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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

excellent resort value for money purple snapper is a two minute walk to the beach and close to all the bars and restaurants. it's also on the same road as the local authentic restaurants and shops. I ended up staying 4 nights and it was excellent. friendly family run. treated guests as additional family member. went diving with jedd and... More 

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Baguio, Philippines
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

The resort has a pool, though not a beachfront. Their food are good as well and fast wifi connection. The room assigned to us was a bit rusty and very typical, but I like the nipa type accommodation they offer. Friendly staff.

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Thank JamesJosephGalvez
United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed here bcoz we want a good vacation/diving., but we ended up in chaos. Reception, restaurant, and rooms is hell..no food.,no waitres,no receptionist,no divemasters(just freelance)no manager,its like the place is run by a ghost!! Staff knows nothing about customer service. Dont go here or your money will be wasted.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

This place is great for low budget travellers who want to dive. Our experience just wasn't that great and it has a feel of decline about it. The pool looked great but there was no loungers or chairs to make it seem a bit more welcoming and a place chill out. And yes the chickens are a pain, sorry to... More 

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Göteborg, Sverige
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed for 8 nights and we loved it! If you are traveling on a budget and you want to dive (why else would you go to Malapascua?) Purple snapper is really the place to go! They have a really nice promotion giving you a free backpacker room if you do 2 dives per room a day... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

We came to this resort after friends of ours had already been staying here for a couple of nights. The owner gave us a free room because we were doing Dive courses and diving daily with them. The dive cost is 1500 peso per dive including equipment which is a very good price for the island. Our dive instructor Kiko... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 May 2015

At the beginning of may, we stayed in a backpacker room for two nights (the last one, by the bathroom block). As we were diving with the Tresher sharks the first morning (woke up at 4.20am) and were leaving the island the next morning with the first boat (woke up at 5.15am), we did not mind the chicken noise in... More 

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Although we didn't have a good impression of the property when we saw our room (backpacker room), Chuck's personal service and customer focus made up for it. He immediately transferred us to a nice poolside fan room with ample space and even lent us an extension cord for our many phones/tablets and gadgets. The restaurant, although only open in the... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Our stay at the Purple Snapper wasn't as nice as planned and definetly overpriced compared to other resorts (with beach view!) on Malapascua. The reception was quite hard to get in touch with and was only very limited help (not available after the nightfall, not helpful to help you organize your stay on the island). The check out lasted for... More 

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Thank Doris M
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45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for Holy Week and were disappointed with the service of this place. The staff never greets you, the reception was closed at 8PM, the rooms aren't cleaned unless you tell them to do so and the staff even lost our keys to our room. The electric fan in one of the two rooms we booked didn't work... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Purple Snapper Dive Resort is emerging as one of the best places to stay in Malapascua. Located 100 meters from Bounty Beach, Malapascua’s primary shore, Purple Snapper Dive Resort offers travelers a good taste of local life and culture while in close proximity to the beach. Being one of Philippines’ top diving destination the resort is a good choice for those hit by the diving bug. We are never too far from many of Malapascua’s dive operators better yet, check out our newly opened dive shop. Stay with us and only be a dive away from seeing Malapascua’s majestic attraction-the thresher sharks. Pick any of our 25 native style rooms and be treated with true Filipino hospitality. Mabuhi! Welcome to paradise! Wecome to Malapascua! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Purple Snapper Dive Resort

Address: Bounty Beach, 6013, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
Price Range: $20 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Purple Snapper Dive Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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Purple Snapper Dive Hotel Malapascua Island
Purple Snapper Dive Resort Malapascua Island, Cebu Island
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“fan rooms have the best value. Dive with them for free or extremely cheap room rates”
 of 5 bubbles kareezac, 5 May 2015 | Read review
“Aircon rooms are good value for money.”
 of 5 bubbles 392richardt, 1 May 2014 | Read review
“The best rooms are incredibly cheap so go for them!”
 of 5 bubbles TedJones_44, 25 Sep 2013 | Read review
“To save on costs try to get a fan room that gets decent shade.”
 of 5 bubbles Claramon, 8 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Go to another resort.”
 of 5 bubbles 582simonc582, 2 Jan 2013 | Read review
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