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Bano Beach Resort

Mangodlong, Himensulan, San Francisco, Camotes Island, Camotes Islands, Cebu, Philippines (Show on map)

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Hotel Area: Camotes Islands Number of Rooms: 8

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Pamela V. Couples Philippines, April 6, 2014

food,quiet surrounding,peaceful
If I would come I will stay here again. Nice view. It might not the best in the area,but you wont have any complain in the hotel. The staff were friendly and I really like the food. It seems like my mother is cooking for me.
Robert N. Couples Australia, March 29, 2014
very peaceful

The pool was great. The view was great the resort next dorr had great service
We had pickup from the ferry terminal but when leaving were told to get a motorcycle at 100 peso each cycle to return to the terminal. We just left the room key on leaving because there were no staff to check us out. The room was comfortable and the pool was great but we went to the resort next door to eat. The pool at the next resort was terribl We saw two staff on arrival then another when we ordered breakfast one morning. We preferred to walk down to the next resort that had many staff and great service. On leaving we asked for the transfer to the terminal. A girl went in search of an answer but was never seen again then a guy told us to hire the motorcycles. Being the only guests and they knew we were to check out that day I thought the staff and transfers would have been available to us. The pool was great. I think I said that already. The room was not cleaned for attended to for the two nights we were there. The shower was cold and due to low water pressure we filled the bucket and used a dipper. That is the norm for the remote parts of the Philippines. A kettle to boil some water would have made the bathing more comfortable. The resort has potential but needs professional management and marketing along with trained staff. Hopefully they address these problems because it could be a great little resort. I would not write The Bano Beach resort off. I would stay there again knowing that the service is better next door. The trouble with the other resort is a very strange shaped pool and rooms are without a view where as the Bano's rooms have a tremendous view and a much superior pool.
Myllynen H. Couples Finland, February 22, 2014
Don´t book this hotel!

Swimming pool, scenery, location
We had booked a superior room for three nights. When we saw the room shock was huge! Smell that we faced was awfull, fusty and musty. There were ants on the floor and a cockroach hid behind trash can. Shower was kind of an experience. Tap gave only cold water, shower gave only few drops of cold water. You had to run water into bucket and then pour it over you by scoop. Cockroaches crowled on the shower floor also. After this shower experience we packed our bags and changed hotel. We didn´t spend a night in that hole.
Edward G. Couples United States of America, January 24, 2014
great views

view, staff, location
Due to recent storms, we were the only guest at the resort, kitchen was closed and no internet service, otherwise was excellent
Lourdes V. Couples Philippines, April 28, 2013
another secret haven in cebu

spacious room, cleanliness of room, location/set up
its was paradise away from home. though we preferred to dine in mangodlong becuase it was cheaper, we still enjoyed the pool facility of bano. just a little comment on the contact of bano,better if the assign someone who is a bit fluent in english. we had difficulty getting instructions from him despite the calls and sms sent. nonetheless, it was worth every penny.
Mark F. Couples United Kingdom, March 3, 2013
Hotel was a dump but beautiful island

Swimming pool
Sleeping Room was ok but the bathroom was terrible, 3 cockroaches in there, no running water in the sink tap and shower, sink was falling off and nearly fall on my foot!!! Staff were not friendly what so ever and tired to rip me off with my taxi but I caught them out... Be prepared to go to this island, not much food any where and meals are not that good and sizes are very small, also the locals look at you like your from another planet and the kids ask you for money!
Fitzgerald S. Families with young children Philippines, February 16, 2013
A taste of paradise on a budget

Staff are nice, place is generally clean, very quiet place, nice food
The resort has just only 8 rooms and we just took the cheapest standard room since we're on a budget and just want to have a taste of Camotes. The room is quite big and maybe could accomodate around 5-6 adults. The only problem is that they don't have a hot shower (this may be expected for a budget room i guess). The pool was nice. It has some kind of an infinity pool effect best for picture taking and nice view of the sea. They just don't have a kiddie pool but my kids enjoyed it though because I think we are the only guest in the hotel that has kids with them. Regarding accessing the beach, they have an agreement with the resort next to them (Mangodlong Rock) that their guests may use the beach and its facilities. Overall, our stay was really amazing.
Restaurant Tip: Try the restaurant in the next resort also. Their breakfast was quite cheap.
Margie S. Couples United States of America, January 1, 2013
Huge Rooms

Staff is very nice and helpful
My husband and I stayed here for 3 days in late December and it was great. The rooms were really big and the staff was great. We even rented a motor bike from a the owners brother we got a great deal for 2 rental. The food wasn't that great but it was good. The swimming pool was amazing we had it all to our selves since they didn't have may guest at the time. We had access to the beach from the resort next door but the beach is really rocky you really need water shoes if your planning to go in. The bathroom needed minor fix ups like a wobbly faucet, toilet lid was unattached, low water pressure and things like that we didn't mind it was a great BIG and CLEAN room.
Restaurant Tip: The town is quite far you cant really walk there so make sure you have a few snacks just in case you get hungry. The bakeries in San Fernando are AMAZING. The pizza place not so good the cheese is terrible, very processed.
Leonilo V. Couples Philippines, December 20, 2012
quiet and peaceful place for vacation

Very private place
the whole resort as if you own it only 4 us guest check in during our stay. very relaxing.
Robert N. Couples United States of America, November 27, 2012
bad bad bad

This was one of the worse hotels i have ever stayed. First of all the beds are so uncomfortable it was painful to sleep. There were ants and cockroaches in the room. No hot water for showers, the water was so cold it was difficult to shower. The staff didnt seem to understand that i had booked for 3 days so they kept telling me i needed to pay another day if i wanted to stay, but i had showed them my Hotel Voucher when i arrived, but they were still confused. I wish i had been able to leave after 2 days but i had paid for 3 so no choice. They have a pool but the staff seem to like to lay around the pool so it was not very inviting to go swimming in the pool. Your far from the main town of san fran so unless u have your own trasportation your pretty much stuck at this hotel. There are 2 other hotels in walking distance that are much better. We were the only guest at this hotel and now i see why. I would not go back to this hotel. The food is a bit expensive and not very good, also they didnt seem to have many of the items on the menu. The hotel didnt offer anything for attractions or adventure. The 2 hotels near by had things to offer, we spent most our time walking down to the beach where the other 2 hotels are at.
Travel tip: Avoid this hotel, rooms are in bad shape and hotel offers nothing for entertainment.

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