Arrived in Cebu from a ferry ride. The ferry ride was enjoyable once the seating was sorted out. A bunch of kids on a school field trip took over other people’s berthing spots. School teachers rounded up the kids and got them into the correct places. A short van ride from the dock to Hotel Fortuna in Cebu had us at our lodging. First thing we wanted was a hot shower. They used on demand hot water heaters. Both our room and the room the room the adult children stayed in had defective hot water heaters. A call to the front desk had a maintenance fixing both hot water heaters.
The next morning we went down for the free breakfast that came with our rooms. Stingy (Kirupot) does not begin to describe the portions. A fruit plate was delivered with three bites of fruit on it. Three-in-one coffee, juice and tepid foods.
Off we went on a guided tour. We saw where Magellan got whacked by Lapu-Lapu. Saw where Allegre makes musical instruments, saw Magellan’s Cross, and a very old home turned into a museum. All in all, if you have the time, rent a car and do this tour of Cebu on your own. Back to the hotel we refilled our water bottles and went out shopping. We were in a department store when everyone and everything just ground to a standstill. After everyone began moving again I asked the GF what was up with that and she said “Catholics having a radio prayer.” Wanted to try some Korean BBQ but it was the display that had set out all day at room temperature. Not wanting to experience LBM or worse we went elsewhere for dinner.
The hotel public areas were clean, as were the rooms. Privacy? Forget it. You could easily hear conversations down the hallway. The rooms were spartan with few amenities. We had a room with no view of the outside.
Hotel Fortuna has some rough edges, but is livable. The tour? Hmm, a bit overpriced for what you got, but it was good to see these things.