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Reviewed August 4, 2016

the meals were fantastic, service excellent, laundry excellent, snorkelling excellent. would def recomend a visit. dinner was served in different courses food eas best i had in phillipines, amazing. breakfast also good !

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Gaspare D, General Manager at Sampaguita Resort, responded to this review

Dear Firesparks 666 It has been a pleasure to have you in our little paradise. You have put the essence of Sampaguita in one paragraph. You have come with some expectations inspired by other TripAdvisor users and we have delivered according to our promise, and to the philosophy of service thought and maintained by Lotus Hotels. Thanks for your compliments,...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed July 14, 2016

This was our 3rd stay at a Lotus Resort, having previously stayed at their Papua Paradise in Raja Ampat on 2 occasions. Our expectations were that Sampaguita would be similar in standard to Papua Paradise, but regrettably this was not the case. My room was small and particularly comfortable. The bed frame was very large such that the mattress was...

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Gaspare D, General Manager at Sampaguita Resort, responded to this review

Dear Scimtar 65 Greetings from Sampaguita Resort Thanks for your review of your recent stay at Sampaguita. We are sorry to read that not everything was up to your expectations, and that you did not find the standards comparable to Papua Paradise Resort, but you did find the rate paid at Sampaguita 60% lower than the rates you paid at...

Spanaway, Washington
Reviewed July 4, 2016

People are so nice.... The food is amazing... And the best snorkeling u can imagine :).... That basically sums up our stay there.... Near the area u get to go to a 5 tier waterfall hike which is short and one of the best waterfalls I've ever seen called kawasan falls.

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Gaspare D, General Manager at Sampaguita Resort, responded to this review

Dear Alba What a lovely review of your recent stay at Sampaguita Resort. The management and staff feel rewarded for the efforts we make daily to fulfill the expectations of our guests. Happy to inform that soon snorkeling and Sun-Bathing will be more enjoyable: THE SOLARIUM at sea level; here you can bask in the sun and also take a...

Shanghai, China
Reviewed July 1, 2016

The resort is far away from the city, nothing around there - but they have a shuttle car. food is ok, just ok... Moalboal seems to be basically a divers paradise, don't search for a beach there...but it's great for snorkeling/diving... So if you are searching for a quite snorkeling/diving vacation including a breakfast with eggs and toast as well...

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Gaspare D, General Manager at Sampaguita Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Andre, Warmest Regards from Sampaguita Resort Many thanks for your open and sincere review of Sampaguita Resort. We do appreciate the diversity of opinions of our guest reviews, they offer the opportunity of a dialogue with our future potential clients… it is right and necessary that everyone really understands what he/she can expect from the resort services and...

Cebu City, Philippines
Reviewed June 28, 2016

This resort has an excellent room, food, service and view. We didn't dive so we couldn't really enjoy the sea, just the scene. Its' location is somewhat inside a gulf, and so you can't really hear the sound of waves sometimes, except when probably the wind is really strong. This is an excellent place to relax, but probably you would...

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Gaspare D, General Manager at Sampaguita Resort, responded to this review

Dear EFunesto, Best Greetings from Sampaguita Resort, Moalboal Thanks for visiting Sampaguita Resort and for expressing your positive opinion on TripAdvisor for the benefit of other readers. I take this opportunity to also inform you that many projects are on the pipeline to make Sampaguita always better and more functional: by the end of August all our rooms will have...

Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Reviewed June 9, 2016

I had the chance to be there end of May-June for my first diving experience with a group of friends. I really had a wonderful time for my BD and a special cake for the occasion in the presence of musiciens in the Resort ! The service is excellent, food as well and you also can enjoy the services of...

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Gaspare D, General Manager at Sampaguita Resort, responded to this review

Dear Limelette, Sorry for replying late to your lovely review. We all at Sampaguita appreciate your positive comments, also regarding the surprise on your birthday. At Sampaguita every occasion is good to celebrate: Birthdays, Honeymooners, Anniversaries and more. We celebrate our guests, and our staff loves every moment of it. You are a very charming lady and you made the...

Manila, Philippines
Reviewed June 6, 2016

They accomodated us at 11:30pm. Service was great, place was great, food was great, and the dive / snorkeling area were great. After a long search for a resort in the Moalboal area, we (the family) have decided to sleep in the car. Then my wife said, lets try this thing online. We searched the place and found heaven. Rate...

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Gaspare D, General Manager at Sampaguita Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jayser and Ester, thank you so much for your lovely feedback… and for giving Sampaguita a try when you and your family were already planning to sleep in your car. It makes us very glad that you “found heaven” here. This is exactly how my wife and myself perceived Sampaguita when we visited it for the very first time...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed June 4, 2016

Sampaguita is a well run resort and super service oriented, but never in a 'in your face' way. We needed a place that was quiet and serene and this was just perfect. Our room 10 faced the ocean, had a few sofa chairs for reading, lounging and having a drink whilst enjoying the sunset. I did not dive, just snorkeled...

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Gaspare D, General Manager at Sampaguita Resort, responded to this review

Sunny greetings, dear ‘gwcy’!It’s been a pleasure to have you at our little tranquil hide-out. The words you’re finding to describe Sampaguita’s atmosphere are just perfectly matching with our philosophy. You actually inspire us to communicate it even more clear to the outside world that Sampaguita is a beautiful spot for nature and ocean lovers and nothing for those, who...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed May 26, 2016

At first we were unsure if its a good idea staying in Moalboal (the 3-4hours drive from Mactan Island was crazy!), but we want to be close to Oslob & Kawasan falls for the tours. Happy with the decision, we had an amazing 6day stay in Sampaguita!! We were upgraded to a cottage as my partner is tall and our...

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Gaspare D, General Manager at Sampaguita Resort, responded to this review

Dear ‘Avz0326’, warmest regards to Perth from our little paradise! It is such a pleasure to read your comments. Please know you much encourage us to move on in further upgrading! With our small size we pride ourselves to be extra flexible. So, once we understood your bed was too short, we immediately searched for a solution. As the resort...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Really great set-up with friendly staff, good food (and lots of it). The Dive centre is run incredibly smoothly giving access to all the sites in the area - and they are very accommodating to schedule the dive sites to individual needs. Definitely recommend!

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Dear ‘Rogerinho’, thank you so much for your feedback. Knowing that you had such a good time with us feels like a “mission accomplished”. You know, with our small scale, we’re gladly offering the little extra in “fun, comfort and flexibility”, which is not only our motto, but which allows us also to differentiate us from the also beautiful, but...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sampaguita is for divers that insist on an overall delightful experience, above and below the surface. The small-scale OCEANFRONT dive resort of 16 traditionally styled bungalows, is nestled in a tropical oasis of calm and ease. Our lush garden is shadowed by gigantic palms, rustling in the marine breeze, lapped by crystal waters. You appreciate sea, nature, good cooking, diving and congenial company? This is your little heaven! Our "Gangga Divers" Diving Center is manned by Excellent and professional dives guides who, as native, know the diving sites as well as their own houses. Non divers are always welcome on the boats during diving excursions free of charge, space permitting. Great swimming and snorkeling also in front of the resort. Unlimited diving on the drop-off! according to the center rules and timings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sampaguita Resort

Address: Tongo Point | Basdiot, Moalboal 6032, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Moalboal
Price Range: ₱5,235 - ₱10,271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sampaguita Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Equipment ok , all furniture in bamboo like the bungalow and excellent ma tresses. Room 16 facing the seà .”
CORTO85, Sep 20, 2016 | Read review
“Room 16. Perfect view of the sea. It is also where the owner stays whenever she is there.”
Levelalpha, Jun 6, 2016 | Read review
“Room 10 faces ocean”
gwcy, Jun 3, 2016 | Read review
“better stay in one bedroom cottage with a living room and TV. No disturbance. ”
Avz0326, May 25, 2016 | Read review
“Sea view from room 10 was Super.”
Rogerinho, May 24, 2016 | Read review
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