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Chema's by the Sea

Resort strip | Samal Island, Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
21 Apr 2017
“Wonderful Service, Kind and attentive”
9 Jan 2017
“too secluded, very quiet and completely private”
Restaurant Hours
Philippine, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
Resort strip | Samal Island, Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

In order to get to the resort you must take a 10 minute boat ride from The Waterfront Insular Hotel. We have a daughter with multiple disabilities and the care and concern shown for us was just wonderful. From getting on the boat to helping...More

Thank Bill C
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...More

Thank undothem
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...More

Thank MediciBoy
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
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
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
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
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...More

3  Thank Tin_Manila
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...More

2  Thank Telai J
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....More

1  Thank tryanythingatall
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Philippine, Bar, Pub
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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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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