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Big Apple Dive Resort

Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

dive is same of other places but more cheap, included gear of very good quality, hotel is old, the superior rooms are very old and big but great value, if you want some better room go to the new room... with a great restaurant open 24/24. if you are a returning customer you have a duiscount in diving. pool is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

A basic, value-for-money hotel, with friendly staff and good food. Great for single men. The girls who hang out here can really play pool, and, are lovely to watch in action. This is a great place for single, male divers looking to have a few beers, grab some food, play pool and get laid!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It was my first time to visit Puerto Galera and stayed here with my family and a friend from April 08-11, 2015. I booked the fan room for 1 night, the room is ok and clean, although the floor is a little bit noisy and there's not enough lighting. I also booked their deluxe room for 3 nights, it's roomy,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was my third trip to Puerto Galera on the Island of Mindoro. I couldn't find fault with the previous hotel but I thought I'd try somewhere different. I opted for the Big Apple Resort, I heard good things about it and I wasn't disappointed. I chose a delux room and it was clean and serviced daily, the food was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I booked a standard fan room and bed was ok.... although the bathroom needs extra cleaning... floor was rickety and quite loose in some places.... Restaurant was great though. Best breakfast.... The place however seems to be a popular spot for foreigners and "hunting girls" so it may not be quite good if you have kids with you... Check-in was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I just recently stayed at the Big Apple Resort from March 4th, 2015 to March 11th. I had a great time. The staff and dive team go out of their way to accommodate your needs. The pool was well maintained and clean. The Room was fantastic for the money an excellent value you can’t do better in my opinion. It... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I stayed only one night with my boyfriend. Room was big. Bed was too soft and it felt like there have been sleeping one fat people middle of that bed. Pillows were too hard. Wifi wasnt working well or not at all. Good location. Staff was ok. I would go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Peter and his staff were excellent. He was very patient and kind and friendly. I would highly recommend Big Apple for scuba lessons. The restaurant has good food for a fair price. The drinks are on par for pricing with every other place.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I won a two night stay at the Big Apple and decided to also rent an additional room as my wife,housemaid and two children came along for the two night stay. The free room was a deluxe room. Very basic room, it was close to the water, not really a beach area that I would recommend bringing kids too. The... More 

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Dive_Big_Apple, Guest Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

Congratulations on winning your trip to the Big Apple Resort. Thank you for your review and your honest assessment of our resort. Big Apple is a moderately priced resort located minutes away from some of the best diving in the Philippines. On your next visit to the Big Apple make sure you visit our PADI certified dive shop and do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were a group of about ten staying at the Big Apple. The rooms are basic yet adequate but the service was fantastic. Independent island hotels can be a bit hit and miss but I think the Big Apple plays to it's strengths well. The bar area and restaurant is one of the hotels best assets, it's open basically 24... More 

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Dive_Big_Apple, Guest Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and visiting the Big Apple Dive Resort. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Big Apple and the Philippines. The Filipino people are what make this place special, so glad you noticed. Stay in touch and hope to see you in the future.... More 

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