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Malonzo Pension House
Ranked #1 of 21 Oslob B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Norway
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45 reviews
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“Great service and atmosphere”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Nice, homey, clean, reasonable - really a good place to stay while visiting Oslob. The owners are extremely nice, and they take care of organizing transport for whale shark watching, waterfalls and whatever else - they even walked us to the bus when we were leaving!
The garden is nice to hang out on during day, as there is not that much to do in Oslob.

I'd recommend getting dinner there as well, as food in Oslob is, in best case, slightly sketchy (at least not refrigerated).
Some reviewers recommend Caesars - I strongly disagree! When we went there the food just looked old and bad, and one of the plates had more ants than food on it. Stick to bakeries and fresh, cut fruit from the fruit market.

Oslob itself is kind of boring (except whalesharks and waterfall), but Malonzo's is a great place to hang out and relax!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

My family and i stayed with Rene and Eva for one night about three weeks ago. We had spoken with Eva on the phone that morning, but after a long Ceres bus ride we got there early evening. Rene greeted us at the gate and two minutes later we had a room and a cold San Miguel! Rene and Eva could not have been nicer. Before we went to bed Eva asked us what time we wanted our breakfast, we said 6:15, and it was on the table at 6:15.

Just fantastic service, when we are in Oslob again, we'll be staying with Rene and Eva.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The owner is the sweetest. Super helpful, lovely family, good value. Clean nice rooms and bathroom, worth the extra money, 15 min drive from whale shark site (which I dont really think was worth it but thats another story) Great breakfast.
Really nice vibe, great outdoor garden, loved this place.

ps. pension house on opposite side of street is noisy with karaoke, but didn't bother me too much.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

We stayed here 1 night so we could do the whale sharks in the morning. Very easy to find if you got their by bus. Just get off the bus at the market in town and ask anyone and they will direct you their. Short walk from bus stop. The family was so helpful in arranging a driver for us to see the whale sharks. The driver showed us where to go and what to do and stayed and waited for us to take us back. We were invited to share in a buffet dinner in honor of their sons birthday as well. Great food, awesome family! The room was spotless and we had no complaints at all. They have an area that is open with a fridge and goodies. You just take what you want and write it on the sheet with your room number on it and pay at check out. We were even escorted to the road when we left to make sure we got on the correct bus!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

We arrived close to midnight because our flight got delayed several times so it was just great to have the owners up and still waiting for us. They assisted us quickly into our rooms, which were relatively big, spacious and most importantly, cool and clean. Though the bathrooms were a bit small, I really appreciated the partition/shower curtain that kept the toilet/sink area dry. They offered services, but were not intrusive. They also had breakfast ready for us as soon as we got back from our whale shark encounter. It was a very pleasant stay. The only minus I can think of is that they do not have a beachfront, but since we were there only to sleep, this did not matter at all. Also, they should have an eating area. Although the garden was really nice, it was starting to get hot by the time we got back in the morning so we had to move the chairs as best as we could into the shade. I do imagine it to be pleasant in the afternoons, though. You get value for your money at Malonzo since the accommodations are great, and the owners and staff have a genuine desire to please their clients and to anticipate their needs. I think this is why people will keep coming back to Malonzo Pension House. My family and I certainly will.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Danville, California
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stopped in Oslob for one night to do the Whale Shark snorkel. Nice place, great value, and so friendly and helpful! They arranged a driver for the morning trip to the Whale Sharks and gave us advice on where to go in Oslob. Breakfast and dinner were very nice and relaxing in their little courtyard. Perfect stop with great hospitality.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Quezon City
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

I booked a room thru Agoda for our 3-day vacation at Oslob and wanted to reserve another room. Unfortunately, there weren't any rooms available so I contacted the owner of the pension house. Even though they were fully booked, they made smooth arrangements and was able to give us another room without compromising other guests' booking. I also love the hospitality the owner's family gave us. They were really friendly and made sure that it felt like home.

It may be a bit far from the beachfronts where the Whale Sharks are, but this house is accessible enough as it is located in the heart of the town. Thank you Ms. Eva for being a good host. We will surely be back. :)

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Malonzo Pension House
Address: San Jose Street, Oslob 6025, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Oslob
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Ranked #1 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Oslob
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Malonzo Pension House 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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