Review: Glojam Town ApartelleMost of the famous five-star hotels in Cebu are really expensive. Also, most of them are located in Mactan Island – a bit far from the heart of Cebu City.
If you want to enjoy modern and posh amenities, closer to the bustling city of Cebu and for a notably more affordable cost, Glojam Town Apartelle is your best bet. Although a new player in the market, Glojam has already earned a good reputation, so I decided to find out why.
Glojam is located at V.L Building corner Colon Panganiban Street, Cebu City, Philippines 6000.
By Taxi: Tell the taxi driver to take you to Panganiban Street. Glojam is located adjacent to the large Katipunan Lumber. You won’t miss it because it is the only apartelle within the area.
By Jeepney: Ride a jeepney that will take you to Panganiban Street.
If you are getting there from Mactan Cebu International Airport, it will probably take you 30-45 minutes to reach Glojam, without a traffic jam.
One look and you would know that the building is new. It has a grand and clean lobby and a comfortable lounge area.
Services and Facilities
Glojam Town Apartelle accepts cash and credit cards, so you won’t have to worry much about payments. It also has an ATM machine on site.
For senior citizens and the injured, there is an elevator access for all floors. Although brown outs or power outage is a common phenomenon in the Philippines, you won’t have to worry as it has a standby generator.
Other services and facilities are:
Daily rooms rates inclusion of complimentary breakfast
Air Conditioned Room
Hot & Cold Shower
Wi-Fi internet access
Refrigerator (extra charge)
Personal refrigerator (Junior Suite)
Glojam Café & Resto
Safety deposit boxes
24 hours Automatic fire alarm System
24 hours Security
24 hours – CCTV Security System
24 hours – Front Office Service
Room Rates and Review
Glojam Town Apartelle has a variety of rooms to choose from. Each room includes a daily plated breakfast, complimentary drinking water and Wi-Fi access. A maximum of two children who are below 7 years old are free of charge.
DOUBLE – Bed(s) 1 Double Bed = Maximum of 1 person PHP 1,170.00
DOUBLE – Bed(s) 1 Queen Bed = Maximum of 2 person PHP1,287.00
FAMILY – Bed(s) 1 Single Bed, 1 Queen Bed = Maximum of 3 person PHP 1,989.00
SINGLE – Bed(s) 1 Single Bed = With View PHP 936.00
SINGLE – Bed(s) 1 Single Bed = With Terrace PHP 995.00
DOUBLE – Bed(s) 1 Queen Bed = Maximum of 1 person PHP 1,346.00
DOUBLE – Bed(s) 1 Queen Bed = Maximum of 2 person PHP 1,463.00
FAMILY – Bed(s) 1 Single Bed, 1 Double Bed = With Terrace, Maximum of 3 person PHP 2,048.00
JUNIOR SUITE – Bed(s) 1 King Bed = Maximum of 2 person PHP 2,340.00
SUPERIOR ROOM – Bed(s) 1 Queen Bed = With View, Maximum of 2 person PHP 1,755.00
SUPERIOR ROOM – Bed(s) 1 Queen Bed = With Terrace, Maximum of 2 person PHP 1,872.00
Other charges are:
P350.00 per extra person/night
P100.00 per extra breakfast
The rooms are surprisingly spacious, considering that the price isn’t that high. The toilet, sheets, walls and everything else were very, very, very clean. Maybe because the building is new. Nevertheless, you won’t find a single creepy crawly inside the place. The TV is just flat screen, so… meh. But I can overlook that. The water pressure in the bathroom is just fine, too.
The building itself is safe. There is 24 hour security and CCTV to boot. But still, I won’t recommend you to go walking around Panganiban Street late at night. I’m sure no local would.
What to Do in Glojam
Okay, so Glojam doesn’t have a swimming pool, a gym or even a karaoke room. So most of the fun can be found outside.
Nearby parks, sports centers and government buildings:
Cebu City Hall
Cebu City Sports Complex
Region VII LTO
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Development Bank of the Philippines
Bank of the Philippine Islands
Banco de Oro
City State Savings Bank
City Savings Bank
Cebu City Medical Center
Basilica del Sto. Nino
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
Nearby shopping malls and supermarkets:
La Nueva Supermart
Elizabeth Mall (E-Mall)
Nearby tourist spots:
Fort San Pedro at Plaza Independencia
Malacanang of Cebu
For pasalubongs or gifts, you can buy dried fish and squid (buwad or daing) at the nearby Tabo-an market. Ever wondered what a tartanilla (horse-drawn carriage) ride is like? You will still find a few of those within the vicinity.
Where to Eat
Glojam has its very own Glojam Café & Resto which serves delicious continental and Filipino cuisine. The restobar is open from 7am (perfect for early risers) and closes at 11pm.
Glojam has a reservation system and a booking system, which really ensures that you get the room on a specific date.
All in all, I would say that Glojam Town Apartelle is a great place to stay, if you wish to be closer to the heart of Cebu. It would make a perfect apartelle especially during Sinulog season (because it is very near to where the parades, fluvial parades and processions pass through) and even during the Christmas holidays.
I would give Glojam 4 out of 5 stars.
You may contact them through their website at http://www.glojamtown.com. Via phone at +63 032 520 8499, fax them at +63 032 520 8498 or connect with them via Facebook at http://facebook.com/glojamtown