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Mike's Dauin Beach Resort
District 3, Dauin, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Dauin
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“one of the best places i ever stayed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

well wow I been to many places in my time but this place stood out from a lot of places I have stayed.mike and johanne the owners were great.i felt like I was at home and the welcome and friendliness I received was just fantastic.the place itsef was beautiful and full of character.the rooms were lovely,clean and comfortable.mikes children were well behaved and the dog was even so friendly and no problem.the trip to apo island and the coral reef was some of the best I have seen.they even invite me to there staff Christmas party and I had a great time and met some wonderful people who they had invited.just be careful if you dance on the bar be carful of the ceiling fan lol.its so relaxing and even before the party they say mention this to everyone who was staying there.all I can say is that in the 30 years I have travelled I have never gone out my may to write a review.this time because of there kindness I have and I would like to thank both of them for a wonderful and relaxing time.i will be back

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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110 reviews 110 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We loved this place so much last year that we decided to book for this year, 13 months in advance and were not disappointed. Mike continues to be very involved in the day-to-day operation of the resort and took the time to make sure that everyone was settled and doing well. I was happy too to see all the same faces from last year. They've happily been with Mike for many years! The diving was magnificent and we took day trips to Apo and Siquijor Islands, snorkeled with the whale sharks and dove the car wreck and pyramids nearby. Highlight was seeing three different types of octopus on one dive. Our room was amazing, spacious and clean, with A/C and ceiling fan or screens if you want to sleep with the windows open (which we did several times). Furniture outside on the veranda was very comfortable for reading, writing or enjoying our happy hour drinks. And the food was amazing as well - we never felt the need to leave Mike's to enjoy a meal. Our twelve year old daughter had a blast as well and Mike and his family went out of their way to make sure she did. We couldn't have asked for a better week.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great but particularly enjoyed being in deluxe room #5. It's upstairs on the...
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  • 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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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We spent a perfect week at Mick's resort. The water was excellent and warm for diving, sights were not too far away. You could have everything from the resort: food, drink and activities. Just ask Mick! Our room was cleaned and towels were changed every day.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Okay, that's not their advertisement but people should know. They have lots of sports channels on their TV and because their staff is super helpful, they will turn it to whatever game you want to watch. Their breakfast burritos are the best reason to go there but they also have brewed coffee and great sandwiches and salads. Their menu is pretty big and pretty good. Thanks for putting on the SuperBowl for us!

Room Tip: Try the tuna salad, breakfast burrito, or grilled chicken-mozzarelle-mushroom sandwich.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Due to my ear problems I could not dive during our 3 weeks Philippines vacation but that was not a problem at all while staying at Mike's. His place is so lovely oasis! We chose this purely on base on TripAdvisor ratings and were not disappointed! We'll come again and then I'll also dive :)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cornwall, England
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is a small dive resort of only 8 rooms run by an American guy who surprisingly is called Mike! It is situated about 40 mins south of Dumaguete and so is a 600 peso taxi ride from the ferry or airport. It is a lovely resort set on a beach with a nice pool area. It is quite isolated so we ate all our meals there which were all very good. They offer a special each day which we often enjoyed and was a little cheaper. We felt that having an American owner, the staff paid great attention to hygiene including when we were out on a boat trip to Apo Island. We were fortunate enough to be given room 1 which is on the ground floor with a small terrace to sit on looking out over the pool to the ocean. The room was lovely, very light and airy with a large bathroom with wet room. The beach isn’t great but ok. We also walked about 15 minutes to the right along the beach where there was a reef with some interesting snorkelling. Staff were very helpful and also assisted with arrangements for onward travel where necessary. Wifi around the resort was also very good – quite a luxury to actually be able to access it in the room!

We did a trip to Apo Island with Mike’s team who were all very professional and we had a great day. The coral there is very impressive although there wasn’t a great deal of fish but did see several turtles. We were amused that by the time we returned to the boat from snorkelling, it had been invaded by some locals who had rowed out with huge bags of t-shirts, sarongs, hats etc for sale. The only slight negative is that as snorkelers, the trip was geared up for divers so we did spend a lot of time waiting around for them on the boat but that is always the way in such a situation so it wasn’t any great problem. It just would have been better if we had actually been dropped off on the island so we could have spent some time exploring that rather than sitting on a boat. I did actually swim ashore but that did mean wandering around the village in a swimming costume and obviously no camera!

Room Tip: Room 1 is lovely!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Thornton, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Our first dive trip to the Philippines, mike and his staff made it amazing! Although Mother Nature was not on our side for our week stay, Mike made sure we got plenty of diving in. The dive staff was amazing! I love the hot coffee on the boat. Marlon was an outstanding dive guide! The grounds of the resort were beautiful and always immaculate. We received an unexpected room upgrade and would highly recommend it. The resturant has a great variety of dishes to choose from as well as daily specials that were delicious. My boyfriend ordered the spanish omelette every morning! Because of the weather we weren't able to dive the first day, but Mike was so great to arrange a motorcycle to be delivered for us to do a little exploring. We have many friends that recommended Mike's to us and we are so happy we stayed here, you won't be disappionted!

Room Tip: Room #5 was terrific, upgraded bed linens and a wraparound porch with a beautiful view with a bit mo...
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  • Stayed January 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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Address: District 3, Dauin, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200, Philippines
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Location: Philippines > Visayas > Negros Island > Negros Oriental > Dumaguete City > Dauin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Dauin
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Dauin
#2 Romantic Hotel in Dauin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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