Great location along the beach front of Marinduque. We were greeted by lovely staff and quick to check in. Rooms are very spacious and clean, breakfast was great too and not pricey. Lovely atmosphere, views and well kept gardens. 5/5
Arriving at Marinduque Airport early in the morning off a half empty Cebgo turboprop, the unsmiling lady from Dream Tours offered me a lift for P100. Four minutes later, I was at Luxor and ten minutes later in my room 5 closest to the dark gray-black sand beach. The resort is seven years old, and there are seven individual generously proportioned villas. Mine had two comfortable King single beds, not a size I have previously slept on but the great linen - top sheet, no doona - and good pillows plus no noise at night except for an early finishing debutante ball one night and stray dogs briefly on another ensured sound sleep even though I was unwell. Immediately I walked in, I surmised the stay would be good. Turning left at beachfront, there was snorkelling at less than five metres offshore. The fish were small but colourful. No bangkas docked there, but local government should install buoys around the area to ensure faster coral growth. The room had excellent, close to silent aircon and a good range of TV cable channels including Fox, Fox movies and Hit movies plus ANC. There was a table and two chairs in the bedroom plus same on the patio. Three 590ml bottles of water were provided. The room lacked a fridge. Nor did it have a safety deposit box. Lighting was adequate although a lamp would add to the homely feeling. There was a wardrobe, plus a small bureau that doubled as a suitcase shelf if one was careful. Coffee, but strangely not tea, plus a kettle were in the room. The curtains blocked most light but since the path lighting was at ground level, any intrusion mattered little. The bathroom shower gave instant hot water. It was not a huge flow but sufficient. Soap, shampoo and toothbrushes/toothpaste were provided. In 2.5 or 3 star Asian hotels towels can be small. Not the case here, with the white, fluffy bath towels being great. Owner Richard observed my discomfort, said he was also a doctor, examined me and got me antibiotics at no charge. I felt like I hit the jackpot, so extended my stay to four nights. Food was fair to excellent but my rating of it was adversely affected due to my loss of appetite. Townsfolk come in to dine, usually a good sign. Staff such as Jay and Bernhard plus the two girls who cleaned my room were very good. Jay had the most English by far. The main dining area has a large chandelier and is pleasant, but not aircon. Most of the music in the dining room was not to my 60s and 70s Western pop taste. Often it was way too loud. The resort ought accept credit cards. The owner told me he would consider. Requiring a bank deposit for a direct booking is old fashioned. Obtaining tricyles on the highway was easy. To Gasan Market was P20 one way. A jeepney fare from attractive Boac with its preserved Spanish houses was P50. One way to Brgy Pinyyan for island hopping to Tres Reyes was either P150 or P200. To the port helpful Ross conveyed me in a 65 minute trip for P500. The gardens at Luxor are attractive. It lacks a pool. The owner chose quality fixtures and fittings. It shows. My tariff of about P1800 a night without breakfast was reasonable. Breakfast menu does not offer fruit. It could, even though produce is seasonal. For instance I bought a persimmon and kiwifruit at modern Gasan Market, but there were no bananas available, though heaps up the road in Boac, the capital. I returned to Luzon on the 1030 hours Montenegro Lines ferry that was packed. It left 20 minutes early so do not arrive at the last minute! If you want good rest on a pleasant island that except during Holy Week does not attract the tourist hordes, stay at Luxor.…
Was here October 25- 28 2019 with wife and kids. Check in was a breeze. Room was clean and basic, with basic hygiene stuff i.e. toothbrush toothpaste and soap. Towels were surprisingly good for a 2 star hotel, a lot better than the towels in the flower group of hotels. Food was ok, basic breakfast selection. We ordered sinigang na isda for dinner which was also good. we were out most of the day roaming around Marinduque so we spent only the sleeping hours in our room AC was very cold. Check out was also a breeze. Staff were very courteous. On the downside, the room cleaning i expected to be automatically done, was not done on a daily basis. We had to ask for the room to be cleaned on the 2nd day before they did it. On the 3rd day the room was not cleaned at all.
This is a stand out place to stay in Mariduque. From the moment you walk in you are greeted by friendly staff. Check-in is quick and then shown to your room, which was spacious and clean. The rooms have TV, complimentary bottled water and coffee making facilities. Free WIFI is available in the reception area. The food, which you can eat in the dining area or delivered to your room is first class....extensive menu with both foreign and Filipino food to please all tastes. Overall great job Luxor, we will be going there every time we visit Mariduque, which be be a lot as we are building a house there.
Very accommodating and friendly staff. Nice bed rooms and a pavilion with wifi. The food was also very tasty and wasn’t very pricey. Our whole stay as a family was worth the price we paid for. Kudos!!!