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Dolphin House

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| Saavedra Beach, Moalboal 6032, Philippines
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Makati, Philippinen
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The experienced traveller knows very well, that reality of most hotels in the Philippines does not live up to the glossy, inviitng pictures on their websites. Dolphin Houce certainly is one of the exceptions. What Rudy has build and continously improved here over many years is simply amazing. While exploring this little gem, one can't help but notice the appealing... More 

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Rudy P, General Manager at Dolphin House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you review Dieter! The south tip of "White-beach" (a one kilometer stretch of fine powdered sand) starts just in front of Dolphin-House during north monsoon (Jun-Nov). From Nov. till Jun. (south monsoon) you may have to walk 80-100 m to reach the south tip of White Beach. This beach where our abundant sea turtles used... More 

Manila, Philippines
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

A fleeting 1st time visit to Moalboal. Reviewed briefly online what accommodation was available before setting off. Hired a motorbike on arrival & scouted around the locality finally chancing upon The Dolphin. Talk about serendipity.........In all my years of travelling around this archipelago, just a wonderful surprise to find this very tasteful, quiet, understated hostelry in a gorgeous setting. The... More 

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Rudy P, General Manager at Dolphin House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this very nice surprise and rest assured that we will keep on focusing on every little detail. We are looking forward to see you again on your next trip in our region. We always have a little surprise for guest who took their time writing a little review about their stay at Dolphin-House! Rudy Poitiers More 

Baarn, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Location is the perfect combination between rest, great views and beach and only 15 min away the lively village with restaurants, bars etc. Rooms are very nice, close to the pool, sea and restaurant, but with all privacy also. Our favorite lunch and reading spot was the terrace in the sea with almost always a nice breeze. The diving school... More 

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Rudy P, Owner at Dolphin House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you review Jan and sorry for this late reply. We have been extremely busy since the last 2-3 Month / low season with our yearly all over maintenance and adding on a gym, doubling the size of the SPA Pavilion, turning all crucial area’s to “wheel chair friendly” etc. Your review is more than appreciated... More 

Makati, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Stayed here during a long weekend holiday earlier this year. The resort is quite nice, pool is okay and in the middle of the resort. There is no beach at the resort, so you would need to walk a bit to get to the public beach which is not very nice and too crowded most of the time. I don't... More 

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Rudy P, Owner at Dolphin House, responded to this review

A little bit expensive, well if there is something everyone knows before booking us, it’s the rates. On the net there is plenty of choice on Moalboal accommodations down to approx. 800 php per night. Why some people book us if it’s at the limit of their budget, especially those who do not appreciate the particularities of Dolphin-House? It is... More 

b'ham england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

me and my friends stayed here for a few nights, it's a 4* resort for chilling but I didn't love the decor in the rooms, the view was lovely from the bar and restaurant area, you couldn't fault the breakfast choice, I was disappointed in the menu for dinner! Your far out from the town so you pretty much stay... More 

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Rudy P, Owner at Dolphin House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment Shelzabella31 and happy you liked the place. I feel sorry you misunderstood the dinner concept. There are plenty of little restaurants within 15 min by tricycle or taxi where you will find 100 or more dishes on the dinner menu. They are all rather cheap and bad compared to us but some are quite ok... More 

Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Just spent four nights here and really enjoyed ourselves. The grounds and rooms are beautiful. The staff is quite attentive and the food was very good. I love the quiet atmosphere that is, in part, the result of cars not inside the resort area (parking is just outside) and that conservation and recycling are encouraged here. The reef is right... More 

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Rudy P, General Manager at Dolphin House, responded to this review

Thank you Kathryn for your nice review! We have actually already worked on the Aircon Issue. We separated the compressors from the walls of the bungalows and renewed those that began to age and become a bit noisy. Sorry for that but sure that's ok now. Hope to have you with us again one day! We always have a little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had a lovely time at Easter. The dive centre was fantastic, the training was excellent. I had my daughter doing open water cerification and I redid it with her, so I know it was top training and care. The rooms were large and air con all good. Food is a bit pricey we felt, but you can easily go... More 

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Rudy P, General Manager at Dolphin House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review. I am not sure if the food is a bit price, certainly not in terms of value for money. Please do also consider that US and especially EURO lost 30% and more of its value within the last couple of years compared to Philippine Peso and most Asian currencies. But as you... More 

Cebu City, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We just came over for a long weekend to escape from the city. We had a fabulous stay at Dolphin House and very happy we found this place. Great food, very friendly staff. The snorkeling just at he house reef is the best I have seen on the Island and the dive shop was very helpful even we do not... More 

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Rudy P, Manager at Dolphin House, responded to this review

Salamat kaayo Ingo, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with and looking forward to be see you again. We do always have a little surprise for repeaters! More 

Chateaurenard, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is why I have rated Dolphin house excellent : Great & well maintained place (also close to the local beach), Great service from all whether at the bar, reception or at the diving centre, great food , rooms are very clean and all people friendly. I did 15 very nice dives . The most impressive was the sardine run.... More 

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Rudy P, Manager at Dolphin House, responded to this review

Thank you so much Philippe, great to be hearing from you that you enjoyed your stay with us! For our repeaters we always have a little surprise, especially for those who take their time writing a review. Our days this more and more important, for the resorts as well as for future guest to take the right choice! In case... More 

Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

This is certainly a place where you would go to relax and unwind with wonderful staff and delicious food. This resort offers a great massage in front of the beach. If you are into scuba diving and snorkeling, you have to come here to one of the best places in the world! They will provide everything you need. The rooms... More 

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