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Oriental Sabang Hill Resort
Ranked #15 of 53 Puerto Galera B&B and Inns
Reviewed December 24, 2012

Very nice. Greeted at port (texting ahead), good food, quiet, nice view, A/C + fan good, nice pool, nice staff,....considering it is Philippines and the rate we paid, it was great compared with our stay in Sabang last year in a different place.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
5  Thank wizofwall
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Re the previous comments from the disappointed reviewer (john a). You expected to be greeted at the port upon arrival like all the others? You might find that they, just as I do, call the hotel prior to arrival, either from the banka (boat) or from Batangas whilst waiting to board. Advice I gave in a previous review.

Sabang Hill Resort was not my choice this year for a couple of reasons. This being low season, few hotels would ever reach capacity, hotels are desperate for guests.

I sent the hotel numerous emails trying to clarify costs and possible discounts, they never replied to the discount requests for a booking in excess of 7 days, when they did reply they quoted a price of 2200PHP or $52 a night for the superior room ( a price increase of 10% on 2011).

Sabang Hill then requested a 50% payment of the total stay price upfront, to be sent via CHAPS international bank transfer, thus adding to the costs because of bank charges. Last year the hotel accepted PAYPAL which did not have these added costs or surcharges.

This hotel has become overpriced for the quality and services offered. I stayed elsewhere in Sabang this year for $50 a night, receiving a full breakfast, wifi in the room, 1kg of washing per day, met at the port etc etc

My advice is to search online the hotels in PG, ask for discounts and compare what you are getting for your money. If all else fails you can wait until you arrive and walk into the hotel, ask for best prices. At Batangas Port in the passenger waiting area there are several desks located, these are staffed with ladies touting for the Sabang hotels.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank colindmil
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

Arriving exhausted and very hot at the port from our 4 hour bus/boat journey we expected to be greeted and helped from someone at the resort like all the other guests at their respective resorts.. but not us... so we are dripping in sweat wandering around looking for our resort.. after walkign about 1/4 mile dragging our luggage we finally find the alleyway leading to sabang hill and proceed up the equivelant of 4 stories of stairs... ready to pass out finally reaching the lobby the several staff members happily greeted me by name revealing that they knew i was coming... so why they didnt help us at the port? now they practically fight over each other to help me with my luggage for the last 15 yards so they can get a tip.. i refused to let them and was in nearly a tug-of-war over one of them on my luggage. We booked the supreme room which the pictures shows has romantic lighting etc.. those lights were broken in our room. and even one of the electric bedside torches didnt have a cord long enough to reach an outlet... so disappointing on that too.. Price included "free" continental breakfast which was only juice and coffee? anything else was extra !! what a ripoff ! we checked the breakfast menus in the other places and all their continental breakfast were standard fare including eggs, toast etc, but not sabang hill ! so we refused to eat at sabang hill. we left the room a few times for short time and came back to find the tv on and the aircon off ! they watched us and decided on their own when to come and turn our ac off to save them money. so we are roasting all over again starting from scratch trying to cool the room.. the shower produced only a trickle.. super hard to use it with so little water pressure. if you have kids or elders or anybody less than completely healthy in your party then dont book this resort as you could wind up walking the equivelant of 7 stories of stairs to get to your room. overall dissatisfied.. will never go back to that place again. and in case you need wifi it only works in the lounge/lobby.. doesnt work in the room. additinally, the only thing remotely close to a 'fitness' center is the walking up the stairs you will do.

Room Tip: so many other places are better
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank john a
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Reviewed March 24, 2012

Nice and clean rooms, the staff is very helpfull, and freindly, and the food is good to, nice place in Sabang

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank OdenseBuller
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Reviewed March 20, 2012

Walk in rate was a little bit more expensive than Agoda. We had a standard room which overlooked the pool area and had a sea view. Room had everything we needed, safe, tv, fridge, aircon/fan and balcony. Room was clean and was serviced everyday. Breakfast was included which was toast/tea/coffee or orange juie and then you paid extra if you wanted egg or bacon. Staff were friendly and helpful when offering advice on things to do. Would highly recommend and would stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Dalym
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

A fitness gym is important to me while on holiday, but there is none here, and the staff had no clue what I was on about, you will be faced with a 6km treck to the nearest gym, so i will not be staying here again. That said, the local staff were very nice and friendly and the rooms with views are very good indeed, but it is a wee bit over priced for what you get. If mobility is an issue, forget staying here, the winding steep access up the steps is challenging for those with issues.

Room Tip: I stayed in room 20, great view of the bay here.
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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2  Thank TeacherHanoi
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Reviewed September 17, 2011

I have stayed here a few times over the past couple of years whilst on diving trips. Sabang Hill is a friendly, comfortable, well appointed hotel situated at the far end of Sabang Beach on the side of the hill. Might not be suitable for those with mobility problems.

A quick phone call, prior to arriving at Sabang Pier on the banka from Batangas, will have the hotel staff waiting for your arrival ready to carry your bags to the hotel, thus avoiding all the touts and 'baggage handlers' that meet every boat.

Good food, clean rooms with fridge, TV, AC, fan etc. staff are attentive, the pool nice, bar and service efficient. Free wifi around the pool, bar area.

Many thanks, hope to be back again......

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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4  Thank colindmil
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Address: Sabang Beach | Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Mindoro > Oriental Mindoro Province > Puerto Galera
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #15 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Galera
Price Range: $28 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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