Tips for booking a Cebu City hotel

Cheapest month:September
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Cebu City:₱5,174/night
Absolute cheapest price found:₱196/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
₱2,934 - ₱11,284
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
₱2,934 - ₱4,544
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

About Cebu City

Cebu City may be known for its fast-paced nightlife and giant shopping malls, but you’ll also discover adventurous island hopping and world-class diving. Cebu’s colourful history and culture are on show at several Filipino-Spanish buildings, fascinating museums and the annual Sinulog festival.

Things to do

Stroll around Cebu City to uncover the historical structures within, such as the 16th-century Fort San Pedro and Basilica Minore del Santo Niño. Traverse the steps of The Taoist Temple and you’ll learn more about Cebu City’s Chinese traditions while witnessing local worshippers in prayer.

Shoppers will love the cosmopolitan vibe at Cebu City’s malls, including SM Seaside City Cebu, Robinson’s Galleria Cebu and Ayala Center. Each one boasts a number of retail outlets, restaurants, cafes and entertainment options. SM Cebu City has a huge IMAX cinema, while Ayala Center is known for its landscaped park.

Coincide your visit with one of the local music or cultural festivals held each year. The Cebu Reggae Festival features two days’ worth of reggae and roots music, while the Sinulog festival includes dance rituals, street processions and city-wide worshipping.

Most visitors also travel to Mactan Island, about an hour’s drive from Cebu City, known for its excellent diving spots right near the airport. Island-hopping cruises depart from its docks, bouncing between one island paradise to the next in the Bohol Strait, including the marine sanctuary of Hilutungan Island.

Getting around

If you can’t walk somewhere in Cebu City, your best bet is catching a jeepney or taxi. The taxis are relatively cheap and most use the metre, but some will charge visitors flat rates to popular destinations. Heading outside of the city? Some scenic destinations within Cebu Island can only be reached via bus or car. If you want to explore the islands, consider taking a boat instead. Boats regularly run from Cebu City to Leyte, Biliran, Bohol, Panay, Negros and other alluring destinations.

Cebu City travel FAQs

  • How much do hotels in Cebu City cost?

    Searches in the last 72 hours suggest an average price of around ₱2,135/night is normal for a hotel in Cebu City.

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    HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Cebu City hotels have prices starting from as low as ₱340/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates.

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    Over the last 3 days, the starting price of a hotel in Cebu City tonight has been as low as ₱485 and the average price has been as much as ₱4,367.