Ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.3 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
2.7 Room comfort
3.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Great place to learn to dive!Posted May 28, 2014 on Hotels.com
Pros Very friendly staff Superior scuba instruction Good value Good food Nice quiet beach location Great macro diving Beautiful weather Cons Some questionable SCUBA rental gear quality Spartan accommodations (The sister resort, Campbells, by the same owner, is cleaner/newer) Overall, this is a great place to learn to dive. The instructors are very helpful and the it is just as beautiful underwater as it is above. The location is a bit isolated - it's a long drive and boat ride from Manila. However, once you get there, you'll find it scenic and serene. It's located on a small beach with a couple of other resorts, isolated from the larger, more commercial, strip. It's a perfect place for a romantic getaway. If you don't have your own SCUBA equipment, make sure you wake up early in the morning to claim the newer gear. Some of the equipment is top notch, but the rest is on its last legs. The SCUBA team is in the process of buying new equipment. In terms of accommodations; they're sparse. It's a family run business with limited resources - don't expect luxury. However, if all you need is a comfortable bed, AC, running water, and a room safe, you're set. Wifi is available in the lobby/restaurant and is fast enough for checking emails, but not for much more than that. If you're curious about the diving, check out their blog. Tourists post photos from their dives so you can see exactly what they saw! The sights are impressive!
Recommendedby A verified traveler
A Dive, really....Posted Feb 10, 2014 on Hotels.com
We do not recommend this property, especially during Chinese New Year. The place is really budget, with little concern for anything other than divers. The staff are actually very helpful and got us to an adjacent property which was more quiet and civilized. This and the "better" wifi are the only advantageous of the place. Location is good for divers on a budget.
for Couplesby JM
Posted Dec 14, 2013 on Hotels.com
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Nov 14, 2013
for Couplesby Sergio from Los Angeles
Friendly staff.Posted Oct 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
The place is a 10-15 min walk on the beach from Sabang or hire a boat for a fee (say 200P). Take a ferry from Batangas(our case) to Sabang ( about an hour for 310P) and walk to the hotel.The hotel area is for scuba divers, the beach is not to play in the sand because it has a lot of coral pieces debris. But the water is nice and clear. The hotel also has a terrace where you can have a sunbath. Very friendly staff will help you to find your way around the town. Do not expect anything spectacular in the room, we had a room in the back with no window (I did not miss it since we had no sea view). The AC worked fine and so the fan. It had a fridge with soft drinks and beers. TV had plenty of channels (more than 10), and even the room had hot water (not usual for a hot place like The Philippines). I think the hotel is located in a quiet area where vendors do not appear often, so you can enjoy your stay. I recommend the hotel mostly for the friendly staff than anything else. It has just the basic, but I felt secure leaving my things while outdoors. They offer restaurant service from 7am to 10pm, so we always found something to eat.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from California
Helpful placePosted Apr 23, 2013 on Hotels.com
I enjoyed my stay at Scandi Divers. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful: Khaye, Rochelle, Mavi; and also Aimee in the kitchen. Katherine and Tintin in the office helped organize my comings and goings; and Arnaud set up an excursion for me. The food was great, rooms are basic, adequate, and good value for money. I very much recommend Scandi Divers and their nearby sister location: Campbell's!