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Artistic Diving Resort

Punta Ballo, Sipalay, Negros Occidental 6113 , Philippines
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Artistic Diving Resort
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Sipalay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Thank you so much to Artistic Dive Resort Team! We stayed 5 days in this resort with my friends. The whole team is nice and helpful. Roggie was my dive master, he is a very nice and funny guy. Thanks to him we discovered a bit of the locals life. A big Thank You to Angela who prepared my birthday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed for 9 nights. We could have stayed forever but had to go. There is nothing to find fault with. Great value at a place that has great diving/snorkelling, great food, beautiful pool, big AC rooms with private balconies and the nicest staff you could imagine. As well, the local community of Sipalay and surrounding baranguays were friendly and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We loved our stay at the Artistic Diving Resort. At first we were a bit disappointed with the location of our room from the beach, but after a good night rest and the fun we had at the beach... You'll forget about your room. We almost stayed all day outside. Everyone enjoyed the kayak and had the best experience snorkeling.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Pros: Beachfront, pool, beach lounges, peaceful and quiet, a swing and a hammock(was reserved for a group though?); beach is good for kids, calm waters and has a long shallow coastline. Starfish to be found nearby. P700.00 gets you a boat ride to an island and snorkeling. Room is clean. Staff are friendly and helpful except for one who gave... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

During a visit to Negros Occidental to visit family members, we decided to go visit the Beach area in Sipalay. We spent the day at Artistic Diving Resort and we were pleasantly surprised. Having just re-certified my scuba diving license, we'll be going back for a week long trip. I am sooo anxious to try out their various European dishes!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We spent 2 night in the backpacker room, wich was perfect. The hotel is very clean, the food is good and have a reasonable price. But the diving center is more expensive than every where else in the Philippines, the fees of the sanctuary are not included and they didn't tell us. They put to many persons with the same... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The place itself is absolutely beautiful and the staff are wonderful. They are all friendly and always greet you. The food was good and the menu varied. We originally contacted them about the pickup service in Bacalod as we were already there. They responded that it cost $125US!!!!!!!! Any taxi in Bacolod will beg to drive you for $35US........ We... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

as a retired couple in Cebu PHI, we have found now our place for short-term holiday trips, after visiting almost all over the PHI It a small resort at a wonderful totally quiet beach (like south Pacific paradise), near to very good diving places and offering excellent family-feeling service with Swiss food taste. The rooms and exterior are basic, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

went here twice (overnight stay and day trip).. place was just so lovely! nice white beach, friendly staff and affordable foods and drinks.. we enjoyed the exclusive island hopping and snorkeling activity in one of Sipalay's marine reserve that you can easily book in the reception.. room was good value for the money equip with a/c, with clean toilet and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We really enjoyed the place! It has a bar in the pool with nice music. The food in the restaurant was great too! Nice staff and you can ask for a discount on the room. It's not expensive anyway.......

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