Seafari Resort Oslob

Cuancua-ay, Tanawan, Oslob, Oslob, Cebu, Philippines, 6025 - See map
3-star Resort
6.8
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Seafari Resort Oslob

"anyway nice stay especially with breathtaking view on sea."

STEPHANIE - March 30, 2019

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Magellan's Cross 107.69 km
Basilica De Sto. Nino 107.79 km
Colon Street 107.83 km
Fort San Pedro 107.85 km
Yap Sandiego Ancestral House 108.36 km
Casa Gorordo Museum 108.47 km
Ayala Center Cebu 110.13 km
Temple of Leah 110.23 km
Taoist Temple 110.78 km
Tops Lookout 113.93 km
Nearby landmarks
Oslob Whale Shark Watching 1.4 km
Tumalog Falls 4.15 km
Cuartel Ruins (Museo Oslob) 7.8 km
Oslob Distric Hospital 8.22 km
Sibulan Airport 18.12 km
Boljoon Municipal Health Office 20.26 km
Tingko Beach 26.87 km
Mercado's Peak 36.41 km
Julio Cardinal Rosales Memorial Hospital 36.53 km
Dr Ildefonso Alcantara Memorial Hospital 36.54 km
7.1

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Very good location
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Very good service
7.4 rating for service
Good cleanliness
6.7 rating for cleanliness
Good comfort
6.3 room quality and comfort
Good facilities on premise
6.2 facilities on premise

Organising for a whale shark diving, this was very good & no hassles & very close to resort.

John | January 6, 2020

Seafari resort is very well located at Oslob for whale sharks attraction and Sumilon island.

STEPHANIE | March 30, 2019

Beautiful view, nice swimming pool, has its own beach, staff was very helpful and friendly.

Becky | December 30, 2019

The resort is quite beautiful, the room was clean, the common areas were good.

Gordon | March 9, 2020

it is a beautifully designed resort with friend staff and a good restaurant.

Clarence L. | November 29, 2019

Cliffside location with magnificent views and amazing rooms for the price.

Kenneth | August 22, 2019

  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Hot tub

  • Sauna

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Value for money6.6
Distance to city center125.9 km
Location rating7.1
Nearest airportSibulan Airport (DGT)
Distance to airport18.1 km

Rooms available at Seafari Resort Oslob

Apartment Type C - 4 Persons
Apartment Type C - 4 Persons
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  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed and 1 bunk bed
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Apartment - Type B
Apartment - Type B
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 king beds and 1 sofa bed
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King Studio with Sofa Bed
King Studio with Sofa Bed
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
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Family Suite with Balcony
Family Suite with Balcony
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  • Room size: 64 m²/689 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Superior Family Room
Superior Family Room
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds or 1 queen bed
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
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  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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Beachfront Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • Beach view
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Seafari Resort Oslob?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00PM. 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 Seafari Resort Oslob?

Seafari Resort Oslob 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 4500 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 Seafari Resort Oslob 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, Seafari Resort Oslob has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the resort.

What is the smoking policy at Seafari Resort Oslob?

Seafari Resort Oslob does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Seafari Resort Oslob

  • 6.4
    Good

    "Beach side and high place with nice view."

    TAKAYUKI

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    February 12, 2020

  • 8.0
    Very good
    Staff 

    "The staff was friendly and professional."

    Gordon

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    March 9, 2020

  • 8.8
    Excellent

    "Food from the restaurant was good too."

    Becky

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    December 30, 2019

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Overall rating:
6.8
Good
805 reviews
Cleanliness
6.7
Facilities
6.2
Location
7.1
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The restaurant has good food and good variety.
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More about Seafari Resort Oslob

Located in the lovely area of Oslob, Seafari Resort Oslob enjoys a commanding position in the nature, beaches, sightseeing hub of Cebu. Set 125.9 km from the excitement of the city, this 3-star hotel commands an excellent location and provides access to the city's biggest attractions. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At Seafari Resort Oslob, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like daily housekeeping, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service.

Seafari Resort Oslob is home to 10 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, clothes rack, linens, sofa, towels. The hotel's hot tub, outdoor pool, spa, massage, garden are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Whatever your purpose of visit, Seafari Resort Oslob is an excellent choice for your stay in Cebu.

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5.2
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"The rooms are big, nice same with the beds."

arlene

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May 7, 2019

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Cuisine:Local
Menu:Buffet

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Cleanliness6.7
Facilities6.2
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8.4
Excellent
Gemmalyn from Philippines
Group
Beachfront Studio Apartment
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Very nice resort!”

We stayed for 3 days and 2 nights at the seafari resort - and I must say that our stay in this place is the highlight of our Cebu trip. The resort is situated near the Oslob Whale Watching so location wise - it's really good. However, you need to go down through these loooong stairs before you can get to the rooms. But it's pretty good for exercise lol. When we went there, the waves are too strong so we weren't able to swim there, but they have pools and a jacuzzi that are over looking the sea! What we really like about the place are the food! We think the price for the food was worth it since the servings are in big portions and the chef is commendable for the delicious dishes that they served. We also appreciate their helpful staffs, they even carry our luggages from our room up to the lobby area and vice versa! But our fave is Ate Jona - she is very welcoming, very knowledgeable about the resort's amenities and she also gave us tips on how to enjoy the rest of trip in Cebu.

Reviewed April 08, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Evelyn from Philippines
Couple
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in March 2014

Wonderful”

Beach, friendly staff, food

My husband and I had a wonderful stay in this resort! 3 hours away from the busy city was worth it. Very affordable with free breakfast, attentive and friendly staff, a quiet and relaxing place to stay, the room was big enough for us, nice swimming pools and most of all the beach! The sea is very clear. You can go snorkeling or diving. They also offer boat ride for free going to the whale sharks which is only 5-10 mins away. You can see the whole view from the entrance since their main resort is downhill. Their stairs is very tiring though especially if you're not an athlete but trust us, it's all worth it! We would definitely come back! Please also like their facebook page, Seafari Resort! You can see more pictures and of course our pictures are also there. Thanks to the awesome staff and owner. :)

Reviewed March 05, 2014
9.7
Exceptional
Stephanie from Canada
Solo traveler
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

Relaxing and well-located”

location, pool, food

If you plan on going whale watching in Oslob and need a home base, this is an excellent choice. In fact, if you don't mind staying in one spot just to relax for several days, this fits the bill. There is no 'town' in the area, so you'd have to be satisfied with sticking around the resort and not going out to restaurants,etc. The food here was excellent, there are three pools, plenty of loungechairs, and a beach that is great for snorkeling. In fact, we saw whale sharks swim right by the shore of our hotel both days we stayed. The hotel also has a boat shuttle that takes you to the whale shark viewing area in the morning.

Reviewed January 27, 2015
7.3
Very good
Angelique from Philippines
Group
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

Hotel with a good view”

location, view and the staff

My friends and I enjoyed our stay at Seafari Resort because of the following: a. friendly and accommodating staff - they helped us rearrange our itinerary b. location - near the whale shark watching, a few minutes ride to the beautiful church of oslob and ihaw ihaw area; located at the main street; not recommended to elders and families with children because of the long stairways; spacious room; nice infinity pool, c. food - ok but dinnner meals are little bit expensive; a lot of yummy breakfast choices that is included in the room rate; they charge corkage fees. Will definitely recommend this to others.

Reviewed December 19, 2014
8.0
Excellent
CRISTINE from Philippines
Group
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Had a good stay :)”

We had a good stay at Seafari. You just need like 200 steps down from the gate, kinda' tiring though. :) But the view from up is just awesome. They have pools which I really like. And the view of the beach from the hotel is just perfect. What I like about it is it's near the whaleshark watching place. Nearby resort is the tan-awan, which is also cool. The room was okay. The food is just a bit expensive though. There are some power interruptions when we stayed. The staffs are very accomodating and friendly. The price of the hotel is more expensive, compared to the nearby hotels. All in all, I'd like to stay in this resort again1 :)

Reviewed November 09, 2016
7.7
Very good
Edison from Philippines
Group
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in February 2015

Get ready to do some cardio!”

great location, food was great but a bit expensive

You are not allowed to bring any type of drink our food inside, so prepare to pay for their in-house menu, a little bit pricey though. The taste was quite alright. The location was great, they will provide a free transfer to the whale shark encounter area, which is just a 5 minute motorbike ride from the resort. It is very near Tumalog falls, hire a motorbike to take you there. The only challenge is going up their staircase, get ready to do some cardio. The small infinity pool was clean, rooms are a bit old but kept generally clean, the beds were comfortable, the television reception was intermittent, air-con if working fine, try to go to the beach and swim in the blue waters! Tell the bus driver to drop you off at Seafari, it just along the highway, and simply catch a bus back to Cebu. Overall, it was a great stay!

Reviewed February 09, 2015
7.2
Very good
Elvin from Taiwan
Couple
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

Listen to your staff”

Hey Mr. Owner, You need to listen to your staff. They know what they are talking about. But first let's get to the good. The location is fantastic, the water is clear and the best part was the neighboring beach was great and you can just walk over from Seafari. Being able to go from the ocean to the pool is great as well. The room was clean, the overall area was clean. So, why am I giving a bad review? Your food prices are terrible. You charge 150pesos for your choice of noodles, and then charge 200 pesos for the carbonara sauce, which is most likely a can of mushroom soup. 350 pesos for a plate of pasta, that is not made from scratch and coming from a place that is not a luxury resort? That seems a bit much. Not to mention the fact that everything from the kitchen was very slow. I asked your staff why is the pricing like this? They said that they tried to tell the owner not to do this, but he wouldn't listen. The worst part of all this, is that their contract stipulates that you are not to bring in outside food. But the prices of the food at the hotel are ridiculous! And many times, the items were out of stock. Many times, I wanted a nice fruit shake to relax by the pool, but the fruits were finished. So, what to do? I'm not allowed to bring in food, but the food is overpriced and many times out of stock. So, I'm forced to climb up the stairs (which didn't bother me, but my wife found it hard) and go to a nearby place (brumini resort area had great pizza), that had way cheaper food and eat there. I just want to enjoy an apple that doesn't cost triple the price at the market, or is at least fresh (as one time the watermelon at breakfast was overripe), is that too much to ask? You threaten a penalty for bringing outside food on the premises. How am I supposed to enjoy my hotel stay at this place, when the food is not being enjoyed here and is enjoyed elsewhere. Listen to your staff, change your pricing plans, otherwise, I find it very hard to recommend this pl

Reviewed April 27, 2016
9.0
Exceptional
Marilou from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Fan Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

An experience of a lifetime. ”

Friendly staff, accommodating and good food.

We stayed at Seafari as a big group with the whole family old and young. The steep steps down towards the hotel may not be for the faint hearted but my Senior Citizens were game. The paradise as we arrived down the cliff was worth it. A trip on a Banka/small paddle boat was used to go back to reality for those who could not manage the steps back.

Reviewed September 03, 2014
7.2
Very good
STEPHANIE from France
Solo traveler
Beachfront Studio
Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

Simple hotel with amazing view ”

Seafari resort is very well located at Oslob for whale sharks attraction and Sumilon island. Amazing view on sea and from top, but not recommended to older people due to difficult stairs. Staff is nice and smilling, but not well informed or managed and we needed to ask many times the things and to check if were done. Also every little thing you ask must me paid in addition (extra pillow, kettle...). But anyway nice stay especially with breathtaking view on sea.

Reviewed March 30, 2019
9.0
Exceptional
Nicolas from Switzerland
Couple
Family Air Conditioning (4 adults)
Stayed 1 night in February 2014

Great location, nice place, comfortable”

1000s of steps, best fitness ever, nice view and shore access

Seafari Resort we visited 2nd time and as always, loved it. Very nice area, well maintained, constant upkeep and additions.

Reviewed August 20, 2014
7.0
Very good
SALIMI from Singapore
Family with young children
Family Air Conditioning (4 adults)
Stayed 1 night in September 2014

Good view”

The view, the facilities and friendly staff

The hotel is located approximately between the whale shark viewing and Tumalog waterfall. You can take a bus from South Terminal Bus in Cebu City to Oslob and the journey is about 3hr30mins. The moment you reach Oslob just get prepare to alight after the Tumalog waterfall sign and watch out for Seafari sign on the left. The only problem with this hotel is that you need to climb about 200 steps. But the hotel staff will be glad to carry your luggage.

Reviewed September 18, 2014
8.0
Excellent
DAVID from United States
Couple
Standard Fan Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2014

We were comfortable.There for Whale Shark tour.”

Being right next to the sea drinking a beer or eating dinner or just hanging. The food was decent and not way overpriced. Staff were nice and not rude.

We went there for the Whale Shark thing. Last year we stayed at the Triple B's in Alcoy. I liked this much more except for the travel in and out of the hotel. The pool/dining/bar is only about 10 or so yards to the ocean. Yeah I know they are a little high for the area but we got a fan room and were ok. The net sucks but it is bad the farther you get from Cebu City. The food was pretty good and not too overpriced plus your sitting right next to the water. We both enjoyed our dinner. The beer definitely could be a lot colder but I'm American and that's how most of us like drinking our beers. When I go back to Oslob I am sure I will stay there again. Just hope they have some kind of lift put in and they crank the fridge up some.

Reviewed May 03, 2014
8.8
Excellent
Erica from Australia
Couple
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

Perfect location to visit the Whale Sharks”

Amazing view but be warned the hotel is on a cliff face so you will need to climb a number of stairs (6 flights) . They may be able to place your luggage on a zip line but if you have knee issues etc and cannot climb stairs, this may not be the place for you. The resort is only 1km from the whale sharks so you are able to walk down or catch their free shuttle at 6:30. I would recommend walking as we arrived at 6 and there was already a large group of tourists lining up. I loved the view from the resort, looking straight out into the ocean and offering three swimming pools. The resort restaurant is reasonably priced (though you can get the same meal down the road for cheaper ) and the breakfast was delicious.

Reviewed February 13, 2017
6.4
Good
Ariel from United States
Solo traveler
Beachfront Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

Bed bugs, food poisoning, and salty food, not so friendly staff”

Bed bugs, yes, my body was covered with 25+ bites. Not mosquito bites, but red welts close to each other. Food poisoning from shrimp with white sauce and noodles. I was suffering by 1:00 am after dinning in restaurant. There is no other place to eat in this area. After I told the staff of the food poisoning, the staff member did not question me or acknowledge of the warning to other guest. I ordered brochette for appetizers and got bread with meat sauce. This was my third trip to Seafari and previously loved the resort as it is close to the whale shark adventure. However, I will not be returning again. Sad as the past staff members were nice and always enjoyed the food. Staff did not care or friendly and no one was in charge on the resort. Last, lots of construction on the resort. Very noisy with all the hammering and band saws noises.,..good bye forever Seafari.

Reviewed April 01, 2017
9.0
Exceptional
Paul from United States
Couple
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

wonderful views”

The location to the whale shark watching the staff and food were the best things

We had a wonderful time while we were there. We almost did not visit this resort because of the reviews posted earlier. The stairs down were a little long 240 steps but they were good exercise as well.The food was delightful. The staff went out of their way to see that we were comfortable. Our table was always ready for us and all the dishes were spotless. The beer needed to be more cold. On request the beer was chilled dpwn in a freezer. We can't wait for our next trip.

Reviewed September 13, 2014
8.7
Excellent
TRACY from Australia
Group
Family Air Conditioning (4 adults)
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

Resort on the side of a cliff”

The view & the food

We loved our stay. The view was fantastic and staff were friendly. The small resort is on the side of a cliff and you have 240 steps to climb if you want to go anywhere. You are a little isolated but staff will organize transport to the nearby Whale Shark viewing and the waterfalls in the area. The dining /pool area was nice and relaxing and you can walk along the beach. A small breakfast is included in the room price and you must pre-order your dinner if you wish to eat at their restaurant, remembering there isn't anything else much around. The food was very good though and 1 night they did a BBQ buffet music night on the beachfront which was nice. Because it is so isolated I would only recommend staying here a maximum of 2 nights and move on. PS: The young guys will carry your luggage up and down the 240 steps for you but it's very hard work so please tip them well :-) We enjoyed our stay, thanks.

Reviewed January 13, 2015
7.3
Very good
Jonathan from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

Oslob Whale Shark Watching Trip”

Friendliness and helpfulness of Staff and Owner, Proximity to Whale Shark Watch area, quality and selection of food

Our stay at Seafari was great. The highlight was the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff and owner. We were lucky enough to be driven to and from the resort by the owner, Leo. He is a wealth of information and was very entertaining the whole time. Rest of the staff was very nice too. Steps are a little daunting, but the view is awesome and the staff is super helpful hauling luggage up and down the stairs.

Reviewed February 01, 2015
8.4
Excellent
Joseph from Philippines
Group
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in June 2016

Good place”

Seafari is a good place worth your money. Only down side is the many steps of stairs you have to go through just to get to the hotel from the main road and vice versa.

Reviewed June 29, 2016
8.0
Excellent
Joy from Philippines
Group
Family Air Conditioning (4 adults)
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

OSLOB Trip C/o Seafari Resort”

LOCATION, POOL, Staff

I love the resort. Its near to all the tourist spots in OSLOB. Staffs are respectful. I just had problem with the 200+stairs. SO TIRING. lol Elevator please! and for the food, i think they need to improve their menu since bringing outside food is not allowed.

Reviewed February 06, 2015
6.0
Karen from Philippines
Family with teens
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Has a lot of room to improve”

Nice View, Waterfront, very low

Our family went to Oslob to swim with the Whale Sharks (Butanding) Seafari was the only hotel with 2 rooms when we were looking on Agoda. The rest were either 1 room left or no rooms at all. Seafari has a small frontage and a steep stair case down to the Rooms and Restaurant/ Reception... If you are afraid of heights then don't book here. I admit that I won't go back to the hotel as I am afraid of heights and I kept on hyper ventilating.

Reviewed January 03, 2015
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