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Dolphinbay Beachfront & Dive Resort

Barangay Palangan, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, the good points. There are some really great views here. However, I'm fairly certain you can get the same great views just about anywhere on Puerto Galera. There is a nice pool and wading pool. There are dive lessons available should you decide that's what you'd like to do. Boat trips, dive locations to see, a lot of fun... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The hotel has a lot of steps don't book if you have dodgy knees. In return you get great views over the bay and a nice shell grit beach. Less than a few feet into the water there is a reef and safe snorkelling for all ages. This would be good for young children and those of us who like... More 

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Beijing, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Whatever you might be reading about this resort, don't believe. I booked the hotel for a week thinking that it was one of the best on the island. NOT! Dirty, clothes lying all around. Room was small and had no privacy. The resort could be nice and probably was at one time but it is now run down and not... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We went to Dolphinbay on a regular weekend,not a school vacation time. Upon our arrival the transportation was there at the dock, prompt to take us to the hotel. The staff was very nice and made our stay very pleasant. As the hotel was with a few guests, it was quite. The hotel is rustic,not fancy, located in a very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We stayed 18 nights in November 2014, and we can say that we very much enjoyed our stay We had read all the negative and positive reviews already posted here, but decided that as a location it would suit us better than the busier locations. We have no regrets in summary All members of staff were polite, friendly and helpful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

After having lost my Grandfather a week before our trip, my Mother had limited time to stay in the Country before heading back to Botswana. I wanted to give her a quick break from the City as we both needed the quite time and fresh air. I found the service of the staff were good, the food was great, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

first the owner's assurances of safe transfer from the mainland to Mindoro island were fulfilled. Our arrival was expected and made welcome from the time we arrived in this tranquil spot . The bay/beach was virtually private. Usual water sports stuff was available like dinghy, canoes, or power boats for the many divers who use this place, Only downside was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Kids had fun swimming both in the swimming pool and yhe beach. Staff was super great. They go through great lengths just to make your stay comfortable. Only downside was, if you make your booking through booking.com, you won't be able to pay using a card, you'd have to queue in quite a long line to use the atm in... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The resort has an original architecture and layout. The direct access to the pool and beach is very practical, and the "tree-house" type Nipa Hut ensure a nice panorama of the bay and you can spend quiet times up there. The rooms are very clean and will all comfort equipment and hot water. The pool is original with a nice... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I was supposed to stay in another hotel for the "Puerto Galera Reggae Festival" however it was fully booked. We were told to contact Dolphin Bay instead. Luckily for us, we were able to book their ambassador suite. We were picked up by their staff at Muelle pier. It was a nice and cozy room (only problem is that their... More 

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