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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I had a beautiful week at Hippocampus. I stayed there cause I was diving with the shop that was at the resort. Room was basic but nice and clean. All the staffs were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good. Dogs were friendly. Bar was fun! I think i'm all sorted :)

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanda! Thanks for the kind words! It was fun to have you here as a guest and we are glad you enjoyed it! We hope to see you again :) Hippo Team

Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This accommodation was part of the dive package we booked thru Devocean Divers. The rooms are quite spartan with basic amenities. We got twin shared AC rooms, ensuite, with a small balcony in front accessible to the dive shop which is convenient. Sleep quality is okay and showers are provided with basic toiletries and have heaters. Rooms are clean and...

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Heyo! I'm assuming this is Rico, can't quite tell from the hat on your face in your picture ;) Thanks for the shoutout and the kind words about the resort. You guys were a special group and we would love to have you back again! Hope all is well in Kingfisher... will try to get up there at some point!...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Hippocampus resort is at the cheaper end of the resorts on the beach…so you tend to get what you pay for. (Not always…you can pay…and not get!). It's not a five star resort...however, read on........ It is effectively co-located with Devocean dive centre…and that is very convenient if you are diving. The staff…all the staff…were very helpful and friendly. (I...

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello Nick - sorry we had you confused with the other large group from Malaysia! Sorry about the water pressure, etc., but as you already mentioned it is like that in almost all hotels here on the island... difficult to get the pressure up! As for the air-con, we regularly service, clean, and check up our air con units here,...

Cebu City, Philippines
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Stayed here last Summer 2016, the place was really nice and relaxing. Some staff were accommodating and most of them smile a lot, though there was one staff (assigned at the front desk) that snobs most Filipino costumers, she doesn't answer to all our queries well and only entertain foreigners. The room can accommodate up to 4 person because it...

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi there and thanks for staying with us at Hippocampus! We are glad you enjoyed the food and the staff (most of them!). Could you please email us and inform us normally which time of the day you had this bad experience? We can then determine who was on duty during this time and address the issue directly. However, we...

Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We booked a trip to Malapascua Island and sadly there are only 3 stops in the island. This is one of them. Their staff (Jayson) made us feel real welcome, we ate at their restaurant and even considered extending out vacation if not for our kids classes and my work the next day. We will definitely come back and stay...

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you, Norman! We hope to see you back also!

Stafa, Switzerland
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We truly enjoyed our two week stay at Hippocampus located directly at the beach - thanks to the entire team! Some points we want to point out especially: 1) Nicely decorated and clean rooms. 2) Great, helpful and friendly staff who remembers your special wishes 3) The Philippine owner is fluent in German and leads her resort with German standards...

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Vera, we want to thank you for such kind comments! We truly enjoyed your family here as well, you guys were very easy and friendly guests! We hope to welcome you back here sometime in the future. All the best, Lee and Cristy

Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Checked in last Valentine's day. Food was great. Room was small but clean. Allowed us to early check in. Accommodating staff. Beach front. Happy hour on cocktails during sunset. Their beach has a great view of sunset while lying on their beanbags. No hassle in check in and check out. Staff Encouraged us to pay them in cash since they're...

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello and thank you very much for your Review. I only want to say, our surcharge by paying with Credit Card is only 4%. We had to charge you 9% extra because you request to cash out some Money and pay with Credit Card. This is going through our Business Bank Account and we have to pay Tax for it,...

Cebu City, Philippines
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I would have given this place at least a three star if not for the fact that there is no running water in the faucet and the food takes almost an hour to be served. When the attendants and the front desk are asked when the water will be back, they'll give you either vague or conflicting answers.

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for your stay here at Hippocampus! The water was only an issue for 1 or two days maximum - what happened was that someone sabotaged our electric line that connects to our water pump that pumps from the deep well to our reservoir tank in the hotel! It took us all day to find the problem because...

Lautoka, Fiji
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Booked 5 nights here hoping to do some diving but caught a lung infection on the plane. Very nice little place right on the beach. Quiet, clean fan room. Breakfast included very tasty and filling. Did the sunset cruise and had a blast. Wasn't up to cliff jumping but did enjoy a nice swim while watching the sunset.

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Thanks for the kind words! We hope to see you back again soon!

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

My first impression of Malapascua was 'where the hell do I sunbathe!?' The beach is just covered in boats, which is obviously not the fault of Hippocampus. I hate seeing caged animals, and hated all the caged birds at Hippocampus. Very unnecessary, and something a few other guests said they were put off by too. The managers there were lovely,...

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hipporesort, Owner at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Just let me say a few words regarding our "caged birds". In fact we keep a number of Nicobar pidgeons here, which I received from a Frenchman many years ago. We started with 4 birds. These beautiful and endangered pidgeons (they need small, forested and uninhabited islands with access to fruiting trees) are living in a well sized aviary and...

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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hippocampus Beach Resort is centrally located on the main beach of Malapascua Island, Bounty Beach. Totaling 18 rooms with three different categories, including basic fan standard room, superior air conditioning rooms, and deluxe beachfront air conditioned rooms. It has a beachfront bar and restaurant with beer garden, tables on the beach, and bean bags for sunset happy hour. In house scuba diving school, Devocean Divers, and in house Kitesurfing school, Malapascua Kitesurfing. ... more   less 

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Address: Daan Bantayan, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
Price Range: ₹ 2,253 - ₹ 5,802 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hippocampus Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Hippocampus Beach Hotel Malapascua Island
Hippocampus Beach Resort Malapascua Island, Cebu Island
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Malapascua Island
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Malapascua Island
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“Beach front rooms nice but near the bar/noise. Back of garden much quiter”
 of 5 bubbles newdiver2014, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay on rooms near the beach front, it really gives a good view in the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles 81arp, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms without A/C or hot water are a perfectly good option for a budget traveler”
 of 5 bubbles 461lindsaya, 9 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Probably the upper rooms facing the sea have a view”
 of 5 bubbles 384pietrob, 26 Dec 2015 | Read review
“For best view choose the beachfront A/C rooms. Fan rooms are cheaper, but at the back with limited views.”
 of 5 bubbles 522arshadk, 18 Dec 2015 | Read review
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