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Private Residence Vip Resort
Ranked #15 of 17 Hotels in Dauin
Reviewed May 18, 2013

The resort consisted of two building, one is a two-storey building facing the ocean and the other is in the annex area facing the swimming pool. We stayed in the one facing the ocean, the ground floor is the restaurant, has a billard table. The first floor is the standard rooms and a large sitting area with sofa, table and chair, very good to have a drink facing the sea. The second floor where we stayed is the VIP rooms which are large with two queen bed, but the sitting area do not have sofa which is not good as the first floor.

The rooms do not have balcony, so it is not good for the divers like us that always want to rinse the diving gear. The WiFi on the VIP floor is not good, almost useless. So I always need to go down to the lobby for checking emails, surfing internet, etc.

There are two dive centre in the resort, one is mainly for Japanese guest with Japanese guide. And the other is the dive worx, mainly serve Asian guests and the guide and crews are locals. Our guide DJ who is very good and helpful to find all the stuff for us to photo. And the crew is good and helpful too.

The guests are mainly from Asian countries and local, all expats goes to Altantis. When we checked in, the receptionist did not explain the hotel facifilies nor the diving schedule to us. Just quickly give us the key and nothing else. We need to ask her for the details of the diving schedule and she called the diving centre right away for us.

We stayed 5 nights in this resort in May and we are the only guests for most of the time. Since we paid for full board, and we are the only guests having dinner in the resort at night. I can't tell if it is good or bad, but it is too quiet all the time and quite strange that no other guests. On our last day, there are 160 persons came to the resort to have the summer outing, what a big event and intersting to see the contrast. Many more staff on that day we didn't see before and they are all busy setting the tables, serving the food, etc. And they told us that there will be a wedding event on the next day too....

The food is Filipino-Western, mix and match. Not particular good nor bad, but you won't be hungry if you are not too picky.

The location of the resort is in the Dauin area along the beach, there are other few resorts as well. You have to walk 5 to 10 minutes back to the main road if you want to find convenience store or jeepney to the town. You can buy snacks, beers, drink from the store easily and the jeepney to town is just 30 minutes ride.

The new Robinson place in town is the largest and newest shopping mall, a large supermarket and many restaurants, etc.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2011

We got to Private Residence in the early evening after nearly 5 hours of traveling. It was nestled among the marine sanctuaries that are all over the Negros Oriental shore. We were immediately given our welcome drinks and shown to our spacious room. Room service had to be ordered personally. The phone was out. Our room service dinner was average but at least it arrived fast.

Our purpose for going to Dauin was really diving and they were helpful with that. They hooked us up with a reasonably priced dive facility and the dive went well. Apo Island was exciting. My daughter got sick and was unable to go diving with us; the staff took it upon themselves to give her lunch.

The rooms are comfortable. The bathroom is spacious. The grounds are pretty--flowers, cockatoos, nice shore...and very clean.

There were several other people checked-in while we were there but we never felt crowded in. The place is big enough so that other can enjoy themselves noisily but not really bother the other guests.

It is not a 5-star resort but it is a good, quiet place to kick back and relax with the family.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: April 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 21, 2017
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Room Tip: Chiedete una stanza nella villa vista mare, e non nell`edificio retrostante.
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  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2016, traveled as a couple
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Address: Lipayu, Dauin, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Negros Island > Negros Oriental > Dumaguete City > Dauin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Dauin
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Dauin
Price Range: $41 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Private Residence Dive & Spa Resort is located in Dauin, a town in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. It is just 10 km from the town’s picturesque waterfalls and lakes. Adding more allure to this beachfront getaway are the charming rooms, all amply fitted with air-conditioning, cable TV, and Internet access. Other rooms even have balconies with views of the pool or garden. ... more   less 
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