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“Held our wedding reception here! It's not a 5 star resort, but still great.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ocean Bay Beach Resort

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Ocean Bay Beach Resort
Sydney, Australia
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231 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Held our wedding reception here! It's not a 5 star resort, but still great.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2011

The thing to remember with this hotel is that it's not a 5 star resort in Mactan, it's a provincial hotel 2 hours from some resemblance of normal civilisation and is one of very few resorts in the area.
The resort it's self is very good, with great pools and facilities. The food in the restaurants was reasonable too. The rooms aren't the greatest, but they are usable. One of our guests did find a cockroach in their room on the first night, but had no problems after that. We booked all of the Captains rooms are they were fairly good value, and in fact all the rooms we booked were good value.
We live nearby, but wanted a beach location for our wedding reception and after looking at all the nearby resorts chose Ocean Bay because the owner (Willem?) and the manager were happy to negotiate a good deal for us.
A few days prior to the event they put in a lot of effort to prepare the resort and met all of our requests. They errected marquees and closed off the resort to the public, allowing only our guests in who had booked most of the rooms, and put in a strict entry policy to prevent gatecrashers.
Because of what we got, for the price we got it, we were very happy. Our guests enjoyed their stays, and were happy with the setup.
We did use outside caters (Cesar Catering in Argao, who were also amazing). and an outside band for the reception.
All in all, I'm very grateful to Willem and the manager. This isn't a 5 star resort, but its great value for a beautiful beach.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Richard R
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cebu City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2011

Nice place if you want to relax...Restaurant is great, they have an overlooking view of the ocean with big flat screen television and also a karaoke. resort has a nice covered swimming pool well lighted during night time,Staffs are very friendly and helpful. Rooms are all air conditioned, with hot and cold shower and a private veranda just outside your room. The place is beautiful my family and relatives had a great time and everyone enjoyed. We will back soon!

Room Tip: Standard Room A and Captains Room
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank brendalegaspi25
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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2011

we booked ocean bay on the strength of their web site & because it is close to the family.
the pictures & description on the web hve no relationship with the reality of the place.
when we checked in 2 lads assisted us with our luggage to the room, which is the only plus point.
the room had not been prepared for our arrival, was dirty with dead cockroach on the floor, the 'white' sheets on the bed were at best grey,
the 'kitchen' has no utensils, kettle, cooker or microwave, indeed a notice forbade cooking in the rooms.
the curtains were ancient, the telly had not been installed & the lads had extreme difficulty trying to get it to work. the lock on the door was very dodgy & the key was already bent. the outside areas looked unkept & in part dangerous.
as it was Sunday we attended church in the afternoon & on the way back booked in to Bodos and immediately transfered.
even though we hadn,t used the room they refused to refund any of our 2000peso deposit. we will return to Dalguette but will not even set foot in Ocean bay ever again

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank PHIL05-07-51
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2011

The food and other services are way overpriced. The hot tub in captains room number 43 had no hot water and whirlpool controls came off in my hand. They played vidioke all hours super loud. The staff is awsome though went out of there way to serve, and the rooms where comfortable and clean.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Sr_Chuckles
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Cebu City, Philippines
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2011

Me and my partner stayed in this hotel last month. We planned to go for a road trip going south of Cebu. We booked in the resort since some of my friends referred the resort to us and it is convenient for our trip. Rooms are simple and clean, staff in the reception are very approachable and friendly especially their housekeeping staffs. Foods are great very affordable and delicious. The best thing is that they have free internet connection in all rooms and also free usage of computer in their restaurant with karaoke system and a big flat screen in the gazebo for movie watching with nice and relaxing view of the ocean. They have also motor scooters for rental and as well as speedboat rental. The resort is nice if you want to relax and have privacy not like other resort very crowded and has many things not allowed to do. In the resort as long as you pay for your stay it's like your allowed to do anything you want no restriction. Definitely be back next time with my friend.

Room Tip: Captains room or standard rooms
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Greentimes
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Cebu City, Philippines
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2011

My wife and I recently stayed at this "resort" and we were very disappointed. First the good, the ocean view was very nice. The pool was nice and clean, so no complaints about the outside. The room was a nightmare. The bed springs were broken and the bed kept forcing both me and my wife towards the center of the bed. The sheets were very old and felt like they had been washed hundreds of times. The bed cover was a color that I can't describe, and felt thread bare. There was no sink in the bathroom and you had to brush your teeth in the kitchen sink, as well as shave. No mirror in the bathroom either. No telephone to even call the front desk and the tv had no cable and only picked up 3 channels all in Filiipino and I don't speak it. The plastic chairs were very old and extremely discolored. The restaurant served food that looked nothing like the pictures in the menu. I ordered grilled pork chops and they were so tough, I couldn't cut them with a knife. The french fries were ok but the ketchup tasted like they had made it there rather than buy in a store. When we checked out, nobody thanked us for our stay, nobody asked us how we liked the stay, all they wanted to do was overcharge us for the guests we had come to visit us for a few hours. That's right, they charge you 80 pesos just to have visitors. Other than all this and the two stray dogs and two stray cats that seemed to live there, I would rate this resort a one star. I will never go back nor will I recommend to anyone. Quite the opposite.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank RandyOdom
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zandhoven,belgium
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2010

to be close to family we (asawa,bata&myself) stayd here in april 2009, normaly we book for several weeks a captains room but just stay for a few nights. the place whas dirty, not safe for small kid. have to admit that the food was great and the staff was most of the time friendly. no we never will stay there again i'm shure of that..we found mutch more value for our money nearby. it's not so cheap place the Ocean bay resort.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank ziko_69
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Property: Ocean Bay Beach Resort
Address: Guiwanon | Poblacion, Dalaguete 6022, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Dalaguete
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Dalaguete
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Bay Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Take a trip and discover the lush tropical greenery surrounding and the crystal clear waters of Dalaguete's pride - Ocean Bay Beach Resort. Ocean Bay Beach Resort is the most luxurious destination resort, South of Cebu Province. A usual hub for locals and foreigners alike, Ocean Bay offers the best amenities suitable for active, outdoor people as well as those who would just want to relax and take a time off from the hustles and bustles of the city. ... more   less 
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