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Very good

based on 400 reviews
  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 7.0
  • Location 7.8
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.5
  • Service 8.3
  • Value for Money 7.6
  • Food/Dining 7.8

Katrina L.
June 28, 2013
Nice, but a bit pricey for the resort.
room, pool and nature

Eldon D.
June 25, 2013
Nice hotel but Food way overpriced
beach, room, pool
Transfers from Sta Ana Port to Hof Gorei wharf was included in the package, although their trip schedule is at 11pm and 2pm only, we had an early morning flight from MNL, and was at Sta Ana Port around 7am, we had to wait till 11am for the boat trip, too bad that there's no place SAFE-intended for waiting passengers, had to deal with random people selling stuff which was very annoying. We booked for a beach front room. Upon arrival arrival, we were greeted with smiling faces, fresh towels and fruit juice, hotel location was very nice, internet is only at wharf area, our butler Rhea, was very nice and helpful during the entire stay. Beach dinner was set for us, very romantic place, food is great but WAY OVERPRICED! I know all goods are shipped from Davao City but I don't see the point of charging everything 3 to 4 times higher than the price in the city. Hotel is somehow located in the outskirts, no roads connected, so if you plan to go around Samal, you would need to hire a motorcycle. I recommend to try Maxima Water Slide, Hagimit Falls and Monfort Bat Cave.

Peter C.
June 21, 2013
Serene, Refreshing, Fun
Friendly and Accommodating Staff, Great food slection, Nature
Our Hof Gorei stay was indeed AMAZING. We booked for a lower class room, but they upgraded us to a premium one. If you love nature, then this resort is for you. We get what we pay for!

Ahmed K.
June 19, 2013
Great view.quite place

Robert P.
United States
June 19, 2013
Very relaxing
nice gardens, nice beach, Moman (our private attendant) was excellent
Staying at this hotel was like staying at a friends private estate. Very peaceful and quiet. The gardens are beautiful. The climb all the way to the top of the stairs was good exercise and the view was impressive. The menu had a good variety. Moman (our personal attendant) saw to our every need; he was excellent. He arranged for us to have breakfast at a private table on the beach; a very nice touch. I would recommend this hotel for anyone looking for peace and quiet in a garden setting.

June 12, 2013
expensive but it's a way of pampering yourself.
so relaxing location although a bit expensive in terms of food but it relaxes your heart and miind.
as i may say, you are with a home away from home plus the surrounding makes you relax like you're in a nature park that you may see variety of flowers and birds... it's a great place for recovering your stress after the long working days.although the food is a little bit expensive but they have good food.

rowena R.
June 11, 2013
only the staff is OK
The PHOTOS of the resort WERE MISLEADING; the place isn't as nice as pictured and the resort actually does NOT have a beach. The room leaked right over the bed when it rained. The resort doesn't allow outside food and drinks to be brought in, but they didn't have snacks and chips that we could buy for the kids. The food inside the resort was very expensive. ex. a can of soda cost P88.00 plus 10% service charge.

Marieta R.
June 02, 2013
just 1 word... "seclusion"
just 2 word , peace and quite :D

Mohammed H.
June 01, 2013
romantic and memorable
nice view of sea & mountain, attractive room designs specially for couples
It was extremely great stay in this hotel, we ferry down from davao to the resort in 1 hour and we are in different world full of nature, beach, mountain, forest tremendous place for the couple to romance

Philip B.
May 30, 2013
Stuck in the Attic
Quiet and isolated, personal attention, lots of wildlife
From the moment we got off the boat, we were immediately attended to by our personal butler, who was within a bell ring of us throughout our stay. It would have been nicer if we could have gone out to explore the rest of their facilities but our son was sick throughout our trip and this partially ruined our stay. We stayed in the attic room which has a low ceiling so tall people need not apply. I stand 5'8" and had to duck in several portions but there were areas where I was able to stand up straight. That room is quite spacious but the bed isn't that wide and is on the firm side as well as being quite noisy. There's no cable and no wifi. The view from the room's 2 small verandahs is beautiful. You have a view of almost the entire place and the sunsets are incredible. Unfortunately, there is no view of the sunrise but maybe you can find one if you go to the higher points. The food is quite pricey but they deliver on the quality. There is no formal dining room but you can have your butler arrange for dining in a number of places in the resort. Unfortunately, there are no other dining options since there is no road out unless you are willing to take the boat back to the mainland. There are only two trips via their shuttle boat. The place is surrounded by an abundance of flora and fauna, both above the ground and below the sea. Bird watchers and snorkelers/divers should enjoy.