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The Little Surfmaid Resort

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170 Urbiztondo | San Juan, Luzon 2514, Philippines
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manila, Philippines
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The resort offers a 10-15 min walk away from the hub of board rental places, and the rows of other inns/hotels, quiet and tranquil because of this. The facilities are okay, the room is spacious, but the shower is bad - and not adjustable - very little water comes out of it. Very limited water supply, at one point my... More 

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Roedovre, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This may sound a little odd, but it's true when coming to The Little Surfmaid it seems like coming home. Even though you have never been there before, immediately you are met with the feeling of being among good friends. We were not there to surf, but to rest at have a holiday being a part of the Phillipine culture... More 

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Taguig
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Well its an old hotel, no complimentary breakfast just the room. My wife and I stayed in room 9, its located at the 3rd floor. The room was big but the downside of it was the aircon can't support the room size we requested for a fan, good thing they had an extra fan we could use. However the bathroom... More 

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

(April 1, 2015) We stayed here just before Holy Week where it usually gets busy. And unlike the neighboring hotels, Little Surfmaid is a bit quiet and empty, which is good on our part as we are trying to get away from the noise and crowd anyway and are not interested in surfing. The place in general needs a little... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We stayed at the resort for three weeks in January, and loved every minute of it: the location, the room with a view directly to the ocean and to the surfers, and the extremely friendly and service minded staff. As Danes we can testify to the high quality of the restaurant’s “frikadeller” – a traditional Danish dish. The kitchen also... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Terrible hotel policy and old. 3PM check-in time that's funny hahaha for the price and the accomodation is OLD.. As if the resort is a 4 star hotel hehehe not even close to 3 star. Beware. There are same hotel or resort in urbiztondo - overpriced and the service is not good. Most la-union service crews are not as friendly... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Arrived around midnight without a reservation. Good thing they have a 24/7 reception service. The room was terrible though, and expensive. Damp, ants all over the place and noisy in the morning. Also no good functioning WIFi. Master card payment did not work, because the hotel experienced a malfunction. Can't believe this hotel advertises with a trip advisor certificate of... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We stayed for a night on the way up north to break the trip. For its cost I think this is ok value. I would agree with other comments that it is looking a little rundown. Also, and this seems to be a theme for our holidays in the Phillipines, a few menu items weren't available. Postives are that the... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Its Called a resort. Its not a resort. Poor rooms internet did not Work. Everything was old. 7 am some competition was going on mening Music and noise nobody told os about that. Nothing do at the hotel or around the hotel is you not surf. Way to expensive. Can't sat anything Nice... Sorry. Travelers Award. Thats must be Joke... More 

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hong kong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We, a family of 4, stayed here for 4 nights. Following the review offered in the Lonely Planet, we were a little disappointed to find the hotel a little run down. Positives: - decent food - good prices - good location - great view for the 2 rooms facing the beach - friendly restaurant staff Negatives: - old, noisy air... More 

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