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Tipolo Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 26 Moalboal B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 19, 2014

We stayed at Tipolo for 5 nights while signed up for daily activities with Planet Action Adventure. We had an amazing time! The staff are lovely, the food is great and they have a variety of unique activities for the adventurous. The rooms are basic but comfortable. We were made to feel very welcome and loved the family-feel to the Tipolo & Moalboal in general. We would love to be back one day. Highly recommended for any kind of travellers - solo/couples/families.

P.S. Only annoyance was the wifi - it didn't work in the room except on our very last day.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Simply excellent. The best meals I've had in the whole country and I'm filipina. Friendliest and yet professional service. Snorkelling at your door step without the hefty prices. I can't say enough praise for their adventure packages specially the tour guides who work so hard to make you enjoy yourself. This is a must destination in itsself if you are in Cebu. Dare I say that it is better than our stay in Badian island Resort & Spa.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

tipolo beach resort in panagsama moalboal is superb in hospitality & service! the owner was kind enough to have offered us extra bed, free of charge, telling us "he's got kids too & knows what it's like travelling with children". the restaurant, last filling, offers tasty food at affordable prices. as well, the resort is an excellent place to stay when diving, snorkeling & visiting pescador island, are among your iteniraries.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

We tend to stay away from the 5-star resorts, instead opting for smaller boutique places such as Tipolo for a more unique and personal experience. Moalboal is a really unique place because the main strip is just a trail only meant for walking. It is split up by sea walls and narrow passage ways separating buildings. It makes for a very small village vibe, and you begin to recognize the same people quickly. Tipolo rooms all face inward toward a lush courtyard that provides great cover from the sun. Each room has a balcony for relaxing, and enjoying the ocean. It's on a small cliff so you're elevated above the water, and you can walk down about 20 steps to get to their small beach area. It is very important that you wear some water shoes at this beach. We saw a ton of broken glass on the beach, so be careful. The food at Tipolo is pretty awesome, and it's one of the best restaurants in town. I recommend this place to anyone going to Moalboal. You'll spend a little more here, but it's worth it.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

Myself and my fiancée have just returned from a four day trip to Moalboal staying at Tipolo beach resort. We found it to be an absolutely charming place to stay. All the staff were so warm and friendly and the activities with Mario and Jochen were the best ever. I really recommend the River Climbing, the scenery was unbelievable and the canyons and falls you climb through, astonishing. The restaurant attached was the best in the area, particularly the fried Bangos fish which had been caught that day.

The staff were really accommodating and made the place feel so warm and cosy to stay in, was great sitting at the bar and talking with them. Cannot wait to return and thank you to Jochen and his team, you're the best!

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I was a solo backpacker in Moalboal looking for 3 things in a resort.
1. Private beach access
2. Airconditioned rooms
3. Wifi in the room

Tipolo was able to give all so I chose them. The staff is very kind and they are very willing to help you regarding your questions about touring and where to go.
Another great thing about this, just outside their cottages is a free refilling station for mineral water! I was able to save a lot because of this!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

The resort is located directly on the sea with private access but there's no real sand beach. The bungalows are simply furnished, but very neat and clean. Unless it is completely calm you will be weighed by the sound of the sea to sleep.
The negative points as constructive criticism, but would like to mention:
The mattresses are way too soft and not for a restful sleep. There are unfortunately no fly screen or mosquito net to the bed as reasonable alternative, which nowadays is certainly no genuine cost but would be a huge improvement for the guests. Only very few times is forgotten something by the room-service.
Thanks also to the owner, chummy nice, helpful and courteous, but unfortunately completely resistant criticism when having a chat.
Many special thanks to the whole team, for local conditions exceptionally attentive! Also very helpful and always friendly "Daghang salamat!" "Walay sapayan!" ;-)
The food is delicious, simple hearty food, tasty and well prepared. For every taste something available.
Apart of the resort there is "planet action" affiliated, which offers several exciting and really adventurous trips.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tipolo Beach Resort

Address: Panagsama Beach, Moalboal 6032, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Moalboal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Moalboal
Price Range: $31 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tipolo Beach Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tipolo Beach Resort is located at Panagsama beach in Moalboal on Cebu Island - one of the best dive and adventure destination in the Philippines. Recently build and centrally located to scuba diving, sporting activities and renowned Moalboal and Cebu islands attractions. With so many things to see and do, it is the perfect place to enjoy all Moalboal and Cebu Island has to offer. Our beaches boast the best diving and snorkeling access around. Adventurers can try river climbing, volcano hiking, horse back riding, mountain biking or canyoning for a thrill, or, if relaxation is more your style, there is no better place to do nothing at all. ... more   less 
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Tipolo Beach Resort Moalboal, Cebu Island

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