Where to Stay in Cebu: The Padgetts Place

On the occasion of my sister’s annual vacation from work, I was looking for a place our family of 7 adults and 1 child would stay where we would all sleep comfortably and be able to cook. My husband and I chanced upon The Padgett’s Place’s booth at the travel fair in Ayala Center mid-July, and thought the P3,850 per night is reasonable enough. Read on for my review on the condominium.

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My whole family is unanimous in saying that we love The Padgett’s Place, and it tops our #wheretostayincebu experience. For P3,850 per night, we got a 2-bedroom unit, with 2 bathrooms, a living room, a dining room, a kitchen, and a laundry room. The condo rental also comes with free use of the swimming pool for two persons (additional person need to pay P100), and free parking space for one car.

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How to Book: I called the contact number indicated in their flyer and booked us a 2-bedroom unit for two nights, and the lady I was calling to confirmed my booking and informed me to make a security deposit of P1,000 anytime before the check-in date. When I made the security deposit (6 days after calling the contact number and 6 days before check-in date), the receptionist said no unit was booked under my name. I found out that the condominium has different agents, and the agent I called did not coordinate with the receptionist. Good thing, there was still a unit available on my desired dates.

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Upon booking, I was advised that the kitchen is fully equipped and that they would provide for towels and toilet amenities. When we checked-in, we found the kitchen empty, except for four dinner plates, 4 pairs of forks and spoons, and 4 wine glasses. I called the front desk and requested for pots, pans, ladles, knives, and rice cooker, and they delivered it to us. I also requested for dishwashing sponge and soap, and broom, and dust pan. As for the towels and toiletries, we were given four sets of towels and toiletries.

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When it comes to accommodation for my family, I am not very picky. The place just needs to at least have the following: (1) flexibility when it comes to the number of people we can invite over, (2) enough room for all of us to sleep comfortably, (3) good, working airconditioning system, (4) good, working toilet and bath, (5) adequately-equipped kitchen, (6) near malls or markets.

What I didn’t like: Over all, I loved the unit we stayed in, and I would be nitpicking on the things I didn’t like. The airconditioning in one of the rooms (where my husband and I slept) was damaged and water was gushing out the Saturday morning. I reported the leak and a technician visited but he was unable to fix it. The airconditioning leaked until we checked out Sunday noontime. There was only one trash can — in the bathroom of the master’s bedroom. There was no trash can in the main bathroom and the kitchen.

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What I liked: The view of my alma mater from our bedroom. The staff (very courteous and immediately attends to our requests). I also liked the fact that there is a proper front desk and there is housekeeping who cleans the unit every day. Padgett’s can also call a taxi for you when you request it.

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