One of the best small hotels I have stayed in, immaculate throughout, very nice room with large, comfortably furnished balcony overlooking the sea, quiet efficient AC, flat screen TV, WiFi in every room. Decent sized swimming pool and some comfortable, shady seating areas. The beach was very rocky and difficult to walk on even in beach shoes but we were aware of that before we booked so not a problem. Good restaurant, good mix of meals with a specials board every day. You can also request a meal to be cooked, as I did, and can recommend the seared tuna with teriyaki sauce. Something I did not expect was an English breakfast. The staff could not have been more helpful, nothing was too much trouble for them. We went into the local town Dauin, not much to see, some shops small market and old church. You can top up on your crisps (try the local pork crackling – called Chicharon). I can recommend the local Tanduay rum which we bought from a small shop in the market. You can get the air-conditioned bus into Dumaguete, just walk to the road and flag it down. Could not figure out the price, 100 pesos going and 200 pesos coming back. The jeepney is much cheaper at about 30 pesos. Getting around Dumaguete is easy using the tricycles, only 8-10 pesos around town. There is a large market, old church and sea front boulevard with good restaurants. We only went on one trip from the hotel, swimming with whale sharks. The hotel driver took us to the ferry port where we took the boat to one of the other islands, where he waited whilst we were taken by dugout canoe into the bay where we swam with the whale sharks. Very good experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our resort is a private sanctuary where your dream of a relaxing holiday becomes reality. This extraordinary place, apparent at a single glance from any vantage point, is carefully designed and combines with the owner's philosophical principles, so that every guest can settle, even the most restless of souls, and even the most staid and seasoned travellers can find excitement here. If anything truly defines Sea Dream Resorts, it is the value we attach to the treasured memories of our guests in their unparalleled journeys. Building upon our own deeply etched sultan-like experiences as travellers has endowed us with a rich tradition of hospitality and sharing in the capturing and transforming of moments with us into luxury memories for our guests. We believe in expressing a "one team" attitude, with a sharp focus on winning and achieving results, meaning satisfied guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sea Dream Resorts Dauin, Dumaguete City, Philippines