Plantation Bay Resort And Spa

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Average rate: $171 - Hotel class: 5 stars
Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines

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Plantation Bay Resort And Spa Lapu-Lapu City Reviews

Bifrost Bifrost
2 reviews
Upscale resort, varied range of activities, great spa Jul 17, 2013
First of all, bear in mind I'm a Norwegian so almost everything is cheap compared to what I'm used to.

With that being said, I'm sure you can shell out a lot of $$ for a room at Plantation Bay, but I got the room rather cheap on a pay for 4, stay for 6 nights deal.

The tipping is not a problem here as you're not expected to tip - for me this is a relief as I'm not really used to tip back home,no pondering what is customary etc...

The pools were really family friendly, they have a game room, shooting range, jet ski rental, you can scuba and snorkel or just lounge, drink and eat

So, there's something for everyone.

There were several restaurants and as filipinos love to eat there is a lot of food whereever or whenever you'd decide to go there. In the evening they threw buffet dinners with entertainment and one night they even had a free for all pre-christmas party where all of the staff also were invited. So, yep, happy with the food as well.

As for the room, it was nice, clean, beds were comfy, bathroom was ok and it had a nice balcony with a poolside view. To be honest though, I don't really care too much about a hotel room as long as it's clean and doensn't have paper-thin walls. I was there to spend time outside, not being coped up in a room :)

So all in all, it's a good place to stay both for families, lovers and those who just want a piece of luxury to cap of their backpacking trip.
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janski janski
13 reviews
Weekend Getaway Jul 25, 2011
The best part of my time in Cebu were weekends. Mainly because the beaches are just nearer from the city compared to Manila and for resorts like this.

Plantation Bay is just around 45 minutes (or even less, depending where you live) away from the city. That time I used to live strategically, within the city limits, where everything I need is just by reach, but not too far when you want a getaway =)

Booked I think a day or a couple of days before going there and since it was during low season, it was pretty easy to get reservations. Another good perk with my work is that I get to have those discounts when I needed them ;-) For a room which was good for 4, we got it for around Php3,000 which rack rates were double the price! So value for money for us was pretty good!

When we got there, the place was just beautiful. I didn't expect I would like it because am a beach bum person and this place is more of the swimming pool place. They still got the beachfront but it's not as big as you would expect. One of the nice part is they made the place attractive for people like me, and conducive to just relax and be with friends or family. You get to choose different kinds of pool area. There are for the kids and there are for those who loves to drink - like us! A bar within the pool itself. Now, that's relaxing!

One of the nicest part was that outside our room was a pool, which ofcourse we used at night while drinking. Teehee!

There are also other things you can do aside from the pool, eating and drinking booze ;-) There's also a gym area, tennis court, water sports, island hopping and who would forget - spa!

Overall, not bad for a weekend getaway. We don't mind going back again. But then again, there are still alot of resorts you can check out in Cebu, tsk tsk =)
our room with cloudy wallpaper =)
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pete75 pete75
5 reviews
Oct 30, 2007
Plantation Bay is not bad value for money. Great place to take the kids. We payed USD168 per night. The extras bill was approx. USD150 per day (two pax).

The thing with this resort is that it is like being in Mongolia. You are miles away from anywhere. So if you think, getaway for the weekend and we just laze by the pool (which is huge), graze in the resorts restaurants, sleep in, etc. etc. you will be in luck. However, if you wish to explore Cebu, forget it. This place will drive you nuts. You will need a taxi to go anywhere and anyone who has been to Cebu will tell you that dealing with these guys is very difficult. Especially, when they pick you up from an expensive resort. They have flashes of riches before their very eyes. Not to mention the frustration of spending an hour in a car to get to downtown.

Back to the resort. In a snapshot, awesome pools, reasonable food (the Italian restaurant was wonderful), water slides, diving school, water sports and even an indoor shooting range for those willing to vent their 9 to 5 frustrations.
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Plantation Bay Resort And Spa Overview

Location.
Plantation Bay Resort and Spa is located on the beach in Lapu Lapu's Mactan Island neighborhood, close to Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan, Mactan Island Aquarium, and The Jungle Cultural Entertainment Center. Other points of interest are SM City Cebu and Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral.

Resort Features.
This Lapu Lapu resort has a private beach. In addition to 4 restaurants, Plantation Bay Resort and Spa offers a snack bar/deli and a coffee shop/cafe. A swim-up bar, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge are open for drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The resort serves Buffet breakfasts (surcharges apply). Recreational amenities include 4 outdoor swimming pools. Also located on site are a children's pool, an outdoor tennis court, a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. The property's full-service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and beauty services. This 4.5-star property has a 24-hour business center and offers a meeting/conference room, technology support staff, and audio-visual equipment. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Lapu Lapu property has event space consisting of a conference center, banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Complimentary shuttle services include a roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times and an area shuttle. Business services, wedding services, concierge services, and tour/ticket assistance are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a rooftop terrace, a concierge desk, and a children's club. The property has designated areas for smoking.

Guestrooms.
256 air-conditioned guestrooms at Plantation Bay Resort and Spa feature minibars and coffee/tea makers. Rooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Accommodations offer water views. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs. They also offer complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Wired high-speed and wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks and complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. High-definition televisions have premium cable channels. Rooms also include complimentary bottled water and safes. Guests may request a turndown service, in-room massages, and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is available daily.

Notifications and Fees:

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out. Buffet breakfast fee: PHP 950 per person (approximately)

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

Notifications and Fees:

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out. Buffet breakfast fee: PHP 950 per person (approximately)

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

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed. Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Plantation Bay Resort And Spa Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Housekeeping
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Security Guard
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • Private beach
  • Laundry service
  • Spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Beach (Direct Access)
  • Boating
  • Scuba Diving
  • Water Activities
  • Billiards
  • Golf (miniature)
  • Horse Riding
  • Playground
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis Courts (outdoor)
  • Kayaking
  • Beach Soccer and Volleyball
  • Computer
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone
  • Ticket Service
  • Ballroom
  • Function Rooms
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Salon
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam Room
  • Massage
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Beauty Salon
  • Body Treatments
  • Facial Treatments
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Towels
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Bath Menu
  • Jetted Tub
  • Spa/Jetted Tub
  • Child Pool
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Kids Club
  • Games Available
  • Supervised child care/activities
  • Live Music
  • Poolside Bar
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Shoe Shine
  • Free Parking

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