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“Friendly people+Reasonable rate” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marlin's Beach Resort

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Marlin's Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Bantayan Island
Certificate of Excellence
Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Friendly people+Reasonable rate”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2011

+ The beach is cleaned daily (from seaweeds washed by the tides during tides)
+ Staff are friendly (esp. Gerry)
+ Near the Market
+ Very Nice, Clean beach (kid friendly)
+ Room is big enough for a family of 5 :)
+ free pickup to/from the port
+ good food
nothing really to complain about since we went there to relax and swim and we had exactly just that :)

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank akosi_diego
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2011

Went here 3rd of January. The place is nice and beach awesome! Though the bathroom has a funny smell (maybe from previous occupants), the room is very spacious and clean. I love staying by the beach with the view. The staff are very friendly.

Because of my nice experience at Marlin's, Bantayan is my favorite beach!!! =)

Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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1 Thank highway_rainbow
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Kyoto, Japan
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2011

We needed to stay in a hotel that had hot water and wanted to be near the beach, and Marlin's offered both. Our room was up to western standards in addition to being nicely furnished. It even had an ocean view right off the balcony. The beach looked beautiful. Marlin's is apparently German-owned and our room came with some cute gummy candies from Germany. The room had some minor imperfections but nothing worth noting. The laundry service was my only complaint because my clothes came back damp. The hotel's transportation was more expensive than average, but they had a nice newer vehicle so it was worth the additional cost. The front desk was closed at night, but there was a security guard on duty. We ended up leaving and having to go to the hospital, and the hotel staff were very helpful throughout our ordeal.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank BeachDoll
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2010

Even though I called them two times in advance they couldn't manage to pick us up at the port of Santa Fe. Our deluxe beachfront room in marlins was nice furnished, unfortunately the bathroom was totally calcified and the aircon was loud as hell. The next morning we changed the room and at least we received a more convenient aircon. Although we were disappointed about the room we were looking forward to drink a nice cocktail at the bar. After waiting over half an hour they served us our ordered cocktails without an excuse for the long waiting time. We were the only customers at this time and even for the Philippines it's way too long. In summary the room wasn't worth its price. You can get so much more for 3500p and I hope the staff (except for the room maid and the guards) learn to properly accommodate their customers.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank haesli
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Westbay
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159 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2010

A nice family hotel very close to beach and resturants! Choose beachfrontroom!
Dinner and breakfast is much better on The Blue Viking 200 meters walk.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank livsnjutningardotse
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Nice, France
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2010

My family and I stayed in Marlin beach resort 1 year ago over new years in 2008.
I would say this resort is barely average but maybe it has changed since then.

The resort itself is ugly. Its a concrete construction with no charm and no effort to integrate in the environment.
The beach is beautiful but there is a stone wall for protection during high tide.
The rooms are very spacious but basic and not very well maintained.
The restaurant is on the second floor of the main "building". It is a big room making us feel like in a cafeteria. The quality of the food is basic.
The good thing about this place is the cheap rates, and the location. We also liked the small bar right on the beach.

We had a good time though on Bantayan island. There are nice restaurants in Santa Fe and the beach is very pretty.

  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Barn_Math
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bacolod city, philippines
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2010

there were three of us, and we fitted nicely in the spacious room. the beach is to die for. the food in the resort is a bit steep so we would go out to the market area - just walking distance away - where we could eat chicken inasal at very affordable prices or buy noodles or bread. right inside the resort is a resto that offers to cook your market-bought ingredients - pretty much like the sutokil in cebu. we thought we could save this way, but turns out the cooking fees were very expensive, and we spent more for it than for our ingredients.

Stayed April 2007, travelled with friends
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2 Thank violetvodka
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Property: Marlin's Beach Resort
Address: F. Roska Street | Talisay, Santa Fe, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Bantayan Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Bantayan Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Marlin's Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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