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Mermaid Resort

Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203 Philippines
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#12 of 74 hotels in Puerto Galera
Mermaid Resort Puerto Galera is the finest dive resort in Sabang, Puerto Galera. The waters around have been dubbed the center of the center of marine biodiversity in the world. Mermaid Resort features 40 large guest rooms and suites -- all exclusively furnished with the comforts of a modern hotel resort.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
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Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Russian, Spanish, Dutch and 2 more
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Point Break Skydiving Tofino wrote a review Apr 2020
Tofino, Canada12 contributions
Showed up just before the Lockdown and quite frankly couldn’t have landed in a better spot. Spent my first 5 nights at the dive shop resort on the water. It’s not hard to realize why this dive resort gets consistent high ratings, quality and care all the way. After the diving shut down, I moved up to the main hotel and once again, I couldn’t have made a better choice. Spent most of my time during the initial stages of the lockdown by the pool. All meals where 1st class and quite frankly, I didn’t need to leave the resort as I was very comfortable with an awesome friendly staff. From the room to the amenities and staff, I highly recommend this place for your next trip to the Philippines. 😃
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
FarAwayTraveler wrote a review Nov 2019
Boston, Massachusetts1017 contributions148 helpful votes
This was my second stay at the Mermaid Resort. I am happy to have visited again. The location is on the main road. It's close to the bay but just above the noisy restaurants and bars. The penthouse rooms offer a nice view of the bay and a giant outdoor whirlpool tub. Air conditioning is a modern split mini with remote control - great! The bed has a memory foam mattress and duvet-type comforter. The bathroom has an enormous tub/shower. There are two shelves for toiletries, etc. Everything was very clean. There is a large TV with lots of channels. Internet speeds are solid: 5 mbps down, 6mbps up. The staff are terrific. They arranged a water taxi for me and a transfer to Manila. I'd be happy to return.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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ThaiFriendLosAngeles wrote a review Sep 2019
Los Angeles37 contributions12 helpful votes
I have been to Sabang in the past and stayed in the Mermaid Resort. There are some changes in the transportation to and from Sabang. Currently, there is no regular boat connection from Batangas to Sabang. You need to choose a connection to Puerto Galera and then go by trike for 20 min to Sabang. When I was faced with the problem to leave the island the hotel staff and the owner of the hotel helped me to secure a boat ticket from Balatero back to Batangas. You can only buy the ticket (from the boat company) on the same day (which does not make sense at all) and not in advance. This means if the boat is full on that day before you arrive at the ticket counter then you have to stay on the island. The Mermaid staff sent an employee to purchase my ticket early in the morning of my departure so I could easily make it back to Batangas. I also like the hotel because the owner built in an own water filtration system to process the regular tap water before it reaches the hotel guests. In the Philippines it is not safe to drink regular tap water and you should even brush you teeth with bottled water. Overall the hotel is very clean and the associated dive shop of the Mermaid resort puts safety first for its guests. That means all the dive guides are local and know all othe dangers of rapidly changing weather conditions and the currents in the ocean. I will return to the Mermaid again.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: Ocean is nice but pool view is sufficient if you spend most of your day diving.
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Pingviner wrote a review Feb 2019
Hong Kong24 contributions31 helpful votes
It was a bit of a disappointment after all the positive reviews, but that is also partly due to the area. Sabang is a bit sad. I guess it is good if you are looking for lots of diving schools or lady bars, but not great for a family. There is a beach close by, but it isn't for bathing, although there are some nice restaurants alongside it. Positives: friendly staff, especially the owners and staff at the bar. Very accommodating at arranging trips like island hoping and waterfall visits. Clean basic rooms. Two minute walk from the centre and the beach. Nice pool. Free pool table. Negatives: both rooms really smelt of smoke, even though they were non smoking and they tried spraying them. I think that is because there is a balcony right outside of each room (which is very nice), with a sitting area and an ashtray. So naturally the rooms smell. Noisy area. The views aren't great. No breakfast.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Phil N wrote a review Dec 2018
Toronto, Canada41 contributions5 helpful votes
When the staffs are happy and praise their boss, you know you are staying in a good hotel. Diving is very good with only short boat ride. Plenty of marine life and turtles. I stayed in the penthouse with good view of the land scrap. Nice to stay out in the balcony and chill in the evening. Everything is within walking distance. I can get used to the egg, corn beef and rice served every morning at the hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Traveled solo
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US$44 - US$66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mermaid Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Mermaid Resort?
Nearby attractions include Victory Sports Bar (0.03 km), Club Erotica Bar and Disco (0.2 km), and Floating Bar (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mermaid Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Mermaid Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Mermaid Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jack Daniel Apartments Restaurant, Relax Restaurant, and Papa Fred's Steakhouse.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mermaid Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mermaid Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mermaid Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mermaid Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mermaid Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Russian, Dutch, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Mermaid Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Muelle Cross (2.3 km).