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Kalmar, Kalmar Län, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was on the Island for a couple of days and eat on this place a couple of times. We didn't stay at the hotel. The food was really good. Our favorite was the Sizzling-plate, both with chicken and shrimps. It was magic.

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Thank Magnus G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I and my husband stayed for 4 days. the place itself is very awesome & the people are very friendly they serve good foods specially pizza my husband eat pizza for 3 consequtive night omg lol. They also have Padi open water dive course but sadly we wasn't able to continue the course because i cannot equalizer. So far, it...

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

Hi there and thanks for your stay! We are happy you stayed with us and enjoyed the pizzas... they definitely are tasty :) We hope to see you again next time and get your course finished up! Hippocampus Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only booked for four night but it ended up that we stayed for seven. The staff was super nice and helpful and the food was really good. Four out of seven night we eat at the hotel restaurant because we liked is so much. Recommend! Thank you had a lovely stay :)

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

Hey guys, thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the restaurant! We are glad you had a great experience with us and hope to see you again! Hippocampus Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Face down in the blue, You ll find the best place to chill out. Friendly ambiance and the visitors from All over the globe. You will find there diving school (very professional attitude towards young divers), good breakfasts and Nice rooms at reasonable prices. Thanks to All the staff for warm welcome and stay! C u guys. I Am definitely...

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

Pawel! Was great to meet you guys! Thanks for the kind words and we hope to see you back as well! See you next time. Cheers from me (Lee) and the Hippo Team!

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (party of 3) dived with Devocean and was conveniently arranged by the shop’s Admin to stay @Hippocampus where they share the same location – and is an excellent one!! When we strolled the stretch of Bounty Beach, undoubtedly Hippocampus stood out as the most vibrant atmosphere. They have live music on Saturday nights and placing the sand-bag cushions just...

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

Hey guys! Thanks for the kind words! We are happy you enjoyed your stay here and we hope to see you back for another max out chill out! As for the food, we are disappointed we let you down :( Good news is, we will soon be hiring a new chief cook to take the reins in the kitchen and...

El Nido Bacuit, Palawan, Philippines
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice stay but continuous crowing of cocks. Breakfast was nice and the resort is also nicely located on the beach front. Overall an average stay and far too expensive for the quality of accommodation provided.

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

Hi there, thanks for your stay at Hippocampus! To say that there is continuous crow of cocks is not exactly fair - in our location you can barely hear the roosters from the rooms. Not to mention, this island (and the Philippines) is full of roosters! Other hotels and resorts on the island have an entire rooster farm directly behind...

Agusan del Sur Province, Philippines
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

One of a handful of bars on the island however, I like my beer cold and this place satisfies my wish. The pizzas are 8-9/10. We were here for 4 nights and looked 3 times for a better bar/ restaurant but ended up coming here every night, (I like my beer, he he). Devocean dive shop is here also (they...

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

Hi there, thanks for your kind words! We hope to see you back next time! Hippo Team

Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands
Reviewed 27 November 2016 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...

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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

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 10 November 2016

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...

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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

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 31 October 2016

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...

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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

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • 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: €31 - €80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hippocampus Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Hippocampus Beach Hotel Malapascua 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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