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Johan's Beach Resort
Ranked #16 of 18 Hotels in Olongapo
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Stayed at Johans 30 Apr through 05 May. Pick arranged at the airport (Manila-Clark) Made several dives on the wrecks in the bay. The dive masters and dive team were very good and friendly. Observed that the dive training staff were very professional, with good rapport with students. Restaurant and bar staff also accommodating and friendly. The accommodation was basic, bed room, bathroom, but clean. If you want the room cleaned daily ask when you arrive, as they are reluctant to encroach on your privacy. The overall experience was very good. Would I go there again ..... Yes definitely.

Room Tip: Choose a room above the dive shop, not too noisy as away from the bar and restaurant
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

I spent two weeks at Johan's Beach Resort, also known as Johan's Beach and Dive Resort! They have a range of moderately priced rooms which also range in size from small and comfortable to large and self sustaining, as you can cook and live for extended stays without blowing the budget!
Diving is big here! Dive boats go out each and every day and from my observations they are professionally run and use the many submerged wrecks which litter Subic Bay! Johan's is located on a stretch of beach known as Baloy Beach and is situated right on the beach! Views are great and some great photography can be done here as well! There are plenty of motorcycles that can take you back and forth from Johan's as it is located almost at the end of the Baloy Beach road!
Johan's is not a modern place it has an old world charm about it that would have been on offer during the 50's and 60s, but that is what I liked about it! In Johan's your a traveller and not a tourist!
There restaurant offers a huge ranch of International standards and also offers a great range of European beers, especially Belgian Beers!
Enjoyed my time at this place, the staff are friendly and helpful and assist you where they can!
Well worth a try!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

We were supposed to rent a place in this resort last April but there was no more vacancies left to accommodate us..Nonetheless, I am happy that we were able to dine at their restaurant. Good thing I have a husband who has fine taste when it comes to food. This is the place where you'd get the value for your money. We ordered European cuisine though I can no longer remember the exact name of our entree. What I liked best was the baked potatoes and the porkchop with something sauce. The meatballs, spareribs and beef stroganoff were not bad either. Again, they gave us more than what we hoped for. Looking forward to going back to this place! :)

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

We stayed at Johan's for 4 days. The room that we stayed in was basic and a bit tired but it was cheap and we only went there to sleep! The resort is right on the beach so it is very convenient and has a beautiful outlook. It has pool tables and 3 computers with free WiFi. The food is excellent value for money and there is a huge variety available. However do expect to wait about 30 minutes for your order. The waitrons were always friendly and helpful. I did my first 2 dives there and my 10 year old did a Bubble making course. The dive staff were professional and friendly and went out of their way to help us and to answer our endless questions. The massage therapist is excellent. The My son left his mobile phone and wallet at the computers and the staff kept it aside for him. I had a fabulous time and would stay there again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

I have stayed at Johan's many times now and always enjoy my stay.

The staff is always friendly and good service.

The menu is huge and the food is good at reasonable prices.

The dive shop staff is friendly and helpful. I always enjoy diving with these guys.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We just stated overnight and this resort pushed me to my limit.the service is very very slow the staff is sarcastic and very rude. When you call one of the staff they will just look at you and turn away (with an irritated face). But i decided not to mind since i didnt want to ruin my day. The room is very cheap, its old and dirty. The a/c is broken. There was no electricity for around 10-15 mins. Food is not good. Overall staff service and the resort itself is TERRIBLE.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

If you want basic, clean rooms, excellent food and safe, professional diving, you have come to the right place, The 'resort' is located near the end of Baloy Beach, run by Johan the Belgian, and has a relaxed, laid back atmosphere about it. If you are looking for frenzied five dives a day this is not the place for you. The accommodation is basic but everything (beer, food, dives) at Johan's is at least a third cheaper than what is around nearby.

Room Tip: Room 17 has a balcony overlooking the bay and away from the bustle of the busy dive center
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Midway Baloy Long Beach | Barrio Barretto, Olongapo, Luzon 2200, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Central Luzon Region > Zambales Province > Olongapo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Olongapo
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Olongapo
Price Range: $13 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Description: Experience Subic Bay at Johan's Beach Resort along with friends and guests at picturesque Subic Bay. Quality air conditioned accommodation right on the beach, European and Asian cuisines, Belgian bakery and ice cream parlor, land & watersports and wreck / reef diving with internationally accredited trainers / divers. Johan's now offers 24 fully featured, quality rooms, newly built on the beach at Subic Bay.Rooms are available for all needs and budgets, from electric fan style through to air conditioned beachfront family rooms with queen size bed.We got a generator who insures your comfort during electric power interruptions.All rooms come with queen sized beds, private bathroom, hot and cold water, safe, WIFI connection and TV with DVD and flash drive connection, cable available. Internet computers are available at no cost to guests. New: We got more than 3000 movies on computer to play in the privacy of your room of a flash drive. Johan's offers European & Asian cuisines, the restaurant comfortably seats 100 with room for 200 more on the beach. Our menu contains hundreds of dishes, you're sure to find a favorite. For something different, one of our cooks can barbecue your own selection of fresh seafood or meats at your table. ... more   less 
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