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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rooms were lovely. We stayed in villa casablanca. We were upgraded for free from the attached guesthouse siko. The villa had a lot of charm, it wasn't large but fitted in 4 22 y/o boys with luggage. The veranda was a lovely place for a evening beer. Provided by the well stocked and very reasonably priced fridge. Rooms were cleaned... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our first room was a little dark, but very spacious, with a balcony and hammock outside. Nice! Then we moved to another room upstairs which was absolutely gorgeous with a loft bed for our son. Recommend the upstairs room for families! The owners were very generous and kind. The only small cons were the staff were a little surly at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the cheaper nanny room. If you are considering this, just expect a basic room with an ensuite (extra plus) That is unsually shaped but spacious and clean. Loved the resort, the beach location, hammocks and the big the breakfast. Really nice place to stay if you are on a budget. Book in advance. Rooms were full so... More 

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Mindanao, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before I write my own experiences, let me state up front that they are definitely a minority view. You can see the tripadvisor reviews. also Lonely Planet rates as one of its top four choices in all the western Visayas. Having given full discloser: My family and I went here for an end of the summer treat. some treat. although... More 

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sundang, Inhaber at Mike & Diose's Beach Cottage, responded to this review

OK Don, let me answer one by one: Its about our rooms: CASABONITA MASTERROM , and CASABONITA GUESTROOM Groundfloor. Thank you for your new edited Tripadvisor comment and sorry about your bad experience you had. When you checked out you had absolutely no complaints, you just said its due to some "family problems" that you have to checkout earlier than... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights in June. We had the upstairs room at the back which was extremely spacious and clean - fridge, table and chairs and hammock on the large balcony. We were able to negotiate on the price which made it a real bargain. Good sized clean bathroom with hot water. The beach area and hammocks were... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I just love everything about my stay here in this laidback paradise place. How I chose where to stay in Malapascua was over the internet and people’s recommendation. And I was pretty amazed as to how it feels like to be staying in a place I only get to check online. Since I was on a solo budget travel, I... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

hospitality is 200%. hosts and staff take you in with open arms and really look after you. feeling safe is very important! great value for money~ i stayed in a spacious lodge that can fit 2 people for 1500 pesos a night. incl fan/AC (costs extra), tv, kitchenette, outdoor dining area, mosquito net. relaxing area to just relax. sleep on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I really love this place...me and my boyfriend we really enjoy here.. We are so happy. This place is a hidden paradise of the Philippines... 😍😊☺️😍😇😍😊☺️😊 We want to go this place again... We still planning. ☺️😊😍😉☺️☺️😇💦💧🐋🐳🐬🐸🐢

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Mike and Diose's (also sometimes called Aabana) has basic accommodation with the major bonus being it's own private bit of white sandy beach. It's away from the more resort-y side of Malapascua so you really feel like you are in a quiet piece of paradise - the hammocks help! It's also about 1 minute's walk from Evolution dive center which... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Mike is a very nice host, and you will feel safe staying at his place. He keeps a really amazing place versus the price he charges for it. Good value for money. I am a backpacker and my priority is to be able to stay at a clean place with running water, secured rooms, and ample space outside to lounge... More 

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