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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location, cold beer and food are always ready, pizzas are excellent. Nice and clean room, not too big but you are on an island ;) Friendly and helpful staff, smile all the time. Strongly recommended.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice hotel, sadly it is roughly 30% overpriced. Pros: - Bar staff are very friendly, good drinks, brought cocktails to our room - Well darkened room allows for excellent undisturbed sleep - Good location if you want to dive Cons: - The hotel beach is awful, cluttered with boats, full of rocks and corals - They did...

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

Hello and thanks for your stay at Hippocampus. First of all, we would like to thank you for the positive comments about the drinks and the rooms. We would like to address your concerns about the beach… the beach is not cluttered with boats. Throughout the day as the boats unload and load passengers there are boats on the beach,...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though I didn't stay in the hotel the bar was probably my favourite bar on Malapascua! Nice vibe and atmosphere in the place and friendly staff. Are there twice and got the blue cheese burger and fish and chips. GF got the BBQ pork and all were delicious. Recommended.

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

Thanks for the great comments on the food! We are happy you enjoyed the bar... we know it's the best in Malapascua :) Until next time... Cheers!

China
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed there for 5 days on a diving trip and really enjoyed the place. Ppl are really friendly and they keep the place organized. The room is in good condition. On top of that, there's a restaurant and bar where you can hang out.

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

Hey Tia, it was nice meeting you! I hope you are more lucky with the weather whenever you decide to visit us again. ;-) Sunny greetings from Malapascua, Stefan

Kalmar, Kalmar Län, Sweden
Reviewed 11 January 2017 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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hipporesort, Manager at Hippocampus Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hey there! Thanks for the lovely comments on the food! We are currently improving our kitchen even more, so we hope you come back to try out our new menu! :) Thank you and see you soon in paradise!

Reviewed 8 January 2017 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 4 January 2017 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 3 January 2017 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 20 December 2016

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 18 December 2016

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...

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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: €30 - €81 (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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