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Talima Beach Villas and Dive Resort

Talima Fish Sanctuary, 6015, Philippines
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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ayrshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

arrived late after travelling from Ormoc City the staff were there at the gate to take our bags and show us to our rooms.The rooms were spacious spotless and well appointed with ample furniture also spotless ensuite no hot water ...........so what.Horst the owner came out to welcome us and gave us cold fruit drinks.Next morning after a great sleep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I'm with my friends for a very short time of stay on the resort, we love the place so relaxing. with a very friendly staff. Don't expect to much because this is not a 5 star hotel. Just a typical resort, but its worth staying here for relaxation.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Loved staying in this resort for 4 days during April 2015. The staff were attentive and tried to sort anything that you needed. I fell ill during my stay and they aided me with traveling to the local hospital and back. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The villas were fabulous with two double rooms and en suites connected... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Clean,well appointed resort with fantastic staff. Wifi in public area surprisingly reliable.Views towards Mactan Island are lovely and the water is warm and clear. No beach-access to the water via stone steps. The prices are also very competitive. If you want a relaxed and laid back resort with the service of a 5* but not the prices,then this is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I have been 3 times at this Resort already. First on a backpacking trip back in 2008, when I did my “Open Water Diver” certification there. The second time was in 2010 on another travel across the Philippines and the last time was just 1 ½ weeks ago as a short getaway as I live in Southeast Asia since 3... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have been living in the philippines for best part of 9 years, and this is quiet honestly the worst place i have ever stayed. Not worth the effort to go there unless you enjoy torture. Worst food i have ever been served, none of the staff could be bothered and unmotivated. The rooms were falling apart shower curtain collapsed,... More 

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TalimaR2013, Owner at Talima Beach Villas and Dive Resort, responded to this review

Dear unhappy guest, this is the first time that we feel we have to respond to a review, because we believe that everyone is entitled to his own opinion. But 'torture' and the 'worst in the whole of Cebu' seems a bit exaggerated. You must be an expert critic who has been extensively traveling within the province of Cebu and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I liked that the resort is so isolated and far away from the city. Really good to get away and get into reading and especially diving! The staff consists of humble locals and the resort is owned by a German family. The food aren't local prices but that ofcourse is because it isn't basic local food. Quality food takes a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Economy room, clean, double bed and mosquito net, A/C old and must climb on chair to turn on/off. Also pedestal fan. Bathroom adequate. Food O.K but largely Philippine menu + pasta. Pool nice, but the best thing are the day beds in the shade with mattress, cushions and a cool breeze with views over the water to Mactan. Very very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Sorry, I have say it. It's sad. It's located at the end of a bumpy path, the trike has a hard time to get there. The staff is slow. After I ordered, I even had to get water and a cup from a others guest's table after he left. Sorry, what kind of service is that? Honestly... There was no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My partner and I stayed here last November specifically to have a cheap and cheerful dive weekend away from Singapore. Over time, we've discovered we get a little disappointed with the cost vs experience delivered when it comes to 4-5 star hotels, so we now choose more basic and simple accommodation. As a result, we rarely come away feeling irritated... More 

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