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Hippocampus Beach Resort

Bounty Beach, 6013 Philippines
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#6 of 15 hotels in Malapascua Island
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Hippocampus Beach Resort is centrally located on the main beach of Malapascua Island, Bounty Beach. Totaling 18 rooms with three different categories, including basic fan standard room, superior air conditioning rooms, and deluxe beachfront air conditioned rooms. It has a beachfront bar and restaurant with beer garden, tables on the beach, and bean bags for sunset happy hour. In house scuba diving school, Devocean Divers, and in house Kitesurfing school, Malapascua Kitesurfing.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Evening entertainment
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Bottled water
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, German
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Christian K wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions6 helpful votes
It’s sort of a home away from home. Except, people are more friendly. In the recent light of covid-19 scares, this is when you get to see people as they are. Here are the friendliest and most helpful staff, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. We got help with transport, pharmacy runs to the mainland and so much more, while still feeling we belonged. It’s the best place. Nothing else to be said about it.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded 13 May 2020
Those are very kind words for such an ugly guy! Haha! Thanks for also being so understanding while you guys were here. It was great meeting you and we really hope to have you back here again after this is all over! Take care in cold Denmark!
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Julie B wrote a review Mar 2020
Patong, Thailand3 contributions
If you are traveling to Malapascua, and you don’t know where to stay, look no further. Hippocampus has everything you want in a hotel. It’s directly on the beach, rooms are great, has a packed beach bar, staff are nice and very attentive. Manager will go beyond, and make sure you feel welcomed and have the time of your life. Nothing but love for this place, and we will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded 13 May 2020
THANK YOU SO MUCH, it was so nice having you guys here. Hope to see you guys back under some more normal conditions! Take Care, Lee
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Amanda wrote a review Mar 2020
Manila, Philippines22 contributions7 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights in a Deluxe beachfront room. Very convenient location. They had a faucet by the balcony to rinse sand off your shoes - very thoughtful. I also liked that they provided the complimentary drinking water in a glass bottle everyday rather than in single-use plastic water bottles. Everyone should be doing that! Bathroom was a bit cramped, there was no bidet or pail with "tabo". No tv so you will really be encouraged to go out and find stuff to do. Wifi didn't work most of the time. Didn't get welcome drinks even though the room inclusion said there were.
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Date of stay: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded 13 May 2020
Hi there and thanks for your comments! We are glad you enjoyed our environmental touches as well :) We try to keep our environmental footprint down as much as we can. We apologize about the welcome drinks - please come back and visit us after this pandemic and we can offer you some yummy cocktails in place of those welcome drinks! As for our Wifi, it's a curse on this island... most places wifi doesn't work at all because we have no solid connection to the mainland. Thanks for the feedback and the kind words. Hope to see you again!
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Jamien O wrote a review Feb 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia252 contributions45 helpful votes
We stayed here for 5 days. Rooms are clean, have AC, wall fan, hot water shower come with decent size balcony. Bathroom is a bit small but ok with us. Cafe serves wonderful meals with friendly staff. There’s a Devocean dive centre operated there, local DM are knowledgeable and friendly too. If you want hassle free, the dive centre can help you to arrange pick up from Cebu Airport all the way to the island with charges. Hope to make a trip back there again...
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded 2 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for the kind words! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back soon!
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Maggie W wrote a review Jan 2020
53 contributions22 helpful votes
Booked our stay through devocean divers. Little pricier then normal for us but the service is great and free a la carte breakfast every morning! Rooms are very clean and super convenient if you are diving with devocean divers.
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Date of stay: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Hi there, Thank you for your wonderful comments! We're so happy you enjoyed your time here with us and our yummy breakfast. We hope to see you again soon!
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US$48 - US$63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hippocampus Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Hippocampus Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Bounty Beach (0.06 km) and Logon Church (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hippocampus Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hippocampus Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hippocampus Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ocean Vida, The Craic House, and Oscar's Bar and Restaurant Malapascua.
Does Hippocampus Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hippocampus Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Hippocampus Beach Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hippocampus Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Filipino.
Does Hippocampus Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.