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All reviews excellent wifi direct access to the sea us feel at home italian experience wished we had stayed longer italian coffee his partner fish the owner sardines overlooking the sea one night amazing snorkeling coral reef perfect location rooms are spacious place to stay
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Reviewed January 17, 2020

Had a truly wonderful experience staying in this hidden gem with our family of six. Would really suit a larger group of 8-9 as well.
The waterfront location was awesome with the coral reef and drop off just 10 meters from the bottom of the steps. The sardines were really close by so we just swam from our landing to witness the extraordinary spectacle.Sunset views were breathtaking The rooms very comfortable. The cleanliness, friendliness of staff, helpfulness was all very good.
Jerenda and Franko were great hosts looking after us with their very warm hospitality.
We had a wonderful Italian meal with them under the stars one night at their place.
We look forward to going back to stay again soon.

We couldn’t recommend a stay here more!

Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Reviewed January 9, 2020

We were 2 couples staying in the supernice oceanfront rooms at Il Sogno. The location is very good, in the quiet end of Moalboal and with a lovely terrace with stairs directly into the warm water, with good snorkeling. Franco and his team are just lovely and take very good care of their guests. We were even invited for real Italian charcuterie by Franco! With just 4 rooms it's a true charm, and good breakfast - all around the same cosy table. Highly recommended place to stay and we would love to come back!

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank Trudings
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Reviewed December 29, 2019

We stayed at Il Sogno for 5 nights and from beginning to end, it was perfect!
The rooms are spacious and spotless, and cleaned daily with excellent wifi.
They also did a great job on our laundry - cleaned beautifully.
You can't go wrong with this fantastic location - close to restaurants, and the main walking area. It's literally right on the water and steps away from some amazing snorkeling. In our opinion, Il Sogno has the best location in Moalboal.
We had the opportunity to join them for Christmas lunch - all we can say is WOW!
Homemade delicious food at its best and plenty of it! If you have the opportunity to join them for a meal, take our advice - go!!!! :)
Franco, Jorenda and their wonderful staff went out of their way to make us feel at home. Their kindness we will never forget.
We really do hope to return one day.
With all our hearts - THANK YOU!!

Date of stay: December 2019
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Thank Keep-travelling
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Reviewed December 4, 2019

We loved our stay at Il Sogno. Booking was easy and confirmed via email very quickly (3000php/night for seaview room). Our room was comfortable and very spacious, and cleaned daily by the staff. Hot showers, excellent WiFi and wonderful breakfast (bacon and eggs) with Italian coffee! Franco's place is the perfect location for getting about Moalboal, and is hidden away enough that it feels very quiet and peaceful. We were able to swim to the sardine run from the steps from the veranda, and we even saw a turtle! Franco kindly offered to drive us to Lilo An port for our onward journey as well. Grazie Mille Franco e famiglia xxx

Date of stay: November 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank E1406
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Reviewed November 24, 2019 via mobile

We were two couples, staying in the two ocean facing rooms of Il Sogno for 6 days. If I could give 10 stars I would.
It is a fantastic villa right on the ocean. The back area has a wonderful lanai with two different sitting areas for watching dolphins jump just outside and also enjoy gorgeous sunsets. There are steps leading you right into the ocean for some awesome snorkeling. You can see large schools of sardines, turtles, great mix of coral fish and healthy looking coral. About 20 m out there is a dropoff with a coral wall.
The rooms are spacious, extremely clean, large bathrooms and everything looks brand new.
The best part is the host couple Franco and Jorenda and their wonderful staff. They try to help with whatever you need in making your stay the best possible.
A couple in our group had caught the flu and Jorenda kept bringing us hot ginger teas and fever reducing medicine.
One day we wanted to go to Oslob to swim with the Whale sharks. Franco offered to drive us there and he took care of all the arrangements. Instead of having to leave at 4 am with a tour group we could sleep in and leave with Franco at 7:30 am.
This has so far been our best stay in the Philippines and I highly recommend Il Sogno!

Date of stay: November 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank SwedeByTheSea
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