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Solana

San Teodoro, Mabini, Luzon, Philippines
Solana
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Food was good but the over-all efficiency of the staff was lacking. No one helped us with our baggages when we cheked out (it was 200+ steps going up the parking!). The guard had to go all the way down to get them; and we were the only guests at that time. It's as if they didn't mind our presence.... More 

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Klang, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Staffs are attentive although not everyone can speak English. They are always smiling and made us feel very welcome. When we check out at 4am in the morning, they actually prepared us yummy sandwiches to eat during our journey. During rainy days, they sent us umbrella so that we don't get wet on our way to the dining area. We... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

First off, for those who love to lay on the beach, on soft, white and fine sand, the Boracay "type" of people who wants to party and show off their bikinis and perfect bodies while perpetually posing for selfies, this resort is not for you, so move on to another location. I stayed there overnight with the family. We arrived... More 

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DiveSolana, General Manager at Solana, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We hope to be able to welcome you back in Dive Solana during one of your mini vacations. And if for future bookings, you or your family would prefer to have a television in the room, you may want to stay in one of our beachfront cottages which all have a... More 

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Our family stayed at Dive Solana for 2 days. My husband and I are not divers but for the youngsters they had a blast going on a very affordable one on one introductory dive. They spent most of the time snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing on the floating docks conveniently located a little way off. My husband also loved learning to... More 

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DiveSolana, General Manager at Solana, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time in reviewing Dive Solana. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to Dive Solana next year. More 

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

It was my first time in the Philippines and I was lucky enough to stumble across Dive Solana. I am not a diver but I heard from others at the resort that this is one one of the best dive spots in the world. I only stayed for two days but there is no doubt I will be going back.... More 

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DiveSolana, General Manager at Solana, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and plan on returning. Hopefully when you return, you would have completed your diving course so you can explore the many dive sites (AT LEAST 20) all within 10 to 40 minutes of boat ride from Dive Solana. More 

Rome, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

My sisters and I are avid divers and we found this place perfect for a quiet weekend family get-away last April 19-22, 2013. The rates are a bit pricey compared to other resorts but they are well worth the price if you just want some peace and quiet with weekend diving (Anilao gets packed with divers on most summer weekends!).... More 

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Manila
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night. was actually surprised that the rates include full board meals, that is lunch (upon arrival), afternoon snacks, dinner, breakfast and lunch upon check out. main meals are buffet. we were just 3 groups in the resort yet the buffet is already sufficient. with a seafood/fish, chicken and meat always. with soup and dessert. free flowing... More 

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DiveSolana, General Manager at Solana, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Dive Solana. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcoming you again soon - especially now that the monsoon season is at its end. More 

vancouver island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This was our first trip to the Philippines and we were so happy that we stayed at this resort. It is perfectly set up for divers and especially those who are photographers. Not only is the diving relatively easy with short boat rides, shallow depths, and great dive masters who know when and where the current is high, there is... More 

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DiveSolana, General Manager at Solana, responded to this review

Thank you for your comprehensive review of Dive Solana, your Anilao diving experience and the local community. We will pass on your encouraging feedback to our resort staff as well as to the boatmen. More importantly, your observations on the marine environment and divers’ conduct will definitely serve as valuable input in our continuing efforts to protect and preserve the... More 

Mandaluyong, Philippines
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The price of the room is per head per night, quiet pricey. But the servings of food is overflowing. (lunch-lunch) which is why the price of the room/head is pricey. Because that includes your BUFFET meals. And they must be paying good enough salary to their chef! He offers the best food!!! at all times. - 5/5 on FOOD The... More 

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DiveSolana, General Manager at Solana, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments about Dive Solana and taking the time to share them. We are especially pleased about your comments regarding the “warmth of the people” and their happy disposition in being of service to you, as these were your main concerns and apprehension prior to your booking. We will share your feedback with our staff. More 

New York, NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Stayed for 3 days with 2 of my siblings, mother, and a 2.5-year-old toddler. The staff was attentive, patient and accommodating with all our requests. Food is worth noting; generous and delicious. It was my second time there and it was an even better experience than the first.

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DiveSolana, General Manager at Solana, responded to this review

Thank you for taking some time to review Dive Solana. We are pleased to hear that we were able to respond to your requests satisafactorily. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Dive Solana for a third time. More 

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