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“A Mixed Bag, Can't Recommend” 2 of 5 stars
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Sirangan Beach Resort
Caricaran, Bacon District, Sorsogon, Luzon, Philippines   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Sorsogon
Honolulu, Hawaii
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“A Mixed Bag, Can't Recommend”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This small resort has seen better times, yet it has some very wonderful and special attributes and..
The highs:
Very special setting on the water facing Batan Island, and Rapu-rapu. The seascape pool and awsome views coupeld with the uniqueness of the rooms/bathrooms makes it a special place. The pool is great and the rooms facing the pool are a true delight. Rona and Nicole were truly responsive to our needs and aimed to please.

The lows:
We phoned/texted in advance to be picked up in Sorsogon. The text reply said that wouldn't be possible since their vehicle was broken. When we arrived, the reception was quite neutral. After a bit, we were shown our room. I think it was the bamboo room...very large with huge bed and bath. Really quite unique with lot's of electrical switches controlling lights and fans. After exploring the room a bit, we found the doors to the lanai would not close and the tiny TV unworkable and the room suffered from differed maintenence.. We phoned down and the TV was quickly replaced and welcome drinks provided. That night we found that the AC couldn't keep the room cool, probably beacause the warm air blowing through the open door. We also found there was no hot water and the chairs on the lanai quite uncomfortable. So the next morning we asked to be moved to another room and our request was quickly agreed to.
Our new room by the pool was great. Only problem the lanai door would not close all the way, yet the A/C was able to keep the room cool...just loved the room and the lanai. They didn't have room safes.
There are no eating or shopping establishments nearby so all meals were taken at the hotel. Limited menu and the food was satisfactory but not remarkable. One night I ordered pork loin and got a skinny chicken leg. The wine was excessively expensive...$30 plus for table wine...
The atmoshere, unlike most all smaller resorts I have been, was not happy.
I guess the biggest downer of our stay was the fact that 6,000 pesos and $300 were stolen from our room......even though we were rarely far away from it. Lesson learned.
We departed on a tryke, still no vehicle available, sadly disppointed.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Quezon city
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

My family and I rarely take vacations so I wanted to go somewhere different and away from the summer crowds. Found the privacy at sirangan resort. Miss Susie and mr. Matt as well as the rest of the staff were great and very accommodating. And the food was good! Unfortunately the rooms have seen better days. It must have been so beautiful years back but now it's a bit old. And access to the beach is unsafe so we weren't able to swim. But overall we enjoyed our stay and my daughter loved all the pets there. And did I mention the food? :)

P.S. there were improvements going on at the resort during our stay. I really hope it turns out well coz we would love to return :)

Thank you miss Susie and mr. Matt :)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Makati
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

This is where me and my love had our first trip. we thought that the "whale sharks are just outside the resorts, because of the website, but then when we got there, the whale sharks are 4 hours drive! hahahaha! tide is always high and boring. but Thanks to the wonderful staffs that help us and keep our stay enjoyable... this resort is no good without them.

Room Tip: Always, do a big research first. :D
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manila
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

We chose this hotel as our base in Sorsogon on our long sightseeing trip from Manila all the way to Tacloban (Leyte). The Sirangan was the most special hotel on the entire two-week trip and I can highly recommend it despite its many problems! I will certainly go there again. But this place needs a more detailed review.
A dream location, directly at the water (so don't go there during typhoon season!), you can sit all day at the terrace and look at the sea and enjoy the cool breeze. The design the lobby area, the bar, the rooms is very special, using wood and materials but lamps and other design elements which are clearly imported. The problem is that the owner obviously has stopped a few years ago to invest ANYTHING in maintenance and therefore many things would need to be fixed - light bulbs are missing, switches don't work, balcony doors you can hardly open, aircons with missing remote controls, .... So if you are not relaxed enough to accept this with a smile on you face, don't go there!
All the staff is extremely nice, friendly and helpful and make you feel part of the family. And of course Suzie, the manager and chef. This hotel would be nothing without her. She manages not only the hotel, does the shopping at the market but also ensures that there is excellent food on the table for every lunch and dinner. You just need to tell her a day in advance what you like to eat and she will prepare it for you. Be it a big grilled fish, a chicken curry or Bicol Express or simply a pasta. One evening we asked her whether she could arrange a Lechon for us - and she did! (see the photos). What a feast!
On the evening of my son's 25th birthday she arranged a surprise show, one of her male waiters playing a female fire dancer and another one a magician who showed nice tricks (photos). Finally, if you like your glass of wine in the evening you need to bring it with you and pay a little nothing as corkage. We brought enough wine for our group and had a jolly good time!

Room Tip: choose the swimming pool rooms or, cheaper, the rooms at the 2nd floor and not the 3rd floor.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Las Pinas, Philippines
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

This was how my husband described our experience in Sorsogon, which I believe everyone in our group of 14 agree. The hotel has big rooms with king-sized bed and day bed, big bathroom with jacuzzi, and balcony facing the sea to relax after sightseeing in Sorsogon. Kudos to the staff who gave us tips on what to do during our 4-day stay. The hotel staff also provided us with clean towels to bring to Donsol when we went swimming with the whale sharks. The room was cleaned daily with clean towels and toiletries. Although, I must say that they should fix the bathroom door.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011 via mobile

We expected to find a luxury place but the place looks as it had better times.

Do not be mislead by the beautiful web site, in reality it need urgent renovation

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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sirangan, Owner at Sirangan Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 29, 2011
Yes, time could have been better had you stayed with us. Your initial assessment is truly welcome. Our website is accurate. Three typhoons had just passed, with minimal damage and the beach is being restored back to what is was before-
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2011

We had a wonderful stay for the second time at this resort and we will always come back.The staff gives you a warm welcome each time and they are well-trained and the service is excellent.The rooms are beautifully crafted to look like native Filipino rooms yet,have all the luxury of a five star western hotel.The place is quiet and peaceful and you wake up to a lovely view everyday.Very relaxing and comfortable.The food is great.Susie cooks delicious meals.A nice retreat from city life.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Sirangan Beach Resort

Address: Caricaran, Bacon District, Sorsogon, Luzon, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Bicol Region > Sorsogon Province > Sorsogon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Sorsogon
Number of rooms: 154
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