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Kota Beach Resort
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Bantayan Island
Reviewed 29 October 2012

A beachfront resort. We stayed in a nipa-hut room which looks so nice outside but inside, so ordinary. Bathroom doorknob was broken. Airconditioner is fine.

Their food is just okay. The staff is not that friendly and they would not even smile. I would definitely try other resorts when we go back to Cebu.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Thank rozanne b
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

The Room we got was the Amihan. It is a very basic room but very big. It had 2 Queen Sized Beds with a Mattress which felt like it has not been changed for years. The area surrounding the room lacked maintenance. The resort looked like it had seen better days.

The beach front though is a plus, their food here is cheap and delicious.

Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
2  Thank KingRegis
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

We were supposed to go to Coron (Busuanga), but the route got cancelled. The airline offered a full refund, then came a new seat sale to Cebu - let's go!
We were looking into the usual Maribago area - quite pricey and we wanted to be at the off-the-beaten path places.
Moalboal was suggested as it was popular among local Cebuanos.
Malapascua was also considered, but we opted for Bantayan Island.
We chose Kota Beach as it was recommended by a friend.
It was great to be on beach front cottages. The resort has a wide shore line with fine white sand.
We got a room with a double plus 1 single bed. We paid P1,700/night.
The food was terrible. It's better to eat at the nearby market where restaurants abound.
The good about Bantayan is it gives you a good feel of nature, afterwhich you can also get the taste of the city of Cebu after.

Room Tip: Get the beach front rooms for easy access to the beach.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank roadtrip092
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

We stayed in Kota Beach Resort during the holy week and we were very fortunate enough to get rooms despite the peak season. I've been a regular of this resort since the '90s. Coming every now and then. This time, its been awhile since I got back and during this visit I was disappointed to what's happening to the resort. Here are my thoughts.

Pros:
1. Best Beach Front in Banayan
2. Affordable rates and big rooms (but offset by the cons)
3. Walking distance to the restaurants
4. You can have canned goods cooked and the marmalade on the toast tasted really good.

Cons:
1. Cockroaches in the room and outside (really really a deal breaker here. I hope they weren't crawling on our beds)
2. Whenever we used the faucet, it smells like the sewage. We had to use the shower to brush our teeth and all. Smelled awful.
3. The cottages are really old. They look the same as they were in the '90s.

The Cons were really bad that it really offset-ed the Pros of this resort. I hope they can improve their facilities since they really have a good beach front that they can capitalize. Such a waste.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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13  Thank ram_dlsu
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

the place and the beach front is really their asset..dont expect a lot from the rooms because its just normal. just enjoy nature at its best..furing

  • Stayed: March 2012
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2  Thank gemUPS
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

Totally agree w/ the others who said don't be fooled by their picturesque depiction of Kota's resort. Their Amihan room is the worst ever! looks old & suffocating, no interior decor, it's like a four-walled prison cell, old dresser, aircon is like centuries old, we were welcomed by old, dilapidated & dirty sofa & chairs at their filthy veranda...

Accdg to their multiply account they have wi-fi, right??? Well guess what...it's busted!

Twas like a nightmare for me & my hubby that we stayed for less than 3 hours only!... Otherwise Kota would have totally ruined our Sta Fe experience! We decided to look for BETTER resorts w/ BETTER accommodations & Coral Blue Oriental (formerly Bamboo) was our saving grace! it's far far far better than Kota! To even compare the two resorts seems unfitting coz Coral's standards are way beyond Kota.

We checked out from Kota despite the fact that we won't be able to get a refund anymore. We could live w/ that rather than get stuck in their rotten resort. Yes their rates are cheap but their accommodation is not worth a cent.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Brenda R
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

Stayed with family and friend who loved it as we all did
Friendly staff great beach and reasoable prices
We will be back

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Alan T
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Additional Information about Kota Beach Resort

Address: F Roska Street, Sante Fe, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Bantayan Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Bantayan Island
Price Range: £12 - £38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kota Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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Kota Beach Hotel Bantayan Island
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