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Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Buyong, Philippines
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Ranked #10 of 37 hotels in Mactan Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014
wakilindo San Fernando, Philippines
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Arrived to the the rhythm of a jack hammer being used in the renovation of the hotel next door. We were upgraded to a beautiful suite in a traditional Filipino style decor. The hotel was in an idyllic location and the view from the room was breathtaking, however the hotel next door had conventions on for the whole week, as... More

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CTBH, Marketing Officer at Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear mrandmrsc2006, Thank you for staying at Costabella and for appreciating the breathtaking view coming from our beautiful suite.  We regret that you shortened stay. As you mentioned, unfortunately we do not have any control over the activities of our next door neighbour. At best, we have tried to request them not to start early or end late. We are... More

San Fernando, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

we arrived late at night and to our surprise we were welcomed with a tropical feel n warm welcome by the staff. Its a tropical hideaway complete with intricate architectural woodwork reminiscent of magellan sutra of kota kinabalu, nestled in established and properly nurtured tropical plants.. literally taken cared off by the staff constantly sensitive to guests needs even during... More

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CTBH, Marketing Officer at Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear wakilindo, Thank you for your beautiful review and for sharing it on Trip Advisor. At Costabella, we want our guests to experience our rich, beautiful and diverse Filipino-Spanish culture and tradition. Our Costabella family is touched by your kind words. It was our pleasure being of service and we look forward to welcoming you back warmly on your next... More

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Costabella is located far from the city life. But if you are looking for a bit of peace and quiet then this is the place to be. (As long as there are no corporate affairs scheduled on your stay). So far, they have the best tasting omelette as far as I am concerned and their buffet breakfast has a good... More

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CTBH, Marketing Officer at Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Honeylegs, Thank for sharing your kind review with Trip Advisor. We always aspire to make our guests happy and it pleases us to know that you had a relaxing stay with us.                       Our homegrown local Chefs will be happy to hear your delightful comment on our breakfast, particularly the omelette that you enjoyed.  We want to give... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

My experience with Costabella wasn't great, but I'll get to that in a minute. Firstly, if you're thinking of staying there, be sure to ask them the following questions first. 1. Are you hosting any external/corporate events during my stay? 2. Are any of the neighboring hotels hosting parties etc? 3. Which part of the hotel is my room in,... More

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CTBH, Marketing Officer at Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear HB10111, Thank you for your review and for showing your appreciation of our TEAM. Costabella, like other Hotels and Resorts, accepts bookings for corporate events, weddings and special occasions. The month of May is Fiesta month in the Philippines and it is a tradition among corporate businesses to treat their employees to beach outings and the privilege for locals... More

Darwin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We had our family reunion there and we booked a few rooms. I had the 2 bedroom suite (it's actually a connecting room but they called it 2 bedroom suite). We had a beautiful fruit basket in our room when we arrived. We thought it was quite funny that the hotel wrote a letter to all the guests informing them... More

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CTBH, Marketing Officer at Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jonah P   We love it when guests choose Costabella to celebrate their special and memorable occasion.   We love it even more knowing that you had a fantastic time! Thank you for sharing your review with Trip Advisor. We look forward to welcoming you back! More

Cebu City, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

First up, my wife and I travel professionally almost 80% of our time and stay in hotels anywhere from 0 to 5 stars, depending on location. In this instance we chose an overnight getaway at the Costabella to enjoy a bit of sand, waves, tranquility and resort atmosphere. Instead we found ourselves leaving in a hurry early next morning: We... More

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CTBH, Marketing Officer at Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ron T,   Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for appreciating our Team – indeed they remain our strongest asset.    Costabella has been in the business for 33 years now to be exact.  We have recently earned an online award and was recognized as “Best Booked Resort of 2013” which one property cannot achieve without... More

Quezon City, Philippines
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I came here because it was good value for a modest budget and DID NOT HAVE HIGH EXPECTATIONS (because when you choose budget over quality, you can't be too picky). My priorities in booking is always, 1) the beach (so my baby can enjoy and play) 2) affordable rooms 3) accessible facilities (easier for my toddler to get around). As... More

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CTBH, Marketing Officer at Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions of your stay. We regret that you have formed such a negative impression of the Resort as many guests have shared how much they have enjoyed their stay. We are a “AAA” resort (4 star) and have recently received an online award as the Most Booked Resort in 2013. We... More

Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This hotel is out of the way with not alot going on. It is quite small, has 2 swimming pools and a small beach front. The sea disappears at tide time so there is no swimming to be had when its hot and you want to cool down. As there was no choice except there restaurants to eat we ate... More

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CTBH, Marketing Officer at Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trents, Thank you for staying with us. We regret not meeting your expectations and that you were not able to explore the island further. Just about 1-2 kilometers away from the resort is a diverse collection of tourist spots and attractions including a line of restaurants. Mactan being both a coral island and one of the major tourist destinations... More

Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I came here for an event. Doubtful I would have chosen this otherwise. For the money it was great. The food was excellent, we were here for 5 days so I was a bit tired of it after a while. The area outside the resort was not so wonderful, so we stayed in. The pool is wonderful, there are actually... More

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CTBH, Marketing Officer at Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Karyn Wynne, Thank you for sharing your reviews with Trip Advisor. We are happy that you find Costabella of good value. Likewise our Spa will be delighted to know that you had an amazing massage and you enjoyed their services. Every year Costabella works on programs of improvement to maintain its value for the satisfaction of our guests. We... More

Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

If you want to be near Cebu City and the airport, but in a secluded beach resort, this is a good choice. It is so secluded that you'll drive for an hour or so to get into the city, ie really nothing much to explore outside the gates, and you're pretty much stuck eating at the hotel. Not a bad... More

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CTBH, Marketing Officer at Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Dear uschi_is_umatravels, Thank you for your thorough review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate all your wonderful comments and are thankful for your kind suggestions as we continue our efforts to provide our guests a memorable experience. We look forward to welcoming you and your family again in the near future! More

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Address: Buyong, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Mactan Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel 3*
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Amenities

Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style
#6 Spa Hotel in Mactan Island #6 On the Beach Hotel in Mactan Island
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tucked away in the charming island of Mactan in Cebu is the tropical hideaway of Costabella, a luxury beach resort awarded by the Philippine Department of Tourism with the highest resort classification.An iconic property embraced by white fine sand and shaded by palm trees, Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel is an architectural showcase steeped in history and tradition. Its tastefully-appointed rooms, all 156 of them, beautifully integrate Spanish colonial influences with natural, homegrown materials. Carved stonework, arched doors and charming courtyards are the hallmarks of this timeless place. All accommodations from the modest to luxurious with private balconies offer breathtaking view that is both peaceful and romantic.As the name suggests, Costabella provides travelers and guests with the perfect setting to admire Mactan’s enchanting coastline. This tropical retreat is truly a dream destination for honeymoons and weddings. ... more   less 
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