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Marlins Beach Resort
Marlins Beach Resort
Marlins Beach Resort
Marlins Beach Resort
Marlins Beach Resort
Marlins Beach Resort
Marlins Beach Resort

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8.4

Excellent

404 reviews

404 reviews

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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Tops Lookout 87.5 km
Taoist Temple 91.7 km
Ayala Center 93.7 km
Temple of Leah 94.7 km
Casa Gorordo Museum 95.7 km
Yap Sandiego Ancestral House 95.8 km
Colon Street 96.0 km
Basilica De Sto. Nino 96.3 km
Magellan's Cross 96.4 km
Fort San Pedro 96.5 km
Nearby landmarks
HR Bar and Restaurant 70 m
Santa Fe Beach 90 m
Santa Fe Main Health Center 190 m
Narra tree 220 m
Skydive Greater Cebu 380 m
Batirzal Dental Clinic 450 m
Gecko Bike and Motorbike Rental 810 m
Ogtong Caves 1.7 km
Baigad Health Center 4.5 km
Hilantagaan Island 5.5 km

Marlins Beach Resort

Roska Street 4, Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu, Philippines, 6047 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Bantayan Island part of Cebu, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Basilica De Sto. Nino. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and spa on-site.

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Highlights

Airport transfer

Excellent breakfast

Excellent view

Excellent food & dining

Private beach

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Contactless check-in/out

Spa

Private beach

Kitchen

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Cebu every 2 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.0
Distance to city center0.2 km
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportOrmoc Airport (OMC)
Distance to airport83.5 km

Rooms available at Marlins Beach Resort

Deluxe Sea View
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Deluxe Garden View
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Beachfront Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Deluxe Twin Room
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  • 1 single bed
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Single room - De Luxe
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Single room - De Luxe - Garden View
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Double
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Deluxe Room(1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed)
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Marlins Beach Resort?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

    How do I get to Marlins Beach Resort?

    Marlins Beach Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 4500 PHP. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Marlins Beach Resort also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Marlins Beach Resort has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Cebu with private transportation, the resort can arrange car rental for you.

    Is breakfast offered at Marlins Beach Resort?

    Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Marlins Beach Resort. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 450 PHP if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

    What are my dining options at Marlins Beach Resort?

    Marlins Beach Resort features 3 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience.

    What is the smoking policy at Marlins Beach Resort?

    Marlins Beach Resort does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

    What restaurants are nearby Marlins Beach Resort?

    Restaurants including HR Music Bar & Native Restaurant, TapaMaster Bantayan Island and Tiki Bar and Restaurant are popular in Marlins Beach Resort’s neighborhood which is known as Bantayan Island.

    What are popular attractions near Marlins Beach Resort?

    Marlins Beach Resort’s location in the Bantayan Island neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including HR Bar and Restaurant, BCES left wing lawn and Town Park.

    What popular beaches are close to Marlins Beach Resort?

    Marlins Beach Resort’s Bantayan Island neighborhood also includes Santa Fe Beach.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Marlins Beach Resort?

    Marlins Beach Resort’s nearby natural sights include Narra tree, Omagieca Obo-ob Mangrove Garden / Eco-Park and BCES Ground located in the same Bantayan Island area.

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    What people love about Marlins Beach Resort

    • 9.2

      Exceptional
      Location

      "Nice hotel good location and white sand beach."

      Kenneth

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      September 18, 2022

    • 10

      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "I love the resort's cleanliness and the kind and accommodating staffs."

      serenity

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      September 2, 2022

    • 9.6

      Exceptional
      Location

      "One of the best places to stay in Santa Fe, all basics are there, nice location, near the centre, private beach area."

      Omar

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      August 23, 2022

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    Location score
    9.2/10
    Room comfort score
    7.4/10
    Room size
    31 sqm.
    Service score
    8.7/10
    Better than
    97
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    Better than
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    Overall rating:

    8.4

    Excellent
    404 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.5
    Facilities
    7.7
    Location
    9.2
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    What travelers say they love:
    The staff are friendly and the location is superb!
    Jane from Philippines
    Couple
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    More about Marlins Beach Resort

    Marlins Beach Resort

    Treat yourself to a relaxing stay and all that Cebu has to offer with a stay at Marlins Beach Resort.
    The superior services and facilities offered at Marlins Beach Resort will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Cebu can be assisted with car hire and shuttle services available.
    Parking is provided free of charge for guests. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service and safety deposit boxes. The resort's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Marlins Beach Resort.
    In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The resort is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
    Guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay while at Marlins Beach Resort. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the resort come with air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Marlins Beach Resort offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. You may be assured to know that mini bar is available in some select rooms.
    You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer provided in some guest bathrooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Wake up with no worries at Marlins Beach Resort, where breakfast can be provided in house. What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the resort with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the resort. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
    If you like to eat in the privacy of your room, Marlins Beach Resort can arrange to have groceries delivered to your doorstep.
    Never let a day go wasted when you're at Marlins Beach Resort with all the activities and facilities provided. While you're there, be sure to take some time to explore the easily accessible beach. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage and spa. Stay wet and wild with fun family water activities like snorkeling, non-motorized water sports, motorized water sports and diving.
    You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the souvenir shops.


    Reasons to stay here

    Verified reviews for this resort's food and dining options score it better than 98% of accommodations in the city.
    Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 97% of the city's other options.
    This accommodation beats more than 92% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Very good
    Facilities

    7.7

    Most talked about facilities

    Beach

    22 mentions

    Food & Dining

    12 mentions

    Breakfast

    10 mentions

    Housekeeping

    8 mentions

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Filipino

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Diving
    • Garden
    • Massage
    • Outdoor recreational features
    • Private beach
    • Snorkeling
    • Spa
    • Ticket services
    • Tours
    • Water sports (motorized)
    • Water sports (non-motorized)

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Body thermometer
    • Breakfast takeaway service
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Doctor/nurse on call
    • Face coverings on staff
    • First aid kit
    • Free face masks
    • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Hygiene certification
    • Individually-wrapped food options
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Shared stationery removed
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Sterilizing equipment
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Alternative meal arrangement
    • Bar
    • Coffee shop
    • Grocery delivery
    • Kitchen
    • Restaurants
    • Room service

    Services and conveniences

    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Concierge
    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Food delivery
    • Gift/souvenir shop
    • Heating in public area
    • Invoice provided
    • Ironing service
    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    • Terrace

    For the kids

    • Babysitting service
    • Family room
    • Kids safety features

    Access

    • Allergy-free rooms
    • CCTV in common areas
    • CCTV outside property
    • Exterior corridor
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Safety/security feature
    • Security [24-hour]
    • Smoke alarms
    • Soundproof rooms

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer
    • Bicycle parking
    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [nearby]
    • Car park [on-site]
    • Rental car
    • Shuttle service

    Available in all rooms

    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/terrace
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Desk
    • Free bottled water
    • Hair dryer
    • Heating
    • Individual air conditioning
    • In-room safe box
    • Internet access – wireless
    • Mini bar
    • Non-smoking
    • Private bathroom
    • Refrigerator
    • Seating area
    • Shower
    • Soundproofing
    • Wake-up service
    • Wi-Fi [free]
    Food and dining
    Restaurants on site

    Restaurant

    • Menu: Buffet
    Location
    Roska Street 4, Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu, Philippines, 6047
    Exceptional
    Location

    9.2

    Airports

    • Ormoc Airport (OMC)
      83.5 km
    • Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB)
      95.8 km 3.9 hour drive

    Hospital or clinic

    • Santa Fe Main Health Center
      190 m
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Tops Lookout
      87.5 km
    • Taoist Temple
      91.7 km
    • Ayala Center
      93.7 km
    • Temple of Leah
      94.7 km
    • Casa Gorordo Museum
      95.7 km
    • Yap Sandiego Ancestral House
      95.8 km
    • Colon Street
      96.0 km
    • Basilica De Sto. Nino
      96.3 km
    • Magellan's Cross
      96.4 km
    • Fort San Pedro
      96.5 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • HR Bar and Restaurant
      70 m
    • Santa Fe Beach
      90 m
    • Santa Fe Main Health Center
      190 m
    • Narra tree
      220 m
    • Skydive Greater Cebu
      380 m
    • Batirzal Dental Clinic
      450 m
    • Gecko Bike and Motorbike Rental
      810 m
    • Ogtong Caves
      1.7 km
    • Baigad Health Center
      4.5 km
    • Hilantagaan Island
      5.5 km
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-1 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
    Children 2-10 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 11 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • Lifeguard is available from 8AM to 5PM.
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-out until12:00
    • Reception open until19:00

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer fee4500 PHP
    • Distance from city center0.2 km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)180

    Extras

    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)450 PHP

    The property

    • Number of restaurants3
    • Number of rooms 20
    • Room voltage220
    • Year property opened2003
    • Most recent renovation2010

    Reviews of Marlins Beach Resort from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    8.4
    /
    10
    Cleanliness8.5
    Facilities7.7
    Location9.2
    Room comfort and quality7.4
    Service8.7
    Value for money8.0
    High score for Cebu
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (83)
    8-9 Excellent (43)
    7-8 Very Good (52)
    6-7 Good (18)
    <6 Below Expectation (26)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (85)
    Jun - Aug (46)
    Sep - Nov (35)
    Dec - Feb (56)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Martin from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 6 nights in January 2020

    Best place we saw in Santa Fe”

    The resort itself is brilliant. Well established protocol by the staff who are well organised. Excellent clean kitchen and menu. Breakfast service adequate. Beach and sea by the hotel is great, sunbathing area excellent. Rooms really well done out - no bugs, good WiFi. After spending a week I didn’t see anywhere else better to stay in Santa Fe. I did have my reservations about the island and some of the guests even at the hotel - I have also left a review of Bantanyan Island on Google about that. Don’t want to mark down the resort for this at all but amongst the families and couples there is some people who should be ashamed of themselves and use the quietness of the island to escape to their seedy world. Created a bad vibe for me seeing mature German and American men solicit much younger Filipino women (and grope them on the sunbed or balcony in two cases) - and about the town it’s obvious there is a trade in this and many people are travelling solo or in male groups for this purpose. GREAT PLACE TO STAY WE LOVED IT!!!

    Reviewed January 26, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jane from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Perfect Escape!”

    My stay was short and sweet. I got the best room with a view (balcony). Perfect spot during my me time at night looking at the moon paired with good music. I will definitely book the same room (#40) next time. I will never get tired of Bantayan Island and I just found the perfect place if you want to be near the center of Sta. Fe. as well as with a beachfront property. Pubs and Restos are just walking distance. Till next time, Marlins! Thank You!

    Reviewed February 25, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jane from Philippines
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 1 night in May 2022

    Beach Front and close to Restaurants,Bars and Shopping places”

    It is one of the best accommodations in Bantayan island. I would stay there again. I just hope they'll improve their Filipino breakfast but I couldn't complain because I got our room in promo price.

    Reviewed May 09, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Marie from Philippines
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 1 night in January 2022

    Exceptional”

    We love Marlin’s. We stayed here during Odette and ended up extending. Rooms are big with a mini ref, kettle, and the balcony has a nice view of the ocean. Staffs are courteous. Location is near restaurants and bars. Beach is nice and the sand is very fine unlike other resorts which has a swampy sand feel. We’ll definitely be back.

    Reviewed January 27, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Darra from Philippines
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 1 night in January 2022

    affordable - good value for your money ”

    if you travel with children, this place is really children friendly the beach is lovely also and the food is served fast the room we stayed at is new clean and the wifi and AC is strong

    Reviewed January 31, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Katherine from Philippines
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 1 night in April 2021

    Exceptional”

    We had agood stay here in Marlin's. We enjoyed the live band at night in the restau. Delicious food also. Amazing beachfront. Comfortable and spacious room. The only disadvantage or area for improvement is the wifi. I could'nt hold meetings because of the slow wifi.

    Reviewed May 11, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Francois from Philippines
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2022

    Excellent Resort!”

    Modern, clean, cool A/C, nice bathroom, delicious breakfast, on the water and walking distance to Kota Beach. Amazing staff!

    Reviewed July 13, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ceasar from Philippines
    Business traveler
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 1 night in March 2022

    Great Staff & Accomodation”

    The people are so welcoming! Customer Service wise and the food is great! The beach front is so amazing! Definitely will stay here on my next Bantayan escapade!

    Reviewed April 02, 2022

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Nina from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 1 night in March 2022

    Exceptional”

    I’ve always recommend marlins to my friends. Stayed here twice already. I super love the place. Not crowded and its very safe. The beach is nice and clean and its super low tide. Accessibilitu wise, its just walking distance from MJ square. A totally love thw place and would definitely come back.

    Reviewed April 20, 2022

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Ivica from Australia
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 7 nights in November 2019

    Magnificent Marlins!”

    We were family with 2yr old and 4 yr old and I have never encountered such a pleasant and accommodating staff. Location is perfect, close to all the shops and restaurants and resort itself is lovingly maintained with everyone smiling and polite at all times. Food at their restaurant was so good that we ate there dozen times and didn't need to go anywhere else. We will be back for sure. Thank you Marlin, you guys are great!

    Reviewed February 15, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nido
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 1 night in October 2019

    What a great place and staff are so nice”

    The beach was to die for. The staff where really helpful always and nice I cant wait to be back for longer next time

    Reviewed October 13, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Joyce from Philippines
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2022

    Relaxing place”

    Staff are indeed accommodating. They are friendly and approachable. The place is so relaxing it was our 3rd time already staying in that place and will be back again soon. 👍👍👍

    Reviewed February 28, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jane from Philippines
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 1 night in May 2022

    Excellent Location and services”

    We got free port to hotel and vice versa transfers. The staff are friendly and the location is superb!

    Reviewed May 09, 2022

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jonathan from Philippines
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 1 night in March 2022

    Value for Money”

    Coming into the resort, our expectations were low. We spent 3D2N at Kota Beach Resort but they’re fully booked on our last days so we had to stay at another resort. We decided to stay at Marlin Beach Resort because it is near Kota Beach. We were greeted by the lovely staff. We entered the room and we’re surprised how clean and big the room is. Our room has a view of the sea. The location is near MJ Square. The only issue is the beach is not as good as Kota but all things mentioned made up for it. Furthermore, we really enjoyed the breakfast buffet. And we got a free ride going back to pier. I’d say it is good value for money and we really enjoyed our stay at Marlin’s.

    Reviewed March 21, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Corrine from Philippines
    Group
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2022

    Best location”

    It’s a private resort. Perfect for relaxation. Very near to the food street and bars.

    Reviewed March 22, 2022

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Tore from Philippines
    Group
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2022

    Very good value for money”

    The resort are right at the beach in Santa Fe. Its a nice and quiet place, but just walk 100 meters and you are in the center of Santa Fes bar-and restaurant area. The staff here is also very nice and helpful! Highly recommended place to stay for your next trip to Santa Fe!

    Reviewed July 01, 2022

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Geoffrey from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Sea View
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2021

    Good hotel in a stunning location”

    We extended our four night stay by a further two nights. The Marlin is located right on the beach. White sand and crystal clear blue water. We had the Ocean View room. Very clean and modern with an efficient aircon and hot and cold shower. Bed enormous and very comfortable. Room service every day. We had the Continental breakfast, very simple, two eggs and toast with coffee. TV not working but that was not a problem for us. Good wi-fi connection. We most certainly will return.

    Reviewed March 17, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    mayyang from Philippines
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2022

    Exceptional”

    food and beverage is delicious and affordable the whole area is well kept and serene

    Reviewed February 28, 2022

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Ma. from Philippines
    Group
    Deluxe Room
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2022

    Very helpful staff!”

    Definitely worth the price! Location is topnotch for sunrise viewing! Loved the staff especially for medical emergencies, they know exactly what to do. Thank you, Marlin’s! Will book again when I go back to Bantayan. ☺️🫰🏻🌸

    Reviewed June 10, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    George from Philippines
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2021

    What a great place to stay”

    What a great place to stay

    Reviewed October 15, 2021

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