions of the countries we plan to visit. It’s annoying when you already made plans and bookings and later on got your visa application denied.

Henley & Partners, a global company specializing in residence and citizenship planning has published the Visa Restrictions Index for 2014. The company ranks 200 countries according to the travel freedom that their citizens can benefit from. It counted the number of destinations that their citizen can visit without having to obtain a visa prior to their travel.

Here’s a list of the top 5 and bottom 5 passports based on the study.

Finland, Germany, Sweden, USA, United Kingdom
Rank: 1
Score: 174 (Number of destinations citizens can travel visa-free)

Canada, Denmark
Rank: 2
Score: 173

Belgium, France, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
Rank: 3
Score: 172

Austria, Ireland, Norway
Rank: 4
Score: 171

New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland
Rank: 5
Score: 170

Rank: 90
Score: 37

Palestinian Territory
Rank: 91
Score: 35

Pakistan, Somalia
Rank: 92
Score: 32

Rank: 93
Score: 31

So how about the Philippines? Click on the image and see how we rank.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

After a series of judging (three to be exact), the winners of this year's Christmas Symbols Festival in Tangub City has been announced. 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Established five years ago, Gloria's Fantasyland is one of the country's top theme parks and is considered the first amusement park in Mindanao. It is situated inside the Gloria de Dapitan Entertainment Complex right at the heart of Dapitan City. It features amazing rides such as Zimmerman coaster, Go Kart, Beehive, and Bumper Cars as well as a 5D theater and the must-see Horror House.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Year 2014 has been a good year for Escape Manila. I have traveled to a lot of places and met a lot of people which became good friends. The highlight of this year's travel was when I visited Itbayat, the northernmost inhabited island of the Philippines and when I set foot in Saluag, the southernmost Island in the country.

Itbayat - the Northernmost inhabited isalnd in the Philippines

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

This festive season, treat yourself with a sumptuous meal at Park Inn by Radisson Davao. Experience Park Inn's delectable culinary treats on Christmas and New Year's Day. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

One of the must-see destinations in the Philippines during Christmas season, Tangub City offers an amazing display of Christmas symbols during the most celebrated holiday in the country.