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Balai Resort Anilao

San Teodoro, Mabini, Luzon, Philippines
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Balai Resort Anilao
Ranked #5 of 8 hotels in Mabini
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Manila, Philippines
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Spent an Overnight for a Diving Trip. Rooms are rustic but decent and clean [Don't need more if diving only] Food was Good Service was Good Dog Friendly Accommodation Overall good quality / price Ratio Recommended if you are on a tight budget diving trip / not looking for luxury, Only (-): The Parking Area is remotely located and requires... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

1) Service: the workers in Balai Resort are very helpful and warm. They were all smiles when doing their job which made us feel welcomed. 2) Food: Was great! Seriously..:) 3) Room: Decent and basic but clean. Our electrical point in the room was pretty flimsy and exposed. I hope the management will look into it and do something about... More

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Manila, Philippines
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Just had a 3 days 2 nights stayed in this resort. Really had a bad experience. Will never ever come back to this resort again! (1) The electrical supply was very unstable. Brown outs at night with no aircon. (2). Lots of mosquitoes at night. My kids were cover with mosquitoes bites. (3). No daily housekeeping during check in. (4).... More

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Pasig, Philippines
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80 reviews 80 reviews
25 hotel reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We had a magical day trip to Balai Anilao in Batangas. The resort is about 2.5 hours drive from Manila, easy driving, 130kms, along provincial roads in the south of Luzon. We left the house at 6 and were at the resort by 8:30 in the morning. The directions from the website are pretty clear, we had to ask a... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

love this resort because it is like a home. food is excellent and dives are cheap! staff are friendly. it is nice because it is quiet (they do not allow karaoke!) and you have enough space to fix your dive gear, and relax afterwards. the deck by the dining area is the best place to sit, hang out and have... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

If you want to take some time off work/ school and diving is your kind of sport, then take a trip to Anilao, Batangas where there is an abundance of reefs to explore. And while you're there, check-in at Balai. The food is great with various choices and all complementing one another. In addition to that, the staff are friendly... More

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Manila, Philippines
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27 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011 via mobile

Awesome inclusive buffet meals makes your stay all worth it! Wooden rooms are cozy and clean but could be tidier. There are insects in the bathroom roof sometimes from trees outside. Excellent service from friendly staff and divemasters. Location is central to diving spots but an hour from the Anilao pier main road.

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New York
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

Nothing beats Balai Anilao and Laiya. I miss diving there with Lito and Mona. I miss the good food and drinks. Now, the waters here in the U.S. is too cold. If you guys wanna dive there, try to get in touch with Mel and Casty of Sea-cid. They're damn good dive instructors. They certified me few years back.

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Oslo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010 via mobile

Great service and food but very shabby rooms and the beach is awful. Rough sand, filthy water, very few activities, snorkelling on the nearby reefs was very disappointing. It may be better in Winter (we stayed in Summer) and may be acceptable to Manila residents fleeing the noise, dirt, crowds and pollution for a weekend. I'm an expat having lived... More

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Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2010

Reservation is easy with a Manila number you can call. Going to Laiya is a breeze, compared to 2 years ago, when the roads were rough. Travel time is about 2.5 hours from Manila. Staff - courteous and friendly. Food - the buffet is yummy. Their tuna sashimi has not gone through refrigeration and is very fresh. The desert, mango... More

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Address: San Teodoro, Mabini, Luzon, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Calabarzon Region > Batangas Province > Mabini
Also Known As:
Balai Resort Anilao Hotel Mabini
Balai Hotel Batangas
Balai Hotel Anilao
Balai Resort Anilao Batangas/Mabini, Philippines

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