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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Went there recently for a short break and I would go there again. The rooms are clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. After I have heard that they have a 24/7 Restaurant at the beachfront I was a little bit sceptical about the noise factor, but the rooms are in the backyard and you get not bothered at...

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Dive_Big_Apple, Guest Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments. Big Apple is exactly as you described, moderately priced, clean, seaside hotel. We give great value for your money from rooms, food, and diving. In fact, the Big Apple Resort has the lowest dive prices in Sabang, check around, it's the lowest. Thanks again and hope to see you again soon....

Luzon, Philippines
Reviewed 15 January 2014

I have been staying at Big Apple for almost 5 years with my long time partner (1-3 times per year we drive down from Manila to go scuba diving) Often we bring the family and book several rooms. Last month I booked a room for our arrival on the 26th / Christmas for a stay of 8 days. As always,...

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Dive_Big_Apple, Guest Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

I want to sincerely apologize for the poor service you received from one of our employees. That employee is no longer working for the Big Apple. In fact, the entire management staff and all employees from that time period are no longer employed by the Big Apple. The Big Apple is now staffed with new management and new employees dedicated...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 January 2014

On 20 Dec 2013 we emailed Big Apple the following email: We are a group of 17 people (12 are divers, the other spouses) and we would like to book 8 rooms at your resort, plus diving trips for the divers. One of us has stayed at your resort before and it looks like your resort would be perfect for...

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Dive_Big_Apple, Guest Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

We apologize for the lack of communication and bad customer service you received. The Big Apple management and staff from that time period have all be terminated and are no longer associated with the resort. Sincerely hope on your next tip to Sabang you can give the new management and staff a chance to regain your business.

Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Reviewed 19 December 2013 via mobile

We had booked this place for about 2 weeks, ended staying one night and leaving the next morning. The place is a total disgrace. Our first room smelt of urine and the bathroom ceiling and half of it had fallen off... We asked for another room and in the shower was a bucket for you... No water from the shower...

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Dive_Big_Apple, Guest Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

Would like to apologize for the condition of our resort during your visit. New management and staff have been in place now for several months and are addressing the problems you mentioned.

leicester
Reviewed 17 December 2013

For single men this is a great place for you to meet the locals and have some fun......... if you are travelling as part of a couple or family then this is not the place for you. Our room was 500 pesos a night and it was definitely a case of you got what you paid for - a dingy...

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Dive_Big_Apple, Guest Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. You are quite right, you get what you pay for, however, the problems you mentioned have been noted and corrected. No matter what the cost of the room, it should be clean and comfortable. With new management and staff on station, we are addressing the problems that have been mention in other reviews. And yes...

brisbane
Reviewed 27 October 2013

I have stayed here many times over the years....just stayed here for 2 nights in oct 2013 WOULD NOT STAY AGAIN... ALL the food is shocking and the Australian manager has let the place go by allowing scumbag vendors to walk inside hotel like they own it and bug all the guests ALL THE TIME... THE ROOMS ARE OK BUT...

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Dive_Big_Apple, Guest Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

Sorry your stay here at the Big Apple was disappointing. We were aware of those short comings and have made changes across the board. There is new management, new wait staff and a new chef, please stop by to see the new Big Apple next time you are in Sabang.

Pattaya, Thailand
Reviewed 16 October 2013

I can here with my partner on the recommendation of 2 friends. The Resort is given a glossy appearance on the website but in reality it is old and worn out . On arrival I thought oh my good what have I brought my partner to. Our first room which was the most expensive with four poster bed was infested...

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Dive_Big_Apple, Guest Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Many of the issues you mentioned have been corrected. New management and new staff have been in place now for several months and are slowly but surly making the Big Apple a better resort. Yes some of the rooms are dated, plans are in place to give some of the rooms a facelift and more...

Big Spring, Texas
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Who: This places is great for single men (or those who want to have fun in the evening) coming to SCUBA dive. If you are a loving couple or family, this place is not for you. Couples and Families go to White Beach HOTEL: The big Apple is in a great location right on the beach with its Bar and...

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Dive_Big_Apple, Guest Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your insightful and comprehensive review of the Big Apple....most of the review was spot on. The Big Apple doesn't pretend to be something it is not. If you are looking for a more upscale resort, the Big Apple won't be for you. But if you want modest accommodations at a low price, good food with large portions,...

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Just spent 12 days staying and diving out of Big Apple Dive, Sabang, I paid for budget accomodation and the place I stayed in was good. The staff were very helpful and quickly sorted out any issue. The bar and restaurant area were excellent looks straight out over the sea and was always the most happening place at night and...

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Dive_Big_Apple, Guest Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you and appreciate your business.....

Shanghai
Reviewed 13 August 2013

As well as being great value it's a fun spot - the rooms are a little old but adequate and clean. The food in the restaurant is good but what makes this place special is the staff - they are great fun - particularly the bar staff. We had one diver in our group and he was extremely happy with...

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Dive_Big_Apple, Guest Relations Manager at Big Apple Dive Resort, responded to this review

Thank you..Glad you enjoyed your visit here at the Big Apple.

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Best value for money resort with the cleanest and clearest Pool around! Lively Sports Bar and Cafe Party Bar and New Indian Restaurant! Friendly staff! Open to serve food and beverages 24HRS with a variety of special menu items daily! LIVE SPORTS on the BIG SCREEN. Happy Hours: 8am - 8pm in main bar, 5pm - 8pm in Sports Bar, 12noon - 8pm in BA Cafe! HQ Billiard Tables and Great Music! FREE WIFI! Nintendo Wii! ... more   less 

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Address: Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mindoro > Oriental Mindoro Province > Puerto Galera
Price Range: $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Big Apple Dive Hotel Puerto Galera
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“There is a site plan on their website showing location of all the rooms.”
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“For budget travelers, the fan room is ok. For travellers with kids, opt for their room accommodation at the back or near the pool.”
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“Get a room in the baxk by the pool (Quieter)”
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