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Hippocampus Beach Resort

Daan Bantayan, Philippines
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Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Malapascua Island
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: 1. Location is in the middle of Bounty beach, where all the other major hotels, B&Bs, resto/ bars, and dive centers are. 2. Vibe is very tropical and cozy. 3. Prices are very decent. 4. Rooms are clean. 5. Excellent beach front! Cons: 1. They didn't provide any toiletries such as soap, shampoo, toothbrush, and toothpaste. Make sure to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort is very small. The staff are very friendly, and Christy the owner is very attentive to the needs of the guests. We had mixed reviews about the food served here. The attached dive shop is very good. Overall, I thought the place was very relaxing and value for money. I would stay there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I have been Malapascua from 1 May to 4 May and stayed in hippocampus beach resort. Staff are very friendly and I enjoy a lot during the stay at Malapascua. Room are very comfortable with plenty of room for storing and drying diving gears. The breakfast is good too!

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Summerside, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I recently spent five days in Malapascua and, although I did not stay in a room at Hippocampus, I ended up spending most of my time there. The central beachfront location is ideal. Comfortable lounging out front on the beach, cool bar area, and beautiful restaurant upstairs with a great view, so there's options for whatever mood you happen to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I do not usually write reviews. Have travelled to 57 countries but really felt this place deserves a mention. This place was real value for money. Nice big clean rooms with artistic decorations. All the rooms have large balconies where my family and I could sit and enjoy our own space. The resort has a beautiful garden with some Nicobar... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Nice small hotel, room clean, varied food and nice beach. Good hotel to go diving to see sharks and plenty of things , fisches, corals.... A particular thanks to Nicolae at the reception, very sympathic and professional. We will come back probably next year.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a small beachside hotel that delivered no more and no less than I expected. Malapascua is a dive destination so it quietens down about 9.30pm or so as many divers are getting up to see the Thresher Sharks at 4.30 am. The rooms I saw were quite adequate with balconies, the only minor issue being that the shower... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Room is smaller. Electricity, air cond and hot water is working fine. Owner is helpful but not the staff is up to standard. Never smiles and never gives advises, for example, where to find the porters.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I had a very similar experience to a reviewer from 2010: "Depressing - do not book here, ever," which I recommend you read, although I will try to be more objective here. We were given the same room as that reviewer and, like him, our toilet was not working properly when we arrived, leaking all over the bathroom floor. I... More 

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hipporesort, Owner at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

We are aware that the local fiestas on Malapascua are not, what most guests want to experience. Please let me give some background information: On Malapascua each of the 5 or 6 villages around the island has its annual fiesta, the main village Logon has two. Fiesta is a combination of religious activity (all fiestas are designated to a particular... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Our stay didn't get off to the best start, the driver organised by the resort to collect us from Cebu Airport at 10pm on Christmas Eve didn't turn up. This left us with an impromtu stay in Cebu overnight and to make our own way on the 3 hour drive to the boat transfer to Malapasqua Island. However, once we... More 

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