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Slam's Garden Resort

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Malapascua Island Barangay Logon | 6013 Daan Bantayan Cebu, Philippines
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Ranked #5 of 12 hotels in Malapascua Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014
J0hn_Mate0s_Ong Manila, Manila, Philippines
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Malapascua is a pretty laid back island. There are many resorts here. Food takes awhile to prepare so order in advance. Expect to wait at least an hour during peak times. Slams is located right beside Dive Link. The only locally owned diveshop in Malapascua. Slams is pretty new (cause it was devastated by Typhoon Yolanda so they built it... More

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I would certainly go back here again .... my room had hot water showers and aircon and was well located just back from the beach fronts and a short walk from Thresher Shark Divers on the main Beach. The staff kept it clean and I was very happy with my morning Breakfast with fresh Mango as well! Just next to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I traveled solo to do some diving and stayed here for 6 nights. This hotel is conveniently located close to the ferry drop off. It is also very close to a number of dive shops. The bed is comfortable even with just a fan but you have to keep the window open at night to keep cool air circulating. The... More

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Staff are really unhelpful here and as a result we stayed down the beach at legends resort, who were far more accommodating, and better value. Upon arriving we found that the internet was down, and as a result they could not process our booking. Although we had a screen shot of our prices from agoda, they refused to accept and... More

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slamsgarden_resort, Owner at Slam's Garden Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review about our place. We are glad that you find a place more accommodating for you stay in Malapascua. First: Upon arrival there was no internet to process you booking. Since the typhoon last November 8 the signal is on and off. And that is for the whole Island. If no internet in our place... More

Darwin, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Room was big, good, clean and had the standard, bed was absolutely terrible, 6 inch foam mattress, luckily there were two double beds in the room so we put the other mattress on top, 12 inches of foam mattress is better than 6. We had complimentary breakfast for the 3 days we were there, only had it once, not very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at Slam's with a dive group. There is nothing inherently WRONG with the facility, it just lacks polish and finish, and could easily be improved. The rooms in the new wing are spacious and the beds comfortable. Breakfast orders were always a challenge, with the staff not REALLY understanding English, and most things had to be asked for,... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We loved our stay at SLAM's. The room was very clean and the stuff friendly and helpful. The food at restaurant was also really good. Try the pancakes for breakfast! The location is also excellent, there are dive shops next to it and it's 20 meters to the beach. We would definitely go back.

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Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
37 hotel reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Slam's Garden is a mid-range property according to Southeast Asia standards and a basic bargain property based on Western standards. As previously mentioned, this is not an oceanfront property. Unless that was the sole purpose of your travel, then the 3 min walk around the corner is worth the savings, especially if you are diving. After traveling through Thailand, Malaysia... More

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is my second time there. This time we stayed in the new wing and the rooms are spacious. Again, I love the location as it is near one of the villages and it is much quieter on this side of the island. However, the service this time wasn't very friendly. It is a little more efficient as now the... More

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Manila, Philippines
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stayed at Slam's because it is near DiveLink. The rooms are clean and spacious(with balcony)-where we had our gears hanged to dry. Stayed at the 2nd floor (only 2 floors). We had free breakfast and it was average. They had only 4 guests, my partner and I and 2 koreans. So they attended to our needs, specially when we... More

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Address: Malapascua Island Barangay Logon | 6013 Daan Bantayan Cebu, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
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Hotel Class:3 star — Slam's Garden Resort 3*
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