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Turtle Bay Dive Resort

3.0 of 5 Villa   |   Tongo, Moalboal 6000, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
FAF1968 Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Turtle Bay in March 2014 and overall had a lovely time. The resort is very well maintained and the everywhere is clean and tidy. We had a room in the annex and it was lovely but we could have used a mini bar/fridge. Also, it would have been nice to have an information book in the room... More

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turtlebaydiveresort, Owner at Turtle Bay Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your review. We are so happy that you appreciated what we are offering our guests - a peaceful resort set in well kept tropical grounds with easy access to beautiful dive sites around Moalboal. Guests staying in the annex have their own guest lounge with kitchenette, fridge and satellite TV.... More

Orlando, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I'll start with the positives: 1. Great snorkeling of the resort. 2. Grounds/foliage is well maintained. 3. Resort's backyard...picturesque! That's it!!!!! Negatives: 1. Dishonesty of the owner. I understand that it's owned by a husband and wife. We only corresponded with the husband. I.e. When we booked the hotel, he stated that he would meet our group. He didn't. All... More

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turtlebaydiveresort, Owner at Turtle Bay Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I'm sorry that we did not meet in person so that i could handle your complaints on the spot. I do not recall promising to meet your group at the resort and I certainly received no messages from your group about complaints. Clearly you met my wife who is the GM as you mention her... More

North Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Resort Accommodation: The room was simple but very nice and clean room. there's no problem for us how much the cost of each room. We admired the landscape design of the resort. it is working well with texture & colour and selecting the right plant for the right place. The herb gardens are practical, yet pleasant to view. Hotel Service:... More

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turtlebaydiveresort, Owner at Turtle Bay Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and feedback. We appreciate your comments about the rooms and resort. One of our two Receptionists is new, although she is well experienced as she came from a 4 star resort in Badian and is still learning all there is to know about the resort. I was shocked to hear your story about... More

Milano, Italia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We spent 5 day during Xmas time. The resort is nice, rooms are not very big, but clean. Food is good and more than enough. The only problem is the staff: they are all very nice and helpful, but they are not enough to manage the whole resort. So nobody is at the pool bar for hours, during the meal... More

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Stayed there for four nights, the room is clean and their staff are warm and helpful. Food was nice and we have grilled seafood dinner on our last day. The dive centre is just next door and our dive master RJ who double up as our guide was great too, we did a total of 9 dive.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I'll try and keep this brief. Stayed at Turtle Bay over New Year. The resort itself is lovely. Well maintained and rooms were fine. We couldn't get poolside rooms, so were in the car park area, but it was quiet and comfortable. I find it hard to understand why the Turtle Bay gets such amazing reviews though, it must be... More

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turtlebaydiveresort, Owner at Turtle Bay Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. As you mentioned in your commentary, the resort is really for divers and we have staffed the resort assuming that the majority of guests will be diving during the mornings and afternoons and thus the pool-side bar is not manned at these hours. During peak periods, we a take on casual staff to help as... More

16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Our family of 5 stayed here the week between Christmas & New Years. We were very impressed with how warm & attentive the staff were, and, very hard working. John & Jeff in the dive shop were great, also helping to arrange land adventures when we were not diving. Diving was more laid back than other dive spots. Would suggest... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The hotel is clean and efficiently managed. Our room is simple but clean, comparatively further away from the main hotel. A good room is the one directly facing the sea - same level to dive center. The staff are very obliging. Food is GREAT and the kitchen team was open to requests from our dive group, e.g., ice cream. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

My family and i stayed at Turtle Bay for one week this christmas. We and several other guests noticed that the resort staff worked everyday from morning till evening, particularly the waitresses who served us every single meal. When we asked if they had a day off, we were truthfully told "only when there are no guests." To make matters... More

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turtlebaydiveresort, Owner at Turtle Bay Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I sad that you never mentioned the problems with your room and food during the many chats we had around the pool bar as we always immediately action problems encountered by guests that are reported to us. I will take the points one by one: 1. the rooms are exactly as per the photographs on... More

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I came with a family group of nine people; three of us were instructed [and passed] the PADI Open Water Certificate which was accommodated on 24, 26, 27 December to suit our schedule. The tuition was excellent, and even my 10-year-old daughter was able to finish it in the three days. The resort is beautifully designed and laid out -... More

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Additional Information about Turtle Bay Dive Resort

Also Known As:
Turtle Bay Dive Hotel Moalboal
Turtle Bay Dive Hotel
Turtle Bay Dive Resort Moalboal, Cebu Island
Address: Tongo, Moalboal 6000, Philippines
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Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Moalboal
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 21 Specialty lodging in Moalboal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Turtle Bay Dive Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique family run hotel and dive resort with 23 well equipped air-conditioned rooms. Choice of villa room of 2-story hotel block. Set in landscaped tropical grounds giving onto the shore front. Reclaimed beach and great coral house reef. Easy access to over 20 dive sites. Restaurant serves buffet meals and a la carte snacks and meals. Food comes highly recommended by guests. ... more   less 
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