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About Hippocampus Beach Resort

Description

Situated in Malapascua Island, Hippocampus Beach Resort is the perfect place to experience Cebu and its surroundings. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Also within easy reach are Bounty Beach, Evolution Diving, Dakit-Dakit Coral Reef.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Cebu hotel. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, room service.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include internet access – wireless (complimentary), air conditioning, wake-up service, desk, mini bar, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as snorkeling, diving, massage, garden. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Hippocampus Beach Resort the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Cebu.
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Features

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Airport transfer

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Massage(s)
  • Tours
  • Garden

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Room service
  • BBQ facilities
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Coffee shop
  • Bar

Access, services, and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Library
  • Currency exchange
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
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Policies

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-3 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 3 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 4950 PHP
Check-Out Until: 12:00 am
Distance to Airport: 130 km
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 18
Reception Open Until: 11:00 pm
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 240
Year Hotel Built: 2006
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2015
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Recent customer comments

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Very good



  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 7.5
  • Facilities 6.7
  • Location 8.9
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.1
  • Service 7.4
  • Value for Money 7.3
  • Food/Dining 7.1
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Regina Y.
Philippines
August 09, 2016
Ordinary beach
Loved the room but the beach is meh.

Dominic W.
Austria
June 29, 2016
There are much better once
The room is pretty ok. Though full of mosquitos, so we asked for a net. They brought 2 different nets full of holes and a stink smell. There was nothing prepared on the beach. So it was dirty and you had to ask for sun lounges. They do NOT have a own dive school.

Adrian U.
United Kingdom
June 07, 2016
Good location, poor quality food
food is below average - my mate`s food came raw/undercooked - asked for it to be replaced, but instead it got re-fried. I was stunned.

adrien C.
Canada
June 01, 2016
Overrated and overpriced!
My feelings about this place were initially quite positive as one of the girls in reception did her best to help me by answering questions prior to my arrival but the fellow in charge quickly made me change my mind. Under the guise of a welcome drink, I was greeted by a pompous man with an inflated ego who told me he was the man in charge. He enjoyed talking about his years in the Philippines and his knowledge of the island – he cautioned me to use only the tours offered by the hotel since tour operators not associated with the hotel would undoubtedly try to take advantage of tourists. He told me he was there to solve problems but when I later told him I felt the room I was assigned was not the same as I booked, his arrogance became more evident as he told me that if I did not like it, I could go look for another place! I had had a long day of travel and it was already late afternoon so I decided not to look for another hotel as I was there only for a couple of days and it was getting dark and I did not know the area. The location is ok but the beach was not clean and I saw no attempt at cleaning it. It is not a good area for swimming as it’s full of boats in front of the hotel. In my room, the shower had very low water pressure, the water faucet rotated when the water was turned on so you had to hold it with one hand while turning the tap with the other. The dogs that are allowed to wander in the eating area did not make the so so breakfast more appetizing. More about the fellow in charge - even more disturbing was that he was later seen casually passing his hand on the legs of a girl (girlfriend or staff???) who was sitting near reception - not exactly what one would expect from a man in charge. This fellow has no idea of customer service or how to act in public.

Meagan M.
Canada
May 30, 2016
Great place but a little pricy for a longer stay
I really enjoyed my stay at Hippocampus. It's clean, comfortable and in a great location. The staff are lovely and the restaurant is very good. Unfortunately, it's a little pricy for just one person if you're going to stay on the island for more than a few days.

Sayra G.
Philippines
May 26, 2016
Food is expensive but not that great
Food prices are like restaurants in Manila but nothing extra ordinary in it.

Joyce D.
Philippines
May 24, 2016
Great place, good value for money and Friendly staff
The owner was very accommodating. The place is cozy and comfortable to stay. The room was clean and well maintained. The food is very much affordable and have big servings. We really like the cocktails happy hour. And most especially, they have the most friendly and approachable staff like Kuya Dodong, Ate Joy and Michelle.

Zhigang D.
China
May 10, 2016
Review
Accomodating and friendly staff. Great breakfast with different options. Room is big enough. Everything is great. Better to book an AC room, Fan is not recommended. No hot water for shower, but comparing the weather cool water is pretty nice too.

Andreas H.
Sweden
May 09, 2016
On the money
Not amazing but also far from shabby... We felt it was a fair product for a fair price.... It's like u want a three star place to be, it's definitely not a 4 star, but closer to that then a 2 star. Good size room, cleaned every day, OK bathroom..

maurizio I.
Italy
April 07, 2016
No relax, only scuba!
I noted some bad behaviors of receptionist and one waiteress. The beach is noisly and dangerous because there are everytime boats pickuping people to diving just on the beach. No safety limit from the beach are respected by boat. Snorkelling is desorganized. I noted foam and smell, plastic and glasses bottle in the water and on the beach, horrible. The manager gave me a good assistance.



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