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Tacloban, Philippines
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Horrible experience! Rooms are so expensive. Room we stayed at was dirty. Halfway through the night, the power went out so we had to sleep in the most uncomfortable way since they had no generator. The food they serve is so expensive too! They didn't give us a discounted price as compensation for their horrible service. We had to transfer...

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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Thank you Karl and Cora (and the rest of the staff) for making our stay so nice and pleasant. The hotel is very nice and cozy with a nice garden and a amazing beach. We are so satisfied with the nice and clean room. I definitely recommend this Hotel for those people who love to stay  in a peacefully place....

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CrystalSand B, Public Relations Manager at Crystal Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments and we would like to have you here again. It was a great pleasure to have you guys here. Wish you all the best and see you soon again on our new resort on San Vicente. Regards Karl and Cora

Tacloban, Philippines
Reviewed 30 March 2016

From the other reviews I've read, I expected more from this place. The owners of the place were without a doubt very hospitable. They tried to provide us with whatever they could so we could be comfortable. That is also why was hesitant to write a bad review but the place. When we got to the hotel, we were given...

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CrystalSand B, Public Relations Manager at Crystal Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello , I,am very sorry if your stay was not what you excepted. The air condition could not be repaired of the reason of the Holy Week and no technicians was available. Taste of food are many in the world like persons. Some people like rice and its super other are happy with potato. We only have snorkeling,scuba diving and...

Namur, Belgium
Reviewed 10 August 2015

This is undoubtedly a nice resort because of the beautiful beach it is on. However it has seen better days: the buildings start to degrade and the rust, activated by the salty atmosphere is setting in. As we were visiting during the low season, only few dining options were available in the restaurant and the wine supply was exhausted after...

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CrystalSand B, Public Relations Manager at Crystal Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Sorry for late reply . I,am sorry for the electrical fault during your stay. We used generator 3 months continues of the reason of the electrical company's bad service. Next time you visiting us we are on our new resort on Sila Island what can full all your needs. Full speed internet ,24/7 electric,scuba diving,deep sea fishing etc. High class...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 June 2015

San Antonio Island has much of its shoreline covered in white sand beaches and looks attractive when approaching it. Crystal Sands Beach Resort is a small establishment of about 10 rooms run by efficient Swede Karl and his Filipina wife Cara. The resort is easy to reach from the bangka port: you can take a P10 tricycle or walk, as...

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1Thank Victorianlad
CrystalSand B, Public Relations Manager at Crystal Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your nice review and sorry it's took a long time but now we have good internet . It was a pleasure to meet a proffessional traveler like you. Sorry for the generator use. But electric was electrical company's fault. All are back again so its peace full time again. Next visit take your time and visit...

Paris, France
Reviewed 1 June 2015

i spent a faboulous week in that place ; karl and cora do all so that you feel good and they succeed; i had a nice bungalow with fan and wiew on the beautifull beach but you can also have one with aircon; the place is quiet to sleep what is hard to find in philippines, the food is really...

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CrystalSand B, Public Relations Manager at Crystal Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and the great moment we spent together. Next time we arrange a special surprise for you on the new resort. Cora said thank you for the compliments. Regards Karl and Cora

Rota, Mariana Islands
Reviewed 13 May 2015

If you want to go where not many have been this is the place. We only stayed a few days, unfortunately, but during that time we had a very good island experience. The owner/operators Karl and his wife Cora bent over backwards to accommodate us. Do not go expecting the Hyatt Hotel. Transportation is a little tricky, communications can be...

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CrystalSand B, Public Relations Manager at Crystal Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your respond . Next trip we do it even better for you and even more relaxing on our new resort. When you arrive there you do not like to leave. It's an amazing eco resort with all facilities. Regards from all in Crystal Karl and Cora

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 26 February 2015

This was my second visit to CSBR, this time my wife and I stayed for 4 nights instead of 2. No CSBR does not have a pool, it has a vacant beach. No it does not have a 2-star Michelin chef, it has Kora. No, it does not have Spa, but I did have my wife. My point is, you...

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CrystalSand B, Public Relations Manager at Crystal Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello Brian Always nice to have you in our resort. Nice to have a cold beer and a chat. Next trip we are on Sila Island. No pool there but nice corals and marine life. Eco resort. But good internet,24/7 electric and scuba diving. Looking forward to show you around. No stress there. Regards to your wife. Karl and Cora

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2015

a big thankyou to Karl and Cora for making our stay at Crystal Sands so pleasureable. the hosts made us very comfortable indeed...nothing was too much trouble. the menu was executed by Cora with true skills. we are planning our next trip as i write this review. a big hello to szeamus and i,ll take "one for the road" see...

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CrystalSand B, Manager at Crystal Sands Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us for second time. Its always a pleasure for us to have you and your wife here. Next visit you maybe like to stay some nights in our new resort on seven island and enjoy the marine life and nature. Keep in touch and see you again next year. Regards Karl and Cora

Guangzhou, China
Reviewed 9 November 2014

I spend about a week at Karl and Cora's place. Relaxed people with brains :-) The first thing i noticed was that Cora received all the guest at the beach when the boat was landing. This truly sets the standard for a warm welcome and people who knows their business. Some of the service boys were new and needed little...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Crystal Sand Beach Resort are an exclusive resort.located on the white beach on San Antonio Island northern Samar Philippines.Ecological declared 2008. Surrounded with corals and blue water.Deluxe rooms - Economical rooms.Private functions-Weddings-Dancing nights.Free wifi for hotel guests. Free snorkling equipment.Free mountain bike use.We arrange island hopping to Biri island- Seven island.The best available hotel in Northern Samar. Friendly and professional staff.Groups special prices.Special offers. Pick up from airport on request. Kindly regards Managing director Karl ... more   less 

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Address: pongdol | ward 3 pongdol, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Samar Island > Dalupuri - San Antonio Island
Price Range: RM88 - RM352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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