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Dolphin-House Resort-SPA-Diving

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In Symbiosis with the Reef. Experience nature and well-being in harmony with the reef, in line with preserving the environment above and under water. That is our goal! A 5* boutique resort? Yes and now, it's Dolphin House! Our bungalows are at a good international 4* level, our aspirations in terms of cuisine, the dive center and Eco-tourism ambitions at minimal impact can be placed at a far superior level. We do not have rooms with sea view... because we do not want to ruin our beach opening. Only the restaurant and the dive centre are located directly by the sea. At the beach front, you will find plenty of loungers and little huts, "Tea Houses", slightly elevated, right in the shade of palm trees and greenery with a stunning view over the ocean.
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The place is only worth 2 stars, as the price is way too high compare to the quality of the rooms and the service. The resort is unfortunately far away from other restaurants, as the food is terribly and prices are insanely high!!!! Unfortunately the same goes for the diving
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Response from Rudy P, Owner at Dolphin-House Resort-SPA-Diving
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Daniel E. Moustgaard, and especially Charlotte Joergensen, if I had been this much malcontent I would have asked to speak to the manager. By the way you forgot to tell that Jan, your dive guide was using YOUR under water video camera to film you and your girlfriend. LOL! Tjis Jan's statement: I guess the footage is proudly posted on FB right!? Twisting the truth? Daniel, when you left you thanked the dive crew how satisfied you were but we noted that your partner had complains about everyone and everything. This is Jan's statement: "I checked my footage! From the day where I am supposedly only making video recordings while guiding, I recorded on my go pro 3 shots, one leaffish and two frogfishes ... 35 seconds 37 seconds 57 seconds ... So I had a cam with me! I know that it is not appropriate to concentrate on my camera as as guide, but since I have less than 2 minutes of footage over two dives with them the guest's comments are far from justified, how much more since for a far longer footage I used Daniel's (the guest) cam to film him and his girlfriend while diving the cathedral at Pescador west .. Just courtesy to the guest" If less than 20 USD for a fine dining 3 course menu in a 4 - 5* Resort is "INSAINLY HIGH" as you call it, why don't you eat outside. If you are low on budget why do you waste your money booking true a Danish tour operator who was forwarding your booking to a Philippine tour operator. That’s like 20% + 10% + 12% VAT 2 x tour operator commission + VAT. If this stressed your budget you cannot expect that we will offer you a high class menu for pea nuts in return. Nobody was forcing you to have a "star" fine dinner menu at Dolphin House. Within just 5-6 Km, 10-15 min. or less by tricycle/tucktuck there are a multitude like 40-50 of simple, some even good little restaurants and street food stalls where you can eat from 3 to 6 USD. There are also plenty of budget accommodation from 3 to 15 USD / night. Why don't you book an accommodation and food in line with your budget and care a little bit about your booking yourself insread of wasting almost half of it. You don’t have a location like ours in Denmark but still In a AAA location in Kopenhagen you will spend around 100-120 USD for a similar dinner even the location and ambiance can not keep up with ours. To be honest Daniel and Charlotte we make a good living on our rooms unlike our cuisine and the dive shop where we work at break even in best case but that's what brings guests here and that is what make many of them come back. Don’t diminish yourself by this kind of reviews. As you can see here and on other platforms around 75% of the guests qualify us EXCELLENT and more than 90% as very good or excellent. This seem to me to be TOTALLY contradicting your evaluation. Again, in such a case I would have asked to see the manager as obviously there was something wrong and out norm with us or with you. Best regards from Dolphin House!
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This is one of the most beautiful resort I've ever visit. Eco resort with very kind and helpful staff. Whatever you want just don't hesitate to ask them. I am sure that they will do everything to make your stay unforgettable. Situated in calm place very close to beach. Just few
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Response from Rudy P, Owner at Dolphin-House Resort-SPA-Diving
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much dodo for these kind words that really reflect our concept.!
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Our 10 day stay could not be better! We stayed in the Suite bungalow, which has 2 floors and is perfectly spacey. The food (a la carte breakfast,3 course lunch and 3 course dinner) were exceptional, not only by taste, but also by design :) Staff was always friendly and helpful.
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Response from Rudy P, Owner at Dolphin-House Resort-SPA-Diving
Responded 1 week ago
WOW! don't know if we are the best of the best but for people as kind as the two of you of cause we aim to be the best of the best. See you again with great pleasure. Very warm regards to your cold winter over there on behalf of Rudy, Lyn and all of the team Dolphin-House!
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Here at the key points: Snorkel or dive directly from the property Clean, refreshing pool Exceedingly cheerful & helpful staff Great food On the ocean Near white beach (you can walk easily.... 3-5 minutes) *The resort is expensive and probably over-priced. However we found that
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Overall this resort is nice, but when you pay top dollar you expect a top service. Here is why it didn’t live up to its price tag: Internet didn’t work throughout most of the stay, unless you sat in the bar. Appreciate this is white beach, but everywhere else we went
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yes, CCard is +3% Paypal +5% we also accept cash USD, EURO and PHP. For further questions pls contact us by email TY! Rudy, GM
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Good afternoon, it is possible to buy a day pass voucher that can be used for F&B consumptions. Day pass is valid from 9AM to 5PM. It is unavailable for now because the resort is fully booked and will be available again starting Jan. 4 Warm regards, Dophin House
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The south tip of "White Beach" (a one kilometer stretch of fine powdered sand) starts just in front of Dolphin-House during north monsoon (Jun-Nov). The rest of the year (south monsoon, Nov-Jun), you may have to walk 80-100m to reach the south tip of White Beach. This beach where our abundant sea turtles used to visit for nesting was practically virgin until 2007-2008. Meanwhile, the beach is being frequented by numerous locals, especially during holidays and weekends. While some may enjoy mingling with the Filipino crowds, others can still enjoy their relaxation, peace and quiet within our little paradise that is Dolphin-House resort. Today, we are happy to be set just at the ideal distance not to be affected by the turmoil of the crowded days.
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Yes, we received you booking true expedia. PLEASE contact us by EMAIL for bookin issues Thank you so much!
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Hi Hoerok, thank you for choosing Dolphin House. 1. Yes, that is wise decision, you can do a Fresh-UP with one of our Dive Professionals. It will cost 4500 PHP / 90 USD. incl. equipment. It will occupy you 2-3 hours. All exercises will be freshed up. Training Pool and training platform on the house reef. 2. The sardines are not at Pescador Island any more for many years already, they are now fronting Panagsama. Just address the dive shop for snokeling or diving the sardines and other dives. 3. We can call in a tricycle for you anytime to visit Panagsama, just address the reception. Two nights might be short to do everything you want to do, we highly advise to extend your stay by one or two nights. Contact us anytime by email please.
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"All rooms are good but the bungalows are private."
"Every room is good as the grounds are paradise"
"Suite rooms are family friendly"
"Get the Deluxe Bungalow, it is very nice and newly renovated"
"bungalows are the best choice"
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PRICE RANGE
US$107 - US$175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
dolphin house hotel moalboal
LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasCebu IslandMoalboal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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