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... TLC but that's all. There was loads of storage space in the room. Behind the hotel was a building site when I was there,...
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... clean with comfy beds. We also enjoyed the balcony of our room where we have our nightly chit-chat about the day's...
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... friendly and attentive to any needs. I stayed in a superior room which was excellent; the air-con worked, the shower was hot,...
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Hi, I booked a room in your resort last year on Agoda, but wasn't able to go because of the typhoon. I am claiming for travel insurance now, and need your certification that I...
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Answer from hipporesort
Apr 2019 |
Hi there!I can't send you our email here because they won't allow it. But try to find our website by Googling "Hippocampus Beach R...
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travellers7406 wrote a review Apr 2016
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom61 contributions80 helpful votes
My first impression of Malapascua was 'where the hell do I sunbathe!?' The beach is just covered in boats, which is obviously not the fault of Hippocampus.

I hate seeing caged animals, and hated all the caged birds at Hippocampus. Very unnecessary, and something a few other guests said they were put off by too.

The managers there were lovely, as were everyone at the dive centre.

The food was good, slow service but good. Great menu. Extremely stroppy waitress, never polite and definitely no service with a smile!!!

I thought the restaurant, bar area and the rooms were wonderful. So beautifully decorated! All wooden, and I had beautiful wooden chairs on the balcony. My ensuite could have done with a bit of TLC but that's all. There was loads of storage space in the room.

Behind the hotel was a building site when I was there, but my lovely balcony faced the other direction so that was fine. No noise either, but I was up early everyday.

Nice atmosphere in the evening but as everyone's diving most people seemed to leave the bars pretty early. Which was great for me it meant I got a nice peaceful nights sleep.
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Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from hipporesort, Owner at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded Apr 12, 2016
Just let me say a few words regarding our "caged birds". In fact we keep a number of Nicobar pidgeons here, which I received from a Frenchman many years ago. We started with 4 birds. These beautiful and endangered pidgeons (they need small, forested and uninhabited islands with access to fruiting trees) are living in a well sized aviary and we are one of the few places, where they regularly breed. Over the years we have been able to raise more than a dozen chicks and given away 6 of them to another breeding centre in Subic Bay already. We even got acknowledged by the scientific director of one of the leading bird parks in the world (Walsrode in Germany), who actually braught us into contact with the guys in Subic. Shame that the commenting author did not approach me for a talk here in the resort.
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Lakwatsera007 wrote a review Aug 2013
Luzon, Philippines111 contributions48 helpful votes
We had a great stay here in Hippocampus Beach Resort. After the boat transfer from mainland Cebu to Malapascua Island, my friends and I have no idea where this resort was located. Good rhing that The locals are so accommodating and helpful. They lead us to the resort and gave some tips what to do around the island. The check-in process on the resort was also a breeze since we have already booked and paid the rooms via www.agoda.com. Our rooms are clean with comfy beds. We also enjoyed the balcony of our room where we have our nightly chit-chat about the day's adventure. The resort is nicely located. We actually did some resort hopping in terms of lunch-outs and dinner-outs. I have all praises about the resort except for their high priced menu. Overall, we had a great stay.
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Date of stay: August 2013
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Marcusdelaney82 wrote a review Nov 2016
Adelaide, Australia19 contributions6 helpful votes
Originally I was only going to stay for 8 nights on Malapascau and then move onto to another part of Philippines, however due to the outstanding way Hippocampus is run and the friendly nature of the place, I decided to spend my entire time on Malapascau and so extended my stay at Hippocampus.
Hippocampus is the sort of place that instantly makes you feel welcome and like a second home. All the staff are incredibly friendly and attentive to any needs.
I stayed in a superior room which was excellent; the air-con worked, the shower was hot, the toilet flushed and the bed was comfy, I could not have asked for anything more. The location is also great being 20m walk to the beach; there is nothing better than getting up after a big night and being able to jump straight in the water and go for a swim.
The bar at Hippocampus was also one of the best on the island. This is the sort of place where you call in for one drink on the way back to your room and next thing you know you’ve had 10. This is thanks to the friendly owners and the staff.
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded Nov 12, 2016
Hey Marcus! Thanks for the kind words about the place. It was a pleasure having you here and alot of fun chatting in the bar and hearing your stories. We hope to see you back again sometime in the near future :) All the best from the Hippocampus Team
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Kym N wrote a review May 2016
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Checked in last Valentine's day.
Food was great. Room was small but clean. Allowed us to early check in. Accommodating staff. Beach front. Happy hour on cocktails during sunset. Their beach has a great view of sunset while lying on their beanbags.
No hassle in check in and check out. Staff Encouraged us to pay them in cash since they're running out of cash for the staff's payday but paid them thru credit card with additional 10% on our total bill since there's no ATM in the island and we ran out of cash also. Overall πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded May 24, 2016
Hello and thank you very much for your Review. I only want to say, our surcharge by paying with Credit Card is only 4%. We had to charge you 9% extra because you request to cash out some Money and pay with Credit Card. This is going through our Business Bank Account and we have to pay Tax for it, that's why 9%. Best Regards
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Justin T wrote a review Aug 2019
Mill Bay, Canada20 contributions15 helpful votes
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We stayed here for 5 nights and wish it was more. By the time we left we knew nearly every staff member by name. We were treated so well and the staff went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. One night I had a head ache and someone went to a store and got me Tylenol, our daughter needed a life jacket to swim and one was provided. We needed an extra bed, no problem. Every request was enthusiastically met.

Our suite was ground level, right on the beach, which was a very much appreciated spot to be a young daughter.

The restaurant is right on the beach too, the chef comes out during every service to check on the guests meals, where do you see that kind of service? oh and the food was incredible, every plate.

The managers Lee and Dor were awesome as well. Very approachable and friendly.

We were thankful the live band scheduled for the Saturday night had to cancel, because Lee has some serious skills on the guitar and microphone, he entertained us for hours!

It won’t take you long to tell this is a well cared for hotel with a team that loves what they do. Yes it’s on the beach and malapascua is paradise, but the love you get from the staff makes it just that much more special. Hippocampus deserves more than 3 stars. Based on my experience, it’s better than most 5 star resorts in the Philippines.

This place stole our heart.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded Sep 24, 2019
Justin, thank you so much for your incredible review! It means alot to the team and to us that everyone's hard work has paid off. And thanks for the compliments about my musical skills ;) See you guys next time! Cheers!
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Answer from hipporesort
Apr 2019 |
Hi there!I can't send you our email here because they won't allow it. But try to find our website by Googling "Hippocampus Beach Resort Malapascua" and then send us a message and I will get back to you there. Just include your Agoda reservation number if you can and the dates of stay!
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