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“Excellent customer experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Abaca Boutique Resort

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Abaca Boutique Resort
Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Lapu Lapu
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent customer experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2011

Great place and truly unique in its nature. It sells in a niche segment of the market and does justice to the value proposition.

The food is to die for, also the Chef is one of the stakeholders in the resort. They could integrate with some water sports or organise some sailing experiences.

Shail

Room Tip: pool facing
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  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Shail131276
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2011

Stayed for four nights and didn't leave the hotel once! The small size and quaintness of this place make it a great place to go. When we went there were hardly any people there so it may be different when full.

Service was outstanding. Very attentive but not too much. Great food in the restaurant.

Only downside if you want a beach is that this hotel doesn't have one. The pool is lovely though and the "bed" loungers are a great way to relax out of the sun.

Rstaurant was surprisingly good and we didn't feel the need to leave the hotel to try elsewhere.

Rooms nicely appointed and good little touches that made it personal.

Didn't use the spa as it was over priced (aren't they all!?) but did get a great - free!- foot massage one afternoon.

Room Tip: The suites are huge but the ground floor rooms facing the pool are cheaper and are still great.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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9 Thank Jimmywoody
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2011

Overall, Abaca struck me as a place that takes great pride in quality AND service. Sure, you pay more but the service is 6-star. We ordered fast food delivery (Jolibee) for lunch – when the delivery was here, the butlers actually unpacked the food and assembled them onto proper plates with the appropriate cutleries before bringing it into our villa.

Please go to my blog twiceasdelicious http://wp.me/p1GkyL-cD to view the detailed review with photos of the villa, food and Abaca restaurant.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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8 Thank Twiceasdelicious
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2011

Our five day stay at Abaca was magical and I would wholeheartedly recommend the hotel. The service throughout was exceptional - the best we have ever encountered in all our travels. Everyone was so warm and welcoming, so keen to make out stay special and nothing was too much trouble. We stayed in the seaview pool villa which was glorious - spacious, beautifully decorated and very well thought out. We spent our time relaxing in one of the cabanas by the pool, looking out to the sea, and left feeling so recharged. The food was excellent, the spa great and all the grounds were really well maintained.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank AnastasiaMc
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Bacolod, Philippines
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2011

From the moment we stepped inside the hotel. We felt that we've just entered paradise. The aura and the ambiance of the hotel is breath taking. The staff all greeted us with their courteous and heart warming smile. All of them knew our names and especially our daughter, they treated us like royalties and at the same time they gave us our privacy. We were shocked by their efficiency, flexibility and the amount of service they provided. All of them anticipated our needs, which made their whole staff quite extraordinary and amazingly unique. By the way the hotel provided us our own personal butler which is very very convenient.

The food is awesome and they served it generously. The rooms are very spacious,clean and very well designed. I'm so thankful to the whole staff for providing our precious little daughter her needs.( The resort provided the crib, an exersaucer, sterilizer and providing our daughter her own meal). I love their spa services its rejuvenating. My husband love their bar so much with their wide variety of selections and especially the company of their staffs. He felt like he was hanging out with his friends.

On our last night, they arranged a romantic dinner for us and plus they gave us a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine. We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the staff for that lovely dinner, we really enjoyed it and cherished every moment of it.

Overall. Our stay was PERFECT, LOST FOR WORDS and all the synonymous words to AMAZING. We will surely be back soon. Once again Muchas Gracias A Todos to everybody.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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13 Thank LifesBeautiful
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Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2011

I've lived in the Philippines for the last 4 years. Other than my grandmother's house for 2 weeks i can honestly say i've lived in only hotels since 2007. This is by far the best hotel in the Philippines; the best restaurant in Cebu. Everything said in other reviews is an understatement of how amazing Abaca is. I've been to Aman and Bellaroca and i can say Abaca is better.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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11 Thank Whee6
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Manila
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2011

I stayed in abaca with my mom, sister and 7 kids for 2 nights. Place was nice and the rooms are spacious and well maintained. Service was amazing :)

I would recommend this for honeymooners or couples who want a quiet and secluded place to stay in Cebu but not for families.

Amenities and activities for kids are not abundant. They did provide games and DVDs and had the baby cots, bottle sterilizers available but the space around is just not for toddlers and young children.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank LOxmac
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Additional Information about Abaca Boutique Resort

Property: Abaca Boutique Resort
Address: Punta Engano Road, Lapu Lapu 6015, Philippines
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Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Mactan Island > Lapu Lapu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#1 Spa Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#2 Business Hotel in Lapu Lapu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Abaca, one of the most exclusive boutique resorts is located in the beautiful central Philippines on Mactan Island. Abaca is a tropical hideaway that offers the tranquility of very private deluxe suites set in a lush tropical oceanfront retreat. In addition to the spacious suites and villas, guests enjoy full luxury spa and restaurant experiences. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Abaca Boutique Hotel Lapu Lapu
Abaca Boutique Resort Cebu Island/Mactan Island

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