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New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 November 2012

love this resort because it is like a home. food is excellent and dives are cheap! staff are friendly. it is nice because it is quiet (they do not allow karaoke!) and you have enough space to fix your dive gear, and relax afterwards. the deck by the dining area is the best place to sit, hang out and have...

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1Thank Ana O
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2011

If you want to take some time off work/ school and diving is your kind of sport, then take a trip to Anilao, Batangas where there is an abundance of reefs to explore. And while you're there, check-in at Balai. The food is great with various choices and all complementing one another. In addition to that, the staff are friendly...

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3Thank shanta_laura
Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 21 September 2011

Awesome inclusive buffet meals makes your stay all worth it! Wooden rooms are cozy and clean but could be tidier. There are insects in the bathroom roof sometimes from trees outside. Excellent service from friendly staff and divemasters. Location is central to diving spots but an hour from the Anilao pier main road.

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3Thank VanceC
New York
Reviewed 30 November 2010

Nothing beats Balai Anilao and Laiya. I miss diving there with Lito and Mona. I miss the good food and drinks. Now, the waters here in the U.S. is too cold. If you guys wanna dive there, try to get in touch with Mel and Casty of Sea-cid. They're damn good dive instructors. They certified me few years back.

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5Thank lcale
Oslo
Reviewed 30 August 2010

Great service and food but very shabby rooms and the beach is awful. Rough sand, filthy water, very few activities, snorkelling on the nearby reefs was very disappointing. It may be better in Winter (we stayed in Summer) and may be acceptable to Manila residents fleeing the noise, dirt, crowds and pollution for a weekend. I'm an expat having lived...

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4Thank Greg C
Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 26 May 2010

Reservation is easy with a Manila number you can call. Going to Laiya is a breeze, compared to 2 years ago, when the roads were rough. Travel time is about 2.5 hours from Manila. Staff - courteous and friendly. Food - the buffet is yummy. Their tuna sashimi has not gone through refrigeration and is very fresh. The desert, mango...

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3Thank aprildreamer
Santa Rosa, Philippines
Reviewed 25 November 2009

Our stay at Balai was wonderful. It definitely exceeded our expectations! The resort's theme is native and back-to-basics. I love the nipa huts! The rooms were small but they were very clean. Smelled like fabric softener. There were two double beds and they also provided clean towels. The bathroom was nice. Spacious, clean and has hot and cold water. They...

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4Thank kaliweftie
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 27 October 2009

Enjoyed our stay at Balai. Went for diving and the boat guys were great. Location is a bit isolated so if you crave snacks, make sure you bring some on your trip and keep them in a bag so that the bugs don't try to get them. You can get soft drinks n beer n such but there are no...

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1Thank Yvonne M
New Jersey
Reviewed 28 August 2009

I was invited by a very good friend of mine to join his family, relatives and friends to have fun in Balai Anilao. I checked about the place first through the internet and asked some friends about it and got favorable reviews about the resort. Since my weakness is great food, I was easily convinced to join them after hearing...

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13Thank Mackarel
Quezon City
Reviewed 23 August 2009

The SERVICE is great. All members of the staff are always smiling. They were very helpful, accommodating and fast. The ROOM looks and feels "native" with its airy, bamboo floor and the nipa hut roof. You can decide if you want to use the a/c or if you'll just settle with the fan. The bathroom is very clean unlike other...

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Additional Information about Balai Resort Anilao

Address: San Teodoro, Mabini, Luzon, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Luzon > Calabarzon Region > Batangas Province > Mabini
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Balai Resort Anilao Hotel Mabini
Balai Hotel Batangas
Balai Hotel Anilao
Balai Resort Anilao Batangas, Philippines - Mabini
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“Get a cottage if you want to hear the sounds of waves.”
 of 5 bubbles Lyza25, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are basic and small. Ideal for spending the day on the beach and a good night sleep.”
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 of 5 bubbles KingBee32, 18 Feb 2013 | Read review
“get a room facing the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles AnaO629, 28 Nov 2012 | Read review
“You have to go down a flight of stairs to reach the shore. Thus, to reach your rooms, you have to climb. If you are the type of traveler who exhausts yourself at the end of the day (or can barely stand after a good meal), it might be best to choose rooms at the lower level. But if you want a better view and you always have the drive to reach your room no matter what, then the extra flight of stairs will do you good. Also, the currents are sometimes strong, so make sure to have a buddy or a divemaster with you.”
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