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“Best Restaurant in Town” 5 of 5 stars
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Paradise boulevard | Tag-ibo / San Juan, 6226, Philippines   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Antipolo
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“Best Restaurant in Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We went here when there was an ongoing rotational power outage. Despite the stories on Siquijor at night, we braved the dark pathways to go to the restaurant, only to find out it is full. We reserved seats and went back the next day, still with the power outage.

We were not disappointed at all. The food is really value for money. From the soup to the seafood that we ate, it was perfect! It was done, as if you're eating in an elegant French restaurant back at manila, minus the exaggerated price. The owner was really kind and all, and he was the one cooking the food. Their dishes have funny and creative names, especially the main dishes. Their mango panna cotta left me speechless as we ate our desert. While waiting for our food, I did get to practice a little of my French too, as most of the people staying here are French, as well as the books I read that I found on the shelf. Too bad that night we didn't get to see the view, so we decided to eat again the next day before our ferry back to Dumaguete!

We ate lunch there the next day, and still it was perfect! This time there was no power outage, and we can see the spectacular view of their garden by the sea. We were able to relax and savor our last lunch in Siquijor.

I have to agree that this is definitely the best restaurant in town!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    5 of 5 stars
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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

U story is simply amazing. From the food, the bungalows and the lovely staff. The place is owned by a French and a Filipino couple. The photos you see in their website is nothing compared when you get to the place. The resort is located above a cliff so there's no beach but they've built stairs down to the water. The only thing about the location is the poor phone signal, which is a plus if you want to relax and away from the stress of work. The rooms are very spacious.We had this bungalow with a large day bed at the lanai, perfect for relaxation while viewing the beautiful landscape of the garden. There is a massage service and the massage area is located few steps from the edge of the cliff. Really relaxing massage while enjoying the view of the ocean. When you come to Siquijor, don't bother looking for other resorts.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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16 hotel reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Although we haven't stayed there because we prefer self-catering, it's an idealic spot. The rooms are spacious and very nicely done and there are only 4 or 5 cottages, so it's not that crowded.
There is no beach, but you can step into a pristine ocean just off their steps.
They have very comfortable daybeds for lounging.
The food is fantastic. World class and beautifully presented.
Highly recommended

  • Stayed February 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

If you want high quality accommodation in a relaxing and stunning atmosphere at affordable prices, U-Story resort is the place to go.
This resort is everything they show on their website and more. We were amazed by the owners’ personalised attention to details.
The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. The bathroom is very special, with an open ceiling shower. You can take a shower at night under the moonlight. Outside each room, a deck with a built in sofa, a table and chairs is an extra space where to enjoy some private time.
The common area/restaurant is your dream lounge.. One part is filled with cushions and hammocks where you can lay down and read a book or play one of the games available. The other part is tastefully arranged with rattan furniture. As an extension of the lounge, there is a wooden deck over a sandy area that leads to the sea. The resort does not have a beach but there are few stairs built into the water that allow you to jump in and enjoy swimming. It is also a perfect spot to enjoy the sunset.
To top it all, the restaurant offers a great selection of dishes at reasonable prices (average 250 for a main dish), especially considering the portions are big and come with rice, vegetable or delicious french fries. Do not leave without tasting their crepes.
All we can say is, we were planning to stay only one night in Siquijor, but we ended up staying three. That’s how magic this place is! You will not be dissapointed...

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great restaurant! Even if you don't stay here, come for a nice dinner, you will want to stay forever or at least until you are through with the menu ;) I only saw the bungalows from outside, look nice though, and a couple that stayed there told me they love the place. Very tasteful decoration, good for hanging out, great sunset place. Highly recommended

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bürglen
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3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

We were there for 6 nights and it was really PERFECT like in a paradise!!! If you go to Siquijor you have to stay there!! The bungalow is big, beautiful and cleaned every day. The food is great, we never eat so good in Philippines! The guesthouse is on the rocks and you can go down by the steps directly into the sea. The owners are a very nice couple, they are so lovely and helpful. They know how to create a great place to enjoy and relax with their love to many wonderful details!!! It was really sad to say goodbye and we have to say thanks to Mac-Mac, Lawrence and the whole U-STORY crew.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Powell River, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This review is strictly based on my dining experience @ U-Story as I have not been able to stay in one of the gorgeous cottages due to high season demand.

Over my 7 nites on Siquijor, I've eaten at U-Story three different times. The food is prepared with beautiful local produce, fish, meat & dairy products. I've tried the U-Story & Thai prawn salads, both excellent. For the main course my choices have been seafood fettucini, coconut chicken & lemongrass chicken and all have been great. There is also a good dessert selection but I've been too full to venture down that road. The non-alcoholic cocktails are also put together with fine ingredients. Once you add in the idyllic restaurant decor, this place is definitely the most romantic setting on the island & the prices won't blow you away.

Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys top quality food & drink.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Paradise boulevard | Tag-ibo / San Juan, 6226, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Siquijor Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Siquijor Island
Number of rooms: 5

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