I stayed here as part of a stopover organised by a Philippines-based cycle touring company with which my group was travelling! The owner, Gustav, is a quirky guy with limited English but his wife Irene speaks perfect English. The staff try hard but are let down by a place that reeks of "faded glory"! The very worst thing about this place were the crap beds.....I hate vinyl-covered mattresses...save them for when I have dementia and am incontinent....don't ever make me sleep on one when I'm on holidays, especially when it's in the steamy tropics....and like most of the places I've seen in the Philippines, the toilets are bad news, as was the shower, which only ran cold water. The food was great though and the staff soon figured out that Australians like their beer chilled to the max. The access to the place can be fun!....if you go out at night and the punt across the river is not running, you have to walk a couple of kilometers along the beach from Sablayan.... Quite pleasant as long as you don't trip over the ropes that secure the fishing boats. Oh, if you're staying in one of the two upstairs rooms in the double-storey bungalows, the stairs are hard work!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A special resort with dive shop and training center for CMAS diving courses in Sablayan, far away from the beaten tourist tracks. And a lot of kilometers long, lonely, beautiful silver palm beach. The Majority of the premises is covered by palms and other exotic plants, and there is a view of the sea from almost anywhere. Embedded in this scenery, you will be Accommodated amongst the palms in clean, good-quality and comfortable bungalows or rooms with a shower and WC situated Directly on the deserted, endlessly long beach. We offer exploring inland, as well as many sporting activities on land and water on. A highlight is a dive trip to the world famous Apo Reef or dive safaris. ... more less
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