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Elysia Beach Resort

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6 Pangpang, Donsol, Luzon, Philippines
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I traveled to Donsol, to of course, swim with the whale sharks, but that only takes up 4 hours of your day so make sure you stay somewhere where you can relax. We stayed 4 nights at Elysia and was happy with our choice. The staff were incredibly lovely and setting is beautiful. The rooms are fine,... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at Elysia for two nights on a trip to interact with the whale sharks. This hotel was located a short walk from the whale shark tourist center. We found the hotel to be good value but rated it "very good" because of: limited food selection; clean room (but mosquitoes somehow seemed to sneak in), and... More 

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Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just 500 meters from the whaleshark swimming boarding area, this lovely place at a spacious premises. All rooms situated around the 10 meter pool, clean, queen bed, small bathroom, hot water, chairs outside and enough loungechairs and hammocks at the beach. Chairs have shade, beach is not great, cannot swin in front, but hey, you go here for the whalesharks.... More 

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort has a nice pool and is on a clean bit of beach. The staff are great but the food at the restaurant is kind of average, still edible though. One of the rooms we had had a bit of a distinct mouldy smell and the double beds aren't quite that, but these were not major problems.

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Tumon, Mariana Islands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for several days while attempting to see the whale sharks. The hotel is small, and private. The grounds, and pool area are beautiful. The service of the staff is impeccable. Each individual was very polite, and friendly. We ate most of our meals at the hotel, as there were not a lot of other options around, and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

I stayed there for 3 nights. The hotel is very nice, it is small but has all of the things you could ask for. The restaurant/bar had a great selection of food and drinks to go with the awesome sea side view.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This was our first stop on a two week trip around the Philippines and it was perfect in every way. We booked the hotel as part of a trip with Donsol Ecotours and really wish we'd stayed an extra night rather than moving to a hotel closer to Mt Mayon. The staff were so welcoming and friendly, they really did... More 

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St. George, Utah
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We stayed here as part of our whale shark excursion in March 2015. The resort is close to the whale shark tourism center (within walking distance). This place was amazing! The resort is secluded and private unlike a lot of other resorts in the area. The rooms and entire resort are simple, yet elegant. The staff is incredibly helpful and... More 

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Tasmania
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a very great part of the Philippines where it is close to where you go and swim with the Whale Sharks. The accommodation may be basic, it is comfortable, safe and the food truly makes up for the basic accommodation. The staff are attentive and are willing to help out in any way. I would recommend this Resort... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Travelled to Philippines because it was apparently the best place for whalesharks (snorkeling is amazing). The accomodatipn was very nice. I stayed four nights. The staff were excellent, very helpful and friendly. Location is perfect, the whaleshark trips leave just a short walk down the beach.

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