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Hippocampus Beach Resort

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Bounty Beach, 6013 Philippines
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#6 of 16 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
Beach
Diving
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Massage
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Snorkeling
Windsurfing
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
Safe
Bottled water
Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, German
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George C wrote a review Oct 2018
Hong Kong, China268 contributions66 helpful votes
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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
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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 contributions108 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
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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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Alessio L wrote a review Aug 2018
Lugano, Switzerland22 contributions5 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
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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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Kaladevee wrote a review Jun 2018
Singapore, Singapore55 contributions12 helpful votes
The name and the logo they use to represent their resort definitely does not match. However, I have to tell that I had the best time in that resort and no trivial things like this bothered me. This resort is right in front of the bounty beach and one can just relax on the hammocks and have the best view. Well the thing that bothered me a lot were the boats but I know one can’t help it as there is a row of dive shops and they have all their small boats parked right in front of the resort. Hippocampus has a dive shop run by Luke, a person from UK, under the name of Devocean. They are professional and their local dive guides are amazing bunch of people. Well we all know that Filipinos are known for their hospitality. The island’s best bartender is also found in Hippocampus and
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded 13 Jun 2018
Hey Sassy! Thank you so much for your feedback and your time to write such a long and detailed review - this will help us a lot to improve. A small excurs about the history of our logo: The name "Hippocampus" comes from the ancient greek. Hippos means "Horse" and Kampos "Seamonster. A part of the brain is also called Hippocampus in medical terminology as it has the shape of a seahorse. Our Logo is a seahorse formed with bubbles, as it is based on a island famous for diving. We think that sounds round enough. :) Yes, Malapascua got famous for the Tresher Sharks and that is why there are also a lot of dive shops and boats here around. :) But, we are glad you still enjoyed the view. We hope you had also the chance to see Bjorn, our bartender, dancing. He is definitely also the best dancer on the island! I am sorry to hear about ants in your room. We normally don't experience any ants in our room. I hope our housekeeping was finally able to manage it. The toilets in a small island like Malapascua have probably not the same quality as in Singapore. They are plenty of things that might be different. Starting from water pressure, over the size of the pipes you can install here, to the pressure the pipes can handle and so on. In the end, the toilets are definitely good enough to handle normal operations. It can always happen that something gets stuck - that is a small island problem :) A lot of flies are normally just around when it is quite hot and there is no wind. The wind just changed, so, everything safe and sound here. :) Thank you again for all your feedback and we hope to see you again! Cheers and sunny greetings from Malapascua, Stefan
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Pratush wrote a review May 2018
New Delhi, India238 contributions92 helpful votes
Why people has given negative reviews don't know. But after reading negative reviews I had very low hopes with my stay. But it turned out to be outstanding stay. Rooms were average but nice and clean, wifi was weak this is a problem in a Malapascua that's okay. We booked a Aircon room and it turned out to be exceeding expectations. We were offered welcome drinks on arrival. Hotel has a live music on select days, nice bar to meet new people, nice restaurant with amazing beach view.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded 29 Jul 2018
Thanks for the kind words! We hope to see you again!
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marcusdelaney822018 wrote a review May 2018
Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
This was my third trip to Malapascau and every time I have stayed and Hippocampus. Hippocampus is centrally located in the middle of Bounty Beach. The rooms are clean and spacious with comfortable beds, which are thoroughly cleaned on a daily basis. Breakfast is included and with several choices on the menu there is something for everyone. The Hippocampus bar is another great feature of this place as it boast (and rightly so) the best cocktails on the island! Add in live music twice a week and you have an amazing place to stay and relax at. All the staff do an amazing job to make you feel welcome and they cannot do enough for you. I highly recomend staying here as it just keeps getting better and better! I will be back for sure!
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded 5 May 2018
Marcus! Thanks again! It was great to have you back... we look forward to the next time we see you. Take care, Hippocampus Team
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Kerrin B wrote a review Apr 2018
6 contributions2 helpful votes
"Hippo" as the resort is a affectionately know give bounty beach a soul. Caz when the Hippo is a rocking the people come flocking!!! The unplugged open mike music sessions are a highlight on the island. In addition, the food and drink (try a "Divers Spritz" and the "Bangers and Mash" dish) is top notch combined with the friendly staff and in touch management any visit is refreshing and revitalizing. Their professional in-house dive shop Devocean also offers quality diving courses and sub aqua adventures that are not to be missed!!!!
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Jonathan F wrote a review Mar 2018
Paris, France16 contributions41 helpful votes
Hippocampus is probably the best place to stay in malapasqua Small resort, room are simple but there is the necessary Their huge strength come from their service attitude Everyone seems so happy to work here Reception, housekeeping, food and beverage, all the people there are so nice On top of it their food is great One of the best breakfast I got here In Philippines with few nice different option Please do not change anything, we will be back soon Thanks again for you hospitality
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Date of stay: March 2018
3 Helpful votes
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Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded 30 Mar 2018
Hey there! Thanks for the great review! We will try not to change anything, but we will probably be even better when you come back ;) See you next time! Hippocampus Team
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Rrenvi wrote a review Mar 2018
4 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here over the weekend of 3/24/18 for 1 night, our experienced was wonderful the best experienced I had with any hotel in the Island. And I have been frequently visiting Malapascua yearly. We arrived in the island earlier than the check in time, upon registering in the front desk we were informed that the room we booked online is close to an on going contraction so to avoid all the noise we were upgraded to an Ocean View Room. Very big room, very clean, the linens were clean, towels were changed daily. The staff are very attentive, interactive it seems like they are enjoying there job. Food was okay, we enjoyed our Saturday Night in the resort, they had a live band and it played until 1am so it was kinda noisy from our room but it was fine.. above all I highly recommend
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded 30 Mar 2018
Hey there! We are happy you enjoyed your room upgrade :) Sorry about the noise, normally we try to end it up a little earlier than that around midnight, but some nights it may go longer! We hope to see you again soon! Hippocampus Team
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wgc46 wrote a review Mar 2018
Tobermory, Canada4 contributions
Gary here second time here at hippocampus beach resort. Thanks Lee and Christen the rooms were great. Clean comfortable and cool. The staff is amazing, friendly helpful and nice. Dive shop is 5 star rated and I ws so impressed
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort
Responded 30 Mar 2018
Gary! Thanks for coming back again and again! We hope to see you again before you head back to Canada! Send us an email hello@hippo-malapascua.com or call the reception at 09178691307 to get the best rates! Take care and see you guys again soon. Best, Lee
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PRICE RANGE
US$27 - US$36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hippocampus beach hotel malapascua island
LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasCebu IslandMalapascua Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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