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Villa Del Mar Ivory Beach Resort
Ranked #23 of 34 Pagudpud B&B and Inns
Canberra, Australia
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Dirty and expensive”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed one night only. If you are looking for a very average place to stay than this is it. The room we stayed in was big but aircon in only one room with very dirty kitchen and bathroom area. The beds are old with insects. No view. Were told at checkin they could provide a hot water kettle only to find latter they could not. They boiled water in a very dirty boiler. Good 20 years ago but not today.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
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Luzon, Philippines
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

I went there to attend a seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation. By the time I arrived there, no one among the hotel crew and staff helped me carry my loads. I asked for my room. One of the staff led me to the room, but he didn't even bother get my bag and carry it. It was a total disappointment when I saw the room. No locker, no table, no slippers, not even a soap was provided! The crews and staff were not accommodating. They don't even know how to smile and greet their visitors. The CR was terrible. They do not clean the room regularly. Definitely, this resort is not worth recommending.

Room Tip: Resort and hotels nearby are better.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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2 Thank Rico P
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

Check in was late because another set of guests were still eating at 1230--check out time was 12nn. We were promised we will be able to use the room at 12 though.

Front door was rusty and stuck,you could break your back trying to close or open it walls could use A LOT of paint. Toilet was DISGUSTING! They couldn't even provide a new doormat. Fridge was heavily stained and rusty inside out. Bed was old, room has this horrible smell I could throw up!! And yeah, COCKROACHES!!

On top of this all,we paid 4500 for the room which was really expensive considering the horrible conditions we were forced to sleep in.

SAVE YOURSELF AND DO NOT GO HERE!

  • Stayed March 2014
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5 Thank VhelandChristian
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

This place is a nightmare and it ruined our stay in Pagudpud. Overall, looks like there are not many places to stay close to the beach, but this place is not a good pick.

Staff is the most unfriendly on the planet. There are maybe 15 people working there, and only 1 was acceptable. They are lazy like monkeys, to do a checkout it takes 30 minutes.

we asked for a room, and they gave us the worst room they had (which seems to be a philippino thing). Hot shower was not working, and if you pay 4000 peso in off peak season, i want that the shower works. Even more if your girlfriend is sick with sore troath.

I asked the staff 5 times to fix it, and what they did was to come, stay 5 minutes in trying to fix it, and leave. 2 times they told me that was working, while it did not. (to be accurate, the hot water works for 5 seconds, and then it does not any more).

the toilette did not flush at all, i asked the staff to fix it, and they did it (took 2 hours for the staff to come and fix). they they left the tools they used to fix it, in our shower. DISGUSTING.

when the staff hangs out in the morning (7 - 8 am) they like to do it in front of your room.
when the staff hangs out in the night (after midnight) they like to do it in front of your room, and leave waste on the beach!!

there are no glasses in the windows, just some wood and paper, japaneese stiyle. nice if outside temp is 30 degrees at night, but in february in the night it goes below 20 degrees, and not very nice if your girlfriend is sick

Ah, forgot to mention: included in the price you have workers building an house just 5 miters far from your window, so forget to sleep working days after 8 (including saturday).

enjoy youyr stay

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank r0undtravel
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Baguio, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

My girlfriend's family and i stayed overnight after travelling for 9 hours from Baguio to Pagudpud.

The adults slept in the van and the kids slept in the room. Everything is terrible! From the room,

the bathroom, the pool, the restaurant and the staff... I won't recommend this place to anyone

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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3 Thank Ghenson
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Pangasinan, Philippines
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2013

not recommending this resort! the rooms are filthy, the pavilion is filthy, the foods are TOO EXPENSIVE, room service 1 (rate 1-10, 1 is the lowest, 10 is the highest), the crew are TOO BOSSY and SNOB, the water system is worst!

Room Tip: the rooms are filthy and not worth it for a stay.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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3 Thank AceRosario
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Philippines
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222 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

My family stayed overnight in Villa del Mar after travelling for 10 hours from Manila to Pagudpud. Since we made no reservations, we were given one small cottage with one Queen size bed, the rest slept on futon beds on the floor. Toilet was clogged and the aircon so noisy. Not well cleaned. The beach is the only nice thing here. Even the breakfast was so so...after eating the beef tapa, my tooth ached!!!
I do not recommend.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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3 Thank saint28daisy
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Additional Information about Villa Del Mar Ivory Beach Resort

Property: Villa Del Mar Ivory Beach Resort
Address: Barangay Saud, Pagudpud, Luzon, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Luzon > Ilocos Region > Ilocos Norte Province > Pagudpud
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Ranked #23 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Pagudpud
Number of rooms: 30

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