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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Exclusivity and serenity at their finest definition. Exquisite food - fine dining restaurant, Opus, is totally unforgettable. Superb 24/7 hospitality. Except that pool floors need to be repaired and bed linens would have been at least a thousand thread-count. Overall, it was a very good experience!

Stayed: August 2016
1  Thank Faye N
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

In comparison to Bluewater Maribago or J-Park, for example - a MUCH quieter hotel with spectacular plants & greenery. We visited twice for 1-night - heading to Moalboal & back - staying in their 2-bedroom Pool Villa. The kids loved the pool, a great size for a private villa. The bedrooms are spacious & the shower & Jacuzzi tub the best I've seen in Cebu. The staff are friendly but not intrusive - as I've found at other Cebu hotels. The food is cheap in comparison to the much over-priced (for Cebu market) accommodation rates. Breakfast was ok but not outstanding/memorable (as per Radisson's buffet), the poolside evening menu delicious but small servings. The beach is fine - small (same at Maribago or Shangri-La - yet to find a Cebu-City hotel with a spectacular beach) - but very quiet and relaxing. Mainly guests seem to stay at their villas as on both visits we rarely saw people & staff said the hotel was over 50% full. The public pool area is large and interesting for children, with some small bridges, a strong fountain area to swim under and a curving circle shape, flowing around the restaurants. (Lifeguard very attentive to the kids & offering towels, assistance to them.) The Spa menu was hugely overpriced, so didn't bother - more than double the cost of same treatments at Radisson.

If you're looking for a quiet location to enjoy a very beautiful villa (with/without a pool), and enjoy to see all the plants & trees Cebu has to offer - this is the place. And for kids there is a sense of safety, they can roam around the hotel's grounds in comfort. If you need shopping malls outside the door & exciting nightlife - give it a miss.

Personally can't wait to return but wish they'd drop accommodation rates by 1/3...

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with family
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3  Thank Julia R
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Reviewed 14 April 2015

In short.
Rooms - new and lovely. some nice touches with flowers etc.lots of mosquitos
Pool area - also lovely and well designed. Maybe not so much if the place is full
Beach - nice although sand is clearly shipped in from elsewhere
Food - really quite poor. The website promised a buffet breakfast. We were told they only do this if there are enough people. And then told us we could only pick certain choices from the menu. Asian food really bad if you live in Asia. Western food also bad. Choices very limited for non meat eaters. There is nowhere else to go.
Service - Polite and helpful but staff fairly uninformed. Service friendly but not at all classy.
Diving.massage and other activities - overpriced considering how little it costs elsewhere. And beware the 22% service taxes which pushes up the price more.
Wifi - only usable in and near the lobby, not in room.
In short - way overpriced but what you get.

Room Tip: You dont need the room with personal pool.
  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled as a couple
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14  Thank Karen L
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Reviewed 8 March 2015

Excellent location, a wonderful drive to the south of Cebu! But...the resort is in need of a MAJOR update! This is resort happens to be around 20+ years old (or more) and it is as if nothing has been changed. Locks to the rooms are key type, which is a rare find nowadays. The outdoor restaurant doesn't look very pleasing, the pool needs a major renovation, the garden needs extensive grooming and more.

On the better side, the rooms are massive and beautifully laid out (note that ALL rooms don't have TV which I think is absolutely great if you are in for complete relaxation). There is lots of space overall in the resort grounds. Staff are fantastic, a wonderful team to be completely honest. Pulchra Resort and Spa has a lot of potential and I will definitely recommend this place if renovations are undertaken.

  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled with family
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5  Thank kmgk
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

Very beautiful resort. Friendly and very-attentive staff. Loved the experience. Only downside, it's a bit pricey. Other than that, I loved my stay here.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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