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Hippocampus Beach Resort
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Malapascua Island
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Super place on the beach. Even though the island is affected by the tyfoon, it's still a very beautiful place. And everybody on the island where so nice to us. Hippocampus is on the least affected area.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

I recommend the resort to all interested people, who want to visit the Philippines. The staff in morning and night shift was good and friendly. The single problem is that some dishes are not available someday.
The rooms are decent standard.
The greatest plus factor is the location. The resort is located directly at the beach. In the evening one can eat your diner while sitting in white sand under the palm trees. The island of Malapascua is a very beautiful landscape to make holiday, with or without diving.

Room Tip: The Standard Fan is ok, but not more. I don't know the other rooms.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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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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1  Thank sven858
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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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2  Thank Hannes G
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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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1  Thank Cebu T
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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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1  Thank Lakwatsera007
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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!

Room Tip: standard is perfect, if you are on a budget, otherwise try one of the beachfront rooms with gorgeous...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Hippocampus Beach Resort

Address: Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Malapascua Island
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Malapascua Island
Price Range: $39 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Hippocampus Beach Hotel Malapascua Island
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