Monday, July 22, 2013

Gran Prix Econotel Cebu: Convenience meets Budget

Last week was pretty stressful for me. Aside from work, everything at home just felt so wrong. I couldn't sleep well and always felt restless. I honestly didn't know why, but I knew for sure that I needed a get away and leave (or it could just probably be the weather. lol!).
Gran Prix Econotel Cebu
Gran Prix Econotel Cebu
I stayed at Gran Prix Econotel Cebu since they have good WIFI connection in all their rooms. (Trust me, it's awkward staying at the lobby area for hours with your boxers just to surf the net). Most people, like me, put this at the top of their checklist whenever they look for a place to stay. Money was never a question since Gran Prix has very affordable rates.

The front desk lady was very kind and accompanied me to my room while orienting me of their amenities:

Gran Prix Econotel Cebu has 39 rooms and recently upgraded their air-conditioning system as an action to their customers' comments and reviews. They are using a Smart-card door lock system to ensure customer security. They also highlight the importance of CCTV and placed cameras on every hallway. What I certainly adore most about Gran Prix is their value for time. Their staff is very responsive and do not show leniency (even their elevator shows value for time. Unlike elevators at the mall, it only takes 5-6 seconds to reach the the 4th floor from the ground. Most people probably didn't notice that. Hahaha!) 

By the time I saw my deem lighted, well air-conditioned room, a huge smile came into my face! Finally, a well-deserved deep long sleep!
The Deluxe Queen
The Deluxe Queen
The management's willingness to listen to their customers made a big impact not just to them,but to their customers. This is indeed something worth commending. It simply shows that the management listens and take action to improve their service. I've also heard that the management is planning to carpet the floor; this is to minimize the noise produced when walking and I am even more excited to visit them soon and see what changes they did to improve customer satisfaction.

Gran Prix Econotel Cebu

Address: Corner F. Ramos St. & General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City
Contact: 254-1294 to 95 | 0932-330-1043

Superior Room - Php 1,399.00 / night
Deluxe Room - Php 1,699.00 / night
Suite Room - Php 1,999.00 / night
Family Room - Php 2,299 / night
(Extra Pax - Php 450.00 / night)

More photos with captions below:
L-R: Complimentary towels; Deem-light lamp shade; The hallway (photo taken from the door security viewer); The living area (located at the 3rd floor). 
Top Photo: The Superior Room
Bottom Photo: The Delux Room
One of the most "talked-about" room in Gran Prix Cebu is their Family Loft at Room 417 and 418. A 2 story room with great architectural design. It is very spacious and really well-thought of. For only Php 2,299.00 per night, this is definitely a good catch!
FAQ for Sinulog Reservation:
Do Gran Prix accept reservation for Sinulog?
- Yes, they do. They reach a full reservation for Sinulog by the month of August. First come/inquiry first serve basis.

 How much is the rate during Sinulog?
- Their standard rate usually get double during Sinulog. You need to pay in full to guarantee the reservation.

 Is there a minimum number of days?
- A minimum of 3 nights is required during Sinulog Reservation.

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