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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2014

I booked this hotel via booking.com for 1200 peso. I was a bit annoyed to then find out they also did double rooms for 800 and 900 peso. My room was very basic. One dim light which didn’t illuminate the luggage rack so you need a torch to look in your bag! I chose a room with fan not aircon....

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3Thank Manta-Manta-Diving
Cebu City, Philippines
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Budget-friendly, no frills service..a stone's throw away from the beach(not beachfront but still ok). Pool is ok. The staff are generally courteous and accommodating (which is expected, of course).Rooms are ok as well. I'm one happy camper!

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2Thank Otilegna T
Manila
Reviewed 30 November 2013

Before we arrived at Malapascua Island, me and my friend looked up for an affordable place to stay since we know that we'll be staying more outside (beach, island hopping, snorkeling) than inside a resort. And we found one. We took the backpackers room, which was really affordable (around 800 Php) - made out of nipa, a fan (which is...

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Thank Gerard N
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2013

After reading about the fantastic diving in Malapascua, my Dad and I decided to spontaneously go up there from Mactan Island. Unfortunately, we weren't going to be able to get to the resort until late at night and the transit boats from Cebu island and Malapascua island would not run. HOWEVER, after calling the Purple Snapper Resort and discussing the...

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Thank TedJones_44
Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights last August. This is not by the beach, you have to walk about 2-3 minutes to get to the beachfront. Overall had a pleasant time. Only complaint I can think of is that they had a lot of food unavailable on their menu when we were there. So some of us (myself included) decided to...

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Thank Alexandra L
Pasig, Philippines
Reviewed 22 August 2013

We went there on June 2, 2013. There were 4 of us in our group. the owner arranged our pickup from Maya port after a long road travel from Cebu City. Here are some of the outstanding things I observed when we arrived: 1.) The owners are very accommodating and welcoming but not intrusive (I really like that) 2.) It...

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Thank sherry g
Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

The room I got was for backpackers - P800/night. It was a cute nipa hut, had a wall fan, no t&b, big bed, just 1 window. I like the resort because its very "native" plus it has a swimming pool, billboards table (free use) and free brekky with unlimited coffee and juice! But what I didn't like about is that...

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Thank Binabanesa
Florida
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Nice little place with good service, especially the divemaster James. He was helpful and friendly. This shop was recommended by our resort owner who is not a diver. It is located away from the beach but they will pick up your gear and return it to you no problem. They also picked my son and I up in front of...

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Thank jga37
Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 10 June 2013

This place has great rooms at great prices. On our first visit we arrived at 9 am after a 5 hour bus ride and the owner checked us right in we didnt have to wait until 2 pm.The food is amazing they have home made bread for all other their meals. The free breakfast is also delicious. My husband and...

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Thank SparklesSparkles
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 7 May 2013

The owner is very helpful and friendly. When some guests showed up without a booking, he helped them find other accomodation before booking them in the next day! He made sure everyone is well taken care of. Though my booking was screwed up, he apologized and went striaght to finding me another place to stay for 1 night at the...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Purple Snapper Dive Resort is emerging as one of the best places to stay in Malapascua. Located 100 meters from Bounty Beach, Malapascua’s primary shore, Purple Snapper Dive Resort offers travelers a good taste of local life and culture while in close proximity to the beach. Being one of Philippines’ top diving destination the resort is a good choice for those hit by the diving bug. We are never too far from many of Malapascua’s dive operators better yet, check out our newly opened dive shop. Stay with us and only be a dive away from seeing Malapascua’s majestic attraction-the thresher sharks. Pick any of our 25 native style rooms and be treated with true Filipino hospitality. Mabuhi! Welcome to paradise! Wecome to Malapascua! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Purple Snapper Dive Resort

Address: Bounty Beach, 6013, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Malapascua Island
Price Range: €14 - €57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Purple Snapper Dive Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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“This dive shop has better prices than the resorts on the front beach and the burgers were excellent too.”
 of 5 bubbles DumagueteReview-com, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“fan rooms have the best value. Dive with them for free or extremely cheap room rates”
 of 5 bubbles kareezac, 5 May 2015 | Read review
“Aircon rooms are good value for money.”
 of 5 bubbles 392richardt, 1 May 2014 | Read review
“The best rooms are incredibly cheap so go for them!”
 of 5 bubbles TedJones_44, 25 Sep 2013 | Read review
“To save on costs try to get a fan room that gets decent shade.”
 of 5 bubbles Claramon, 8 Apr 2013 | Read review
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