Tambuli Seaside Resort And Spa

Tambuli Seaside Resort And Spa

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4.0
#19 of 52 hotels in Lapu Lapu
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Discover the splendor of Tambuli Seaside Resort and Spa, where luxury meets nature’s gifts in perfect harmony.

Unwind on our natural white sandy beach or take a dip in one of our four swimming pools nestled among trees and lush foliage.

For those seeking adventure, we offer water sports facilities such as kayaking, banana boat rides, diving, parasailing and snorkeling. And after a day of fun, guests can stay active in our gym or let their kids play in the complimentary playroom.

The resort has service apartments, which offer guests the modern comforts of home in a resort setting. Each room is equipped with a kitchenette, basic cooking and dining utensils, a washing machine, a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and other standard resort amenities. Every room features a balcony. 

With so many amenities and activities to choose from, Tambuli Resort and Spa is the ideal tropical island getaway perfect for family holidays and group or solo guests yearning for fun and relaxation.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Fitness classes
Coffee shop
Poolside bar
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Boating
Diving
Game room
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Billiards
Fishing
Waterslide
Babysitting
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

Location

Buyong Road, Maribago, Lapu Lapu 6015 Philippines
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 48 out of 100
48
Mactan Intl Airport
Tagbilaran Airport
71.6 km
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thomas f wrote a review Mar 2024
Cebu Island, Philippines162 contributions70 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall a most pleasant stay. Front desk well staffed. Jonnel upon arrival and Glassia? at departure were pleasant with professional patience.
Room A6F was clean and properly prepared.
Resort grounds well kept with good security. Guards, pool staff and beach personnel friendly and smiling.
Evening buffet was tasty but missing some chocolate cake or ice cream to top off the meal. Breakfast was delicious and nutritious. Good choices and hot coffee. Dining room staff well trained and my thanks as I needed some assistance with walking steps.
Beach sunrise exercise and meditation.
After breakfast pool swimming. Refreshed and feeling strong.
Will stop in again soon . Thanks to all concerned.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Take the time to walk the grounds and enjoy the greenery.
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Response from Tess Catipay, Marketing at Tambuli Seaside Resort And Spa
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Thomas! Thank you for your kind words. We greatly appreciate your positive feedback as it will help in motivating us to continue and strive to exceed our guests' expectations. Cheers!
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Cordova Z wrote a review Jan 2021
Cebu Island, Philippines1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Greenest resort in Mactan so far. Very relaxing! Architectural design was amazing. There's a lot of open and wide spaces in the property that makes you feel comfortable and gives you privacy to enjoy the experience. Staff are always smiling and greets you it feels welcoming. Food are delicious especially the prosciotto pizza, authentic taste! All their rooms have balcony and kitchen where we can cook plus i love the fact that they have washing machine inside. Total experience was really great. We enjoy the tambuli experience. We will definitely comeback.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Husbaby wrote a review Feb 2020
Sweden70 contributions69 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Since we had to cancel our Camotes trip due to the weather, we decided a day before to book this resort. It is still very new so the taxi we took got lost since this is on the far end of a small road. You need to have your own transportation if you intend to go out for meals or explore Mactan. But aside from them, this place is just amazing! The room we chose was suitable for cooking and preparing your meals; all kitchen and eating accessories are included. We had a washing machine as well which is always a plus point for me who has a small kid. They have seven pools in total which would not make it a crowded place for swimming. The lobby is wonderful! Reminded me of a very nice resort in Muine Vietnam. This resort is really for relaxing and just enjoying the sea (not so nice seashore), the sun and the pool.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Patrice wrote a review Jun 2020
Colmar, France15 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed for 1 month at the Tambuli Resort in Mactan Maribago with my wife but I will not return to this place because the Administration is unwelcoming and much too strict with the residents. We could not cancel our reservation because the rental was unfortunately prepaid. We were really disappointed because we didn't have access to the beach area or to the gym. Walks around the pool were also not allowed. In fact, if you want to have access to the amenities of Tambuli, you have to pay daily fees in addition to renting an apartment or hotel room. If you do not own a condominium, the head of administration does not consider you. The management is not open-minded and accommodating with the tenants, they will not help you if necessary even if you rent for a long stay. In addition, shops, restaurants or supermarkets are located very far away. We will never buy an apartment in this place because we cannot rent it to tenants or demanding guests. It's really a bad investment and it's definitely better to find another place to buy real estate.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Jaeson S wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
It was my first time at Tambuli along with my 2 friends and first time staying in a resort in Mactan. We were delighted by the property upon arrival, everything was going smooth. Although we were not aware that the layout of the resort is originated from condominiums meaning a 5-7 min walk across the parking lot to the restaurant & amenities, also the room gave us the feeling like we’re staying in an air bnb. There was no decor on the walls, the view was not sea view as agreed (faced a building), and the bed room door made out of cheap plywood didn’t insulate any noise especially with the missing lock and knob (we use our finger in the hole to pull the door open and block the door with the luggage stand to close it).
This was not our main concern, around 12nn we went to the beach, it was just us and maybe 1 other family, we enjoyed the boardwalk and landing but around 2 or 3 pm we noticed there was a large influx of people who definitely weren’t staying at the resort. I felt like it became a public beach, the newcomers were screaming, talking loud, taking photos of us under the umbrella (myself and 2 females), some were laying on the decorate rock landscaping. It begs the question why is there a function allowed during CoVid and how come they allowed them to access the beach that I had paid over 10k to enjoy?
Around 3 or 4pm the noise was so loud it was deafening and we could no longer enjoy ourselves and left for the room. Thankfully we got to the room and ordered room service, the food was delicious (signature burger, pasta & tuna melt) despite it arriving after over 1 hour. Once we rested, we were able to catch the happy hour and had drinks & pizza at the restaurant (Luigi was an amazing server), my mood was lifted a bit. We woke up for the buffet the next day, only to have to wait to be served by only one attendant who manned several stations, when there is 4 or 5 people in line. At times there was no one behind the station to serve, actually no one was in sight to help, so you have to wait until someone shows up to be served food.

I spoke to the manager about this. She’s glad I brought all of this to their attention yet She said they couldn’t even afford to give us a free day pass to make up for it so I doubt we’ll be staying there again.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jetsky21 wrote a review Jul 2021
Makati, Philippines9 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the resort from July 9-12. What a pleasant stay ended disappointing. When we were checking out, Mary, the reception lady, told me that a reading light was broken in the master’s bedroom. Without asking for too much details, I asked how much do we need to pay since we are trying to catch our 1:20PM flight. After several calls to housekeeping and maintenance, she still can’t give us the exact amount (She checked their list and it was at P1,000+). I was there for almost 20 minutes waiting. When the yaya of our daughter approached me, she told me that the reading light was already broken when we arrived. That’s the time I already cited some broken fixtures in our room (A3FG) when we arrived. We didn’t make these an issue because these really didn’t bother us. But for you to charge us for something we didn’t break, this is simply wrong. After more minutes and Mary cannot still let us go because of confirmation calls she has to make, I just decided to give her P2,000.00 and leave. I hope that will “fix” whatever we “broke”.

I thought we were already done. On our way to the airport, I got a call that I wasn’t charged the whole amount. I didn’t notice this because we were rushing to catch our flight. I got a call and said I will just settle everything via bank transfer.

Since I am already making this as my review, allow me to highlight items for improvement:
1. Breakfast starts at 8AM and pools open at 9AM. I hope you can reconsider opening earlier for people who wake up early. Pools close at 6PM. Too early for something that opens late.
2. Water refills in the room should be free. This is the first time I’ve encountered that we are being charged Php105/ bottle for any hotel/resort we’ve stayed at. We just stayed a few weeks ago in Shangri-La, Crimson and JPark.
3. Some rooms need renovation/fixing. Our room’s cabinets need refurbishing and the some walls, repainting.
Overall, our stay was good albeit the hassle we encountered during the checkout. Food is great and the staffs are friendly and accommodating. But honestly, I will think twice if we will stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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joywu1001 wrote a review Jan 2023
Taichung, Taiwan78 contributions79 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The entrance was guarded with security personnel, so safety is not a problem. The staff were all very polite and helpful. The two restaurants served freat food also. We had lunch at the cafe and dinner at the fine dining restaurant. There are multiple large pools, and they provided dry towels and foam sticks. If you have kids, they will surely have a blast! We went to the beach and tried out canoeing (30 mins, included in our room rate), it was okay, but the water was somewhat murky and we didn't really see anything. Some people say the rooms were too basic, but I thought our room was very well-equipped. There was a washing machine, a kitchenette with basic pots and pans, utensils, and a large fridge. You could easily stay there for a couple days. Good resort for a laid-back vacation.
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Date of stay: December 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Tambuli Seaside Resort, Owner at Tambuli Seaside Resort And Spa
Responded Feb 21, 2023
Thank you so much @joywu1001 for your wonderful comments and we hope we will be given another opportunity to have you again. In the meantime, keep safe!
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R H wrote a review Mar 2024
Phoenix, Arizona3 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
A week at Tambuli Resort and SPA
Driving into the place is less desirable due to the town that leads you there.
The armed guard at the gates to keep people out of the compound

Pro:
The people are most friendly and helpful
The room and view can be beautiful in the right room
The food well there are a few eateries
Cost/prices are high, and they have a captured audience for charging the prices
Housekeeping does a great job cleaning the rooms.
Training for the hospitality staff would go a long way, as would an employee-of-month recognition program for the staff.

Con:
The food you have to watch out for due to certain foods. I got sick here three times in one week from certain foods, and I reported it to the manager; on BBQ night, the bugs were out in full force on the food.
Can not keep hot food on the buffet

When I check in they gave a room with a view of a junk yard out my window which they change for me.

The Master Bedrooms and bathroom are very small to move around in. for a couple.

Beware of your deposit of 300 pesos.
They will keep the deposit BS charges for example, they need to do laundry on stuff that is hard to clean after you use it.
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Date of stay: March 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: It, 's not paradise Beware of deposits
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Response from Tess Catipay, Marketing at Tambuli Seaside Resort And Spa
Responded Mar 23, 2024
We're sorry that we failed to meet your expectations. We hear you and we assure you that we are taking serious note of your comments so that we can improve our processes. We also like to thank you for your concern for the staff and we wish to assure you that their welfare is our utmost priority.
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E M wrote a review Jun 2022
17 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros: The rooms are nice, staff is friendly, and the grounds are beautiful with lush trees and landscaping.
breakfast depends on how many guests are staying at the resort.

Cons: I stayed here for 7 nights and they require 2000 Pesos a night deposit for incidentals (total 14,000 Pesos). You must wear a wrist band during your entire stay, as they have different tier guests. The beach and pool close at 5pm. The slide/activity pool is only open on weekends. The gym closes at 6pm. The pool and beach can be rented out by non-guests for a daily fee, so plan sharing the pool and beach with people that bring their children and family for a day of fun. Some days they have a breakfast buffet (which is nice), but other days they have a plated breakfast (not all you can eat) depending on how many guests stay at the resort. So your breakfast depends on how many guests are staying at the resort.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Patrice wrote a review Apr 2023
Colmar, France15 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed for 1 month at the Tambuli Resort in Mactan Maribago with my wife but I will not return to this place because the Administration is unwelcoming and much too strict with the residents. We could not cancel our reservation because the rental was unfortunately prepaid. We were really disappointed because we didn't have access to the beach area or to the gym. Walks around the pool were also not allowed. In fact, if you want to have access to the amenities of Tambuli, you have to pay daily fees in addition to renting an apartment or hotel room. If you do not own a condominium, the head of administration does not consider you. The management is not open-minded and accommodating with the tenants, they will not help you if necessary even if you rent for a long stay. In addition, shops, restaurants or supermarkets are located very far away. We will never buy an apartment in this place because we cannot rent it to tenants or demanding guests. It's really a bad investment and it's definitely better to find another place to buy real estate.
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Date of stay: June 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Tess Catipay, Guest Services / Front Office at Tambuli Seaside Resort And Spa
Responded Apr 23, 2023
Dear @Patglobetrotter, All of the guests of Tambuli Seaside Resort and Spa can access the pool, gym, pools and other resort facilities. I think you rented your unit thru Aibnb hence, not part of the resort. Moreover, aibnb is not allowed so, if f you can give us the name of the person you dealt with, then we can let him or her address your concerns. Thank you!
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R H wrote a tip Mar 2024
Phoenix, Arizona3 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"It, 's not paradise Beware of deposits"
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thomas f wrote a tip Mar 2024
Cebu Island, Philippines162 contributions70 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take the time to walk the grounds and enjoy the greenery."
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jaqu wrote a tip Jan 2024
Wuppertal2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Homemade Fries + Garlic dip is a mist try! Enjoy your stay, you will miss it! "
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Tony wrote a tip Nov 2023
Sydney, Australia247 contributions370 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I suggest the travellers who stayed at Tambuli get a Grab to Cebu city for shopping such as at Ayala Centre or SM Mall. "
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Jeon P wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"enjoy the vacation"
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PRICE RANGE
₱3,260 - ₱8,384 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasCebu IslandMactan IslandLapu Lapu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
87
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tambuli Seaside Resort And Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Tambuli Seaside Resort And Spa?
Nearby attractions include Kapre's (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tambuli Seaside Resort And Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Tambuli Seaside Resort And Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Tambuli Seaside Resort And Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Tambuli Seaside Resort And Spa?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tambuli Seaside Resort And Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gold Mango Grill & Restaurant, Azure Beach Club, and Labuyo Native Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tambuli Seaside Resort And Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Tambuli Seaside Resort And Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Tambuli Seaside Resort And Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tambuli Seaside Resort And Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Tambuli Seaside Resort And Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tambuli Seaside Resort And Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
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