Ratings based on 74 Verified Reviews
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
by A verified traveler
Posted 08 3, 18 on Hotels
by A verified traveler from China
Posted 08 1, 18
We stayed in one of the family rooms for a week at Exotic. The place is right on the beach and what I loved about Exotic was the fact it was on the tail end of Bounty Beach so it’s much quieter. The staff were attentive and since my husband and I are plant based the breakfast was catered for our needs, they were very accommodating. The rooms were a good size and the TV worked well. The only thing we didn’t know was the showers are salt water. The rooms were cleaned each day with new towels, but the bathroom wasn’t cleaned that well and smelt of urine. There are sun lounges you can use for free with free beach towels upon request. There is NO pool at Exotic either, but the beach is literally on your doorstep. We came to Malapascua for scuba diving but one area they can improve on is the hospitality from the dive shop which they lacked. We didn’t have a good vibe and feel from the dive shop from the staff working there. They seemed bored and apparently there are two Caucasian guys who are the instructors and not once did they said hello to us. They didn’t sell the dive very well and just gave us the price list. That’s a shame really. We were going to be a family of 5 Divers! Exotic seems to be very popular stay with Chinese tourists from HK and mainland China and we found them very loud/smoking the whole time at the restaurant. The food at the restaurant is not bad either It’s a beautiful spot and an amazing beach with great dives if you are here for scuba diving.
by A verified traveler from Cebu
Posted 07 17, 18
This is a great 3 star resort. Its my favorite on the island and I've been there 3 times and love it. There's a new roof top bar called the One up bar which is a great addition and I heard they'll be building a swimming pool soon. However it's right in the beach for swinging in a hammock or swimming. The restaurant has a great selection of tasty dishes. The rooms are basic and clean. I don't dive but my diving friends say it's the best. The service in the restaurant is way too slow. The staff are lovely and if you walk up to the counter they'll gladly get you what you want. But it's table service and most of the time the staff stand around talking and not attending to their guests. Luckily there are some other great spots to eat. Amihan, Angelina's and Maldito are favorites. Wait staff aside, I'll be back there as soon as I can :)
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Hong Kong
Staff and service very nice, only the Wi-Fi speedPosted 07 5, 18
Dive shop staff take care all level diver, I really enjoy diving with them.
Comment from Hotel Management
07 12, 18 by CJ, Hotel Management
Hi Alex, Thanks for the great feedback, we really appreciate it. I'm, glad that you enjoyed our staff's company. It is our passion to give excellent quality of service to our guests. We do not only treat them as just "guests" but more likely a family to us. Thanks for the feedback regarding the WiFi issue, rest assured, I will raise this issue with our management so that we could be able to resolve it as soon as possible. Looking forward to see you dive with us again soon!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Beachfront hotel with well operating diving centerPosted 05 14, 18 on Orbitz
But a little far from Main Street, breakfast there is good, the diving cemetery is experienced
Comment from Hotel Management
06 20, 18 by CJ, Hotel Management
That is such a great way to start our day today! Thank you so much for such a wonderful review and for taking the time to write.
by A verified traveler
Awesome diving and resortPosted 04 13, 18 on Hotels
Best resort on the island!! Only negatives: slow wifi and slow service at the restaurant.
by A verified traveler from Taiwan
Too expensive for what you getPosted 03 18, 18
They put strong air fresheners in the room, and even the sheet and blanket had the strong smell of that, it was awful! Every time when we order food, it took them at least 30 minutes to deliver and 50% of the time you don't get what you ordered. We asked them for the room service and they forgot about it. The shower head is not movable, it's not convenient when you just want a shower without getting the hair wet. The room is big and has a nice TV, nice beach at the hotel, that was one thing very nice about this resort. But overall it's too pricy in terms of the service and facility.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Barrie
Relaxing 10 daysPosted 02 3, 18
The staff were amazing! Resort was quaint, peaceful and relaxing. Would have loved to dive but I caught a cold. Lazed by the beach on a daily basis on the comfy chairs. There was a great selection of meals at the restaurant. Will return again one day.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Cebu, Philippines
Rustic Beach front slice of Paradise.Posted 01 23, 18
Malapascua is my favorite small Island. There are no roads and no cars and you can take a sandy path from one side of the Island to the other in 20 mins. It’s a favorite for divers, not really for snorkeling. Some great Restaurants and bars. Most accom on the Island is 3 Star with no pool. The beach is soft white sand. Exotic Dive Resort is my pick for hotel.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Sydney, Aus
Great hotel on the beachPosted 12 23, 17 on Wotif
The hotel included a wide choice of breakfast options which you could eat on the sandy dining area with a view of the sea. The staff were always really lovely and happy, albeit a little slow to grab their attention. Our room was spotless and as we were on our honeymoon they went to the effort of putting flowers everywhere which was a lovely touch. Its a little further up the beach from all the other hotels but we found that nice.