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Purple Snapper Dive Resort
Purple Snapper Dive Resort
Purple Snapper Dive Resort
Purple Snapper Dive Resort
Purple Snapper Dive Resort
Purple Snapper Dive Resort
Purple Snapper Dive Resort

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7

Very good

66 reviews

66 reviews

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7.1

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 120 meters to the beach
Popular landmarks
Tops Lookout 109.9 km
Taoist Temple 113.4 km
Ayala Center 114.8 km
Temple of Leah 115.3 km
Casa Gorordo Museum 116.7 km
Yap Sandiego Ancestral House 116.8 km
Colon Street 117.2 km
Basilica De Sto. Nino 117.4 km
Fort San Pedro 117.5 km
Magellan's Cross 117.5 km
Nearby landmarks
Bounty Beach 120 m
Evolution Diving 310 m
Tepanee gym 680 m
Evo House Reef 900 m
Dakit-Dakit 1.2 km
Dakit-Dakit Coral Reef 1.2 km
Dakit-Dakit Island 1.2 km
Bool Beach 1.6 km
Lighthouse 1.8 km
Japanese Ship Wreck 1.9 km

Purple Snapper Dive Resort

Daanbantayan, Malapascua Island, Cebu, Philippines, 6013 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Malapascua 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. Massage, restaurant and outdoor pool are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

120 meters to the beach

Currency exchange

Breakfast [free]

Facilities

Airport transfer

Pets allowed

Shuttle service

Front desk [24-hour]

BBQ facilities

Breakfast [free]

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Restaurants

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Cebu every 2 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.3
Location rating7.1
Nearest airportOrmoc Airport (OMC)
Distance to airport57.5 km

Rooms available at Purple Snapper Dive Resort

Family Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed and 2 queen be...
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Pool Terrace Room with 2 Twin Beds
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 2 single beds
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Fan Room - 1 Double Bed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Backpacker Double Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 double bed
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Large Double Deluxe
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 king beds
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Backpacker Twin
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  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Larger Deluxe Double Bed Room
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    Deluxe Double Bed Room Private BathRoom(Terrace)
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      Deluxe
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        Deluxe Room, Shared Bathroom (Backpacker deluxe double)
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Purple Snapper Dive 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. The front desk is always open, day or night.

          How do I get to Purple Snapper Dive Resort?

          Purple Snapper Dive 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 3500 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 Purple Snapper Dive Resort also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort.

          Is breakfast offered at Purple Snapper Dive Resort?

          Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Purple Snapper Dive Resort. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 200 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 Purple Snapper Dive Resort?

          Purple Snapper Dive Resort features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

          What is the smoking policy at Purple Snapper Dive Resort?

          Purple Snapper Dive Resort does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

          What restaurants are nearby Purple Snapper Dive Resort?

          Purple Snapper Dive Resort’s neighborhood is Malapascua Island which includes popular restaurants such as Vida Garden Italian Restaurant, Avrill's Nest and Da Alfredo's - Swiss Italian German Restaurant.

          What popular beaches are close to Purple Snapper Dive Resort?

          Purple Snapper Dive Resort is located in the Malapascua Island area, which includes Bounty Beach, Bool Beach and Langob Beach.

          What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Purple Snapper Dive Resort?

          Purple Snapper Dive Resort is located within Malapascua Island, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Evo House Reef, Dakit-Dakit and Lighthouse.

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          Property ranking|Compared to 1,912 Cebu properties
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          Room comfort score
          7/10
          Room size
          17 sqm.
          Location score
          7.1/10
          Value for money score
          7.3/10
          Better than
          89
          %
          of Cebu properties
          Bigger than
          86
          %
          of Cebu properties
          Better than
          75
          %
          of Cebu properties
          Better than
          74
          %
          of Cebu properties
          Overall rating:

          7

          Very good
          66 reviews
          Cleanliness
          6.7
          Facilities
          6.9
          Location
          7.1
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          More about Purple Snapper Dive Resort

          More about Purple Snapper Dive Resort

          Purple Snapper Dive Resort

          Find yourself in a truly relaxing place and fulfill yourself with all that Cebu has, with a refreshing stay at Purple Snapper Dive Resort.
          Enjoy all that Purple Snapper Dive Resort has to offer! Free internet access provided within the resort keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Cebu is made even more convenient with the shuttle services available at the resort.
          Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the resort's tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service let you get the most out of your time at Purple Snapper Dive Resort. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
          All guestrooms at Purple Snapper Dive Resort provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Enjoy your stay even more at the resort, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service and air conditioning. Some rooms at Purple Snapper Dive Resort are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the resort you'll find toiletries and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


          Dining and things to do

          Every day at Purple Snapper Dive Resort begins with a delicious complimentary breakfast. Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the resort assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.
          Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the resort's BBQ facilities.
          Fill your days with the array of activities and facilities offered at Purple Snapper Dive Resort. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, located right in the resort. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the resort's pool. At Purple Snapper Dive Resort, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. Enjoy your favorite drink in your swimsuit at the resort's poolside bar.
          Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like fishing, snorkeling and diving. Fun in the water is easy with aquatic activities available, like boats. Challenge your travel group members or other guests to competitive fun, with the resort's ping-pong table and hiking trails. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the resort's library and shared lounge and TV area.


          Reasons to stay here

          Compared to the city's accommodation options, this resort scored higher than 94% of them for food and dining.
          According to guests who stayed here, this resort's room comfort is rated higher than 89% of other accommodations in Cebu.

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          Amenities and facilities
          Good
          Facilities

          6.9

          Most talked about facilities

          Swimming Pool

          6 mentions

          Beach

          6 mentions

          Food & Dining

          2 mentions

          Breakfast

          1 mention

          Languages spoken

          • English
          • Filipino
          • Spanish

          Internet access

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

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Billiards
          • Boating
          • Diving
          • Fishing
          • Garden
          • Hiking
          • Massage
          • Snorkeling
          • Swimming pool [outdoor]
          • Table tennis
          • Tours

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • Bar
          • BBQ facilities
          • Breakfast [free]
          • Coffee shop
          • Kitchen
          • Poolside bar
          • Restaurants
          • Room service

          Services and conveniences

          • Currency exchange
          • Elevator
          • Laundry service
          • Library
          • Smoking area

          For the kids

          • Family room

          Access

          • Check-in [24-hour]
          • Front desk [24-hour]
          • Pets allowed
          • Security [24-hour]

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer
          • Shuttle service
          Location
          Daanbantayan, Malapascua Island, Cebu, Philippines, 6013
          Very good
          Location

          7.1

          Airports

          • Ormoc Airport (OMC)
            57.5 km
          • Calbayog Airport (CYP)
            95.5 km

          Hospital or clinic

          • Barangay Lanao Health Center
            13.4 km
          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks

          • Tops Lookout
            109.9 km
          • Taoist Temple
            113.4 km
          • Ayala Center
            114.8 km
          • Temple of Leah
            115.3 km
          • Casa Gorordo Museum
            116.7 km
          • Yap Sandiego Ancestral House
            116.8 km
          • Colon Street
            117.2 km
          • Basilica De Sto. Nino
            117.4 km
          • Fort San Pedro
            117.5 km
          • Magellan's Cross
            117.5 km

          Nearby landmarks

          • Bounty Beach
            120 m
          • Evolution Diving
            310 m
          • Tepanee gym
            680 m
          • Evo House Reef
            900 m
          • Dakit-Dakit
            1.2 km
          • Dakit-Dakit Coral Reef
            1.2 km
          • Dakit-Dakit Island
            1.2 km
          • Bool Beach
            1.6 km
          • Lighthouse
            1.8 km
          • Japanese Ship Wreck
            1.9 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 0-5 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          Baby cot/crib available upon request
          Children 6-12 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
          Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
          Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
          Others
          • 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-in until23:59
          • Check-out from07:00
          • Check-out until12:00
          • Reception open until23:59

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer fee3500 PHP
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)240

          Extras

          • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)200 PHP
          • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 PHP

          The property

          • Number of bars/lounges2
          • Number of floors2
          • Number of restaurants1
          • Number of rooms 21
          • Room voltage220
          • Year property opened2010
          • Most recent renovation2017

          Parking

          • Daily parking fee0 PHP

          Reviews of Purple Snapper Dive Resort from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          7.0
          /
          10
          Cleanliness6.7
          Facilities6.9
          Location7.1
          Room comfort and quality6.9
          Service6.9
          Value for money7.3
          High score for Cebu
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (4)
          8-9 Excellent (11)
          7-8 Very Good (13)
          6-7 Good (16)
          <6 Below Expectation (17)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (18)
          Jun - Aug (13)
          Sep - Nov (14)
          Dec - Feb (16)
          All guests (66)
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          8.3
          Excellent
          nigel from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Fan Room - 1 Double Bed
          Stayed 4 nights in August 2012

          Great stay. Does exactly what it says on the tin!”

          Diving service and staff

          The dive resort is good value for money with more budget accommodion than some on the beach, allowing more for your diving. The room was absolutely fine with shower and use of a pool to ease down. If you wanted you could have the room cleaned every day, just hang a sign on the door. The diving service was very good, being lower season I could tailor my diving and pick my itinery a little more. The guides were very good and knowledgable of the sites. As a diving location the variety on Malapascua was great. The hotel staff were really friendly and accommodating, and the restaurant served good food. The staff would take their time to talk with the guests and make the experience a positive one. Next season the resort is expanding its dining and evening entertainment areas. Although off the beach it is only a short walk of 100m or so to the beach. The location is set back from the beach on the edge of the village so you can also get a dual experience for you time at the resort. The village gives you a different taste of the Philipenes, and I enjoyed my stay at purple snapper. Some people have commented about the hens/cocks but if you travel the Philipenes then this is the norm, and after the first night with quality diving, grub, and a sound bed I never noticed them.

          Reviewed August 25, 2012

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Chris from United States
          Family with young children
          Backpacker Double Room
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

          See below”

          I highly recommend Purple Snapper Dive Resort. It is a moderately priced resort with diveshop and is located an easy 5 minute stroll from the beach. The resort is clean and spacious. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful, they were truly exceptional. One highlight which only those with small children would appreciate is the very nice swimming pool with a children’s area with a low wall which prevents them from venturing into the deeper part of the main pool. Out three small boys enjoyed it so much! Great place, if we return to Malapascua we will surely stay there again.

          Reviewed August 19, 2017

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          Thank you so much For your good review sir, its our pleasure to served you and give you satisfaction during your vacation here with us... We look forward to have you back here in the island..

          Responded August 25, 2017
          Purple Snapper Dive Resort
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Pablo from France
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 5 nights in June 2012

          Great place, great diving”

          Diving staff, staff in general, place, food.

          i went to malaapascua island to dive in low season, and choosed the purple anapper out of the reviews i saw on the web. i have to say that they deserve all the good reviews they get! the diving manager, tony, was great organizing every single dive i asked for, martin the divemaster (?) was also a great guide, and a funny dive buddy. chuck and ian, the owners, were also very welcoming and client oriented. overall, it was a very nice stay, nice staff, nice place and great diving. i will be back!

          Reviewed June 22, 2012

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          7.3
          Very good
          Riley from Canada
          Couple
          Family Air Conditioning
          Stayed 4 nights in November 2012

          Malapascua is for Scuba Diving!”

          Swimming Pool

          We booked mainly because of the pool, and it was nice when the sun was out. If you want the beach it's only a 5 minute walk to Bounty beach. Our Pool View Fan room was a good size and had a balcony. Some of the staff from the dive shop we met were great and super friendly. If you are going to Malapascua, you should be going for the diving (it's really good), and other than the diving there's not much else. Purple Snapper also has some cheap "backpacker rooms" with shared bathroom, which you might not find on Agoda.

          Reviewed November 25, 2012

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          8.0
          Excellent
          valerie from France
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

          Great hotel”

          Nice swimming pool

          I think this hotel is one of the best in Malapascua Island, there is a diving center, a nice swimming pool and it's a 2min walk from the beach + happy hour and free Wifi. Staff were helpful and friendly. The restaurant is a bit slow but food and smoothies are good.

          Reviewed October 29, 2012

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Margie from United States
          Couple
          Family Air Conditioning
          Stayed 4 nights in December 2012

          Great Service”

          Their food is amazing

          What can I say about this place. When we first arrived we had been on a bus for almost 5 hours and hadn't slept for 29 hour. Needless to say we were extremely tired. We arrived at 9am and were dreading waiting until 2pm to check in. When we got to the hotel we were greeted by the receptions then by Chuck the owner and they allowed us to check in at 9. We were so greatful for this since we where so tired. It was great staying here the staff is very nice and accommodating. The rooms are nice and clean. Their food is amazing, they bake all their bread there, it really good. The staff makes you feel like you are an old friend. what ever you need they are there to help. The bar is great specially during happy hour. If you are a diver this is the best place to stay. They have so many instructors and they all speak different languages. We had a great experience diving with them and obtaining our open water certification.

          Reviewed January 14, 2013

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          6.7
          Good
          Sook from Singapore
          Solo traveler
          Family Air Conditioning
          Stayed 1 night in February 2015

          Decent accommodation for the price you pay”

          Price- compared to a few others, it is quite reasonable and should be good enough if all you need is a pillow for your head every night.

          Purple Snapper is a reasonably priced resort compared to many others on the island and will suffice if all you need is a pillow for your head every night. However, note that it is not the cleanest around, and you might find yourself in one without hot shower although it is not explicitly stated. Also, I get a lot of mosquito bites from the restaurant but overall, I agree with the majority that it gets a 7 out of 10 and is reasonable for its price.

          Reviewed March 01, 2015

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Pernille from Denmark
          Family with young children
          Large Double Deluxe
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

          Brilliant place”

          Good value and very friendly place

          We initially stayed for 2 nights and intended to find a beach location hotel. We ended up staying for 7 nights and enjoyed the stay. Even though the hotel is not new it is maintained well. The staff especially the owner makes a big difference and tries to help out in any way. Our kids loved the pool (only 2 options on Malapascua) and beach is only a 5 min walk through the local village. Big recommendation from us!!!!

          Reviewed November 25, 2012

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          7.0
          Very good
          leo from United States
          Solo traveler
          Family Air Conditioning
          Stayed 1 night in October 2012

          Roaches, beaches, diving, friendly locals,tourists”

          Bar, food, staff

          It was ok. Yeah this is the tropics and roaches thrive here. Diving and snorkeling were good. Purple snapper had a nice bar area to chill out and eat and drink a beer while using the Internet. But the roach in the room killed it for me and I ended up sleeping on the beach.

          Reviewed August 07, 2013

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          7.3
          Very good
          To from Hong Kong SAR, China
          Couple
          Fan Room - 1 Double Bed
          Stayed 4 nights in December 2011

          5 minute walk from beach”

          with pool, reasonable price, neat and nice staff

          we spent 5 days at the hotel. They have a pool in the yard. Quite good for relaxation. The restaurant is a bit slow. Have to wait for more than 30mins for the dishes, but that's the general issue on the island. The resort is in the middle of a village and the villagers have a lot of chicken, which make noise all day and night. Be prepared.

          Reviewed January 04, 2012

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Tracy from Philippines
          Couple
          Backpacker Double Room
          Stayed 1 night in September 2017

          Value for money”

          Resort was a bit far from docking site but it's fine. Food is great and I can say that it is a home-away-from-home type of resort. I love it! Will definitely be back!

          Reviewed September 08, 2017

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          6.7
          Good
          STEFAN from Sweden
          Couple
          Fan Room - 1 Double Bed
          Stayed 4 nights in December 2011

          great staff”

          meeting point

          resort with the natives...charming place with native style and fiendly staff and owner.. bagpacker rooms make it a place to meet too...prepare to hear all the many roosters in the erly morning call out for the new day...the place located 200 meters in from the beach so easy acces..good pool for late swim also or diving classes.

          Reviewed January 22, 2012

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          TongChen from China
          Couple
          Family Air Conditioning
          Stayed 6 nights in April 2013

          Nice,Cheap & Convenience”

          Nice,Cheap & Convenience

          There is a pool in the resort. A mini shop on the lift of the gate with an old man could say chinese. The distance to beach about 80m. We have 6 great day!

          Reviewed May 08, 2013

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          7.7
          Very good
          Anastasia from Russia
          Solo traveler
          Family Air Conditioning
          Stayed 3 nights in May 2013

          Roosters,very friendly managers”

          nice people,diving,close to the beach

          well, if you dont mind crazy roostres who are noisy non stop 24/7, then its fine-))Place was nice enough for this money, very helpful staff,very handsome dive instructor-)) Would recommened this place to friends.

          Reviewed May 07, 2013

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          8.3
          Excellent
          Leanne from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          Fan Room - 1 Double Bed
          Stayed 3 nights in September 2012

          Basic rooms just off the beach - good value ”

          free breakfast

          - rooms are basic but have fan or you can request AC - about 80m from the beach - cheaper than most other rooms in the area - free breakfast every day - friendly staff - we had to ask them to clean our room and replenish toilet paper

          Reviewed October 06, 2012

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          8.7
          Excellent
          Rebecka from Sweden
          Couple
          Family Air Conditioning
          Stayed 10 nights in March 2013

          Best hotel for low budget travelers”

          friendly staff, good breakfast, nice hotel area

          We enjoyed our stay here a lot, was in both fan room and then bp accommodation because we extended. The hotel area was nice, wifi, computer and pool table. The owner was always around and helped with everything we needed. Would stay here again, recommend it for those who are on a budget.

          Reviewed May 11, 2013

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          5.0
          niken from Indonesia
          Couple
          Family Air Conditioning
          Stayed 1 night in August 2012

          what you have paid is what you get”

          affordable price

          its located in the middle of the island, you've got to walk 15min from the harbor and about 5min walk to the beach. they're one of the hotel that have a swimming pool around the island. will give special discount for diving course there was nothing special about the room, a very basic one. no tv at the hotel. but they provide wifi around the reception area. they're still doing construction here and there. so hopefully if next time we come back there we could get a better experience

          Reviewed October 28, 2012

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          4.7
          Danielle from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Family Air Conditioning
          Stayed 4 nights in March 2014

          do not stay here. the owner threatened us.”

          breakfast

          The owner arranged a dive trip for 4.30 am after getting to the beach there was no boat. So we couldnt go diving and missed the sharks we had gone to malapascua to see. We then didn't want to dive through his shop again as we didnt want our next day ruined. He threatened us and said he would call police on us. Do not stay here.

          Reviewed April 01, 2014

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          6.8
          Good
          Julia from Germany
          Couple
          Backpacker Double Room
          Stayed 1 night in June 2017

          Friendly staff, clean room, but noisy at night ”

          Good location, nice pool, clean rooms, it's OK, but not perfect, staff was really nice, did not see the manager though except on the first evening when he was drunk because of a birthday celebration. WiFi did not exist - at least none of the staff knew the password and the manager who was supposed to know it was constantly out of reach for some reason. Breakfast was "Ok" - rice with ham and sausages and a Coffee. At least 10 roosters will start their day at 4 in the morning latest, don't expect too much sleep, construction works around the pool (maybe because of low season). The best were cleanliness of the room, good shower and the friendly staff, which made us stay for 3 nights.

          Reviewed June 03, 2017

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          4.7
          Marian from New Zealand
          Solo traveler
          Family Air Conditioning
          Stayed 5 nights in April 2014

          very budget, dirty rooms, cold shower, noisy”

          cheap, included breakfast

          I knew I was booking something cheaper but this place was below standard. Room was very dirty when I checked in and shower broken. Nobody at the dive centre at the time so I went out and found another one to do my dives with. Staff is friendly but not very attentive. Free wireless in the main restaurant area. Very noisy due to roosters in the early morning,the hotel is supplying free earplugs but that does not help too much. If I come back I would be paying a bit more and look for a nicer place

          Reviewed May 01, 2014

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