Spot Stays: This Cebu Hotel Is Not Too Far from Your Favorite Lechon Restaurants

That's more than enough reason to visit.

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Summit Galleria Cebu
General Maxilom Avenue corner B. Benedicto Street, Cebu City, Cebu
Rates start at P2,600

At a Glance
Room: Not too fancy that you wouldn't want to leave and check out Cebu's sights, but not too shabby that you're promised a good night's sleep after a tiring day.
Food and drink: Aside from the in-house Café Summit, you can choose from the many restaurants at the adjacent Robinsons Galleria Cebu.
Staff: Just a call away.
Why you should stay: It's beside a mall, which is convenient if you need extra supplies for your trip.

(SPOT.ph) Aside from its historical destinations and natural wonders, the province of Cebu in the Visayas is also popular because of its one-of-a-kind lechon. Carcar City is the place to get the best ones, but Cebu City also has its share of well-known restaurants where you can get the sought-after Visayas lechon. And if you're looking for a place to stay in the city, there's one that's within walking distance from popular lechon restaurants, such as Zach Lechon, Cebu's Original Lechon Belly, Ayer's Lechon, and San Roque Cebu Lechon. Plus, its location right next to a mall makes it convenient to feast on homegrown brands: Summit Galleria Cebu, which is right next to Robinsons Galleria Cebu along General Maxilom Avenue Extension in Cebu City.

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Summit Galleria Cebu's lobby
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Here's what you need to know about this hotel in Cebu:

Summit Galleria Cebu (SMG), the flagship hotel of Summit Hotels and Resorts, has a total of 220 rooms, including the 17 Summit Suites that are designed based on what Cebu's known for: mangoes, the Sinulog Festival, and Lapu-Lapu. Room rates range from P2,600 (Deluxe Twin and Deluxe King) to P6,100 (Summit Suite Lapu-Lapu); and if you're going with the whole family, their Premier Room (P3,600) has one king-sized bed and a single bed in a separate room. 

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Mango Premier Room
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It is 40 square meters in size and has a living area.
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It has one king-sized bed and a separate bed.
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There's a desk for when you need to work while on vacation. We all know why.
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The Mango Premier Room is inspired by the sweet mangoes available on the island.
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What to Do

If you're looking to explore Cebu City before your adventure in other parts of the province, SMG is within a two-kilometer radius from Magellan's Cross, Basilica Minore del Santo Niño Cebu, Fort San Pedro, Casa Gorordo Museum, Cebu Provincial Museum, and the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House. It's also 12 kilometers away from the airport, which makes it a convenient pitstop before heading out to southern or northern Cebu.

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Indoor swimming pool
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Apex Fitness Center
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SMG also has its own indoor swimming pool for when you just want to take a dip in the evening or do some laps in the morning.

Where to Eat

SMG just opened the fifth Café Summit, which is Summit Hotels and Resorts' dining concept brand. Like all the other Café Summit, SMG's in-house restaurant has the distinct cuisine of its location, but with a twist. Most of their ingredients are locally produced, too, which is in line with the F&B brand's push to promote Filipino food and produce.

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They have, for example, Scallops Duo (P180), which is scallops prepared in two ways: battered and ceviche. The latter is their own take on kinilaw—part of the famous Cebuano concept of sutokil (sugba or grill, tola or soup, and kilaw or ceviche).

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Scallops Duo (P180) 
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If you're looking for a salad, but also can't let go of your meat, there's the Summit Caesar Salad (P250), which comes with pork bagnet (P50). For a hot bowl, SMG has its own take on the Chicken and Prawn Laksa (P395).

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Summit Ceasar Salad (P250) 
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Chicken and Prawn Laksa (P395)
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But Café Summit is most famous for its entrees and even non-guest hotels frequent the place. Prices aren't too high, too. They have the full-blown Cebuano's Sutokil (P495), which is a fish dish prepared in three ways; Bistek Tagalog (P370); and Savoury Smothered Pork (P310) among others.

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Cebuano's Sutokil (P495)
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Danggit Aglio e Olio (P310)
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If you've tried most dishes at Café Summit, you can move on to the other restaurants at Robinsons Galleria Cebu. The restaurant has a direct connection to the mall, which makes it more convenient to try out other local dining outposts like Chikaan, which serves homecooked dishes placed in a bilao that are perfect for sharing; and Dumaguete's famous Sans Rival for your sweet cravings. Once in a while, Robinsons Galleria Cebu holds trade fairs and pop-ups of other Cebuano brands at their atrium.

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Summit Galleria Cebu's connection to the mall is through Cafe Summit
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Check out our Tiktok video of this hotel in Cebu:

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Summit Galleria Cebu is at General Maxilom Avenue corner B. Benedicto Street, Cebu City, Cebu. Rates start at P2,600. For more information, visit Summit Hotels and Resorts' website.

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