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Portulano Dive Resort

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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Whoever did the interior decorations did a great job at capturing the essence of island life. All the deck and lounge face the ocean giving you a great spot to laze around and watch the sunset. Very homey place. It was so homey that guests treat it like they're home and leave all their stuff just lying around, and their...

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Reviewed 2 March 2016

Top Deck room. The view made the daily climb up the stairs worth it. Staff were knowledgeable and helpful. Sharing dive experiences and exciting information of the area. Food was fantastic, made me realise that we dont need international buffets to keep our tummies happy. Worth the price. Great sites for Macro divers.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Very homely resort with great food and rooms. Love their lounge and hammocks! View of the sunset was great. Rooms are clean. Got the seaside topdeck room which is very cooling without AC. Hot water needs some titration, but is reliable. Resort has its regular guests that visit over the weekends, speaks alot about the resort. Near to great dive...

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1Thank alvin T
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Title says it all actually. Their website does not do justice to the place. They need more pictures, more descriptions, more testimonials... so that more people can find out what an amazing place this is! Overall an awesome experience for first time divers, and for more seasoned ones I'm sure. Shoutout to all the staff we encountered, from the boaters...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Portunalo feels completely separate from the real world, in the best way possible. It's incredibly isolated and only accessible by boat, which only adds to the ambiance of the cozy resort. I stayed in an ocean-facing room, which had a balcony just a few metres the sea. Despite visiting in the off season (myself and one other group were the...

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1Thank Kate F
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

We have been to the resort two times already and we love it! Great food and exceptional environment. The sunset in the water is just stunning. The staff and master divers are very friendly amd professional. The dive site are excellent for macro stuff. The food is also excellent. Just go!

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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Came here for my sons open water qualifying dives with a group of friends. We had excellent tuition and guidance from Arnel and his dive masters and boat boys, thoroughly recommend coming here. Resort is well run, v clean and tidy and the food is pretty good. Snacks from 2-5pm helped the hunger - and went well with the pool...

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Thank Dammerh
Cavite City, Philippines
Reviewed 16 December 2015

I visited Portulano with diver friends 3 years ago, though I didn't dive that visit, I just had my whole time R&R at the resort. They have a lot of public area where in you can really enjoy your time alone (see photos attached). At night time the dinner area will be a sort of meeting place where in divers...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We've dived in quite a few places in PH. I found the price/value for this resort to be much too high! But it is friendly and well-run. Rooms with a/c were priced the same as the 5 star hotels executive level rooms in Alabang or Makati that we stayed at... which also included food and free-flow alcohol in evenings. Yet...

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diveaddiction, Owner at Portulano Dive Resort, responded to this review

While we make every effort for guests to see what kind of resort we are so that expectations are not only met but exceeded, this review only shows me that it is all a matter of knowing what you want and appreciating the difference. A HOTEL in the city and a BOUTIQUE RESORT are 2 very different things. I disagree...

Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

There's is no tv but plenty of hang out area nicely decorated. There is no cabin, wardrobe in the room only shelves. There is no lavish buffet but enough selection and prepared in small quantity , refilled promptly from the semi open kitchen. If you are looking for a simple , down to earth , minimally furnished resort but with...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A boutique resort in the more quiet side of what is popularly known as Anilao, Batangas. Portulano Dive Resort provides snorkeling and scuba diving services to Anilao/Mabini, Bauan, Tingloy popular dive sites. Wake up to the gentle sound of the waves with rooms directly fronting the sea with a bedside view of the ocean. It's a great place for both divers, non-divers having lots of private space to lounge and relax. Design and architecture is inspired by mediterranean colors accented by local materials and artistry. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Portulano Dive Resort

Address: San Pablo | Anilao, Batangas, Bauan, Luzon 4201, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Luzon > Calabarzon Region > Batangas Province > Bauan
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Portulano Dive Hotel Bauan
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“The aircon rooms are right next to the sea and it can be very noisy, if its windy. I would assume rooms up higher are more quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Krisser68, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you love fresh air, rooms on the top floor are beautiful and side rooms have side windows . All rooms have beautiful verandas”
 of 5 bubbles 880elsae, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Read site to locate parking/meeting boat area. All rooms are good. Steps everywhere and inescapable.”
 of 5 bubbles teresacQ2137RK, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The fan was adequate to keep us comfortable throughout our stay in February. A/c might not be an important consideration.”
 of 5 bubbles SlySoh, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Had Hillside room. Stunning view and out the way.. perfect.”
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 of 5 bubbles Enjoy_Beach_Life, 27 Nov 2015 | Read review
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