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Tepanee Beach Resort

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Malapascua Island | Logon - Danbantayan - Cebu, 6013, Philippines
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing resort, beautiful private beach! The resort is located right next to the drop off point of the ferry. My gf and I stayed here for 1 week during the low season and can't stress enough how important it is to check Tepanee out. Located just a short walk from bounty beach and the majority of other guest houses Tepanee... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed my stay here the staff were very friendly and the location is excellent. The only negative thing is if you come back to your room after midnight they leave your key in a little wooden box that anyone could just take!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a harrowing 8.5 hours journey (4 on the plane, 4 on the cab - the driver got lost twice on the way to the new port, and 30 minutes on the boat), we arrived at Tepanee Beach Resort around 7:30pm. It was really, really dark. We pre-booked and paid for our AirCond Room on Agoda and unfortunately due to... More

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Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had a great stay in this hotel, the beach front rooms are nice and clean. The staff and the Italian owners are very warming and accommodating.If you are searching for a quit place to relax without going around this is the best place to stay. The food at Angelina Restaurant is really authentic Italian food, specially the Tagliatelle with... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself & 8 other divers stayed here 11th - 16th October 2013. On the day we were leaving the earthquakes started and needless to say travelling to Cebu airport that day via boat & van was a harrowing experience. However we managed to get home safely and I can only hope that all the staff we met at Tepanee during... More

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent two nights @ Tepanee during a dive trip in Malapascua Rooms were decent in size with A/C, double size bed, Fridge, Toilet with Hot water. The room was spacious with a small balcony. No Wifi in the rooms but could be accessed @ the restaurant. Room service was Ok and the resort looked to be properly maintained. Staff was... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The island was beautiful, but the resort was average. The rooms are perfect for a couple, but no more than two people. Because you are on an island in the wilderness, expect bugs in your room. I do not think there is much the resort can do to keep them out. The views from the small private beach were spectacular.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is good at the end of Bounty Beach with its own small private beach but thats were the appeal ends. Some rooms have uninterrupted sea views but by no means all, you cant see the view when your sleeping and not many people book accomodation on views alone which means the quality and comfort of the room has... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for 10 nights last July, I will not be raving but will also not complain, however want to share a few pros and cons for those travellers who might find my review useful. Pros: - Rooms are nice and clean - Some rooms have a really good view of the beach just make sure... More

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Back to Malapascua after Hayan (super typhoon Yolanda) of last November. Last October my holiday here has been really great and I was curious to see Malapascua after that such strong typhoon. Tepanee seems untouched! I see less trees, but all the plants are blooming and regrowing. The wifi is slow, but we are in Malapascua, in the middle of... More

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Address: Malapascua Island | Logon - Danbantayan - Cebu, 6013, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tepanee Beach Resort 2.5*
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Malapascua is a gem of an island where our dream came true. Ours is an intimate, friendly resort that will give you a holiday to remember. Tepanee stands on a small hill that rises up from Logon beach and our territory goes down to our own private sandy beach, from where it's possible to admire breathtaking sunsets in an area secluded from the rest of the island and where we placed beach umbrellas, sunbeds, a gazebo for massages and our lovely Chiringuito at Sunset Beach Bar & Restaurant. Historically, the concept for our resort followed a philosophy of low environment impact. Most of the building materials are natural and local: wood, bamboo and stones used for the main structures, roofs made of a typical straw named kogon. The buildings are almost invisible from the ocean, even if many are built right on the seaside. The name TEPANEE comes from the Polinesyan name of frangipani: a tropical tree that produces the flowers printed in these pages. Many tepanees grow on our small hill, flowering in different colours: during the blooming season their fragrance diffuses in the air. Opened on December 8, 2008, Tepanee in the beginning was consisted of 6 independent double cottages and one building of two storeyes with 4 triple rooms. We have grown, and can now offer you: 3 Deluxe Aircon Cottage: superb ocean view (perhaps the best in Malapascua); independent buildings with aircon, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom, hot shower, minibar, safety box, 24h electricity, balcony with sofa, daily cleaning, double bed with option for one or two extra single beds. 8 Aircon Cottages: independent buildings with aircon, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom, hot shower, minibar, safety box, 24h electricity, balcony with sofa, daily cleaning, double bed with option for one extra single bed. 4 Aircon Rooms: 3 rooms are double and 1 room has two single beds; private entrance, aircon, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom, hot shower, minibar, safety box, 24h electricity, balcony with sofa, daily cleaning, double bed with option for one extra single bed. 4 Fan Cottages: with an amazing ocean view; independent buildings with ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom, 24h electricity, balcony with sofa, daily cleaning, double bed with option for one extra single bed; no aircon, shower at room temperature. We provide for the wifi in the public areas (beach, bar, restaurant) and in some of the rooms and cottages. Please, note that we are in a remote island and the service sometime may be slow or discontinuous. Since December 2012, you can eat and drink right next to our private beach, at the Chiringuito at Sunset Beach Bar & Restaurant, where we serve breakfast and lunch, snacks, drinks and natural fruit juices, cocktails, with soft background music in the background. In May 2013, we opened our new Amihan Bar & Restaurant, in a panoramic position on the hill at the new entrance of Tepanee: we are serving the amazing Mediterranean cuisine as well as some other dish and beyond that Amihan had already become renowned for. Some practical information We accept credit cards payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express and JCB (bank transaction charges apply). We also accept cash payments in Pesos, Euros and US Dollars. Malapascua does not have any normal bank, ATMs, official exchange bureaus nor post offices. Therefore it's not possible to get hold of cash and the nearest bank is in Bogo, a town that is about one hour by bus from Maya pier (that is about half an hour by boat from Malapascua). We recommend that you arrive in Malapascua with enough Pesos, the local money, for your stay here. The nearest airport is the Mactan Cebu International Airport of Cebu City (IATA code: CEB). From the airport there are about 140 kms of paved road (all totally cleared since Typhoon Yolanda) to get to the port of Maya, in the far north of the island of Cebu. Maya is 8 kms far from Malapascua by sea. Tepanee organizes transfers at any time by private van and boat, reducing the travel time to about 3 and a half hours in all: our boats arrive and depart from our private beach, located inside the Tepanee Beach Resort area. There is a bus service and public ferries that allow, in about 5 and a half hours, to go from Cebu City to Malapascua. The bus service runs 24/7 and some buses have air conditioning: there is no official timetable, but the rides are frequent. The ferries operate from Maya to Malapascua from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and from Malapascua to Maya from 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Departures are every 30 minutes, but only if the minimum number of passengers is reached. The people of Malapascua are very kind and friendly. Their ability to smile through the losses they have suffered in the typhoon is nothing short of amazing, and inspiring. The islanders do have customs and traditions that can be different from ours. To show proper respect for them, please don't go around the villages just wearing only a bathing suit: please wear at least shorts and a T-shirt. Furthermore, topless bathing and nudism are forbidden even on beaches, even though no one is likely to complain to you. Tepanee Beach Resort is located in a non-flat area: from the reception to the rooms and the beach on the back there are stairs to go up and down. The steps are wide and low, but they do exist: please be aware of this when choosing our hotel for your stay. We do not offer the beach towels service, as we are trying to conserve natural resources: the fresh water on the island comes from a limited sub-soil water table, and the laundering of beach towels every day would contribute to unsustainable levels of water consumption. We do not provide hair-dryers. We do not have tv in the rooms. Check-in is possible from 2:00 PM. Check-out must be completed by 12:00 noon. Reception is open from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM. ... more   less 
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