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A Not So Ordinary Experience

Reviewing: Crown Regency Hotel Fuente, Cebu, Philippines  |  Rating:
By ladychai on
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Adventure in the City, that's what it is...

Most of the time, if we seek adventure we go beyond our comfort zones pack our bags and head off to far away places just to experience the thrill we were seeking and the city could not offer.

I am not really too keen regarding where the hotel is located. Fuente, although the center of urban civilization in Cebu City, is rather not enticing for me because it is not one of the plush locations here in Cebu. And for a hotel who has made a name for itself around the world, fuente somehow is not the ideal place. But then again, who am I to judge? Maybe it is a marketing strategy or something especially that most of the businesses are of course located in Fuente.

But the ammenities are par excellence. Not so average hotel. A 23-storey twin tower hotel with different functions. At the ground floor, if you feel like having a coffee break or just wanting to chat with your friends over a nice brewed coffee. You can just slide in to Starbucks. If you want to belong to an elite membership, there is Club Ultima. If you want to dine over a nice panoramic view of the city, restaurants are available depending on your height tolerance. There is Kotie Japanese Restaurant at the 17th Floor for whose tastebuds crave for Sushi. Wang Shan Lo Chinese Cuisine at the 20th floor, I love this restaurant, love the food and the setting. Mr. Grill Restaurant at the 21st Floor. Night Talk Bar and Lounge at the 22nd floor, I love the setting here, it is like a combination of all culinary worlds but you'll have to book if you would like to dine here. The Peak Restobar at the 23 floor, what a nice, nice, nice place with a band to add the ambience. And for those not so into heights, there is the Glo Cafe and Restaurantat the second floor, love the eggs here yummy. You can choose how you would like your egg cooked, isn't that great?

The rooms are great as well. The best thing is rooms are internet ready, nice comfort room, bed is cozy and the view is spectacular during the night, just do not peak through the window during the day because it is not that great as it is typical heavy traffic laden streets and smog, typical for a commercialized location.

If you are into having fun while locked up in a hotel, Crown Regency offers variety of adventures for you. I haven't been to all the amenities, but I will tell you about those I have personal experience with. The Aqua Fitness Pool is an indoor pool located at the17th floor, I like the idea of having a fitness pool, what I dislike is the fact that the floor from the pool going to the shower room is very slippery, I'd say they should consider changing the floor tiling or perhaps add a path way so as to avoid any accidents.

I also love the family room, I guess that was the family room as far as i am concerned though. They have more like a play ground for children, little tables and chairs, you can practically host a children's party there if your budget permits and the audio visual room which showcases a 3D movie.

Then there is the Sky Experience adventure. This one is something new for a hotel here in Cebu. I tried the edge coaster since our package comes with a free ride. Nice view during the night, the thrill is average for me though but my coaster partner told me that his knees were already shaking because I had the coaster tilted at a maximum. The next day I tried the skywalk, nice nice. What I do not like is the fact that they control the picture taking, you cannot bring cameras while have the experience of what was so called the extreme. Every spectacular moment will only be captured in your memory, should you choose to have a keepsake you'd have to pay for an overpriced picture which is not your vision of the place at all. We were lucky enough to have a celebrity with us that's why we had a lot of pictures taken and for free.Also what's with the orange and blue jumpsuit we have to wear? They could have chosen a better neutral color of if flashing color is needed, I believe neon colors are not limited to these colors, but then again maybe those colors are considered as lucky colors, who knows...

I don't really have any photo I can share inside the hotel as we were there for business purposes msot of the time, so I will just show here the view outside the hotel. If you want to check the hotel out, you may browsed through: