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Padre Burgos Castle Resort

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Tangkaan, Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte Province 6602 Philippines
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An idyllic family-run boutique hotel and PADI dive resort, with luxurious facilities and a friendly and intimate atmosphere. Superb location with great private beach, beautiful corals and stunning sea views. All guest rooms beautifully furnished and decorated, with air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. Guided scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming with whale sharks, dolphin watching, island hopping, sailing, kayaking,swimming pool, private beach, free Wi-Fi, bar and fine-dining restaurant. Local activities include land tours, caving, waterfalls, wild monkeys and more.
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Free parking
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Ayamita wrote a review Apr 2021
Cebu City, Philippines37 contributions35 helpful votes
You are better off going to any other place such as Southern Leyte Divers or any place and save money. I want to try to keep my review full of chaos as simple as possible so I would just enumerate all reasons. 1. No Wifi. No Globe Signal. Like almost zero Globe data connection. However if you already have a SMART or Talk N Text sim with loaded data, you are in luck because there is decent connection there. However, I noticed there is a SmartBro around the area and employees said it is not for guest use? Only for the owner I assume? That is sad. 2. Cockroaches in bathroom. No joke, pictures are there to prove enough. These friendly roaches at least try to hide behind the window so they avoid getting slapped. 3. Do not get Family room. There is one bed that feels way different and worse than the other two beds, it is very “springy” and does not feel soft at all. Had a hard time sleeping with it. Bedsheets have holes and torn. Asked staff for a replacement, but they dont have any replacement. Plus cockroaches hiding nicely behind the beds. Did not take picture because wanted to slap it straight. Here are some pictures of the drawers filled with cob webs, lots of dust on some unseen areas covered by furniture, and unfinished paint job at the bathroom? Toilet seat is very broken and small. No bidet. 4. Power interruptions? It is appreciated there was a generator but it is not hidden well so it was very noisy that disturbed my sleep. 5. Do not get room with kitchen, although pretty spacious and has 2 big beds, but really looks unfinished judging by the very poor paintjob and poor furnishing. To make things worse, the bathroom/kitchen has a window LITERALLY BY THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ENTRANCE GATE that can be seen easily by visitors. 6. Overpriced food but very delicious. Although I have to admit this disastrous experience has been a bit chaotic, does not disappoint. It is super delicious. However, fix your pricing please, I think 750 pesos (15 USD) for almost all chicken dishes is too expensive. However, the chicken curry is a must try. 7. NOT HANDICAP FRIENDLY. This is not recommended for people with physical disabilities. No wheel chair can get in to almost any room because almost every room needs stairs except the 2 rooms on the tower. And a super rocky, steep, barely any handrails to hold on to which is literally an accident waiting to happen just to go to the beachfront. My stay at Padre Burgos Castle was during April 2021 which is still COVID-19 season. However its redeeming factors are its beautiful clean beach (super beautiful there is many marine life not from afar.) And delicious overpriced food. I hope all this mess just happened just because of this pandemic season. Paying for 3500 pesos (70 USD) for this is chaotic mess is probably fine but it was only 50% off because of pandemic season?? Does this mean I get less clean room just because its cheap from its original price of 7000(?) (130 USD) I expect better accomodation and service after pandemic season because they charge way too overpriced for it. And again, perfect tourist trap.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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SKBritt wrote a review Feb 2020
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom444 contributions175 helpful votes
I can't fault the attention and care from Delia and the staff during our stay. We traveled to Padre Burgos for no other reason than to swim with whale sharks. Delia was brilliant in helping us organise transport to the hotel and also making sure we got on the trip the day after our late arrival at the hotel. We had a great day on the boat trip, although it was quite a wade out through the water to get on the boat..just be prepared 😊. The amazing experience of finally swimming with the whale sharks made the stay worth while. Sadly the food at Padre Burgos is not great and there is really nowhere else nearby. I waited until I had returned from travelling the Philippines to write this review so I could guage how it compares. Chicken and fish dishes, whilst tasty in the sauces, mainly featured boney cuts with very little meat, surprisingly they had no shrimps both nights we were there. Not what we expected, the website states fine dining and it's definitely not. It's also very expensive by all other restaurants/hotel prices we experienced in the Philippines. The rooms are pleasant enough, although ours was a little dark and there's nowhere to hang swimwear to dry in or around the room. I was surprised at this for a dive resort. In summary you have great people with the chance for great whale shark swimming but the food let's the overall experience down. One a plus note the scrambled eggs at breakfast beers the best 😊
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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salemnobody wrote a review Feb 2020
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Padre Burgos Castle Resort Tangkaan, Padre Burgos Southern Leyte 6602 Philippines BEING HONEST HERE IS the BEST POLICY; regarding booking.com the owner/manager Delia R. Warren said “I’m canceling your booking. I/them say you’re a no show! When booking.com emails you, you say why are you a no show? My answer is Coronavirus. That’s my answer! PERIOD!” IT WAS A MISTAKE TO STAY HERE! Why? Because there IS NO Restaurant = NO Menu for dinner or lunch. The people/manager/owner are OKAY & they have a continental breakfast BUT there is NO Menu for lunch or dinner. I’m a vegetarian & I do NOT eat MEAT, except grilled chicken breast. I’m diving so I do NOT eat fish/sea food! I walk with a cane. I have sciatica in BOTH legs, so, I can NOT walk cane to town. It cost, for a tricycle round trip (RT) 200 PHP to town. The so-called town is 2 kms. away. There IS NO restaurants or mini-marts ANYWHERE near this place. (It is the same as Punta Ballo & Thresher Cove Dive Resort (It is on the far end of the island), both in the Philippines; you have to BUY everything from them. I don’t minding buying everything from them BUT at least a mini-mart would be nice!). I HOPE the manager will let me LEAVE early. I HOPE? She did! NICE! So, I’m going to Hilongos, Leyte, staying 1 night and driving a van that costs 1800 Pesos to drive to Padre Burgos Castle Resort. The van goes right to the resort = Nice! I booked the same van/company to go back to Hilongos. It is the same cost one way (OW) 1800 Pesos. I booking with someone and it’s all paid. The room has; a queen size bed, 2 closet spaces, 2 chairs, a small table/lamp, air-con with NO remote, a hot water boiler/1 coffee++, a tiny safe, a TV with a USB plug that works for music & 40 channels of which 10 are in English; WB, NG, Sci, HBO, Fox Sports 1 & 2, CNN, Fox Movie, CN, ESPN, AXN & NG Wild. The rest are Filipino. The bathroom has; 1 tissue, 2 large, medium & small towels, 2 small soaps, 2 shampoo & conditioner & 2 body wash. The resort has activities & services & a dive shop. Check the website for the activities & services, man. There is a continental breakfast included with the price. It consists of; tea/coffee/hot chocolate, fruit juice, 2 pieces of toast with butter/jam, fresh fruit (one half on a mango) & scrambled eggs. The room has a desk where you I can use your laptop BUT there is NO Wi-Fi in the room...you have to go to the restaurant; the Wi-Fi IS VERY EXTREMELY SLOW. It takes OVER 3-5 minutes (“ = minutes) to sign into Yahoo, another 3-5” to sign in, another 3-5” to password, another 3-5” to check email. I gave up AFTER 20 minutes! It takes OVER 3-5” to change to another tab. Credit & debit cards are accepted BUT with a 4% surcharge. They can get you a ride to town, a ride to the ferry and many other items. SOLUTION Equals UPGRADE the Internet! I want to use the internet/Wi-Fi in my room NOT in the restaurant OR reception! I want to use it while listening to music & podcasts of MY own kind. Let’s PRETEND; EVERYONE (ALL Customers) IS on the internet (Wi-Fi). Let’s PRETEND; EVERYONE it’s a holiday; NO diving, ALL people including the dive crew are ON the internet. Then let’s make the internet (Wi-Fi) for ALL to use! Klaus, the Dive instructor/guide says 3 dives per day, NOT 2 dives per day like I told the owner Delia Warren; I want to do 2 dives per day. Klaus says he does NOT the prices of the dives or the schedule ONLY Delia knows that. So, I don’t know if there are dives Wednesday? I wrote a note to Delia that said I want to go early, on Thursday February 20, 2020. She said OKAY. So she will arrange transport to Hilongos at 9 AM Thursday on a van. The owner/manager Delia IS REALLY, VERY NICE & helped me in unknowable ways.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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pikim t wrote a review Jan 2020
Lodz, Poland1198 contributions216 helpful votes
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After check in the place seems to be very nice. For dinner we eat very tasty spaghetti bolognese. Prices in restuarant are veeerrrryyyy high! We travel around Philippines for a months and never saw so high prices in restaurants(generally we eat in non-philippino restaurants it means that we eat in expensive restaurants). Immediately we booked the room for another night. After we moved to the room we experienced shock! The room was really dirty and ugly. Everything in the room was very dirty(please take a look for photos). Its fraud of the owner! Its sad that owner spend a time behind reception desk. 1 advice for owner-sometimes please get up and check how the rooms look like and what you sell for turists. It's nice and honest for turists if you care for them nice staying, not just for your money! Shower's water pressure was very low, very difficoult to take a shower. Room is really dark, we felt like in cave! It was impossible to touch anythings couse it was so dirty. Entrance door are to short(between floor and doors is 2cm free space) and insects are warmly welcome in the room! Air con is really dirty(as on the photo) and all dirt blows to you! On the bedding also was insects! Bulb in bedside lamp was broken. I asked for new bulb but they never give me it. Wardrobe is very dirty and you cant hang your clothes. It was one of the worst and the most dirty and ugly places we ever stayed! Second day we were alone on breakfast. All other guests gone to the trips. So all other guests ate breakfasts earlier and the girl gave us cold tittynope coffee from kettle! We asked for hot coffee. She went to kitchen and used microwave to make coffee hot. Strange. Toast bread wasnt toasted. Salt was wet, impossible to use(smart tip for owner: put few grains od rice to the salt and it will start to work). Price for boat to Limasawa is horrible high. Place is quite nice, nice views from small private beach and nice cliffs. By the way...After you take a look for photos of room(how dirty is room) please start to think how looks like kitchen....and enjoy your meal:)
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Timetravelbug wrote a review Jan 2020
Dapto, Australia271 contributions155 helpful votes
This place is a hidden gem. If you want some peace and quiet while you’re away, this is the place for you! The establishment is clean and tidy, the pictures of the premises are accurate. Given the recent natural disaster and the impact it had in the island, the internet at the hotel was down but we enjoyed being disconnected for a while. The staff there are amazing, particularly Janet.. every time I looked somewhere she was off helping someone else or organising the other girls that work there. Fantastic service, remembering even the smallest of requests. We specifically travelled to southern Leyte to see the whale sharks ethically, as other parts of the Phillipines are known for feeding the sharks which Causes them to stop migrating. The establishment runs a fantastic tour experience from the hotel and we were not disappointed! Seeing several different whale sharks the day we went out. We will definitely be back! The only thing that we struggled with was the bed. Everyone has different preferences but we did struggle to sleep on such a hard mattress, three nights was probably the maximum we could have done. Other than that it was fantastic! Thanks to Delia and her team for taking such good care of us while there. Sam and Chloe
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Date of stay: January 2020
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PhilippinesVisayasLeyte IslandSouthern Leyte ProvincePadre Burgos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Padre Burgos Castle Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Padre Burgos Castle Resort?
Nearby attractions include Tangkaan Beach (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Padre Burgos Castle Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Padre Burgos Castle Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Padre Burgos Castle Resort?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Padre Burgos Castle Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alma & Jerry's Kitchen, Sogod Bay Scuba Resort Restaurant, and Southern Leyte Divers Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Padre Burgos Castle Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Padre Burgos Castle Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Padre Burgos Castle Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Padre Burgos Castle Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, and Filipino.