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“Diving in Sabang for two weeks and two Typhoons”
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Mermaid Resort
Ranked #17 of 52 Hotels in Puerto Galera
Roatan
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“Diving in Sabang for two weeks and two Typhoons”
Reviewed 12 October 2011

Diving in Sabang for two weeks and two Typhoons
We stay at the Mermaid Resort for little under two weeks and had a great time. I would highly recommend staying here. We will be back! Great staff, great food, and great location. Yes, sometimes it gets noisy because of motorcycle traffic but still great place. We stay in one of the Penthouses with nice terrace/jacuisy and while it did rain allot a couple of days we enjoyed the friendly and helpful staff. We also enjoyed their dive shop down on beach front - they have a brand new twin outboard dive boat which was great. Our divemater was Jeff and he did a great job of taking us to different dive sites each day. We had a chance to go to Verde Island for two trips and would recommend this because not only is the diving special - best site out of all of the sites we visited but also Jeff puts on a great cook-out on the beach over there. We also hired a moped for the time we stay in Sabang (from Puerto Galleria).
It was worth going to the waterfalls (take left out of Puerto Galleria) - they have nice swimming pools below the falls. We also went right out of Puerto Galleria and went passed white beach to end of pavement and then short dirt road to Lucas Resort for lunch. Lucas is a great place for pizza and acoustic guitar music - not to mention cocktails / beer.

Room Tip: We stayed one night each end in Manila Marriott because of bad flight schedules in and out of Manila...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

Mermaid delivers a high standard of service and amenities.

All the staff is exceptional. The reception girls took care of organizing last minute transportation back to Manila after the port had been closed for 2 days. I left it in there hands and they delivered. The wait staff in the open air restaurant offers awesome service and the food is some of the best you will find in Sabang but still reasonable in price.

The room was spotless and set up well. Air conditioning is the newer split design quiet unit and worked great. Nice view, marble bathroom, stocked fridge with pricing that allows use. Room cleaning always cleaned around my schedule and provided any extras needed.

Spending 2 weeks in Sabang the up grade to Mermaid for the second week really made the trip.

I also used Mermaid dive shop. Its located right on the water about a 2 minute walk from the room. Very nice setup wish I could have spent more time with them. Weather went bad for a couple of days but they still managed get in One day for me. Last shop to go out and the best boat on the beach. Thanks Rubi!

Can't wait to go back and next trip I'll stay at Mermaid for the complete stay.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at the Mermaid. Very helpfull staff, an excellent restuarant and what must be the perfect position for the many attractions on offer. Close enough to the action, but far away enough to be fairly quiet and secluded. Our room was very spacious and comforable with good fittings and fixtures. Pillows from hell...............

Room Tip: The upper rooms are more comfortable and really try to get a room off the busy main road>
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

Our suite room was very spacious with modern design and fittings. The hotel was clean and professionally run with friendly staff. The location is on a steep hill coming out of Sabang beach with a rocky ride to town on the poorly maintained (sorry never maintained) road. The night life is very handy and also easy to get to other parts of Puerto Galera. Well worth staying here.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Binan City, Philippines
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

i dont know how to start... but i had a really nice time staying at this hotel.....the staffs were all great especially Biffen.... the Owner is awesome... me and my friend were trapped at the port because we arrived late. so instead of staying at the hotel for 2 days..we spent the first night staying in a motel close to batangas port.. then the following day we stayed at the hotel.... we were enjoying the pool when one of the staffs approached us and she said that the owner said since we were trapped we can stay another night for free.. which is really amazing. the owner is really kind.. and i will really recommend this hotel to all of my friends. although i didnt get the chance to see the white beach area because it a bit far.. but this hotel is just a 5 minute walk to the water..... nightlife is good although i didnt enjoy it that much. over all this 101% recommended! and i'm planning of going back probably this november or december........

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Mermaid Resort

Property: Mermaid Resort
Address: Sabang Beach | Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mindoro > Oriental Mindoro Province > Puerto Galera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Puerto Galera
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,401 - ₹ 4,107
Hotel Class:3 star — Mermaid Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mermaid Resort Puerto Galera is the finest dive resort in Sabang, Puerto Galera. The waters around have been dubbed the center of the center of marine biodiversity in the world. Mermaid Resort features 40 large guest rooms and suites -- all exclusively furnished with the comforts of a modern hotel resort. ... more   less 
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Mermaid Hotel Puerto Galera
Mermaid Resort Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

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