Dolphin-House Resort-SPA-Diving
Dolphin-House Resort-SPA-Diving
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9.6
Exceptional

"The location is beautiful and the staff friendly and helpful..."

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April 21, 2016

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What guests are saying:
Excellent location.
Devang from Hong Kong
Family with young children
A lovely place to just unwind and relax.
pervisha from Malaysia
Family with older children
Our experience was fabulous, friendly friendly, loved the bungalow, food was delicious & the evening romantic atmosphere was heavenly...
Anthony from Australia
Couple
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)
Bjorn from Sweden
Couple
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
giovanni from Italy
Couple

Dolphin-House Resort-SPA-Diving

Very good location
- 60 meters to the beach
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7.8
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10
Excellent cleanliness
8.4
Value for money7.1
Distance to city center7. Km
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportTagbilaran Airport (TAG)
Distance to airport64.0 km
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  • 60 meters to the beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Air conditioning

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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
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          Tagbilaran Airport (TAG)
          64.0 km
          4.7 hours
          Sibulan Airport (DGT)
          71.9 km
          Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

          What they offer

          8.8
          Excellent

          "A lovely place to just unwind and relax."

          pervisha

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          December 17, 2016

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          Agoda Reviews (161)Booking.com Reviews (147)
          7.8
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          10
          Cleanliness8.4
          Facilities8.1
          Location7.6
          Room comfort and quality7.0
          Service8.2
          Value for money7.1
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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Tessa from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Standard Room
          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
          7.2
          Very good
          stephen from Australia
          Couple
          Standard Room
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2018
          Didn’t live up to the price of a 5 star resort”
          Overall this resort is nice, but when you pay top dollar you expect a top service. Here is why it didn’t live up to its price tag in my opinion: Internet didn’t work throughout most of the stay, unless you sat in the bar. Appreciate this is white beach, but everywhere else we went (restaurants, bars etc) had working internet. They don’t have a snorkeling boat licence- so if you want to do a snorkeling trip, you have to book through a tour operator in town They charge 290p for snorkeling gear to snorkel off the beach, which I feel is a bit steep (esp for a whole family) when you are paying top dollar for the room. They removed the happy hour offer in their welcome brochure when we went for drinks at the supposed happy hour at 5pm...when we enquired about it, they said it didn’t exist and were physically removing it from the brochure, and said that was an ‘old’ offer!...having travelled around the world, even 5* resorts can have a one hour drinks deal once a day. Improvement needed
          Reviewed December 25, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Tarryn from Australia
          Couple
          Standard Room
          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
          Robert from United States
          Couple
          Standard Room
          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
          2.0
          Ahmad from Malaysia
          Couple
          Suite Bungalow
          Stayed 3 nights in July 2018
          Acceptable”
          The room nice, only that no tv in the room and there is no entertainment at the hotel.. suitable for those really need quite space.... we felt very dissappointed when we request for rice the staff said that the owner hungry so we cannot request for more rice.. its quit funny; because we not request for free we pay it... all staffs are friendly except there is one girl, maybe she is girlfriend or wife of the owner...when we try ask her; she replied very rude to ask the other staff... the view is nice... but difficult to get the wifi... only at the bar...
          Reviewed August 18, 2018
          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
          8.8
          Excellent
          pervisha from Malaysia
          Family with teens
          Deluxe Bungalow
          Stayed 5 nights in December 2016
          Peace and quiet”
          A lovely place to just unwind and relax. Purely relaxation place with nice beach views. Rooms are very tidy and traditional. Outdoor activities are highly done here. If you want a place to just chill and get some tan this would be the place. And of course for the scuba diving activities as well.
          Reviewed December 17, 2016
          8.0
          Excellent
          Loan from Hong Kong
          Couple
          Standard Room
          Stayed 3 nights in April 2015
          wonderful break”
          snorkeling just in front of the hotel
          Wonderful place to spend a romantic we. Very beautiful with fantastic snorkeling just in front of the hotel. The food is good but the dinner price is too expensive. Overall we spent only few days but it felt like long holidays. Highly recommanded !
          Reviewed May 09, 2015
          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
          8.4
          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
          4.0
          James from Philippines
          Couple
          Deluxe Bungalow
          Stayed 1 night in May 2018
          Such a wasted trip.”
          Food and drinks were not allowed inside the resort. We tried to order food from their restaurant but they would not take a la carte orders. Guests had no choice but to order their set menu which was not to our liking. We offered to pay corkage for food and drinks but the owner would have none of it. Never again shall we set foot on this resort.
          Reviewed May 24, 2018
          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
          8.4
          Excellent
          Simon from Switzerland
          Family with young children
          Deluxe Bungalow
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2018
          Beautiful place, nice facilities, good food ”
          Limited choice of dinner/lunch, but good quality Beds hard
          Reviewed March 05, 2018
          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
          8.4
          Excellent
          Licia from Italy
          Family with young children
          Suite Bungalow
          Stayed 1 night in April 2017
          Hotel in a Paradise ”
          Really nice and green. I appreciated the "no plastic" policy. Ideal for divers and snorkelers, but for a family with young children they should offer some more options, for instance a children menu for the dinner. They offer tours and excursions, have a nice SPA with several options (I tryed the Filippino massage: very good!) The bungalows are beautiful, but if the temperature is too warm, the fan and air conditioning in the room are quite noisy: a pity, because you could hear the birds in the morning and wake up in a paradise.
          Reviewed April 08, 2017
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Bernd from Germany
          Family with teens
          Suite Bungalow
          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
          8.3
          Excellent
          Payton from United States
          Couple
          Standard Room
          Stayed 3 nights in November 2015
          Gorgeous property, average rooms, exceptional staf”
          Wonderful grounds including awesome pool, exceptional staff, isolated for nice quite time
          The grounds are beautiful and well maintained with an emphasis on recycling and sustainability. The staff is delightful, warm, bubbly, extremely helpful and communicative for whatever you need. The rooms are average and should absolutely not be considered 5 star quality but still clean. Although we really enjoyed our stay it is overpriced in our opinion, especially the scuba diving, which we decided to do at a different company because of the price, we would probably not stay here again.
          Reviewed November 19, 2015
          7.0
          Very good
          Linda from United States
          Couple
          Deluxe Bungalow
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2015
          Dive Resort”
          Ocean, pool, employees.
          Nice dive resort but definitely not 5 star. From reading owners response to other reviews, my hope is he will listen so that his resort can become better. The grounds are very nice. Two things that I think need to be fixed are 1) Allow guests to order off the menu for dinner. Not everyone wants to eat a full three course meal every evening. Telling people they can go to town is not a solution. Why would you want your guests to spend their money elsewhere. We came to the resort to relax, not to go somewhere else to eat. 2) Upgrade the beds and bedding in the rooms. The mattress in our room was foam and my back hurt so bad in the morning that we ended up leaving a day early. Also the bedding was not high quality that you would expect. Other minor things include that no one met us when we pulled in, and no one offered to help with bags. I think with a few upgrades this would be an awesome get away location.
          Reviewed August 25, 2015
          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
          9.7
          Exceptional
          John from Sweden
          Family with teens
          Standard Room
          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
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