I was recently in Cebu on a special trip that reunited some of the bloggers from my Trip of Wonders batch (3). Can’t believe that it had been 2 almost years since the Trip of Wonders. It was so good to see everyone again. We went everywhere together like we did in Indonesia. Us in front of Temple of Leah, an elaborate Roman inspired structure lovingly dedicated to Leah by her family.

Bai Hotel Cebu

Bai Hotel Cebu was our home for 2 nights. We had first hand experience the best of Bai Hotel’s five star services in a fuss-free business hotel set-up. The highlight is that we got to try out all of Bai Hotel’s 8 restaurants. Seems a lot for such a short stay right? But we did.

The next time you’re in Cebu, either for business or holiday, I recommend checking out Bai Hotel Cebu. It is located between Cebu and Mandaue City, within short distance from ports and business district.

Bai Hotel is currently the biggest hotel in the Viz-Min region with 688 hotel rooms of 10 accommodation types.  The hotel is fully in operation but with some minor works still on going. It will have its grand opening in March 2018.

The Rooms

Bai Hotel Cebu Rooms

Bai Hotel Cebu Rooms

This is the deluxe room I shared with Ruth. It spacious with beautiful interior fitted with thoughtful amenities such as below:

The Roof Deck Pool + Pool Bar

I love hotels with swimming pool even if I normally don’t go dip in. Just like the idea I can if I want to. Bai Hotel brought business hotel swimming pool to the next level – roof deck level to be specific.

The swimming pool area is gorgeous from all angles. It is located at the edge of the deck, so you can be in the pool and overlook the city below. Having a sundown swimming is the best because  you will also have the view of the sun setting.

View from the Twilight Bar,

I suppose I should mention that they also have fully equipped fitness center with sauna; for people who are to gym as I am to swimming pool.


The Restaurants

Bai Hotel Cebu features 8 exceptional restaurants that are a gastronomical celebration. Some of us had the pleasure of sampling all of them. I missed out on the Japanese Restaurant Ume because I went diving in Mactan.

Cafe Bai

Opens Mondays to Sundays 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Cafe Bai is an All Day Buffet Dining Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet. It serves wide variety of Asian and Western cuisine and has a live cooking stations. Free flowing drinks including beer!

It has become a popular place for Cebu locals to have buffet that rivals popular restaurants like Vikings and Buffet 101.

Lunch Buffet is priced at 599++ and dinner at 699++. Weekend and Holiday Lunch & Dinner at 699++.


Marble + Grain Steakhouse

Lunch Open 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM 
Dinner Open 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM 
Closed on Mondays
A stylish and upscale steakhouse serving the finest custom-aged USDA prime beef, great service and excellent wine selection. The menu also includes seafood, lamb, pork, and poultry dishes.

Be on the lookout sometimes they offer Steak-all-you-can at  999++


Executive Club Lounge

Monday to Sunday 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Exclusive to Executive Club Floor guests, serves complimentary buffet-style breakfast, light refreshments, afternoon tea, cocktails and beers. Take your breakfast in peace or with your private party.


Wallstreet Coffee + Bar

Opens 24 Hours
Wallstreet Coffee serves all signature selections of a traditional coffee house, drips and decafs, lattes and blended drinks, juices and teas too. They also have assorted freshly baked goodies. This is a hangout place for students and coffee lovers.

I visited this place more than the other restaurant because this is the designated smoking area for Bai Hotel Cebu.


Twilight Roofdeck Lounge + Bar

Opens Friday, Saturday 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM

of neon lights, cocktails and DJ. This is where you can have your weekend nightlife in Cebu. Twilight offers membership to Cebu locals. For more check info here: Twilight Membership Program

Twilight Bar in Bai Hotel


Ume Japanese Cuisine

Lunch Open 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM 
Dinner Open 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM 
Closed on Mondays
High-end Traditional Japanese cuisine featuring made-to-order sushi, soba, rice bowls and a la carte yakitori, sashimi, and other dishes by Japanese chef.
This is the restaurant I missed because I decided to eat Korean Chicken with some friends while diving Mactan. But I thought it deserves to be mentioned because my friends raved about it.


Bai Hotel Cebu –Your Host in The South


Around Bai Hotel

  • 25 minutes from Mactan-Cebu International Airport
  • 10 minutes from domestic Port of Cebu
  • 25 minutes from Cebu Business Park
  • 20 minutes from Cebu I.T. Park
  • Parkmall and SM City
  • Chong Hua Hospital Mandaue & UMED Hospital
  • Fort San Pedro, Basilica Minore del Santo Nino de Cebu & Magellan’s Cross

Cebu Office

Ouano Avenue cor. Seno Boulevard North Reclamation Area, Mandaue City Cebu, Philippines
+63 32 342 8888 | +63 32 355 8888

Manila Sales & Reservations Office

Unit 704 Cityland Herrera Tower VA Rufino cor.Valero Streets Salcedo Village 1227 Makati City
+63 2 856 6777 | +63 2 9567888