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"The place is clean and well maintained but the best part of our stay is the host, Miss Eva and her family (and staff)."
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||9.1|
|Distance to city center||0.2 Km|
|Nearest airport||Sibulan Airport (DGT)|
|Distance to airport||25.5 km|
Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM. 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.
Oslob Malonzo Pension House is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Oslob Malonzo Pension House 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, Oslob Malonzo Pension House has a car park that's close to the resort. Parking is free for guests.
Oslob Malonzo Pension House does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"The hostel is near to some important spots also the main Street."
October 19, 2018
"Kindly staff and provide many information for us!"
July 18, 2018
"The place is really nice, clean and comfortable."
May 17, 2018
Built in 2008, Oslob Malonzo Pension House is a distinct addition to Cebu and a smart choice for travelers. The excitement of the city center is only 0.2 Km away. Also within easy reach are Oslob Distric Hospital, Tumalog Falls, Oslob Whale Shark Watching.
Oslob Malonzo Pension House offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park.
Step into one of 4 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, desk which can be found in some rooms. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as garden to make your stay truly unforgettable. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Oslob Malonzo Pension House hits the spot in many ways.
"As per other reviews, this little pension house is extremely..."
August 5, 2019
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
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A night of rest on our way back to whale watch and visit waterfalls”
We were very happy with our choice to spend the night at Oslob Malonzo Pension House to sleep close to the whale sharks in Oslob. We had a long drive from Cebu airport, but it was so nice to be welcomed by the family running the Pension House. It was like an oasis when we arrived. The woman who welcomed us (I wish I could remember her name) was so sweet and introduced us to her children who quickly grabbed all of our luggage to get us easily settled in to relax for a bit after our very long drive. The Pension house had arranged for our transportation by contacting a driver and getting a fair price for us from the airport to the Pension house, pickup and tour to the whale sharks, waterfalls and canyoneering the second day and drop off at our new hotel and then to the airport on the 3rd day. The kind woman running the Pension house even escorted us and held my 80 year old mothers arm as we walked to the delicious street food a couple of blocks away to eat Philippine bbq. Hospitality!!!
Friendly Owners- Go Out of Their Way to Help”
This may sound like a strange introduction, but please read on and you will understand why I have rated this hotel so highly. We did not get to stay at Malonzo Pension House at all during our trip due to ferries being cancelled from Dumaguete because of rough seas. However, on the Monday we were meant to check out, the ferries were running, so we decided to travel there to do the whale shark encounter. On the way there, I decided to contact the owner, Eva, and tell her that we were coming for the day. To my surprise, she agreed to meet us at the whale shark briefing centre. When we met she was extremely warm and friendly. She organised the whale shark encounter and even got us all local prices. Afterwards we had breakfast together and she accompanied me souvenir shopping and got discounts for us there too. She invited us back to the hotel where she introduced us to the rest of her family and showed us the facilities and rooms. This is why I can honestly comment on them. We had hired a tricycle driver for the day and, to our surprise, Eva paid him without us knowing. Obviously, we had paid for the room through Agoda and lost our booking, but Eva did not have to do any of these things for us. I would thoroughly recommend Malonzo Pension House if you are intending to stay at Oslob. It was recommended to us by a friend, who also had a great experience.
The best Hotel in Oslob”
I can't say enough good things about the Oslob Malonzo Pension House. The owners of this hotel are the nicest, friendliest and most accommodating people you will ever meet. They will do whatever it takes to make their customers happy. My wife and I arrived in Oslob at 3:00AM. One of the locals was kind enough to take us to the hotel when we got off the bus in Oslob. The owners woke up and showed us to our room, even though we weren't scheduled to arrive until much later that day. They didn't even charge us for arriving at such an inconvenient hour, but when we checked out, I insisted on paying extra because of there generosity and exceptional hospitality. They asked us about our plans, and helped us re-arrange our schedule so we could get some much needed rest. They served a great breakfast according to our schedule and provided transportation to our activities and helped arrange everything according to our needs and whatever activities we had planned. If you are planning a trip to Oslob, you will not find a better place to stay during your visit. I was overwhelmed by their kindness and how helpful they were. They also serve a nice breakfast, lunch and dinner, or you can provide your on food and they will let you prepare it.
An oasis! ”
We came to Oslob to see the whale sharks. That was our main purpose to come to Philippines overall. First we went to Donsol, but there were no whale sharks. Then we learned about Oslob - the place where whale sharks are fed by the fishermen. Without even thinking we hed to Oslob. We flew to Cebu from Boracay and took a bus from Cebu to Oslob. After 3 hour trip by bus we came to Oslob. It was after sunset and already dark. We weren't really happy with the place we get off the bus - the town of Oslob, it was more like a little village, than a town. But when we found the Malonzo Pension House we couldn't believe our eyes - it was a miracle! Great place with a garden, beautiful room, wi-fi and extremely kind and welcoming hosts! Next morning the host took us on his nice jeep to the place where we had an AMAZING opportunity to swin with amazing wild creature - the whale shark. And it cost a few pesos. We were delighted with just one night stay in this amazing place!
Great value for your bucks”
My stay was the best that I've had in the Philippines and that is saying something. The hostess went out of her way to make certain my stay and that of other guests was a pleasure. When I got sick, she got me medication and regularly checked in on how I was feeling, and insisted that we would go to the doctor together if I didn't get better. Try getting that anywhere else. When I left, she personally accompanied me to the road and stopped the bus that I needed and told the driver where I had to get off. Oh, and when I was sick, she made a fruit meal that was excellent. Seriously, this is true value for your money and I can warmly recommend Oslob Malonzo Pension House. Oh, a reviewer talks about the noise of the roosters? Guess what? That is to be expected when travelling in developing countries. A pair of earplugs go a long way in that case. Personally, I think it is all part of the charm. What else? I signed up for the whalewatching via the hostess and for a 1000 PHP I was picked up and driven to the whalewatching, had 30 min with the whales, and was driven back. What is not to like?
Our stay at the Oslob Malonzo Pension House”
It was really a pleasant stay at the Oslob Malonzo Pension House. We arrived late at night and the owner, Eva, guided us to a restaurant to have food. The room was great and so was breakfast. They organised for us a driver to the Whale Sharks and Waterfalls and gave us many tips and advice. My boyfriend and my mother also enjoyed their stay at the Oslob Malonzo Pension House. It's a charming place and the service is great.
nice little pension house in oslob poblacion”
We are a travelling couple, staying for one nite at Oslob for whaleshark watching the morning next day. Malonzo Pension House is cute little pension house in the town of Oslob, owned and run by a very hospitable local family. My husband had problems with his legs after completing 42k marathon in Kawasan Falls. Mom Eva was quick to offer ground floor family room in exchange to the standard double bed room due on the second floor already prepared for us. Breakfast is included with options of American, continental or Filipinos, all tasted good. Rooms and surrounding are sparkling clean. To go whale-watching, you have to drive 15min away but the pension can help you organize transport. If you don't feel like driving 15min, you can also stay around the whale-watching area but there is not much going on there just resorts. If you are staying overnite in oslob, much better to stay in oslob town to have options for dining and access to shops / minimarts in case you need one. The 15min driev is not that long and the ride has magnificent view overlooking the ocean
Great Value and Location!”
MALONZO PENSION HOUSE is a delightful place to stay, when coming for the Whale Sharks of Oslob. The number of rooms has steadily grown over the last 2-3 years, ever with an eye to maintaining the GOOD quality of furnishings and cleanliness of the rooms. Eva, the owner, is an exceptional hostess, as well as having current info re the Whale Sharks, Tumalog Falls, and transportation within the area. A breakfast is available-- which she suggests folks have after going to the Whale Shark activities. They also have a small assortment of snacks, candies, and sodas. There is a small, compact, attractive garden. Picnic-style tables are available in the covered reception area for outside dining at Breakfast time, of if folks bring their own prepared food. The beds are comfy for sleeping, the AC is effective and welcomed, the shower has HOT water, a small balcony is available for a chair, and there is free WiFi. Convenience stores, fast food, and street vendors are a short stroll away, along the main highway. The neighborhood is quiet, in general, although there are a lot of roosters nearby! An assortment of room sizes is available: Double, Triple, and Family. I would most definitely recommend Malonzo Pension House to all travelers!
We arrived very late in Oslob since our flight got delayed several times so it was a relief to find the owners waiting up for us, and very efficiently and quickly assigning us to our rooms and attending to our needs so that we could catch up on rest. The rooms are relatively big, spacious and most importantly - cool and clean. Though the bathrooms were a bit small, they were very clean and I really appreciated the partition/shower curtain that kept the toilet/sink area dry. The owners and staff are quick to offer services, but are not intrusive. We were delighted to find breakfast waiting for us when we got back from our whale shark encounter. They obviously have a good service orientation, and they anticipate their clients' needs. The place suited our purposes since we just needed a good place to sleep, but I imagine that families with young children would look for a beachfront, which the place does not have. Plus, the garden while delightful, does get hot later in the morning so breakfast can be a bit uncomfortable. We loved our stay though and we appreciated getting value for our money. We will definitely be back at Malonzo Pension House.
WOW, we did not expect this at all!! :D”
We really wanted to visit Oslob for the whale sharks, we decided to book one night in order to be in a good shape in the morning. We took the bus from South station in Cebu and told the driver to let us know when we arrived to Oslob and Julie's bake shop. From here it was a 2 minute walk to the pension house. This is probably one of the best places we have stayd at during our 3 week long vacation in the Phil. The staff is VERY helpful with everything. The rooms are big, nice beds (big beds, that is not something you can find everywhere in the Phil.) The Shower was great!!! The Staff, we were so surprised over how helpful the staff was, the lady (owner) she helped us with everything. Transportation to the whale shark, to the waterfall +++. We were planning to visit Bohol as our next destination, originally we were planning to either take the bus back to Cebu and then take the ferry. The owner made some calls, and we could take a boat from Oslob do Panglao (bohol) which saved us for more than 6 hours travel time!!! We would definitely stay here again, it is really worth it. You will be at the whale shark point early without any other tourists!!! Thank you very much for a PERFECT stay
Our room is clean, simple and comfortable. 10min driving distance from whale watching.”
After taking fast craft boat from Alona beach to oslob(about 2.5 hrs), it only takes you 3 minutes to takes tutu from oslob quartel beach to malonzo pension house. (6min for walking distance I think) Walking distance to main road, easy to find all the beautiful places!!! Host is really nice and friendly to all the guests, as for my questions about one day tour or car rental pricing, their answers are very informative!!! very enjoy our night here, if your are looking for a simple room for one night stay, this is quite enough! ATTENTION: no hairdryer , the flow of water is small.
Highly recommended! Feels like home. The owners and staff are very warm to their guest.”
Malonzo Pension house is just a walking distance from Oslob Public Market. We arrived at 1130pm but since it was raining hard we could not walk immediately reached the Pension house. Good thing some locals helped us contact the owner. We checked in almost midnight and the owners still welcomed us. We appreciate the honesty store because there was some noodles ready. The price are very reasonable too.
We stayed here for 2 nights. The owners helped us with our whale shark watching transportation with a low cost. The tourist spots are near. Some are walking distance and a 15-20 min ride. The staffs are very accomodating and the room is very neat. They treated us a delicious dinner on the dining area because it was fiesta at that time. They are very kind and welcoming. This is one of the best place we have stayed. No regrets. I Highly recommend this to every travelers. Thank you to the owners and staffs of Oslob Malonzo Pension House. We will definitely come back again.
This place is amazing!!”
Oslob Malonzo Pension House located near 1-3 min walk Oslob public market which is a place where the bus from Cebu stop by. The owners and staffs is very nice, if you have any question just ask them they will give you an information you need. And if you want to go to tourist attractions like whale shark watching, Sumilon island, Tumalog fall, etc. all you need to do is just tell staffs and they will arrange it for you. The room is nice and clean!. ** in the morning water is barely working so you should fill the water at night, they prepared the bucket for you in the bathroom **
Excellent value for the money”
This pension house is about a 15 minute ride to the whale watching center and also less than an hour to the beautiful Tumalog Falls. I would highly recommend this hotel because the owners are really hospitable - Ms. Eva even accompanied us to the nearby restaurant because we got in a little late in the evening from Cebu City. During the time we were there, we had a chance to look at 3 of the rooms and choose one that we preferred. They were all equally clean and beautiful. The rooms and bathrooms were some of the cleanest and cutest that we've ever stayed at in Southeast Asia. The entire property is very well maintained, you could tell that the owners cared a lot about giving their guests the best value for their money and more than that, an amazing experience in Oslob. They can also provide you with transportation to the whale shark center and Tumalog Falls (a must when visiting Oslob) at a very affordable rate. We paid less than US$10 total for 2 people which was more convenient and faster than using the tricycle. Overall this place is a great value for the money.
A wonderful stay with a brilliant family ”
The end of a wonderful trip to Cebu, our school group were treated to such wonderful hospitality and kindness by the Malonzo family. From a tour through the markets, advise on the range of activities, assistance for transportation and time to help us learn about the history of the area, our group loved every moment of our short stay at the Malonzo Pension House. Truly a gem in Cebu, we wish them every success and look forward to returning this year.
Oslob was lovely and so was Malonzo. He retired here after 42 years with coca cola as a logistics professional. Oslob was his last posting and he thought, it's nice here, I'll just stay. Which is what you will think too. Friendly staff organized transport for whale sharks watching and a trip to the falls. They recommended we stroll the heritage park which is a 5 min walk from the pension. Glad we did at the end of the day. Beautiful and so great for people watching. Museum also interesting. When we left Malonzo personally took us to the bus and waited with us then told the conductor to help us transfer in Bato. Another staff member turned up on a bike with water for us! Did I mention our breakfast in the garden was perfect?!
Very clean and friendly accommodating owners. ”
First time in Olsob. The malonzo pension house is a very comfortable and clean place to stay. The rooms are small but very clean. Shower and wifi worked well. The owners and staff were fantastic. They helped us book our day trips to the whales sharks and waterfalls and really did a great job in accommodating our every need. I would recommend the malonzo for any traveller. Please be aware that in Olsob you can't use foreign bank cards in the ATM and cash only in restaurants and hotels. Nearest cash machine for foreign cards is 30 minutes drive away. So take plenty of cash with you.
I only stayed overnight in this Pension and planning to extend my stay for another night but things change in my itinerary so I need to get back to Cebu City that time. I really have an awesome and amazing stay in this Pension. The owner help me with my whale shark watching and Sumilon Day Tour at a reasonable price. Kuya Vanny the driver, is also approachable that he even take me to Tumalog Falls. Since I am a Backpacker, I feel like my room is spacious and it is in the 2nd floor. If your carrying a luggage you may want to asks assistance carrying them, as the stair is narrow. It has TV, cable & AC. My room is clean and the bathroom has enough water. But my overall experience with this Pension is incomparable. The owner/family is engage with their guest. FYI, it is ok to walk along the road within the vicinity you'll find a bakeshop which sells for P5-P10/bread, a barbeque place where you can try filipino food for like P8-P15/stick. This place is situated in the town proper. You can also asks the owner for directions. Will surely stay in this Pension next time I visit Oslob.
Pleasant stay with a pleasant team!”
It was a pleasant stay. We had everything sorted out. We were worried that nobody was around if we arrived late at night and also wanted to arrange for our whale shark swimming the next morning. But, Mr. Malonzo himself and his team were there to greet us when we arrived and help to arrange for transportation to Oslob Whale Shark Swimming at 6am. They also prepared breakfast for us(at a small fee). When we checked out and wanted to get to the bus station and probably looked a bit confused, Mr. Malonzo was kind enough to show us the way AND accompanied us to the bus station until we finally got on the bus. That's an extra value added service to us that we appreciate very much. Overall, we'd recommend Oslob Malonzo Pension House to anyone heading down to Oslob :)
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!