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Montebello Villa Hotel

Tucked amid the bustling metropolis, Montebello Villa Hotel is a verdant oasis in the heart of Cebu City. This sprawling 4-hectare garden resort hotel exudes an old world charm with its beautiful landscaped gardens and Spanish-inspired architecture.

To date, Montebello Villa Hotel is the oldest existing hotel in the city. For 46 years (and counting) it offers the same brand of service excellence and genuine Cebuano hospitality that its guests keep coming home to time and time again.

Contact Info

Gov. M. Cuenco Avenue, Banilad, Cebu
(032) 231 3681

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About Montebello Villa Hotel

Who It’s For: Montebello Villa Hotel is not just a place to rest after exploring the vibrant Queen City of The South—it’s a luxurious oasis at the heart of Cebu. The hotel is a refreshing respite whether you’re visiting the locale’s teeming business hub or the historical landmarks that dot the area.

Worry not about travel time as this picturesque garden hotel is just a few minutes away from notable spots, such as the Cebu IT Park and the University of the Philippines - Cebu. Even if it’s smack in the middle of all the action, the hotel’s sprawling 3-hectare ground is perfect for quiet relaxation after a long day.

Business Travelers: Neighboring top business destinations, the hotel’s central location is ideal for working travelers. Take advantage of the excellent Wi-Fi coverage in the hotel. Make use of the business center with numerous computer stations or the modern meeting rooms.

Families: With its spacious family rooms and numerous children’s areas, the hotel is truly an excellent choice for families. Children will have a great time sliding at the playground area, fishing at the lagoon, or swimming in the kiddie pool. For older children and teenagers, the hotel’s game room has a billiard table, foosball, air hockey, and board games. Gaisano Country Mall is also just a short walk away for parents who need a quick supply run.

Couples: Romance oozes from the fragrance of flowers from the jardin to the curtained cabanas by the sparkling pool. Fall in love with the dreamy setting of the gardenview rooms and the al fresco dining at the hotel’s La Terraza restaurant.


As the recipient of Trip Advisor’s 2018 Certificate of Excellence and rated as one of SunStar’s 2018 Best of Cebu, the Montebello Villa Hotel is certainly in a league of its own when it comes to amenities.

Pools: There are three swimming pools in the hotel: the main swimming pool, kiddie pool, and resort pool. Soak up some sun while napping on a lounge chair or unwind in one of the elegant cabanas around the pools. A lifeguard is on duty during swimming hours and guests can enjoy refreshments from the poolside Resort Pool Bar.

Restaurants: La Terraza is known for its signature Montebello dishes and its sumptuous array of fresh seafood fare. Revel in the bestselling cakes and crepes at Café Bougainvillea if you’re craving delectable desserts. For the perfect nightcap, The Pool Bar has a variety of wines and exhilarating tropical concoctions.

Hiking Trail: How many Cebu City hotels can proudly claim having a hiking trail on site? You can take a scenic walk after a filling breakfast buffet from the hotel’s restaurant or snap a couple of shots from the many Instagram-worthy spots in the garden. Enjoy the explosion of colors from the flowering bougainvillea and the shade from towering palm trees while exploring the city’s sole garden hotel.

PWD Facilities: This Cebu hotel takes pride in providing convenience and comfort for all guests, especially for persons with disabilities. There are considerably spacious guest rooms and restrooms that can cater to specialized needs, as well as wheelchairs and ramps.


One of the best things about Montebello Villa Hotel is its proximity to the most in-demand locations in the city. Squeeze in as much activities to your vacation as possible or be on top of your hectic business schedule as the hotel is just minutes away from various key destinations.

Magellan’s Cross: One of the most symbolic displays in Cebu, this landmark is frequented by tourists because of its historical and religious value. Check out the cross erected by Magellan to signify the propagation of Catholicism in the Philippines. Travelling is a breeze because it’s just 5 kilometers away from the hotel.

Taoist Temple: Another famous landmark is the Taoist Temple in the city’s Beverly Hills Subdivision. It is a multi-tiered structure that is both a place of meditation for worshippers and an inspiring destination for regular tourists. Take the 100 steps to reach the ridge overlooking the city. You might be a bit out of breath once you get to the top, but the unrestricted views are worth the effort.

Colon Street: Walk along the oldest and shortest national road in the Philippines. Colon Street is a short drive away from the hotel and is the place to go for astounding bargains. You can buy anything from clothes to antique pieces. Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes as Colon Street can be very busy and crowded.