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Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed for 3 nights at Hippos, as a package deal together with Devocean Divers (diveshop there). Although I had some minor problems, what was fixed by Cristel very perfect, I would still recommend this place to stay and dive there. Great atmosphere, nice rooms, good diveteam and very nice bar/restaurant right at the beach. Diving was great here. Food... More 

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hipporesort, General Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Werner, thanks for the nice review. We also enjoy your stay with us very much. Hope to see you again. Best wishes, Fred More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The resort is right on the beach, so you can eat your meals with a ocean view. The beach is not a sunbathing beach as it's covered in boats. Only come here if you dive. A lot of the staff were really rude which was a real shame and really put me off. I was disappointed I'd paid in advance... More 

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Thank Davies_ryan1986
hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi there and thanks for your review! I would like to address your concerns, one by one. First, the boats... during the day boats come in and out as they load them with dive tanks and equipment... you will find this at any beachfront resort here on Bounty Beach. The beach is not always covered in boats! Second, the staff.... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Originally I was only going to stay for 8 nights on Malapascau and then move onto to another part of Philippines, however due to the outstanding way Hippocampus is run and the friendly nature of the place, I decided to spend my entire time on Malapascau and so extended my stay at Hippocampus. Hippocampus is the sort of place that... More 

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hey Marcus! Thanks for the kind words about the place. It was a pleasure having you here and alot of fun chatting in the bar and hearing your stories. We hope to see you back again sometime in the near future :) All the best from the Hippocampus Team More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there for one of the Oktoberfest nights hosted by the owner and it was great fun. Very good music and the environment was lively. Because there are no party places on the Malapascua Island, this place offers good music with cheap booze and really good food. Owners are a Filipino woman and her Canadian boyfriend who would keep... More 

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Divyesh, was nice to meet you also! Thanks for the kind words about the place, we hope to see you back here again next time! Also happy that everyone can pronounce your name correctly here haha! Hippo Team More 

Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I had a beautiful week at Hippocampus. I stayed there cause I was diving with the shop that was at the resort. Room was basic but nice and clean. All the staffs were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good. Dogs were friendly. Bar was fun! I think i'm all sorted :)

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanda! Thanks for the kind words! It was fun to have you here as a guest and we are glad you enjoyed it! We hope to see you again :) Hippo Team More 

Quezon City, Philippines
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171 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This accommodation was part of the dive package we booked thru Devocean Divers. The rooms are quite spartan with basic amenities. We got twin shared AC rooms, ensuite, with a small balcony in front accessible to the dive shop which is convenient. Sleep quality is okay and showers are provided with basic toiletries and have heaters. Rooms are clean and... More 

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Heyo! I'm assuming this is Rico, can't quite tell from the hat on your face in your picture ;) Thanks for the shoutout and the kind words about the resort. You guys were a special group and we would love to have you back again! Hope all is well in Kingfisher... will try to get up there at some point!... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Hippocampus resort is at the cheaper end of the resorts on the beach…so you tend to get what you pay for. (Not always…you can pay…and not get!). It's not a five star resort...however, read on........ It is effectively co-located with Devocean dive centre…and that is very convenient if you are diving. The staff…all the staff…were very helpful and friendly. (I... More 

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello Nick - sorry we had you confused with the other large group from Malaysia! Sorry about the water pressure, etc., but as you already mentioned it is like that in almost all hotels here on the island... difficult to get the pressure up! As for the air-con, we regularly service, clean, and check up our air con units here,... More 

Cebu City, Philippines
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Stayed here last Summer 2016, the place was really nice and relaxing. Some staff were accommodating and most of them smile a lot, though there was one staff (assigned at the front desk) that snobs most Filipino costumers, she doesn't answer to all our queries well and only entertain foreigners. The room can accommodate up to 4 person because it... More 

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Thank Ar P
hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi there and thanks for staying with us at Hippocampus! We are glad you enjoyed the food and the staff (most of them!). Could you please email us and inform us normally which time of the day you had this bad experience? We can then determine who was on duty during this time and address the issue directly. However, we... More 

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We booked a trip to Malapascua Island and sadly there are only 3 stops in the island. This is one of them. Their staff (Jayson) made us feel real welcome, we ate at their restaurant and even considered extending out vacation if not for our kids classes and my work the next day. We will definitely come back and stay... More 

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you, Norman! We hope to see you back also! More 

Stafa, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We truly enjoyed our two week stay at Hippocampus located directly at the beach - thanks to the entire team! Some points we want to point out especially: 1) Nicely decorated and clean rooms. 2) Great, helpful and friendly staff who remembers your special wishes 3) The Philippine owner is fluent in German and leads her resort with German standards... More 

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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Vera, we want to thank you for such kind comments! We truly enjoyed your family here as well, you guys were very easy and friendly guests! We hope to welcome you back here sometime in the future. All the best, Lee and Cristy More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hippocampus Beach Resort is centrally located on the main beach of Malapascua Island, Bounty Beach. Totaling 18 rooms with three different categories, including basic fan standard room, superior air conditioning rooms, and deluxe beachfront air conditioned rooms. It has a beachfront bar and restaurant with beer garden, tables on the beach, and bean bags for sunset happy hour. In house scuba diving school, Devocean Divers, and in house Kitesurfing school, Malapascua Kitesurfing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hippocampus Beach Resort

Address: Daan Bantayan, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
Price Range: $54 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hippocampus Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Hippocampus Beach Hotel Malapascua Island
Hippocampus Beach Resort Malapascua Island, Cebu Island
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Malapascua Island
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Malapascua Island
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“Beach front rooms nice but near the bar/noise. Back of garden much quiter”
 of 5 bubbles newdiver2014, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay on rooms near the beach front, it really gives a good view in the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles 81arp, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms without A/C or hot water are a perfectly good option for a budget traveler”
 of 5 bubbles 461lindsaya, 9 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Probably the upper rooms facing the sea have a view”
 of 5 bubbles 384pietrob, 26 Dec 2015 | Read review
“For best view choose the beachfront A/C rooms. Fan rooms are cheaper, but at the back with limited views.”
 of 5 bubbles 522arshadk, 18 Dec 2015 | Read review
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