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The Blue Orchid Resort

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having come from a luxurious hotel on Bohol we were initially underwhelmed by the basic accommodation at Blue Orchid HOWEVER we ended up having an amazing 4 days and were truly sad to leave. Stephen and Michelle were fantastic hosts and helped to arrange great activities during our stay, most notably, whale shark watching in Oslob, a snorkelling trip to... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went specifically for diving and taking our advanced open water course and we enjoyed a lot. They have a great instructor, Richard, who inspires great confidence and tranquility and lets you take your time. The temperature of the water of the sea is 30ºC. The hotel is very nice and relaxing and the food is good and not too... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the resort after having our private transfer arranged by Michele. On arrival we were given a warm welcome - handshake, drinks, and run through of the resort and surrounding areas by one of the managers Steven. Our room was spacious with a good sized bathroom and the insect netting around the bedding was great, as we had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first thing that struck us about this place was that the website didn't do it justice at all. As we arrived, I was amazed by its beauty. Surrounded by greenery and the gentle lapping of the waves, this place was a fantastic find. We enjoyed the proximity of our room to the sea and the sunset views are easily... More 

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Loma Linda, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Compared to the other places we stayed in the Philippines, this was our least favorite, but it was also the cheapest. We paid only about 49 a night! Its hard to resist the price! One thing I think that surprised us a lot about the Philippines-- was that many of attractions and hotels are owned and managed by Caucasian foreigners... More 

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Blue O, Manager at The Blue Orchid Resort, responded to this review

Hi Michelle, Many thanks for your review we always appreciate feedback from our guests even if it is nearly a year since you stayed here. The resort has changed quite a lot since you were here. I can assure you all of our current Caucasian staff have visited the different attractions here in Moalboal and would not recommend anything they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made an unplanned trip to the South of Cebu, chose Moalboal as my destination since I have not been there and then browsed for possible hotels so I could point my WAZE to someplace. I pointed it to Blue Orchid. What a lucky choice that was since the resort-hotel has a fantastic view of the sea, is on the... More 

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Blue O, Manager at The Blue Orchid Resort, responded to this review

Hi JullesRoberto, Thank you very much for this lovely review. We feel lucky that you just showed up, requested a room, stayed the night and actually didn't want to leave. :) Samson and Esmeralda are always happy if they get pet by guests, so thank you for giving them the attention. See you next time! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Blue Orchid was the perfect place for me, traveling alone in Cebu for work I really was looking forward to some nice quiet island relaxation. I had an ocean front room with a cute porch & front lawn area that had a chair to lay out on and a really comfy hammock. The bed had a bug net around... More 

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Blue O, Manager at The Blue Orchid Resort, responded to this review

Hi NataliaLovesBowser, Wonderful to hear that you find our place relaxing and that you loved the food. We've passed on your beautiful words to our kitchen staff and they were pleased. Samson, our resort dog and Esmaralda, our Rufous Hornbill, were also happy with all the attention you've given them :) Thank you very much for this amazing review and... More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My couple and I went for a diving holiday to the resort from 11th to 14th Aug. 16 . She has 200 dives already and i wanted to get the PADI Open Water Diver. Thanks to the dedication of Richard (my instructor) and my efforts, i was able to get the Open Water Diver just in 3 days. The diving... More 

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Blue O, Manager at The Blue Orchid Resort, responded to this review

Hi Emilio -Manzano, We're so glad that you had chosen The Blue Orchid Resort to spend your holidays. We've had lots of fun together! You were a great student and now already a pro ;) Keep on diving guys and see you next time! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went for a weekend escape with several friends to get away from Cebu City. Loved it! We found the resort extremely peaceful which is exactly what we were looking for. The pool area was great, the food from the restaurant was delicious, our room was spacious, and the hosts could not have been more helpful or... More 

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Blue O, Manager at The Blue Orchid Resort, responded to this review

Hi Kelly, We're so happy to hear you've found exactly what you were looking for and that you loved our place! The snorkeling right in front of the Blue Orchid Resort is indeed beautiful and luckily your husband agrees :) Thank you very much for this excellent review and hope to see you again for another get away from Cebu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the resort! Great staff, amazing food, friendly and helpful management (Michèle, Steven and Richard)! Great activities also. The diving was awesome. The instructors are very patient and teach you everything very crearly (First time diving). The rooms are very tidy and clean. I would recommend The Blue Orchid Resort, Moalboal, Cebu to everyone. I definitely recommend the diving... More 

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Blue O, Manager at The Blue Orchid Resort, responded to this review

Hi Ozlem, Thank you for your lovely words about the resort, food, activities and especially of our staff! We've had an awesome time with you! Keep on diving, you know you can do it, next step is doing the course! :) See you next time! More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our beautiful, private, seaside resort accommodation is tucked away in a secluded corner of Mac Payong, just 30 meters from the 2km White Beach. Just a short drive away from Moalboal and Panagsama, it offers a quiet, idyllic setting for your holiday. The location couldn't get any better for diving as one of the best reefs in the area is directly in front of your ocean view room. The reef is perfect for beginner divers, and also for snorkelers. However the step walls make an exhilarating dive for seasoned advanced divers. The resort's architecture is a blend of Mediterranean and native styles incorporating local stone and thatched roof with white arches and Spanish tiles. Each room has either a large arched doorway or huge glass sliding doors to provide guests with amazing ocean views. Fall asleep after a hard day's dive to the sound of gentle waves and the wind gently blowing through the yucca trees. Office hours: 8am to 8pm Email to arrange airport pickup with a minimum of 24 hour notice. Check -ins are to be arranged in advance if past or before normal office hours. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Blue Orchid Resort

Address: White Beach, Moalboal, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Moalboal
Price Range: $61 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Blue Orchid Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
The Blue Orchid Hotel Moalboal
The Blue Orchid Resort Moalboal, Cebu Island
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