Papa Fred's Resort
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Papa Fred's Resort

Baywalk Sabang Beach Or. Mindoro Island, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203 Philippines
Stylish yet reasonably priced...the well-stocked mini-fridge seals the deal!!!
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4.5
#8 of 22 resorts in Puerto Galera
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
Situated on the east side of Sabang Beach/Puerto Galera, Papa Fred's Beach Resort offers quality beachfront accommodation in European standards with high quality fixtures and fittings and conveniences with all the modern tranquil environment with stunning views of beautiful Sabang Beach. All rooms with King/Queen size bed, hot/cold shower, air con/ceiling ventilator, mini bar, free Wifi, 40" LED TV with cable, room safe, etc......Room rates starts from 1.095 Php-2.400 Php (depends on season)
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Rooftop pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Boating
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Massage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Diving
Snorkelling
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Minibar
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Private balcony
Safe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, German

Location

Baywalk Sabang Beach Or. Mindoro Island, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203 Philippines
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 84 out of 100
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Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport
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dmantours123 wrote a review May 2023
Bend, Oregon10 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
arrived Sabang without any reservations, this penthouse was last available and good price, I had to book online with credit card. wifi was ok, couple of brown outs everyday in Sabang, not unusual, can't remember if they had a generator? air-conditioning was good, room was clean and had its own private deck and small bath/spa and sitting area,. there was a nice upper deck pool outside the fronts of these two roof top rooms, was really nice and worth the value price. it was not ADA accessible and I didn't see any disabled persons at this hotel while staying there. its in a good location, close to all services in Sabang and quiet at night. it has a restaurant, I didn't eat there, so won't comment, it was busy most nights while there. I would stay here again and recommend to others, staff was helpful and attentive. the area has many diving options and motorbike rentals if you like.
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: its in Sabang, Mindoro, easy to get to,you arrive through Balitero, Peurto Galera. goto Batangas...
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Kari wrote a review Dec 2018
Boston, Massachusetts652 contributions617 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Papa Fred's was a great choice for anyone looking for great, clean, basic accommodations. The staff were super friendly and helped me book a moped ride over to White Beach for the day.

My room was on the ground level and had a great little porch to relax on.

It was a super easy walk straight from the dock where the boat let me off. As a solo female traveler, I felt very safe and looked after at Papa Fred's.
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Date of stay: February 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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precious5566 wrote a review Jul 2015
Makati, Philippines4 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Situated on the east side of Sabang Beach in the front desk has been incredibly nice and was very helpful in advice on where to go the rooms is clean, flat scree on the wall, nice air con, nice potable fridge full with drinks and snacks, the bathroom looks very lovely big shower hot water and the bed is big and great, the pillows are very soft, the breakfast was better than what I expected with multiple choices of what you want for your side dish. It is very simple to find. Everything is there for a budgeted traveler needs and in the right amount, so that you don't feel like you are over consuming, or that you are left out. The balcony is beautiful and relieved to walk in, everywhere is quiet and peaceful, the i took a hot shower, eat some snacks from the fridge, turn on the flat screen, went through the channels and found a something i love to watch fall on the bed and grabbed one of the pillow, with the nice fresh air that is coming out form the air con, few minutes later, i fall asleep, woke up 8pm and walk straight to the restaurant where i have the most amazing dinner, the restaurant was total full, the stuffs are the best, the owner where lovely and kind, papa Fred is the most warm hearted man i have ever meet, and the dog rex is very cute. Kai and mike kai and mike owners of the resort are very welcoming, they will point you to the right direction. Since I left that place I have being planning and looking forward to my next visit, because I have missed their steak so much.
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Date of stay: April 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: The rooms on the South side are suites. if you are couples and looking for something very romantic.
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mldelrosa wrote a review Mar 2020
Pomona87 contributions69 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We had book 3 nights in an ocean view room for last January 2020. A few days before our scheduled arrival “Taal Volcano” Erupted. The warnings were at level 4. The transportation to Puerto Galera was not running(the ferry boats from the Batangas Port to Sabang Beach were not operating). There are no flights to that area. Our reservation was paid in full!!! We were forced to cancel the reservation since there was no transportation available at that time. I contacted the booking company who contacted the resort. The resort refused to refund my payment !!! Beware, don’t pay them before you stay because Mrs. Wheng will not refund your money for any reason. This was not our fault, but an act of nature. Totally unfair and I cannot recommend this resort to anyone!
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Date of stay: January 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Choose a different hotel or resort
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brian h wrote a review Apr 2018
5 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
very nice resort with very friendly staff, cozy rooms and affordable prices, I highly recommend this place, a must go when traveling to sabang (Puerto galera) and watching for a place to stay.. humble atmosphere with great owner
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Date of stay: March 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: all rooms are very nice..
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Penny C wrote a review Jul 2017
Bacoor, Philippines213 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Room was clean and staff are very friendly and helpful. We booked the room no:11 vip sea view.. with balcony and jacuzzi overlooking the beautiful sabang beach.
The location of the resort is just a footstep from the sabang port which is very convenient.
Overall 5 thumps up for this resort.
Many activities to do like
Coral garden (snorkeling) cost:200 pesos
Giant Clams (snorkeling) cost:200pesos
Fish feeding cost:200 pesos plus 10 pesos for the bread.
Underwater cave cost:200 pesos
Each activities cost 200 per person per activities..
We rented a boat for 1500 pesos good for 6-8 person this includes 3 destination of your choice.
For puerto galera guide with boat for all activites and island hoping and inland hoping around puerto
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Laura M wrote a review Nov 2018
Franklin, Kentucky278 contributions106 helpful votes
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
So let me preface this with perhaps my expectations of Puerto Galera and Papa Fred's both were just too high. The glossy pictures and video of a clean pool and hot tub and nice place on the beach front were deceiving to say the least but to arrive and find a barely existent island infrastructure, a very terrible odor of raw sewage every time I stepped outside was too much. The room, for what it was, was clean-ish. The air conditioning we paid extra for on the rooftop didn't work. The bed was a very hard mattress on a platform with only a sheet and it was stiff and smelled badly like it had been hung outside to dry. The water in the shower and sink smelled of sewage too. The pool was really a mosquito cesspool and the chairs were rotting rubber pads.
So, besides all of that there is the island itself. I will say from a distance it's gorgeous! The scenery is beautiful and the water is clear as you come in. But the sewage and trash are heavy and the people are desperately poor and will hound you every time you walk out. The restaurant at Papa Freds was dirty and the food was more expensive than a really nice clean modern restaurant in Manila.
There are girly bars literally everywhere and creepy men wandering around waiting for the right girl. There were sick and dying animals everywhere. There's just a dirty seedy vibe here.
We chose not to stay but one of the four nights we booked. We can't get our money back but that's ok... It was really that bad. There was no way we were going to dive... Just simply didn't trust the dive gear, the shops or anything about it.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from 435MikeG, Owner at Papa Fred's Resort
Responded 19 Nov 2018
Thank you for taking the time to share with us your opinion on your recent stay at Papa Fred's Beach Resort. We strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please be assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. But in review well how can I say. # The air con is included in the room price. You didn't paid extra! Air-con was working by the way. # You are the first which complain about our mattress since we open 4 years ago.Also nonsense! # The water do not smelled to sewage coz there we have our own deep well. No public water! # Yes its small pool but at least some pool for our customer and it will be cleaned every day! # According the Steakhouse kindly let me know what should be dirty? Also if you can't afford the food why you eat here? You see our prices in the menu. We stand for quality food in our restaurant. # etc... In my opinion you find many way for complaining which isn't truth by the way coz you feel not comfortable i guess. When you check out we ask you personal if everything was ok. You replied to us "ALL FINE" We wanna go Manila now. So if you have any complain (if there is one) why you never talk to us? The entire team is looking forward to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon again. Thanks again for staying with us.
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msanonymousmee wrote a review Apr 2018
Antipolo City, Philippines23 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I went here last April 2018. If you just want to stay in a quiet area in Puerto Galera, stay here. Since they're location is not in the white beach (crowded area). But if you want to visit white beach sometimes, this place is too far. You have to take a jeepney and tricycle. Travel time is around 40-50mins.

This place is in Sabang beach. Which is super near in the port going back to Batangas. :)

I hope someday they can offer breakfast for in house guests. :)
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Soren K wrote a review Dec 2017
120 contributions18 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This year we stayed at Papa Fred's.
Good choice.

Great rooftop rooms with stunning views .
Staff were very helpful throughout our stay.
Management, reception, maids and even the female security was exceptional.

We will be back next year, without a doubt.

Thanks to everyone at Papa Fred's

Phangan Albatross
Soren
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Date of stay: December 2017
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MonteBurns wrote a review Oct 2017
New York City, New York1,037 contribution208 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed there for about 9 days in July and were very happy with the room quality and the staff attentiveness. We did a bunch of stuff like snorkeling and rented scooters and dining. The restaurant also had a good selection to choose from and Fred is a pretty nice guy. Will stay there again should I return to PG
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from Mike E
Manila, Philippines105 contributions55 helpful votes
sorry for late answer. the pool is free of charge:-) thx
Escape633146 asked a question Mar 2018
Valencia City, Philippines4 contributions
How do i contact resort. Planning to stay this Holy Week.
Answer from Mike E
Manila, Philippines105 contributions55 helpful votes
Hi. sorry for late answer. please call my secretary Wheng under +63 (0) 915 147 7354. thank you
Answer from Mike E
Manila, Philippines105 contributions55 helpful votes
Thanks for inquiry. At the superior room there will be no space for an adult. Only the VIP Sea View can fit an additional person. It's 400 Peso extra per night. Thank you.
Penny C asked a question May 2017
Bacoor, Philippines213 contributions15 helpful votes
Is free breakfast included in the room package?
Answer from Mike E
Manila, Philippines105 contributions55 helpful votes
thank you for inquiry. sorry breakfast isn't included in the room price. but available for additional 225 Peso (filipino breakfast)
Answer from Mike E
Manila, Philippines105 contributions55 helpful votes
the resort have a 5 Mbps line and the restaurant a 10 Mbps line. i think that will be enough....;-))
dmantours123 wrote a tip May 2023
Bend, Oregon10 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"its in Sabang, Mindoro, easy to get to,you arrive through Balitero, Peurto Galera. goto Batangas Port for boat ride and ticket. "
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mldelrosa wrote a tip Mar 2020
Pomona87 contributions69 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a different hotel or resort"
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jennyworld18 wrote a tip Dec 2019
North Carolina92 contributions29 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"do not book the front beach if you want a more quiet room"
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James W wrote a tip Dec 2019
Makati, Philippines130 contributions140 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The people hung around outside all night long,,, no security to usher them elsewhere."
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brian h wrote a tip Apr 2018
5 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all rooms are very nice.."
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PRICE RANGE
£18 - £31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PhilippinesMindoroOriental Mindoro ProvincePuerto Galera
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Papa Fred's Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Papa Fred's Resort?
Nearby attractions include Club Erotica Bar and Disco (0.1 miles), Victory Sports Bar (0.1 miles), and Floating Bar (0.10 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Papa Fred's Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Papa Fred's Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Papa Fred's Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Papa Fred's Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jack Daniel Apartments Restaurant, Relax Restaurant, and Bella Napoli Pizzeria Ristorante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Papa Fred's Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a rooftop pool during their stay.
Does Papa Fred's Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Papa Fred's Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Papa Fred's Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Papa Fred's Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Papa Fred's Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Muelle Cross (1.6 miles).
Does Papa Fred's Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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