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Hippocampus Beach Resort
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Malapascua Island
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Bremen, Germany
1 review
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“Every time again”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Best located on Bounty beach. Clean rooms. Very friendly staff. The "magellans" bar and restaurant is the best on malapascua. With international food. In the evenings you can have your dinner at the beach with ocean view.
For diving, the ways are short. The next divebasis are only a few steps away arround the resort. For sure i will come back there next time.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

it is a really nice resort. at hippocampus you can eonjoy your holidays. the ambiance is relaxed and it's right next to the beach. the service is great and whenever you have a problem, you will find someone who can help. the rooms are very clean and the employees take care of you.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Stayed here during a 3-days-2-nights stay in April. Paid PHP1500 for a non-AC room for 2 with free breakfast. The free breakfast servings were huge! The room was clean although a little dark, even when you turn on the lights. There are dogs and birds but that's normal in this island. And one particular bird was really funny.

Staff are friendly. Booking was okay although not very efficient, IMO. And, like in most of the eating establishments in the island, food takes a while to get served on your table.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

We had a great stay here in Hippocampus Beach Resort. After the boat transfer from mainland Cebu to Malapascua Island, my friends and I have no idea where this resort was located. Good rhing that The locals are so accommodating and helpful. They lead us to the resort and gave some tips what to do around the island. The check-in process on the resort was also a breeze since we have already booked and paid the rooms via www.agoda.com. Our rooms are clean with comfy beds. We also enjoyed the balcony of our room where we have our nightly chit-chat about the day's adventure. The resort is nicely located. We actually did some resort hopping in terms of lunch-outs and dinner-outs. I have all praises about the resort except for their high priced menu. Overall, we had a great stay.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Cebu
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

stayed for 3 nights in a standard room, unlike some of the higher class rooms it is simple, but still offered all I need. And as it was low season I could make a good bargain. Staff is friendly and helpful, i felt like at home. Diving with the associated SeaQuest shop was fantastic. Perfect holiday!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

I arrived at Malapascua around 8AM, and they allowed me to check in this early so it was sweet of them. The resort manager (I assume) gave me a discount since I was traveling solo and friendless. haha. I was very contented with the room I got, it was very basic, nothing fancy but spacious and was clean enough. I got a fan room only, but it wasn't humid in the island at all so it was pretty alright.

Wifi doesn't work inside the room, but once you go out to the balcony it's fast, even more so from the restaurant. I like the room really, the lighting is romantic, the toilet was clean and it was just a few seconds from the beach.

They setup tables in front of the beach in the afternoons so one can lounge and relax while watching the sea and listen to the waves.

The staff are nice and accommodating. They were always smiling and attentive. They would ask you if you want to your room cleaned, so that's a plus point as well. fresh towel and tissues daily.

I didn't particularly enjoy the food though, a bit bland for me. But this is a remote island so I am not fussy when it comes to food, but if you are particular there are other restaurants you can eat from here.

All in all, a very good stay and I'll be back here once I visit Malapascua again sometime this year.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Spent 2 nights here, after an issue with booking where we were honestly misunderstood via email and the 3rd person of our group didn't have a room one of the staff found another cheaper room in a shop out the back which was a big help. Room was good for the price, resort is on the beach. Their restaurant has some pretty average dishes however but luckily there are 10 other restaurants in 5 minutes walk.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hippocampus Beach Resort
Address: Daan Bantayan, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Malapascua Island
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Malapascua Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hippocampus Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hippocampus Beach Resort is centrally located on the main beach of Malapascua Island, Bounty Beach. Totaling 18 rooms with three different categories, including basic fan standard room, superior air conditioning rooms, and deluxe beachfront air conditioned rooms. It has a beachfront bar and restaurant with beer garden, tables on the beach, and bean bags for sunset happy hour. In house scuba diving school, Devocean Divers, and in house Kitesurfing school, Malapascua Kitesurfing. ... more   less 
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