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“Another great break at Out of the Blue”

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Out of the Blue Resort
Ranked #1 of 54 Hotels in Puerto Galera
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 March 2014

We had another great family break here and again we had Villa 1 which has plenty of beds, bathrooms etc. The staff were really very good and we give them full marks again. On the negative side the wifi was very, very slow and we were told that the system was being improved. The hot water went off two or three times and was soon put back on - not a big complaint but it ought to be sorted out once and for all.

Room Tip: Villa 1 sleeps about 10 and had wonderful views from upper and lower balconies
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

Firstly, there is a construction work basically next door. It does affect some of the views and does make some noise during day time.

Secondly, come back to the resort. The hotel is managed and run by Australians so they know exactly what western people are looking for and needed. Everything here is well above the average you would expect in Sabang. Dishes are a lot larger, services is very good. We really liked the laundry service. 2 - 3 changes of clothings are very normal on a tropical holiday and this does come handy as every day we've got a full basket of laundries. Although we've been told that we've only god 1KG of free laundries daily, however, we never get charged for that.

The stardard of the room is well above an average room in Sabang. LCD, split air con, etc. However, please do not expect those internation 5 star resort quality to be found here. The price is also quite expansive, while the rest of the Sabang is charging normally $40 for a room with breakfast, you would expect to pay more than three times here. We've got 5 of us sharing the biggest villa for almost $400 a night and that's $80 per person per night.
If you're after value for money, then $40 a room might be the one to go. However, if you could afford a bit better and looking for a real holiday. Something like Out of the Blue could be the best resort in Puerto Galera.

The resort could basically arrange everything for you, from private van, boat, massage, eating in your room etc. We just enjoyed the two pools, the resturant and the massage so much.

The staff are also very helpful. They help carry your luggage without asking for tip, it's the way that makes you feel that it is really some services that you're getting.

Last tip, if you could get the villa 1, get it. It is definetly worth it.

Room Tip: Poolside Suite does not worth it, ocean view suite is cheaper and with better view and same size. Ge...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

All the good or even great reviews written about the "Out of Blue Resort" are basically not wrong, but as long as there is this extremely noisy construction work ongoing, this resort is not an option. The hammering and sawing, that starts at around 9.00 am and lasts until around 6.00 pm (including Saturday and partly Sunday) does not allow to enjoy some relaxing hours at the swimming pool.
Furthermore, the management does not consider reducing prices during this period. Even upon asking, no concession offered - you pay around 160 USD for the Poolside Suite which is currently unacceptable considering this circumstances.
The construction work might go on throughout March and April, so consider an alternative during those weeks.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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OOTB-Di, Owner at Out of the Blue Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2014

Out of the Blue is the number 1 resort in Puerto Galera and this is sustained by our attention to our guests, our facilities and the overall experience. On this occasion the management were not advised of the discomfort of the noise experienced by this guest until checkout and hence had no opportunity to rectify the guests experience to make their 5 day vacation more pleasurable.

It is correct that our neighbours are undergoing construction and there are noise implications, but it is something we are monitoring each day. This is the first complaint we have had about the noise and we have taken swift action to respond to this guest to apologize and compensate for his 'terrible' stay but Out of the Blue.

The staff and management at Out of the Blue work tirelessly to provide superior customer service and relaxing facilities for our guests. As always, we have taken this guests comments seriously and have taken extra measures to manage any potential discomforts for our guests. If you wish to enquire about your upcoming holiday, please contact the management to discuss further as we would be happy to talk with you personally.

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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Very warm and welcoming place, staff were attentive and the food was amazing!

Word of warning if you don't like the Thailand style party bars and all that entails avoid the island, there is little to be found in the way of seclusion or solace.

Thanks guys! great work!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Ongoncatron
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

My cousin & I stayed here for 2 nights, mid week, February. We wanted a bedroom each so had Villa #2, with 2 bedrooms and an ensuite each. It's one of the top/high villa's so there are lots of stairs for the great view but with 2 swimming pools there is 1 pool only steps away (that also has a great view). The included breakfast was yummy too. We asked Out of the Blue to organise a private banca boat to pick us up and return us to Batangas & also a jeepney for half the day to take us around to a few places on the island.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

Great position on the hill capturing a nice view of the harbor. Staff are fantastic and the restaurant is probably the best in Puerto Galera.

The studio apartment (5) isn't at the same standard as other rooms so choose carefully. In fairness it is much cheaper, it has little natural light and because of an adjoining door to the main villa, can be quite noisy.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Nick A
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Reviewed 6 February 2014 via mobile

Out of the blue staff are awesome especially Chaska and the rest of the Veranda restaurant team.
Thank you for making our stay easy and relaxing. The free laundry of the resort is one of the best.
God bless and more power to all..
See you again soon...

Stayed: February 2014
Thank Yna Z
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Additional Information about Out of the Blue Resort

Address: Small La Laguna Beach, Puerto Galera, Mindoro 5203, Philippines (Formerly Out of the Blue Luxury Resort)
Region: Philippines > Mindoro > Oriental Mindoro Province > Puerto Galera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Galera
#1 Luxury Hotel in Puerto Galera
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Puerto Galera
#2 Family Hotel in Puerto Galera
Price Range: £79 - £209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Out of the Blue Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Out of the Blue Resort overlooks Verde Strait, lovely Small La Laguna beach and the popular dive shops and other resorts lining the shore. The striking villas and suites, with their stunning views and soothing sea breezes, provide the perfect environment for a family vacation, romantic getaway or those seeking something out of the ordinary. After a day's diving or exploring by boat, relax in The Verandah - our great bar and restaurant. Alternatively, sip cocktails on your own spacious terrace or just relax poolside at either of our 2 swimming pools. Choose from 1, 2, 3 or 4 bedroom apartments or a private jacuzzi suite. ... more   less 
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Out Of The Blue Private Villas Hotel Puerto Galera

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