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San Antonio
Reviewed 14 October 2014

People like different things for vacations. Plantation Bay seems to have it all: lots of activities and food choices for families, space and peace and tranquility for older folks. We fall in the latter category. Plantation Bay is the place to which we regularly go to de-stress from our hectic teaching jobs in Metro Manila. We love the peace and...

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

Dear anneharper1951, It is always a pleasure to welcome you back to Plantation Bay! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review, with very specific comments about our ambience, rooms, spa, restaurants, and service. This is the kind of TripAdvisor review which really helps readers understand what Plantation Bay is all about, and thus...

Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 12 October 2014

pros: first you don't need to care about tips. this resort has no tip policy. friendly employee great breakfast including Kimchi for Korean in Palemo. Mogambo spa. you definitely should go here and get some massages. 2 steps(really) away to pool from room balcony. our room is located in Edo . free wifi. but it occasionally not working. so i...

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

Dear darren_ha, Thank you for sharing that you found our No-Tipping Policy convenient. This is in place to ensure that all our guests are accorded fair and excellent service without worrying about when, how much, or whom to tip. Thank you too for commending our staff, breakfast selection, room, and spa. We appreciate your candid critique of your dining experience...

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 12 October 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights and it was wonderful ,our room was spacious ,the food was great its a bit pricey but delicious theres a lot of stuff to do like and theres a kids playground so they won't get bored for sure

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

Dear Amie2014, Thank you for the kind words about the food, which we really put a lot of effort into; it is nice to know that though you found our prices expensive, this was understandable because of the quality offered. Plantation Bay is indeed child-friendly and in addition to our outdoor Children's Playground, we have an indoor Children's Center and...

Reviewed 9 October 2014

We recently stayed here as part of our honeymoon in a Waters Edge room. The room was stunning and lend straight out onto the largest swimming pool/lagoon I've seen. During our visit one of the four restaurants was under refurbishment and that was fine as it was explained upon check-in as a courteous, not that it mattered because there were...

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

Dear JGreenSyd, Thank you very much for your kind understanding while we continuously improve Plantation Bay for our guests. We are happy to note that you had an enjoyable time using our facilities, particularly the pools and lagoons. Moreover, that you appreciated our various leisure activities and found our staff most helpful. We look forward to seeing you again soon....

Shanghai
Reviewed 6 October 2014

We recently stayed at this resort.. two kids and two adults. Its not bad and probably worth the money. Rooms were large enough to accommodate us with two twin beds. There are a lot of pools and activities which the kids enjoyed. We also did a Junior open water scuba course for our 10 year old son. All staff are...

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

Dear Ron E, Thank you for sharing that you and your children enjoyed our pools, lagoons, and activities. It's nice to know that you found our rooms spacious and that our staff made your stay more memorable. You mentioned that food was not that great but did not provide any details. Could I ask you to please write to me...

Reviewed 5 October 2014

The hotel is big and you do not see that many guest around. I stayed 3 nights at the Water Edge room. It's a wonderful experience that you can jump directly into the swimming lagoon from your own balcony. Their claim that "you can be in the water in 0-2 seconds" is absolutely true. My room is one of the...

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

Dear Sammy K, We are happy that you enjoyed your vacation at Plantation Bay. Our Water's Edge room is the most popular choice for couples seeking something more special and romantic and we are delighted that you found it (and the resort) ideal for you. A big Thank you! for sharing your photos, especially for highlighting Mogambo Springs, our health...

Langholm, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Overall, a nice experience. Fabulous pool area, with various locations. Hotel rooms very clean although a little dated. Missed the little touches such as bath robes and face cloths. Disappointed that due to renovation, the gym, pool restaurant and spa were all affected. Staff were very attentive and pleasant. Would return, but would ensure all facilities were available.

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

Dear Lyn H, We are happy to know that you liked your room and Plantation Bay's ambience, and that you found our staff attentive. Thank you. We will definitely share your kind comments with everyone. We apologize that our renovations marred your otherwise fabulous stay. Our gym and gameroom opened today and our spa will be available this weekend, while...

Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

This resort delivers exceptional service and countless activities! Never bored in a place like this. Only managed to stay here for one night with my sisters in a lagoon side room. No doubt I will be coming back! We used paddleboards, jumped off diving rock, slid down water slides!!! not enough time to do more! Thanks Plantation Bay for an...

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

Dear Christina P, We are delighted to know that you and your sister enjoyed our various leisure facilities and activities and that you found our service exceptional. Hopefully you can stay longer next time so that you will experience everything that Plantation Bay has to offer. Thanks for the kind sentiments. Sincerely, Nenette G. Castillon General Manager

Cebu City, Cebu City, Philippines
Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

Due to the family day event of.my kid's school, we decided to stay a night at this resort. Everything looks the same as before when I was here roughly 6 years ago. Didn't really notice any major improvements in terms of structural or expansion. Perhaps there are more amenities now. The gym was closed for painting works and it was...

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

Dear Christopheroon, We are sorry that, while you gave us a 4-star rating, you felt you might have done better elsewhere. Plantation Bay has undergone refurbishments in the past 6 years to meet our guests’ high demands. These include the addition of a coffee bar and open-air shops and spa, restaurant, and pool expansions. We apologize that you were not...

Reviewed 3 October 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 1night at Plantation bay, i booked the lagoon side which is an awesome room 5seconds and u r at the man made saltwater beach area:) anyway would like to compliment mr charlie the front of house manager, he was very accomodating and even gave a complimentary coffee for my husband while we r waiting for our room! Over...

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

Dear Maria Aludia D, Thank you for your review. We will pass on to Charllie your kind comments about the professional and attentive service you and your husband received. Lagoon Side rooms are our most popular rooms because they feature balconies with close access to our private lagoon, and we're pleased that you found them remarkable. Sincerely, Nenette G. Castillon...

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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
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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: $271 - $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 Top resorts Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#2 Luxury Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#3 Family Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#3 Spa Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#5 Business 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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