Karancho Beach House

M.L. Quezon National Highway, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines, 6015 - See map
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Karancho Beach House

"Staff is very friendly and breakfast is really, really great (choose filipino breakfast option with garlic rice!)."

Mila - December 16, 2019

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Hygiene Plus
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Popular landmarks
Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa 140 m
K.I.Marine Sports Center - Day Tours 350 m
Mactan Island Dive Spots 500 m
Captain Hook's Pool 570 m
Tambuli Seaside Living 1.09 km
Pawod 1.15 km
Aldea Del Sole 1.51 km
Camella Homes Lagoon 1.99 km
H-Mall 2.61 km
Sample 1 2.67 km
Nearby landmarks
Temple of Leah 9.12 km
Fort San Pedro 10.12 km
Casa Gorordo Museum 10.27 km
Yap Sandiego Ancestral House 10.37 km
Basilica De Sto. Nino 10.41 km
Magellan's Cross 10.51 km
Colon Street 10.86 km
Taoist Temple 13.15 km
Tops Lookout 16.76 km
8.3

Excellent

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Excellent location
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Hygiene Plus
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Cebu every 2 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.6
Distance to city center14 km
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportMactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB)
Distance to airport3.3 km

Rooms available at Karancho Beach House

Deluxe Triple Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
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Premier Family Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Premier King Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 king bed
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
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Deluxe Couple Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Karancho Beach House?

        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. The front desk is always open, day or night.

        How do I get to Karancho Beach House?

        Karancho Beach House 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 600 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. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Karancho Beach House has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Cebu with private transportation, the resort can arrange taxi service.

        What is the smoking policy at Karancho Beach House?

        Karancho Beach House does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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        What people love about Karancho Beach House

        • 8.8
          Excellent
          Staff 

          "Staffs are very friendly, especially the house cleaning lady and the security man."

          KOICHI

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          March 1, 2020

        • 10.0
          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "The place was nice, surroundings was relaxing and the staff were accommodating."

          Jo

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          April 4, 2018

        • 10.0
          Exceptional

          "In front are 4-5 nice surprisingly small restaurants with a broad range."

          JOSEPH

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          January 26, 2020

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        Location score
        8.4/10
        Room size
        26 sqm.
        Review score - United States
        7.9/10
        Service score
        8.1/10
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        Overall rating:
        7.6
        Very good
        333 reviews
        Cleanliness
        7.8
        Facilities
        6.7
        Location
        8.3
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        What travelers say they love:
        Villas are easy to access from the main areas especially for...
        JAMES from Philippines
        Family with young children
        More about Karancho Beach House

        More about Karancho Beach House

        Karancho Beach House is a beachfront property located in Maribago, Mactan, Cebu and is a 20-minute drive from the Mactan Cebu International Airport and Marina Mall. The Mactan Shrine can be reached within 15 minutes by car. Free private parking is available.

        The modern rooms at Karancho Beach House are spacious and air conditioned, and come equipped with a 40” flat-screen LED TV with Cable programming, in-room safe, free Wi-Fi, and heated showers. A mini-ref and electric kettle are also available.

        Guests can go snorkeling within the natural beach cove of Maribago. In addition, the property also offers massage services as well as planning services for scuba diving, island hopping, and other water sports. Other facilities include ping-pong, beach volleyball, billiards, darts, and a fish spa.

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        Most talked about facilities

        Beach
        14 mentions
        Breakfast
        6 mentions
        Housekeeping
        2 mentions
        Swimming Pool
        1 mention

        What they offer

        10.0
        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "The staff were all very accommodating especially the lady wh..."

        Bianca

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        March 27, 2017

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        Nearest essentials

        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
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        Food and dining

        Breakfast options

        Asian
        Continental

        Restaurants on site

        La Bella Napoli Bistro
        Cuisine:Italian
        Menu:Buffet

        Nearby restaurants

        American cuisine
        American cuisine
        Feria
        9.0 km American, Asian, Chinese
        KFC
        9.1 km American, Fast food, Halal
        Dunkin' Donuts
        9.1 km American, Fast food
        Asian cuisine
        Asian cuisine
        Adora's Restaurant
        8.4 km Asian, European
        Cafe Breeze
        9.0 km Asian, Filipino, International
        Chowking
        9.1 km Asian, Chinese, Fast food
        Italian cuisine
        Italian cuisine
        Sbarro
        9.2 km Italian, Pizza
        Tavolata
        9.2 km Italian, Pizza
        Greenwich - Ayala Center Cebu
        9.4 km Italian, Pizza

        What's nearby

        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
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        Reviews of Karancho Beach House from real guests

        Overall rating
        7.6
        Very good
        From 333 reviews
        8.2Location
        8.0Service
        7.7Cleanliness
        Agoda Reviews (333)Booking.com Reviews (24)
        Rating via Agoda7.6
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        Cleanliness7.8
        Facilities6.7
        Location8.3
        Service8.0
        Value for money7.6
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        9+ Exceptional (54)
        8-9 Excellent (43)
        7-8 Very Good (36)
        6-7 Good (21)
        <6 Below Expectation (35)
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        Mar - May (33)
        Jun - Aug (32)
        Sep - Nov (43)
        Dec - Feb (81)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Bianca from Philippines
        Business traveler
        Premier King Room
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

        Exceptional”

        I attended a workshop at the hotel beside Karancho when I booked my stay there. I was pleasantly surprised of the ambiance and the facilities of this beach house considering that I only paid less than half of the price in 4-5 star hotels in the area. The staff were all very accommodating especially the lady who brings my breakfast up to my room. The beach was not so nice nor big but I can imagine it being a good base for when you go around island-hopping in Cebu. I heard there is a good diving spot not too far away. I left before their weekend music sessions by the beach, it would have been a nice to chill by the beach.

        Reviewed March 27, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Raeann from Philippines
        Group
        Premier King Room
        Stayed 1 night in November 2020

        Excellent Stay and Service!”

        We had an excellent stay at Karancho Beach House because of the Excellent service they provide. Sure we will be staying again here soon. Thanks to everyone!

        Reviewed November 08, 2020
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Mila from Switzerland
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe Couple Room
        Stayed 8 nights in December 2019

        Really nice but if you want to have a quiet time nothing for you ”

        Karanacho beach house is a great budget option. Rooms are well equipped and clean. Staff is very friendly and breakfast is really, really great (choose filipino breakfast option with garlic rice!). There are plenty of restaurant options very close and a big supermarket is just across the street. However, if you are sensitive to noise do NOT stay there. It will not be a relaxing, resort-like beach stay. The beach is public (it is with an entry fee, but you still have a lot of people at the property) and you have parties with loud sound and barbecue smoke going on until 2am. If you don't care about this (like me) it's defenitively worth a stay!

        Reviewed December 16, 2019
        6.4
        Good
        TOSHIO from Japan
        Group
        Premier Family Room
        Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

        reasonable price and staffs are friendly”

        It is convenient place for diving shop next to Karancho Beach house that belongs white sands resort. There is a supermaerket save more and, restaurant maribago grill where we went daily. It is easy to exchange money from JYP to PHP. They arranged taxi to the airport early in the morning. And that price was more resonable than the taxi got on the airport got to the hotel. (from Hokkaido Japan)

        Reviewed February 23, 2019
        8.8
        Excellent
        KOICHI from Japan
        Group
        Premier King Room
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

        Very friendly ”

        The facility is clean and we had all we needed. The garden was cute and it is connected to the beach. Staffs are very friendly, especially the house cleaning lady and the security man. At the night, it may be a bit troublesome to the sensitive people as you are hearing a loud music from the bar next to till midnight. The breakfast is small but it was enough for us. In total, our stay was excellent.

        Reviewed March 01, 2020
        8.0
        Excellent
        daniel from New Zealand
        Family with teens
        Deluxe Couple Room
        Stayed 1 night in January 2018

        Comfortable and clean rooms”

        Pros Clean and modern room, very nice bathroom with rain shower Good garden layout to look at from room Nice breakfast Nice staff, Sent our deposit back by back as we left in a rush Cons Beach is only to look at not swim (unclean debris on water is not worth the risk) No where to eat close. I recommend use uber to Newtown. No pool. This would change the place a lot. Island hopping at 3,500 seems expensive from vendors at the beach

        Reviewed January 09, 2018
        7.6
        Very good
        Jeremiah
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe Couple Room
        Stayed 1 night in October 2018

        Really nice rooms but ugly beach”

        Room is really nice and modern (I suggest getting one of the 2nd floor rooms). Beach is really small but the water is dirty unfortunately (sea weeds and oil slick, probably coming from the boats parked nearby). They also let in a lot of walk-ins so their beach area can get quite full. I'll still recommend this resort as a nice jump-off point to island hopping sites, but not to swim in the beach area of the resort itself.

        Reviewed November 05, 2018
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Mark from United States
        Couple
        Deluxe
        Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

        Best value on Mactan Island”

        Extremely nice people from the owner to the guard. Food is limited to breakfast from the kitchen. The guest room is modern and very nicely done. As good as 4 star. No pool but nice little white sand beach. Lots of choices in surrounding area to eat out. Loved it and will go again.

        Reviewed January 15, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Angelica from United States
        Group
        Deluxe Couple Room
        Stayed 4 nights in September 2018

        Relaxation”

        The staff was always very nice and helpful. I loved that we could walk to the little beach and that there was just a peacefulness about the area. The room was clean and the beds were soft. I loved it and will definitely check them out on my next adventure to Lapu Lapu!

        Reviewed October 01, 2018
        8.0
        Excellent
        Michal from United States
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe
        Stayed 1 night in November 2016

        Accommodating and helpful staff. ”

        Nice place. New building. Clean rooms. Staff was very helpful. I had a delay with my flight and they accommodated my changed schedule. Small beach front not much for lying out . But can go island hopping from there.

        Reviewed November 10, 2016
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Ashley from United States
        Couple
        Deluxe Couple Room
        Stayed 1 night in May 2018

        Exceptional”

        Seems like new rooms with modern decor and great air con. The most comfy beds and pillows we experienced in all of the Philippines! Beach vibes with lots of cabanas to hang in . Close to many restaurants and they even have awesome pizza right out front.

        Reviewed May 24, 2018
        6.4
        Good
        James from United States
        Solo traveler
        Premier King Room
        Stayed 1 night in April 2017

        Not what I was expecting!”

        Here is the deal. This "resort" makes it $$ on renting out little cabanas on the property for locals to use the beach. So families come in with a pack of kids and food and drinks and they charge around 80 peso's per person give or take. So the guest who are staying there have to deal with that. The day I left I was trying to check out but had 12 locals trying to pay the day beach access rate so I had to wait. While waiting a school bus shows up with 30 + people so I get inline to check out - I have photos of the bus! Outside on the street I had issues with kids and beggars. Left after one night to Palawan and glad I did. I will not even go into the terrible attempt to eat there. Stay away from this place. WIFI was good. Nice room also, BUT.

        Reviewed April 20, 2017
        8.0
        Excellent
        Gilbert from Singapore
        Couple
        Deluxe
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

        The ambiance is special”

        The place is really good for short getaway. The rooms are spacious and they have a small beach in the resort. But be prepared for people flocking in during weekends. They are also open for daytime rent for their cottages. So you have quite a crowded and busy ambiance during daytime. While we like our entire stay, we cannot help but notice the smell coming out of the toilet. I think, it's from beneath. To the point that we borrowed a freshener and squirt around from time to time. There's also no phone in the room so we have to go to the front desk everytime we need something. Other than those mentioned, you can still enjoy a cup of coffee every early morning before the crowd starts to appear. The breakfast is also not bad.

        Reviewed May 07, 2018
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Andrei from United States
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

        Great getaway to get some sleep ”

        Awesome and very helpful staff. Good clean big rooms. OK beach as it does not get deep enough within swimming area but I guess perfect for children and families

        Reviewed October 06, 2016
        6.8
        Good
        George from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Premier King Room
        Stayed 1 night in October 2016

        Cheapest resort in an expensive area”

        Its in an area with a number of expensive resorts. Its the best value in an area that is grossly overpriced. The beaches if you can call them that are 3rd rate. I will not be returning to Mactan again. There is much better out there. Expect breakfast to be late and cold. The cooking staff don't know what they are doing. I had to reheat my own food!.

        Reviewed October 31, 2016
        10.0
        Exceptional
        JOSEPH from Philippines
        Group
        Premier Family Room
        Stayed 1 night in January 2020

        Modern, Super Clean, Great rooms and Garden Area”

        Totally loved it here, beach was wanting because of local boat owners blocking the view some some - owner is working hard to move them farther out. In front are 4-5 nice surprisingly small restaurants with a broad range.

        Reviewed January 26, 2020
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Jo from Philippines
        Family with young children
        Deluxe Couple Room
        Stayed 1 night in April 2018

        nice place”

        the place was nice, surroundings was relaxing and the staff were accommodating. beach wise they have a small shore line but you can still enjoy the beach.

        Reviewed April 04, 2018

        Thank you for you sharing your experience with us! Your kind words are much appreciated.

        Responded April 19, 2018
        Karancho Beach House
        7.2
        Very good
        Dean from Canada
        Couple
        Deluxe Couple Room
        Stayed 1 night in March 2018

        Great Staff but a foolish Owner!”

        I want to give it a bad rating. Let me explain, the staff is very nice, but then the owner increased our bill for the second night to be greedy. When you deal with greedy people who lack wisdom, it never ends well. My advice is for the staff to get out of there and go where you are appreciated. All of you have big potential but if you work a for a greedy or a person who lacks maturity, your potential will die. Good luck to the staff, and to the owner we say, grow up!

        Reviewed March 18, 2018
        3.6
        Samuel from Malaysia
        Couple
        Premier King Room
        Stayed 1 night in December 2018

        Read this before booking”

        I have read previous reviews on this place before booking and it came in a shock when the reality is far from those review. It isn't amazing and not worth while. During my trip to Cebu island, we have stayed in 5 different hotels. Other hotels fair better than this hotel in location, cleanliness, staff or facilitates. When entering into the room, we notice the flooring and the bathroom have aged. No upkeep or maintenance have been done. One of the shower head is broken and we highlighted this to the front desk. They said been reported to the management and this have not been fix for weeks. We had really good hotels from previous stay on our trip and this is a big upset. The wooden decking leading up to the hotel room is rotten and some even broken. Some might even get injured if this decking give way. Staff was helpful and attentive but so does other hotel staff around this region. The beach area was pitiful and uninspiring. It was small and lack basic facilities. Warning given.

        Reviewed December 07, 2018
        8.4
        Excellent
        Brett from United States
        Couple
        Deluxe Couple Room
        Stayed 1 night in October 2017

        Nice and with walking distance of many things”

        Only got to spend one day there but it was very nice, on the beach and they have many boats to rent to go feed the beautiful fish also see the coral but just be careful of the bathroom as when the floors get wet it's very slippery, I learned that the hard way as I fell because of them.

        Reviewed March 17, 2018
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