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Hotel Celtis Resort
Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Malapascua Island
London, United Kingdom
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“Very good quality for money”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Celtis resort from 26/12/12 - 01/01/13. Big rooms, clean and with lots of privacy. Nice people who run the place. The rooms have ac and a fan depending on what you need. The staff also was very helpful and quite attentive.

Transport from Cebu and back was also swiftly arranged.

We both scuba dive and therefore had the freedom to choose any dive school to scuba dive with. We chose Purple snapper that was about a 5 minute walk from the resort; the beach also was about a 5 minute walk.

Very good quality for money and a definite recommendation for anyone that would like to be away from busy resort and appreciate the more quiet places that are about.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

We stayed here a couple of nights during our trip to Malapascua. Nice and clean place, a five minute walk from the beach. Great if your a backpacker not interested in staying at one of the flashier beach resorts.

Plus: Big rooms, clean and with lots of privacy. Nice people who run the place. Overall, the people of Malapascua are really friendly!

Minus: Kind of hard beds, a bit too high nightly rates considering location. Although both are small minuses.

Overall, not the best place I've stayed at in SE Asia, but far from the worst. I would definitely recommend it to friends looking for budget rooms who are looking to relax.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

A little bit far from the beach, but its no problem if you like to walk.
Clean rooms, quiet garden.
But the best about this place is the couple who runs it. Two young people, who is very service minded. They will help you with most of your request, if they can.

They also serve breakfast, for a good price- its simple and good.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

Well, booking was a hassle. No helpful representative to assist you. Rooms are so so. Cleanliness should be improved.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

bad location but nice clean rooms
good value for money

fantastic staff who got up at midnight to find us a room

  • Stayed February 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 24, 2011

We have been travelling around Asia for 4 months and this is the best budget accommodation we have found. It is much cheaper than a lot of the other rooms on the front in Malapascua but is only a 5 minute walk away. Hot water shower and 24 hour electricity - brilliant!

The room is a reasonable size, clean and quiet. It also has a lot of extras that others don't have. The staff in the resort are really nice and friendly and very happy to help with anything like pick-ups from the boat, and drop-offs and anything else you may need. We would definitely recommend it to anyone else.

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Essex
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Reviewed April 24, 2011

Celtis resort, first I must say as the only 2 reviews were in French and I think the owners are French you can imagine what I thought, I should not have worried.
I am very pleased to say that for the budget traveller like me this place is very good, the bungalow style rooms are only about 3 years old, so are of a very good standard.
I paid only Php-700 per night b&b as I do not need a/c which is extra.
Malapascua Island was by far the smallest Island I went to and what a surprise to get 24 hour electricity and HOT water at this price, I think there are 6 bungalow style rooms, and they all have a veranda, nice to read a book on, they had completed when I stayed there a nice bar come restaurant area where you have breakfast, I must also say by budget accommodation standards in the Philippines they do a very nice small breakfast, a very good start to the day. Also the owner on this smallish plot has laid it out very nicely.
While I stayed there the owner had a lovely couple from Manila operating front of house.
As you will see from the website the only slight draw back is that it is not beach front, but that reflects in the price, not a problem for me as it is a very short walk to the 2 beaches, also they are very close to what must be the best budget restaurant on the island Ging-Gings Garden Restaurant, so if like me you like the look of Celtis Resort and it suits your needs I can highly recommend this budget accommodation, and the island is great.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel Celtis Resort
Address: Barangay Logon | 6013 Daan-Bantayan, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Malapascua Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Celtis Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Celtis Resort is a comfortable resort ideal for divers visiting Malapascua Island. The resort is near the major dive centers and is located only 3 minutes away from the beach.The garden resort has 10 rooms designed for our international guests each providing accommodation for a maximum of two persons. The resort is definitely supplied with 24 hours electricity and all our rooms are fully equipped with air conditioning, hot and cold water, safety box and each room comes with its own private terrace with garden view.Celtis Resort goal is to guarantee the best accommodation, service and cleanliness at the best price! ... more   less 
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Hotel Celtis Resort Malapascua Island, Cebu Island

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