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Manila
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The location is the best thing about this hotel since it is within walking distance from the Fuente circle. It lacks hooks in the shower where we can hang clothes, etc. The breakfast is basic but can be improved. There is no brewed coffee. It rained while we were asleep and when we woke up there was water that ponded...

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VerbenaHotel, Manager at Verbena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tonitanch, On behalf of the team and management, We apologized for the inconvenience that you have experiences during your stayed with us ,Your Encouraging review will motivate us to improve our simple amenities and services . Verbena Hotel is devoted in providing excellent service with a positive aura and a relaxing ambiance that would rejuvenate oneself. Thank you and...

Marikina, Philippines
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Despite being budget friendly, it was surprising that the quality of room, service and hospitality was not compromised as expected otherwise. The room was with basic needs from wifi to hot and cold shower that normally with budget hotels wifi will only be available at the lobby. Service and hospitality was outstanding, wich surpassed my expectations from a budget hotel....

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VerbenaHotel, Manager at Verbena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jronnie 888, We would like to thank you for choosing to stay at Verbena Hotel . On behalf of the team and management, we would like to extend our warm appreciation for a very positive review from a valued guest. Verbena Hotel is devoted to providing 28 years of excellent service with a positive aura and a relaxing ambiance...

Butuan, Philippines
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

That scent when you blast through their glass doors instantly fills up your nostrils and that, rejuvenates your soul. This is our 2nd stay here in Verbena. The last time we've stayed was when the establishment still have the antique vibe as it was built in the 40s. But now, change was very evident. I love the modern look upfront....

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VerbenaHotel, Manager at Verbena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Redchic4 Thank you for your stay with us at Verbena Hotel. We were pleased to note that you appreciated the service and simple amenities of our hotel, Your Encouraging review will motivate us to constantly improve our service. Verbena Hotel is devoted in providing excellent service with a positive aura and a relaxing ambiance that would rejuvenate oneself for...

Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Upon entering the hotel, their aromatic scent seems so refreshing. I love it. I was in a Magellana room, it's simple yet comfortable. Their rate is just affordable for a single one, as I've chosen Verbena hotel. The next time I'll come back if ever, I'll be with my family. I am definitely going to recommend Verbena Pension House to...

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VerbenaHotel, Manager at Verbena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andrea Mae, We would like to thank you for choosing to stay at Verbena Hotel . On behalf of the team and management, we would like to extend our warm appreciation for a positive review from a valued guest. Verbena Hotel is devoted in providing excellent service with a positive aura and a relaxing ambiance that would rejuvenate oneself....

Davao City, Philippines
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Me and my family stayed there for 2 days as we entered in the hotel the good accomodation is there.friendly staff with the smile.Good service is there. Rates are very affordable and the free buffet breakfast was included.The location of the hotel is good because its near to many recreational and some foods that we ate. Your welcome as a...

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VerbenaHotel, Manager at Verbena Hotel, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for choosing to stay at Verbena Hotel . On behalf of the team and management, we would like to extend our warm appreciation for a positive review from a valued guest. Verbena Hotel is devoted in providing excellent service with a positive aura and a relaxing ambiance that would rejuvenate oneself. Please let us...

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Location- just a few steps away from Capitol and Fuente Circle. Surrounded with many establishments. Accessible through private or PUJs Services- very friendly and accommodating staffs, will attained all your amenities and request right away. Spaciousness- Empress rooms are more comfortable than Magelena Cleanliness- Just fine Needs Improvement- slow flow of water esp. when taking shower, breakfast choices buffet limited...

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VerbenaHotel, Manager at Verbena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Mariang We would like to thank you for choosing to stay at Verbena Hotel . On behalf of the team and management, we would like to extend our warm appreciation for a positive review from a valued guest. Your Encouraging review will motivate us to constantly improve our service. Please let us know if there is anything we...

Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife stayed there for 2 days when we were on vacation before going back to Chicago. The place is not big but decent. It is clean and quiet. The staff are very respectful. The service is prompt. Met the manager, Mr. R. Parreño, and he was very accommodating. 'gave us safety tips while on vacay and was...

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here 08/11/2016. We booked two lanai rooms to accomodate 15 pax. Inside each rooms they have towels, soap, cabinet with hanger, drinking glass and cable tv. Part of the accomodation also is the buffet breakfast. Their frontdesk is very accomodating and will attend your needs as soon as possible. Good for people that is looking for budget hotel...

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VerbenaHotel, Manager at Verbena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kevin Thank you for your stay with us at Verbena Hotel. We were pleased to note that you appreciated the service and simple amenities of our hotel, Your Encouraging review will motivate us to constantly improve our service. Please let us know if there is anything we missed in making your stay memorable. If at any time you have...

Las Pinas, Philippines
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We stayed here for a night during our trip to Cebu. We got two rooms. First room was one big room with 4 double decker beds which can fit 10 people. It has two toilets. The other room can accommodate 3 of our elders. The rooms and toilets were clean and the staff were friendly, The free wi-fi is strong...

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Reviewed 8 June 2016

My stay in verbena pension house was great the staffs and the people here is very accommodating and good services offer.They also have tour packages that are very affordable.i was amaze on the ambiance and also the place is nice next to malls and hospitals.

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Verbena Pension House soon to be transformed into Verbena Hotel to continue bringing you the comforts of a home. Verbena's drive towards uncompromising excellence in customer service and accommodation springs from a history that had become pivotal to this customer-focused business. Verbena had its humble beginning on May 3, 1976 as a small makeshift eatery. "Cozy Nook" was located in the garage of Engr. Pedro Urgello's duplex residence along "Verbena Street," hence its name today. It served mainly taxi drivers trying to get hearty comfort food to get them through their daily grind. The dishes fish head tinola and caldereta were among the top sellers that drew attention to its customers. Eventually, the reputation of good and affordable food reached office workers of establishments within its vicinity who later made the place their regular eating place. Its popularity grew to gain the moniker "Back Han Palace" since it was located behind the former Great Han Palace restaurant. The proprietor, Justina T. Urgello, an insightful businesswoman and wife of Engr. Pedro Urgello, shelled out a meager amount about P 1,170 as capital for her small eatery which paid off when business boomed even more. Ten years later, in 1986, Mrs. Justina Urgello loaned P 150,000 from the bank for the construction of a 3-storey lodging house. This came about after her desire to open a safe, clean and affordable boarding/lodging house for medical students of the neighboring medical school. Mission: We commit to continuously offer excellent, convenient accommodation as well as quality and decent customer services to our valued guests. Vision To be recognized as best Pension House in Queen City of the South-Cebu. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Verbena Hotel

Address: 584-A Don Gil Garcia Street | Capitol Site, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Cebu City
Price Range: $37 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Verbena Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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Also Known As:
Verbena Pension House Hotel Cebu City
Verbena Hotel Cebu Island/Cebu City
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“Choose the ones in the second floor where there is less noise but not too high.”
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“We prefer the lower floor, ease of carrying stuff up the stairs.”
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“Rooms on the south side are quiter”
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“" Affordable room price nice location for medical, leisure and business trip "”
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