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Cebu Island, Philippines
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

First visit to the island and was positively surprised. A great little hideaway in a beautiful resort. Maria and Lee the owners are awesome people. Very friendly and helpful. Had a long night with them at the bar :) staff are funny and friendly. The morning shift need some training though. Breakfast was okay. Lacking a bit of taste but...

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Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Hippocampus is a great, clean place to stay after a long day of diving, snorkeling or just enjoying Malapascua. The rooms were clean and simple. Our room had a fan and air conditioning. We also loved our private little patio with a table and two chairs for reading and/or relaxing. The service wasn't 5 star which wasn't expected since this...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed for five nights since we were diving with the closeby French Kiss Divers which was really convienient. We stayed in a Deluxe Room and woke up to a fantastic view of the ocean every morning! Place is right in the middle of where you want to be on Bounty Beach. Super friendly staff and the sweetest best housekeeper...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Hippocampus was exactly what we expected- an affordable, comfortable place to sleep, and hang out at the bar on the beach after long days of diving. The staff are helpful and expertly arranged our transfer to and from Cebu. Both the driver and private boat were on time and professional, making the trip seamless. We had a room on the...

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Prague
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

We have traveled around Philippines for month and Malapascua Island is far the nicest place we have visited. The hotel made it easier for us as it was nice, clean, specious, with balcony facing garden. Breakfast was included and was good. They have a bar and a restaurant and prepare delicious meals.

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Barga, Italy
Reviewed 27 December 2015

We stayed 4 nights. We were welcomed by the German owner. At 3800 php/night we had expected a somewhat larger room, with a few more comfort items. There was airco, shower with warm water, but: one pillow only, one towel p.person only, no coffee/tea facilities, no TV, no properly working Wifi in the room, etc. However, the position of this...

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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Nothing is too much trouble for the staff here. Could have been a disaster when our delayed flight meant we missed the last ferry, but the staff here were incredible and arranged a private boat for P1000. Maria and Lee were here to greet us with a smile and a beer and we spent our first evening lounging on beanbags...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 19 December 2015

The resort is right on the beach, next to many restaurants and dive shops and has its own lively bar and restaurant. The rooms are large and bright with good facilities. The staff are very friendly and efficient. Wi Fi was erratic and non-existent at the back fan-rooms, but good when working at the front.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 December 2015

I stayed here for multiple days on my trip to Malapascua, the highlight was definitely the great food, service, and atmosphere any questions i had were easily answered by the staff. They have an awesome nightlife with good beach music and live music on weekends! Also got to rent Kiteboarding gear at a new shop onsite of there resort as...

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Summerside, PEI
Reviewed 17 October 2015

*Awesome location - Main Beachfront within walking distance of everything *Good food in the restaurant and the bar comes alive at night with live music sometimes *Friendly and personal touches from the owners *Bean bags are great for happy hour and 2 for 1 cocktails even better! *You can hear the discos from every resort on the island, so it...

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Hippocampus Beach Resort

Address: Daan Bantayan, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
Price Range: ₹ 2,096 - ₹ 5,568 (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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#1 Best Value Hotel in Malapascua Island
#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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