Escario Central Hotel: Setting A Standard for Budget Hotels in Cebu

When you are on a limited budget while in Cebu City and need a hotel that is both affordable, accessible, and decent, try the Escario Central Hotel. It is located at the Escario Central Mall along Escario Street, Cebu City. I booked one night here recently and I was amazed at how it turned out.

Amazing Location 

Escario Central Hotel is located at a perfect location. It is at the far end of the Escario Central Mall, right at the heart of the city. It is very accessible to churches, malls, government offices, restaurants, and other businesses. Right within Escario Central Mall is a 7-11 store that is open 24/7, several restaurants and cafes. Zubuchon, Politics, and Porto's are some of the restaurants at this strip mall. There's also Nice Day Carwash and a bank. Right across the mall is another business complex with restaurants such as Yakimix, Hausbrandt Caffe, and Cebu's Original Lechon Belly, some banks, a fastfood, and a number of other businesses. Also a stone's throw away are other restaurants such as Penong's, McDonald's, and Combini Cafe. It is a short walking distance to the Cebu Provincial Capitol. The hotel is a jeepney ride away from Ayala Center Cebu. It is also a jeepney ride to either midtown or downtown Cebu.

Affordable Rates 

Despite its central location in the city, the rates at Escario Central Hotel are not expensive. I got an Orange Room for PhP 1,800 for one night. The Red Room is even cheaper at PhP 1,500 a night but there was none available the night I stayed there. At that price, there's no surprise no Red Room was available anymore.

Decent Accommodations

Despite the very affordable price, the quality is not compromised at Escario Central Hotel. The Orange Room had 2 queen size beds. It can easily fit 4 average size persons. Of course PhP 1,800 was the rate for 2 persons. The Red Room features 2 double beds. Both rooms has it's own toilet and bath, has 2 complimentary water bottles, 2 towels, 2 pieces of bath soap and 2 sachets of shampoo.

Orange room at Escario Central Hotel
Orange Room

The halls are well kept as well. They have very clean halls, a zen fountain, and a wide enough lawn and mini garden with chairs and tables with beach umbrellas providing cover.

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Contact Information

Here is Escario Central Hotel's contact information:

Street Address: Escario Central Mall, Escario Street, Barangay Camputhaw, Cebu City
Telephone Number: +63 32 520 2222

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