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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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Shenyang, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Evolution booked my room for me when I asked for something more economical than what they have to offer, and it turned out to be 150 pesos cheaper per night than what I was quoted, which was a nice surprise. I had the "Nanny Room," which is in the back and has some privacy, but no extra amenities. However, the... More 

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Malapascua-no1, Inhaber at Mike & Diose's Beach Cottage, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca you are a very nice lady and thank you for your recommendation. Sorry for the "5 times" telling you not to use the private electricity from other guest. I apologize. Actually you pointed out that i should make some DEVIDER to that private guest area, i realized that after talking with you. We make an extra door/gate to... More 

France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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