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Padre Burgos Castle Resort

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Tangkaan, Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte Province 6602, Philippines
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Padre Burgos
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Tasmania, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Castle for a few days of rest and relaxation. From the moment we arrived at the front gate, we knew we were somewhere special. It was pouring with rain, we arrived soaking wet, the girls met us at the gate, made us feel instantly at home. We received a welcome drink and helped with our things.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For us, it is still the most fantastic spot in the Philippines, at the tip of a peninsula, overlooking the beautiful hotel beach and Sogod-bay, with picturesque cliffs and rocks, the wonderful sea for excellent snorkeling, the flying foxes at night and the romantic moon rise in deep orange from the sea, creating a trail straight to the resort. The... More 

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Sea_Sun_Sand490, Owner at Padre Burgos Castle Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and for your positive feedback. We are delighted that your family and you enjoyed your return visit so much, and that the natural environment remains as beautiful and enticing as ever. David & Delia Warren Proprietors Padre Burgos Castle Resort Tangkaan, Padre Burgos, 6602 Southern Leyte Tel. +63 (0)927 548 8598 /... More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here to swim with the whale sharks primarily but they were gone by the time we got there (had booked months before). I had wondered whether it was worth it to go still and my worries were put aside quickly. Yes, it is a 3 1/2 hour drive to get there from the Tacloban airport. You know that... More 

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Sea_Sun_Sand490, Owner at Padre Burgos Castle Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments and positive feedback which we really appreciate. We are delighted that your stay was so rewarding, despite the early end to the whale shark season this year. Actually the Wi-Fi internet connection itself is very stable, with over 98% availability, and is perfectly adequate for e-mailing, web browsing and social networking - even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had an amazing stay at Castle resort for three nights. David and Delia were fantastic hosts and we can highly recommend the Limasawa island tour, with excellent dolphin safari. Food and staff were also first class.

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Sea_Sun_Sand490, Owner at Padre Burgos Castle Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us and for your feedback. Indeed the Limasawa Island tour, with superb snorkeling, a fascinating walk on the island and a great lunch at a lovely beach, is a fantastic outing. And the dolphin watching, with no other boats ever around, is simply sensational. We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit... More 

Mount Holly, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Our family stayed at PBCR April 7-9 -- 2 nights; the main attraction being the Whale Shark tour. There were 12 of us traveling from Hinunangan in S. Leyte and we provided our own transportation to the resort. Prior to our booking I probably read every review posted thus far on TripAdvisor, building up high expectations for the resort. Upon... More 

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Sea_Sun_Sand490, Owner at Padre Burgos Castle Resort, responded to this review

Many thanks for your detailed feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and your tour so much, despite not actually finding any whale sharks that day.We always try our best to tailor our services to meet the preferences of individual guests, and we are very pleased that the food and everything else lived up to your high expectations.... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My husband and I spent 5 nights at the Padre Burgos Castle in March 2015 and our experience was wonderful. David was terrific about answering many email queries prior to our arrival and even picked us up himself from the airport. It's a three hour ride to the resort on a good paved road and we were happy to finally... More 

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Sea_Sun_Sand490, Owner at Padre Burgos Castle Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback, which we really appreciate and we are very pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay, your diving and your meals. As you say, we strive to be an 'all round' resort offering personalized service, superb meals, and a range of rewarding activities which scuba diving rather than being an 'out-and-out' dive resort. As... More 

Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Padre Burgos South Leyte The Resort The Resort is relatively new and in very nice condition. The property is located a few miles from the small village of Padre Burgos. It overlooks the bay & has its own unique private beach. There are 5 guest rooms in what was originally a private home. Meals are served inside the open main... More 

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Sea_Sun_Sand490, Owner at Padre Burgos Castle Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your detailed feedback, which we really appreciate and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and your diving. We are continuing to develop our diving facilities, and since your visit we have acquired a brand new compressor (and are, of course, fully trained in operating and maintaining it and ensuring that tanks are... More 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Our stay was wonderful and all of it thanks to the David and Delia, the owners of the resort. They have made our weekend. They treated my friend and I as if were unique! We were pampered. I had a massage as well which made my day. Their resort (more like a home resort) is situated in a gorgeous spot.... More 

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Sea_Sun_Sand490, Owner at Padre Burgos Castle Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and for your feedback, which we really appreciate. We are very pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of your weekend break away from the voluntary work you were doing in the north of Leyte. David & Delia Warren Proprietors More 

Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We spent 5 nights in Padre Burgos Castle Resort, arriving on December 31, 2014. As already stressed by other guests, this is more a private luxury residence than a resort. The location is absolutely splendid, with breathtaking views of the Sogod bay, and a beautiful private beach just a few steps down. A real tropical paradise. The resort was full... More 

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Sea_Sun_Sand490, Owner at Padre Burgos Castle Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the very positive feedback. It is a shame that you didn't see dolphins on your tour to Limasawa Island, but there are some things we really can't control! We find dolphins on about 65% of our Whale Shark tours (the chances of finding whale sharks are currently about 95%), on about 85% of our Limasawa... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This place is incredibly expensive for what it is - there were two of us and it worked out to be $600AUD (incl food, drinks etc) for two nights, which is LOADS in the Philippines. The location though, is pretty sensational as is the house, albeit a little daggy (I'm talking mustard drapes and white satin linen, which is incredibly... More 

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Sea_Sun_Sand490, Owner at Padre Burgos Castle Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, and we are very sorry to hear that you found your stay with us disappointing. Your travelling companion was on a return visit and, with the exception of a much larger bar bill this time around (!), the cost of her previous 2-night stay last July was pretty much the same as on... More 

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