There’s a Crimson Resort in Cebu, beside the airport, and another one in Mactan. I stayed in Mactan (crimson-resort-spa.cebuphilippineshotels.com). It’s large and has a casino in it. It’s not that accessible with its long driveway, but there’s a taxi lane there.
It’s quite a big hotel but somewhat old. But its location is right at the heart of Mactan and it is near major stores and eateries.
The rooms are spacious and have a lovely view. The private baths have the necessary toiletries for a stranded traveller. There’s a TV set with cable channels. The room’s cooling system is okay, especially during the hot season.
There’s a cafe-cum-restaurant at the ground floor, which is convenient when you are in a rush. The food is not that spectacular, but acceptable. But with good restaurants nearby, you have lots of choice in your hands. Some reviews here luxuryhotelawards.com/hotel/crimson-resort-spa-mactan were helpful for me.
The lobby is as big and grand as the exterior, but the rooms did not meet my expectations. Service also wasn’t impressive. When I arrived still groggy from my morning flight, I was asked to wait till 1pm because they said that’s the check-in time. With still 2 hours away, I complained that I couldn’t hang around with my heavy luggage in tow.
Finally, they gave me a room, but the electronic key was malfunctioning. I was a bit disappointed by it. Good thing their buffet is extravagant.
If you are traveling on a tight budget and need a place to leave your belongings and stay for the night, this resort is right for you. It is near the provincial hall; thus, it is accessible to taxis and jeepneys, the local transport.
Some rooms are not that spectacular and a bit cramped. Still, it’s comfortable enough, with a TV set, air-conditioning unit, and private bath. I found some nice photos on the website twomonkeystravelgroup.com/crimson-resort-spa-mactan-cebu-philippines-review. The only thing is that there is no elevator and it’s a bit of a hassle to take your heavy luggage up stairs.