Dolphin-House Resort-SPA-Diving

White Beach, saavedra, Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines, 6000 - See map
8.0
Excellent
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Housekeeping5
Food & Dining3
Beach3
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Dolphin-House Resort-SPA-Diving

"The location is good for snorkelling and (at least) non-experienced divers, as the reef is pretty much on the doorstep."

Pablo - February 10, 2019

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Popular landmarks
Colon Street 67.71 km
Magellan's Cross 67.8 km
Basilica De Sto. Nino 67.92 km
Fort San Pedro 68.11 km
Yap Sandiego Ancestral House 68.32 km
Casa Gorordo Museum 68.45 km
Taoist Temple 68.96 km
Tops Lookout 69.87 km
Temple of Leah 70.29 km
Nearby landmarks
White Beach 790 m
Panagsama Beach 3.87 km
Gaisano Grand Mall 5.33 km
Pescador Island 7.08 km
Lambug Beach 13.9 km
Sayaw Beach 19.27 km
Papa Timz Strawberry and Anthurium Farm 19.51 km
Kawasan Falls 19.88 km
Osmena Peak 19.92 km
Mantayupan Falls 24.43 km
7.8

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60 meters to the beach
ParkingFREE
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Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Sauna
Spa
Workout and Leisure
Swimming pool [outdoor]
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Excellent cleanliness
8.5 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.4 rating for service
Excellent facilities on premise
8.1 facilities on premise
Very good comfort
7.0 room quality and comfort

Geared for environmentaly minded, europeans and new to intermediate divers this beautiful resort has an amazing staff.

KELLY | February 4, 2019

  • Airport transfer

  • 60 meters to the beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Sauna

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money7.3
Distance to city center7. Km
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportBohol–Panglao International Airport (TAG)
Distance to airport63.5 km

Rooms available at Dolphin-House Resort-SPA-Diving

Family Bungalow
Family Bungalow
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Standard Room Double
Standard Room Double
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 double bed
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Family Suite 2
Family Suite 2
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Park view
  • 2 queen beds
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Double Room with Panoramic View
Double Room with Panoramic View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Bungalow
Deluxe Bungalow
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Bungalow Double
Deluxe Bungalow Double
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Family Suite 3
Family Suite 3
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  • Garden view
  • Balcony/terrace
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Deluxe Bungalow 3 Persons
Deluxe Bungalow 3 Persons
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  • Pool view
  • Balcony/terrace
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Family Suite 4
Family Suite 4
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  • Garden view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 double beds
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Standard Triple Room
Standard Triple Room
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Dolphin-House Resort-SPA-Diving?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Dolphin-House Resort-SPA-Diving?

Dolphin-House Resort-SPA-Diving is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 4300 PHP. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Dolphin-House Resort-SPA-Diving also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Dolphin-House Resort-SPA-Diving has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Dolphin-House Resort-SPA-Diving?

Dolphin-House Resort-SPA-Diving does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 
    "Very friendly staff, great food, lovely rooms, pool, bar, sun huts."

    Tessa | January 9, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    "Fantastic dive center with great staff/dive equipment/boats."

    Tessa | January 9, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    "Right on the sea for great scuba diving and snorkelling."

    Tessa | January 9, 2019

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Review score - United States
8.2/10
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8.4/10
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Overall rating:
8.0
Excellent
386 reviews
Cleanliness
8.5
Facilities
8.1
Location
7.8
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More about Dolphin-House Resort-SPA-Diving

Built in 2006, Dolphin-House Resort-SPA-Diving is a distinct addition to Cebu and a smart choice for travelers. Only 100. Km away, this 5-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. For those of you who want to venture out, White Beach are just some of the attractions available to visitors.

Dolphin-House Resort-SPA-Diving also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Cebu. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, airport transfer, babysitting.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), air conditioning, desk, mini bar, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as golf course (within 3 km), outdoor pool, diving, spa, massage. Whatever your purpose of visit, Dolphin-House Resort-SPA-Diving is an excellent choice for your stay in Cebu.

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What they offer

7.6
Very good
Staff 
"Great food and very relaxed environment with pleasant staff ..."

Elaine | April 3, 2017

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Airports

Bohol–Panglao International Airport (TAG)
63.5 km
4.7 hours
Sibulan Airport (DGT)
72.6 km
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Cuisine:American, Asian, European

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Reviews of Dolphin-House Resort-SPA-Diving from real guests

Overall rating
8.0
Excellent
From 386 reviews
8.6Cleanliness
8.4Service
8.1Facilities
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Cleanliness8.5
Facilities8.1
Location7.8
Room comfort and quality7.0
Service8.4
Value for money7.3
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9.7
Exceptional
Bernd from Germany
Family with teens
Family Suite 4
Stayed 9 nights in February 2016

Great location for fantastic holidays”

Location; Diving Facitilities; Service

This was our first stay at Dolphin House, after visiting another hotel in Moalboal before. This year we stayed for 9 nights over the Lunar New Years holidays, with the hotel being fully booked. Moalboal is not as developed as many other areas, thus protecting some original flavour, not being too touristic. The conditions for diving are great; this is true for the diving spots and for the offerings by Dolphin House with very supportive dive masters and good equipment. Dolphin House has a beautiful location and the whole area is well planned and in a very good condition - which obviously requires a lot of housekeeping and effort. Dolphin House is not a cheap place for holidays, but you get good value for money. We took part in one activity (Pescador island boat tour and Kawasan waterfall - great!) and the dolphin watching, as well as 2 times massage. If we have to make one suggestion for improvement it would be for dining; we did not always like the offerings for dinner, having to select between 1 Fish meal and 1 Meat offering and a vegetarian offer (which we never chose). The food was always fresh and well prepared, but we have enjoyed better taste before. Except for one evening we however decided to eat at Dolphin House since this is very convenient and the environment and atmosphere there is simply great.

Reviewed March 09, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Christine
Couple
Standard Room Double
Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

Fantastic NAUI course stay”

I came to earn my diving license with Dolphin House and I must say- I chose the right spot! The facilities for diving gear and storage were great, not to mention the tutor I had. Lot-Lot was a patient and fun teacher and helped me pass my course with flying colours. The hotel itself was lovely and quiet. The three hour trip from town was worth it for the serenity of the place. You couldn't ask for a better spot to learn as there were sea turtles living right on our doorstep! Quite a distraction from learning, but a good one that has already given me memories to cherish forever and an urge to come back to Cebu soon. The staff were welcoming and kind, and the food was an interesting and varied menu each day. The only notes were that the wifi was a bit patchy and it was a tad hot in the room. But at this kind of remoteness, that is to be expected. I came to get qualified to dive, and got so much back. I couldn't have chosen a better place to do it and i'm glad I chose Dolphin House.

Reviewed May 27, 2019
9.7
Exceptional
John from Sweden
Family with teens
Standard Room Double
Stayed 6 nights in December 2013

A slice of paradise..”

Most memorable is the beautiful diving locations, the staff friendliness and the high class restaurant in a paradise setting.

As the title indicates, this is a slice of paradise. Calm, relaxed and every need catered for. This is not a party hotel despite the happy hour in the bar, but ideal for leisure, diving and just hanging out. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the resort is very well kept with flowers, palm trees and narrow walk paths with relaxing huts for a sea view relaxing evening drink or even siesta. Diving certificates was achieved under great guidance and professionalism. The house reef (100m from shore) was like an private aquarium. Transport from Cebu city was arranged with private pick-up and worked flawlessly. We loved our time in Dolphin House and will certainly try to come back. Most recommended. Best regards - Wennborgs, Hurva, Sweden

Reviewed January 06, 2014
8.7
Excellent
Gregory from United States
Couple
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

A few steps away from an outstanding House Reef”

Great staff, great diving and dive operation, excellent kitchen

Dolphin House has one of the best house reefs we've seen. We found unusual creatures and interesting marine creature behavior on every dive. Giant frogfish "fighting!" Turtles in great condition on every dive. Sardines schooling. Squid, scorpion fish, nudibranchs, juvenile fishes (like a madly tumbling baramundi), really interesting diving. Excellent dive gear. Well managed dive center. No more than 20 minutes by boat to the most distant of many dive sites. And the chef at Dolphin House serves up delicious meals, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Staff were wonderfully good natured and friendly, helpful, really charming.

Reviewed May 13, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Justin from Canada
Group
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 4 nights in January 2017

Dolphin House Resort”

We were two couples staying here, and they were incredibly accommodating and really wonderful all around. They arranged for a van to pick us up at 2am and brought us right to the resort in the morning, and returned us the same way in the evening we were leaving. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and a pleasure to be around. The rooms were very clean and quite comfortable, providing for all of our needs. The rooms were cleaned daily and were spotless when they finished cleaning even things I wouldn't have thought needed cleaning, but made that extra little touch in being impressed. Breakfast was provided for every morning, and the food was exceptionally good. They have a different special menu for afternoons and evenings, with a possibility to have just a main course or a full course dinner for different prices. All the food was exceptional and well made, with an interesting variety of types and styles and tastes. The scuba diving facilities are really well maintained and they have excellent and knowledgeable staff. They provided many different options for both beginners and advance divers, and they have their own house reef to explore if you just want to do some snorkeling. The spa facility is really nice and worth a couple of massage experiences with different choices of styles. White beach is incredibly close, for when you want to reach the beach. It's a nice white sandy beach with a coral base so there are some rocky/coral you have to watch out for stepping on in the water, but the turquoise water and the palm tree beach is gorgeous and a great experience, with some of the locals offering to get a coconut straight from a tree and provide you a drink with it for a price, or if you want beer or otherwise. Some will come by to offer souvenirs, but they are friendly and polite and not really pushy if you aren't interested. I recommend going during the week as it is the least crowded. If you are looking to get a bit more mobile, you can rent a sco

Reviewed January 25, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Tarryn from Australia
Couple
Double Room with Panoramic View
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

Beautiful,relaxing value for money ”

We had an outstanding stay at Dolphin house. Pros:This place has everything you need to relax in paradise. Beautiful crystal clear water, diving, snorkeling, pool, tennis and a lovely gym. Massage (expensive) Cons: restaurant overpriced, not near the hub but close enough by bike (4km) the restaurants in the area are non terrible but you can get take away and bring it back to the hotel from town if you are not keen to pay for the set menu. Over all this was an outstanding, value for money place to stay and would come back in a heart beat.

Reviewed April 22, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Tessa from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Room Double
Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

Exceptional”

Fantastic hotel near White Beach (Moalboal). Very friendly staff, great food, lovely rooms, pool, bar, sun huts. Right on the sea for great scuba diving and snorkelling. Fantastic dive center with great staff/dive equipment/boats. It was great diving with the team. Amazing sardine run dive from the boat. Short tricycle ride into town if you want more action. I would definitely stay here again if I was in the area.

Reviewed January 09, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Xueting from China
Group
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 6 nights in October 2017

Very relaxing ”

One of the best resort I ever stayed. Great stuff, high qualify good and best dive shop with amazing services. Spa and dolphins watching are highly recommended. If you want go get certified, this is the best place to do it.

Reviewed October 09, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Robert from United States
Couple
Double Room with Panoramic View
Stayed 4 nights in March 2018

The best in Moalboal/Panagsama ”

This is the luxury hotel in Moalboal. They are really up to the kind of standards you can take a woman from Germany or United States to. The food is the best you can find south of Cebu. Grounds are beautiful, rooms are 4 Star, the dive shop is very professional.

Reviewed March 17, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Jean from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 8 nights in April 2013

A friendly beautiful place to stay”

The staff, the food, the design

I felt spoilt pampered cared for by more than attentive staff who seemed to know your every need. The resort is like paradise with lots of little areas to explore and delight in. Diving so good in what we saw, 18 turtles on the house reef alone, Mandarin fish and dive boats that are so good to dive from. The food was world class served at fine linen clothed tables. Plentiful and always the offer of more if you can eat it. Everything beautifully cooked and served and any requests catered for.

Reviewed April 29, 2013
7.3
Very good
John from United States
Couple
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 4 nights in January 2013

Nice Resort But a Bit Over Prices”

Friendly staff, good food nice room.

The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food in the restaurant was very good and it was always served with a smile. The dive center staff was very helpful and knowledgable. The diving was good but I've been to better places in the PI (Bohol, Dumaguete). Overall the resort is nice however I feel it is OVERPRICED. The Deluxe Bungalow we stayed in was prices at 7000 pesos for two. We paid the same for a deluxe Bungalow at Atmospheres in Dumaguete that was three times bigger with a living room, kitchen and TV. The Dolphin House resort is nice however it should be priced in the 3000-4000 peso range for two in a bungalow.

Reviewed January 21, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
jean-Francois from France
Family with teens
Standard Room Double
Stayed 5 nights in August 2019

Great place with great people”

We really enjoyed our stay there for a lots of good reasons : - The place is amazing and the rooms are wonderful - The calm - The beach and the proximity of the reef - The team is so kind and dedicated to the guests - The food is great - The owner is so kind , he made sure that we enoyed our stay I strongly recommend the Dolphin house, it was without doubt the best part of our trip in philippines

Reviewed August 14, 2019
8.4
Excellent
Jen from Philippines
Group
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

Very peaceful”

Very peaceful and quiet hotel. Staffs are all very friendly and helpful. Provide a wide varieties of activities like diving, snorkelling, dolphin watching etc. 45mins away from kawasan fall. Hotel will recommend you licensed guide to do the trekking of kawasan fall. Everyday around 11am, sea turtles will come on shore for a short rest. Highly recommend to anyone who wanted a short getaway trip away from the busy city.

Reviewed May 31, 2018
9.0
Exceptional
TAI from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 4 nights in April 2013

Super friendly , helpful staff ”

Great staff, helpful dive masters , beautifully presented food

We went there for diving and the dive masters were very helpful, kind and attentive. The resort does not support whale shark watching in Oslob. The hotel owner, Rudy, was friendly and greeted us each day. Food was most beautifully presented and looked terrific. Taste wise was ok. Desserts were very nice.

Reviewed May 09, 2013
8.7
Excellent
giovanni from Italy
Couple
Standard Room Double
Stayed 4 nights in January 2013

sea resort”

very nice resort waterfront

Dolphin house is a small nice resort, owned and managed by a German, specialised for divers near there is a nice beach (white beach) for 'non divers' personnel very good

Reviewed February 01, 2013
9.2
Exceptional
Elisa from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

Beautiful hotel, good location and diving/snorkelling”

Good location, the water is very clear and easy to go snorkelling or diving - lots to see. However, when we arrived at 8pm, the reception was not open and the staff soon left. The restaurant only offered set meals, which were limited and 2x the price of similar food available in the town. When we went back to the room around 10pm, the air con was leaking onto the bed but there was no one to call so had to sleep on wet sheets. The air con was fixed the following day. After this, there were no other issues, and the stay was pleasant. Breakfast was good

Reviewed May 06, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
MARIA
Group
Deluxe Bungalow
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Nice,eco friendly”

The resort is clean , environmentally friendly , beautiful landscaping and the bartender named Gia really made good drinks. Also offer a good breakfast. and the location is the center of most moalboal attractions

Reviewed May 01, 2019
7.3
Very good
Matthew from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Room Double
Stayed 2 nights in June 2013

Basic rooms but good service/friendly staff”

Service - Pool - Common Areas

Not the type of place that should be listed at 4 or 5 stars. Common areas are very nice and the staff is super friendly but was disappointed with the room quality. Clean, but lacking high end furnishings, design, and amenities. Air con and wifi were weak as well. After staying at Dolphin House and seeing the places in White Beach, I recommend staying in nearby Panagsama Beach instead...you will spend less for similar properties and there are restaurants and shops within walking distance. You are a slave to the hotel/resorts in White Beach as there are few dining options.

Reviewed July 02, 2013
7.7
Very good
Bart from Belgium
Couple
Standard Room Double
Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

Relaxing little place, nice gardens and good food”

Nice breakfast, Relax area on top of bar with amazing view on sunset, Ocean access

I have a lot of respect for the owners, as they are very respectful to nature and you can feel that they are very concerned with the well-being of their guests. However, my believe is that, if you claim to be a 5 star hotel and you also charge 5-star prices, we can also have the respective expectations as a guest. Things that are in line with the 5-star rating: - Many sports-facilities, excursions, super-dive & snorkling gear - Reliable high-speed wifi - Nice relaxation area's all over the place, from the gardens to the bar and the entertainment area on top of the bar, which gives a unique view and where we spent our evenings to watch the sunset - Breakfast was super! Things that are not at a 5-star level: - Every day, staff has to ask you whether you want to stay in the resort for dinner (ja duh, not too much other choices). If yes, you HAVE TO choose the 910 pesos/pax menu (fixed entree, 4 choices for main, fixed desert). The first day, we luckily still had noodles and prepared them in our room with the water cooker. The second day, we kept our freedom by ordering one dish at 5pm in the afternoon (which is closing time for 'a la carte' orders). That way, we had our food a little bit before 6pm and avoided being pushed into consuming a full supper. - The room & room amenities... As much as we found the room 'cozy', it did not justify a 5.000+ pesos rate per night. The room is at a 3-star level (relatively small and also no TV etc...). The most disturbing was the noisy bamboo bed with a 10cm thick hard mattress.. (how can that ever be 5 star?) - Very old swimming pool, with a 'rusty' smell and salty water

Reviewed March 01, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
Bjorn from Sweden
Couple
Standard Room Double
Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

Lovely place”

The gardens, cabanas, sports/activites

This is a really nice resort, the attention to detail is superb and this can be recommended for a relaxing getaway. It's quiet but much opportunities to be active (diving, kayak, play pool, darts etc)

Reviewed May 16, 2013
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