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“The best time of our stay in the Philippines”
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Villa Marmarine
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“The best time of our stay in the Philippines”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

The stay at Villa Marmarine exceeded all our expectations! The accommodation is so amazingly beautiful! Moreover the owner and the staff are so nice and extremely helpful. We forgot my drivers licence and camera charger and they have send it without any troubles to our next location in Palawan. We also played tennis with the staff and owner! We felt like we were part of the family although we only stayed their for 4 nights (unfortunately). They also were very helpful with buying out tickets for the ferry for the next morning! We could use the snorkeling gear free of charge as well as the laundry service, which was also free of charge. This is a place we definitely want to come back to! We like to thank Dagman and the rest of the staff for the great service!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

This is a place where you can wind down after some busy travelling. The owners are so wonderful, you can feel they put their heart into it. The staff is very friendly and helpfull too. True, not a whole lot to do in Siquijor, but having breakfast on the terrace, you feel in paradise, watching sunset in one of the chairs on the beach even more, play some tennis in the evening with the staff, you can rent a moterbike, go diving or snorkeling. We did some exellent snorkeling on a day trip, a day we won't lightly forget. We had a room for four, it was huge! From all four of us, this was our favourite stay and we were sad to leave!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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alkhobar
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Clean, airy, efficient staff, good food, nice assitance, attentive booking officer, nice location.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

The hotel staff were helpful. Food was not bad. The beach front is alright, not much to see with a snorkel underwater though. One can lounge in hammocks tied to two coconut trees by the beach. There's a warning sign though to be careful of falling coconuts. We stayed at the Angel 2 budget fan room at P800 per night. It was small but clean and adequate. The complimentary coconut-based shampoo and conditioner are great. The smoked glass windows have small holes in between though making it challenging to dress up privately. Worst part was we heard the sound of a squeeking mouse in the middle of the night while we were asleep. It woke us up and scared my wife off. She thought the mouse might have climbed up the bed and went inside the mosquito net. Upon checking, it seems the sound came from either inside the wooden walls or ceiling or the floor. Other than that, it was a pleasant and affordable stay. It is only 10-15 minutes from the Siquijor pier. We arranged for pickup with a tricycle driver which gave us a tricycle tour of the island, since the place is a 5 minute walk from the main road.

However, we were thinking it might be better to stay in a resort along San Juan beach near the Tulapos Marine Sanctuary, so that one can at least see corals and fish snorkelling underwater, but we were told by our tricycle driver that the waves are too strong, also the main bridge to the area was unde repair, and it is about 30 minutes from the Siquijor pier.

Room Tip: If you are on a budget, the Angel 2 room is small but adequate. Be prepared of a mice surprise from...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Other reviewers have it right: a bit of paradise on laid-back Siquijor Island. Eat breakfast on the deck overlooking the sea. Watch the fishermen paddle by. Play tennis. Rent a scooter and ride around the island. Go for a swim or a snorkel (but try to make it high tide). Chat with the owner and with the charming, professional staff. Have a great dinner. And when you have to leave, reluctantly take a trike back into town.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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London
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

This resort is the best we have stayed at in e Philippines. The accommodation is spacious, clean and very well done. The setting is perfect with clean white sand with a wooden terrace overlooking the sea. The food is very good and the host is very nice.

Also if you are a tennis fan or diver this is the place to be as there is a tennis court and dive shop onsite. The host is eager to involve guests in friendly matches against other players on the island.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2012

Villa Marmarine is a great place to come and relax for a few days. After a 12 hour transfer from Malapascua my wife and I arrived at 9pm and were warmly welcomed by the staff. They offered us a complimentary drink and the attendants then brought our bags over to the room where they fully explained all the features of the villa. Of note, Villa Marmarine offers free laundry service for stays over three night which was greatly appreciated. As well, they offered free transport back to the port at the end of our stay and also booked our ferry tickets for us, all nice touches.

The room we stayed in was very comfortable and was fully stocked with towels and soaps as well as a mini fridge which may have the coldest beers in all the Philippines. The Yoshi room we stayed in was also close to the main reception so we got wifi in our room, not sure if wifi reaches all the rooms though.

We ate at the restaurant numerous times and had some of the best food of our trip thus far. In particular, the french toast, kenilaw, and pork adobo were all excellent. Even if not staying here, I would certainly recommend stopping by for a meal.

The grounds are well taken care of and there are plenty of hammocks as well as a tennis court, if your so inclined.

Overall, I would recommend this place highly.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Yoshi room which at 1,400 pesos was one one of the best we have stayed in thus far...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Marmarine

Property: Villa Marmarine
Address: Villa Marmarine Candanay Sur | Siquijor, 6225, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Siquijor Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 52 Specialty Lodging in Siquijor Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Marmarine has different types of rooms there is an air condition suite cottage and executive cottage and fan room executive, deluxe family room, standard double cottage, standard twin cottage, standard cottage. ... more   less 
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Villa Marmarine Hotel Siquijor Island

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