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Secret Cove Beach Resort

National Highway, Yumbing, Mambajao, Mindanao, Philippines
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Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Mambajao
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014
Matthew O Chicago, Illinois
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The Secret Cove has a great location by the beach, with simple clean rooms and good food. It's a great location to relax or base from which to tour the island. The plunge pools in the garden are incredibly refreshing too!

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2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

My boyfriend and me stay for two nights last month. The rooms were dark and musty. The hotel is located away from the road and next to the ocean which makes for a quiet and romantic setting. We have are dinner one night and the food was pretty good. This place has the potential for a really nice resort if... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This beach resort is good enough for a budget traveler. There are just a few rooms and each has its own veranda where you can hang-out, play cards or have some drinks. They have a nice restaurant and the food servings are huge. Bringing in food purchased outside is allowed as long as you consume it inside your room and... More

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Vancouver, B.C.
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54 reviews 54 reviews
54 hotel reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We stayed at the Secret Cove Beach Resort for 2-nights in late February (P1400/$35). We arrived on the Oceanjet ferry from Jagna (P600; 3 hrs) to Benoni, then took a fixed price multivan to the hotel (P450; 20 min). The Secret Cove is a small resort (6 rooms) set back from the road among well maintained grounds on a rocky... More

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Set in a tropical garden, Secret Cove is a place I would highly recommend for couples or divers. The rooms are simple but very pleasant and clean. Tom is a great host and very helpful with tips. The food in their restaurant is gourmet food. To us the best restaurant on the island. The bar has got quiet impressive selection... More

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Calella, Barcelona, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The place looks very nice, nice terrace, restaurant is good enough - we had all our meals there. We were there on one of the first days of January 2012. Because of the date and holidays, we expected a full house. But on the contrary, we were almost the only ones. My wife and I had a "superior" room, that... More

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Concord, New Hampshire
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Very relaxing place to be. The food was pretty good, the service was good and the staff very pleasant, very pleasant to sit on the patio and have a few drinks overlooking the sea. Older resort that is good value for money considering the area and that this is one of the better known (if smaller) resorts. It would appeal... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

We (4 Friends, female, 30) stayed here in August. We had the terrace and restaurant almost to orselves. That was pleasant but this quiet place with fantastic sea view, very good food and clean spacious cabins deserves more. Tom is very happy to give you tips to go around the island. Only less satisfying was that there was little beach... More

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Sasebo, Japan
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8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stayed here for 5 days over New Years. The bar is nice and the food is good if all you want it European food. We wanted a bit of Philippino food and the lumpias were the worst ones i had ever had. I think the oil was rancid. They have a beautiful cove though the beach isn't nice for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I go there quite often to have a cold beer and eat. The service and food is great. They have items on the menu you won't see any where on the island. The bar is stocked with a wall of different wiskey and drinks. The beautiful wive over the cove and the sunset is perfect for a dinner and cold... More

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Also Known As:
Secret Cove Beach Hotel Mambajao
Secret Cove Beach Resort Camiguin/Mambajao
Address: National Highway, Yumbing, Mambajao, Mindanao, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mindanao > Camiguin > Mambajao
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Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Mambajao
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A quiet Quality resort well known for its excellent kitchen & bountiful bar, ideally located five (5) kilometers from the Mambajao Airport on an acre of land fronting the Bohol Sea and picturesque White Island. We are a Canadian / Filipina owned & managed seven (7) room dive resort with a very good restaurant, well stocked bar, a games room with billiards and a small library. We cater to tourists, scuba divers, adventure tourists and travelers who would like a comfortable place to relax. We are D.O.T. accredited and have been D.O.T. accredited since September 2000. Bida & Tom Solski ... more   less 
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