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“Serenity....” 5 of 5 stars
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Acuatico Beach Resort & Hotel
Laiya, San Juan, Luzon 4226, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Laiya
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“Serenity....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

The place was superb! Though the room(infiti poolside) was quite small it was very comfy. I loooove the food! Definitely will come back here!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manila, Philippines
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

we went to acuatico because it was voted the best resort in laiya and we wanted to give ourselves a treat. the place is nice, but definitely not worth the money that we paid for it.

the bathroom was on the ground floor and so tiny that showering was difficult (i'm used to showering in hostels with tiny showers but for a resort that promises luxury facilities, it was pretty bad).

the pool was nice and well maintained but the floating bar was often left unattended and the staff overpriced 2 of the 4 drinks that we ordered (priced our pale pilsen in can at 190 when it said on the menu that it was 85).

overall, we enjoyed the place but really thought it was not at all worth what we paid (12,300 for 3 people).we surveyed the area and found much nicer resorts for less the price.

Room Tip: don't get the cottages with 2 floors because it was big hassle having to go down the stairs ever...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Orange County, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

We reserved a bit late to get a bungalow by the pool, so we opted for one of the rooms in the main building, fronting the pool. It was a corner room, very clean and had good views of the pool and beach. So although we didn’t get our first choice in rooms, the backup was not bad at all. The pools are amazing – maybe the best in Batangas. The service was exceptional – from our arrival to our departure, every need we had was addressed promptly and always they were very courteous. The beach – it’s ok, a bit rocky than some beaches we are use to, but it’s usable. The ocean water looked clean, was really warm (warmer than Hawaii imho). But there was not coral reef or any fish nearby the shore (that I could see), it’s quite baron. So if you are looking for a good snorkeling place, you are out of luck. But they do have free use of kayaks and a pedal boat which is nice.

The food is ok. I read some complaints about it here in reviews from a few years back. I guess they hired better cooks or something. The breakfast buffet is ok, but their ala carte menu selections we had for lunch were actually pretty darn good.

Some of the bad reviews of this place are really off base in my opinion, but that’s what most of these reviews are anyway – personal opinions based on different personal tolerance levels. In this case, I think they are expecting too much. If you are looking for a Boracay/Coron/Palawan type beach and resort, then you will be disappointed. But if you keep an open mind about it and realize that it’s only about a 3hr drive from Manila, it’s a good option for a quick trip. I recommend this place for a weekend getaway, but nothing longer. Not much to do in the area but lounge around the pool and beach, and that can be done in 1-2 days. After that...? If you have a week to spare and a bit more cash, go to Palawan. If you only have the weekend, Acuatico is a good option.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Paranaque City
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Truly the best in Laiya. The view, pool and rooms are fantastic. The crew is friendly and service so fast and efficient. The price is quite expensive but it's really worth it. Looking forward to be back.

Room Tip: Beachfront room is the best for wifi access.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Acuatico was a wonderful place to stay. The staff was friendly, and very helpful. The view, pool and beach are wonderful. This is a great place to relax! Be warned though, the rooms are small. A small price to pay though, for such a wonderful resort to spend your time in.

I highly recommend this resort!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

what else is there to say about this resort. friendly staff, amazing food, charming rooms, great view of the sea and the mountain at the background....would definitely be back.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

excellent customer service
super clean rooms & facilities
speedy and welcoming check in
they even ran to the parking lot to give us the specialy requested hypoallergenic towel- honest staff
you could leave your stuff by the pool and not worry
food was great too,lots of variety
value for price? super worth it
we are surely coming back.not for 3 days this time..we want 5 days ü

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Acuatico Beach Resort & Hotel

Address: Laiya, San Juan, Luzon 4226, Philippines
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Location: Philippines > Luzon > Calabarzon Region > Batangas Province > San Juan > Laiya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Laiya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Acuatico Beach Resort is a premium leisure resort located in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas. Acuatico Beach Resort is just a two and a half hour drive south of Manila. It highlights an infinity edge swimming pool, with a Jacuzzi, a kiddie pool and a floating pool bar where you can relax while enjoying the cool breeze. Its modern design villas are equipped with state of the art LCD TV technology and deluxe room amenities. ... more   less 
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