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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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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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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Bottled water
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, German
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Wandering Canadian wrote a review Mar 2019
23 contributions1 helpful vote
Right on the beach. The live band and karaoke can be loud at night, so ask for a room at the back if you prefer less noise. Rooms are standard. Devocean divers is attached to the resort but you can dive with any company you want. Happy hour at the bar from 4-7. Restaurant food is amazing! Not as cheap as local food, but good selection and delicious, especially the breakfast. Nice to enjoy a drink with a view.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded 23 Mar 2019
Hi there! Thanks for the kind words, by why only 3 stars dude? ;) To clarify, the live band is only on Wednesday and Saturday nights and goes up until 11PM. We never have karaoke, so that is not a problem. We have three categories of rooms, each having more amenities and thus a higher price than the other, depending on which you choose. Thank you again for the review, we hope to see you back again!
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Justina B wrote a review Feb 2019
London, United Kingdom172 contributions29 helpful votes
Myself & my partner have decided to take a little break from our online jobs and find a little escape on a gorgeous island of Malapascua. Whenever we travel around South East Asia, we don't focus on the actual accommodation that much, since we are always out and about exploring, and we think that the basic amenities such as bed, shower, toilet & air-con is a must, everything else is a bonus. However, Hippocamus not only met all of our expectations but they actually went above & beyond. When we arrived, we realised that the resort is right on the beachfront of Bounty beach so it only took us 1 minute to walk from where we got dropped off. Super easy! We were welcomed by lovely staff of Hippocampus, they all had lovely smiles and seemed to be very approachable. We've also met up
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Date of stay: February 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded 23 Mar 2019
Thank you so much guys!!!
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David B wrote a review Feb 2019
49 contributions9 helpful votes
A great spot to see live music in the outdoor bar under the stars, right next to the sea. The cocktail list is a must with well trained and tentative staff this place is a must every Saturday and Wednesday night. During the day the food menu has been well designed offering local and more well know dishes. There is a kiteschool next the the main reception offering lessons or you can just chill out on the Stand Up Paddle boards. The Hippocampus is a must for anyone visiting Malapascua island.
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Date of stay: December 2017
1 Helpful vote
Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded 23 Mar 2019
Cheers Dave!
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Cornell_Hotelie_94 wrote a review Dec 2018
Hong Kong, China122 contributions103 helpful votes
I stayed at the Hippocampus as part of a package with Devocean. This is a good option if you are diving as you can come and go easily from dives. Note that my friend stayed 5 mins away and used Devocean with ease, so if cost is an issue, there might be better options nearby. The rooms are basic but clean with air con and fan. The water pressure was very low, so there is hot water but expect to take a long shower to shampoo and wash. Note: The property would be MUCH better with concrete paths from the restaurant or a water rinse in front of each room. I ended up with way too much sand in the room even after trying to rinse at a single tap in front of the rooms. This is an easy fix which should be done. There is a nice bar next to the dive shop that has lots of
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Date of stay: November 2018
1 Helpful vote
Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded 27 Dec 2018
Hi there! Thanks for your review and your constructive feedback! You say it is written for travelers, but it is also great for us owners to read to get your ideas and feedback on positive change in the resort. As for comparison of our pizza to Angelinas.... well, let's just say that they are an Italian Pizzeria and we are a beach resort with a mixed menu. Pizza is their specialty, so naturally their pizzas are very delicious! However, we still think our pizzas are yummy too -we apologize if yours was not :( We are continually working to improve our food here and always working with our kitchen and consultants to provide a better experience for our guests. We are making small adjustments almost every day, tweaking recipes here and there and trying to get it just right. We hope that next time you come back we can win you back :) As for the concrete paths or the rinse area in front of the rooms - this is a great feedback and something we started working on already! We don't want to put concrete paths everywhere because we want you to feel like you are on the beach, hence the sand. However, we WILL be installing a new rinse system for each room to make sure you can get that sand off before getting in the room! We hope you can come back to test it out next time and we invite you for a free cocktail to enjoy for giving us honest feedback and a great idea. Thanks and we hope to see you again! Hippo Team
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Keen O wrote a review Nov 2018
33 contributions8 helpful votes
After meeting the dashingly handsome Canadian owner and manager I had to stay for his charming personality and militant Acouting. The cocktails were delicious with the best happy hour on the island using premium import alcohol instead of the local poison the other places seemed to all be using. The menu was great but the specials they offered were on another level. Who ever the chef was behind those specials was a culinary master of the highest regard. I hope the owners pay him well because that’s one asset you don’t want to loose. Just to die for! The accommodation was beautiful and clean. Right on the beach with air con and hot showers. Looks like the place had just been overhauled and everything looked so new and shiny. What a great price for such high end
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Date of stay: November 2018
1 Helpful vote
Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded 4 Dec 2018
Thanks Roberto for your excellent review - and thanks for your binge drinking in our bar. I think you hold the record for highest tab ever accumulated! We never went through more Jagermeister than when you were here - you must be a hunter? Yes, our food specials are outrageously good and the good news is that they will be hitting the regular menu soon! See you next time, gangster!
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US$48 - US$63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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