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Big Apple Dive Resort

Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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80 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pizza was good, the other foods that I ordered was way below any passable standard. I think I had one of the worst burgers ever here for a whopping 260 pesos. The street food burger from the locals at 25 pesos was better, come on. For drinking this place is nice, there is always a good crowd here, a... More 

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

Thank you for your review, we will talk to Chef Nicholas as hamburger is one of our signature dishes and what might have happened, we hope to see you back soon and that you try the burger again as its supposed to be the best on the beach. More 

China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was the first time in the Big Apple, I arrived and felt like at home with friends. The staff was very friendly, the pick up from the airport and boat transfer was very well organized ,it was perfect. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, I had the most days in the restaurant, everything I ordered was very good and a hudge... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've frequented Big Apple over the past 8 years, but following my recent trip I was compelled to write a review. Big Apple a few years ago was great. The staff were friendly and the food, despite having a huge menu, always hit the right spot. However, this recent trip highlighted to me how downhill the place has gone in... More 

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

We appreciate your comments on the food and will discuss this with Chef Nicholas and make adjustment to make sure everything that comes out of the kitchen is to the highest standard. With regards to the service charge you claim is not going to the employees, that is total bull, the staff receive their service charge as per the law.... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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58 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

It's well-situated near the ferry harbour, costs 500 pesos a night, and the food is amazing! There's a swimming pool, pool tables, and the service is amazingly good. There's one drawback; noise. The music in the bar plays until 4am, and the cleaners sometimes come into your room at 9am. If you don't mind the noise, it's perfect.

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1 Thank Tom W
BADiveResort, Guest Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, we are always trying to maintain lower music late at night for the convenience of our guests. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to see you again soon. More 

Philippines
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41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

I've stayed in this place over twenty times and it never ceases to amaze me why the owner doesn't keep up with maintenance or more importantly renovate. It gets two stars simply because most of the staff actually do try to do their jobs, but there's never been a good management structure here or staff training. This is without a... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Went with a couple of buddies in November. Check in was very easy and the girl at the front desk remembered me from last year at another hotel. I was first booked into room 21 which turned out to be a horrible room. The bathroom was a wet room which meant everything got wet when you took a shower. She... More 

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BADiveResort, Director of Sales at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our resort, glad to hear your positive comments on several issues, we will work on the attention of the housekeeping staff, there are checklists to follow but it seem that has not happened in your case. We are not proud of Room 21 and its one of the oldest in the resort but we... More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The resort has rooms, PADI courses, fun dives, bars and a restaurant. So it's an all-in-one stop for anyone like me who are not quite familiar with the new place. I attended the PADI OW course there. The instruction Simon and assistant Richard are very professional and friendly. Location is very good. Just 5 minutes walk to the ferry terminal,... More 

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BADiveResort, Public Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for you nice comments, with regards to the Swimming Pool, it was being upgraded during your stay with a new salt based filtration system and new lighting, we apologize for the inconvenience, the pool is up working since early December. More 

birmingham
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30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Visited here with friends Nice bar friendly staff, good pool tables if you like to play pool, nice friendly atmosphere Decent food decent prices will be visiting again when I'm back in sabang for sure.

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Navarre
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to stay. Not fancy but clean and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The diving is great and the dive masters are great to point out sights. One of the best places for the money I have been diving. On site restaurant with great food and reasonable prices or market is a close walk or all shopping... More 

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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

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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