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Christian K

It’s not just a resort

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Mar 25, 2020via mobile
It’s sort of a home away from home. Except, people are more friendly. In the recent light of covid-19 scares, this is when you get to see people as they are. Here are the friendliest and most helpful staff, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. We got help with transport, pharmacy runs to the mainland and so much more, while still feeling we belonged.

It’s the best place. Nothing else to be said about it.
Date of stay: March 2020
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review
Responded May 14, 2020
Those are very kind words for such an ugly guy! Haha! Thanks for also being so understanding while you guys were here. It was great meeting you and we really hope to have you back here again after this is all over! Take care in cold Denmark!
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Reviewed March 25, 2020 via mobile

If you are traveling to Malapascua, and you don’t know where to stay, look no further. Hippocampus has everything you want in a hotel. It’s directly on the beach, rooms are great, has a packed beach bar, staff are nice and very attentive. Manager will go beyond, and make sure you feel welcomed and have the time of your life. Nothing but love for this place, and we will definitely be back.

Date of stay: March 2020
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2020

THANK YOU SO MUCH, it was so nice having you guys here. Hope to see you guys back under some more normal conditions!

Take Care,
Lee

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Reviewed March 7, 2020

Stayed for 2 nights in a Deluxe beachfront room. Very convenient location. They had a faucet by the balcony to rinse sand off your shoes - very thoughtful. I also liked that they provided the complimentary drinking water in a glass bottle everyday rather than in single-use plastic water bottles. Everyone should be doing that! Bathroom was a bit cramped, there was no bidet or pail with "tabo". No tv so you will really be encouraged to go out and find stuff to do. Wifi didn't work most of the time. Didn't get welcome drinks even though the room inclusion said there were.

Date of stay: February 2020
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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2020

Hi there and thanks for your comments! We are glad you enjoyed our environmental touches as well :) We try to keep our environmental footprint down as much as we can. We apologize about the welcome drinks - please come back and visit us after this pandemic and we can offer you some yummy cocktails in place of those welcome drinks! As for our Wifi, it's a curse on this island... most places wifi doesn't work at all because we have no solid connection to the mainland.

Thanks for the feedback and the kind words. Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 days. Rooms are clean, have AC, wall fan, hot water shower come with decent size balcony. Bathroom is a bit small but ok with us.

Cafe serves wonderful meals with friendly staff. There’s a Devocean dive centre operated there, local DM are knowledgeable and friendly too. If you want hassle free, the dive centre can help you to arrange pick up from Cebu Airport all the way to the island with charges.

Hope to make a trip back there again...

Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back soon!

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Reviewed January 28, 2020 via mobile

Booked our stay through devocean divers. Little pricier then normal for us but the service is great and free a la carte breakfast every morning! Rooms are very clean and super convenient if you are diving with devocean divers.

Date of stay: January 2020
1  Thank maggiecwong
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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2020

Hi there,
Thank you for your wonderful comments! We're so happy you enjoyed your time here with us and our yummy breakfast. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed January 27, 2020

We stayed here for 3 nights and we had a great stay! The place is very nice and the rooms are clean and nice. the restaurant facing the ocean is the best thing!!
this hotel is located directly on the beach and they provide sun bed and towel for free!

Date of stay: December 2019
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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2020

Hello,
Thank you so much, so glad you enjoyed your stay! Its nice to enjoy your meal while looking at the clean and clear turquoise water. Hope to see you again sometime soon!

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