Room: We stayed in the Amuma spa area. The room was huge. The shower area, and bathroom were huge. We had a mini fridge in order to store drinks, and an in room safe. The TV had an abundance of channels. The furniture was very dated, circa 1970s, could definitely use a sprucing up. The shower and bath area features a rock floor, which looks great, but is not very functional and can hurt your feet if you’re not careful.
Staff: The staff is very friendly, always smiling, always saying hello.
Two incidents left a sour taste.
Firstly, I had a receptionist laugh when I told her I got sick on the food at the hotel. Not very professional. (The hotel did however pick up the cost of the doctor)
Secondly, One doorman was utterly useless when trying to get a taxi. He first suggested he couldn’t get one, so we should find one.
He then fetched one, but never took down the taxi info, like they are supposed to for complaints. Of course we had a problem with that taxi and were dumped off a kilometer away when he tried to change the price. Walked back to the hotel, told the doorman, he shrugged and walked away. Wound up getting someone else that was more helpful.
Food: I try to avoid the hotel restaurants, and this place further cemented my belief to stay away from them for good. Unfortunately, there is really nothing around the resort, so you are stuck eating at the resort or taking a taxi ride of about 20-30 minutes.
The food and drinks are grossly overpriced, about three times more than outside. With prices that high, you’d expect great food. Nope. It was awful, tasteless, and in my case gave me food poisoning, which put me out for three days.
Worst food ever.
Facilities / Beach: On the resort there is a spa, fitness room, three pools, and the beach.
Wifi can be found in three areas on the resort, sadly not in rooms.
The beach area was so-so. It is private so no vendors hawking goods. The beach could be maintained a little better, like cleaned up.
There are some amazing beaches in the Philippines, and this rated toward the lower end.
Location: This resort is really in the middle of nowhere. There are two restaurants within walking distance and that’s it. We felt trapped.
It’s about 40 minutes into Cebu City by taxi. Once you leave the gates of the resort you are accosted by vendors and street children.
If all you want to do is stay in the resort and never venture out then consider this place, otherwise look elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine the sweetness of doing nothing and the satisfaction of doing everything. It is an art you can discover and perfect at Bluewater Maribago, a lush 7-hectare tropical paradise of pure intimate pleasure. Here we put thought into every details of your stay, from the moment we greet you "Mabuhay" to the time we bid you "Farewell".Here, your options are countless: 158 well-appointed rooms, 110-meter beachfront of pristine sand, a private island, 3 lagoon-shaped swimming pools with waterfalls, children's playground, recreation and water sports center, full-service restaurants and bars and the pampering treatment of Amuma Spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maribago Bluewater Beach Hotel Lapu Lapu
- Hotel Maribago Bluewater Beach
- Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort
- Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort Cebu Island/Mactan Island