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Phaidon Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Tingib | Antique, Pandan, Antique Province 5712, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pandan
Makati, Philippines
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“awesome white beach and more...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Cant get it better. My girlfriend and me just stepped out of the hot and crowded Makati City and what a surprise we'll found the right place...an awesome white beach just made for us and a few more nice people. Well this was the best opportunity after hard working weeks.
So we found this little paradise and relaxed with a very friendly and helpful personal. They was always around and guess they do more service what we never expected. They invite us for an amazing birthday celebration from the owners daughter, with a big variety of foods, cakes, ice creams and a original Lechon Baboy. (grilled pork). A really great day...Thanks again.
Next day we tried the Zip line near by going to the Cold spring Malaumpati just a few minutes away and experienced a ride through the rain forest. Another highlight in our short summer break. At evening we enjoyed Dinner at the beach with a smooth collection of music and we felt we are on our second honeymoon.
All in all a great break and we know already more summers are coming and we are looking forward to come back again for more thrills....

Room Tip: Choose the new Honeymoon view, amazing overlooking the ocean with a big bathroom.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Phaidon is a fantastic place that I cannot wait to visit again! I'm 23 and my boyfriend is 25 and we had an absolute blast! We stayed for about 2 weeks and never got bored. It is a calm place, not a crazy "spring break" sort of place; go to Boracay for that. The dive instructor was knowledgeable and helpful. Since it was just us and my father with his girlfriend, we were able to take our time with the scuba diving lessons and were even able to take a few days off from it in the middle (my ears weren't equalizing well). Bernie is the owner and is a fantastic guy; he puts his guests first in every way. Bernie would come and eat meals and have drinks with us and go on dives with us as well. The staff satisfies needs without even being asked; no chasing down a waiter. The food is amazing and there are many choices; local foods as well as American, Italian, and Mexican. The food is made on site, nothing there is pre-packaged. I highly recommend the buco shakes. My dad stayed in one of the villas and it was beautiful. We stayed in a more classic hotel style room and it was perfect. There's ac, a ceiling fan, and a tv. The internet is mainly confined to the information desk but we didn't miss it as it turned out. All in all, it really felt like we were staying with friends. We were insanely comfortable and it really felt like home by the end. I really recommend it to anyone who wants to avoid the tourist-y stuff and just relax! I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

While there are many nice things about this location, we would not book again. There just is not anything to do there aside from the resorts water activities like diving. I believe it's more for divers who will be gone all day. If you're at the resort all day, you may only sunbathe or read. While relaxation is important, we also want a resort with other options. You could not walk to anything outside the resort. It's a very narrow beach. And there are many, small, sand colored crabs on the beach. There was no shower curtain, nor a curtained the bathroom window. The pool was barely bigger than a hot tub and was on the edge of the restaurant covered by the roof. We upgraded to
Honeymoon Suite. It had a living room, kitchen, master bedroom and bath. But only the bedroom and bath had air conditioning. And there was no wifi except in the bar and at the reception area.

The resort provides comfortable, air conditioned transport to/from the airport. The driver as on time and did a great job!

On the positive side, the staff were exceptionally friendly and very accommodating. We were the only couple there after the first night. They go out of their way to make sure your comfortable. Everything was clean. If you're looking for solitude or diving, this may be good for you.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bernie O, Manager at Phaidon Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Dear guest,
Thank you for your respond and may you chosen the wrong location. The resort says on their website and advertisement it is a seclude and tranquil place, no hustle and bustle, party, shopping or vendor area.
That you'll never take time to study the option of activities and tours except the diving or snorkeling trips, the resort offers still more like river tours, mountain hiking, zip line, wall climbing, boating, waterfalls, island hopping or rain forest tours) it may is not really correct in your review.
All the best the Management.
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Boracay
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Our stay at Phaidon was wonderful. Bernie the owner, his wife, daughter and all the staff are really friendly and made us feel so welcome. We stayed in the honeymoon suite and our parents stayed in the villa which both have awesome views of the beach, with a daybed to relax on on the balcony. The beach at Phaidon is beautiful and peaceful with the local fishermen hauling in their catch. The choice of food on the menu was huge considering the isolation and was always really tasty and fresh. The beef medallions are a must!! The food and drinks are all great value for money and they also have a great happyhour which you should take advantage of and watch the stunning sunsets. I cant recommend this place highly enough if you want to make an escape and we will definately be going back. Thank you Bernie and all your team.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

it's time to head to the beach..the wind blows through your hair..the warm sun bathes your skin..soft, white sand caresses your feet..If you love the sun, the beach "PHAIDON BEACH" is the right destination for u...The place is very peaceful...quiet..calm and very relaxing...staff are very friendly and always greeted u with the smile on their face that makes your day more beautiful...Beach is very nice...white sand and very clear water...food is very good..rooms are clean and very comfortable....rooftop bar is very cool and cozy coz its facing to the beach....Me & Jochen enjoy a lot during our stay there..we leave Phaidon with relaxed mind and free of stress...

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Don't go there: This place is overpriced, unfriendly, and terrible value for money. There are some plus points at Phaidon beach resort, so I will start with those. The "private beach" feel is excellent. The rooms and common areas are very near and clean. The grass is cut to perfection. The rooftop bar is quite cool. Now that I am done with this "good start", lets talk about the room size. What they call "cottage" is literally what others would call "put a bed in a garage". The "deluxe room" is a bit better, but definitely a terrible value for money. If you book in this place because of the pool think twice: it's literally a bathtub. You can tell it has been built to be able to improve the resorts ranking on booking websites and it's not for people to use (except for foot bath maybe).
The truly terrible part in this resort is the attitude. We got told to order food very early because food required time to "defrost". We checked our order twice but they still got it wrong and food was served randomly over a one hour window. When we requested breakfasts to be packed as we wanted to have a very early start with our private driver, they all got really aggressive as they realized we would not book one of their super expensive tours. They shouted at us. Charged us extra for a laughably small breakfast ("a lot of food" in their mouth = two boiled eggs, one small banana, two small pieces of bread per person). Told us we can't visit nearby malilisson island without them because it is "devastated" and we won't find a boat. It was all "non sense" (to reuse Bernie s own terms in his comments to other reviews).
We gladly left phaidon with the firm intention to warn anyone against staying there.
If you plan to have a good business, I don't think it's good to shout at your customers and lie to them. Nor that it's good to be clearly counting every last bean and practice "boracay station 1" levels of prices. The last thing you want during your vacation is to be treated like a dog...
Go somewhere else.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Da Nang, Vietnam
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Great rooms, superb service, beautiful hotel. The rooms, every detail of the way the place looks is ideal, we were impressed service is wonderful and friendly and generally, very discreet.
Everyone makes a point of greeting guests every time they see you walking around the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Tingib | Antique, Pandan, Antique Province 5712, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Panay Island > Antique Province > Pandan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pandan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Phaidon Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax, Scuba diving or Adventure at an *** Eco-tourism destination in Pandan, Antique, Panay. The Resort is located between a long stretch of white sand beach and surrounded by rain forest. The Resort offers Villas, Bungalows and Rooms all with Air con, H/C water, Cable TV, Refrigerator, Terraces and Free Wifi, beachfront or tropical garden. An international cuisine Restaurant (Sea view Restaurant) and Cafe de Antique (Bar) have an amazing overlooking the ocean and a big variety of different choices of menus. Enjoy the unspoiled and clean white sand beach, adventure or fun tours to waterfalls, canyoning, boat tours, forest trekking, snorkeling, scuba diving from beginner to professional, island hopping or cultural events. For those people which are tired on overcrowded places, well this might be the right destination. ... more   less 
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Phaidon Beach Resort Pandan, Philippines - Panay Island

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