Lago de Oro

Lago de Oro

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3.5
#2 of 3 small hotels in Calatagan
3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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3.1 of 5 bubbles
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Facing South China Sea, Lago de Oro Beach Club is located in Balibago, in the town of Calatagan, Batangas, a two-hour drive from Manila. The first cable wakeboarding park in the Philippines, the resort treats guests to nonstop adventures. The beachfront resort offers accommodations furnished with cable television, refrigerator, and mini-bar. They also have a balcony/ deck to spur your mood for relaxation.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Beach
Golf course
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Fishing
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Massage
Ski In / Ski Out
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Room service
Bottled water
Kitchenette
Minibar
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

Location

Bo Balibago, Calatagan, Luzon 4215 Philippines
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Alfredo221 wrote a review May 2015
Perth, Australia2 contributions4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My name is Alfredo from Perth Australia , the room that we check into at first smells like a sewage , so we end up getting a new room after a few complain, the new room got no T.V. Signal , room wifi not working , ( rooms looks like an old motel room ) , food so expensive ( most of the main dish is around php550 , double the price ) ,, more expensive than prominent restaurant ,, ice tea is lousy , un experience waitresses , one staff just ignored me , , food and drinks came one at a time , my daughter ask for sugar that never came , good things are wake boarding is unlimited ( just for 2 persons only per room ) most staff are helpful , check out is so congested
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Crisanto M wrote a review Jan 2015
3 contributions13 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is perfect only for wakeboarding, not for the beach.

The restaurant serves decent food, and has a bar, but closes at 10 pm. No room service after that. The rooms are nice and big for a 2-person unit, with a nice bathroom. I like the touch of installing a bottle opener right above the garbage can. There is a minibar, but has only beers and sodas. They supposedly charge corkage fees, but nobody batted an eye when I brought up a cooler full of beer into the room.

The beach is wrong to be called dirty, but also wrong to be called clean. There are rafts so close to the boundaries of the resort, whose captains would offer boat rides to all who walk along the sand. At high tide, the water touches the steps to the resort, and at low tide, the sand could stretch for a mile before the nearest seawater, and that's where you'll see the trash scattered around.

They have 2 cable wakepark areas. One for beginners and one for advanced riders. The advanced area should be saved for when when you know your way around a board, but do not dare wipe out, or experience the knee deep gooey mold underneath. Eeeeeeww! The technicians are helpful enough and acts as instructors, and within half a day I learned to ride.

It's OK, generally.
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Date of stay: January 2015
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Response from EllenCp, General Manager at Lago de Oro
Responded Jan 22, 2015
Thank you for your comments, our aim is to satisfy when at all possible. The dirt is the sea is caused by the current, what happens is that in Lian the garbage is dumped in the river and when it rains the garbage is washed to the sea, the current then takes it to our shore, also, many times the ship going pass often dumps garbage.
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chumpieK wrote a review May 2012
Paranque19 contributions17 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are a pro, you will have a good deal availing the unlimited whole day pass, as there is not much queue in the pro section. But it is not the case for the beginner's. We had a not so good day the second time we went there as we availed the whole day pass (which cost 1600) only to wait in line for about 30 minutes per turn. For the whole day we just had about 8 turns, as the management do not limit the number of persons that are being accommodated. Worse, they had a package worth 550 for 8 turns which you have to consume in 1 hour. But those who availed the said package were allowed by the men manning the cable to consume their turns the whole day! i availed the whole day pass for 1600 and just had 8 turns, while others just availed 8 tours for just 550! So unfair! Attention management! I suggest you do something about the queue and the number of persons being accommodated per day, especially in the beginners section.

If you are coming from Manila, it is better to just visit the park in Nuvali, as it is a bit cheaper (1500) and the operational hours are longer (i think they close at 9pm if im not mistaken, whilst Lago operates until 5pm only). Also, Lago de oro's facilities, board and life vests are outdated.

I especially dont like the shower area. Just 2 shower room and 2 toilet. The drainage is always clogged at the shower room.

Lastly, food is way over priced. Good thing they allow food inside, so I suggest you just bring your own food.
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Date of stay: May 2012
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moneeqa wrote a review May 2010
Manila, Philippines25 contributions22 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My friends and I decided to go to this place, since we're running out of time. (My friend had to leave the Philippines in a week)

So without reading the reviews about this place, we went there.

ROOM: Our room is neat. The aircondition is OLD and leaking water. Quite disturbing when we sleep. You can't adjust the temperature, because the controller is with the receptionist. PLUS there's no phone inside the room. So you have to go down to contact the staff which is tiring since our room was on the second floor.

AMBIENCE: The place is simple. It has a 6ft-deep pool. A jacuzzi that is open only at night. The water is warm and clear. Although its small. You still get to somehow..unwind. :)

BEACH: I'm not a beach person, I don't really like beaches with black sands or rocky-ish. Well, Calatagan has BLACK sands. ugh..
Anyway, their beach is not well-maintained. It is dirty because of plastic cups, candy wrappers and stuff. At morning, There's NO SHORELINE. But the fishermen told us that the water will subside at night. Its true! We get to walk far from the resort.

STAFF: The staffs are Okay. They don't smile to the guests.

FOOD: Our breakfast was only good for two. If you go in group, better bring some food. Breakfast is good. :)
Their Pizza is expensive and under cook. Terrible.
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Date of stay: May 2010
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Vulcan29 wrote a review Jan 2010
London12 contributions7 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is supposed to offer swimming pool and jacuzzi, but the water is very dirty (it was confirmed that they change it ONCE A YEAR) and the jacuzzi is not working (you get bubbles but no hot water - how on earth is that supposed to be a jacuzzi?)
Also air conditioning units are very noisy and old. The staff are polite as with most Filipinos but the management (Australian) cannot be bothered to spend any money (how much does changing the water cost?). We decided to leave and go to another hotel. Avoid, just a total waste of time and money. Also location-wise, it is far away from any city unless you have a car, and you cannot swim in the sea either, until you walk for about ten minutes. Better go to Matabungkay beach.
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Date of stay: January 2010
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artclem wrote a review Jul 2019
Luzon, Philippines133 contributions80 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Went there with my son to do wakeboarding....great : the wakepark is nice and very few riders. Very nice staff which also gives you advice....the hotel is quite nice. Very comfortable beds, and nice location close to the sea....the food is very diversified and very good....only one little complain : very few TV chanels
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Date of stay: July 2019
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134adelaidal wrote a review Apr 2019
Manila, Philippines53 contributions14 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Lago de Oro in Dec. 2018. The resort was nicely decorated with Christmas ornaments and guests could really feel the Christmas spirit. The staff was very helpful and courteous. We reserved 2 rooms facing the pool. The rooms were a bit old but still clean. Aircon was easily adjustable via remote. The highlight was wakeboarding and other activities for the kids such as pony riding and swimming. I highly recommend Lago de Oro if you would like a quick and nice getaway from the city.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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KRizzA101 wrote a review Feb 2015
Shibuya, Japan21 contributions2 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've been to this hotel thrice and have experienced a great customer service. The staff always welcomes you with smiles on their faces plus the fact that they make sure rooms are Immaculate on a daily basis. Highly recommended for wakeboarding enthusiast because hotel rooms are very near to the wake park. The balcony has an awesome view of the wakepark. Food were delicous especially the pinoy breakfast beef steak. :-)
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Date of stay: September 2014
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jploh wrote a review Jan 2015
Makati, Philippines6 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay at Lago de Oro. I highly recommend it for those into wakeboarding/cableparks. I almost didn't book at this resort/hotel because of the negative reviews. But I noticed that most of the bad reviews were from years ago and the positive ones are more recent. Their online reservation system works well too.

The staff were friendly and accommodating. The room we stayed in is old based on the permanent furnishings but it is well maintained or renovated recently (the receptionist said they have a newer building). The rooms are clean too. It was a 5-day holiday weekend in Manila but they weren't fully booked that night so it was quiet.

There is no room service and no intercom. There is a restaurant which has okay food but could do better since the menu is priced higher than usual for local ingredients (around P400 per meal). Their pizza is baked in a brick oven which you can see by the bar. The bar and restaurant closes at 10:00 pm.

Location isn't the best but reasonable enough since the area is a bit remote. The nearest town is 14 Km away if you want to get cheaper food. The beach isn't recommended but oriented for a good view of the sunset.

They have facilities for activities other than wakeboarding. They have a swimming pool, dartboards and a pool table. Some of the facilities weren't working like the sauna and the trampoline with the harness.

Their wakeboard facilities were good. They have a beginner and pro lake (saltwater). They have free slip-on boards for use or you could rent boards in better conditions and bindings. There were practically no lines to ride. Just a heads up on the showers by the lake - the water has a rusty hint that you won't miss.
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Date of stay: January 2015
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buwayahman wrote a review Feb 2014
34 contributions21 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want to try your hand at wakeboarding, this is a good place to experience it. As I was a novice, the instructors provided me tips and took care of my safety. Once you have achieved mastery, you can then do all sorts of stunts. No need to bring equipment. They have all the stuff you need.

But as a hotel / restaurant, it is just average. Room was very basic. Food is nothing special. Beach is nothing special either. So you just go there for the wakeboarding.
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Date of stay: December 2013
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Answer from Lago de Oro R
Hello, we have 3 different tickets guests can choose from. Our minimum is 1 hour for Php200, then 3.5hours for Php500 and lastly for the whole day is Php800. These rates are for day tour and walk-in guests. While for our guests who have room/s, they are entitled to get 25% discount from those rates. Gears are already included upon availing ticket (life vest, helmet & slip on board). Our wake park is open from 8:30am to 5:30pm everyday.
Edz asked a question Apr 2023
Luzon, Philippines4 contributions4 helpful votes
Is there a day pass? What is the rate, if so?
Answer from Moe G
Yes, there is a day tour rate of 400 php which is consumable on food & drinks
Gen F asked a question Jan 2019
Cavite Province, Philippines4 contributions1 helpful vote
Can we bring our own food and drinks?
Answer from mnemonic
Balayan, Batangas1 contribution1 helpful vote
yes
Answer from ecp911
Philippines6 contributions1 helpful vote
Lago De Oro is the first barrio of Calatagan, the church is approx 8 kilometres away from Lago DE Oro and Stilts is 5 kilometres approx from the church. More info please call us at 0917 504 2685
Twixsleepyhead wrote a tip Apr 2023
Manila, Philippines83 contributions28 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring mosquito repellant and sunblock. Visit the beach in the morning."
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Joy88 wrote a tip Jul 2022
Luzon, Philippines90 contributions91 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book their new building because the rooms are still spotlessly clean, smell good and the towels and bedsheets are still fresh and crisp."
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Charmaine T wrote a tip May 2022
Vancouver, Canada9 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Building 3 is very accesible to parking and best for PWD!"
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Michael B wrote a tip Aug 2019
Las Pinas, Philippines494 contributions135 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Block 300 has wheelchair accessible rooms. Block 100 is nearer the resto and pool."
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134adelaidal wrote a tip Apr 2019
Manila, Philippines53 contributions14 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose the rooms facing the pool on the ground floor."
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PRICE RANGE
₱4,132 - ₱4,947 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lago de oro beach club & restaurant hotel calatagan, lago de oro beach club and restaurant
LOCATION
PhilippinesLuzonCalabarzon RegionBatangas ProvinceCalatagan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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