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Chema's by the Sea

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Philippine
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Resort strip | Samal Island, Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines
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Baguio City
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

it was a good place I think, the staff were very attentive. The thing is, you'll feel so alone, you can't bring in food nor drinks, whatever you want to consume, you buy it from them but their choices are very limited. you can't even drink coffee beside the sea. It is chema's by the sea alright, you just can't... More 

Thank undothem
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The most relaxing trip I had especially with the full support of the Chema's Staff, I can never ask for anything else. With the flick of a little bell you can get service and ask for anything you need that is within their menu. You can even ask for your meals to be set up anywhere within their property especially... More 

Thank Benjie O
Davao City
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113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Food (Filipino style!) average. The main problem: it takes time to be severed by not well trained staff. Not to be recommended.

Thank KlausDORING
Level Contributor
55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Surprisingly, the food is good for the price points. They have a wide variety of Filipino dishes. Service can take a bit long especially if you sit as a big group. But overall, restaurant experience is satisfactory.

Thank shaofalcis
East Pattaya
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Nice comfy place, great staff.The owner will buy you a beer and cares very much about the service and environment in his resort.

Thank jon m
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Booked a 1 night stay in one of their cabanas. We have experienced multiple passive insults from their staff drags our experience A to Z!! My partner and I were looking for a decent place to sit and relax on our 7 days vacation in Davao before I flew back overseas. I brought along my siblings (we're early and mid... More 

3 Thank Ceejay A
Syracuse, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

This place was totally disgusting and filthy. Best advice is to go down the beach and stay at Paradise Resort right next door.

2 Thank trustingod
Manila, Philippines
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120 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Went here for a day tour only. From our hotel in Abreeza we rode a taxi to Waterfront Insular where we found the jetty/ boat to Chema's. Taxi ride was about 20mins due to traffic and less than Php150. We weren't really sure if we went to the right jetty because the pirata bar area looked abandoned from afar. But... More 

3 Thank Tin_Manila
Davao City, Philippines
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

the nearest escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life. it's only a 10-minute boat ride from Waterfront harbor. it's a bit expensive though - entrance, cottage / table, and food. don't bother bringing food and drinks because you have to pay for the corkage. but it's a full-service resort so you can basically get everything you need... More 

2 Thank Telai J
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

Really good value for money, great rooms with decent beds, fantastic balcony with day-bed and dining table where you can have dinner served to your room. Small beach, but kept really clean. Good quality bed linen. Lots of towels provided. Really good, reasonably priced food. Shaded, sea water swimming pool which is oh so pleasant. All in all a very... More 

1 Thank tryanythingatall

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Philippine
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  • Address: Resort strip | Samal Island, Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mindanao  >  Davao del Sur Province  >  Davao City

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?