Bahura Resort and Spa

Bahura Resort and Spa

Km 20 Maayongtubig Dumaguete, Dauin, Negros Oriental 6217 Philippines
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#7 of 8 resorts in Dauin
3.7 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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This premier beach resort, located in Dauin, offers a variety of recreational activities. Bahura is a beachside property housed within a coconut plantation, and is only half an hour from Dumaguete Airport. Guests will enjoy easy access to a variety of locations, such as numerous historical, cultural, and tourist attractions. Guests can enjoy a vast selection of interesting attractions such as hiking, kayaking, rappelling, picnicking at the beach, and diving in the amazing dive sites of Dumaguete thru an affiliated dive shop owned by another company. The Bahura Resort and Spa is the perfect property for visitors that want a sensibly priced hotel in a grand location.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Diving
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Parking
Internet
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Snorkeling
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

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Km 20 Maayongtubig Dumaguete, Dauin, Negros Oriental 6217 Philippines
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Mystery_Klient wrote a review Feb 2007
Manila, Philippines41 contributions64 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This resort changed owners about 2 years ago, and has been nicely renovated. It doesn't have this tacky 1980's bamboo&florals look of so many other resorts in the Philippines. The villas facing the sea are particularly elegant. The food is good; plenty of DVDs to borrow; staff very helpful. There is a dive club in the resort, kayaks and jet skis to rent, and a coral reef only a few meters off the beach.
It is a bit more expensive than other available resorts in Dauin but is of much higher quality.
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Date of stay: February 2007
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MOHSMD wrote a review Apr 2013
Manila, Philippines121 contributions50 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My family stayed there for 4 days. Pros: Rooms were big. Two double beds per room. Bahura burger and chicken binakol are good dishes to order. Nice, clean pool. My son enjoyed swimming in it.
Cons- Staff is not friendly. Resort is dated.
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Date of stay: April 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Sunshine1705 wrote a review Mar 2012
Manila, Philippines14 contributions26 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was going to place my booking in a famous resort in Dumaguete when I chanced upon the website of Bahura Resort and Spa. Anyone who visits the site will see how better it is from the rest. Of course, what you see online is different from the real thing.

TRANSFERS - I booked online, unfortunately, the package did not come with round trip transfers. It costs an additional 2,000 pesos which I paid at the resort upon check-out. If you booked directly with the resort, transfers are included. An option would be to take a cab from the airport to the resort at 500 pesos one-way. Then arrange the drop-off service at 1,000 pesos from resort to airport after your stay. There are no cabs outside the resort - just ordinary buses that can take you to Dumaguete City at 20 pesos/pax then you transfer to a cab going to the airport - such a big hassle if you have luggage.

ROOMS - I was booked with my husband in one of the hotel rooms on the second level. The room is huge with a nice verandah that overlooks the swimming pools in front, coconut landscape and mountains on the left and the sea on the right. Beautiful. The room has a king bed, coffee table with 2 chairs, mini bar, TV with DVD player. They may consider changing the two chairs into a two-seater couch. Downside is that the room assigned to us had an A/C which made a terrible noise. I looked at the brand and it said "Condura Quiet Series".

BATHROOM - Impressive in a way that it was HUGE and properly lit. The toilet comes with a spray washer (bidet as referred to by some) which is a tiny detail I appreciate. Since the bathroom is too large, they may as well add a few shelves for clothes.

SWIMMING POOLS – biggest and cleanest. What they can improve on would be more lights around the area at night. The resort in general is a bit too dark at night. They should refurbish the pool furniture – they look so old and beaten down.

RESTAURANT – Contrary to what other reviews say about the food, I have enjoyed it very much. I’ve tried Filipino dishes along with the salads and pastas – all very good. My husband and I are very good cooks and we could tell they used the freshest ingredients. The serving is big enough for two people. The breakfast menu is also good. A 10% service charge is on top. One setback though is that service was bad. One evening, the dining area was full with 5 couples and 2 families who were probably there on a day tour. We had to wait more than 40 minutes for our food! Other guests were getting irritated. Management should anticipate arrivals. I heard the chef was off and this was a weekend.

HOUSEKEEPING - I stayed here during low season, however, it is not an excuse to be so understaffed. I inquired about the time they usually clean the rooms, I was told 8:00 am but since there was only one person in charge of this, then it would be “anytime within the day”. Granted I was up with my husband at 8 am, I think this is too early to be cleaning the rooms. It should be around 11am - 2pm. We decided not to have the room cleaned and requested for fresh towels and drinking water for the next day.

SPA – We wanted to book for an hour of massage and inquired about the service. We were advised that one of the villas is set up as a spa, however, since the masseuse would take an hour to get to the resort, then we would need to book them in advance. This means the masseuse is hired on a “per service basis” and not a resort employee. You can't get the massage straight away when you need it. Again, no excuse for being low-season. Management should anticipate guest needs, after all, they call themselves “resort and spa”. We were disappointed and decided to just take the massage when back in Manila. Just to add, before our Dumaguete stay, we were booked at Panglao Island Nature Resort in Bohol and the spa is one of the best we have been to so far, open from 3pm-3am. A huge and beautiful villa is assigned for this with at least 15 masseuses. This is comparable to Antel Spa Hotel in Makati, Metro Manila.

DIVE SHOP – We didn’t do any diving, just snorkeling. Guests are provided free use of snorkel, mask, booties, fins and kayak. The sand on the shore is grayish and stony but you don’t have to go very far to enjoy snorkeling. Right in front of the resort is a marine sanctuary where you can see deep-sea fish at snorkeling level. We enjoyed this tremendously. If you want more, the resort offers snorkeling tours to Apo Island at 1,850 pesos per pax for a minimum of 4 pax. When I returned to Manila, I met a colleague who hails from Dumaguete and she said the reef at Apo Island is amazing and I should’ve tried it. I regret not going.

OTHER SERVICES – The resort did not offer complimentary car service to the city of Dumaguete. You’re basically stuck in the resort. This is our first time in Dumaguete and it would have been a big factor if they at least offered this freebie to allow us to see other places in the area. We were only here for a full 2 days and I was not in the mood to get lost trying to get to the city and back. Anyway, I was informed they offered a free transport service to Malatapay Beach Market (just 10mins away from the resort) on Wednesdays. Just to add, Panglao Island Nature Resort in Bohol offered a free drop off at the mall where we were able to shop for shirts, souvenirs, etc. and they picked us up 3 hours later.

Another important detail: The waters in front of Bahura has sea lice aka jellyfish larvae which is naked to the eye. I got stung during our last day of snorkeling. The bite resembles a mosquito bite but extremely itchy, I didn’t realize it was sea lice until much later when I was back in Manila. The next day, the bite triggered my allergies and I developed rashes on my chest and belly. Soon after I had fever. I thought I had caught dengue. The bite was swollen with water, I consulted a doctor who prescribed oral anti-histamine and betamethasone cream. I still treat the bite to this day with hydrocortisone, 6 months after the incident. It gets itchy from time to time and strangely after I bathe or each time it gets in contact with water. It really is very nasty. This does not mean I do not consider going back to Bahura Resort. It could have been worse as Consider bringing Safe Sea to protect yourself from jelly fish and sea lice.

Overall, stay was pleasant.
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Date of stay: September 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lawrence O wrote a review Jun 2017
Cordova, Philippines146 contributions61 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We are from Cebu and went to Dumaguete with our Car(road trip) we passed by this beautiful resort from our view on the outside but when we tried to get in the guard did not allow us to enter. We just wanted to check the place for future travels back to Dumaguete or just eat at their restaurant but we were advice that its not allowed and we need to call in advance for appointment.

I mean we have travelled to different places and even went to more enpensive resorts 5 star resorts all over the world and im pretty sure you can just enter the vicinity to just even check without doing anything but this resort a small one does not allow such? If you would go the Cebu you can just visit resorts such as Shangrila, Plantstiin Bay, Crimson, JPark and bluewaters and etc by even taking pictures and ordering food at their restaurants. I just dont get this resort. I think they need to change their rules and consider other travelers who just wanted to check the place becuase for sure its also one way to get good advertisement

Very dissapointing!
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Daphnie D wrote a review May 2017
Dumaguete City, Philippines8 contributions8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We went there to celebrate my daughter's birthday supposedly but turned nightmare. I booked Villa online but very very disappointed on how it turned out. The room is so dusty that I had allergy attack. Sign of no 0 maintenance. You can see rust and chipped wood. I wonder why they still open this kind of accommodation. Jacuzzi is not working. The split type aircon is so dirty which I assumed it wasn't clean since they opened the resort. The pool is so dirty that its like swimming with the bugs and flies. Towels you have to request because they only provide 2-3 per room and most of the towels are very used and old. We had to decide to check out because we can't stand the place. They should close this resort to be fair to everyone.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
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Amanda D wrote a review May 2015
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia2 contributions9 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Resort is well kept and clean. However, staff service was terrible.

On our first night my partner and I tried to connect to the wifi (which is only available in the restaurant), but had issues connecting. When we asked the reception staff for assistance we were met with blank stares and a response of "well its working for us". Very helpful.

That night we ordered a club sandwich, only to find three ingredients were missing. When brought to the staff's attention, they put the ingredients on a plate and we had to remake the sandwich ourselves.

Upon checking out no one offered to help us with our bags. We ended up carrying our luggage up to the main road ourselves, and caught a petty cab. The hotel offers a van ride to the airport however they charge double what the fare should cost, so word of warning, don't bother using their transport service.

We have done a lot of travelling around the Philippines and never experienced disappointment like we did at Bahura. Bahura itself is beautiful, however the staff spoiled the experience completely.
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Date of stay: May 2015Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ben S wrote a review Jan 2017
2 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort advertises itself a beach and spa resort. This could not be further from the truth. It does not have any in-house therapists. The beach is covered is rubbish and boats leaving little room for the guests.

On New Years the resort hosted a barbecue for the guests. Sadly the chef failed to cook the meats properly which resulted in me getting food poisoning.

There was a nest of golden orb weaver spiders living inside the canopies of the tents placed throughout the resort and rats living in the hotel. Ants were also in our room that bit us on several occasions.

The wifi does not work. Except at the seat next to the reception desk - hilarious.

They have regular brown outs.

The rooms are nice except for the see through blinds. Everyone in the pool can see straight inside the bedrooms.

All activities are hugely over priced averaging at least 7k per person

Stray dogs were casually strolling around the resort. Making it unsafe for children.

When we asked to check out early because I felt my young family were not safe at the resort the Mgt refused to reimburse us for the additional days we would not use at the resort. I asked to speak with the Company President and was also refused. I was informed the owners would not speak to unhappy guests. This leaves me no option but to report this resort to the department of tourism and they are totally unwilling to compromise.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
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Cavendiver wrote a review Mar 2015
Gothenburg, Sweden3 contributions7 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We realy LOVE the the food, it was amazing !!!!
5point / stars goes to chef !!
The pool was nice and clean, also the garden was well maintained and make a good atmosphere.

But.....

Rooms are very poorly maintained.
The air conditioner is noisy and there is no glass in the windows. The cold is gone in less than 5 minutes after you have switched off.
6 Am it's wakeup course it's only bamboo blinds.
Actually, the only thing i like at the room was the size, it was a lot of space.

We did not test any of the activites that the resort was offering, it was so overpriced so we dident even thinking about it.

Will we come back ?
For the food, absolute !!
For the pool, Ok, but a uppgrade on the loungers and towels is needed.
For overnigth, if the price matches the room standard...yes.
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Date of stay: February 2015
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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LoftusroadRunner wrote a review May 2012
Doha, Qatar450 contributions315 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
1. Setting, a long way from Dumagete, some 20kms. So the hotels answer is to charge you 100PhP one way when during the daylight hours, you can flag a jeepney down for between 10-15Php! At night however, you need to make arrangements.

2. There isn't an awful lot to do at the Bahura! The pools are excellent, but that's it! There is no actual beach as such and calling it a resort is stretching it a bit. Calling it a spa is in fact cheeky...as far as I could ascertain, you order what you want and someone comes out from the town!

3. The scuba however is very good and tremendous value.

4. Ditto the rooms. Ours was clean, well appointed, comfortable and spacious.

5. Food...breakfast was missable and the rest of the menu was in our experience, often not available and then when it was, it was regrettable (Bruschetta being in fact, a tasty tomato salsa on fried bread and poor bread at that!). The service varied between incompetent (telling you as they brought a starter and one main that the other main was unavailable i.e. too late) or, it was friendly and competent. As with much of Asia, too many people standing around looking bored so they could lose the dross and keep the good staff.

Basically, we wanted a get away place and by the end, wanted to get away from here. The place was dull which is a shame because with some thought and investment, it could be really good. They need things for people to do, don't take advantage of guests held hostage there by charging $25 one-way into town. A resort like this should and needs a courtesy bus. The tours looked overpriced as well.

Alas, despite the excellent diving, I would not go back and would look to stay elsewhere.
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Date of stay: March 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Diving good, rest poor!
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Emmahoney42 wrote a review Apr 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel88 contributions35 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Took my family for lunch and swimming.
We don't mind paying as long as they have the facilities. For 500 pesos (£8) per head to swim, there are no towels, no loungers, not even a changing room nor shower room. The pool needs some serious maintenance as our 8-year-old daughter managed to get a piece of glass stuck in her foot in the pool!

Don't get me wrong, they have the view but it's run down. The pool is massive - you can have hundreds of guests but we wondered why there were only 3 other people in the whole pool and restaurant?

As for the manager, her attitude was appalling. When we complained about being overcharged the manager told us that we were "not welcome" there and that we should "find another resort".

Some points for the management to improve:
- Clean the pool!! Children are getting glass splinters!
- Change manager; as I said before, you could easily make money with that view but the manager has a serious attitude problem.
- Install wifi. What kind of resort doesn't have wifi??
- Remove the gravel on the beach so that it can actually be used; we visited other resorts around the area and this is exactly what they have done.

If the manager had simply looked around the other resorts in the area and seen how they run there would not be so many issues and maybe the place would be full of people!

Definitely not worth the 40 minute drive from Dumaguete!!
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
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Greetings Ms. Emma. It was indeed a sunny April 2, Sunday. I was present when details of your visit and listened to your concerns that were appropriately and in its simplest way conveyed to your Husband who in return gladly opted to go a la carte availing the food Consumable over the buffet of the Resort's package inclusion that brought you to conclude of having overcharged at billing time. Allow me this chance to inform our valued continuoud guest that daytripper package is on a first come first serve.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bahura Resort and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Bahura Resort and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Malatapay Market (5.5 km), Uzi's (3.7 km), and Halauy Hydroponics (4.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bahura Resort and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Bahura Resort and Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Bahura Resort and Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Bahura Resort and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bahura Resort and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Finbar, Dauin Dive Cafe, and Thalatta Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bahura Resort and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bahura Resort and Spa?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Bahura Resort and Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Bahura Resort and Spa offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bahura Resort and Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
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