02 Sep Top Hotels in Cagayan de Oro Based on TripAdvisor
They say that a hotel is like a second home for travelers. A hotel needs to make its guests feel that “homely” touch even when away from their own abodes when traveling for work or vacation.
Cagayan de Oro is no exception to this golden rule for hotels because of its economic position now as the gateway of Mindanao as well as the BIMP-EAGA gateway for international trading and distribution to the far corners of Mindanao. Cagayan de Oro’s strategic position in these aspects also means that the city will receive its fair share of travelers, both on business and for tourism. Thus, CDO’s hotels have to be top-of-the-line when it comes to accommodations, service, and the like.
In the span of a decade, Cagayan de Oro can now boast some of the best world class accommodations based on TripAdvisor and the Department of Tourism National Accommodation Standards for Hotels.
This is the government agency and standard tasked to accredit all hotels as soon as they open and eventually award them a “star” rating based on fixed standards for location, facilities, reception, housekeeping, food and beverage, recreational facilities, entertainment, engineering and maintenance, support facilities, and service staff. The more of these a hotel has, and the higher they score to maintain these, the higher their star rating.
Starting with a one-star rating, the highest any hotel can achieve is five stars. Hotels that fall below a one-star rating are given a new rating either using Economy Class or Standard Class. This is usually given to small hotels or resorts because of their small size to begin with.
In CDO we can boast at least 8 accredited hotels given the high standard of De Luxe Class to First Class. This means that these hotels rate at least two stars at the lowest and up to five stars. This is a long way from the 1980’s and 90’s wherein only two hotels in CDO had two stars at the most.
1. Seda Centrio Hotel – 4 stars on TripAdvisor
This is another new hotel in the city located beside the Ayala Centrio Mall. This 150-room hotel is located along Corrales Avenue and C.M. Recto Avenue, giving it easy access to the city’s other cosmopolitan and recreation venues as well as tourist and historical spots and museums.
It carries a wide array of room amenities, features, facilities, and services paired with superior hotel guest service.
Amenities include free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and the only airport shuttle service that can be accessed even by non-hotel guests.
2. Limketkai Luxe Hotel – 4 stars on TripAdvisor
One of the city’s newest hotels located beside city’s biggest mall, the Limketkai Center, this is one of CDO’s 4-star ranked hotels that boast 213 rooms.
Its world-class amenities, services, and facilities include free breakfast, free use of the swimming pool, use of the fitness gym, and free Wi-Fi.
It is the only hotel in the city that features a rooftop swimming pool.
Its state of the art guest rooms are comparable even with the best hotels in Manila.
It has a first class Kave Restaurant and Bar, a Chinese specialty restaurant, an Executive Lounge Bar, and a Pool Bar.
3. N Hotel – 4 stars on TripAdvisor
Located along Kauswagan highway on the west side of the city, this 68-room hotel is considered as one of the most popular in the city given its great hotel amenities and swimming pool.
The hotel even offers valet parking and a world-class restaurant and coffee shop. Guests have the additional amenities of free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and free use of the swimming pool.
4. Pryce Plaza – 3.5 stars on TripAdvisor
This 81-room hotel located in Upper Carmen Hill used to be CDO’s first and only 4-star hotel. It is the only panoramic hotel overlooking the whole city with a breathtaking view at night, and CDO’s first convention hotel.
It has one of the best seafood and grill and Japanese restaurants in the city as well as a world class café and bar. It even has its own spa, fitness gym, and Olympic-size swimming pool.
Pryce boasts the biggest ballrooms and function rooms that can fit up to 1,500 persons. Miss Cagayan de Oro and Mutya ng Pilipinas pageants in the past have already been held in these ballrooms.
5. Marco Hotel – 3.5 stars on Tripadvisor
This fairly large 60-room environmental and business hotel located at the Alwana Park in Cugman on the east side of the city is surrounded by lush trees and vegetation that has remained untouched around the nature park.
It has gained a reputation as the hotel for large conferences and seminars for large corporations. It is actually one of the most popular hotels in the city due to its large swimming pool and function rooms and ballrooms.
6. Hotel Koresco – 3 stars on TripAdvisor
This suburb hotel is located away from the busy city center at the Pueblo de Oro Golf Estates, Old Airport Road, Lumbia. It was originally envisioned to serve South Koreans and other foreigners arriving via the old Lumbia airport in order to take advantage of the world class Pueblo Golf Course.
This 43-room hotel boasts great amenities in its room and facilities service such as 24-hour room service, airport pick-up service, free breakfast, free use of fitness club and swimming pool, 29” cable TV with in-house movie channels, safety deposit box, wake-up call service, mineral water service, mini-bar, international direct-dial phone, private bidet, daily laundry service, and most rooms with panoramic view of golf course. They also have a restaurant, karaoke bar, and function rooms.
7. Mallberry Suites – 3 stars on TripAdvisor
Termed as a business hotel, this 300-room hotel is located on Florentino Street, Robinson’s Center, beside the Limketkai Mall.
It has a world-class restaurant that provides great musical entertainment at night, one of only a few hotels in CDO that still do.
It also has conference, function, and board rooms suited for business meetings, conferences, and seminars or workshops.
8. Maxandrea Hotel – 3 stars on TripAdvisor
This 47-room hotel is conveniently located near the heart of the city on J.R. Borja corner Pres. Aguinaldo Streets. Its location gives it access to the lively centers and great restaurants that abound in the Divisoria area. This popular hotel offers a broad range of amenities coupled with superior customer service that have people frequenting this hotel as repeat customers. It offers three types of rooms with great facilities and services.
They say that the mark of a great and growing city is the number of high-rise buildings, tourism spots, and world-class accommodations. With CDO’s first class hotels around the city, not only do they epitomize the high rise building effect, but also provides world class accommodations to those who want to access the city’s tourism spots or for business traveling. It is foreseen that as the city continues to grow economically, more first class hotels will rise up in the city to accommodate the city’s growing tourism and venue as business hub of Northern Mindanao.