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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
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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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Benners Hean wrote a review Nov 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom59 contributions33 helpful votes
My girlfriend and I stayed here in October. It is located right next to a beach, and has loungers for bathing. The room was comfortable and spacious. The food is good, and to top it off you get free breakfast
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Date of stay: October 2018
1 Helpful vote
Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded 4 Dec 2018
Hey there! Thanks for the kind words, we are glad you enjoyed your stay! See you next time!
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Graziosa the Traveller wrote a review Oct 2018
Luzon, Philippines722 contributions57 helpful votes
This is where we stay for 2 days and room is clean, location is great, ambiance is peaceful because of near in bounty beach but all in all experience is great. They have mini bar and restaurant,you dont need to go anywhere. Just a little bit pricey on their drinks and food.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded 18 Oct 2018
Hi there! Thanks for the great review about our rooms, location, ambiance, and the beach! We are sad to hear that you viewed our menu as too expensive - if you will compare us to other restaurants in the same location and same quality/service level, you will see we offer the same prices, but even better quality food and service :) We are actually one of (maybe the only) restaurants in the island who serve romaine lettuce, and not old iceburg lettuce. Our kitchen was overhauled in the last two years including a new menu from a very experienced chef and training our kitchen staff on different cooking methods. Our food is in the upper level of price on the island sure, but it's also in the upper level of quality and taste. We also offer buy one get one free cocktails using premium alcohol and ingredients from 4-7pm everyday which is unworldly prices for what you get. I know I would pay 15$ for a Mojito like that at home! ;) Anyhow, It's your preference where you choose to eat, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks and we hope to see you again!
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George C wrote a review Oct 2018
Hong Kong, China269 contributions46 helpful votes
This a a very peacful and quiet resort for those travellers enjoy a relaxing holiday. Room is clean and tidy with balcony, however you need to prepare your toiletries as they provide soap only. It can be understandable for environmental protection and I support this. Food is nice and they can arrange airport pick up for you, cost around 5000 peso including car and boat. It took around 3 hours from Cebu airport to the pier and around 1 hour boat trip to the resort. So be prepared for this. Everything will be well organized for you if you make prior arrangement with the resort.
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Date of stay: September 2018
1 Helpful vote
Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded 18 Oct 2018
Thank you so much George! We are happy you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you back! Hippo Team
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JRTL1962 wrote a review Oct 2018
Singapore, Singapore300 contributions107 helpful votes
A group of 7 of us stayed here for 4 nights on a short scuba diving trip. We booked through Devocean Divers. The rooms are basic and clean. The air-conditioning and fan are a bit noisy, but you'll probably need these to sleep. The bathroom was clean and functional (the electric shower worked well enough). Staff were very friendly and service level was great. On Saturday night they had excellent live music. Prices for the food and beverages were extremely reasonable. The pork chop was especially good. I'd be happy to stay at this place again given the same price point. Don't expect luxury, but for a dive this this was great. The staff were all very nice too.
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Date of stay: September 2018
1 Helpful vote
Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded 18 Oct 2018
Hi there! Thanks for the lovely words! We are happy you enjoyed the live music and the food and beverages! From your description, it sounds like you were in one of our Standard AC rooms... these rooms feature window type AC and wall fans. These are our most basic rooms, but we actually have two other categories above these rooms with silent AC! Maybe you can try one next time! Thanks and best regards, Hippo Team
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castillohermoso wrote a review Aug 2018
Lugano, Switzerland21 contributions4 helpful votes
Great place to enjoy Malapascua! Rooms are spacious and clean, upstairs you get also a big balcony! AC is good and quiet. Shower with enough space to shower (if you have been to Philippines you know what I mean). Staff is friendly and available. You get a Welcome drink when you arrive. If you ask they will place beach chairs for you. The in-house dive shop (Devocean) is competent, efficient and friendly! However be careful to the slight higher prices compared to the neighbours (they price matched when I asked!). The restaurant is also very good with nice food and cocktails: at the happy hour (4pm to 7pm) you get 2 for 1. They are somewhat overpriced, so only at the happy hour you get a fair price. Do check also for neighbours bars and compare. Location of the restaurant is
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Date of stay: July 2018
1 Helpful vote
Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded 27 Aug 2018
Hi there! Thanks for your review - we are very happy you enjoyed your stay! Our bar and restaurant is definitely the mid-high range in the island, but that is for a reason... you get a beachfront location and view, you get great service, and we use quality ingredients and of course we make a mean cocktail! Same goes for our food! We are happy you enjoyed, none-the-less. Our service can sometimes be slow, yes, but that also goes back to the fact that everything is made fresh and with no short cuts... when you get your drink or your food, you see that it is really worth the extra couple mins wait :) Music nights are every Wednesday and Saturday, yes! It can be sometimes loud but we usually try to finish up around 11PM. We apologize if this was a disturbance to you! We are happy for the 5 Star review and the kind words and we hope to see you again next time! Best, Hippo Team
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US$48 - US$63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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