Cebu Accommodations: Pacific Pensionne

Before coming to Cebu, I did a massive online research of the accommodations in Cebu. At first, I was planning to stay at a beach resort in Mactan but when I finally saw the rates on their websites, I was really shocked. Most of them are very expensive that I think only rich people and foreigners can afford sleeping in those beach resorts. I realized then that it’s best for me to choose an accommodation in Cebu City. Upon researching, I found a lot of accommodations in Cebu ranging from hostels, pension houses and pricey hotels. This time I was looking for a cheap but decent accommodation because I know it would save me a lot of money. After browsing some reviews from pinoyexchange and trip advisor, I came up with 3 accommodations in mind: 1) Sampaguita Suites JRG 2) Gran Tierra Suites 3) Pacific Pensionne. Sampaguita Suites JRG’s location and free airport transfer had attracted me.  And I’ve read a lot of good reviews about Gran Tierra Suites. In addition, Pacific Pensionne is one of the recommended accommodations in pinoyexchange.

One week prior to our arrival, I called Sampaguita Suites to make a reservation and I was surprised to know that they are fully booked. I called Gran Tierra Suites next and again I was shocked because they are also fully booked. I didn’t expect that these suites get fully booked early knowing that I already called them one week prior to our arrival.  I thought maybe because it’s already the start of summer that’s why these suites get fully booked right away. So I tried my last resort, I called Pacific Pensionne. I was expecting that they are also fully booked since they are quite popular so I was enlightened when the receptionist told me that they have a room for me.

Pacific Pensionne

I booked for a double room (Matrimonial bed)  for Php 800 (18.60 USD) on our first night. But my sister, nephew and sister-in-law would be arriving the next day so I told the receptionist to transfer us to a family room on our second night. They charged us            Php 1,400 (32.56 USD) for a family room that is good for 4 adults and 1 child. I found the price very reasonable and a lot cheaper than staying overnight in one of the beach resorts in Mactan Island. Instead we just decided to avail a day tour in one of the beach resorts in Mactan that I’m going to talk about on my next post.

The double room (Matrimonial Bed) for Php 800 (18.60 USD) per night

Family Room for Php 1,400 (32.56 USD) per night

Honestly speaking, I was not expecting much about our room because I know that it’s really cheap. Anyway, I’m that not choosy when it comes to accommodation. I can stay at a very basic room as long as the room and the bathroom are clean. I’m glad I was not disappointed with Pacific Pensionne. When I finally saw our room, I found it really fine. It looks simple but its clean. In fact, I loved the atmosphere of the room because it looks very homey. Our room has an air condition, tv, table and a private bathroom. I saw many foreigners staying here. I realized then that some foreigners are also kuripot (thrifty).biggrin They have a restaurant/cafeteria downstairs so you won’t have any problem if you feel lazy to go out and buy your meals. Pacific Pensionne also accepts credit cards (Visa/Mastercard).

The hallway

Pacific Pensionnes Cafeteria


The location is also very convenient because it’s near to Fuente Osmeña, known as the heart of Cebu City. Pacific Pensionne is only a walking distance from Robinson’s Mall, Shamrock and Crown Regency Hotel, where you can try the sky walk and edge coaster. There are also a lot of eateries and fastfoods near the pension house such as Jollibee, Mcdonalds, Starbucks and Da Vinci Pizza. If you’re looking for a basic and cheap accommodation in Cebu City, then you might want to try out Pacific Pensionne.
Cebu City Accommodations:

Pacific Pensionne
Address: 313-A Osmeña Boulevard 6000 Cebu City Phillippines
Phone Numbers:        +(63) (32) 253-5271
+(63) (32) 254-9216
+(63) (32) 412-5707
+(63) (32) 412-5708
24 hours sales and Reservation Hotline: (63927) 2579163

Gran Tierra Suites
Address: #207 Don Mariano Cui  Cor. Don Jose Avila Capitol, Cebu City, Cebu
Contact Numbers:  (6332) 412 4562   /  (6332) 253 3575
sun +63923 592 9369   /   globe +63927 818 7933
E-mail:  /

Sampaguita Suites

Related posts:
Part1: Sutukil and Mactan Shrine
Part3: A Day at Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort, Cebu
Part 4: Cebu Food Trip


12 comments on “Cebu Accommodations: Pacific Pensionne

  1. Ishmael Ahab says:

    I remember the time I went to Cebu for a project by our office. Since our office just gave me minimal amount of funds, I have no choice but to look for the cheapest but decent hotel that I could found. Gladly I found the GV Hotel in Mactan Island.

    • Hi Ishmael! I’ve also heard about GV Hotel. It’s a good thing that there are a lot of cheap accommodations in Cebu. They are of great help to budget travelers like us. Saka yung matitipid natin sa hotel pwede na natin ipambili ng pasalubong or pang-food trip. hehe 🙂

  2. Tembelt Jobo says:

    I’m delighted to read your blog bout cebu, kase pupunta din kami bukas for tour lan din and i was surprised na pumunta ka din sa Maribago, tnx! me and my gf are on a tight budget but after namin mabasa yun blog mo we decided na ituloy yun sa MAribago. As you can see we love to travel a lot (once a year to any point of our beloved country) and we are huge huge fan o Beaches! specially white beaches! upon learning that cebu has good beaches..napagisipan namin na pumunta na tlga..

    oh we got the Ensogo voucher for crown regency with promos (3 days, 2 nights) with lots of freebies!

    Thanks a lot and more power!

    …and more travels to us!

    • Oh I’m glad to hear about your trip to Cebu with your gf. I’m sure it would be very memorable because you are sharing it with your loved one 🙂 Dream ko din to travel with a special someone someday. hihi. I’m happy to know that you are also going to Maribago Beach Resort. Maganda talaga yung beach nila dun pati din yung resort kaya sulit na din yung entrance fee.

      And you’re quite lucky to stay in Crown Regency. I heard that the hotel is really gorgeous. I hope you and your gf had a wonderful time in Cebu. It’s indeed fun to travel around our country and discover our own culture and heritage.

      Thanks for dropping by here! Keep on traveling and safe journeys! 🙂

  3. chyng says:

    hi lovely!

    i found this post when i was researching. hehe
    kasya ba ang 3 adults in the double room? we’ll just add a bed para mas tipid. 😀 we only need 9hours of stay kasi..

    • tal says:

      hello guys you could also try sugbotel. the hotel is like a dormitory. it costs only P300 per night per person.

  4. Marj says:

    How far is Pacific Pensionne from the airport? Would you recommend us to commute or rent a van to pick us up? thanks! 🙂

  5. Margot says:

    Hi there.
    I’m at work browsing your blog from my iphone 4s! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts!

  6. MCiti says:

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