Monday, December 6, 2010

Review: Sampaguita Suites-Plaza Garcia in Cebu

We stayed at the Sampaguita Suites when we were in Cebu three weeks ago. Sampaguita Suites is located in Plaza Garcia Building, Magallanes St., Cebu City. It is about 30 minutes taxi ride from the Mactan Cebu International Airport.

What I love about Sampaguita Suites Plaza Garcia is that it is very near the Magellan's Cross and the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño which are two of Cebu's most important historical and religious sites. Sampaguita Suites is also fronting the Bank of the Philippine Islands-Cebu Main Branch which has an ATM Machine and the La Nueva grocery store.

Sampaguita Suites room rates are as follows:

Single Standard- Php 698.00
1 twin-size bed good for 1 person.

Matrimonial Room- Php 898.00
1 queen-size bed good for 2 persons.

Double Standard- Php 998.00
2 single-size beds good for 2 persons

Triple Standard- Php 1,198.00
3 single-size beds good for 3 persons

Family Standard- Php 1,198.00
1 king-size bed good for 3 persons

Barkada Room- Php 1,298.00
2 double-size beds good for 4 persons

Family Executive
1 queen-size bed and 1  double-size bed good for 4 persons

All rooms are airconditioned with private bath, hot & cold shower, 21-inch cable TV, dresser & closet and PABX telephone. The family  room has a personal buddy refrigerator. Sampaguita Suites also have free Wifi at the lobby and coffee shop and free newspapers at the lobby.

The lobby of Sampaguita Suites-Plaza Garcia.

My wife and I stayed at this Matrimonial Room:

From the room's large window, the Magellan's Cross, BPI Cebu Main, the Sto. Niño Church and the Cebu mountains can be viewed:

 The BPI Cebu Main Building. Partly hidden are the Magellan's Cross in the left and the Sto. Niño Church in the right.

You can also view Plaza Sugbo and the Cebu City Hall:

Sampaguita Suites has affordable meals and spa services (click on the images to view the large-size photos):

We ordered sandwiches & spaghetti for snack and corned beef and beef tapa for breakfast:

We did have a pleasant stay at the Sampaguita Suites-Plaza Garcia. The rates are very affordable and its location gave us the opportunity to visit the Magellan's Cross and the Sto. Niño Church which are only a few steps away.

Useful Travel Tips:

1. From the Mactan Cebu International Airport, Sampaguita Suites-Plaza Garcia is only 20-30 minutes away. Metered taxi fare is less than Php 200.00.

2. Taxi fare going to SM Cebu from Sampaguita Suites Plaza Garcia is less than Php 100.00.

3. Sampaguita Suites Plaza Garcia is also walking distance to Malacañan sa Sugbo, Plaza Independencia and Fort San Pedro. If you want, you can also walk to Colon which is considered as the oldest street in the Philippines.

4. The other branch of Sampaguita Suites in Cebu is located in JRG Building (formerly Belvic Theatre), Mango Avenue, Cebu City.

5. Sampaguita Suites offer free shuttle service to and from the airport, ferry and fastcraft terminals. Contact the hotel for more information.

Contact Information:
Sampaguita Suites Plaza Garcia
Plaza Garcia Building Magallanes St.,
Cebu City
Tels. (032) 505-3978 and 505-3979

Sampaguita Suites JRG
2nd Floor, JRG Building (formerly the Belvic Theatre)
General Maxillom Avenue (Mango Avenue), Cebu City
Telephone: (032) 253-3672, (032) 253-5964




  1. The service is very very poor. I had an unpleasant experience when we stayed in this hotel. I EAT LAST WEEK A BEEF CALDERETA IT'S SALTY FOOD :(

  2. ` Affordable rates :) , and it is near at the Cebu's 2 historic places ..

    I had also try visiting the , it also features nice services :) . Try it guys ..

  3. Thank you for this idea. I think it will be a good choice for those who don't want to spend a lot of money but still want interesting and worthy trip. You can also use discounts and save some more money. I think you will also like it.


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