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“Great Ocean View” 4 of 5 stars
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Guam Reef & Olive Spa Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1317 Pale San Vitores Rd, Tumon, Guam 96913, Mariana Islands (Formerly Guam Reef Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Tumon
Nagoya, Japan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Ocean View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2010

This hotel has perhaps on of the best ocean views of the Tumon Bay... absolutly love the "Infinity Pool" that from the front it looks like it extends into the sea!

Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Manila, Philippines
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2009

I was a bit apprehensive about staying at this hotel based on previous reviews, but my fears would prove to be unfounded.

The room was adequate - clean beds, properly-stocked and clean bathroom, refrigerator, safe ($3/day), old CRT television with cable TV, functional air-conditioning, amazing poolside/seaside view. Internet access is NOT wireless, and costs $11 a day. Yes, the carpets are a bit worn and have a few stains, but that's the only thing I would fault. The infinity pool was attractive and clean, and it's about 50 leisurely steps down a stable walkway to reach the beach - nothing to gripe about. The sand if powder white, although there is a bit of moss in some sections of the generally clear waters.

The hotel's staff is generally courteous and accommodating, although I did not see any distinct concierge service.

The breakfast buffet was repetitive - it seems there were only two menu sets they were alternating. Also, the hotel bar's last call is 12 midnight, and they do not serve drinks in the lobby by 11:30PM, either. It's a bit annoying.

The hotel's location, though, is fantastic. It's right in the heart of the shopping district. Immediately across it is a JP Superstore; all within a stone's throw are the duty free shop and various designer shops, as well as simple convenience stores. Also in the immediate area are numerous restaurants that can fit your budget - from hassle-free fast food to fine dining.

Considering all of that, unless you're looking for something particularly fancy, this hotel gives a fantastic bang for the buck.

  • Stayed April 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Japan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2009

The locaton was good and the staff reasonably accomodating, but the hotel room we stayed in was terrible. The beds were as hard as rock and very squeaky. There was a gap between the entry door and the floor. Some wall sockets didn't work. The floor had not been swept after the previous occupants. Outside was noisy due to the air conditioning system of the next door hotel. It meant we couldn't sit out on the balcony. The room's air conditioning was poor. The room varied between freezing and damp.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Osaka, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2008

This place is great for both couples and families. Great views of the ocean......great infinity pool with food & drinks available......great location -- just on the north end of Tumon beach, and easy to walk around the main strip or along the beach. Great snorkeling & other water sports in the calm clear ocean right in front.

The rooms & service are standard -- good, but not great.

  • Liked — The infinity pool & the sunset views.
  • Disliked — The housekeeping.
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2006

The hotel staff were very accomodating and friendly. They had good food and a wonderful view of the ocean. Check-in was quick and hassle-free. The rooms were well kept. The view from my room was just incredible. The next time I go to Guam, I will not have second thoughts checking in this hotel again.

  • Stayed May 2006, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2005

We arrived a the hotel and the doorman was a taxi driver. The hotel staff was rude at the desk and wanted us to sign our bill even though a price was not listed for how much we were signing for! They didn't even have an automatic credit card macine but one of those old time ones where you lay the carbon copy paper over the plastic/metal hand held thing and move the hadle left and right! We got to our room and it was dirty, make up on the towels, our shower head would not face staright but towards the side of the shower so you had to hold it and try to shower. The air conditioning was a loud unit and overall the place sucked! I couldn't wait to get check out and felt like I needed a shower when leaving. The pool is not nearly as nice as it looks on their website. No beach, you have to go down lots of stairs as its high up and then you get to the bottom of the stairs and you must walk to have room to sit on the beach! We asked for a close steak place, they told us there was not one, they obviously wanted us to ride in their taxis as Outback we found out was less than a 2 minute walk. The hotel is located next to several strip clubs. Pay 20 more bucks a night and stay in Paradise at the Hyatt Regency as we did after day one. I promise that place is amazing!

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Additional Information about Guam Reef & Olive Spa Resort

Address: 1317 Pale San Vitores Rd, Tumon, Guam 96913, Mariana Islands (Formerly Guam Reef Hotel)
Location: Mariana Islands > Guam > Tumon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Tumon
#3 Family Hotel in Tumon
#5 Luxury Hotel in Tumon
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Tumon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Guam Reef & Olive Spa Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 420
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Also Known As:
Guam Reef Tumon
Hotel Guam Reef
Guam Reef & Olive Spa Resort South Pacific

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