Kota Beach Resort

Kota Beach Resort

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3.5
#2 of 5 resorts in Bantayan Island
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.4 of 5 bubbles
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KOTA BEACH RESORT is located in Sta. Fe beach, Bantayan Island, Cebu Philippines, and known for its white sands, a curved shoreline and affordable accommodations. Fronting the resort is one of the best stretches of white sand in the Santa Fe beach area. Kota Beach Resort offers free pick-up from Sta. Fe Port (between 8am - 5pm).
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Beach
Shuttle bus service
24-hour security
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
Filipino

Location

F Duarte Street, 6047 Philippines
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 72 out of 100
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Mactan Intl Airport
95.6 km
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within 0.5 kilometers
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MMM wrote a review Aug 2022
Mandaue, Philippines
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We went there during the 'seaweed season' so there are plenty washed up on the shore but the place was still beautiful. Room rates are reasonable. Kota Beach has a sandbar and long shoreline. The food is good as well, loved the barbecue nights (I love their grilled squid) and their co-working cafe. The Mobile data connection in the area is good. A catholic church (forgot the name) and Chef Panyang is just a 5-minute walk from the resort. They have shuttle service to and from the port else they'll reimburse your tricycle fare. Kota beach is better than Ogtong Cave Resort, will provide more details in a separate review. Bantayan Island is a lovely place with kind people. Just bring enough cash, I was a little unlucky when we were there, the only ATM nearby, also a 5-minute walk from the resort, was having issues dispensing cash so I had to go to Daanbantayan if I'm not mistaken.

Note: The hotel, I believe, does not offer massage services but they can connect you with a local masseuse/masseur who can go to the hotel. Tours are also offered by local tricycle drivers, the hotel can also connect you to them.
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Date of stay: June 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Beachfront rooms will give you the best view but I prefer the quiet rooms a little farther from...
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irenevff wrote a review Mar 2021
Dasmarinas City, Philippines
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
summer was just starting amid a pandemic and rooms were already unavailable on a weeknight. that's how popular this place among tourists. i was told it was here where a movie called 'camp sawi' was filmed. must be the reason why.

we tried coming back the next morning to grab quick bites for breakfast but the restaurant didn't serve meals earlier than 7:30 in the morning. it wasn'g our lucky day.

i guess i just had to content myself with a scenic view framed for my jumpshots.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Sheque T wrote a review Dec 2023
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The pictures online are deceiving. Some included pools (whatever!)... there is none! I'm just glad that for our booked accommodation, it included the van service to and fro the hotel. The sand and the view is quite spectacular especially during sunset. The food is not impressive though. Do take note that the toiletries are incomplete! Like, there is no set of toothbrush! You pay for extra bed but there is no provision for extra bed, other than what is already there! Ask for extra pillow for a fee. Also, there is an on-going building structure beside it, as of this writing.
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Date of stay: December 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: There is no pool here. For a better accommodation, choose the individual hut style.
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Tristen wrote a review Feb 2023
San Luis Obispo, California
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for Valentine’s Day and it just wasn’t what we expected. We had two different rooms booked for the two nights we had, but on the second day, we had to wait two hours outside our room just to be told that staff would move our stuff to our new room. We were under the impression that we’d be able to switch rooms upon our checkout of the first room which was not the case; we basically wasted two hours of our midday vacation time sitting on our porch waiting. Complimentary breakfast is only two options rather than the regular breakfast menu as we were told; food was average at best. They offered a Valentine’s Day dinner special which we decided to do. We spent 3000 pesos on a far below mediocre meal, and didn’t get the request we were told we’d get. We requested a seat on the patio which was noted and we were told we could have, but upon arrival, there was a couple sitting at the outside table and then we were told that we needed to have 7 people to sit outside. The next table we requested was said to be reserved which really bothered us, especially since the people that walked in behind us got that table. The appetizer we received was basically greasy salami from a package and chopped up string cheese. Our salad was bland with no sauce, and the complimentary wine was practically grape juice. We ordered two ribeyes to be cooked medium rare with a side of mashed potatoes for both of us which was confirmed upon our arrival. We received two well done steaks which were about a quarter inch thick at best (probably a 6-8 oz steak) with one mashed potato and one rice with no gravy for the potatoes (which we saw another table receive). We sent back both our steaks back mentioning that we requested medium rare and they brought us back (15 minutes later) our same well done steaks cooked even more making it taste like a burnt hamburger. We were told that our first steak was their “medium rare,” but I cut both of the steaks in half and saw no pink in the meat (don’t offer rare or medium rare if you can’t cook a steak). After 45 minutes we finally receive ONE of the steaks with pink, but it was partially medium, partially medium rare, and mostly rare which was 100% better than getting a burnt hamburger patty. I decided to get a bottle of Chardonnay because I knew we’d need something to take the edge off, but it was one of the worst Chardonnays I’ve ever had; I even saw a couple complain and send their bottle back. The experience we had did not justify the 3000 pesos we spent, and it did not make us happy to spend our Valentine’s Day dinner there. If you decide to stay at this resort, I’d recommend eating elsewhere as the service and food are not up to par with what the city of Sante Fe has to offer. 2-3/10 experience at this resort.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid the restaurant at all costs!!!!! Not an attentive staff and honestly, they didn’t seem like...
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sam c wrote a review Apr 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Staff at the restaurant went out of their way to ignore us on several occasions
They didn't do bech orders in the beach cafe yet an hour later they were taking beach front orders.
It's such a shame because it's an absolute beautiful resort, the cleaning staff and security were super friendly but the restaurant staff really let it down.
We paid for transport from the port although the resort offers free transport because nobody responded to our calls or emails before arriving (again this was absolutely fine (worked out to about £2) but not the point.
On the day before departure we triple checked the reception staff had sorted our transfer to the port as it was at 3am. When arriving at the security Post we were not surprised to find that the transport hadn't been sorted.. luckily the very friendly security guard went above and beyond and took us to the port.. just a terrible way/but not surprising way to end the trip.
The location and the grounds of this resort are absolutely stunning.. lack of communication in staff really let this place down.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jens wrote a review Jan 2024
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We expected big white sand, palm trees and calm waters but it was Kota Beach Resort’s peacefulness and that ever present tranquil vibe we felt as soon as we arrived that really impressed us. We felt totally relaxed and at home the whole time. Our room was comfortable and the staff very friendly. The pick up and drop off at the port was very convenient. For a change of pace and scenery we walked down the road to Santa Fe’s many colorful bars and restaurants. The food was very good at the resort, and the squid we had in the restaurant overlooking the big white sands was probably the best we’ve tasted in the Philippines, and very reasonably priced too. We will visit again soon.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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pumtravels wrote a review Jul 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a greaf two-night stay in this rsort on my birthday. The staffs are well trained, the food is great and affordable and the level of cleanliness is commendable. There was just a slight delay on serving our breakfast because they were understaffed due to pandemic but nevertheless each employee worked so hard to serve all guests with the best of their ability.

The sunset here is one of the best I've ever seen. We also enjoyed lying on the sand while watching the stars at night. I can't wait to be back!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Lukas K wrote a review Feb 2020
Melnik, Czech Republic
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We rented the best room the resort has to offer and were quite happy with that.
However, the customer service was far from good.
Some requests took long time to deliver, some not delivered at all. To apologize or offer an alternative seems to be forbidden.
The staff does not care. No wonder, because not even the owner cares. The resort gets enough guests thanks to the location, so why to bother about services and customer satisfaction.

Breakfast was below average. Having breakfast in the nearby center was a much better experience.

The location is great. Nice beach and close to the local market, bars and restaurants in the town center. However, the beach is public, so rather busy and loud.
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Date of stay: January 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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YuppieLionheart wrote a review Jul 2023
Philippines
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The beach is quite far from the night life center of the island but if you love serenity, this is the place for you. Say hello to paradise! Though the beach resort has a restaurant and bar wherein you can dine as you enjoy the beach view.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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jhona u wrote a review Aug 2022
Makati, Philippines
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice, white sand beach with sand bar. I love going there and run along the beach every morning. The sand is powdery and the beach is not too crowded when i was there. Altho there are lots of boats on the far end of the beach not much near the swimming spots.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Answer from StarJnH
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Kota Beach Resort Telephone: +63 32 438 9042 Mobile: +63 948 799 3787 Mobile: +63 956 276 4410
Answer from Kota Beach
Bantayan Island, Philippines
Hi Miriam M, Just email us at reservation@kotabeachresort. com Thank you
Answer from Kota Beach
Bantayan Island, Philippines
​Telephone: +63 32 438 9042 Mobile: +63 948 799 3787 Mobile: +63 956 276 4410
Answer from IMOM
District of Columbia53 contributions13 helpful votes
The beach has open access. Anyone is welcome to use the bar, restaurant, etc. It is not a private beach and is worth visiting
Answer from StarJnH
4 contributions2 helpful votes
The pitching of tent is not allowed in the resort. Kota Beach Resort is exclusive for guests checked in. However, the restaurant can be available for walk-in and non guests who would like to avail of meals. We hope we have answered your concerns.
Sheque T wrote a tip Dec 2023
9 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is no pool here. For a better accommodation, choose the individual hut style."
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Tristen wrote a tip Feb 2023
San Luis Obispo, California18 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid the restaurant at all costs!!!!! Not an attentive staff and honestly, they didn’t seem like they knew what they were doing."
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Pi_Beach wrote a tip Dec 2022
California, United States191 contributions75 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Any of the beach front cottages"
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MMM wrote a tip Aug 2022
Mandaue, Philippines17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Beachfront rooms will give you the best view but I prefer the quiet rooms a little farther from the beach."
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coyg2019 wrote a tip Jun 2020
19 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Beach front cottage"
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