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Cebu White Sands at Maribago Beach
Ranked #12 of 41 Hotels in Mactan Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
“Nice stay spolied by crazy internet policy”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

I would have scored this resort highly but for 2 highly frustrating drawbacks. I otherwise enjoyed my stay here and thought the resort scored well on service and facilities. They have 2 great pools.

There is no in-room internet facility available. This is quite ridiculous for such a resort, many much cheaper places have free wi-fi in Philippines. So I was forced to go into the open-air restaurant to connect every day and do my 'work'. This is highly inconvenient, unneccsary and resulted in me being sorely bitten by the bad plague of mosquitoes that they have there - my ankles, elbows and underarms were swollen and painful afterwards.

The food on offer was poor too. Hardly any vegetarian options or even any healthy dining options on the menu. The only cooked breakfast food on offer was fried meat and eggs, no soya milks. They need to wake up to guests being more discerning in what they consume these days.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2013

the resort is so peaceful and relaxing love the foods !the breakfast buffet is super delicious and dinner menu too!!the waiters are ''a liitle not so friendly to us'' (i dont know but not all)the receptionist are beautiful and always smiling.the room attendants are friendly'' the room is super nice and clean but the noise bothered me (motorcycle) .the only thing that I didnt like is the beach its not clean its poor very disappointing beach.the pool is ordinary but i love it!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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BENDIGO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

A small resort hotel in Cebu.
The beach is very small hardly any white sands?
The rooms are pretty ordinary.
Good breakfast on offer
The staff very friendly,room attendants male.
Two good size pools.
Not very safe to leave resort of a night
Can be noisy

Room Tip: upstairs rooms ,near the beauty spa
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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1 Thank geoffrey b
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

We spend 3 days and it was so great..the breakfast buffet is my fave. The people is extra caring too. the only thing that I didnt like is the spa it was overly expensive.

The pool near our room is awesome too! The room service is fast and we loved the pizza, at night there is a dinner buffet at reasonanle price with folk dancers who will entertain you.

We roam around the area to look for a convemient store but theres only one its a korean store which is a no no because its so expensive.

On our last day we ask the hotel if they can look for an airport service good thing they have and it was great that itnis FREE!

Overall, we had fun!

Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Iloilo City, Philippines
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Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

This was part of our Cebu experience, We spent one night here with the kids and had a good time. The breakfast was superb. The room that we stayed in was at the courtyard. It was big enough but a bit old but i guess that was their theme.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Quezon City, Philippines
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Not too far from the city. One is greeted by friendly and courteous staff ready to serve and offer assistance. The food is good at reasonable prices. The late afternoon breeze is perfect for relaxing by the pool. Zzzzz.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Cebu City, Philippines
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

We were given a room at the property end of the resort. I could see the outside house. Thus whenever they would start their motorcycle, the noise bothered me. I loved the size of the room and the vintage theme and the bathroom too, huge. But I could hear outside noises, being on that side of the hotel. I think there were running rats on the ceiling that kept me awake. Maybe in other parts/rooms of the hotel, noise wouldn't be much of a problem. But over-all what made it worthwhile was the very accommodating and friendly staff. I couldn't help but forget some room inconveniences if only for the nice attitude of the staff. They really made us feel at home, esp the chef who was at the egg station for breakfast. Variety of choices on the buffet table too. For room services, it was fast and the food was right for the prices. Location, the resort is near the road where transportation is not a problem. There were ocean activities which one could join, just inquire from the resort what suits you. Clean and safe surrounding.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Leilanie_12
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Property: Cebu White Sands at Maribago Beach
Address: Maribago Beach, 6015, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Mactan Island
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in Mactan Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cebu White Sands at Maribago Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 209
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