Manila based British ex-pat spent 4 nights with wife and toddler (and nanny) June 2009.
Hotel has its own greeting area inside airport. Transfer good, new vans with sensible drivers and takes around 90mins.
Hotel is set in very lush grounds arranged in U shape on cliff with a beach at the base inside the U. This works well as it allows for very good views from high up public areas and rooms while making access to the beach very cosy and more dramatic than a flat vista. Beach is big, clean and quiet. Water very clear with tons of fish used to being hand fed on left over bread.
Rooms are very nice with splendid bathrooms. They are clean and well finished but retain a tropical look due to faux nipa roofs and clever landscaping.
Staff are excellent and make you very warmly and genuinely welcome as is true of most Philippines resorts. Food is average and frankly what I’d expect for provincial hotel but at least it’s reasonably priced. It’s best to order something they’re good at - Lapu lapu with Jackfruit is very good, sausage and French fries is good, spare ribs are not good. The kitchen staff were kind enough to bake a cake for my wife's birthday which was very nice.
Pool area is very attractive and the pool itself is very large and around 4-5ft deep throughout with a separate large baby pool. Didn’t try the dive shop. Spa was fine. Physical layout of the place means you need to able to walk up and down quite a few stairs so if you’re physically impaired or terminally lazy think again.
We chose this place as alternative to a suite at the Shang which we did last time we were in Cebu. If you are looking for a tropical hideaway for peace and quiet to romance/read books/spa/dive/beach this place does it very well – stay here. If you like more people around, are a serious gourmand and happy to spend significantly more money then the Shang is for you.
Do check out the pics we posted they will give you a good idea of what it's like.
Hope that helps and happy holiday to you.
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