We are a family of seven who had stayed a week at another resort on Bantayan island. We extended our stay by 1 night and booked into The Coral Blue as our previous resort was booked out.
The Coral Blue had their 2 bedroom villa available for the night, however this only slept 4 and so we were charged extra for 3 additional beds in that room, with the owner, Josef, requesting a large deposit on booking.
We checked in late at 6pm (normal check in 2pm) and Josef voiced his disappointment about this. The staff failed to inform us on booking that they were having their Christmas Party that night and so the restaurant was unavailable for dinner.
Inside the room there were no additional beds and the showers did not work, no pressure or hot water. We informed Josef who reported the staff were having their party and so were unavailable to attend, and he had no interest in assisting us himself.
The additional beds were delivered after a considerable amount of time. They were not beds at all but couch cushions put together, with no extra pillows or towels provided. The rooms were not particularly clean, with a former guests' shower gel left in out shower and an old, musty, in-operational bar fridge. The tv and wifi did not work and the rooms are open to the night air, inviting mosquitoes into your bed.
It was often hard to find staff willing to assist and we often felt as though we were inconveniencing them, even though we were the paying guests.
This resort is unique in that it offers a 'traditional' style of oriental bamboo villas, however, what is also unique is the lack of value for money and the lack of genuine, friendly staff which can be found at other resorts on Bantayan Island. We will not be staying here again, nor would we recommend it.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TripOnline SA, Agoda, Hotels.com, Expedia, Ebookers, HotelsClick, Travel Book Philippines, Inc. and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your The Coral Blue Oriental Beach Villas & Suites reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- The Coral Blue Oriental Beach Villas & Suites Bantayan Island, Philippines - Cebu Island