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Mike & Diose's Beach Cottage

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AABANA Bounty Beach, Philippines
Mike & Diose's Beach Cottage
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mike and Diose are excellent host. They are very friendly, welcoming and caring. We love our little room just next to Mike's office where we discuss every day at the terrace looking over the beach. Diose prepared very delicious lunch and dinner for us and this is the best food we had in Philippines! The beach in front of the... More 

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 4 nights and we really enjoyed our stay. First of all, the breakfast (included) was amongst the best we've had in all SE Asia. Most of the rooms (especially the cottages) have huge rooms with comfy beds, clean, private bathroom with hot shower and a nice outdoor area. Mike is very kind and... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are perfect for groups of backpackers that wants to stay on a nice air conditioned room that are very affordable and comfortable to stay in. The owner Mike is very accommodating he takes care of you when you're on the island. He always makes sure that people will not rip you off regarding the prices. The beach front... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Always been planning to go to Malapascua ever since I heard about it. OH, how beautiful the place is. And just this weekend, I have officially taken it off from my bucket list. Aabana was recommended by my travel buddy who visited the Island 2 or 3 weeks ago. I don't really know what to expect upon reaching the island... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This place is great if you're on a budget. The price is also way cheaper than some of the other places. It was about 650 peso/night for a basic fan room. I swapped to another place (will explain later) which cost 1200/night which is pretty outrageous! The room I went to was also a basic fan room which made it... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Definitely the best value for money you Will get on Malapasqua. Pros: - their own private beach. On the end of the developed area and hardly any outside guests on the beach - spacious, new rooms with all amenities you Will need - friendly lady who takes care of the place Cons: - the roosters. We didn't have one good... More 

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Gorey, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Just had 6 nights at Aabana,couldn`t have been better. Perfectly located past the busier resorts,this is the place to relax and unwind.Mike and his staff were always helpful,the cottage was wonderful.Try the mango pancake breakfast on the beach. Add an evening massage by Nancy,it just doesn`t get better. Clean,perfect location,great hosts. I`ll be back......Thanks Mike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Staying in Mike and Diose's Beach Cottages was a highlight to my visit to Malapascua. As a solo traveller on a budget I was offered a single room, very reasonably priced. The cottages are past Evolution diving on Bounty Beach, so very close to all dive shops and restaurants, however, the place is tucked away just enough to offer a... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My friends and I had a great time here. The staff though most of the time confused, was very helpful and nice. Yes, the owner was unavailable at the time we were here. But that's fine. It was a great experience for me and my fellow diver friends. The location was a good 20 minute walk from the dive shop... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Second time staying here, this time for our honeymoon. Beautiful and quiet location, with good privacy. Staff were excellent again and the owner Mike was very caring and helpful and seems to look after his staff well too which is a good sign. Lovely beach right at the front and you can also have meals served there. Short walk, maybe... More 

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