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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
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
hershey635464 Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we have stayed at secret cove for 4 nights with my fiancee and my brother..clean rooms,omg the food is very delectable..we have ate in the couple of restaurants in camiguin but nothing compares to secret cove.tom the owner is very friendly he helps us to get to the best places in camiguin.mam bida and the staffs are so accomodating too.very... More

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Bacoor, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights and the experience was satisfactory. Good menu selection and enjoyed the food they served. Staff are friendly and very compliant to house rules - they even stopped us and threatened a corkage fee for the the 2 piece mango fruit we bought somewhere. Restaurant management should have been more considerate because there are no other customers... More

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Chicago, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 hotel reviews
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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
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7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
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7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Address: National Highway, Yumbing, Mambajao, Mindanao, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mindanao > Camiguin > Mambajao
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Secret Cove Beach Hotel Mambajao
Secret Cove Beach Resort Camiguin/Mambajao

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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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