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Enigmata Treehouse Ecolodge

Maubog, Balbagaon, Mambajao, Island, Mindanao 9100, Philippines
Enigmata Treehouse Ecolodge
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was understaffed, no restaurant, and lacked a few light bulbs. It also looked abandoned from the outside. But when we got into the Eagle's Nest floor, I was stunned with the space. Artwork all around. Even in corridors and the reception area. It's not five star but there's really something about the place that pulled us in. We also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a lodge like no other. We had the place all to ourselves. The kids felt like they were coming home to the province and were just playing in the treehouse. They climbed the EaglesNest lookout point while I watched the moon while laying on my back. Like many people, my family lives in a comfortable concrete home in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Location-wise, it is a bit far from the highway and there are not so much transpo going out. This is actually very bad during the night. This particular disadvantage was magnified because we stayed during Fiesta and I'd like to go out in the evening. There are not much lightposts on the road going to the highway. Aside from that,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We arrived late afternoon to celebrate our anniversary. It is 650 meters up from the highway, but the Mambajao jeepney took us right up to the door for ~20 pesos. We rented the Eagle's nest, which was HUGE for 2 people, but fun to climb around (three "floors" of treehouse, plus a dining/lounge area)! We've lived in the Philippines for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Despite reading terrible reviews... we still opted to stay here seeing how beautiful it was. We were discouraged by our driver and told us there are other places for us to stay. regretfully, after all the warnings...and the sign we still opted to stay. It is really a unique place.. beautiful concept but it was full of insects. I cannot... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The place seems interesting as I looked it up on its website. But it's terrible over-all. Upon arriving late in Camiguin, around 8pm, there is no public transportation going to the place. From the Benoni Port, we took a jeep and alighted at the main highway going to Mambajao. Enigmata is around 2km walking distance away from the main highway.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

The treehouse hotel was great! Fantastic experience, huge room in what looks like a treehouse, but having electricity, water and WiFi. No luxury here, pretty low key so not for the fancy-oriented, but very different that your usual hotel experience. Playing the drums with other guests and hotel staff a plus. Water turns off for a while after a long... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

It looks deceptively nice in pictures but it's a terrible place to check in to. When we got there, there was no one around. It took us 15 mins of knocking and calling out. Then a really unpleasant woman comes out and demands the rest of the payment for the 2 nights that we were going to stay in (downpayment... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Again if there is one thing you can only do in the philippines this is it (el nido and this!) so here's what you should do while here 1. Meet Ros! 2. Have her make your breakfast 3. Volunteer - Her place has lots of kids who she does charity work for who attend classes at this place 4. Learn... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

The whole lodge is built around a majestic, living acacia tree! To whichever direction you set your eyes, you would see a work of art. The food is delicious and you are sure they are healthy because they produce the ingredients themselves. I traveled with musicians, and we were able to use their instruments there. Smoking is not allowed within... More 

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