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Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel

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Buyong Road, 6015 Philippines
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#10 of 91 hotels in Mactan Island
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Tucked away in the charming island of Mactan in Cebu is the tropical hideaway of Costabella, a luxury beach resort awarded by the Philippine Department of Tourism with the highest resort classification.An iconic property embraced by white fine sand and shaded by palm trees, Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel is an architectural showcase steeped in history and tradition. Its tastefully-appointed rooms, all 156 of them, beautifully integrate Spanish colonial influences with natural, homegrown materials. Carved stonework, arched doors and charming courtyards are the hallmarks of this timeless place. All accommodations from the modest to luxurious with private balconies offer breathtaking view that is both peaceful and romantic.As the name suggests, Costabella provides travelers and guests with the perfect setting to admire Mactan’s enchanting coastline. This tropical retreat is truly a dream destination for honeymoons and weddings.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Poolside bar
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Diving
Water sport equipment rentals
Table tennis
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Foot massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Ocean view
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FL-WorldTraveler wrote a review Jan 2023
Tampa, Florida2 contributions2 helpful votes
The hotel has suffered a lot with pandemic and typhoon a year ago, but they have reinvested and made improvements and are on a good path. We stayed here 5 years ago and enjoyed the stay, but this stay was even better. The grounds are a delight with lots of color and artful decor. The breakfast buffet is very good. The staff is cheerful and always helpful. We will be back in the future.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear FL_WorldTraveler23, Thank you for coming back to Costabella! Going through pandemic and Typhoon Odette have not been easy. Bringing back the resort to its present state now has been quite a challenge for all of us. We are glad that you liked what you saw. This goes to show that all efforts we have made is paying off and we are keeping our guests happy. Thank you for your warm appreciation. We all look forward to having you back soon! Sincerely, Your Costabella Family
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Mark K wrote a review Dec 2022
Edmonton, Canada392 contributions141 helpful votes
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This was our first stop off the plane, and after 1 week. The breakfast is amazing, fresh bread, great bacon, and real hot chocolate!!! The rooms are nice and the beach is peaceful. A very "off-the-beat" resort. 9/10.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Felipe F wrote a review Dec 2022
6 contributions5 helpful votes
Lovely hotel with really great staff and food! We booked this for our final night before flying back home from Cebu airport. Unfortunately our flight from Coron to Cebu was cancelled but after speaking with Kevin at reception they managed to keep our room for the following day and gave us a very late check out which meant we could still use the facilities until 7pm, this made such a big difference to us as we were flying back to the UK. Food and the spa are also really good! Highly recommended for families or anyone who needs a nice hotel close to Cebu Airport and the beach!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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00RSN00 wrote a review Dec 2022
98 contributions94 helpful votes
I liked the rooms, the bathroom, the view, the pool, the breakfast, the free bicycle rental, and the staff. The gym was small and unclean. The spa could have been better. At times it was too crowded and noisy with events hosing.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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NGP1127 wrote a review Nov 2022
Philippines5 contributions2 helpful votes
Costabella is a very charming hotel! We are in Cebu right now for a resort hopping and our first stop was Costabella. Their loungers and sun beds were very cozy. Since we are travelling with our toddler they merged the 2 double beds and as a result we had a very huge bed which is very helpful when you have a child. The sunrise view from the newly renovated building is breathtaking! The buffet breakfast spread was minimal but everything was so good and tasty. Thank you to Enting for serving us hot chocolate every morning with a smile! Thank you Costabella!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear NGP1127, Thank you for spending your holiday in Costabella. We are delighted to hear that we have met your expectations. Our Costa King Bed is a favorite of families who come. It is a bed that can fit the entire family of 4 and the kids love it! If you wake up early and catch the breathtaking sunrise you will really love the view from the Premiere Deluxe. You may be happy to know that we have even added more choices now in our breakfast spread so expect an even better breakfast the next time you come. Enting will be delighted to hear that you have appreciated him. He is one of our gems. We cannot wait to have you back. See you here really soon! Sincerely, Your Costabella Family
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Travel36257026891 wrote a review Nov 2022
Very friendly and accommodating staff Luna Bar has affordable prices, their staff are friendly too. Their cocktails are my favorite Breakfast buffet is good. Their ube bread is awesome Will definitely go back and recommend this resort
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Travel136257026891, Thank you for choosing Costabella for your family getaway. Luna Bar + Tapas is the perfect place to chill when the sun sets. Rates are indeed reasonable especially when you come during the happy hour between 4-6:30 pm where you can enjoy selected 2 cocktails or mocktails for the price of 1. Beverage is also on 20% discount. It is nice to know that you liked it. We make our own breads and Ube Bread is a favorite of many. Thank you for your warm appreciation and recommendation. Come back soon! Sincerely, Your Costabella Family
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Ricoy wrote a review Sep 2022
Legazpi, Philippines536 contributions230 helpful votes
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Me and my 11 year daughter enjoyed our stay here at Costabella. The resort exudes Filipino-Spanish ambiance throughout the property. The interiors are reflective of Filipino heritage and the vibe is truly relaxing. The staffs are all very nice, polite and helpful. The room we stayed in was a twin room with very nice interior. the bathroom is big compared to other resorts that we have stayed in prior to visiting costabella. The water pressure is very good too. The beach and the shoreline were nicely maintained -- giving a very luxurious resort vibes. At the buffet breakfast -- it was very impressive that they offered a wide array of foods to choose from. They were all very delicious and we really enjoyed the food. We would surely be staying here again the next time we visit Cebu.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 20 Sep 2022
Dear Ricoy, Thank you for bonding with your daughter in Costabella. It nice that you enjoyed it here and you brought home good vibes from the resort. Our Chef will love it that you liked his breakfast spread. He believes that a good morning always starts with a good breakfast. We are glad that we made a difference in your stay and look forward to having you back again soon! Sincerely, Your Costabella Family
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Danimalist wrote a review Jul 2022
Stockton, California46 contributions28 helpful votes
I stayed at Costabella four times from 2015-2019. It has long been my favorite hotel on the planet for a relaxing vacation. The pandemic put an end to my planned 2020 visit and due to that and the damage done to Lapu Lapu by Typhoon Odette, I, frankly, was not expecting the hotel itself or the staff to live up to previous excellence. Having just returned from a nearly one week visit, I am pleased to say that, if anything, Costabella has even improved! Our premier deluxe poolside room was even nicer than the superior rooms where I’ve stayed in the past, and the bed was, without exaggeration, the widest I have seen in my life. And the view from the balcony of the hotel property and ocean was stunning. But what has always made Costabella such a special place is not just the beautiful hotel and grounds, it is the exceptional staff (and the amazing food!). We had feared that everyone would have left since the hotel was closed during much of the pandemic. But we were pleased to see that many of the restaurant staff remain and that the new staff are equally good. It was great to see Vera still serving and that Gerlie had moved up from an OJT to a permanent position. It was also good to see Engting’s friendly face again. Uneson was very helpful and he and Emille were particularly efficient and friendly additions to the wait staff. Best of all was seeing that Sir Robert was still running the kitchen and restaurant. That explained why the food is simply the best I’ve had in the Philippines. The breakfast buffet was smaller (offered fewer dishes) than in the past, but I was actually glad to see it, as they have kept the best of Filipino and Western breakfasts without being so overwhelming. They still serve a VERY wide variety of breakfast foods (with simply perfect eggs), along with fruits and juices. I should add that the mango shake served at the restaurant is simply the tastiest and most refreshing drink I have ever had. The front desk, bell hops, and housekeeping staff were all very efficient. Marga was especially helpful at the front desk, while Marilou has done a fantastic job with housekeeping for years and Stephanie was friendly. While feeling like I could not praise the hotel enough for what was, really, a prefect visit, I do want to address some complaints I have read and some changes at the hotel. Odette destroyed the really beautiful boardwalk that the hotel had just completed building as well as a number of trees. I actually do not mind the more natural looking rock barriers in the water that they have now, but many will be disappointed that the boardwalk is missing. There are now, however, some free and fun water activities (kayaking and paddleboarding). Second, many have mentioned that the food is expensive and there are few nearby alternatives. But for me, an American, the food was definitely not expensive compared to what I am used to paying and, given the quality, I never felt like I was paying too much, even when compared to restaurant prices in the Philippines. We ate there for nearly a week and never even thought about wanting to go somewhere else. Lastly, I should mention that there are more day use visitors as well as events than I have seen in the past. This may bother snobbier guests, but I consider this beneficial for those of us staying overnight because these visitors subsidize rates for overnight guests; the reason I stayed in a premier deluxe poolside room this time is because it was cheaper than the superior rooms (smaller without the ocean views) were in the past. In fact, right now is a great time to visit Costabella; rates are lower than in the past and the Philippines has gotten rid of mandatory testing for vaccinated visitors and the requirement for Covid-19 insurance. Overall, Costabella retains its title as my favorite resort hotel, not only in the Philippines, but in the world. I am so glad that in 2020, after much pestering on my part, the hotel finally agreed to refund my money when they were closed due to Covid-19. If they had not, I would not have visited again. Instead, I had my most wonderful visit yet and I will be sure to return during my next trip to the Philippines.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 20 Sep 2022
Dear Danimalist, It is great having you back again after a long time. Thank you for continuing to choose us, we are glad to remain your favorite hotel in the Philippines. We appreciate your thorough and detailed review. It makes us happy when a guest takes time to let us know where we did well and where we can do better. The fact that you care, inspires us. We pamper our guests by giving them our best genuine and caring service, food, facilities, amenities and relaxing accommodation. Typhoon Odette has caused us to lose our lovely boardwalk, but we have added free use of kayaks and stand-up paddle boards for our in-house to enjoy while we wait for everything to be in place to restore it. Our locals are mostly available on weekends. Typically, they use this opportunity to spend time with their loved ones, which the resort appreciates. In Costabella, nobody is left behind. Each person may pick a day to treat themselves and unwind at the resort. We continuously improve for an even better guest experience for all our patrons. So there is always something for you to look forward to when you return. See you back really soon! Sincerely, Your Costabella Family
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Elissa R wrote a review Jul 2022
Sydney, Australia141 contributions20 helpful votes
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Enjoyed our stay here. Originally booked 2 nights but extended for another two. All staff friendly, pool area lovely and private beach. Not too close to anywhere but you can get a trike from the security gate for 75 peso’s up to the Main Street. There is a local named Roy who offers tours who sits at the walk near the beach. We spent the day on his boat island hopping and snorkeling, he and his family are great.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 19 Jul 2022
Dear 219ellssar, Thank you for spending your holiday in Costabella. It is great that you have enjoyed here with us and we are glad that we have made a difference in your stay. Transportation can be made available for our guests' convenience whether you want to explore the island, tour the city or go to the outskirts of Cebu. Island hopping can be easily arranged with our dive shop, which has the license to operate. For guest safety, we advice our guests to take precaution in dealing with vendors without license. Thank you for extending your stay, we look forward having back again soon! Sincerely, Your Costabella Family
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cris wrote a review Jul 2022
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
Everything is perfect!!! all the staff was so friendly and professional, the public place and room was so clean and comfy, i booked for my wife's bday and had arrange for a private dinner on the beach which my wife and daughter loved it! All i can say is worth it and amazing people, great job!!! thank you
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 19 Jul 2022
Dear vistacristorey, Thank you for choosing Costabella for your wife's birthday celebration. It is wonderful that you all loved the place, and we are happy of your heartfelt appreciation. We cannot wait to have you back again with us. See you soon! Sincerely, Your Costabella Family
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PRICE RANGE
US$109 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasCebu IslandMactan Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
156
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Frequently Asked Questions about Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kapre's (0.9 km) and Happy Beach Cebu (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Western Steak House, Goldmango grill, and Gold Mango Grill & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Costabella Tropical Beach Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.