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Vista Mar Beach Resort & Country Club
Ranked #41 of 60 Lapu Lapu B&B and Inns
Reviewed 10 May 2011

It was a pleasant and generally fun experience. The food was amazing and was certainly worth the price. The beach has white sands had a great wide seaview, but unfortunately I spotted a few sea urchins lying around.
The people who served us there were friendly and hospitable.

  • Stayed: May 2011
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1  Thank TheRafster
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Reviewed 28 October 2010

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1. the view is fantastic
2. the pool is ok
NEGATIVE
1. the beach is not suitable for swimming sea urchins, sea grass
2. there are a lot of worms

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with friends
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2  Thank lyresh
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Reviewed 31 August 2010

I stayed in Vista Mar and discovered that they have a new hotel namely Sotto Grande Hotel. Ideal hotel perfect for honeymooners, family and friends.
Location: The place is right beside Shangrila , Mactan- the most expensive hotel in Cebu. So in terms of view , it has the best 180 degree sea view. SPECTACULAR!!!
Cleanliness: Since it is a fairly new hotel, the place is very well maintained. The hotel interior is very stylish, modern yet still cozy.
Service: Filipinos are generally hospitable but people from VistaMar are exceptionally nice. They greet you wherever you go and they try to attend the need of every customer. In terms of the place, It offers so many facilities. The resortt have basketball court, gym, tennis court, playground, infinity pool, badminton courts and the like. so this made me realize that its a perfect place for a family outing or even out of town/country trip with friends.
Sleep Quality: the place is spacious and very clean. They would even give you native delivacies everytime they clena our rooms, Very Bed and Breakfast feel.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled on business
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1  Thank mitz0210
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Reviewed 13 January 2010

One of the reasons, I consider Vista Mar Beach Resort and Country Club, a perfect honeymoon place... is the degree of privacy me and weber, my husband, enjoyed as a guests.

Unlike other Mactan resorts, our accommodations is very discreet because it is placed north side of the property. The property has only 14 villas. Therefore, yes, very limited guests. Now ,you can imagine, how we splurge ourselves in the swimming pools, they have 3 actually! And a beach area with very fine sand and clean. You can see small fishes swimming. During low tide, we have this experience picking- up shells together. On our next holiday, we will try island hopping. Locals informed us that it is just 15-minute boat ride across the Island. This island has a bird sanctuary. Birds migrating from Russia and China during winter season! That's what they said!!!! I can't wait to experience all of this! All rooms has perfect beach view. You can witness sun rises at your patio. Room accomodation is very excellent. Housekeeping maid was very helpful!

Food was also great. We never expected they serve spanish dishes too! Dishes were cooked fresh! Waiters and kitchen staff are very very accomodating. In fact, the resort chef offered to cook some European dishes, but, we opt to experience local dishes offered in the menu.

Talking about privacy and seclusion, we only experience this in Vista Mar. There were times that we desire.. we're the only two people in the world - it became true in this resort for an hour or two.

If complete privacy is your cup of tea, this resort will be your perfect romantic getaway!

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Bettlach
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Reviewed 13 January 2010

Vista Mar Beach Resort is really a nice place to go when you want to enjoy nature, food and family... I had a really great experience inthis resort... I would like to thank the staffs of Vista Mar, for your kindness we really appreciate it. You will sure see us all again this coming summer together with other relatives! to the chef of Vista Mar, thank you for the very delicious foods that you served us... I gained weight really... hahahahaha... keep up the good work... see you next time... before I forget if i'm not mistaken tahnk you also grace their housekeeping attendant for patiently attending our needs... two thumbs up!

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled with family
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2  Thank machoTimbukto
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Reviewed 13 January 2010

The resort is magnificent and we have never experienced such incredible service before. It was so lovely that it was hard to drag ourselves away from the resort. The food was great and the service was amazing. They have a very accommodating and friendly staff. They have 3 big swimming pools that would really complete your stay in this resort. Tv in the room doesnt have a good reception,but overall our stay was good.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled with family
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2  Thank stormWashington
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Reviewed 2 January 2010

We stayed there for 2 nights in December.
Hotel complex has nice sea view and is quiet. However it seemed deserted most of the time, less than a handful of guests were to be seen at a time.

Building is badly maintained, gardens and pool area unmaintained and dirty.

In the restaurant the food was disgusting and overpriced. We had to wait for 15 minutes for the menu.
Staff did not know their own menu and served wrong dishes. Half of the dishes on the menu were not available.
There are 3 swimming pools, but 2 of them are filthy and not open.
Beach is dirty and there is a horrible stench from sewage water adjacent.

TV in room was not working, aircon very loud, room cleaning service was poor.
Hotel has no facilities, no gym, no internet access, no activities.

Although there is a lot of staff, service is extremely poor.
When checking-out staff did not know how to settle bill by credit card.

Overall, dont go there.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled with family
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3  Thank HKStefan
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Additional Information about Vista Mar Beach Resort & Country Club

Address: Dap - dap Mactan, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Mactan Island > Lapu Lapu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Lapu Lapu
Price Range: £54 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Vista Mar Beach Resort & Country Club 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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Vista Mar Beach Resort And Country Club
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