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Hippocampus Beach Resort

3.0 of 5 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
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel area is nice and views from rooms to garden are pleasant. Restaurant and bar area is well designed and it is nice to spend time in relaxing atmosphere and look to the ocean and listen to good music. In my opinion the room quality is pretty basic, considering the price (1800+ pesos). We stayed in the standard double room.... More 

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Malapascua Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hippocampus is a really nice place to stay, on the main beach the resort is quiet and the bar on the beach don't bother the sleep of the people. There is also a nice green area with exotic birds and trees in the resort itself. The room was great. Clean every day, and nice furnitures and more than everything a... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I staid there already for the third time and that's because I love the location and the staff The bar is cozy at night, the beach location great and diving with Seaquest perfect as usual, great guides there Will come back soon !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Nice and clean comfortable rooms with hot and cold shower. Aircon - without any problems. Delicious food for reasonable prices - the best breakfast we had so far in the philippines. Kind stuff and great view directly located on the beach. They also helped us booking our diving trip (it was amazing! :-)). We would definitly recommend this Resort to... More 

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Wesseling, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Hippocampus Beach Resort , one of the best place in Malapascua. We stayed for 3 days at the Deluxe Beachfront room. We love the view of the beach that we can easily see from our window. As me and my wife are photo enthusiasts. We took a lot of great photos in this resort. There are a lot of good... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

The location is perfect and the rooms very clean and comfortable beds. But the owners are not arranging at all. In addition to that, our bedroom was not available from the first night. So they told us we would be upgraduated just for this night...without the right of using aircon. There are dogs everywhere lying on the sofa of the... More 

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Burkhard F, General Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

we are working hard here and it is never nice to receive a bad review. In this case that is even less so, as there is an obvious different reason. This is the story: guests arrived on a wrong date, they had a booking only one day later. Unfortunately we did not have a room for them that day and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Location wise. Stayed there with friends for two nights. They gave us a great deal - beachfront room at a discounted price. The room is clean, new, and quite artistic. Bed is comfy though height is a little bit higher for us asians. Security is superb (we forgot to lock our room one time). The staff are accommodating and friendly.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I was staying at the Hippocampus for two and a half weeks. The owner Maria is such a nice person and good hostess to the place. Friends often come by to hang out at the cosy little bar on the beach as well as all the guests.The rooms are cleaned thoroughly everyday and the food at the bar is decent... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Best place to stay. After few days we also realized that the restaurant it's one of the best of the Island. The owner, Maria, she's a very welcoming and charm person. Ask her for any tips for your journey on the Island and for the rest of your travel over The Philippines . It's perfect for a couple who's looking... More 

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Address: Daan Bantayan, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hippocampus Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Hippocampus Beach Hotel Malapascua Island
Hippocampus Beach Resort Malapascua Island, Cebu Island
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