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“Well maintained but no guide in sight”

Malagos Garden Resort
Ranked #13 of 74 things to do in Davao City
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Be one with nature and rediscover Malagos!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Well maintained but no guide in sight”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

After visiting the Eden Nature park and Philippine Eagle Center why not visit another nature park. It was getting late when we visited but it was still worth it the place was well maintained but unfortunately no one was around to explain or tour us around. we just rely on what we read around the park. My daughter wanted to the try the sky walking and other activities but no one was around. We went to the butterfly dome again since my daughter is really fascinated by them but no one was there as compared to the Eden nature park. No one approach us from the restaurant if we wanted to try the chocolate drink that was famous for but no one wanted to upsale all we got was stare. Luckily our guide told us to buy chocolates so we can personally taste it at home instead.

Visited December 2016
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Malagos-Garden, Manager at Malagos Garden Resort, responded to this review, January 7, 2017
Hello RenatoPinoyExplorer,

We're so sorry to hear that. We will look into this immediately. Thank you so much for letting us know!

We do try our best every day to cater to our guests' needs with the intention of giving them the full Malagos Garden Resort experience. Your feedback helps a lot. Hopefully you can come back so we can get the chance to serve you better next time! :)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Nature retreat that is worth an entire day to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

If you love nature with the serenity of a sprawling complex of well maintained nature then this place is worth a visit for you might spend an entire day here. You do notice that years have been invested to carefully shape this place to where it is now. It is also home to an award winning Malagos Chocolate that can match the quality of other black chocolates around the world. They do have accommodations if you want to stay overnight. Of all the places I've been in Davao, this is #2 with #1 being the Philippine Eagle Center (which happens to be less than a kilometer from Malagos Garden Resort).

Visited November 2016
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Malagos-Garden, Manager at Malagos Garden Resort, responded to this review, January 6, 2017
Hello Gali_Valiente,

Indeed it took years of hard work alongside the local community to give this place the attention it deserves. We really appreciate you noticing! It is an honor to make it to your Top 2 places in Davao! Hope you can come back and enjoy more of our chocolates. You should try our cheeses and vegetable salad from our hydroponic garden next time to complete your Malagos Experience!

Thank you so much for your feedback! :)

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“lovely, serene garden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

We visited this coming from The Eagle Center mainly to buy the Malagos chocolates and cheeses. It is a garden with lots of interesting activities but with pockets of quiet corners if one would just want to have some peace and quiet. Worth visiting. Of course, the chocolates are very very good, as well as the Blush cheese that I got.

Visited November 2016
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Malagos-Garden, Manager at Malagos Garden Resort, responded to this review, January 6, 2017
Hello tonitanch,

We're very pleased to know that you find the peace and calm of the resort to your liking. We try to offer a place that people can go to retire and retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

We're also glad to know you find our chocolates and cheeses good. Have you tried our chocolate dessert platter and cheese platters? Or maybe a sip of our homemade Bignay wine? It's a must.

Our staff are happy to know of your positive feedback. Thank you for visiting! :)

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“Good, but not enough”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Soooo expensive, entrance fee, plus swimming, sky walking, kalesa ride uuggrrhh! Almost everything and dont have much animals to watch to. Not worth for a 100 peso tour

Visited November 2016
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Malagos-Garden, Manager at Malagos Garden Resort, responded to this review, January 6, 2017
Hello maeanndrea,

Thank you so much for giving us your feedback!

We're sorry to hear that you were dissatisfied with your visit. But just a thought, maybe you weren't able to roam the entire resort? Our P100 peso rate already includes access to our Science In The Park tour which includes our interactive indoor and outdoor museums and exhibits aside from our interactive animal domes and zoos all laid out on 12-hectares of land. Our staff may have fell short in letting you know of our other included amenities.

Will let our staff know! Thank you again for your visit and hope you can come back so we can serve you better.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Memorable visit to happy birds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

This is a spacious resort with cottages with ethnic motif, trees, plants, restaurant with ingeniously prepared food, and happy birds perched on handler's shoulders as part of the Welcoming Committee to arriving guests. The resort owners are also into conservation of different bird species and upgrading of their cafe's menu from native goat cheese and tropical fruit wine. They even train small, medium-sized and large birds for beautiful exhibitions to every one in Davao to enjoy. Sometimes, they bring these lively and bird-friendly shows to other parts of the Philippines. It's truly a joy to be at Malagos Resort!

Visited January 2016
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Malagos-Garden, General Manager at Malagos Garden Resort, responded to this review, November 14, 2016
Hello tito u!

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Us in the entire resort, including Midori and Toby (our welcome birds) are glad to be of service to you as well. Hope you can come back! :)

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