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Cancuay, Tan-awan, Oslob 6025 Philippines
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#24 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Oslob
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Seafari Resort Oslob is an adventure resort where you can also dine and relax away from the busy world, and ..... At affordable and reasonable prices considering what you get for your money!

If you want to swim or dive with whale sharks, this is the place.

If you want to experience clean water and fresh air, this is the place.

If you want to enjoy amazing natural 300 ft high waterfalls, this is the place.

If you want to enjoy white beach, swimming and sun bathing, this is the place

If you want to watch the sea turtle home in front of our beach, this is the place

If you want to enjoy ambiance, privacy, dine and relax, this is the place.

Our staff will make your stay amazing, fantastic and unforgettable, they are friendly and helpful and will make you feel at home....

In short: If you want a memorable stay in the Philippines, this is the place to be!

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English, Dutch, Filipino, German
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Troy T wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Don't book anything at this hotel. They refuse to give refunds for bookings that were COVID restricted. We booked a stay for 3/16-18 but couldn't travel as COVID hit the Philippines only 2 days before this booking. They will not refund my money even though COVID restrictions wouldn't allow anyone to travel. This is clearly wrong. It sounds like the owner of this property has a pretty poor reputation for service.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Vasil P wrote a review Feb 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
We are staying nearby in a hotel and we had a trip down the stairs to have a look for a beach. We came across this place and thought we can just chill out on the sun beds as there was no one around. We sat down and a woman came by and said we need a minimum spend of 1000 pesos and we can stay there. We thought yeah no problem, it's 5 of us and we were going to order drinks and food anyway. We had drinks, had food and went back on the sun beds. That's when member of staff came within 5 minutes with the bill, and said we need to leave now. We explained what was told to us and he said he will speak to someone. Then this old guy came over, and literally said "You need to pay and then leave" THAT WAS THE OWNER!!!!. No introduction or explanation at all!. He then says it is 750 pesos per person to stay there?! So we explained again the deal and he begins to argue with us. The rudest owner I have ever met. We explained to him that if we knew the ridiculous price beforehand we wouldn't have stayed in his "resort". We asked how many guests there is, and he replied 3. So we were the only people spending money there and he wanted us out. Safe to say, we paid our bill and left immediately. What poor poor customer service, the "owner".
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Guram Sherozia wrote a review Jan 2020
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania292 contributions171 helpful votes
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So, the breakfast is too poor, almost nothing and it is important when you dont really have big choice around. Rooms were too small and pay attention, in some websites they havent mentioned that they dont have air cond. In some rooms. Also, pools are not that clean and they dont have beach, or I cant call it beach at all :) About stairs I cant complain, cause it was mentioned in all reviews and its good for your muscles :) but yes, if you arent strong enough - be warned about this loongest and terrible stairs. Reception guys were nice and friendly, also price was reasonable and surrounding also fine. Overall rating can be something satisfying.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Asya Karsheva Borgenas wrote a review Jan 2020
Palma de Mallorca, Spain52 contributions51 helpful votes
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One star just to be able to write the review. For start, are 260 steps down to the place ( don't forget you have to go up again), I think is like 10-12 floor building. The good news is they are bringing the bags.We had rented superior room for ~108euros. What was our surprise to find 1 big and 1small towels for 2 people in the room, and we had to talk,bring logic, and after 2 hours of discussion we manage to have (extra towels). Ok, we paid for whale shark watching and snorkelling and I had to remain them 3 times to return to me my change, and finaly- stay and ask for it. The room was old, dirty, no any wardrobe, or clothes hanger, or anything to put your luggage or clothes. Bathroom out of words. The food, what is available from the menu, is average standard, but if you want, feel free to climb 260 steps up and down. And the internet and the television - most of the time-no connection, or very bad quality Generally, the building maintenance in Philippines is very bad, but in the same time, generally the cleaning is very good.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kriss O wrote a review Dec 2019
Bangkok, Thailand54 contributions33 helpful votes
Bit of a shock on arrival however in the light of day it was very satisfying. Turtles close to shore, eagles and if lucky the whale sharks pass by late morning. Good AC and shower, food ok, Housekeeping a bit slack.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ShehLopez wrote a review Sep 2019
paranaque63 contributions19 helpful votes
Place itself is just so-so. Rooms are so-so as well. Pool and jacuzzi were dirty when we got there. Location is close to whale sharks which is the main reason we booked there. Fair warning to potential guests that this resort is not conducive for elderlies or those who hate stairs. 😅 It has a fairly rough stair climb at least 5 stories I would say or more from the room to entrance/front desk. They zip line your bags down to your rooms. 😅 Nice view to the sea though and they take care of you when you book your whale shark tour with them.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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wtatew wrote a review Jul 2019
Fort Myers Florida24 contributions1 helpful vote
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We stayed for 2 nights (too many) and had 3 different rooms. We reserved rooms online and the accommodations were not what was promised. Our 2 bedroom room just had one. Our friend who reserved a 4 person room by the shore was given a one person room over the office and had to pay more to be upgraded to what he originally ordered. While arguing with the manager a rat ran from the office building by wife's legs into the open air cafe. The stairs which you must climb in and out of the resort are dangerously steep and poorly maintained (I have several pictures of the disrepair). Do not come here with children, elderly, or if you are not in good shape. I read there were 256 steps. I honestly didn't count. Our rooms had air condition only in the bedroom, which made every other room way too hot to stay in. There is poor wifi only in the cafe area, so you must be willing to take the stairs for that. Also, there are no phones in the rooms, so if you have a complaint or request, you must be willing to take the stairs for that as well. Our room had ripped curtains, stained chairs, the roof was leaking, if you sat at the toilet your knees were about an inch from the wall (that may have been just me (I'm about 6 feet). Our shower had no curtain, the rain-spout shower was only good for people 5 feet and under and didn't work well anyway. There was only 2 temperatures.... very cold and slightly less cold. The sink cabinet was stained on the inside and the outside was peeling away. The hotel staff used the water feature outside our room and any nearby railing to dry the linens. Speaking of linens, you are given 1 sheet, towel, and pillow per person. No more. And no blankets. Annnnnd, the power went out. They have no backup system when such a thing occurs. We were without power from around 9pm to 12:30 at night. Even with the ocean breeze that we relied on we were sweating like pigs. Add to that that we were in a hotel with extremely steep stairs that were completely open to the elements (it had rained hard). It was extremely dangerous. The beach is a shell and rock beach with tons of seaweed and no coral that I could see. Better to stick to the small pools (which were nice). There is also a "labeled" Jacuzzi. But it has no water jets and the water is not heated, so it''s really just a smaller pool. Oh....for some crazy reason they have a trampoline on one of the rooftops. My girls were eager to try it out, but Daddy had to veto that one. Oh...and my mother-in-law was pissed that there was no free coffee in the rooms. All that said, the view was nice.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Noelle D wrote a review Jun 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah23 contributions4 helpful votes
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I lived in the Philippines for 2 years and stayed in 8 hotels there for my most recent trip (not all of which were great), so when I say that I absolutely loved my stay at Seafari, I mean it. TLDR We had a beautiful room, great service, lovely view, and a relaxing evening. How to get there: We travelled from Dumaguete to the hotel by bus, and we just followed along on Google maps to see when to get off, which worked out very well (we yelled "diri lang mi" or "stop please" a few hundred feet before the hotel). The front of the hotel is very unassuming. It's a white front with the word "Seafari" painted on. The lobby up top will help you check in. Be prepared for stairs! Service: The service was absolutely incredible! Right from the second we arrived, we were able to book a trip to see the whale sharks the next morning. Other reviews mention the stairs. They were awful, it's true, but the staff is incredible. They zipline your bags to your room when you arrive. When it's time to leave, they offer to carry them up the stairs for you. We only stayed one night, and when we went to see the whale sharks we couldn't because of bad weather. However, our tour guide tried tirelessly for three hours to get our group a spot to see the sharks. They were very apologetic and offered to help every group have another opportunity to go. Please TIP the employees! It may not be customary in the Philippines, but if they carry your 50 lb bag up the stairs they deserve it :) Room: The room was impressively beautiful. Other hotels I've stayed at in the Philippines have had gross beds and sheets, dirty bathrooms, and broken functions. This room was clean, pretty, had hot shower water, a comfy bed, and fantastic air conditioning. The door was a little bit hard to open/close, but it was added security I guess. We had a beautiful view of the resort and ocean. When we got to our room, they'd placed a little towel animal on our bed. It's not a 5-star hotel by any means, and you have to go in knowing that, but this room was clean and pretty. It felt like a little beach cottage and was so fun. Food: The food was sooo yummy! We only had one meal there, but there were so many options on the menu and we both loved what we got. I had chicken adobo, and it was some of the yummiest adobo I've ever had. You can't bring food in from outside, which is a downside, but we were able to sneak some through in our bags.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Daniel Safar wrote a review May 2019
Kunovice, Czech Republic161 contributions91 helpful votes
We booked this hotel online only 24 hours before our arrival as it was one of few with vacancies. The reception is just next to main road at the edge of the cliff and the hotel is actually located on a steeper cliff which means there are loads of stairs to take to get from your room to reception (uphill direction), if you have any fitness/mobility issues, definitely it is no go hotel for you. The view from the reception is great, the reception very basic with staff with poor English proficiency. restaurant OK, but nothing remarkable. Pools were dirty, room spacious, beds OK. Free short trip to whale watching from the hotel and also they managet to get us tickets for a boat from Oslob to Panglao (Apekop company I think) which saved us a hassle of travelling back to Cebu.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Nicole K wrote a review May 2019
Grand Junction, Colorado48 contributions7 helpful votes
This place has all of the possibilities but is very disappointing. Most of the staff was unfriendly and made you feel like you were bothering them when you asked for something. They refused to give me a pillow unless I paid an extra hundred pesos. They refused to give me a blanket. The pool was disgusting as there are many children in the pool area and I never saw anyone test the chemicals. The food was average at best. The showerhead fell off and landed on my head. I requested a room with two beds since I am traveling with my brother. They told me that I had booked a double bed. I showed them the confirmation which then he explained he was going to upgrade my room. There was no upgrade, it was the room in the picture that I had paid for. The sound of the ocean is amazing and the location is brilliant. If they cared at all this would be an amazing resort. The Wi-Fi never worked in three days that we were there. Such a disappointment as it truly is beautiful! They never cleaned our room while we were there
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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US$37 - US$39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasCebu IslandOslob
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Seafari Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Seafari Resort?
Nearby attractions include Dumaluan Beach (1.4 km), Hinagdanan Cave (6.4 km), and Tarsier Botanika (1.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Seafari Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Seafari Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Seafari Resort?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Seafari Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Garlic 'n lemon bistro, Luna Rossa Vegetarian Italian Restaurant, and Vanilla Sky Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Seafari Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Seafari Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Dutch, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Seafari Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Baclayon Church (13.6 km) and Balay Kabilin (10.5 km).
Does Seafari Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.