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Gustav's Place Beach Resort
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

According to novelist Paul Theroux travelers don't know where they are going. True, in this case however travelers should know beforehand WHY they want to make the effort to get to GUSTAV'S PLACE, because this hotel is really situated at the end of the world! There are only 2 valid motives: to admire the sunset from an immense deserted beach, or to go diving at the famous Apo Reef, after Tubbataha the finest divespot in the Philippines. It takes a day to get to GUSTAV'S PLACE, the flight connections and the roads are bad, the accomodation and the food are basic, but the sunsets and the endless beach are truly magnificent, and the dives on Apo Reef, including an overnight stay on Apo Island, are superbly organized. Since we came exactly for these 2 motives, we felt very good at GUSTAV'S PLACE. (José and Ronald, November 2016)

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Lovely done resort - à la backpackers style - with a very personal and cosy atmosphere. Accommodation, but also food and drinks are priced very fairly and or of good quality! Friendly Gustav, or any of the staff members, are also happy to take you for day trips to the lovely Pandan island, which is just across.

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Gustavs place is a little out of the way but it is a great spot once you get there.

The beach is beautiful and the sunset stunning.

We arrived late afternoon and the place seemed a little deserted but we were shown our rooms and told what time the buffet dinner would be served. We were the only guests at dinner but the buffet was delicious and fresh.

The bungalows are located right opposite the beach and for the price you pay were adequate if a little bit hot (more powerful fans could be an improvement as we woke a lot in the night)

The only other criticism I would have is that the staff were not overly welcoming or friendly, saying that they were as helpful as they could be when we had questions.

They arranged a boat over to Pandan island for us at a good price the following morning and I believe they also offer diving trips to Apo reef.



Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 March 2016

We end up staying in Gustav for one night as we couldn't t stay on pandan island.
Which was great as pandan was not very welcoming, Gustav s was on the other hand much more welcoming and friendly.
We were welcomed by the owner and his wife, and you can immediately feel they love the Philippines and there resort.

The place is well maintain, done with taste and very clean.

We were 3 people, so we had a room with a double bed and one mattress on the floor, we were given linen and a blanket who were spotless clean and nicely smell of washing power nice to get when you planing on spending the night on a mattress on the floor, the bungalow was facing the ocean with trees and hammock around.

The location is great for a day at the beach with a very very long beach to walk on, an amazing sunset, also a great spot to go to pandan island as it s right opposite the island.

I will definitely recommend this place, it s a great spot at a very low price.
The only down side we found the food and the drinks to be a bit pricy.

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with friends
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Gustav G, Manager at Gustav's Place Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2016

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay so much and were very pleased to welcome you. Thank you also for the recommendation. Yes, you are right, we really love the Philippines with all its beauty in the surroundings and we love our resort!
We make big efforts for ours guests and try to make their stay a great one. Our ressort is virtually situated on an island, isolated from the country way and unfortunately has no direct road access, so we have to transport any material on the seaway oder over the river. Often the costs for the transport are twice the costs for the material and therefore we have a significant additional financial outlay. This is why food and drinks seem to be a bit pricy. We appreciate your understanding.

Best regards
Gustav

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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Unfortunately we spent only 3 days in this fantastic place. The cottages are isolated from everything on the big peopleless beach, is not far from a famous dive spot - the Apo reef. Exept of diving with cheerful instructor, you can walk in a small fishing village nearby with funny kids, following you everyweher and frendly natives, buy some fruites at Sablayan market and spend time evenings in hotel's bar in pleasent company.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Gustav G, Manager at Gustav's Place Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2015

Thanks a lot for your review. We are glad, you enjoyed the diving trip so much. We highly appreciated your stay and would be pleased to welcome you again in our resort.

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Address: Dulo Malungay Street | Sto. Nino, Sablayan, Mindoro 5104, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mindoro > Occidental Mindoro Province > Sablayan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Sablayan
Price Range: $18 - $23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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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