I booked to stay for 4 nights. I read reviews on here in advance and dismissed some of the more negative ones. But actually they are all true. Even the booking process was a pavala. It took them 2 months to confirm my reservation after a deposit payment.
Upon arrival, the reception staff were rude. My room was ok. But the fan was broken and there was no mirror in the room or bathroom. (I had no idea what i looked like for 4 days!). The paper thin bamboo wall leads right onto the staff hanging-out room where the washing machines and bottle staking takes place. So from 6.30am every morning, you will be woken very loudly and unable to sleep again due to all the noise.
I had lunch at the restaurant and waited an hour for a sandwich, despite asking several times. When it came, it was literally that - 2 pieces of bread and a filling. And it was horrible. I wouldn't have minded if the price hadn't been so extortionate. Everything in the restaurant was ridiculous overpriced. Don't eat here. Go outside of the resort - loads of choice at less than a third of the price.
I went to the dive centre to book some diving for the next few days. The staff in there were arrogant and could not have been less interested in me. I was ignored and even then offered no information other than yes/no answers to my questions. So I went elsewhere and dived with a different dive centre who were far more friendly and also much cheaper. I'm a scuba diving instructor and have been around a bit. This was the worst customer greeting from a dive centre I've ever received.
On my last day, there was a rat in my room. It chewed through my bag and took dry noodles. The reception staff were nice about it and gave me a free upgrade to a new room. Free of rats.
To put this review into perspective, I am a budget traveller who has been travelling for 15months. And this was pretty much the worst overall place that I've stayed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seadive is the oldest continuously operated, family owned dive resort in Coron Palawan. We are located in the center of town, built over the sea with beautiful sunset views every night. We have 33 rooms that stay nearly fully booked year around. A restaurant that seats seventy and a full bar that seats 40. There are 6 dive boats of various sizes and two speed boats. 200 tanks 12 sets of twin sets, 40 complete sets of equipment, 3 Bauer compressors and the only re compression chamber in Palawan. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Busuanga Seadive Resort Coron, Philippines - Palawan Island