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Hippocampus Beach Resort

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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)
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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
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
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Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, German
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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, India222 contributions48 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, France15 contributions8 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
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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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PRICE RANGE
US$48 - US$63 (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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