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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tepanee resort and Malapascua seem to both compliment each other. A thoughtfully designed group of natural stone and timber chalets which overlook the Visayan sea. Tepanee has it's own private beach and bar/restaurant which stays open until 7pm and two massage tables which we indulged in, and for the record was a damn good hour massage. Nice staff, great weather...

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DirectorTBR, Direttore at Tepanee Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear moffit808, thank you very much for your detailed review. For sure it will help us to improve and we are confident it will also help very much our future guests. We studied a new method to avoid our guests are requested to pay any extra to the small boats in Maya, we hope it will work and thank you...

Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I discovered Tepanee by accident - while swimming - hidden in a corner of the island. After a short visit I decided with friends to move there immediately. Very nice rooms, private beach with excellent beach bar, massage deck, and restaurant. The place is run by an Italian couple and they have an Italian chef which means access to quality...

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DirectorTBR, Direttore at Tepanee Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Stefan R, thank you very much. We are happy that you appreciated Tepanee so much. Has been a pleasure for us and expecially for our Chiringuito staff to have you here and we hope you will visit us again. We wish you "sun & wind in the same place at the same time"! Warm regards.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed a week and really wish we could have stayed longer. The resort is beautiful, and really well maintained compared to some of the others on the island that we saw. The location is perfect as it's next to Bounty beach, on its own private beach, so you're in a quiet corner within walking distance of the main beach....

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DirectorTBR, Direttore at Tepanee Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear SingaSwiss, thanks you very much for your so nice words. We care about Tepanee and the environment of Malapascua, that are of course connected and we try to be an example for the other hotels and the whole island. We always hope to be succesful in this and we are delighted when our guests recognize our efforts. We always...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We remained in this resort for three nights. Our deluxe room was 101. The resort is developed from the private beach to the top of a little hill. This means stairs and beatiful views as, with the obvious other differences, in Amalfi coast. The stairs have to consider in the choice, but for us were only a lovely manner to...

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DirectorTBR, Direttore at Tepanee Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Albert K., thank you very much for your nice comments. All the feedback we receive are very important to us, because are always helping us to improve and hopefully are also helping our future guests to know what they will find here. In Maya, where the boats for Malapascua depart, in case of low tide the big boats cannot...

Guildford, Surrey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately as we were there to go scuba diving we didn't sample all of the hotel facilities. However we had a deluxe cottage on the cliff and could not fault anything. The room was just as described on the website; basic but clean and functional with the amazing view and balcony. The hotel staff helped us with our bags which...

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DirectorTBR, Direttore at Tepanee Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear console, thank you very much for your nice comments. We are always very proud that our guests are happy to stay with us and we do our best to keep this as our standard quality service. We are sorry that our location is not convenient for whose struggling with stairs, but actually Malapascua is all sand and rocks, so...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best price/value option on the island with an amazing location. The resort is run by a very friendly and caring Italian couple which is totally dedicated to ensure that everyone is happy. The food was awesome as well! We will definitely come back!!!

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DirectorTBR, Direttore at Tepanee Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Irunema, we have been very happy to host you at Tepanee and we are very proud that you liked so much our resort and our restaurants. We hope you will come back soon! Thanks and Happy New Year!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place with the best location on the Island! The staff was amazing and the Owner walked around and ensured everyone was satisfied :) got a welcome "drink" with honey and lemon, was really good! Also like that the owner cared about the environment and the nature! Can really recommend it!

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DirectorTBR, Direttore at Tepanee Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Erik H, thank you very much for your nice comments. We really care about the environment and the nature and we are very proud when our guests recognize our efforts. We hope you will visit us again soon. Best regards and Happy New Year!

New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent half our holiday here and half in other accommodation. This was the highlight for us. Who would have thought that not only was it fabulous and the view amazing but the FOOD!! If you aren't staying here, take the time to go up to the restaurant you can see from the beach - totally worth it and not...

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DirectorTBR, Direttore at Tepanee Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear kiwinchina, we are very happy that your feeling with us was so good. Actually we have many many guests who report to us their feeling about Tepanee and Malapascua: it's always a pleasure to hear that we are so much appreciated. Thank you very much and we hope you can vist us again soon! Best regards.

Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the end of our trip we stayed at Tepanee Beach Resort. It was more upscale than most other places on the island (and compared to other places we stayed at on our trip); a really nice change of pace. We really enjoyed our stay here. Great cottages, restaurant and beach bar. Quieter part of the island and friendly owners....

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AndreaTBR, Direttore at Tepanee Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ms NicoleAJM, we have always very happy to read that our guests feel so good staying at Tepanee. Thank you very much for taking the time to write your comments, which are very useful for our future guests. If ever you will come again to Malapascua we will always welcome you back. Thanks and regards.

Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

tiki cottages r amazing ..clean bug free..fantastic no t v s just the ocean beaches great food drink watt i paid and watt u get for ur money is amazing great staff resturant the views sunsets water is amazing...only down fall is there beach more rocks than water ..but walk 10 to 15 minutes away..great public beach and seaside cafes...don...

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Dear chicagodavid1959, thank you very very much! Best regards.

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
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  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tepanee stands on a small hill that rises up from Logon Beach and our territory goes down to our own private sandy beach, an area isolated from the rest of the island from where it’s possible to admire breathtaking sunsets in an area secluded from the rest of the island and where we placed beach umbrellas, sunbeds, a gazebo for massages and our lovely Chiringuito Bar & Restaurant. In addition, in the hill adjacent to the reception is our panoramic Amihan Bar & Restaurant. The name TEPANEE comes from the name of the Polynesian frangipani plant, a tropical tree that graces our gardens with fragrant flowers of various colors. Historically, the concept for our resort followed a philosophy of low environment impact. Most of the building materials are natural and local: wood, bamboo and stones used for the main structures, roofs made of a typical straw named kogon. The buildings are almost invisible from the ocean, even if many are built right on the seaside. Opened on December 8, 2008, Tepanee in the beginning was consisted of 6 independent double cottages and one building of two stories with 4 triple rooms. We have grown, and can now offer you: 6 Deluxe cottages: six independent cottages with a superb ocean view, the best in Malapascua Island. They feature: aircon, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom, hot shower, minibar, safety box, balcony with sofa, daily cleaning, queen size double bed with option for one or two extra single beds, bamboo and wood furniture, wooden floor, entrance door and windows with mosquito screen and blackout curtains, wifi. 9 Superior cottages: nine independent cottages with aircon, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom, hot shower, minibar, safety box, balcony with sofa, daily cleaning, queen size double bed with option for one extra single bed, bamboo and wood furniture, wood floor, windows with mosquito screen and blackout curtains, wifi. Some Superior cottages have the ocean view, some have a partial ocean view, some the garden view. 10 Standard rooms: ten rooms together in two different buildings of two stories: five rooms upstairs and three downstairs are double (queen sized bed), two rooms downstairs have two single beds each. All the rooms have private entrance, aircon, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom, hot shower, minibar, safety box, balcony with sofa, daily cleaning, option for one extra single bed, bamboo and wood furniture, wooden floor, windows with mosquito screen and blackout curtains, wifi, garden view. 4 Budget rooms: four rooms together in two different buildings of two stories: all the rooms are downstairs; three rooms are double (queen sized bed); one room has two single beds and all have private entrance, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom, balcony with sofa, daily cleaning, bamboo and wood furniture, wooden floor, windows with mosquito screen and blackout curtains, wifi; no aircon, minibar and hot shower. All the rooms have the garden view. We provide for the wifi in all the resort. Please, note that we are in a remote island and the service sometime may be slow or discontinuous. Since December 2012, you can eat and drink right next to our private beach, at the Chiringuito at Sunset Beach Bar & Restaurant, where we serve breakfast and lunch, snacks, drinks and natural fruit juices, cocktails, with soft music in the background. In May 2013, we opened our new Amihan Bar & Restaurant, in a panoramic position on the hill at the new entrance of Tepanee. We are serving the amazing Italian cuisine that Amihan had already become renowned for: pizza, vegetables, fish and grilled meats, pasta and pastries, tropical fruit, wine and much more. Tepanee Beach Resort is located in a non-flat area: from the reception to the rooms and the beach on the back there are stairs to go up and down. The steps are wide and low, but they do exist: please be aware of this when choosing our hotel for your stay. We do not provide hair-dryers and television. We provide beach towels upon request and with payment laundry service. We accept credit cards payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express and JCB (bank transaction charges apply). We also accept cash payments in Pesos, Euros and US Dollars. Check-in is possible from 2:00 PM. Check-out must be completed by 12:00 noon. Reception is open from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Our staff are delighted to respond to your requests, and we are certain that you will have all you need for relaxing and memorable holiday. Silvia is a scuba diving instructor: during your stay you will have direct assistance with everything concerning scuba dives and diving courses, which can be easily booked through us. Please contact our reception for all the informations and to book the dives. Tepanee organizes transfers from and to Cebu City/Airport/Pier at any time by private van and boat: our boats arrive and depart from our private beach, located inside the Tepanee Beach Resort area. Just contact our reception, please, for all the informations and to book the transfer. ... more   less 

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Address: 6013, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
Price Range: $69 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tepanee Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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“The overwater rooms are worth the price difference, the view and scenery is amazing”
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“If you can afford a cottage, go for it!”
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