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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my second stay at Hippocampus and once again it did not disappoint!. It has a friendly atmosphere with great staff and definitely one of the best bars to drink at on the island. The rooms are big, clean and comfortable and offer good value for money.

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Many many many delicious meals and an abundance of cocktails. Seriously wonderful and tasty meals had for breakfast, lunch and supper. Hospitality is beyond awesome here. I would HIGHLY recommend eating and drinking here. Everyone makes you feel like family.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here while diving with Sea Explorers. Rooms were fine. Shower was hot. Hard not to trek sand in your room because the faucet to wash off sand for our room was located IN the sand. Beer was cheap. Breakfast good and cheap. Lunch and dinner would take a very long time to be prepared, so we ended up eating...

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi there and thanks for staying with us here at Hippocampus. The faucets are located just at the steps to each verandah, so it is very easy to wash your feet! As for the food, we are currently undergoing a transition to a new, smaller menu with the help of a friend who is a world-class chef. Once the transition...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great location, cold beer and food are always ready, pizzas are excellent. Nice and clean room, not too big but you are on an island ;) Friendly and helpful staff, smile all the time. Strongly recommended.

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for the kind words! We hope to see you back again sometime soon! Hippo Team

Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice hotel, sadly it is roughly 30% overpriced. Pros: - Bar staff are very friendly, good drinks, brought cocktails to our room - Well darkened room allows for excellent undisturbed sleep - Good location if you want to dive Cons: - The hotel beach is awful, cluttered with boats, full of rocks and corals - They did...

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for your stay at Hippocampus. First of all, we would like to thank you for the positive comments about the drinks and the rooms. We would like to address your concerns about the beach… the beach is not cluttered with boats. Throughout the day as the boats unload and load passengers there are boats on the beach,...

Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Even though I didn't stay in the hotel the bar was probably my favourite bar on Malapascua! Nice vibe and atmosphere in the place and friendly staff. Are there twice and got the blue cheese burger and fish and chips. GF got the BBQ pork and all were delicious. Recommended.

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the great comments on the food! We are happy you enjoyed the bar... we know it's the best in Malapascua :) Until next time... Cheers!

China
Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

I stayed there for 5 days on a diving trip and really enjoyed the place. Ppl are really friendly and they keep the place organized. The room is in good condition. On top of that, there's a restaurant and bar where you can hang out.

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hey Tia, it was nice meeting you! I hope you are more lucky with the weather whenever you decide to visit us again. ;-) Sunny greetings from Malapascua, Stefan

Kalmar, Kalmar Län, Sweden
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Was on the Island for a couple of days and eat on this place a couple of times. We didn't stay at the hotel. The food was really good. Our favorite was the Sizzling-plate, both with chicken and shrimps. It was magic.

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hey there! Thanks for the lovely comments on the food! We are currently improving our kitchen even more, so we hope you come back to try out our new menu! :) Thank you and see you soon in paradise!

Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

I and my husband stayed for 4 days. the place itself is very awesome & the people are very friendly they serve good foods specially pizza my husband eat pizza for 3 consequtive night omg lol. They also have Padi open water dive course but sadly we wasn't able to continue the course because i cannot equalizer. So far, it...

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi there and thanks for your stay! We are happy you stayed with us and enjoyed the pizzas... they definitely are tasty :) We hope to see you again next time and get your course finished up! Hippocampus Team

Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We only booked for four night but it ended up that we stayed for seven. The staff was super nice and helpful and the food was really good. Four out of seven night we eat at the hotel restaurant because we liked is so much. Recommend! Thank you had a lovely stay :)

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hey guys, thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the restaurant! We are glad you had a great experience with us and hope to see you again! Hippocampus Team

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hippocampus Beach Resort is centrally located on the main beach of Malapascua Island, Bounty Beach. Totaling 18 rooms with three different categories, including basic fan standard room, superior air conditioning rooms, and deluxe beachfront air conditioned rooms. It has a beachfront bar and restaurant with beer garden, tables on the beach, and bean bags for sunset happy hour. In house scuba diving school, Devocean Divers, and in house Kitesurfing school, Malapascua Kitesurfing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hippocampus Beach Resort

Address: Daan Bantayan, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
Price Range: $32 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hippocampus Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Hippocampus Beach Hotel Malapascua Island
Hippocampus Beach Resort Malapascua Island, Cebu Island
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Malapascua Island
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Malapascua Island
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Malapascua Island
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“Beach front rooms nice but near the bar/noise. Back of garden much quiter”
 of 5 bubbles newdiver2014, Sep 27, 2016 | Read review
“Stay on rooms near the beach front, it really gives a good view in the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles 81arp, Sep 14, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms without A/C or hot water are a perfectly good option for a budget traveler”
 of 5 bubbles 461lindsaya, Jan 9, 2016 | Read review
“Probably the upper rooms facing the sea have a view”
 of 5 bubbles 384pietrob, Dec 26, 2015 | Read review
“For best view choose the beachfront A/C rooms. Fan rooms are cheaper, but at the back with limited views.”
 of 5 bubbles 522arshadk, Dec 18, 2015 | Read review
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