I've stayed at The Henry in Cebu several times in the past couple years and each experience has been great. I am always on the look out for more interesting and fun places to stay at and The Henry delivers on that front.
First of all, I love how the floors are all varnished concrete, and even entering the lobby, you immediately get a taste of what to expect in the rest of the hotel. It has quirky decor and knick knacks that creates a sense of Organized Confusion, and I mean that in a very good way. It's almost like entering your cool friend's apartment, which makes you comfortable and at home right away.
Another thing I like is that the rooms are all different, so in the 3 times I have stayed at The Henry, I have never stayed in a room that looked like the last, which makes it quite exciting because aside from the size of the room, you never really know what you are going to get!
I'm also really into the graffiti on the walls. I'm big on street art and I love how it feels like a very posh warehouse that has been turned into a living space. Rica's, the restaurant adjacent to the hotel, has decent food and super cool decor. Think oversized tables and chairs and an extension to the industrial chic of the hotel.
Their pool isn't too big, but it's a nice cozy spot for guests. I find myself having breakfast outdoors when I'm there, as I don't have the luxury of doing so in Manila. Location-wise, I feel it is close enough to get to where I usually need to go, plus there are two really good restaurants just a stone's throw away- my fave French Bistro- TYMAD and an authentic Italian spot called Antica Osteria.
I'm leaving for Paris in a little over two months, and I'm hoping to be able to go back to Cebu before I leave. Will definitely spend half my stay here again and the other half in Mactan. IF I come back after my studios, I'm considering moving to Cebu. Love this city! :)