Vitton Beach Resort
Dancalan, Donsol, Philippines
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Very relaxing place May 23, 2011
Vitton Beach Resort was such a refreshing and relaxing place to be in after staying for one night at Casa Bianca Resort, which we found to be very depressing and gloomy.
The Vitton staff was accommodating enough to let us check in at 6:30 in the morning although the regular check in time is 12noon. We really needed to get out of Casa Bianca as soon as we can, so we are very thankful to Vitton staff for allowing us to check in early.
Price: At Casa Bianca we paid PhP2,000 for 4 pax, while at Vitton the rate was PhP2,200 for 4 pax. We didn’t mind paying the extra 200 pesos since Vitton Beach Resort had much nicer rooms, well-maintained garden (I enjoyed taking photos of the flowers all over the place), and a nice pool where we relaxed all afternoon after our whale shark watching.
Location: Vitton Beach Resort is a walking distance from the Tourist Center where visitors register and boats depart for whaleshark watching, so didn't have to pay extra fare for a tricycle ride.
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Convenient location however that's about it Mar 07, 2011
I was very disappointed with Vitton. Considering how great the location of this 'resort' is, you'd think they would capitalize on that and make an effort to lure in more business.
In terms of amenities, Vitton has a pool and a few dining options (though none of them good. Their food was atrocious. The breakfast I had was the typical Filipino fare - corned beef, garlic rice, and a fried egg. The egg was almost raw and the corned beef did not look anything like corned beef. The rice was undercooked to the point that some bites were crunchy.
The second edition to the resort is almost finished and though the rooms are an improvement, they still don't amount to much. Unless you are very lazy, I would recommend finding another place to stay.
Don't do it! Mar 04, 2010
I returned home absolutely incensed against this place. I'm still vigorously scratching the 150+ bites that I suffered the very first night there. Yes, the location is excellent. But there are many other convenient places to stay. The nightly rate was PhP2000, about $45US. Compared to other places in the Phils this was overpriced by 100% due to its location. The interiors were run-down. There was no toilet paper in the rooms. There was no servicing of the rooms provided. And they were full-up. They acted like they were doing me a fovor by letting me have a room. Don't stay there. Stay anywhere else. This place is just a cash cow for the owner.
Perfect Location to Stay for Butanding Interaction Mar 21, 2009
It has been written in a lot of reviews about vitton having the best location for the Whaleshark experience. I am just echoing that. I totally agree about the location, being next to the Butanding Interaction Office.
The beds, room and toilet are not that bad as well. Food is not that good enough, people there are courteous enough....
The firefly cruise are also readily available from this resort. For all the conveniences that this resort could offer, I would definitely reccommend this place if you want to visit Donsol for the Butanding and the Firefly.
Standard room 1,800 (2pax)
300 pesos extra pax (2 extra max)
200 extra mattress
3,500 - family room - 4 pax (with dinette)
all rooms have ac and hot shower
Viton Beach Resort
Dancalan - Donsol - Sorsogon - Philippines
Annie P. Buenaagua
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Not the official site but enough information is written about the resort: http://www.dutchpickle.com/philippines/bicol/vitton-beach-resort.html
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Vitton Beach Resort, Donsol Mar 30, 2007
When in Donsol, the most convenient place to stay would have to be the Vitton Resort, hands down. The opportunity to swim with whale sharks is what draws people to this locale and in order to do so, one is required to go through a 7am-ish registration process at the tourism office/whale shark interaction center.
Given that Vitton happens to be right next door to the tourism office allows more time for precious Zzz's and saves a bit of trouble finding transportation and getting there.
They have about a dozen rustic cottages which go for P1,500 ($40)/night and less if you opt for the non-air conditioned ones. The cottages come with 2 double beds accommodating 4 people though the rates are only good for 2. Extra charges will apply per additional person (P500/$12.5).
Bathroom quirk: by the shower you will find the back of the AC jutting out of the wall. Make sure to flush well and not leave any floaties at night so as to avoid any funky air-defreshening odors while you sleep.
The dining area is outdoors fronting the beach. It's relaxing during the day and provides a great view of the sunset in the evenings. Orders are taken in advance (pre-order your breakfast at dinner). There didn't seem to be any stand alone restaurants in town, so you're pretty much stuck here. As for the food, the menu is rather simple and limited - pork chops, fried chicken, spaghetti, etc. - not the best , but no complaints either.
For those not wanting to turn in early, you can partake in the only form of nightly entertainment - karaoke madness with the staff and other guests by the bar/snack/breakfast nook.
The staff is highly accommodating and will help you make arrangements for transfers to and from the airport and with almost anything you need.
Lastly, don't be fooled by the name. Vitton may be a beachfront resort, but it's not the kind of beach to laze around, get a tan and swim in. Not that it's filthy, but just stick to the whale interaction agenda and you'll be guaranteed memories you'll want to pass down to your great grandkids!
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