Edna Lee

As a teacher, designer and stewarding officer of the trio of green Permaculture-inspired hotels (The Mayflower Inn, West Gorordo Hotel and Elicon House), Edna Lee does not limit the application of her Permaculture trainings to outer appearances but together with the teachings of Buddha, inculcates it into her way of life and the lives of those around her as well. She is the co-founder of the Psychology Volunteers on Bikes, a volunteer group advocating for a sustainable, livable and egalitarian community by engaging in a consciousness change that is both regenerative and transformative, applying the ethics of care: caring for the people, the planet and the future. Aside from biking and stewarding the hotels, she also loves spending time in KPAF (Katunggan Permaculture Adventure Farm) and KGZ (Kamagayan Green Zone), going on sustainable tours around the country, blogging, and doing comedy.




Permaculture Trainings Completed:

  • Compressed 7-day Permaculture Design Certificate Course
    Teacher: Bert Peters
    Feb 2008
    Cabiokid Foundation, Cabiao, Nueva Ecija
  • 2-week Permaculture Sustainability Tour
    Kansas, New Mexico (USA), Texas and Juarez (Mexico)
    Sites visited: Eco-villages, Alternative Natural Building Constructions (Straw, bale and Mud), Community-built Children’s Playground, For profit Organizations, Bio-mass factory, At-risk teens leadership camp, Battered women’s center, Play therapy center, Orphanage,
    St. Joseph Foundation, Topeka, Kansas, USA

Corazon Lee

corazon lee

Property Affairs Officer, Mayflower Realty Inc.

110 Gorordo Av, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

Phone: +63(32) 231 4347

Permaculture Trainings Completed:

  • Introduction to Permaculture: Mayflower Realty Inc.

    Teacher: Joel Lee

    3 Jun 2012

  • Compressed Permaculture Training

    28-29 Nov 2012

    Don Mertos, Cebu City

Doorstep Access to Public Transportation

Wanna ride like a local? Just step outside & catch a jeepney, tricycle or habal-habal today…

At Mayflower, we are proud to offer you doorstep access to public transportation. During your stay with us, you can easily move around the city like a local.

Here are the benefits of using PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

  • Enhances personal opportunities
    • Provides personal mobility and freedom for people from every walk of life
    • Gives people transportation options to get to work, school, visit friends or the doctor’s office
    • Provides access to job opportunities
  • Saves fuel, reduces congestion
  • Provides economic opportunities
  • Saves money
  • Reduces gasoline consumption
  • Reduces one’s carbon footprint

At Mayflower, we believe that the use of public transportation is a crucial part of the solution to the nation’s economic, energy and environmental challenges.

It helps bring a better quality of life to all!

Natural Daylighting

You might wonder: Why isn’t Mayflower sparklingly lit?
Shouldn’t a hotel have bright lights in every corner?

 Yes, a regular hotel is usually sparklingly lit, but we dare to be different because we have already been ‘enlightened’. Let us tell you the rationale behind our lighting practices…

Daylighting is the practice of placing windows or other openings and reflective surfaces so that during the day, natural light provides effective indoor lighting. At the Mayflower Inn, we have designed our rooms and common spaces in such a way that we can maximize the use of natural daylighting. We have installed glass panels, a clerestory and skylights. We also utilize light-activated switches in our hallways and common areas so artificial light will only come on as naturally required.

At Mayflower, we go beyond the “earth hour and pledge to save energy with every passing hour of every day. We encourage our guests and friends to do the same. So why not try availing of some daylighting in your own home? You will not only save on electricity but you will also be healthier and happier.

Here are some of the health benefits attributed to moderate exposure to sunlight: better sleep, happier outlook, protection from auto-immune diseases and reducing the change of getting Alzheimer’s disease.


*Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and held on the last Saturday of March annually, encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.


Sustainable Business Office @ Mayflower Inn

Sustainable Business Office

Our business office
is as permaculture-inspired
and eco-friendly as our hotel.

Here are some of the eco-friendly
practices at our business office:
Because we are a no-frills hotel,
we remain faithful
to our sustainable purchasing policy
by cutting down on unnecessary purchases
and avoiding over-specifying
of product requirements,
patronizing small,
local family businesses,
minimizing the purchase
of imported products
(to lessen the burning of fossil fuels)
and steering away from aerosol
and toxic products.

What we do to reduce waste of energy:
maximize use of natural daylighting,
use of task lighting,
use of green (plants) cladding
to reduce penetration of direct heat,
share a common printer,
use of micro-cars (Smart car)
as management service vehicles.

Here are our re-use practices
at the office:
re-using papers
and printing on both sides of the page,
using dot matrix printers
with refillable ribbon ink cartridge,
using newsprint or recycled paper
for non-archival documents,
prolonging the life of office fixtures
and those that need to be released
like old furniture, computers and equipment
are donated to charitable institutions.

Discarded documents
that cannot be reused for printing
are utilized to make compost or landfill.
Purchasing products and services
from small local family businesses
in order to support the local community economy.

Thank you for your continued patronage
and partnering with us
in our endeavor to lead a business
that yields abundantly
while also responsibly
caring for the earth, the people and the future.

Guest Reviews

Reviews on our “Zero Carbon” Initiatives

“Zero Carbon” refers to achieving net zero carbon emissions by balancing a measured amount of carbon released with an equivalent amount sequestered or offset and is used in the context of carbon dioxide releasing processes. (Wikipedia)

Zero-CarbonThe SWITCH-Asia “Zero Carbon Resorts” project of the European Union seeks to enable tourism SMEs, such as hotels and resorts, to provide their energy services in an efficient, cost effective, and environmentally sound way.



  • The “Zero Carbon” Initiatives is a great idea and I hope other accommodations support the initiative as well. I didn’t change my towels everyday and tried to save water to contribute to the hotel’s eco-friendly practices.
  • It is good that the hotel is leading by way of example, the “Zero Carbon” Initiatives. We minimized water & electricity use to contribute to the eco-friendly practices while we were there.
  • I love the eco-consciousness of this hotel. I will definitely invite friends! Inspiring! We used recycled good for art, public transit, reused our towel for multiple days and filled my water bottle instead of buying plastic ones.
  • I love the “Zero Carbon” Initiatives! Keep up the exemplary work. Also appreciate the anti-trafficking support. Reuse, reduce & recycle!
  • I really support the “Zero Carbon” Initiatives. We need to do more for our environment. During my stay in the hotel, I minimized my use of the aircon, recycled and filled up my water bottle instead of buying water in plastic bottles.


A cheerful, Mexicana-themed place near the Capitol Building, the Mayflower feels like home sweet home. Rooms are bright, clean and comfortable enough for the price. The downstairs restaurant offers native Filipino dishes in an attractive leafy courtyard.


“Eco, Budget & Human Friendly Hotel”
Quezon, Philippines, June 2014

My office-mate led me to this hotel and I was surprised by how this hotel was conceptualized. Building design is designed to save electricity and everything is environmental friendly, they seldom use plastic in everything. The rooms were nice and affordable. Majority of the employees are friendly and hospitable. I will certainty go back to this hotel.

Great budget rooms, food and
Philippines, February 2014

I’m giving it 5 stars considering the cost 850 peso (single) or 1150 (twin). Rooms are basic but have always been very clean, single beds often, no fat duvet but who needs one. Rooms are decent size, good aircon, TV and cable, internet is ok, not blistering. The staff have always been friendly to me but I’ve never made any special requests either, its not the Radisson so don’t expect the ‘bend over backwards’ attitude. Restaurant food is limited, mostly Filipino, very good and very cheap, get stuck in. I’ve stayed here on no less that 4 occasions and will continue to do so.

“Surprisingly good for kids”
Lund, Sweden, September 2013

This is small, basic hotel with charm. The rooms are clean, the beds good and shower fine. We stayed here two nights while my wife had a fever and spend most of the time in bed. Our two sons were never bored though because there was a lot of games for the kids to play with. The food in the restaurant was good. The location is central and it is easy to get to other places. It is a straight jeepney ride to the Ayala center (big mall). There is a garden with some animals, turtles among them. Staff is very friendly and it is one of those places where it is quite easy to get to know the other fellow travelers.

“Very friendly, safe and comfortable budget hotel”
Basel, Switzerland, February 2013

We stayed here twice on our journey through the philippines – came back for the second time because it was so good on our first stay! Mayflower Inn is perfectly located uptown (the safer area to stay than downtown), nearby some restaurants, ATMs (working with foreign cards) and shops. We felt very warmly welcomed by the friendly and helpful staff. The reception is 24-7 occupied and theres a security guard at the front door – we felt perfectly safe here. Our room was basic, but very clean and quiet. There´s good working wifi in the rooms. Furthermore we liked their eco-friendly philosophy. We would definitely come back – very good value for the money!

“Quaint and Comfortable”
Orebro, Sweden, February 2013

This Inn is located in a good spot in the northern center of the city. The Inn is slightly pricier than the cheapest but it’s also cleaner and in an area of the city which is safer than the heart of downtown. The rooms are nice and cosy, there is space to get unpacked and even a TV! The philosophy behind the Inn is interesting and ads to its charm. There is free wifi, a restaurant with a simple but adequate menu, free drinking water (for refill), a computer for guests to borrow (free of charge) and great common areas with musical instruments, table tennis, board games and books. There’s also a play area for children. The staff is well informed and very helpful and will assist you as well as they can with anything you might need. There is a laundry place just next door, and streetfood is available just a couple of minutes walk away. There are other eateries, shops and a bar within walking distance as well. This is definitely a good accommodation option in Cebu City!

“Just as it should be”
France, June 2012

My husband and I spent two whole weeks at this hotel (I was recovering from surgery, a sudden appendicitis that ruined our travel plans, thanks god for Chong Hua hospital), and we felt very comfortable and well taken care of. Staff is friendly, security good, restaurant is ok value, rooms are great. Bathroom was clean and there was always hot water. Everything was working, and the mattress was new. Wifi was always working, sometimes even quite fast. And I think the location is great because it’s a bit off the main (noisy) street. Oh, and they have a million board and card games you can borrow, as well as books, magazines (National Geographics dating back to 1967, wow!), so it’s a great place to spend a lazy evening (or twelve). I’d definitely recommend.

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