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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lagoons are truly stunning, and the sheer quantity of facilities is better than anywhere I've been to before, games room with pool and table tennis, lots of restaurants. The only negative was the ridiculous price I ended up paying for laundry, but I guess that's par for the course in a place of this price.

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Plantation_Bay_Cebu, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear bsci88, We're happy that you found our 2.3-hectare saltwater lagoons impressive and that you enjoyed your stay at Plantation Bay. We do our best to come up with enjoyable (and mostly free) activities and facilities for our guests, and we're glad that you appreciated our efforts and took the time to really explore the resort. Thank you for the...

Baguio, Philippnes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family had made reservations through hotels.com and had the room reserved for 4 nights. We were incorporating this little get-away in with a trip to adopt 2 Filipino brothers. At the last minute, we were contacted by our embassy that there was a delay in some paper work, which cause us to have to postpone the trip at the...

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Plantation_Bay_Cebu, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear the6piets, Thank you for taking the time to share that you were so impressed with your correspondence with Tracey that it prompted you to write this glowing review. We have shared your comments with our Reservations team, and you have inspired everyone, especially Tracey, to do even better at taking care of our guests. We commend you for your...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plantation Bay Resort and Spa - would definitely recommend! Such a great place, with great staffs. Everyone is so polite and kind. We had no problems from start to finish, services and facilities were great. I wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to Karina Magbanua for all her hard work, commitment and effort to make our Team Bldg such...

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Plantation_Bay_Cebu, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear Jan Patrick J, Plantation Bay's teambuilding games and contests are unique to the hotel and have been carefully designed to optimize genuine teambuilding in a variety of contexts, and we're happy that you and your team members had fun while fostering camaraderie among all concerned. All our staff were delighted to hear your feedback, and Karina especially appreciates your...

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You won´t believe the size of the lagoons until you are present. And you will be shocked when you see how few people are in them! You have all the space and peace you want. Staff is attentive and friendly. Due to the traffic you probably will be spending most of your vacation here but there are lots of activities....

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Plantation_Bay_Cebu, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear DanJacobsen, Thank you for sharing that you found our swimming facilities impressive. Aside from our 2.3-hectare saltwater lagoons and four freshwater pools of varying designs, Plantation Bay has so much space and so many different recreational facilities and amenities that even at full occupancy, guests never feel crowded. Considering that you stayed nine days, it's nice to know that...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was traveling with friends and family and we had a few kids with us. The youngest among the bunch started crying. It wasn't that much of a scene since the place is noisy to begin with. One of the staff then covered the baby's mouth and told us that it is not appropriate to have a crying toddler in...

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Plantation_Bay_Cebu, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor Reader, Most of the children and babies at Plantation Bay are well-behaved. Most parents understand that other people have rights, too. When their children start to cry or cause annoyance to others, there is usually a reason. Responsible parents step in and comfort their children, feed them, take them for a walk, or simply talk to them and...

Cebu City, Philippines
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed with family for a night. Room by the saltwater pool was awesome. Free use of bike around the lagoon during day time with horse cart ride..ao much fun kor kids. What I love most with the resort is the staff. We were with an infant and they anticipate our needs. Like seeing an infant, they set up a high...

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Plantation_Bay_Cebu, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear drjlim2016, We're delighted to hear that, as a local who knows many of the hotels and resorts in Cebu, you enjoyed your recent stay so much that you're recommending Plantation Bay to our TripAdvisor readers. Our well-trained and proactive staff are our biggest asset, and we're pleased that you cited examples of what makes them endearing to our guests....

Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing! It's the nicest place I have ever been! Everyone is so friendly!! Room is large with a large bathroom. Italian restaurant is the best meal I had in the Philippines. Kilmangro restaurant isn't good. Breakfast is over priced and horrible. ATM worked with our European cards. Felt so safe and is beautiful.

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Plantation_Bay_Cebu, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear Laura R, Thank you for sharing that you love your spacious room and bathroom with separate tub and shower, ample counter space, and lovely stone and marble finishes. We hope you can be more specific about which breakfast dishes you didn’t like so that we can improve for your next visit. You can email the information to gm@plantationbay.com. Thanks...

Buckeye
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a very nice stay. A driver was waiting when we landed at 1am. Staff was very friendly. Almost all staff said good morning when walking by. Room and bathroom was very nice. Even better than expected. Towels smelled amazing. Lagoon area was beautiful. It was chilly so we only got in the pool one day...

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Plantation_Bay_Cebu, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear Nadia W, We're delighted that you enjoyed your six-day stay, and that you appreciated your room, with a mahogany four-poster bed and scenic views of our saltwater lagoons. Thank you for sharing that you enjoyed our Gambas dish so much that you ordered it twice. And a big Thank you! for the recommendation. Long-staying guests like yourselves have the...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

5 days stay with family of 6.We have 2 small kids (2&4)and they enjoyed the facilities, they even went Kayaking in one of the Lagoons!:) Pancit ni Efren is a must try( we looove it!) ; best Pandesal ever, my 2 kids cant get enough of them. The tapa is great too. Living away from Phillippines makes us crave for...

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Plantation_Bay_Cebu, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear jmraijas, We're delighted that you found our staff the epitome of Filipino hospitality and that you consider Plantation Bay a great resort for a fun family vacation. And a big Thank you! for the high praise on the quality of our food and for specifically mentioning your favorite dishes. We're heartened by your kind words, and our chefs especially...

Cebu City, Philippines
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Staff are friendly and not annoying. The place is huge, clean, relaxing and has lots of activities for guests of all ages. The kids really enjoyed their stay here and wanted to go back soonest. If only it were affordable, then we'd visit Plantation Bay every month.

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Plantation_Bay_Cebu, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear Chiiiril, Thank you for commending our staff. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you appreciated our various leisure facilities and activities that appeal to all guests, especially to families with young children. We will be launching our annual Summer Frolix Promo soon, and we hope that you will take this chance to stay with us again....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Discover a resort in a class of its own. Set in 11 hectares of secluded grounds yet only one hour (when traffic is bad) from Cebu City, Plantation Bay offers one of the largest privately-owned waterways in the world, with the clean elegance of colonial-plantation architecture. Decompress from life’s pressures in the healing tranquility of an environment that truly feels “away from it all.” If you have ever spent time at a tropical plantation, you know what we mean. If not, come and discover a refreshingly different Flavor of Life. Whether you’re traveling for a family vacation or romantic getaway, for business or pleasure, this is far and away your best choice in the Philippines. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Plantation Bay Resort And Spa

Address: | Marigondon, Lapu Lapu 6015, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Mactan Island > Lapu Lapu
Price Range: $272 - $361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Plantation Bay Resort And Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 256
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Also Known As:
Plantation Bay Resort And Hotel Lapu Lapu
Plantation Bay Hotel
Plantation Bay Resort And Spa Cebu Island/Mactan Island
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#2 Luxury Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#3 Family Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#3 Spa Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#5 Business Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lapu Lapu
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“All rooms are in plantation houses and all appear to be very central to pools and restaurants”
 of 5 bubbles 442LindaD, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Waters Edge room is well worth the treat.”
 of 5 bubbles geoffreyl148, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ground Floor lagoon side was excellent on East lagoon for family with kids.”
 of 5 bubbles MUZDAV, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Plenty of ground floor rooms have direct access to the lagoons”
 of 5 bubbles bsci88, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
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