Mambukal Hot Spring Resort

Mambukal Hot Spring Resort

Minoyan, Bacolod, Negros Occidental Philippines
Traveler (206)
Panorama of the Family Cottage at the Mambukal Hot Spring Resort
360
Panoramas (12)
Our room - simple but functional
Room & Suite (165)

View prices for your travel dates

Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all

About

3.5
#1 of 2 resorts in Bacolod
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
2.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Romantic
Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Restaurant
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Spa
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Room types
Family rooms

Location

Minoyan, Bacolod, Negros Occidental Philippines
Getting there
Car recommended
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travelers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 36 out of 100
36
Bacolod Airport
31.1 km
See all flights
Mandurriao Airport
75.9 km
See all flights
94Reviews8Q+A15Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 16
  • 38
  • 25
  • 10
  • 5
Time of year
Traveler type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Sort by:
Detailed Reviews
Laurie R wrote a review Jan 2020
Luton, United Kingdom3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited here mid-afternoon it wasn't too crowded but I could imagine at times this would be a problem. The cost at 50 pesos can not be criticised, I found it relaxing though the spring water is not clear as one would expect from a mountain spring. Adjacent to the spring there are restaurants where you can eat very reasonably our meal was very enjoyable. There is also a swimming pool for another 50 pesos with a kids pool and an adults one as so few Filipinos can swim this doesnt get crowded.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
danehardinge wrote a review Oct 2010
Bakewell, United Kingdom62 contributions32 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Three families with kids from 2months to 12 years old. We hired a cottage off the main car park for 1200 PHP, it had single four beds, shower, WC; kitchen sink, wardrobe and balcony - plus tables and chairs. I would have preferred a front facing aspect but we turned up and took what was available. The cottage was clean, tidy and fresh inside - amazing given how damp this place gets in the rainy season. Half the party stayed over night.

We took all our own food and drinks plus barbecue so I cannot comment on the cost or quality of food on the resort or immediately outside.

The road just inside the main gate was very badly maintained - this creates a bad impression on arrival.

The payment process was over complicated but I suppose it gives visitors the freedom of choosing what they want to to and only paying for that.

We had a friendly and really useful guide/host (a young man with a very thin plaited pony tail) who kept the kids amused, helped with everything and carried tired kids up and down the trail.

The trail to falls #1 with very young kids in about 15 mins, from there the man made trail to falls 2&3 was mostly stepped - steep but fun, an adventure for the kids and tiring for the adults who had been eating freely from the BBQ.

I think falls 4&5 are now closed based on other comments.

Fall #6 is good for jumping into the deep pools; fall #7 is another 25 mins of easy walking along the stream past a village. We had a great time in falls #7 free massage from the waterfall. Blister and tiredness now a[[eared so our guide got three motor bikes and a M'Bike sidecar which we all enjoyed immensely.

The Zip wire was fun and safe; another obe of 280m is being built up in the hills for next year.

We liked it so much we have booked 3 cabins for 2 nights in December.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
moontripper wrote a review Jun 2013
Cebu City, Philippines16 contributions46 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We had no choice but to get out and explore the natural resources within the resort. We stayed in one of the LGU cottages and never did I expect it to be what it had been. No television, no wifi internet connection, no mobile network signal - total separation from the every day toxic life. I would not have survived another day if we stayed a day more. The room was really big for the two of us and so few furnishings. We had 1 big bed, a small table, 3 chairs and 1 cabinet; nevertheless, 4 more people could still sleep with enough space to move around. Though the bathroom door was damaged, it was also big enough to allow about 7 people to take a shower together if only the shower would worked. There would be an entrance fee everywhere - kiddie pool area, boiling sulfur pool, butterfly house. I hope they could have made them free for their stay-in guests. I like the fresh fruit shake sold in their foodcourt and their waitresses were also friendly and accommodating. I'd like to come back as soon as they introduced new improvements such an installation of an internet connection and a television.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2013Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Denis F wrote a review Jan 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful place! The pools were very refreshing, the japanese hot pool was very therapeutic, although I noticed most people did not swim in it as it is very hot! But for a Canadian like myself it was like the hottest hot tub experience ever. Highly recommend!
Read more
Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
msvelasco1981 wrote a review Nov 2011
Sumter, South Carolina, United States38 contributions35 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the first time I ever wanted to write a review, but everyone needs to know about how crappy this place is...

We recently took a family vacation here last week and the place does NOT look like anything on their brochures or on their site. I don't quite understand how this place can even get 3 1/2 stars on trip advisor either. It is so far out that once you're there, it's hard to turn back and find another place to go. So we arrive and we have to pay an entrance fee to enter the place. Imagine any hotel or resort letting you pay to enter their area even after paying for your hotel room, in our case we stayed in 2 villas. You would also assume that all the facilities would be free since we paid for 2 villas, NOPE. I would be okay if we paid for a one time admission fee to use their facilities, but instead we had to pay crazy prices (per person, per facility/ride) to use their really exaggerated, substandard facilities every single day. Imagine a hotel charging you extra to use their pool, to use your iron or laptop (yes they charge extra for that too), to use picnic tables, etc. The pools were basic, something you would see in someone's backyard. Ishikawa bathouse... I don't even know what the hell that was... because it sure didn't look like one to me... it basically look like a dirty public restroom area. There's no phone in your rooms either, so whenever there's something wrong with your room or you need room service (room service lol i don't think it even exist here), you have to walk like half a mile to their office at the front of the resort. Rooms are substandard: no TV, no phone, aircon barely works, and if you use any personal items they charge you for using their electricity lol crazy. Also, their facilities are not safe either, my sister in law's son fell down the steps going to their room because there's no handrails or guards and also they have wild dogs and cats living in the premises too. We had a dog with really bad mange near our rooms begging for food. Also, what's up with the greasy feeling tiles? Also, their spa facility, The Blade Spa" is a joke. The place looked like the room the Vietcongs tortured Rambo in Rambo 2. There's no aircon, pretty much open air with the mosquitoes. Also, their prices are ridiculous, considering the area.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2011
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Go to Palmas del Mar
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
j d wrote a review Jan 2012
Alabama1 contribution27 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
You would think that a mountain resort is a place where you can do alot of fun activities during the day and get a good night rest in the evening... Well this is no place to spend a quiet, cozy moment whenever you need it. I understand the place is so popular that's why its always I mean always packed, and during peak season you could bump into each other wherever you go... We did mountain trekking/pool dipping, "ride for life" thing, eating, swimming, and alot of walking so when the evening comes we were so tired and just ready to have a goooood night sleep but here goes these people who got a room literally next to us, brought a big "karaoke system" and played the thing all night long til morning, PLUS they were laughing and screaming to the top o their lungs like they were on drugs, we assumed they were on drugs because if they were on alcohol and drunk, that could knock them out. They have these security guards with their automatic weapons and loaded guns so we thought they would take care of it because they were definitely disturbing not just us but all other people. We couldn't go out and make complain to these security guards because we were scared that they might do some crazy things to us, because theyw ere there right in
front of our exit. So we waited the next morning and made complaints about it, we did not really ask for any kind of reimbursement, we just gave them a advice that "hey look, if you want foreigners to come to this place you better do some improvements on these matters." It could have been a trip of our life but it was ruined, ruined because of LACK OF SECURITY AND LACK OF STRICT IMPLEMENTATION OF RULES in terms of respecting other occupants. Hell, they said try to respect and tolerate some people playing music, but how about try to respect other people's right to a nice vacation.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2011
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Choose their most expensive one, that way yo avoid being in close proximity to other people that...
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Melody wrote a review Feb 2011
Camogli, Italy60 contributions55 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
As the previous comments mainly say the spot is unique but the facilities pretty bad. It's because the resort is ran by the government so no one really cares.
We first asked for a room as it seemed to be the best but when we saw it we asked to change for a cottage. The room looked like it hasn't been touched since the 70's and was probably already ugly at that time. The cottage is big and well situated. I travel quite regularly and I can say that's the first time I'm saying that the room was really dirty. The bed sheet and towels look like they're cleaned once a year using only the wind from the montain. The floor was so greasy that you could ice skating. I'll spare you the description of the bathroom.
The good side is definitely the environment. Big swimming pools fulfilled with water from the mountain and the hot springs. Go to watch the bats, big as seagulls. Don't hesitate to do the seven waterfalls hiking. Get the help from a voluntary guide, very helpful and nice. The seventh waterfall is a bit hard but definitely worth it. Then after a hard day trecking finish by the SPA. Very nice as well (private management), ran by good professionals, reasonable price and located by the river. Better to ask them to switch off the music and enjoy the sound of the streamed water and weird animals noises from the jungle.
My recommandation is to come early morning, enjoy the whole park. The food court is correct if you don't mind some heavy metal music and dancing ladyboys, then leave in the evening. Don't sleep there even if it's very quiet and quite rare these days.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
John A wrote a review Jan 2012
Richmond, Virginia27 contributions44 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a quiet cottage where the entranced and primary view was against a beautiful hillside.. but it turns out it was where all the workers there gathered and noisily did chores all day.. we complained but there was nothing they could/would do. even construction was going on 15 feet from our entrance as they prepared materials for other areas of the resort. overall the place has a lot of potential but from a service level they really have no idea of what reasonable expectations are concerning foreign tourist.. also, no security anywhere.. we were sometimes 'befriended' by young men on the paths in the jungle that wanted to help us or guide us to various places but we had no idea who these people were.. when hiking on some of the trails we encountered groups of young filipino men camped out and making food and for all we know they could have been rebels. we just had no idea.. they didnt seem to be tourist.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2011
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: make sure you see your accomadation before you book it.
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
LyndonP wrote a review Aug 2010
Lexington Park17 contributions13 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I am a believer in that reviews need to be taken with a grain of salt – a lot depends on what the person writing the review expected. If you are looking for somewhere that will cater to your every whim, then this isn’t the place for you. On the other hand, if you are looking for a bit of a getaway and to enjoy a natural environment, Mambukal might be for you.

Mambukal is set in the mountains, and as such makes use of a lot of the natural topography. There are primitive steps, roads, and trails throughout the resort, but make sure to watch your step as they are rough and in poor repair (in places). The structures for the most part blend into the natural environment – there is nothing too garish that takes away from the natural beauty.

Most everything is fee based, you pay a fee to get into the resort (P30 per person at this writing), a fee to park, a fee for most activities, a fee for the pools (good for all day), but the fees are quite reasonable (20 – 100 Pesos per person). Activities include 2 pools, a volcano fed hot dipping pool, spa, wall climbing, slide for life, boating, canopy walk, butterfly garden, and walking up into the mountains to view and swim in the waterfalls. Watching the hundreds of bats in the trees is free.

They have a variety of accommodations ranging from a simple 2 bed room (4 rooms to a cottage with separate entrances) to suites. Prices range from P900 to P4000. We stayed in the cheapest room and while it was not luxurious, it was functional. It consisted of a tile floor, kitchen area (no fridge or stove, but sink with counter), bathroom with hot shower (good water pressure), armoire, and the beds (decent mattress). The air conditioner mounted in the wall performed well, and power was reliable. Only downside was no television, but our intent was to go and relax, not watch TV. Beer was available at the food court, but there was no bar to sit and have a drink (or two).

The food court was a bit primitive (think small hole in the wall restaurants from the city, but outdoors) with picnic tables and three restaurants to chose from (menus were quite similar). We ate at all three and didn’t have any tummy issues, not gourmet fare but it kept the hungry monster away. Prices were not outrageous but were a little higher than in the city. Unless you leave the resort this is the only dining option, the sari sari stores are located close by outside the entrance.

The best part of our two days there was our trip to the hot dipping pool and the spa. The hot pool felt real good, the water runs in from a natural hot spring and it was on the upper end of comfortable. There were hoses available with cold water so you could rinse down or run some cold water in your area to moderate the temperature. It was a good prelude to a spa treatment just outside the pool. The spa was open air with a native roof but the treatment rooms had curtains for privacy. I will admit that I have never had a massage before so I have nothing to compare to, but I thought it was incredible. The masseuse was very through and I felt like well done spaghetti when it was done. The full hour massage was 400 Pesos (30 minutes for 250 Pesos) and was the best $8 I ever spent. The spa offers massages, body scrubs, foot spas, manicures, pedicures, and facials. Nothing is over 600 pesos (compared to 2500 Pesos and up at Plantation Bay) so it would be forgivable if (and that is a big IF) the quality isn’t up to Plantation Bay’s standards.

As long as you are not expecting a lot in the way of amenities or nightlife, and don’t mind roughing it a bit, Mumbukal is worth spending a day or two at – we will be going back on our next trip to Negros.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2010
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
abbey g wrote a review Aug 2014
Manila, Philippines24 contributions24 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
First off, these resort is accessible by riding a mini bus, but i dnt know where you can catch the bus because we have a van service. Entrance fee is 50 pesos and there other fees to be collected upon use of the facility. They dont have an all inclusive rate. According to our driver/tour guide, there 7 falls there. And the staffs inform us that people can only swim in the 6-7th falls. Whats surprised us is that people who has packed foods or any food are not allowed to pass 1st fall onwards going to the 6th and 7th falls! So we need to reroute our way going there, and its far!
Here comes the trekking up there. Its like a minir climb to mountain climbers but for us its difficult to the highest level! Well, we still get to see the beautiful overlooking mountains and lands. Near the 6th fall,its a rough road full of stones. But when we reach the 7th fall, amazing! Very cool water, just perfect for sunny day. Thats we're we ate our lunch bought from the resort's foodcourt. The pancit canton is really good. We also have savory grilled porkchop and grilled fish. Food prices range 80-150 pesos, also depending on how it was cooked. Fresh Seafoods are also available. After our trip to the falls, we head to dipping pool. Its hot water is perfect for our tired limbs. Just few reminders, if your going up there as a group, there are people who help you in your trekking on your way up and down. These people will ask for donations after they assist you, and will ask to add more afrter you gave some money. These are not legit tour guides. Their official tour guides are in uniform and the entrance staff will inform you that tour guide is free but can give donations.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Stuart H asked a question Apr 2021
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
I want make booking 5 April to 8 April for 2 people
jasznatalicio_0911 asked a question Aug 2019
Manila, Philippines5 contributions1 helpful vote
Is daytour to mambukal okay?
Answer from Des
Quezon City, Philippines597 contributions175 helpful votes
yes, we only did day tour
Answer from marymon31
New York City, New York146 contributions30 helpful votes
We never tried calling this resort. The place opens at 8:30 am. If you want to know renting a cottage there, just ask the people at the gate.
d_angel asked a question Mar 2017
Cebu Island, Philippines
How much is your room rate for 4 pax?Thank you!
Dirk W wrote a tip Apr 2018
Bantayan Island, Philippines35 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Villa at the Lane or for couples the regular ones"
Read full review
Jaz B wrote a tip Mar 2017
2 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"villa rooms located near the dipping pool for easy access to amenities"
Read full review
Anie Rose C wrote a tip Mar 2017
Cebu City, Philippines4 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"the rooms near the pools are noisy so if you want to have some privacy choose the room far from the pool."
Read full review
Lots T wrote a tip May 2016
7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go there to enjoy the falls, have a short dip, take your pictures, then go. The other amenities are not that great."
Read full review
spiderkingdom wrote a tip Mar 2016
Iloilo City, Philippines14 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We chose the LGU cottage"
Read full review
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Bacolod area.
ALSO KNOWN AS
mambukal hot spring hotel bacolod
LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasNegros IslandNegros OccidentalBacolod
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

MAMBUKAL HOT SPRING RESORT - UPDATED 2024 Reviews (Bacolod, Philippines) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Mambukal Hot Spring Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Mambukal Hot Spring Resort?
Nearby attractions include Mambukal Resort & Wildlife Sanctuary (0.2 km) and Butterfly Sanctuary at Mambukal Resort (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mambukal Hot Spring Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
What food & drink options are available at Mambukal Hot Spring Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Mambukal Hot Spring Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mambukal Hot Spring Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mambukal Hot Spring Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Mambukal Hot Spring Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Mambukal Hot Spring Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
All Bacolod HotelsBacolod Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Bacolod
Things to DoRestaurantsFlightsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars