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“Excellent for diving but not much else to do”

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Artistic Diving Resort
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Sipalay
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Reading, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Excellent for diving but not much else to do”
Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

Basic rooms, small pool but nice bar on the beach. Not much else to do if you don't dive, but the dive team are very goodwith plenty of dive sites to visit. No option for other activities such as local town visit. Food was ok but no wi-fi which apparently wasn't their fault.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Bacolod, Philippines
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

We spent 4 days at the room fronting the beach. The room was kept clean and a good size for 3 people for a reasonable price. We enjoyed the sound of the waves splashing the shore, and the white beach. Food was decent and, what's convenient is that they allow cooking of food their guests get from the local market for a minimal cooking fee. The owners were friendly and accomodating, and must've trained their courteous and helpful staff well. We had an enjoyable four day stay and will plan another trip soon.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Bacolod, Philippines
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

We had a 4days off at work and my family decided to spend it here, we had a gud time at the beach because it was not crowded and still clean. The room we had is the toscana villa,its big lots of space to move around. And we have a good view of the beach ang the sunrise. The food is sooo pricey and not that good but you dnt have a choice resturants are far from the resort.:( We also tried their diving, we had a great experience and learn a lot from Mr Arthur Mueller, who is great instructor. Thanks Arthur :)

  • Stayed April 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

We stayed her for a week and really enjoyed our stay. Our room was very clean - cleaned daily, a good size and comfortable. The restaurant served good food all day. The beach is quite nice and they have a lovely pool and bar. There are other restaurants on the beach too if you want a change which are nice - I recommend Natasaan for the views and their burgers! At Artistic, the staff were helpful and very friendly. I don't dive but my friend did her PADI and was very happy. One of the days of her dive I joined them and was able to snorkel and it was inexpensive. I would definitely recommend Artistic if you want a relaxing holiday and especially if you want to dive.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Penticton, Canada
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

Although neither of us are divers, my husband and I found Artistic Diving the perfect place to relax after a long day of boat, bus and tricycle travel. We were in a delux bungalow, a little small at first but as we didn't spend much time there anyway so it didn't really didn't make much difference. The super clean bathroom (no shampoo), and the front veranda facing the sea was perfect. Because the sea is so shallow here swimming isn't great but there is a wonderful pool with a swim up bar. Most people are here for the diving not splashing on the shore.
The hotel menu is varied and contains European breads ,etc . A special touch by the Swiss owner who caters to a lot of Germans and other Europeans.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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78 reviews
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Reviewed October 6, 2010

Right on the beach! Cozy rooms, and they’re currently building larger family rooms.Great pool & poolside bar! Nice restaurant under a Nippa pavilion. We have been their many times – very economical and very accommodating to all our needs. The staff is awesome – friendly – helpful. They have a complete diving facility with lots options, diving packages with different boats – everything you need at incredible prices! You’ll love it too!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
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Hamilton Island, Australia
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Reviewed October 6, 2010

Nice friendly resort, well kept and clean.My children really enjoyed the pool and the boat tour ,I enjoyed the bar ha ha

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Artistic Diving Resort
Address: Punta Ballo, Sipalay, Negros Occidental 6113, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Negros Island > Negros Occidental > Sipalay
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Sipalay
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Artistic Diving Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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