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Eco friendly resort Fantasy Lodge is a special place for those looking for a different experience. ''Scientists say that time spent in nature can make us happier and kinder, which sounds exactly how I want my kids to be during a family vacation. If you're hoping for some time to reconnect with loved ones and Mother Nature, book a flight or take a drive to this naturally beautiful destination and forget even at one time the hustle and bustle of city life '' Besides the attraction of the mountains and thick jungle views, it has such old fashioned and charming features with traditional looking residence and an admirable tropical garden. In the past many foreign and local travelers have visited this place and now it is completely open for the Nature lovers... This is more a "garden hotel" with a comfortable and stylish interior. To maintain the romance, peace and privacy there are only 5 rooms and our additional suit Geodesic DOME . Here, guests can retire to the peace and seclusion of their own world with a cool and refreshing swimming pool and the view from the terrace is overlooking the sea, with fresh breeze from the mountains and panoramic view of Negros island.... This lovely property surrounded by orchards, plantations and well-tended gardens, allow you to spend evenings strolling, listening to birdsongs or lazing on dim light verandas. This is even more useful as a holiday home for Inland residents needing a change and for tourists Who do not disrupt the village life or the environment. The friendly and courteous staff from the Manager right down to the room boy has been the key success factor of this beautiful holiday lodge. This is certainly the perfect place for a quiet and relaxing holiday in a homely ambience for both foreign tourists and the locals. The wide variety of Tropical Plants and Flowers that the beautiful garden offers creates the perfect atmosphere for Meditation and Yoga. The spacious open restaurant creates the best environment for you to mix with other travelers and step into a friendly discussion while sipping a glass of Wine or hot Coffee.
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a_cc wrote a review Nov 2023
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Great stay, we had the Dome Room which was amazing, although it could be quite noisy from the room underneith us. The tiling outside could be quite slippery at times too. Food was good and atmosphere was good. Would recommend and would stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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scrvds wrote a review Feb 2023
Amsterdam, The Netherlands116 contributions65 helpful votes
We booked ‘The Dome’ or the Deluxe Suite with an incredible sea view: one of the most special rooms I’ve ever stayed in. Pool was great, restaurant was good, nice list of activities. Easy hop on to and off from Ceres bus liner. Sea was rough and beach very rocky, so not great if you are looking for a beach resort destination. Lodge is build to be out a and explore. Location quite remote, but perfect for a pit stop if you’re traveling around Cebu island.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Room Tip: Quite remote, so I would book it as a pit stop on your trip around the island rather than an...
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Mcor223 wrote a review Jul 2022
Kerrville, Texas118 contributions13 helpful votes
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Fantasy Lodge is a cute hotel in Samboan built on the side of a cliff with gorgeous views of the sea and a beautiful swimming pool. It is famous for their Kawa bath which only costs ₱500 per person for an hour experience soaking in a large wood fire heated cauldron of water with aromatic oils and fresh flowers from their gardens. The guy in charge of the Kawa bath is also a wonderful photographer and take amazing photos.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Allen wrote a review Apr 2022
Santa Ana, California71 contributions2 helpful votes
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Fantasy is a good name for the resort because everything about redefines paradise. The bungalow suite had a working jacuzzi which made a very comfortable bath and steam sauna which was ideal for me to relax in. The kawa baths were my favorite as we watched the sunset while in such relaxing and hot water. The messages were nice and hope someday they will make a dedicated room just for that feature instead of it being in the rooms. The staff were all very friendly and worked with me online when though my schedule kept changing even ending transportation for me and all of my Filipino family that joined. I would highly recommend staying at this resort and it made my family bonding time absolutely magical.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Flybee wrote a review Mar 2021
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Very nice location. We stayed in the Bungalow with sauna and jacuzzi the most expensive couple room: ALL the soaps were thin like water. The staff must refill it with water since months. Not even a tiny bit of foam came out. No toiletries as well. In all corners, windows and lampshades were dirt and dead mosquitos all in all very dirty. The Jacuzzi was not plugged in, nobody told us so. The plugin is above the cliff and kind of dangerous to reach. The door nob and lock was actually damaged, only after 15 min. we were able to lock. Breakfast/Restaurant: coffee had only powdered creamer mixed with water as milksalternative. Food was not special at all and hard to recommend. Pool and view was very nice. Although the whole location was a bit rocked down. We saw buildings going on do we guess they already working on maintanace.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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markgage wrote a review Mar 2020
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This place is great! It’s located on a steep hill with an incredible view of the ocean and islands in the distance. The food is good, the staff friendly and the atmosphere very chill. There is a nice little pool to cool off in. Also a small coral covered beach with kayaks. This is a great spot to stay if you want to see the less crowded waterfalls of southern Cebu. Many are a short tricycle ride away. You do not need tours. You can just stand out front and catch a ride. Fantasy Lodge can arrange everything you need for tours as well. They also help you book onward transportation if needed. Get a massage while here. It’s cheap and the gazebo on the edge of the hill is the perfect spot for it. My only (and very small) annoyance is the keycard for power in the room. Although this is common in smaller places I just wish we could have the power on sometimes when leaving the room. The rooms were west facing and very warm in the evening but the air conditioning goes off whenever you leave. Once you are used to the heat this is not a problem but it was the start of our trip coming from Canadian winter so we had not acclimatized yet. Overall great stay though.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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felix1702 wrote a review Feb 2020
Zurich, Switzerland2 contributions
The best hotel we stayed at on our Philippine tour! Very friendly staff, nice and clean rooms, a great view from the terrace and a good restaurant! I can definitely recommend this hotel. It’s perfect to go for the waterfall tours in the vicinity.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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elainejh wrote a review Feb 2020
Bracknell, United Kingdom639 contributions222 helpful votes
This small guesthouse is quite bijou, built round a small swimming pool with decking and gardens that give views across the Tanon Strait which were particularly stunning at sunset. We had one of the smaller rooms but it was perfectly adequate with all mod cons. The bar and restaurant were just steps away and we enjoyed all our meals here, all served with a smile. We enjoyed wandering round the small town of Samboan just 4km away and also having a massage to the sound of the tide lapping below.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Bb Josephine wrote a review Jan 2020
Cebu City, Philippines6 contributions1 helpful vote
Went here for a Day Use only but it feels like we entered a completely different world. The view just leaves you in awe and gives you the ultimate relaxation for Four Hours. Staffs are accommodating and friendly. They also offer a free taste for their homemade Rums (A Must Try!) Though, the pizza could use a little improvement. IG worthy spots are present in every corner, too. It was sad, we were not able to try the Kawa Bath as we were a little short of time, but would definitely try it on the next visit!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Tabby wrote a review Jan 2020
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1. The staff here would go the extra mile to help their guests. Sophie was very patient with my inquiries online and was smiling everytime we interacted personally. When I informed her that we would be leaving very early the next day she offered us to have our breakfast packed for our trip. Monsieur Patrice, the owner, picked us up personally after we finished our diving session. 2. Rooms are spacious, very clean and are uniquely beautiful. We booked the superior family room which is good for four and the dome which is good for two (4,600 and 4,100 a night respectively, booked directly from their site hence the discount) . Both rooms don't have a TV but who needs a TV if you have great views of the Tanon strait? While only the dome has a refrigerator. 3. Food is nice and reasonably priced (200-350 php per person) our favorites were the fish filler in balsamic vinegar, fish fillet with lemon butter, fish kinilaw, and the chicken couscous. 4. Kawa bath and massage was so relaxing. 5. Their office is open only from 8 am to 5 pm. So if you will be arriving before or after office hours better inform them first. A little suggestion: It may be nice if they have a key storage system like Monkey Locky so that they need not be bothered if there are guests who would be arriving or leaving during off hours. Merci beaucoup et a bientot!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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₱2,853 - ₱4,475 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasCebu IslandSamboan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fantasy Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Fantasy Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Tumalog Falls (7.8 km), Aguinid Falls (1.5 km), and Dao Waterfalls (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fantasy Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Fantasy Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Fantasy Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fantasy Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Fantasy Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Fantasy Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fantasy Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Filipino.
Does Fantasy Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.