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Food & Dining3
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8.5
Excellent
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Excellent location - 170 meters to the beach
Parking
FREE
  • Hundura Beach1.11 km
  • Tabinay Beach1.75 km
  • Sabang Beach2.32 km
  • Aninuan Falls2.36 km
  • Tamaraw Waterfalls3.03 km
  • White Beach6.49 km
  • Aninuan Beach6.99 km
  • Talipanan Beach8.24 km
  • Mt Malasimbo9.1 km
  • Tukuran Falls9.11 km
  • 4-star Resort

    Utopia Resort & Spa

    Palangan, Palangan, Puerto Galera, Philippines, 5203 - See map
    Wellness activities
    Spa & Beauty
    "Nice beaches in the area, management at the resort arranged a motorcycle for us at an affordable price so we were able to explore the island."
    Oliver - May 24, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 100% of guests
    Exceptional service
    9.0 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.9 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.8 facilities on premise
    • Airport transfer

    • 170 meters to the beach

    • Hot tub

    • Sauna

    • Breakfast [free]

    Cheaper than 66% of all properties in Puerto Galera in the last 24 hoursCompared to 196 Puerto Galera properties at Agoda for various dates
    Value for money8.6
    Distance to city center1 km
    Location rating8.5
    Nearest airportCalapan City Airport (CPP)
    Distance to airport27.0 km

    Rooms available at Utopia Resort & Spa

    8.6
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Sampaguita Suite
    Sampaguita Suite
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Lily Cottage B
    Lily Cottage B
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Harbor view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Lily Cottage A
    Lily Cottage A
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Harbor view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Rose Cottage A
    Rose Cottage A
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Orchid Suite A
    Orchid Suite A
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 king bed
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    Orchid Suite B
    Orchid Suite B
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    Suite
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      Cottage Room(Orchid,B)
      Cottage Room(Orchid,B)
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        Sampaguita
        Sampaguita
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          Cabana
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at Utopia Resort & Spa?

            Check-in is from 2:00 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.

            How do I get to Utopia Resort & Spa?

            Utopia Resort & Spa 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 PHP 12400. Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Utopia Resort & Spa has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Car parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the property.

            What is the smoking policy at Utopia Resort & Spa?

            Utopia Resort & Spa is not 100% smoke-free. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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            What people love about Utopia Resort & Spa

            • 9.6
              Exceptional

              "Got an upgrade to a bigger room which was a nice bonus"

              Nancy

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              December 27, 2018

            • 10.0
              Exceptional

              "The complimentary snacks and toiletries are useful."

              Joan

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              November 26, 2018

            • 9.6
              Exceptional
              Staff 

              "Nice staff and owner very present and helpful."

              Pupazan

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              December 10, 2018

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            Room comfort score
            8.6/10
            Review score - United States
            8.8/10
            Cleanliness score
            8.9/10
            Service score
            9.0/10
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            Overall rating:
            8.7
            Excellent
            151 reviews
            Cleanliness
            8.9
            Facilities
            8.8
            Location
            8.5
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            Breathtaking views, great food, amazing staff - what else co...
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            More about Utopia Resort & Spa

            Nestled in the heart of Palangan, Utopia Resort & Spa is an ideal spot from which to discover Puerto Galera. Only 1 km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Encenada Beach, Plaza Iluminada San Jose, Misereor Clinic.

            At Utopia Resort & Spa, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy car park, room service, restaurant, laundry service, coffee shop.

            Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, mini bar. The hotel's hot tub, sauna, outdoor pool, spa, massage are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Utopia Resort & Spa.

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            Food & Dining
            7 mentions
            Swimming Pool
            4 mentions
            Beach
            2 mentions

            What they offer

            9.6
            Exceptional

            "Nonetheless, everything is excellent, will definitely come b..."

            Joex

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            November 7, 2018

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            Reviews of Utopia Resort & Spa from real guests

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            8.7
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            Cleanliness8.9
            Facilities8.8
            Location8.5
            Room comfort and quality8.6
            Service9.0
            Value for money8.6
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            <6 Below Expectation (9)
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            9.6
            Exceptional
            lawrence from United States
            Couple
            Rose Cottage A
            Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

            welcome to utopia”

            My usual Puerto Galera haunt -- Amihan del Sol -- is undergoing major remodeling, so I had to take a chance on new accommodations for my holiday this past week and settled upon Utopia Resort and Spa. And I am extremely glad I did. The gregarious hands-on owner at Utopia has a grand design for his mountaintop slice of heaven, and it's realization is still in process, so construction is ongoing, but the muss and fuss is minimal and the extremely attentive staff, the surfeit of amenities and creature comforts already in place, and the impressive 270º views of mountains and seas, will leave you little cause to question that Utopia hasn't already fully earned its name. And did I mention that the food is excellent? And very reasonably priced--on a menu as expansive as the view; and served up by a staff as welcoming as the dining area. In fact, I predict you'll be feeling quite welcome all about the lovely grounds of Utopia. Mabuhay.

            Reviewed February 25, 2018
            9.3
            Exceptional
            dorin from Romania
            Couple
            Rose Cottage A
            Stayed 9 nights in January 2012

            a lovely new hotel in a great location”

            services,location,food

            we had the chance to stay in this beautifull new hotel for 9 nights and enjoyed every moment!Utopia hotel was opened in December,it is very clean and the owner paid attention to each single detail,the staff is very nice and helpful.We upgrated our room for a small extra fee and enjoyed the lovelly views from our terrace.The restaurant is very clean with lovely food and a wide range of drinks available,we would like to thank all the staff and of course the chieff Michelle and the cook Jimmy who also prepared for us some fresh seafood that we bought from the market.I would highly recommend the spa of this hotel. Utopia doesn't have yet it's own beach,but they are working on it and new developments are on the way.But you can enjoy the free transfers by minivan to Puerto Galera and Sabang any time you want,as well as to the small lovely beach ENCENADA that is near by(walking distance)

            Reviewed February 19, 2012
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Robert from United States
            Couple
            Rose Cottage A
            Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

            Secluded Hill-Top Boutique Resort with Beautiful Ocean Views and Personal Service ”

            First time stay for weekend get-away with Fiancé. If you want a tranquil and relaxed ambience with excellent service, while being within a 10-15 minute complimentary shuttle ride to area night life this is the place in the Puerto Galera/Sabang area. The management was very helpful in arranging a private snorkeling and beach hopping day trip as well as providing information on local sites of interest and entertainment. Pleasantly surprised with the extensive menu of great food including gourmet dishes. Oh, and the frozen margaritas were among the best I’ve had in the Philippines. Very comfortable stand-alone cottage style rooms provided enhanced privacy. Our upgraded three-level accommodation had a large mid-level terrace overlooking the ocean, modern split-type remote control air conditioning that could get very cold if you wanted it to, and a very comfortable queen size bed with nice linens. If we had more time we would have taken advantage of their very reasonably priced spa services. The entire staff provided excellent service, from the time they picked us up at the ferry landing (resort shuttle was waiting for us) till the moment they dropped us off 2 days later. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend.

            Reviewed May 10, 2016
            9.0
            Exceptional
            George from United States
            Solo traveler
            Orchid Suite A
            Stayed 4 nights in September 2015

            Beautiful Sights”

            Awesome staff, great services, stunning scenery

            The resort is set up on the top of a mountain, 5 mins from Puerto Galera and Sabang Beach. The scenery is breathtaking. You can see three different bays from Utopia. Beautiful sunsets! All staff members are awesome. Service is five stars. They also offer arrangements for trips, rentals, etc. Very accommodating and very helpful staff. They have drivers and vans ready anytime to drive you anywhere in the area for free. My second time there and loved it again.

            Reviewed September 29, 2015
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Nathan from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Rose Cottage A
            Stayed 1 night in January 2013

            A true 5 star establishment, outstanding!”

            excellent friendly service, quiet location, amazing views, restaurant food was outstanding, SPA was very cheap, rooms met a 5 star standard, free flow cocktail happy hour

            for the price of a night in utopia we were blown away by the quality of the hotel, in particular the villa type rooms which surpassed all our hopes and expectations after three prior weeks of experiencing other hotels across the philippines. by far the best hotel of our trip, rooms were meticulously clean, and having worked in hotel managaement this isn't something i'll often say about a hotel. service was friendly, staff were always smiling and would go out of there way to help us or to answer any of our questions. food was outstanding, and both the food, drinks and minibar menu was of an excellent value. we didn't actually use the spa but the prices were very cheap! the only two minor complaints we had was that the red wine in the bar was kept in the fridge rather than at room temperature, and the shower in our room was a little too hot. these issues did nothing to compromise the experience of our stay though. a highly recommended place to stay especially for those looking for a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the town - the resort currently only has 7 villa type rooms which are scattered around giving each guest space and privacy - great for couples.

            Reviewed February 02, 2013
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Oliver from China
            Couple
            Orchid Suite B
            Stayed 1 night in April 2018

            Beautiful resort with amazing view!”

            My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at Utopia resort & Spa and I would definitely recommend it to other people. Its beautifully located with amazing views on the water in almost all directions. Nice beaches in the area, management at the resort arranged a motorcycle for us at an affordable price so we were able to explore the island. Definitely recommend staying here!

            Reviewed May 24, 2018
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Hoi from United Kingdom
            Group
            Lily Cottage A
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

            Paradise”

            Food, view, staff

            My friend and I stayed for two nights at Utopia, and it was superb. The food was great, staff were friendly and the view was also amazing. It was a little secluded, but was only a ten minute walk from the town where you can get some groceries like fruits, vegetables and other essentials. It wasn't safe to walk to town at night as the road had no street lights, but the area was rather safe! They helped pick us up from the Muelle port (make sure you give them a call as well as a text message though!) and also offered to drop us off at Sabang! The beaches weren't so great for swimming but were good for diving enthusiasts. My friend and I just hired a deck chair and stayed an afternoon to tan up a little. The room service/ restaurant was great, for breakfast you could choose from their menu, we had two breakfast and two dinners with Cafe Utopia and Bistro Utopia respectively. Breakfast was included with the room where you can choose from their breakfast menu. The coconut juice you order is really fresh, they pick the fruits every time you order it. - right from the tree! Food was delicious, the Sinigang and Bangus are both highly recommended by us! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would love to visit again! Thanks Utopia!!

            Reviewed April 05, 2015
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Joan from Philippines
            Couple
            Rose Cottage A
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

            Everything is perfect, highly recommended.”

            This is honestly the best resort we’ve been to in Puerto Galera. Breathtaking views, great food, amazing staff - what else could you ask for?! We originally booked the Rose cottage but they upgraded us to one of the Lily rooms because it has better views and no one’s booked it during our stay anyway. Yep, they’re that nice. There’s a shuttle service to and from the white beach for a minimal fee (almost similar to what you’d pay for tricycle). Wifi was having problems in our room but we don’t really mind as we can still use the wifi from the restaurant and it’s not like they’re ignoring the issue - they’re making efforts to fix it. The complimentary snacks and toiletries are useful. They gave us free ride to Muelle port after checkout. The only suggestion we have is it would be nice to have relaxing music (jazz maybe?) around the reception and restaurant area because it fits the scenery (we have nothing against Ariana Grande tho lol). Overall, 10/10 rating, this place is a gem. Super highly recommended.

            Reviewed November 26, 2018
            9.3
            Exceptional
            john from United States
            Couple
            Lily Cottage A
            Stayed 4 nights in October 2013

            Aptly named”

            1. Incredible room. 2. Great view. 3. Very good value for the money.

            First thing that happened is that we were given an unexpected upgrade to a fabulous villa with views of the ocean and Mt. Helat. Two floors, with a huge, high-ceilinged master bedroom up top. On the floor below, a TV viewing area, the bathroom, and a large deck looking out on the ocean, the mountain, and lush greenery below. The staff was unfailingly friendly and we were always made to feel at home. Free use of computers in the Utopia office was a very welcome feature. I would highly recommend the Utopia. It's a small, quiet resort in a setting that can fairly be called paradise. The hotel van is available to transport guests to nearby Sabang, for restaurants and nightlife. If the Utopia is tailor made for any one purpose, I'd say it's as an idyllic and romantic honeymoon retreat. Ask for the Lily Cottage A!

            Reviewed October 18, 2013
            9.0
            Exceptional
            William from United States
            Couple
            Orchid Suite A
            Stayed 5 nights in March 2016

            Tranquility and Paradise Combined”

            Location, View, Tranquility

            We had five days stay at Utopia in the middle of March. The staff were consistently friendly and pleasant. The food was all made to order and very fresh. On a few occasions the restaurant ran out of easy to stock items such a canned orange juice and pineapple juice. The cocktails from the bar were very good. Our room consisted of two floors with the bedroom on the top level and the living area and shower/toilet area on the ground floor. If you cannot handle steps keep this in mind as you will need to use stairs. The air conditioning was just enough to keep the room comfortable but if you prefer a room quite cool you are not likely to have enough cooling power. The shower was fine and we had no trouble with the hot water. I would have absolutely no qualm with staying at Utopia again. This is one of the more quiet resorts I have stayed at.

            Reviewed March 16, 2016
            9.3
            Exceptional
            Angelica from Philippines
            Family with teens
            Rose Cottage A
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

            So relaxing we extended our stay by another day!”

            Quiet, Clean, Attentive Staff

            My family booked 2 rooms - a Rose and a Lily. On the first day of our 3-day stay, we were upgraded to Orchid A and B, at no extra cost to us. The owner said it would be more convenient for us as these two rooms were adjacent to each other, and had a connecting door. The views from the Orchid Rooms were wonderful! There was a view of a bay on the east and another bay on the west. The rooms were clean and the beds were great. The staff were friendly, helpful and very attentive. They readily gave us suggestions on Puerto Galera places of interest. Best of all, the place was quiet and peaceful. No loud karaoke singing and rowdy guests. A perfect place for relaxation. Because of the wonderful experience, we even extended our stay by another day!

            Reviewed April 06, 2014
            10.0
            Exceptional
            michael from United States
            Couple
            Lily Cottage A
            Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

            Beautiful resort and service always with a smile”

            The view, the gorgeous cottage and the great employees that were wonderful.

            Our stay at the Utopia was awesome and everything more then i expected. Incredibly beautiful resort and the view is absolutely breath taking. All of the employees deserve a big raise cause they were all wonderful to us during our stay. The food was great and so was the owner. This place is definately a 5 star resort. We will be going back there next year for sure without a doubt. Believe me if anyone has a second thought about going here you wont. You will not regret staying at the Utopia. You will be thrilled you did stay here

            Reviewed November 15, 2012
            9.2
            Exceptional
            alan from United States
            Couple
            Rose Cottage A
            Stayed 4 nights in March 2018

            Great views. ”

            This is probably the best place in puerto galera i would highly recommend it staff is great the owner is wonderful to deal with and the views are spectacular they go out of their way to make you feel at home the food is great probably the best in Puerto Galera

            Reviewed April 01, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Anna from Philippines
            Couple
            Sampaguita Suite
            Stayed 1 night in October 2019

            Unforgettable experience”

            It was our second stay at Utopia, but at their restaurant we were many-many times. We stayed at the best room called Sampaguita, which have kitchen, terrace and even something like dressing room. Astounding view, amazing cleanliness, good breakfasts, not so expensive SPA - all of this made our weekend relaxing and glorious. We strongly recommend Aninuan Beach, where you can get by tricycle or motorbike.

            Reviewed October 22, 2019
            9.7
            Exceptional
            Raquel from Philippines
            Group
            Orchid Suite A
            Stayed 3 nights in April 2012

            "Great Hotel, Perfect Location, Great Service"”

            Great View, 5-Star Amenities

            the manager/owner and staff are very friendly and accommodating. the hotel is very clean and offers the best view in puerto galera. my stay was very relaxing. the hotel's location which is on a hill gives you a wonderful experience to watch the sun rises in the morning and the lovely sunset. i would definitely stay there again

            Reviewed April 12, 2012
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Kathlyn from Philippines
            Group
            Lily Cottage B
            Stayed 1 night in October 2019

            PRIVATE ESCAPE, PIECE OF PARADISE! ”

            We were picked up at Muelle Port by Ivan, our driver and it took only 5-15 min drive to the resort. I get to book the resort so my companion who just tagged along with me by the last minute doesn’t have any idea about how it looks like or what to expect so when we reached it he was busy taking photos here and there and we haven’t even checked in yet! hahah! first thing i felt was the warm, very welcoming ambiance of the place, the staff, the owner, Mr Kelvin, EVERYTHING! Some of the areas of the resort is under renovation during our stay though that’ll probably be the last thing you’ll notice. The food is AMAZING, the room is just perfect, i just wish they do have toiletries like mini soaps, toothbrush, and toothpaste which i was expecting for a 4 star resort. The pathway to the nearby beach is still under construction and it’s a bit of a hell going up especially it was raining a bit when we went back but other than that the view is all worth it. Did i mentioned that aside from the restaurant diners, we happened to be the only one who booked that day? We got the whole resort to ourselves! Mr. Kelvin got so many stories and interesting topics to share during meals. Very private, cozy and everything’s just so eco-friendly! Zero waste! The shared beach by the resorts around the area doesnt seem public at all, aside from the small store and few cottages, there was no one there by that time so we get to enjoy a couple of beers. Also, I happened to know through Ms. Tina, the ever so informative and kind receptionist that they do have service transfers to Sabang beach and around the city proper, and it’s absolutely free! I would surely be back, hopefully soon! ♥️

            Reviewed November 04, 2019
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Peter from New Zealand
            Couple
            Rose Cottage A
            Stayed 4 nights in July 2018

            A beautiful resort with great staff”

            Utopia Resort and Spa is superbly situated with spectacular views and lovely grounds. The accommodation is of high quality and the staff are friendly and attentive.

            Reviewed July 17, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Esther from Philippines
            Family with teens
            Orchid Suite A
            Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

            best resort evah!”

            The location being away from the city is the best. All thr peace and quiet you will need. The view from the resort was utterly breathtaking. The staff were very friendly, courteous and helpful.

            Fantastic! It was a wonderful experience. I made the perfect choice in getting this resort for out short trip. If we were to go back to Puerto Galera, I will definitely stay with them again.

            Reviewed May 04, 2015
            7.7
            Very good
            Lois from Hong Kong
            Group
            Sampaguita Suite
            Stayed 6 nights in December 2012

            Away from the busy center with an amazing view!”

            Breathtaking view, friendly staffs, away from all the noise!

            One of the more luxury, or perhaps one of the most luxury resorts in Puerto Galera. Sure it is not a five stars hotel, but it has a breathtaking view of the bay and the hills, big rooms, free happy hour between 5-6pm, free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free transportation to town, which takes about 10 minutes. Things to watch out: water pressure for the shower is not the best, it is a topical country, so it might have a few small bugs. It is not located in the town center, but there is a free private shuttle that takes you there as well as picks you up, and each trip is about 10 minutes. It is a great place to stay if you want to stay at a quiet and more luxury resort with a great view away from the noise and sleazy of town. Their staffs are friendly, so as the boss, who is very accommodating to meet your requests. Overall, a very lovely resort in PG Island.

            Reviewed January 08, 2013
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Rebecca from United Kingdom
            Family with young children
            Sampaguita Suite
            Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

            Beautiful hotel, stunning views - a great short br”

            Views, rooms, food

            We had a fabulous time at Utopia. We were travelling with our 3 month old daughter and all our requests (crib, baby bath and room service) were granted with a smile from the extremely friendly and helpful staff. The hotel has stunning views and is quiet - rare for the Philippines. The food was really good. They have a happy hour each evening with free local spirit cocktails snd snacks. A great hotel, which I'd recommend to anyone. It's not right on the beach but they offer free shuttles to Sabang and you can walk to other nearby beaches.

            Reviewed May 06, 2014
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