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Dolphin House

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On the beach, white sand, scuba diving, snorkeling
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Dolphin House

Dolphin House

5.0 star property

3.9/5 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
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White-Beach, Moalboal, Cebu, 6032

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWhite Beach Moalboal1 min walk
  • Popular LocationNaomi's Bottle Museum10 min drive
  • Popular LocationPanagsama Beach38 min drive

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About this area

Moalboal

Dolphin House is located in Saavedra, a neighborhood in Moalboal, and is in a rural area and on the beach. Moalboal Pier and Ronda Wharf are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Moalboal Market and Gaisano Grand Mall Moalboal. Break out the clubs and hit the links with a golf course nearby, or seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • White Beach Moalboal - 1 min walk
  • Naomi's Bottle Museum - 10 min drive
  • Ronda Public Market - 14 min drive
  • Ronda Wharf - 15 min drive
  • Panagsama Beach - 38 min drive

Getting around

  • Mactan - Cebu Intl. Airport (CEB) - 95 min drive

About this property

Dolphin House

5-star luxury resort in the heart of Saavedra
At Dolphin House, you can look forward to a roundtrip airport shuttle, a terrace, and a garden. This resort is a great place to bask in the sun with a white sand beach, scuba diving, and kayaking. Treat yourself to a body treatment, a manicure/pedicure, or aromatherapy at the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy Asian cuisine at the onsite restaurant. Enjoy onsite activities like beach volleyball and snorkeling. In addition to laundry facilities and a bar, guests can connect to in-room WiFi (surcharge).
You'll also find perks like:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool, with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • An outdoor tennis court, an area shuttle, and an area shuttle
  • Concierge services, multilingual staff, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews say good things about the pool, helpful staff, and WiFi
Room features
All guestrooms at Dolphin House offer perks such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like safes and WiFi. Guests reviews say good things about the spacious rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Furnished balconies or patios, refrigerators, and coffee/tea makers

Languages

Afrikaans, Dutch, English, Filipino, French, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (PHP 120 per day)
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (PHP 120 per day)

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • NingNing

Things to do

  • Beach volleyball
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage - Thai

Accessibility

  • This property does not have elevators

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony or patio

More

  • Desk
  • In-room massage
  • Safe

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Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
There is no front desk at this property
The host will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from January 1 2022 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Shuttle services

Access methods

Host will greet you

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: PHP 120 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: PHP 120 per day (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: PHP 4750 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on December 24
A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on December 31
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Dolphin House Moalboal
Dolphin House Resort
Dolphin House Resort Moalboal
Dolphin Moalboal
Dolphin Resort Moalboal
Moalboal Dolphin House Resort
Dolphin House Hotel Moalboal
Dolphin House Moalboal, Cebu Island
Dolphin House Resort
Dolphin House Moalboal
Dolphin House Resort Moalboal

Frequently asked questions

Does Dolphin House have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Dolphin House?

As of Sep 28, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Dolphin House on Sep 29, 2022 start from P 4,636.08, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Dolphin House pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Dolphin House?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Dolphin House?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Dolphin House?

Check-out is at noon.

Does Dolphin House provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of PHP 4750 per vehicle applies.

Where is Dolphin House located?

Located in Saavedra, this beachfront resort is in a regional park, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from White Beach Moalboal, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Panagsama Beach and Moalboal Pier. Moalboal Market and Gaisano Grand Mall Moalboal are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Overall score and ratings

3.9

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 17 out of 38 reviews
5 - Excellent 45%
Rating 4 - Good. 10 out of 38 reviews
4 - Good 26%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 38 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 38 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 38 reviews
1 - Terrible 8%

4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.0/5

Eco-friendliness

4/5 Good

Sanhia, South Korea
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel is very well kept. It s a beautiful and peaceful place. The rooms are decorated with beautiful art pieces and are also very clean. I love the proximity to the beach. I found a little private spot to swim and enjoy the pristine waters. The food and service at the restaurant were wonderful, the waiters were very attentive, especially Jose, who was very kind and diligent. I love the gardens and the swimming pool. The hotel offers diving lessons, diving expeditions and rents the equipment. The staff at the hotel was very professional and friendly. The only thing I think needs to be improved is the wi-fi service. The wi-fi kept disconnecting and it was almost non-existent in the rooms. I had to go to the bar to get some wi-fi to take care of important personal and job-related issues. It was stressful at times, especially with the cancellations and changing flights due to the coronavirus. These days, travelers rely on wi-fi service in a hotel. Especially if it is promoted as a service the hotel provides. I stayed in the hotel for 10 days, the wi-fi service was very important for me. Other than that, the hotel is a wonderful place to relax, explore, and enjoy your vacations.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Eugene, Edmonton, Alberta
Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A lot of on-premise amenities (gym, spa, dive packages). Great snorkling path right to the reef. Restaurant was delicious. Staff was friendly and very attentive. Tour sites were relatively close from the property compared to staying in Cebu. Would definitely come back to do dive sites.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

1/5 Terrible

Verified traveler
Traveled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
STAY AWAY
The service here was abysmal. The owner is a grumpy old man that wanders around the facility nitpicking at guests. The staff (rightfully) apologised for his behaviour but after a dreadful afternoon we took our custom to Club Serena down the road
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 6 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was the first dedicated dive resort my partner and I have ever stayed at and we were delighted with everything. Dolphin House has been designed with everything in very close proximity - the rooms, the dive centre, the bar/restaurant, spa and fitness suite. Our room was very clean, spacious, had firm foam mattresses on the beds and really good storage space. The team at the dive centre were great to dive with and had a range of lovely dive sites to choose from. We made good use of the spa and had fantastic Philippine massages from experienced masseurs. And ... to top it all ... the food was “to die for”. The chef had a wide range of mouthwatering dishes to choose from each day and she really knows how to make the most awesome deserts ! I’ll miss them greatly ! We got chatting to lots of other guests and make new diving friends here. A tip for others considering Dolphin House ... the journey from Cebu airport is only c.60 miles but the roads are very busy and you have to cross the hills to the other side of the island. Our journey took 3.5 hours but, when planning our trip, we had contacted the Dolphin House team and they offered us their service to collect us from the airport and take us back at the end of our holiday. It was well worth the peace of mind. Make sure you allow 3-4 hours for your transfer to/from the airport and you’ll have enough time. Really noticeably, all the staff at Dolphin House were lovely, very helpful and friendly. We had a great
Stayed 7 nights in Oct 2019

3/5 Okay

Mark
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice at day, boring at night
Positives: Service is very friendly. Some even went out of their way to learn our names early on and use them throughout our stay. Everyone greets you and calls you sir/Madame, even the gardeners. Food is good and fresh, but a little slow at times. You do need to order in advance for dinner and there isn’t anywhere else to eat, but the menu is extensive and changes everyday. Local area is limited for things to do. There’s no beach directly outside the hotel (you have to travel a bit) but the snorkelling is good. There are more restaurants and bars about 25 minutes away on a tricycle. You can get trips to the waterfalls and island hopping/snorkelling but I’d recommend talking to tricycle drivers about this as they are cheaper than the hotel offers them. Negatives: Boredom at night... the WiFi is spotty throughout the resort except the bar. With no WiFi in the room, no cell coverage in the room no TV in the room and no entertainment outside, it made for some very boring nights. That being said, many of the excursions are early in the morning so you’ll probably end up having early nights. But if you do like to spend several hours each night watching TV or flicking through social media, then you might want to consider somewhere else. Personally, the time allowed me to catch up on my reading but my wife was pretty bored. This is the only reason I’ve given the hotel a lower rating.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019

3/5 Okay

Verified traveler
Traveled with group, Business traveler, Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
We like the snorkeling area the best, very convenient in front the hotel is the snorkeling area, so many fish and corals the best. The place is very relaxing. We just don’t like the CR no bidet and the food is delicious but expensive. The staff very friendly and accommodating.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

Julia
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
beautiful oasis on a great dive/snorkel reef
Dolphin House was a beautiful oasis on a gorgeous house reef. The resort has multiple areas set up for guests to sit, enjoy the views (whether of the water or the pool) and relax. The dive shop was well organized and professional. Your first dive will be a "welcome dive" on the house reef and after that you can extend to other local sites such as Pescador Island and the Sardine run. The house reef also makes for great snorkeling. Neighboring White Beach was a local hangout and not as inviting as I had anticipated, but between the house reef and the pool, there was not much need to venture out. There menu wasn't extensive, but there were always at least several appealing options. And the drinks were yummy. The wifi wasn't perfect, but worked ok. And the rooms had AC, which was a big plus for sleeping. We were very happy with our stay and would definitely recommend the Dolphin House to those staying in Moalboal. Do note that the hotel is opposed to the whale shark tours and will not help you make those arrangements. (I won't comment on that, but look it up for yourself).
Stayed 6 nights in May 2019

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Dolphin House
Very relaxing and quiet for an enjoyable stay!
Stayed 1 night in May 2019