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“Sweet Asian Hideaway”

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The Blue Orchid Resort
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Moalboal
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Jekyll Island, Georgia
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“Sweet Asian Hideaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

After 2 1/2 weeks at the Blue Orchid in February, we had no desire to leave. Everything about this simple, beautiful, small resort is personal. Resident British owner Michael, resident Finnish managers Heidi and Marcus and all the great Philippino staff make sure your every wish is attended to. Everything is clean as a whistle and well maintained. Our room as made up every day before we returned from breakfast. The diving and the dive operation is superb and customized to the wishes of the divers. Want a massage by the sea under a thatched roof? Just ask! Want a private dinner on the "beach"? Just ask! If Marcus, a fine chef, senses you like a little food adventure, he'll surprise you. The regular menu is on the web site and has a large variety of fresh offerings. We stayed in a deluxe double upstairs with a nice balcony overlooking the sea. Don't hesitate to let Heidi arrange some excursions. We enjoyed Kawasan Falls and our trip to dive with the whalesharks at Oslob was a real highlight. The clientel is international, friendly and interesting. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual. We would return to the Blue Orchid anytime.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

We spent a couple of days in the honeymoon suite. It's a loveley place, very spacious an comfortabel with a big roofbalcony. After that we stayed in a deluxe room. We were very satisfied there too. White beach side of Moalboal is very nice while Pagnasam beach is a rather ugly place without charm at all.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

We absolutely recommend the Blue Orchid, a wonderful little resort at the quiet end of the beach, but only a short ride in a tri-cycle taxi, through lush, tropical backroads to the relatively "busy" end. We must say that each and every staff member - from the management, to the kitchen staff, to the dive instructors, to the masseuses, to the cleaners and gardeners, and even the birds !!! - was so genuinely nice and friendly. Peace and quiet, great food, surrounded by trees and gardens, with a perfect view of the sea...It was exactly what we were looking for. Heidi, Markus, and Michael are the best hosts I've ever encountered in all my travels. You must stay at this place ! Then write to me and thank me for telling you about it. OK ?

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Sliema, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

As stated in some of the previous reviews, the staff is truly amazing. From the moment when my friend and I entered the Blue Orchid, we felt very welcomed. The staff was able to organize everything for us and was very helpful with, for instance, planning activities. In regards to the activities; there is a lot to do in the Moalboal area, we especially liked the Canyoning tour organised by Wolfgang!

All in all we had a great stay and would def recommened the Blue Orchid.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

Rooms are simple, very clean and have mosquito nets which I think is a nice touch. Public areas again simple and informal. Owners/staff are a very nice, well travelled, international crowd and the guests we saw there seem to follow the same pattern too. Prices are very reasonable and food is fine for provincial Philippines. Be aware no TVs and wi-fi is temperamental as location is remote. We had a 6.8magnitude quake (biggest in 90 years) while we were there and the staff were very cool and professional throughout and the resort structures stood up to it well. Trips - we did the waterfalls and whale shark watching both of which were great. I suspect this is indeed the best place in Moalboal/western Cebu.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Blue Orchid Resort

Property: The Blue Orchid Resort
Address: White Beach, Moalboal, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Moalboal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Moalboal
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,497 - ₹ 7,131
Hotel Class:4 star — The Blue Orchid Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our beautiful, private, seaside resort accommodation is tucked away in a secluded corner of Mac Payong, just 30 meters from the 2km White Beach. Just a short drive away from Moalboal and Panagsama, it offers a quiet, idyllic setting for your holiday. The location couldn't get any better for diving as one of the best reefs in the area is directly in front of your ocean view room. The reef is perfect for beginner divers, and also for snorkelers. However the step walls make an exhilarating dive for seasoned advanced divers. The resort's architecture is a blend of Mediterranean and native styles incorporating local stone and thatched roof with white arches and Spanish tiles. Each room has either a large arched doorway or huge glass sliding doors to provide guests with amazing ocean views. Fall asleep after a hard day's dive to the sound of gentle waves and the wind gently blowing through the yucca trees. Office hours: 8am to 8pm Email to arrange airport pickup with a minimum of 24 hour notice. Check -ins are to be arranged in advance if past or before normal office hours. ... more   less 
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The Blue Orchid Hotel Moalboal
The Blue Orchid Resort Moalboal, Cebu Island

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