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Crimson Resort and Spa, Mactan
Ranked #4 of 30 Hotels in Lapu Lapu
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“Best for romantic getaway”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Nice place. Spend the extra $$ and get a villa with plunge pool. Small resort, small beach, excellent spa! Would go again with wife. Everything is pretty much centered around the pool and the service is very efficient.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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GMCrimsonMactan, General Manager at Crimson Resort and Spa, Mactan, responded to this review, 10 March 2014
We are grateful that you have chosen to stay in our resort and pleased that you have taken the time to share your experience.

You have been kind to suggest our villa which has its own plunge pool. Your excellent comments about your stay will no doubt inspire my team to continually strive to delight everyone who comes to visit.

Thank you for your lovely feedback and we look forward to welcoming you and your wife back soon.

Sincerely,


James
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Our family has tried a couple of places on Mactan, usually the Shangri-la or Plantation Bay (both fine hotels in their own way, BTW), but this time we decided to go for a hotel that we didn't know and that, frankly, nobody among our friends seemed to have heard of either. With the kids off at school overseas, it was more a couples holiday this time than a family getaway.

Choosing the Crimson was a brilliant idea. The common areas are in many ways similar to those of other well maintained hotels, but the concept of cottages spread along footpaths across the grounds sets it aside from other hotels and reminded us a lot of the best of Bali. Quite beautiful. And so many flowering bushes.

Our room was immaculate, though maybe a little dark and a pinch on the small size. A TV in the bathroom viewed from the bathtub! How's that for decadence?

We ate and drank most of the time at the Azure Pool Bar, which served a good range of cuisines (local, Asian and international), all served by staff who were as gracious and smiling as we know Filipinos to be. On our second night we were already being treated like regulars.

We were there midweek, and occupancy rates seemed low -- which, happily, made for instant service and lots of personal attention (and no trailing around in the sun looking for vacant sun beds!). Talk about being mollycoddled!

Here's something worth knowing. If you use the spa (so nice!, which is set a little outside the hotel grounds, you have the use of all its facilities, including a very nice swimming pool, with sun beds, etc. They will even have food served there if you want to make a day of it.

Crimson is relatively new and the area approaching the hotel is not yet developed and visually a little too close to wasteland for comfort, but once you are through the gates, everything changes,

Crimson is more or less in the same price range as the Shangri-la, so it's not cheap. But we found it excellent value for money if you're looking for a top-of-the-range experience.

Happy? You bet. We will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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GMCrimsonMactan, General Manager at Crimson Resort and Spa, Mactan, responded to this review, 10 March 2014
Thank you for your spectacular review of the resort.

I am glad that you took a chance on a resort you were not familiar with. Furthermore, I am delighted that you thought it was a brilliant idea and were happy with your stay with us.

You wonderfully highlighted some of what our resort is proud to offer. From our immaculate rooms, decadent bathroom to our gracious and smiling team members.

I am grateful that you have suggested our spa and you were gracious enough to provide a detailed description of how you spent your time there which was definitely worth knowing.

Again, thank you for your heartwarming feedback and we look forward to welcoming you and your wife back to our resort soon.

Sincerely,


James
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Great located hotel with outstanding customer service and facilities. There is nothing this hotel does not provide, great beach front with water sports equipment, friendly staff through out the hotel plus security is provided all around the resort. I loved the bed style loungers by the Azure bar by the water front where u could chill out all day under the palm trees and sun shades drinking cocktails listening to chilled out tunes.
Rooms were well equipped and beds lovely and comfy with great bathroom facilities and walk in shower and large bath. TV had a very large selection of channels to suit everyone. Restaurant was fantastic with breakfast buffet serving everything and everything!!!! A la carte menu very good as well. Gym well equipped also with free fruit on offer by the drinks fridge and a personal trainer available to offer training tips if requested.
Check in and check out was sleek with a late checkout available when we requested it.. If your looking for somewhere to relax and just sit back to recharge or if you want to do a bit of both with getting out on the jet skis or sea kayaks also then this is the place for you, I'll be returning for sure.....

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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GMCrimsonMactan, General Manager at Crimson Resort and Spa, Mactan, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Dear Simonmac37,

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience while staying at Crimson Resort and Spa. We sincerely value your comments in our continuous effort to provide friendly and efficient service.

Once again, thank you for your feedback and we hope to welcome you again to our resort in the not too distant future.

Sincerely,

Kristofer Quadros
Resident Manager
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

We just came back from our holiday in Cebu and we stayed here at Crimson. I would like to thank everyone in the resort. Also, I would like to thank Chef Stuart and team for the wonderful and delicious food served during our stay. We will recommend this to our friends. Food is superb!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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GMCrimsonMactan, General Manager at Crimson Resort and Spa, Mactan, responded to this review, 2 March 2014
Dear LlubluSoleil,

Thank you for taking the time out to write down this review. My team and I are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we were able to craft a memorable experience. I showed Chef Stuart your review and he was excited at the mention.

Thank and see you back when your travels bring you back to Cebu.

Best wishes,
James
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

This resort is somewhere you go if you want to just be at a resort. It is an enclosed compound. You have access to different restaurants, bars, the beach and water activities all right outside your room. The resort is not near anything else though so walking around town is a cab ride away. I went for a girls retreat and it was perfect for that. Drinks poolside, massages, and snorkeling off the beach. We took advantage of all there free activities the resort offers on a daily basis. Starting our morning off with yoga, then a sailing clinic, an extreme abs class, water zumba/games, face painting, and some other fun choices. The stay would have been perfect if it had not been for the food poisoning all three of us got on our last night. We all had the same symptoms and the plane ride home was NOT pleasant!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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3 Thank Chedrey1910
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GMCrimsonMactan, Manager at Crimson Resort and Spa, Mactan, responded to this review, 2 March 2014
Dear Chedrey1910,

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience while staying at Crimson Resort and Spa. We sincerely value your comments in our continuous effort to provide friendly and efficient service.

My team and I are glad to see that you had a memorable girls time out. The Executive Chef and I are going to look into what was consumed by all 3 of you at the resort. We usually get a lot of reports of food poisoning after guests have been "Island Hopping" and having consumed food there as well as the local free standing restaurants that recommended by tour guides. On the same note, we would like to assure you that we do take food and food safety extremely seriously.

Once again, thank you for your feedback and we hope to welcome you again to our resort in the not too distant future.

Sincerely,


JAMES MONTENEGRO
Area General Manager
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Cebu City, Philippines
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

Great getaway from the hustle and bustle in Mactan. Nestled in a canopy, a glass of frozen strawberry daiquiri made our short break fantabulous. Big thanks to your staff (esp. Juvert) for being so accommodating. My sister and I spent the afternoon relaxing, staring at the calm seas. We left just as the sun bids farewell.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Thank DaphneMarie
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GMCrimsonMactan, Manager at Crimson Resort and Spa, Mactan, responded to this review, 2 March 2014
Dear DaphneMarie,

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience while staying at Crimson Resort and Spa. We sincerely value your comments in our continuous effort to provide friendly and efficient service.

I have passed on your compliments to Juvert and he was excited to be acknowledged.

Once again, thank you for your feedback and we hope to welcome you again to our resort in the not too distant future.

Sincerely,


JAMES MONTENEGRO
Area General Manager
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Nummela, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Arrived from airport with resort van. Was not previously reserved but service was good, extra charge. Hotel area was large, good swimming pools. Beach narrow but ok. No shop where to buy beer. Only from restaurant. Not a cheap resort but it's only money. And worth it.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Thank Ari K
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GMCrimsonMactan, General Manager at Crimson Resort and Spa, Mactan, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your recent experience.

My team and I are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our resort. We are especially glad that you thought that our service is good.

Again, thank you for your positive comments and we hope to welcome you back to our resort in the not too distant future.

Sincerely,


James
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Property: Crimson Resort and Spa, Mactan
Address: Seascapes Resort Town | Mactan Island, Lapu Lapu 6015, Philippines
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Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Mactan Island > Lapu Lapu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#3 Luxury Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#4 Spa Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#4 Family Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#4 Business Hotel in Lapu Lapu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Crimson Resort and Spa, Mactan 5*
Number of rooms: 290
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Synonymous with luxury and personalized service, Crimson Resort and Spa is the new destination and resort to experience. Nestled in one of the country's most prestigious tourist destinations, this exclusive piece of paradise is just 15 minutes away from the Mactan International Airport. ... more   less 
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