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Cove Sands Beach Resort

3.0 of 5 Ranch   |   Abacaca, Dumaguete City 6219, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

The picture in the internet is perfect but in reality, it disappoints us. The place is too far. The beach is unclean. The pool is so dull. The place is totally disgusting. We already booked thru Agoda.com, but we ended up being transfered to other resorts. The resort staffs are unfriendly and rude.

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

..we went there to relax after a very busy year but instead of having fun or to relax, we did not get it.. just imagine how horrible they are when one of my friend was not wearing the proper swimwear in their pool, the owner just directly went to us told my friend to get off from the pool since... More

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Mandalay Region, Myanmar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Vai problema. Nice and super friendly staff. Beautiful beach. No rip off place. Just sooo nice. Diving is also possible. We extended our stay. Sometimes we brought food from the marked, and they cooked it for us. Cheap and A LOT FOR YOUR MONEY

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I was looking for a place to relax after the holidays and found it in Cove Sands Beach Resort. The place is located in Siaton. Less than an hour's drive from Dumaguete City. We got there late in the afternoon and the staff helped us settle down. The owner and the staff are all friendly and accommodating. Rooms are reasonably... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

As others have pointed out already, this is in a quiet place and on a quiet beach. After landing to Cebu and quite an interesting bus ride we made our way to the hotel (with the transport provided) and it was simply amazing to arrive. Staff was extremely friendly, meals were amazing (try the pancakes with mango) and tours were... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

No mobile phone connection, hardly good internet connection... Monarch Sands reminded me and my sisters how being unplugged really feels. And, it really felt bloody fantastic. The good and the bad: 1. We opted to take the city tour offered. This one, I will NOT recommend anyone to take. Dumaguete City has nothing in it, frankly, and the tour's fee... More

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Chino, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

We really have an enjoyable stay at Monarch sands beach resort. There was a mouth-watering foods with reasonable prices, the staff are very friendly and attentive. Great ambiance and a peaceful place.... They offered tours that you will not feel bored during your stay. They provide dive packages at a very reasonable price. We guarantee customer satisfaction!!!!!!!

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Bacolod, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

we arrived at the resort right after the summer season here in the Philippines... the very first impression that i had upon arriving at Monarch sands was; it did not match the photos shown in the web..but having a second thought though and realizing that it was the start of the rainy season (we actually did not know that there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff was great the food was great everything was wonderful. We actually came back again in january when my sister from the states came to visit. Ron was very accommodating to all our needs as well as a staff!

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Manila, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

I will never recomend this place. Over-priced. Overrated. Website was deceiving, there was no white sands, paradise etc.. Monarch Sands is simply TERRIBLE. Beware of the transportation costs to and from the resort. Based on their website, the resort lies south of Dumaguete City. They didn't mentioned that it was located close to hell - very far from the city... More

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RonCoselman, Owner at Cove Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank You for staying and writing a review. We are are a little baffled that you did not find it to your liking,. As during the same day we received a raving review fro a guest who stayed in the cottage next to you. Titled "We Loved It". 5 stars! While it is true the meals may take awhile to... More

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Address: Abacaca, Dumaguete City 6219, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Negros Island > Dumaguete City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cove Sands Beach Resort 3*
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Cove Sands Beach Resort is the perfect vacation haven for the entire family . Located just 40km drive from the local airport, North of the sleepy town of Siaton, Negros Oriental. Nestled on a secluded cove lies the peaceful and beautiful Cove Sands Beach Resort. We have various native style cottages made of Nipa, Bamboo and local materials, and cottages of Conventional build with aircon which all face the blue waters of the Bohol sea. Each cottage has a large porch to watch the local fishermen sail their small Bangka boats out for the nightly catch. The string of a hundred lights fill the horizo as they cast their nets.Snorkel our scenic cove, or have a dive in our pool or just simply unwind and enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in Negros. Cove Sands Beach Resort is a cozy place to spend a quiet time by the beach. ... more   less 
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