We stayed at this resort several years ago and were excited about going back. I read the reviews concerning the food and i must agree that dining was absolutely a disappointment. The owners seem to have a project in the works off of the resort grounds and they don't see what is happening there. When the owners were present everything went smoothly but as soon as they left the grounds most of the staff would start to entertain themselves.
The prices for the food and drink are just rediculous. I have never seen prices like this in my travel in the philippines before. I had a raw burger once and a burnt one the next time., breakfast was ruined with cold eggs more than once. You can easily walk out the gate and eat near by for a lot cheaper price and the same or better quality. The waitress staff assigned to the dining room were usually very professional. However, the quality of the food was just blah.
The bar was unchanged and if you overlook the ants and cockroaches it is a nice place to sit. But getting a beer was at times difficult because the bartender was missing or not interested in getting us our beers. The bar service staff on the early shift were definitely a lot more attentive and caring then the evening bartenders. Most of the resorts in the Philippines do not allow their employees to have their cellphones with them during work hours. However some of the evening bar staff were using theirs on several occasions.
Our cottage was clean because of the house keeper but the condition is run down and badly in need of repair or at least some attention.
There are signs in the rest rooms saying Do Not Flush the Tissue Paper. What? Do you expect me to leave soiled toilet tissue in the rest room waste receptacle all day?
The island had some sort of electrical problem and we were without electric many times. The resort has a generator but was reluctant to turn it on. When we pay the additional for air conditioner we expect to be provided with power. One girl at the reception area desk told us that they had orders from the owner to wait two hour before turning on the generator.
All in all it was a very disappointing time at the resort and we will not return.
- Also Known As:
- Coral Cay Hotel Siquijor Island