Bongavilla Beach Resort & Spa

Bongavilla Beach Resort & Spa

Liloan-Canlumacad Santander, Santander 6026 Philippines

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#2 of 3 small hotels in Santander
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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Finding an ideal small hotel in Cebu City does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Bongavilla Beach Resort & Spa, a nice option for travelers like you.

Close to some of Cebu City's most popular landmarks, such as Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral (1.3 mi) and Magellan's Cross (1.4 mi), Bongavilla Beach Resort & Spa is a great destination for tourists.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning and a minibar, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the small hotel.

The property also features a pool and a lounge to make your visit even more pleasant.

Travelers looking to enjoy some lobster can head to Isla Sugbu Seafood City. Otherwise, you may want to check out an Indian restaurant such as Feria, The Spice, or Cherry's The Spice.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular history museums such as Rizal Memorial Library and Museum Building and University of San Carlos Museum.

Bongavilla Beach Resort & Spa looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Cebu City.

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Liloan-Canlumacad Santander, Santander 6026 Philippines
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Great for walkers
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Grade: 94 out of 100
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Mactan Intl Airport
9.6 km
Tagbilaran Airport
72.1 km
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Volker M wrote a review Jun 2013
Copenhagen
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here Febr 2013 and booked a two story villa that had more than enough room for 4 of us, in fact we could probably have stayed 6 or 8 people. The rooms are very spacious and have a fantastic view of the sea and Negros. The furniture is somewhat run down as is the pool that looks better on pictures than it is in reality. The staff is very helpfull and friendly and offers the best massages we have ever had on the phillipines, amazing!

The location is only a 20min drive from the whalesharks and if you stay here its very convenient to go early in the morning at 6 and have these amazing animals almost all to yourself. Dont miss out on this its the most amazing thing you can do in the philipines! We regretted that we didnt go twice.

Bongavilla is quite close to the ferry to Negros and its worth going and spending a day. When you arrive on Negros do yourself the favor and walk a half mile down the beach to the right of the ferry dock. We met loads of very friendly local people and children. It was really a highlight. Dumagete is a typical poor and somewhat dirty overcrowded full of crap shops filipino town. The most interesting thing here we found was the fish market.

The nearby town of Santander on Cebu is located a 5 min drive from Bongavilla. Its very poor and only has one supermarket and a school, thats about it. We went and visited the school for a few hours and felt very very welcome. The children were very friendly, curious and eager to speak english. The teachers very open. If you have time this is a great thing to do to meet the local people.

In Bongavilla you get what you pay for, its not fancy but relatively cheap and spacious and its location is good for whaleshark and Negros trips. No good restaurants nearby but the one at the hotel is ok, the staff is very friendly. And do try those massages!
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Date of stay: February 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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jeckli wrote a review Apr 2014
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort's scenic view lies on their pool.

Their room concepts are villas with either duplex rooms or family rooms. Their rooms may be old but still it would do.

The resort also has a basketball court, volleyball court & a restaurant.

It may be rustic since its theme relates to antiques.
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Date of stay: April 2014
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David H wrote a review Jul 2019
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This review is for the property in the beach town of Santander, at the southern end of Cebu Island. My new bride and I were winging it - we had no reservations and intended to look at some of the resorts there and pick one. We stopped at Bona Villa first, and after checking out the rooms and main house, she said "we're staying here." I replied, "aren't we going to check the other places?" And she said "no, we're staying here!"

The next three days were among the most perfect of my recent years. We relaxed in the warm pool. Hand-fished with the fisherman in the morning. The incredibly attentive staff made us coffee in the main house as a cool breeze drifted through. We drank beers on the porch every evening, and enjoyed the strong air-conditioning rooms at night.

My wife even arranged for a massage one night, and she loved it.

The property is gorgeous. The staff attended our every need. I was blown away at the value.

Don't bother staying anywhere else but the Bonga Villa. It's AMAZING for the price.
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Date of stay: July 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: We enjoyed being the first unit - right by the main house, but all the rooms looked the same....
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thomas f wrote a review Oct 2015
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Hey this is place I need of help. during my stay we were the only guests. The pool was unfilled. Meals were brought from sister resort. But this place is nicely situated with lovely rooms and great views. Some upgrades needed. Not sure where this place is headed so call before you go.
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Date of stay: August 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Check with front desk before considering a booking.
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ralph315876 wrote a review Jun 2013
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was to visit the Philippines for the first time and needed somewhere to stay, Bongavilla Beach Resort & Spa was recommended to me. I made the booking. As we had considerable luggage with us for our 3 week vacation, transport was provided by the resort to pick us up at Mactan Internatiional Airport on our arrival to take us to Bongavilla Beach Resort which was a 3 and a half hour drive. The transport was very comfortable and air conditioned. The driver kindly stopped for us en route for refreshments and a visit to a public convenience. Transport could also be provided for the return too. By the time we got to the resort we were made welcome and checked in. Our luggage were taken to our room. The upstairs of our accommodation had a dinning and living area, furnished with fridge, TV,and toilet, a balcony overlooking the pool and wonderful views of Negros Oriental across the strait. Downstairs was our bedroom, shower and toilet and air conditioned. From our room we walked onto a balcony with a stairway into the pool. The bedroom was clean, light and airy, the shower area was large with warm and cold water. Towels and toiletries were provided. We were shown a menu and gave the chef our orders of food and drink. It was around 5 pm when we arrived, by about 6:30 after having freshened ourselves up, we made our way to the dinning area where our table was laid and our meal and drinks served. On completion of our meal, orders were taken for our breakfast. Meals could be ordered on request. There was always a good choice on the menu and very tasty. I found the staff very friendly and helpful. We felt very much at home at Bonga Villa that we booked in there again this year and will be staying there again next year also. Bongavilla Beach Resort & Spa is filled with character, the surroundings tranquil with the chatter of birds and fishermen going about their fishing close by often greeting the guests with a friendly wave.its the sort of resort one can really relax and enjoy the peace and the natural surroundings..
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Date of stay: May 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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paulyncuenca asked a question Dec 2018
New York City, New York
Close to the airport and swim with the whales
David H wrote a tip Jul 2019
Denver, Colorado69 contributions44 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We enjoyed being the first unit - right by the main house, but all the rooms looked the same. Incredible views out over the straight."
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thomas f wrote a tip Oct 2015
Cebu Island, Philippines161 contributions70 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check with front desk before considering a booking."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bongavilla Beach Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Bongavilla Beach Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Fuente Osmena (0.2 km), Mango Square Mall (0.4 km), and Sachiko's Little Kyoto (0.00 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bongavilla Beach Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Bongavilla Beach Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Bongavilla Beach Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buko Seaside Bar and Restaurant, Billy’s Sport Bar, and Meatogether Ayala Malls Central Bloc Cebu.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bongavilla Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Bongavilla Beach Resort & Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.00 km away from the centre of Cebu Island.
Are there any historical sites close to Bongavilla Beach Resort & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Yap Sandiego Ancestral House (1.8 km), Fort San Pedro (2.5 km), and 1730 Jesuit House (1.9 km).
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