Review score5.9
Based on22reviews
Anilao Scuba Dive Center Resort
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5.9Location
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  • Massage

  • Water sports (non-motorized)

  • Car park

  • BBQ facilities

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Nearest essentials

  • Airports
    • 48 km
    • Calapan City Airport (CPP)
    • 85 km
    • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
  • Bus and rail stations
    • 14 km
    • Batangas Express KL Liner Bus Station
    • 14 km
    • Alps Bus Terminal
  • Hospital or clinic
    • 2.4 km
    • Mabini General Hospital
  • Convenience store
    • 2.5 km
    • 7 Eleven
  • Cash withdrawal
    • 2.7 km
    • ATM

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  • Cleanliness 5.2
  • Facilities 4.1
  • Location 5.9
  • Room comfort and quality 5.3
  • Service 7.3
  • Value for money 6.5
  • Food and dining 5.8
Good
based on 7 reviews
  • Cleanliness 5.1
  • Facilities 4.0
  • Location 6.6
  • Room comfort and quality 6.0
  • Service 7.1
  • Value for money 6.6
  • Food and dining 7.0
Good
based on 7 reviews
  • Cleanliness 5.7
  • Facilities 4.8
  • Location 6.3
  • Room comfort and quality 5.0
  • Service 8.9
  • Value for money 7.7
  • Food and dining 6.0
Review score
based on 3 reviews
  • Cleanliness 3.3
  • Facilities 2.0
  • Location 4.0
  • Room comfort and quality 4.0
  • Service 4.0
  • Value for money 4.0
  • Food and dining 4.0
Review score
based on 5 reviews
  • Cleanliness 5.6
  • Facilities 4.0
  • Location 5.6
  • Room comfort and quality 6.0
  • Service 7.2
  • Value for money 6.0
  • Food and dining 6.0
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6.0
Jae from Philippines
Couple
Small Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2017
really enjoyed 😁”
Friendly staff,affordable,relaxing and good food. But poor facilities..
Reviewed May 26, 2017
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7.2
Eldon from United States
Solo traveler
Small Room
Stayed 4 nights in May 2017
low cost diving at Anilao”
There is no Wi-Fi ; 5 min. walk to Beach club which has wi; but food cost is higher. There was no furniture in my room but new floor and new doors amd A/C The dive master, Carl, is very, very good at finding sm. critters (such as bobbit worm, ghost pipe fish, nudibranchs,etc.; after 28 yrs . of diving, i found DM Carl to be only DM who memorizes genus and species of sm.critters,
Reviewed May 15, 2017
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8.8
Sébastien from Belgium
Couple
Small Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2017
good for diving”
Valuable for money (like a backpacker hotel) Also good and friendly diving team, that's not the same everywhere in Philippines I recommend this hotel and diver team if you want to dive in Anilao
Reviewed May 02, 2017
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2.8
Annette from United States
Couple
Family Room
Stayed 4 nights in January 2017
Would have been happy if I paid $5 a night”
This was the most expensive place we stayed at during our 6 weeks in the Philippines and it was the second to worst experience we had (worst was about 5 USD a night, so what can you expect). Diving was expensive and owner was rude. We were glad that we brought our own diving gear, because others who rented equipment were not even given a depth gauge! BCD's leaking, second stages leaking.... very unsafe. They didn't offer computer rentals, and even though the dive guides were wearing 5ml full wetsuits, they only rented 3ml shorties for my size, and my partners wetsuit had holes. The door the the bathroom was broken, we were supposed to have hot water, but the claimed it "just broke yesterday" and were not going to give me a discount until I said I was leaving and getting a refund. Sheets were stained and the bathroom smelled like sewage. Wifi only worked near the owners office where you had to sit outside the door on the sidewalk to use. We had the nicer rooms that had AC and was supposed to have hot water, so I can't imagine what the budge rooms look like. I would suggest if you are going to consider this place, you go there first and check it out yourself and not book online. We paid over $30 a night, and it should have costed no more than $10 to deal with the smells and broken amenities. Definitely do not dive here if you do not have your own equipment. Even if you do, they are very unorganized and we didn't even get a say in where we were going, or how many dives the boat was out for until we got there. Tanks were under filled and they did not bring extras.
Reviewed February 24, 2017
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4.4
Julie from Philippines
Couple
Family Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2016
It's for divers on a budget or friends on very limited budget. NOT for romantic getaway.”
A/C was close to non-existent and linens were the cheapest you could possibly find apart from newspaper. Bathroom was just a long stretch of yuck. Beachfront was the same. Staff basically just stared at you if you had any question. If we had a question as simple a toilet paper, it was better to ask the owner/divemaster. It's not that they were rude...they just weren't receptive. Food was a challenge since there were no nearby restaurants or food stores. I have no idea how they prepare meals for guests or coordinate meal arrangements (something like advance notice for hotdog or ham) but the owner took pity on us and fed us food from the large Korean dive group who was staying at the resort. The real beauty came from fhe competent divemasters and the boat dives. However, the dive rates were a little pricey. I can find better accommodations for the same dive rates. To simplify: if you are used to nice accommodations, this is not for you. If you're extremely grateful to just have a roof over your head and call having your own toilet a luxury, you may want to try this resort.
Reviewed November 08, 2016
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6.0
Manuel from Switzerland
Solo traveler
Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
I liked it”
Very very nice staff. So friendly Place is not that easy to find. Very noisy place (loud street dogs and 3 dogs in the resort so prepare to get waken up early, compressor for diving tanks is right next to eating place it was very loud and would have been aaaaalot more peaceful without that noise) My room wasnt that clean. The beach is the dirtiest I have seen in the Philippines, Crazy how much plastic is on the beach and swimming in the water. I got 3 meals per day included in the price. I think it was a fair price.
Reviewed July 20, 2016
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2.4
Marilyn from Philippines
Family with young children
Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016
Comments”
Poor airconditioning.. Cockroaches all over the room,unavailability of water sports activities as advertised in their hotel featurres.. Wifi too slow Not recommendable for a family to stay. We stayed for 1 day instead of 2 days dissppointed with the place itself as a whole.
Reviewed March 30, 2016
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6.0
Zeng from China
Couple
Small Room
Stayed 5 nights in February 2016
Super nice staffs”
Great scuba diving experience Nice food and good location Can take bus from Manila bus station to Bagantas city first,then take tricycle or motorcycle to hotel, total around 3 hours if traffic is good.
Reviewed February 13, 2016
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7.3
Mary from Philippines
Group
Family Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2014
Great place for snorkeling or scuba takeoff.”
Pleasant hosts. Great Korean food. Relaxing place in anilao
It was quite a surprise they showed us an ugly room at first (full of mosquitoes too) but upon my request to be transferred to a nicer room, they quickly accommodated us to the newer room. The bathroom and toilet needed some maintenance but after a few fixes and cleanups here and there it was okay. We appreciated the owner's (Roy) hospitality and quick granting of all our small requests (arrangement for private boat, snorkeling gear, customized food, additional toiletries) without extra charge. Had to pay for our snorkeling experience though. Value for money in this 1star accommodation.
Reviewed April 03, 2015
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7.0
Nicky from Denmark
Couple
Small Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2014
Pleasant, short stay with great staff”
The sweet staff, the close diving sites, the watermelon
All was good, we were received at arrival with a smile. Apparently Koreans own the place and try to attract more people. Our rooms were very basic, but clean and nice, with hardly any mold, which is uncommon in the Philippines. The meals were local dishes. No menu. You order food and they make it and tweak it after your request. We got some snorkeling equipment and jumped in the water. Outside the resort, there are some fish and life under the water, but you have to swim several hundred meters to get to some nice coral. Basically it was nice. The drunk Koreans next door let go of the KTV around midnight and then it was nice and quiet. The main thing I can really recommend this place for, is it's staff. The rest is ordinary. Not bad, just ordinary.
Reviewed February 12, 2014
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