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Buena Vida Resort & Spa

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Certificate of Excellence
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Buena Vida Resort and Spa opened in February 2015 and is under Swiss/Philippine management. We offer 12 beautiful rooms with huge and lovely designed living terraces which are integrated in a beautiful Tropical garden - located at the second row of the beach. Our guests can use all beach chairs and sun beds from our second resort Ocean Vida Beach and Dive resort which is located right on the beach a 3-5 min walk away from Buena Vida. Also Sea Explorers dive shop is connected and dives can be booked in advanced with discounted rates. As a in house guests you can enjoy every day one free Yoga class and use our gym free of charge. Every Guest staying in Buena Vida Resort and Spa receive a complimentary 30 minutes Thai Foot Massage. We hope to welcome you one day in Buena Vida.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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lad to have chosen to stay at Buena Vida. I made a last minute booking just a few days prior and had emailed to request for honeymoon decos. When we arrived, apparently they didnt get to see the email and they gladly adhered to my request for early check in and honeymoon room
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The service is outstanding! The staff is friendly, professional and helps whereever possible to comfort their guests. When our backpack broke, the friendly reception manager even brought it to a sewer in town after her shift (!)and fixed it - for free! The rooms are comfortable
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Experience was very good. Breakfast was good and healthy. Resort and spa service was very good. Since resort is not beach front the road Access needs to be cleaned up since it can be smelly of drainage at times. Definitely will be back.
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Response from FabienneandSven, Manager at Buena Vida Resort & Spa
Responded 4 Dec 2018
Hello Eric V., thank you very much for leaving your review and your rate. Apologies for the access to the beach. Even it is a public walkway, we have our staff taking care for it several times a week. Happy to read you will be coming back to visit us again! All the best, Greetings from Buena Vida Family!
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Thanks to all of the Buena Vida Family! We had a wonderful and very relaxing stay! The beautiful rooms located in this peaceful garden are most comfortable and have spacefull and chilly terasses or balconies! Don’t miss the spa treatments, massages, yoga and great diving!
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Response from FabienneandSven, Manager at Buena Vida Resort & Spa
Responded 14 Sep 2018
Hello Nadia M. Thank you very much for your warming feedback and staying with us. Was a big pleasure for us hosting you. Hopefully we see you again! Greetings from Malapascua, Buena Vida Family
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Positives of the resort are: Friendly staff Ambience Yoga and gym Negatives: Kitchen staff serving me meat knowing I am vegan No turn down service Staff not understanding English properly and disorganised with booking logistics Wifi in the evenings (not too concerned
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Response from FabienneandSven, Manager at Buena Vida Resort & Spa
Responded 11 Oct 2018
Dear Ellie, we are sorry that you were not satisfied with your stay, because of your personal issue you are carrying around with you. We tried our best, even prepared for you special food, changed your room and followed up constantly. After you wrote the review, we asked you for more clear statement, but you were not able to tell us. We wish you a happy life.
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Dear RLeong, It will depend if you would like to have a private transfer or use the public transportation: Private: The resort can arrange a driver picking you up at the airport, depending your arrival time it will take about 3.5 to 4 hours by car from the Airport Cebu to Maya Port. There a banka boat also organized for you will be waiting and crossing to Malapascua within about 30 Minutes. Public: You can use a taxi, bringing you to Maya Pier and there take a public boat (they usually run only until around 2pm after you have to rent a private boat but also these only run during daylight) You can also take a taxi from the airport to the North Bus terminal and take a Ceres Bus till Maya Pier and from there take a boat. Most of the guest use the private arranged transfer as it is faster and no waiting time for the boats to leave the pier. Should you wish the resort to arrange your transfer just send them an email with your arrival details and they will take care of it. Hope the information will help. Wish you in advance a great time in Malapascua and Buena Vida Resort.
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any rooms available for tommorow for 2 2nights
How far is your hotel from the airport?
Hi Thank you for your interest to stay with us. It is depends where you will arrive around 10 minutes there its motorbike transfer or you just call us and our staff will pick you up and help with the luggage. Our number are ++63 9152830258 We hope to welcome you soon in Buena Vida Resort and Spa. Best regards Fabienne
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"I don't think you can make a bad choice with any of the rooms."
"Try to choose the 1st floor rooms where can have better view of the beach and streets"
"Avoid 9 with its leaky drain!"
"Great SPA, massage, and free yoga sessions!"
"take a higher floor room more quiet."
US$58 - US$111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PhilippinesVisayasCebu IslandMalapascua Island
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