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“Nice,well-kept Resort.” 3 of 5 stars
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Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Buyong, Maribago, | Mactan Island, Lapu Lapu 6015, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #9 of 27 Hotels in Lapu Lapu
Allen, Texas
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“Nice,well-kept Resort.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

The resort is well-kept. Groundskeepers are constantly working on the lush garden. We upgraded to a bigger room closer to the beach, and the rooms are newer and well maintained. But the A/C cannot handle the heat, we asked for a fan and we got it in a timely manner.
On our first day, we had some issues with the WIFI and they had their IT working on it immediately. Food, drinks, and services are expensive. The beach is fairly nice, they have a little island, across fromt he beach,which you can reach via a small boat or swim to it, but once you get there.... there is nothing else you can do but lay on the beach (if that's your soul purpose), or you can bring a cooler with drinks if you want to.
There is a lot of people waiting outside the gates trying to sell tours, and they will follow you down the road even if you tell them no.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Rockhampton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

If you get breakfast included in your package (they have a really great 3hour buffet each morning) then its a pretty good deal and place to go. Good beach, good rooms (clean, air-con, cable TV), great pools, food/meals a bit pricey (its a good idea to take some with you). I will be going there again someday!

Room Tip: Get a ground floor room next to a pool, you will literally walk just 10 steps to go for a swim!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paranaque, Philippines
2 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We had 3 Amuma Spa room reservation last April 2013
* Reception staff was not friendly at all, nobody from the receptionist acknowledge us for about 15 minutes waiting in the Reception.
* The 2 rooms was ready at 3pm when we get there, rooms are so stinky, that we had to call them to request that we can't stay there.
* Pillows, linens, bathroom are so stinky
*There are so many "PROS" everywhere in the Resort, We did not enjoy the stay at all
* I will never recommend the Resort

Room Tip: not recommended
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, UK
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

The visual image of this hotel is wonderful. But the only staff who justify their appointment are the gardeners. They maintain a beautiful resort. Staying for a meal and 1-3 nights I think would be a terrific experience. I have spent 36 nights at this hotel in the last 10 months; part business, part holiday. The reality is awful. Security is at prison level but provided by boys who like strutting around in a uniform, using walkie-talkies and chatting outside your room in the middle of the night. They are a joke and capable of doing little more than calling a cab. To obtain a towel at a swimming pool you will need to produce your room key and provide a signature which suggests they assume all guests are potential towel thieves? Whatever I eat or drink at Bluewater means I will be visiting the bathroom within the hour and need to stay close for the next 2-3 hours. The problem is water. It is used to wash salads, make ice, tea, coffee and milk products (almost all milk in the Philippines is imported as powder and reconstituted.) Whilst the hotel staff claim to consistently use mineral water my physical reaction was normal when consuming these products anywhere else. Bluewater cause major hydration difficulties by charging exorbitant prices for bottled water ($ US 9.70 for one litre of Volvic water). When carrying two one litre bottles of mineral water purchased at a local supermarket into the resort I was frog marched by security to the reception area where I was told I would be charged corkage. My last visit to this hotel was in March 2013 when I stayed for 16 nights. During this part business, part holiday trip I saw eight clients. My intention had been to do business over a meal and maybe a swim at the hotel. However, even though I was paying for single occupancy of a double room, this did not happen as the hotel made it clear I would have to pay a substantial fee per client ($ US 36.50) before they would be allowed beyond the reception desk. The outcome was that I took my clients elsewhere, (where I spent close to $ (US) 5000 entertaining them) rather than expose them to the mercenary (and petty) attitude of this resort. The Bluewater Hotels Group may be 'very filipino' as its website claims, but it is also very capable of shooting itself in the foot. The Filipinos I know are not at all like the staff at Maribago Bluewater. They are overwhelmingly good people. To them, and me, Maribago Bluewater is an embarrassment.

Room Tip: For a break of a day or two for a middle income family this is likely to be a wonderful experience...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Hotel coziness comes mainly from the thached roofs and low structures instead of high buildings. Room (Amuda Spa) was ok except of small worms that seemed to crawl in from somewhere especially in the bathroom. Made me think how the hotel keeps the fancy looking stone floor clean at all times.

It was nice to have pool right accross the hotel room door. Terasse facing the pool by the room entrance was really useful.

Enjoyed the affordable room rates. Breakfast was ok. Avoided hotel restaurants because of high pricing. Very big plus was that there were other nice restaurants in walking distance.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Stayed here twice already and our last stay in this resort was with my family including my elderly parents and our stay was wonderful and relaxing for my parents. The rates are quite pricey but this would be expected in most resorts in Mactan. This resort was one of those reasonably priced though for its facilities.

The rooms are quite big and clean with a porch where you can just relax at night. The facilities are well-kept and the resort was well-equipped with snorkeling equipments, spa, play area, etc. Although Mactan is generally not known for its sandy beaches since it can get really murky when it's low tide, however, the beach area in Maribago is quite clean and during high tide, you can also swim in its clear waters since this is a private beach.

The resort however, boasts of its pools. Going around the resort, I saw three pools within its grounds, the biggest one is near the hotel rooms. The pools are well-lighted and you can enjoy swimming even at night.

Breakfast buffet is superb with a lot of food choices. The resort grounds are quite big and it would be very tiring to walk around especially at high noon. It's a good thing they have electric carts for guests, however, we only saw about two carts for all the guests to use.

They have a bar and a seafood restaurant at the farthest end of the resort, it would be an effort to walk all the way to the bar/resto. The food in the seafood restaurant is quite great although a bit over-priced and with such a small serving.

This resort is suitable for a family vacation..Would recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
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Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I flew in 15 CEOs to Cebu and treated them to an exquisite evening experience and dinner at the Maribago Bluewater Resort's Alegrado Island. Service was impeccable and food was well prepared and over-flowing. The atmosphere was surreal. You should definitely arrange this kind of dinner if you want a one-of-a-kind dining experience.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort

Address: Buyong, Maribago, | Mactan Island, Lapu Lapu 6015, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Mactan Island > Lapu Lapu
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#7 Spa Hotel in Lapu Lapu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 157
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine the sweetness of doing nothing and the satisfaction of doing everything. It is an art you can discover and perfect at Bluewater Maribago, a lush 7-hectare tropical paradise of pure intimate pleasure. Here we put thought into every details of your stay, from the moment we greet you "Mabuhay" to the time we bid you "Farewell".Here, your options are countless: 158 well-appointed rooms, 110-meter beachfront of pristine sand, a private island, 3 lagoon-shaped swimming pools with waterfalls, children's playground, recreation and water sports center, full-service restaurants and bars and the pampering treatment of Amuma Spa. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Maribago Bluewater Beach Hotel Lapu Lapu
Hotel Maribago Bluewater Beach
Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort
Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort Cebu Island/Mactan Island

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